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This resto has been a long time in the making. I purchased the bike in July 2009 so I think I best try and have it finished by July 2012. Here's a few pics to show a bit of the journey along the way;

 

The History

I bought one new in 1980 when I was 15. It didn't get a lot of use. Did a couple of races in 1981 in N/E Victoria including the first Yarrawonga night mx event. Sold it a year later and that was the last dirt bike I would ever have until I was 43. 

Racing

I didn't have any pics of my old racing days until I saw this one of a few posted up on the ozvmx forum in 2012. 1981 Myrtleford VIC. Power to the forum I say!

(#46, 5th from the left, yellow open face helmet, red top)

 

 

 

The Inspiration

I couldn't stop going back to look at the pics of this beauty on OZVMX and in VMX mag (thanks Darren) and decided I just had to have one again.

 

 

I already had a white one BITD, so why not build a US version like John's nice resto. John, thanks for the inspiration, great website and tips. Check out his site http://projectyz.jfn3.com/

 

 

The Project Bike

 

Found this one on ebay.

 

 

And home she comes.

 

 

Can I ride it yet Dad?

 

 

The suspension donor. 

 

 

Lets get started; 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next job is the engine

 

 

April 2012-Engine now together. Next step is to install it into the frame and tidy up the engine covers etc.

 

 

 

May 2012- Snuck in a bit of shed time. Dropped the engine in and sorted out the rear wheel and brakes.

 

  

 

July 2012 - Slow going, better get a wriggle on. New carb and pipe. The pipe & silencer still needs a bit of tweaking to fit properly.

 

 

 

A bit more done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2012 - Couple of quick pics. Nearly there, just a few odds & ends to tidy up and finish off;

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

All Done Yahoo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And she roars!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt3n8oTLYY8&feature=plcp

 

 

 

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Comment by Woody on August 30, 2012 at 9:01pm

YAY Dad, you've finished your awsome bike! Great job!

love Michael:):)

Comment by Graeme M on July 16, 2012 at 11:26pm

Gee it really is looking good. You would be very pleased with how it's turning out huh? Now remember, it should be stored in the lounge and only ridden in fine weather on dry tracks, OK?

Comment by Woody on July 15, 2012 at 8:30pm
A couple of more pics posted.
Comment by Woody on July 8, 2012 at 11:37pm

Getting there, slowly.

Comment by kim baker on May 20, 2012 at 4:32pm

i hope you feel better soon broken ribs really suck,hows the cr is it broken

Comment by David Savage on May 20, 2012 at 11:38am

Excellent. I love seeing the photos of the resto in progress and reading the stories behind them. Half the fun I reckon.

Comment by Woody on May 16, 2012 at 10:59pm

Hi Kim, thanks for the comments. YZ John has some good tips on his resto that you'll find on the link above.

I was hoping to get stuck in and finish it off but I've been laid up with broken ribs after crashing my CR 3 weeks ago. Hope to get back into it soon. 

Comment by kim baker on May 16, 2012 at 10:19am

now i want to pull mine apart and spray it,iv tried some wet and dry with cuting compound but its not enough,i want to ride it before i consider doing it it takes so long,youv done an excellent job i hope my yz will look that good one day cheers kim

Comment by Woody on April 14, 2012 at 11:16pm

Engine now together. Next step is to install it into the frame and tidy up the engine covers etc.

 

Comment by craig richards on April 10, 2012 at 4:37pm

good choice, I have 4 125g's including the one in the vmx mag. cheers craig.

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