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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;
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.
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)
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!