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Offline wiledog_X

Yamaha Legends
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:28:12 pm »
i unearthed this old book on Yamaha's development - really awesome.   :drif:  here are some scans of some of their legendary bikes....

pics in sequence:
1958 YA1-125
1966 DT-1
1970 RT1-B
1972 RT360
1973 DTA
1973 SC500
1973 YZ250
1975 YZ125
1976 IT400
1977 TT500
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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 12:31:36 pm »
some more....

1977 YZ250
1980 IT175
1984 IT490
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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 01:22:44 pm »
Very nice, thanks for sharing.   :thumleft:

I had a TT500,  :drif:, still miss it. 
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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 04:49:52 pm »
Thanks for this info, Yamahas were there for everyone.
 

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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 06:11:35 pm »
Die eerste pic lyk soos 2SD.  :dontknow:
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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 06:18:56 pm »
I raced a TT500 in '81 through '83 and enjoyed it plenty.  This was after I took it on a long coastal trip of about 3500 km in late 1980 to clear my head a bit after klaaring out.  The pic in my avatar was the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana 1981. (the older I get the better I was hehehehe). It was a dog to pick up out of that sand after about the 5th time but being young and recently out the army, I managed.  I fitted IT490 forks and a Marzzochi (sp) backend and had a few other mods done to it by Arthur Drake (ex- Rhodesian).

Awesome bike in those days and really had a lot of fun on it.
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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 08:28:46 pm »
Die eerste pic lyk soos 2SD.  :dontknow:

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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 08:35:34 am »
I raced a TT500 in '81 through '83 and enjoyed it plenty.  This was after I took it on a long coastal trip of about 3500 km in late 1980 to clear my head a bit after klaaring out.  The pic in my avatar was the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana 1981. (the older I get the better I was hehehehe). It was a dog to pick up out of that sand after about the 5th time but being young and recently out the army, I managed.  I fitted IT490 forks and a Marzzochi (sp) backend and had a few other mods done to it by Arthur Drake (ex- Rhodesian).

Awesome bike in those days and really had a lot of fun on it.
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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 09:14:33 am »
I rode a couple of the ones you posted above.

Brings back memories.

I can remember the 1st time I rode a 175 Enduro. At that stage (I think I was 10 or 11) I had ridden bikes since I was 7, but only an AC50 and a MT5.
It was mindblowing to ride a bike that let the back step out on the gravel just by twisting your right hand.
I couldn't believe that a bike could feel like this.


Only DS bikes ?

Yamaha innovated and blew the others out of the water on a number of occasions - the FJ1100/1200. the RZ/RD 350 (the YPVS - hmmmm).
Earlier - the 1.1, the XJ's etc.
Although these were later and not the early days like the ones that you posted.

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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 10:01:47 am »
I raced a TT500 in '81 through '83 and enjoyed it plenty.  This was after I took it on a long coastal trip of about 3500 km in late 1980 to clear my head a bit after klaaring out.  The pic in my avatar was the Toyota 1000 Desert Race in Botswana 1981. (the older I get the better I was hehehehe). It was a dog to pick up out of that sand after about the 5th time but being young and recently out the army, I managed.  I fitted IT490 forks and a Marzzochi (sp) backend and had a few other mods done to it by Arthur Drake (ex- Rhodesian).

Awesome bike in those days and really had a lot of fun on it.

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Re: Yamaha Legends
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2012, 10:15:44 am »
allways has been and allways will be!!!
XL500S - sold
GS650dakar- flew of a mountain
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