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  • 1979 Yamaha YZ1979 Yamaha YZ (1979)
    Here is the story on this bike: I’m 62 years old.  I retired from my job a few years ago.  I thought that I might try a little post-vintage racing.  My wife and I recently went to a race and, while we were watching, we saw a +70 rider take a dirt nap in the first turn.  My wife turned to me and said, “See that!  You always used to land on your head when you crashed.  I think you’ve had enough concussions from the last time you tried motorcycle racing.” To which I replied, “What’s your name, again?”  (True story)  So, here is my would-be post-vintage racer for sale.   It is a 1979 YZ 250.  I have owned this bike for a number of years, and only ridden up and down my driveway a couple of times (Making the video made three times.).   I put a new piston and ring in it when I got it, and replaced a lot of parts.  It has been sitting in my garage since then.  Here is a partial list of the new parts:  New Fork Seals, New Fork Wipers,  New Front Tire, New Front Fender, New Pro Taper Handlebars, New Front Brake Cable, New Throttle Cable, New Clutch Cable, New Front Brake Lever, New Clutch Lever, New Grips, New Piston and Rings (less than an hour on the new top end), New Front Number Plate, New Side Panels, New Rear Fender,  New Rear Tire, New Air Filter, New Wide Footpegs.  The frame and cases were painted with automotive urethane based paint (it won’t peel off when gas is spilled on it).  Hubs were painted with black enamel.  The bike also has an after-market pipe, and a period correct DG silencer. The wheels are in good condition as is the suspension.  The graphic on the tank is probably as old as the bike and has more wear and ripples than are evident in the photos.    The bike is fast (too fast for me), and ready to race.   (To see the bike running, check out the Youtube video:  Video was taken the day before I listed the bike.)                      As with most bikes this age, there is no title--Bill of Sale only.  Although I have tried to accurately represent this motorcycle, it is almost 40 years old, and I make no guarantees as to performance or durability.  Bike is in Carlton, Oregon (a little south-west of Portland).  Buyer is responsible for shipping.  I will gladly hand the bike over to your shipper at his convenience since I am home most days.
    2016-08-07 04:50:45
    Carlton, Oregon, United States