1976 Yamaha Xt on 2040-motos
Yamaha XT description
This is great old bike, it has matching engine and frame numbers and would make a nice road bike or add to your collection. It is unrestored and in original condition. Runs and rides properly, shifts good, and everything works. I have not washed this bike before I took the pictures. And I last rode it at our mining claim so you might pan off some gold flakes if any got on there. This bike is used and has no warranty or guarantee of any kind. There is a $250.00 deposit that you must make within 24 hours after the Auction ends and must receive full payment within 7 days of Auction close and this bike will not leave my possession until I receive full payment. I will deliver to the West Coast or to your shipping agent for a fee, and for further details on shipping please contact me via EBay message seller.
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Moto blogWed, 04 Sep 2013
As an eighteen year old Kenny Roberts was my bike racing God. I loved Barry Sheene but as a Yamaha FS1E rider I always wanted the little American to win simply because his bike resembled mine. The coverage of Grand Prix in the late seventies was sketchy but I clearly remember watching the epic Sheene/Roberts battle unfold at the Silverstone GP on my council estate telly. The Dutchman, Wil Hartog was hanging in there for a while but as the laps unfolded it became a two way battle with Sheene looking favourite to win. Sheene lost the most time as the pair lapped a certain George Fogarty so my hero Roberts eventually won by just three hundredths of a second. I’m not sure what happened next but being a Sunday we would no doubt be skidding around later in the day at the Pines chippie pretending to be Roberts and Sheene. Fast forward thirty four years and a boyhood fantasy came true as I headed out on Chris Wilson’s 1980 Roberts machine for the Barry Sheene tribute laps at last weekend’s Moto GP. It crackled into life instantly and felt as sharp as any of the more modern 500s I used to race. The temperature gauge had a maximum marker on 60 degrees so to begin with I was nervous as it didn’t move but being a hot day (although still keeping my hand on the clutch) I convinced myself it wasn’t working. The bike felt tiny, not helped by the fact I only just squeezed into my 1989 Marlboro Yamaha leathers. It still felt rapid though as I played out the 1979 classic in my head while getting tucked in down the Hanger straight. Steve Parrish was also out there on one of Barry’s 500cc Heron Suzukis so we did our best to copy the famous last lap at Woodcote Corner where Sheene came so close to winning his home GP. As a lad I would have said the chances of me riding round Silverstone on a GP winning Kenny Roberts machine were zero, but in the words of Gabrielle, dreams can come true!Wed, 26 Feb 2014
Yamaha is recalling 2014 YZ450F and YZ250F off-ride motorcycles because of a risk of the drive chain detaching. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall affects 1,300 units in the U.S. while Transport Canada says another 115 units are affected north of the border.Thu, 08 Sep 2011
Racing legend and three-time 500cc Grand Prix Champion Wayne Rainey paid a visit to Yamaha Motor Racing’s headquarters just outside of Milan, Italy. The 1990-1992 World Champion met with employees of Yamaha Racing, Yamaha Motor Italy and Yamaha Motor RD Europe and officially opened a new boardroom named in his honor. Rainey, along with current Yamaha factory MotoGP racers Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, took time to take photographs and sign autographs with the Yamaha staff.
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