1998 Yamaha Other on 2040-motos
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You've heard of Barn Finds... Time Capsules... Museum Liquidations.... well today, have I got one for you!
This is THE 1999 AMA 250 GP Championship winning machine as piloted by Chuck Sorensen. Exactly as it ran, with factory spares to boot! It was, and possibly is still today- one of the fastest 250s in the country.
I purchased this in early 2003, directly from James Siddall- owner of World Sports Imports. This was James' trophy bike. He mentioned that after it crossed the finish line, it went directly to his office to set behind his desk. The only hands that have touched the motorcycle since purchase were those of Perry Melneciuc -who, if you know him- besides his being a Factory Mechanic for Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, AMA Race Teams- is considered the most correct, fastidious, compulsive Gran Prix mechanic alive. All that, PLUS he was a World Sports' team member/rider. Perry went thru it from tip to tail and made certain everything was correct, fresh and set to their true running settings. (Perry's notes are included in the sale as to what World Sports ran and what it is set for now -including upper/lower, unleaded/leaded, head volume, deck height, squish, carb settings, transmission selections, etc.)
After Perry's meticulous go-thru, fluids were drained and it went into storage/display. Until now....
The motorcycle is completely outfitted with very rare and otherwise unobtainable parts. Almost every single nut, bolt, axle and pivot is either titanium or aluminum. Forks and shock are the state of the art (for the time) Ohlins. Expansion chambers/pipes are factory "A" kit titanium. Wheels, are five spoke Marvics.
The spares package is rich and thick:
*Complete set of later model Corbin #1 body work (seat, two lowers, two uppers, tank (un-dented) (left over from the 2000 campaign)
*Extra set of Factory "A" kit steel expansion chambers
*Sprockets (front and rear) and carriers
*Clutch basket (inner, outer) rod, gear, bearings etc
*at least three sets of heads (8.1cc, 8.3cc w/ deto sensors, etc)
*2 Ohlins alternate shock springs
*alternate Ohlins fork springs
*New side cover with new gasket in package
*TEN brand new matched pistons with rings, wristpins, etc.
*4DP-40 CDI (black box)
*one World Sports Imports Team Polo shirt!
*two (matched L/R set of brake rotors)
*19 spark plugs (11 in bag, used, 8 in holder used but entirely serviceable.
*foot pegs, clutch springs, etc
*electrical umbilical cord for exhaust valve setting
*spare battery, charger
*the SEVENTY-FIVE (not including the ones in the motorcycle) individual gears/alternate ratios that make up the UNOBTAINABLE FACTORY RACING TRANSMISSION KIT.
*tire warmers, f/r stands
To further document things, the photos should take over from here. I tried to photograph all the spares so you can paw thru them... but one photo got missed -showing the two alternate rate Ohlins shock springs. The only thing that has happened to the bike in the years on display is the right aluminum clip-on split due fatigue/time under load. (You can actually see it in photo #6, right clip on... a small white line, about 3/4").
Outside of that- the motorcycles' internals are fresh and as set by Perry. With fluids, tires, battery and a proper set up for you- the bike is ready to ride.
I've tried to document and photograph everything- but if I've missed something or if you have any questions- please do not hesitate to ask. Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the purchaser -but I will try to accommodate in any way I can. $1,000 deposit is due within 48 hours of auction close.
Given the extreme nature of these machines -the fact that nothing today can even come close to the handling, weight, and sheer punch of the two stoke power plant- and the successful race heritage of this motorcycle... this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain something of this caliber, in this condition, and with these spares. Probably the finest example of a race proven GP machine outside of Barber. This is offered with No Reserve. If you start adding up the component parts and spares (forks, shock, tanks, pistons, transmission, motor, carbs, etc) you'll come to the same conclusion that the very reasonable opening bid is basically a "part-out" price. A far cry from the dollars needed to assemble and tune this incredible machine.
Thank you for looking, I hope you've enjoyed the listing, and like I said above- if you have any questions, or need anything exactly photographed -please ask.
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