Nicely, ya simply by no means know what you thoughts discover round right here in Southern California and I got here throughout a 1977 Yellow YZ250 Yamaha at an Public sale and ended up bringing her residence, this outdated woman has sat out for the reason that 1980’s and left to simply sit and absorb the solar, well- I couldn’t resist and the rationale why is:
When me and my brother had been youngsters again within the UK, we used to journey outdated items of crap simply to get out within the countryside and journey, we lived close to the American Airbases and infrequently spoke to many servicemen concerning the USA and the way cool it will be to stay there and many others. We knew some American lads not removed from us and one in all them gave me a Dust bike journal, this was about 1975/6 and once we clapped our eyes on all of the MotoX stuff, we had been hooked.
I bear in mind Bob Hurricane Hannah Grabbing the 250 championship on the Exact same mannequin and yr as I’ve proper now. In 1977, Hannah hopped aboard a inventory manufacturing Yamaha 250 and received the Florida Winter-AMA Collection and the AMA Supercross Championship in spectacular trend, taking six of the ten rounds. By the tip of the AMA Nationals season, he was in rivalry for the 125cc, 250cc and Open Class titles — changing into the primary rider to win races in all three lessons in only one season.
Hannah would go on to win the AMA Supercross title for 3 straight years. Recognized for his tireless coaching routine and fierce demeanor on race day, his tell-it-like-it-is, never-say-die perspective towards racing endeared him to a whole lot of hundreds of followers, and he grew to become the primary real celebrity of Supercross racing.
So for me now to have a 1977 YZ250 is form of surreal and I hope to have the ability to do it up, possibly get a high finish, rebuild forks and many others and possibly a D pipe and many others and race the Biltwell 100 sometime, possibly even discover one other YZ250 and get my brother to fly out right here so we will race collectively, simply one other tick within the field of issues we needed to do in life.
To many, they wont get the sense of pleasure over this pee yellow 250 dust bike, however that is out teenage OMG dream of proudly owning one and certain, I’ve had CR250 and XR and XL moden dust bikes however this was the factor to look out for once you noticed a race on the television.
So I loaded the 250 up from the Public sale and purchased her residence with a cheerful smile on my face, have the pink slip too which is kind of uncommon to search out as of late, after all I’ve to see if the bike is even in a single piece, I’ve no historical past of it however I do realize it was parked up within the early 1980’s.
I want to get this outdated woman going, I imply, she is now 46 years outdated, so many components is not going to be obtainable, so I shall be wanting round for components and possibly a few of you studying this will even have components within the shed for this bike as you might of owned one or Dad or Grandad did?
As we speak’s dust bikes journey like cadillacs in comparison with the 70’s bikes however these nonetheless pulled laborious and also you knew you needed to watch the facility band when it got here in, that’s the enjoyable I feel, take a look at the outdated spark plug holder and wrench on the body.
Basic arrange right here, throttle Cable via the quantity plate, so old skool its received to remain on this bike, hope I can discover NOS components for this machine.
Simply thought I’d share as a few of you might dig this outdated dust bike, I do know that I do and so does my brother. Nothing fairly just like the scent of Castrol R oil or Spectra and can hold you posted on my new journey.