Orange / Yellow
Restoration completed 02/08/2009. Finished pictures at
the beginning and then build pictures follow. Special
thanks to Tim Parsons for his assistance and small parts.
This was a 285 mile original bike that either got damaged in
transit or the guy I bought it from lied to me about its'
condition. I let it sit and gather dust for a while,
but in the end, it deserved a restoration. The paint
was matched to the original Yamaha color to perfection. I Used
the original tank badges, original seat, rims etc.
I did get a different very straight fuel tank so that I
didn't have mud in it. The cables and wiring are all
original as well.
are the original rims/spokes to the bike, just cleaned them
up. That is the original front tire as well. New
fork seals and dust boots. Stripped and
repainted the fork lowers.
can't beat the original tank badges.
was disassembled, ultra-sonic cleaned and put back together
with the stock piston ring and bore job. I did put a
new fuel petcock on it as I do intend to start it at some
point. The original ones are notorious for leaking.
There's even a NOS air filter element inside the canister.
plating on all hardware.
there's the 285 mile original speedometer. NOS
I put a
NOS Hi/Low/Horn Switch on it. Original was tarnished.
shot of the original seat.
painter does a damn good job, doesn't he?
stripped and painted the exhaust.
engine and frame numbers.
of the build
This is the way I got the