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TOPIC: Newbie from western South Dakota

Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 06:40 #1

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Just found your forum and decided to join!!
Here is a little bit about my motorcycling past and present. (-:

When I was a kid I had a AT1-125 Yamaha and I was never sure of the year - I think it was a 69
It was white and I had a lot of great times with it!!

A fellow that worked at the local "Big A Auto Parts" store mentioned he had a box of 175 parts.
He said the tranny broke and he tore it all apart (split the cases) and said he'd sell the box of parts for $25... So I bought it!!

I put the 175 piston, cylinder and head on my AT1 and wow... SO much more power!!
I used and abused and rode the p*ss out of that poor thing.

I put a new 4" wide Nang-Kang knobby on the back - mounted it myself!! 2 or three times because I kept pinching the tube...
With the old tire, I could winder up and drop the clutch in 2nd gear and do a big long burn-out.
It rained a little and I was in some softer dirt - and with the new knobby, I was throwing dirt way up in the air - Wheee!!

Great fun - until the transmission broke... )-:
I took the clutch cover off and I could see a shaft was broken - Oh to be a stupid kid again!!

Later - when I turned 14 in 1980 - my parents let me buy a very slightly used 1980 YZ-456G.
My parents either were out of their mind - or needed to research stuff a little better!!

That was by far my favorite dirt bike and probably the best time of my life. (-:
I so wish I would have kept that motorcycle... )-:
I have contacted the guy I sold it to and trying to get him to help me find it without much luck.

I did drive clear the hell to Colorado and bought a rough but running 1982 IT-465J in February of 2018.
I have been rebuilding it and am pretty close to done with it.
I have bee taking my time and not doing a perfect restoration...
I plan on keeping it and riding it as much as I can!!
I might do a post on it sometime - It has sure been more work and more expensive than I thought it would be!!
But I believe it will be worth it. (-:
I just hope that I didn't do something wrong and it blows up...
I've ridden it a few miles to break in the motor.

I did post a picture of my progress. (-:

Well - I apologize for the lengthy introduction!!
And Thank You for allowing me to join this forum!!
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Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 07:26 #2

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Great stories! Welcome!
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Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 11:12 #3

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Welcome! Nice looking IT
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Thanks Mark
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Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 11:13 #4

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Say, that's a nice bike.
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Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 17:06 #5

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You can tell a professional by the lack of wrinkles in his duct tape.

Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 19:07 #6

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That 465 should get the job done!
And welcome!
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Newbie from western South Dakota 26 May 2019 19:55 #7

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jasonsch wrote: . . . when I turned 14 in 1980 - my parents let me buy a very slightly used 1980 YZ-456G.
My parents either were out of their mind - or needed to research stuff a little better!!

That was by far my favorite dirt bike and probably the best time of my life. (-:
I so wish I would have kept that motorcycle... )-:
I have contacted the guy I sold it to and trying to get him to help me find it without much luck
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I had sent a private message to you, but appears you haven't found that yet . . .

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I had wrote:
Hello Janonsch . . . Where in western SD are you located?

I'm in western S.D. as well, and I may have your 1980 YZ465G ????

Do you still have record of the serial number, or perhaps some other way of identifying it?

BTW . . . welcome to the site . . . and . . . To check for private messages, click on the "envelope" . . . in the green box that's located in the upper right hand side of all forum pages.

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Newbie from western South Dakota 27 May 2019 20:49 #8

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Sorry I took so long Dave - I replied to your private message - and Thanks!!

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Newbie from western South Dakota 27 May 2019 21:04 #9

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Jason good news . . . no . . . GREAT news !!

I just checked what you told me . . . . and it appears that this indeed is your long lost bike from when you were 14.
What are the chances after selling it some 33 years ago, that you'd accidentally stumble onto your old bike again, after joining a vintage Yamaha forum.

Yay2

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Control your thoughts . . . or your thoughts will control you!.
You can't accomplish . . . what you haven't dreamed!
Don't aim . . . and you'll hit your target every time!
A wise man knows . . . he isn't!
Failure squared . . . equals success!
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Newbie from western South Dakota 27 May 2019 21:11 #10

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Dave - that's just incredible!!!
So do you own it??
Is it running??
And I am sure interested in it...
I would LOVE to have a look at it if it's possible...

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