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Highest Miles on a "First Generation" Enduro Thread

30 Jun 2020 21:20 30 Jun 2020 21:21 by darinm.
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Highest Miles on a "First Generation" Enduro Thread #1
So what's the most miles you have seen on an old Yamaha Enduro? This came up in a prior thread , and popular opinion said that this new thread should exist. Since I'm starting it, I get the liberty of setting the parameters :)

It must be a Yamaha Enduro bike, nothing designed for the street like an RD. I'm thinking it's fair to consider anything from 1968-1973 "first generation" as the bottom ends are essentially interchangeable. Maybe we should open it up to any of the dual shock models as they are not all that different?

This 1972 Yamaha AT2 125cc was purchased by me on July 28th, 2020 in Willows, California with 23,673.6 miles on it. Stickers on the oil tank and rear plate indicate it was originally sold in either Red Bluff or Chico, indicating it has lived it's life 45 miles from where it was sold. Seller told me the prior owner commuted to work on it in town for many years, and eventually gave it to him, title lost in a house fire. Guy who sold it to me did the terrible repaint.



1972 Yamaha CT2 175
1972 Suzuki TS 185 Sierra
2006 Yamaha XT225

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30 Jun 2020 22:25
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Highest Miles on a "First Generation" Enduro Thread #2
My guess is you win! :)

As far as "generations", the 125/175 kept the same bottom end from 69-73... most of the other models inexplicably didn't... so I'd call "first generation" the badge bikes (68-71), the "second generation" the reed valves (72-73). But you're right... 68-73 models are more similar than different.

Then in 1974 most models got a complete redesign using "motocross" tech. That would be what I'd call "third generation" (74-76 in the USA... or on the less than 125cc models, 74 to 1980's and even to 1990's) The 74-on twin shocks are quite different in many ways than the earlier generations.

And of course then you get the to monoshocks in 1977 which would be 4th gen the way I count them...

And in the US, that's where it ends... other countries enjoyed more generations and often a lot more years of the earlier USA generation bikes... Like the AG series seems to be pretty much a USA "second generation" design but was sold for many years beyond 1973 in other countries.

Looking forward to hearing the stories! :Subscribe

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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01 Jul 2020 07:31
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Highest Miles on a "First Generation" Enduro Thread #3
Hey Darin, any idea if the engine was ever bored?

Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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01 Jul 2020 07:58
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Highest Miles on a "First Generation" Enduro Thread #4
I'll take a look at it next time I get a chance, we've been spending time up in Mt Shasta to escape the heat so it went straight into the side yard without any inspection yet. It feels like good compression so I'm guessing it's been bored.

Good summary Mark!

Looking forward to some stories behind other high mileage bikes :)

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1972 Suzuki TS 185 Sierra
2006 Yamaha XT225

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01 Jul 2020 12:58
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Highest Miles on a "First Generation" Enduro Thread #5
I agree completely on the “generations” From Mark T as that is how I delineate them. That makes me have one from each generation!

1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
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