Vintage Yamaha Enduro Rumblings
1978 DT400E "RestoMod"
So what do you do when a good friend gets in over his head with a bike build and offers to toss the whole thing onto your trailer so long as you promise not to bring it back? Even if it is a bike you didn't want? Even if the motor is in a box?
Of course - you put it on the trailer and toss it in the project pile along with the rest of the castoffs that seem to follow you home! Then, as you spend too much time browsing eBay, you keep snagging little bits and pieces for what "could" be a build, if you had time. Then you find a Hens Tooth of a vintage part that would justify buying a project bike to build around it - if you didn't already have one in the shop!
What started out as kind of a sorry, less than desireable second year monoshock ended up being one of the favorite bikes of the builder and your author! Once a NOS factory accessory rack was discovered, the rest was history!
You can read about such a deal in our site forums at Monoshock Restomod Build!!