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Vintage Yamaha Enduro Rumblings

Stories from our Staff and Reader Contributions about Enduros, Motorcycles and Riding. An occasional product, book or ride review will also find its way into these pages! Subscribe for notice of updates!

Hello Everyone!

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I want to introduce myself and let everyone know how excited I am to be part of this great new Vintage Yamaha Enduro site! I will be sharing a lot about my myself in French's Fireside Lounge and my passion for these great Early model 2 Stroke Yamaha Enduro's. I am very blessed to own many Yamaha Enduro models and to have the ability to bring them back to their original condition. I take great pride in riding all of my bikes as they are not meant to sit on a pedestal and just be looked at!   Living in Colorado-...
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Why do we Ride?

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An almost metaphysical question which I have pondered when traversing a freezing cold highway at night on a noisy old motorcycle, or tried to explain to a non-rider over a glass of spirits. It is a question that may never have a definitive answer. Why do we ride motorcycles? The converse is often easier to answer. Too loud. Dangerous. Messes up your hair. Bugs. Fear. The same reasons have been given FOR riding motorcycles. All of them. And then some. The mystique of the bad boy. The allure of the cowboy. The iron horse. Ride like the wind. Leader of the...
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40 years of Yamaha Enduros

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It was 1973. A fellow whose daughter my buddy was sweet on had a really clean Chrome Yellow 1970 AT1 for sale. It had been stripped of its street garb and was fitted with a huge trail sprocket. The lighting was included in a basket, making it my first "project". I had saved up enough after selling my  4 stroke Honda SL100 and twisted my mom's arm into signing for the registration - I was 15 and knew what I wanted. I had spent a weekend on a Green CT1 owned by my uncle. I got my street endorsement on that...
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The Newest Game in Town!

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So somehow you found this site. Since you are reading this, you must be one of our early adopters, a special invitee who is getting early access to look over the site and provide the feedback and critical contributions to make this the "go to" site for information and socialization around the old Yamaha Enduros from 1964-1979 and even a bit thereafter! Then again, we may leave this post up after go live for awhile. In any event, you are amongst the first site users. Originally created by the folksthat brought you Endurofest and GruppeTAT, the knowledge is deep, but the...
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