Bikers--check out that it has a swing arm rear. I had a '16, and that rear end had a mind of its own. A demented mind, I might add. Bike and rider--kindred souls.
Once I got caught out in the rain with it, and some water got into the magneto, causing the engine to run on one cylinder. This continued for a while, and I had to keep the speed up, because of the lack of power. Came to a sharp turn, had the darn thing laid over pretty far--and all of a sudden the other cylinder decided to join the fun. A video of the next 10 seconds would have been a Utube hit--except there wern't no Utube back in them thar days.
____________________ Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
Those bikes are a little before my time. My first motorcycle was a 1974 Yamaha TY80 trials bike. I was 10 years old. Dad got it for me because it was a miniature copy of his TY250 and he couldn't resist. After that it was all down hill. I raced motocross for the next 10 years pretty heavily. Never owned an American made motorcycle. None of the American companies offered a serious dirt bike of any kind... Well, except the Harley XR750R and that was a flat track bike. A darn good one too. I'd love to have one of those now, a street legal one of course.
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