While doing Yamahauler sticker research I fell into an internet hole of old toyota pickup advertisements. I love everything about the old Toyotas. I like that they were just called ‘pickup’ and were basic small trucks with great colors options and even better graphics. The new trucks just don’t have that same cool look as […]
In case you don’t follow BikeExif.com our friend and local Philly guy, Bill Becker, has yet another article about a recent XS650 build. If you attended a 2 Wheel Tuesday at The Abbaye this past summer you might have seen Bill stop by on the XS650. It looks great in the pictures but the up […]
Trails up in Reading PA are pretty awesome. No rules, and a river to swim in once you’re tired and dirty. Some pics from Brian R, vids from Jake, and Instagram random. @chinonthetank hill climb #readingdirtbikegetaway A video posted by Nate King (@natemking) on May 30, 2015 at 5:06pm PDT Getting cocky on the IT […]
I know these big wheel bikes aren’t great in the woods and a normal dirt bike is better, but man… I want one. It’d still probably be a lot of fun. Does anyone know anything about these mid-1980s Yamaha big wheels? It looks like they came in 80cc / 200cc / 350cc. They’re way cooler […]
This week we added three more buddies to the COTT Vintage Enduro team. If you don’t have an old enduro you’re missing out. They need a little cleanup but are runners. The red DT actually has a wrangler jean jacket made into a cover with a serious fade. And if you needed any more reason […]
Last year I met an older guy at Ride 2 Skate. Ed and I had rode our dirt bikes down to the show and this guy was pumped on them. He said he used to build and race flat track with the DT’s back in the day. He explained the hot setup was to use […]
Since a lot of friends have been getting 70’s and 80’s Yamaha 2 stroke dirt bikes, and I’ve done this a couple times now on my CT1-175 due to the motor blowing up, I figured I’d do a basic write up on how to change the crank seals. First off… Why do you care and […]
The IT is coming along. Got the Vermont registration so I can actually ride the thing legally now Sorted out all the little missing bolts and retarded shit from the previous owner. Needs a different silencer. Looking for a good, used DG piece. Got it cleaned up. The blue and yellow is pretty wild looking. […]
Another good one popped up on craigslist for $350. Adam and I decided to buy it together. Drove 2.5 hours to the tip-top of hickville NJ. We ended up getting it for a fair price of $300. In case you didn’t know… Yamaha made “MX” versions of the DT. If you walked into a Yamaha […]
Ya know… I’ve always been impulsive with making decisions. Yesterday was one of those days. Someone in middle-north NJ put a Yamaha IT250 on craigslist. Within 2 hours I called him and decided to go check it out. The guy wanted $650. I bought it for $540. No title. Stuff like this goes quick, so […]
I love the old performance modification articles. This guy Don Vesco looks like the man and apparently knows his shit when it comes to modifying 2-stroke bikes. If anyone reading this has any old enduro/dirt bike magazines from the 60’s or 70’s they want to sell, i’m interested.
I went on a short trip this past weekend to Reading, where I grew up, for a friends Bachelor Party & to paint a couple signs for his wedding. I took my old Yamaha XS650 & my new Fuji X100. Avoided 76 & broke down once. These are the some of the photos… All Packed […]
Nice weather for some fun enduro trail riding through the kenso woods. So so much damn fun. Little 2 strokes are the best.
I got the top end back from Mar Automotive all nicely cleaned, honed, and painted for $50. I really recommend these guys. They open at 7:30am which makes it easy to drop/pickup parts before heading to work. I found an NOS piston and rings on Ebay for $130 which is expensive but it was the […]
It has almost been a full year since I bought my 1975 DT175b for $500 not running but with a title and I got what I paid for… a shitty, beat enduro and I love it. Here’s the photos from when I first picked it up HERE. It took some work to get it back […]
In the really early 70’s… Yamaha had these as their dirt bikes: – AT1 – 125cc – CT1 – 175cc – DT1 – 250cc – RT1 – 360cc All were 69-71 era, piston port motors, before Yamaha really knew what dirt bikes would become. And all were relatively about the same dimensions, just different weight. […]
I don’t know if you’re like me, but I just can’t get interested in most sport bikes. I hate how the mindset of dumb americans is “bigger is better”. For example… most dumb jocks think; “I want to get a motorcycle… of course I’m going to get a crotch rocket. A 600cc is lame. I’m […]
We went back into the kenzo trails in the snow today. Way more sketchy than I thought. Basically you need studded tires.
I’m looking for more spots to ride dirt bikes around Philly. Comment and let me know if you know of anything else that is in the city limits or super close by in PA… not NJ. Also, comment if you know anything more about those spots I mention as I don’t know too much about […]
So… I’m really starting to rip into this jalopy. As I said earlier, the clutch slips like a mother fucker. It’s horrible. I really wanted to do Barnett springs and plates. I found the plates easily on eBay but I couldn’t find ct1 Barnett springs anywhere. On a whim I ordered dt175 springs since they […]
Published - Sep 5, 2014
To keep it interesting, Ed and I decided to stash some trashbag beers in the Schuykill River before the ride. After about 3/4’s the way through the ride we made a pit stop to hangout on the river bank and all pound a beer. Overall, it was fun and I challenge anyone else to come […]