This past weekend was another great jalopy shred in the Reading woods. The 30+mph winds made the drive up sketchy in our tiny Toyotas but it was all worth it once we got to the woods. I severely lacked at taking any good photos but sometimes that’s a sign of how fun the trip was because I couldn’t stop laughing or riding my DT long enough to pull out my camera. So, out of 7 trucks, 18 people, and 16 shiddy dirtbikes… these are the few photos (if anyone has any more they want to post please send them to me):
I’m gonna get weird and say that myself and everyone else was really sweating Kletus’s Yamaha 80. Maybe it was because of how gnarly he rode it or because I can’t remember seeing one in person before. I tried to do some research on these little Yamaha’s here’s what little info I found:
1973-81 GT1 – GT80H
Front Tire (stock): 2.50 x 15
Rear Tire (stock): 2.75 x 14
Ground Clearance (mm): 7.7 in.
Wheelbase (mm): 41.1 in.
Weight (DRY): 130.0 pounds
Torque (kgm) @ rpm: 4.5 ft lbs @ 7,200
I’ve been in the market for a tiny bike to teach my nephew to ride on. I’ve been looking for a Z50 Mini Trail but prices for them are insane so definitely keeping my eyes open for finding one of these.
Here’s a bunch of shitty low res internet photos. I’m going to look through my stash of old dirt bike magazines to see what other info I can find. If you know anything more about these please comment.
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Published - Jun 13, 2010
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