well there are four reasons I restored this bike:
1. A good friend and riding buddy gave it to me. That presents a challenge!
2. It's a Yamaha
3. It's the first year the 250 was watercooled (good or not)
4. It was the last year Hannah rode for Yamaha.
I am sure I can come up with others. The leaky cooling system has been remedied.....rerouted with formed hoses like the OW bikes. The suspension has been completely gone through and the shock was reworked.....it will be much better than new. It has 756's on it....
, the cylinder is rebuilt and polished, the clutch is brand new and modified for easier pull. It has been geared to the specs of people who raced this bike back in the day. That may be different for today's tracks however you won't see me hitting any big doubles on this bike! LOL Tables, small doubles, whoops....like the old days when the bike was built.
I am really looking forward to getting it finished and working the bugs out. And yes....I will race it ....shoot I raced the old YZ426 ! LOL