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Anyone ridden a YSR 50?

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My uncle has an old YSR 50 that has been sitting in his garage for a few years that he said I could take from him.and get it running (Piston is froze, needs TLC). I also want it for some Small engine/motorcycle tech classes I am taking for school. Has anyone ridden one, it looks fun.

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I had a couple when they were new. They were fun, but cars don't see you coming. If you decide to sell it E-mail me, I'd buy one.

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I don't think i'll sell it anytime soon (i don't even have it yet, I have to pick it up from Flagstaff and i live in Denver). But how does it ride, i heard that they were squirrely.

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theres a ton of websites for these bikes im sure somebody can tell you how they ride. Theres also alot of parts out there.

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I heard of someone putting a YZ426F mill in one. I think it was some Pro-level racer that built it for his 8 or 9 year old kid. Gotta wonder if dad was trying to get rid of him with that one. :thumbsup::awww: The Ultimate Pocket Bike. :devil:

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Me and a couple buddies had these back in 1990-91 , they ere a blast . Top speed when stock was like 40mph , but we all modified the heck out of them and I could go 65mph .We would ride wheelies from EVERY stop sign and stoplight .They were fun but I quickly moved up to a Yamaha FZR600 :thumbsup:.

James

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That bike gave me the worst road rash I have ever had. They look so innocent and are easy to ride, however they also have low limits. I leaned over too far in a fast sweeper and the fairing lifted both tires off of the ground. I had a helmet on but only light gloves and jeans/t-shirt. Ground my knuckle down to the bone, big patch on my shoulder, forearm and knee. Hitting pavement at 40mph without proper protection will ensure you will never do it again. :thumbsup:

Be safe, they are great bikes and can easily be modded. The 450 motor in one sounds insane, the hot set up is a two stroke 85cc motor.

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I heard of someone putting a YZ426F mill in one.

There's a TT member with one like that.

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theres tons on ebay with everything from CR85 motors to i believe a CR250 motor :thumbsup:

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My uncle has an old YSR 50 that has been sitting in his garage for a few years that he said I could take from him.and get it running (Piston is froze, needs TLC). I also want it for some Small engine/motorcycle tech classes I am taking for school. Has anyone ridden one, it looks fun.

I will buy it for $250 bucks right now

Dead Serious sight unseen

They are a blast :thumbsup:

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They are fun. If you can get ahold of the thing, fix it and ride it for a while. If you get rid of it, put it on Ebay and you'll get good $$ for it on there. Don't sell it too cheap If the thing hasn't been raced, it's worth quite a bit more since tons of them are trashed.

Go here for more info. http://www.teamcalamari.com

I almost bought one before I started college. Some guys had them and it's waaaayyyy better than a scooter for daily transportation to and from class.

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Well, nevermind. He was looking around on Motorcycle trader and found a wanted ad and sold it. :(He got $4,000 for it but he sure got my hopes up on that one. My dad was thinking about getting a newer xr 250 for a project bike for my tech classes, but that YSR would have been fun!

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$4K, the thing must have been in fantastic shape.

Funny how JL was willing to take it off your hands for $250, sight unseen. :thumbsup::devil:

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Yeah, they rebuilt it to race a stock class in Miami, but he moved out to flagstaff and it's been sitting in his garage( His garage is bigger than his house) and the piston just froze from sitting, everything else was PERFECT.

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$4K, the thing must have been in fantastic shape.

Funny how JL was willing to take it off your hands for $250, sight unseen. :awww::thumbsup:

4k Hard to believe

I got 2500 for a 1988 with less then 200 original miles in Dec. The highest I have seen a ysr50 go for stock is 3500 and it was Showroom.

But peope will pay the darndest for the silliest, thats why I would by it sight un seen :devil:

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Yeah, my buddy has a YSR 50, I raced him on a TTR 125, its almost the same speed as a TTR 125, the TTR ended up leaveing it in the end :thumbsup:

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I heard of someone putting a YZ426F mill in one. I think it was some Pro-level racer that built it for his 8 or 9 year old kid. Gotta wonder if dad was trying to get rid of him with that one. :lol: :lol: The Ultimate Pocket Bike. :thumbsup:

TT user chrome-crf put a WR426 motor in the frame of a Rs-50. Check out his signature for pictures. Pretty nice monstrosity. I plan to build a 2001 Rs50 up with a heavily modified crf450 motor. Can you believe the bike will only weigh 210 lbs wet? :devil: Target goal is 75 rwhp. :awww: And will end up costing a little less than a new sportbike, and have better power:weight figures as well. :D

These bikes are incredibly light, and handle like a dream with the right suspension.

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John, I was giving you crap for trying to rip him off. Even in basket case condition, you can get more than $250. I've seen completely trashed one's going for at least a grand on Ebay.

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I had friends with YSR's. I had a Suzuki GSXR50. See, I rode thumpers even then. I had another friend with a Honda MB5 and we used to race them at Streets of Willow Springs and Adams Kart Track. My little thumper was at a serious speed disadvantage compared to the YSR's. I even raced against Kenny Roberts Jr in his very first road race. He won and I got lapped. Not everyone can say they raced against a 500cc World Champion. (Even if I did get smoked!)

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THIS IS MY YSR50T, HAS BIG BORE BIGGER PISTON AND CARBURETOR WITH A RESULT OF 77 MPH. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS BIKES ARE 2 CYCLES AND WITH SIMPLE MODIFICATIONS THIS LITTLE BIKES WILL FLY. THE FIRST 3 PICS ARE MINE THE LAST PIC IS WHAT I WANT, AN EXTENDED SWING ARM IS THE NEXT INVESTMENT FOR MY BIKE.

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