C'mon Carter, tell us the story here. Great shot. Lk.
Fabulous old bikes from around 1980?. Great scenery, great hobbies.. =Awesome !
Just another fine day riding on Vancouver Isl. That's my '77 500 yami I bought it in 1980 and gave it away when we moved east 2 years ago. Some of those boulder strewn washed out roads, usually quite steep, could be daunting and I often sat at the bottom questioning my sanity and my future before I giver. That 500 was a pig but it never let me down
Fab old bikes, wouldnt mind them today for nostalgia's sake.. :). I often question my sanity when I am sitting up a 600 foot sand dune looking down... Keep up the good work Carter!! Cheers from Oz, ~Lex
I owned the road version of that Yam 500 for a while. I've always been something of a single fan. Don't know why tho because they can be a pig to start if you don't get it right first time. Is that what you meant Carter? My Beeza 441 Shooting Star had a vicious kick-back if you didn't know the tricks. The model had been known to break ankles. The Yam was better. Saw one recently tricked up as a cafe racer..nice!
Hi Jock, I did have the starting performance down pat although it took some time to master. It was heavy and it didn't handle that well but pour on the throttle and look out she would go anywhere. Just hope you don't have to lug it over or out of anything.
Singles always appealed to me as well and the yammy was a good one.
Sure had some great times on that ole 'pig'
Very good composition, very nice view! Like!
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