Reader correspondence! We used to get loads of stuff like this before instagram. Hello, I’m Holger from Germany. This is my RD250 from ‘75 I built up last year and still working on. Did porting, 34mm flatslide carburretors, self made exhaust, modified Frame, Kawasaki ZZR600 fork. Still on 18in wheels, maybe change to 19in next winter. Rode the Dutch Flat Track Cup last year in the newbie class. Currently working on a Yamaha XS650 and maybe start in the Vintage class, dependin
Dan sent photos of his newly modified Yamaha 350 flat tracker. He plans to race it in the DTRA Vintage class this year. Twin shock, pre-75. Should be Vintage right? I re-read the DTRA Vintage Evo post and it seems it's too early for that. What a great addition to the class. Dan says: Originally a 1971 YR5, it was fitted with a 73 RD350 engine by my dad in the late 70s. Engines built, vapour-blasted, uprated ignition, cylinders ported and race pipes. Small Champion-style tank
READER AD 1969 Yamaha DT-1B 250cc
2492 miles on the clock
Came over from Colorado
Barn find condition customised back in the day.
Loads of cool parts and killer original trippy paint.
Wassel ribbed rear fender
Bates rear pegs
Custom rear sprocket
Custom made tool / stash box
Original custom seat but with new foam as old had turn to dust.
Engine turns over with compression and the guy I bought it off had it running but tank and carb will need cleaning out
Reader ad Frame built in 70s by Staracer in Kansas. The frame was imported by me 4 years ago. The engine is a 1974 MX360 that has been fully rebuilt and set up on the dyno. Exhaust is by Mike Ashby (not show because it's being ceramic-coated). It’s running a 34mm carb and heavier flywheel to make the power delivery less peaky but gives the option to increase power if desired. Forks are Ceriani 35mm that have been professionally rebuilt with re chromed legs. Front wheel is a s