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Author Topic: 1972 Yamaha R5  (Read 1566 times)

Offline eddie747

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1972 Yamaha R5
« on: May 06, 2017, 08:06:19 »
I picked up this beauty just last night. The story is that it was built in 1975 but the tags expired in 76, so its sat in storage since then and looks like it was never even ridden. It has all the trick 70's parts on it, lockheed brakes, kim tab mags, koni shocks, bassani pipes, and dunstall bodywork. I couldnt be more excited with the bike and even more excited to get it back on the road and screamin!




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Offline Alex jb

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 08:16:11 »
Fantastic piece of history right there!
Great find.


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Offline stroker crazy

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2017, 08:28:00 »
Subscribed!

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Offline HURCO550

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 09:15:47 »
Nice!! So rad man, it's like a time capsule

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Offline SF

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2017, 09:21:21 »
Love those wheels man.


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72 R5
75 CB550 PROJECT
72/73 S2 RACE BIKE
72 CB350 MOM'S BIKE

Offline eddie747

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2017, 12:07:46 »
I am gonna start on it this week to get it running, with how clean it is i dont think it will take much work. Whoever built it back in the day did a great job and put a lot of time into it


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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2017, 12:25:58 »
That thing is sweet.  I just finished a Dunstall GT750 Suzuki in bright yellow. Are those Basanni pipes?  they are supposed to be the best street pipes for normal /spirited riding.

Offline eddie747

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2017, 12:44:05 »
Yup, basanni's and they look brand new


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Offline SF

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 15:03:30 »
Is there a lower faring?


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72 R5
75 CB550 PROJECT
72/73 S2 RACE BIKE
72 CB350 MOM'S BIKE

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2017, 15:43:56 »
What a great find, very cool bike.
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