80's Yamaha Vintage Question?


Picked a partially restored 86 YZ125S. Before I dive into the deep end on

this project I'm doing some homework first.

Can ANYONE tell me if the engine parts on those year(s) Yamaha's were

black paint or were they powder coated?

Seems like paint to me bit IDK???

Lastly, what was the finish...Semi gloss or Satin?

I know it's not gloss.

Thanks, JLK

The engines were painted back them. I believe the factory used a semi-gloss, but I always like the looks of satin for engines as it does not show wear quite as quickly.

used 426,

Thank you for the response. I like that it's paint...cheaper and easy! :thumbsup:


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