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76 Yz 125 !!!!

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well I picked up this beauty of a bike a few days ago and am told it is a 76 yz 125. No motor...bike was free!!! But i would like to know if there are several years of motors I could look for on ebay or just look for the 76? This baby has that original in the frame monoshock and looks absolutely sick...pictures are in my GARAGE!!! brb

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I'm pretty sure there are about 3 years worth of engines that will interchange with the 76. I had a 76 frame with a 77 engine.

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That's not a 1976, it's either a 1977 or 78, I can't remember if the 78 had an alloy swingarm or not. Here's some numbers to check out

1977 YZ D

YZ 100 D SERIAL # 1J4-000101 - 103550

YZ 125 D SERIAL # 1W1-000101 - 015610

YZ 250 D SERIAL # 1W3-000101 - 006520

YZ 400 D SERIAL # 1W4-000101 - 006720

1978 YZ E

YZ 100 E SERIAL # 2K5-000101 - 006572

YZ 125 E SERIAL # 2K6-000101 - 015080

YZ 250 E SERIAL # 2K7-000101 - 009850

YZ 400 E SERIAL # 2K8-000101 - 007406

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I believe that 77 was the first year for the aluminum rear swingarm....So, I think that's a 76

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Definitly not a 1976. :censored: The 1976 YZ125 had a metal tank, non-leading forks with large tops, and steel flat swingarm.

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The 1977 had plastic tank, leading axle forks and a round swingarm. :ride:

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The 1978 had a plastic tank, leading axle forks and an alloy swingarm. :lol:

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It is definitly a 1977. You should be able to bolt in any YZ125 or IT175 motor through 1979. YZ/IT motors after 79 were a lot different. DT or MX 125/175 should fit too, not sure about the years though, but probably most. If you are not planning to race it then you will be better off with a 175 motor.

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I think I was about 12 years old when I had that bike, sorry my memory has faded...Good job on coming up with photos !

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Yea I had the 78 YZ100 when I was 12 so I just remembered what mine looked like :censored: ... Also my neighbor just picked up a clean 78 YZ100 about 3 months ago :ride:

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