Love my WR250R ... but Yamaha's are supposed to be Yellow

In keeping with a few other posts I made here. This thread is dedicated to WR250R owners who also used to ride Yamaha's when they were Yellow.

I finally found my old scrap books from when I raced. 1973 thru 1977. Scrambles, motocross, short track and enduros. Here are some shots from way back then that I scanned in.

Enjoy and let's see some of your Yellow days!

This one is from 1976. 125cc Yamaha YZ. Racing in the 125cc expert class at the Berkshire Motocross MC event held in Claverack, NY.

I am just about to land off a jump (take off area not in picture) into one big mud puddle. :-)

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That was my second bike, used, from a friend, white bros rebuilt mono.

May have been 1982 when I got it.

Had to shoot digi pictures of the old pictures, don't have a scanner any more.

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Just noticed that my pipe is on the right side and yours routes from the left.

Pretty sure it was a 76 though.

18/21 wheels? Or 17/21?

I want to Photoshop-compare with the WR250R/X.

Good old days :thumbsup:

18/21 wheels? Or 17/21?

I want to Photoshop-compare with the WR250R/X.

Not sure but guessing the rear was a 17.

Just from the picture, that rear looks small.

I know it had a cheng shing, knock off of a super digger tire on rear, I think the pipe was a DG, check those plastic levers and my bell moto 3 helmet.:thumbsup:

But did you have one of these bumper stickers? Just needed a yamahauler to put it on.

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Just noticed that my pipe is on the right side and yours routes from the left.

Pretty sure it was a 76 though.

Hmmmmm ... I thought it was a 76. But not 100% sure right now. Need to look around and see if I can find some more info from back then.

I know the pipe was stock. I did put on a Preston Petty front fender, Magura clutch/brake levers, ?????? bars and Oury grips.

Custom painted Bell helmet and Torsten Hallman leathers ... that's right, real leather racing pants. LOL

I think it is just that my pipe is aftermarket.

The silencers exit on the right on both of our bikes, so DG probably switched it up on my pipe.

This one is from Morley's Motocross Park in Otego, NY. June 29, 1975. I got 5th place in 125cc expert.

Maybe my bike was from 1975!?!?

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Here is the envelope for 5th place ... look how much money I won. LOL!

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No fork gaiters in that pic.

Late 75 would have been a 76 though if they did it the same way back then.

They look very similar and my pipe was aftermarket as was the JT tank decal.

Q&D visual comparo below based off getting the front rims the same width. Plenty of differences to eyeball.

The rear wheel is 16".

What stands out to me is how much further back the YZ grips are - probably 4" further back from the fork, and on a 3-5" shorter wheelbase! The pegs are also further back on the antique:), in proportion to the wheelbase, but not as much as the grips.

Compared to the good old days, Yamaha wants us to move forward and rotate our upper bodies even further forward.

(Miami, tell me if you don't want your pic here, and I'll delete it.)

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Q&D visual comparo below based off getting the front rims the same width. Plenty of differences to eyeball.

The rear wheel is 16".

What stands out to me is how much further back the YZ grips are - probably 4" further back from the fork, and on a 3-5" shorter wheelbase! The pegs are also further back on the antique:), in proportion to the wheelbase, but not as much as the grips.

Compared to the good old days, Yamaha wants us to move forward and rotate our upper bodies even further forward.

(Miami, tell me if you don't want your pic here, and I'll delete it.)

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No problem at all with the pic, cool comparison.

Couldn't you get these from japan? They are stock options over there

Couldn't you get these from japan? They are stock options over there
Forrest (from wheeling cycle supply) is trying to get them. No luck so far.

Ah bummer I kind of like the way it looks

Old school yellow rocks.

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... and so does the new school.

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Old school yellow rocks.

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... and so does the new school.

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Thats a pretty good photoshop.

Thats a pretty good photoshop.

thats not a photoshop, they come like that overseas

Couldn't you get these from japan? They are stock options over there

Its limited edition graphics which I think is why he either can't get them or hasn't already.

thats not a photoshop, they come like that overseas

Ohhhh... I thought you just photoshoped it.

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