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Wheelie Bike Project Update for Over Center-Over Fifty

TTR225 Wheelie Project Bike

Our TTR225 Wheelie Bike Project Is Coming Along

Yes, there is a lot to talk about in this update for our Over Center-Over Fifty project!
Let me start by admitting to fact that I was NOT READY for that loss of balance feeling that comes when the bike goes “over center”. I panicked, then immediately left the pegs, and jumped to my feet.
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1971 Yamaha XS1B 650 Twin

1971 Yamaha

Today’s bike is my 1971 Yamaha XS1B. This example is a survivor and not a restore. I only wish I could age this gracefully… she is now 44 Years Old! Original paint, original chrome, and those gauges are the same ones that have been looking back since coming out of the factory’s crate 44 long years ago. I, like her previous owners have smiled back at those gauges every time she takes us down the road.
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