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Forum: 2 smokers 09-30-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,958
Posted By makotosun
If you need information,technical stuff, or just...

If you need information,technical stuff, or just vintage two stroke Yamaha madness, come visit us a www.Yamaha-Enduros.com.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-02-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,958
Posted By makotosun
Thumb A new take on an old theme

My most recent finished build - based on a 1971 Yamaha DT1 Frame, DT2 motor, and a lot of other interesting parts. Not a trailer queen, but a fun rider!

You can follow the emerging build thread at...
Forum: Racing 08-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,374
Posted By makotosun
Just tracking along the old Enduro topic - we...

Just tracking along the old Enduro topic - we have opened up a brand new website with forum and a lot of other resources dedicated to the 1968-1981 Yamaha Enduros. We don't exclude the other vintage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 46,867
Posted By makotosun
Great report and ride! We did the TAT some...

Great report and ride!

We did the TAT some years ago on two stroke Yamaha enduros so reading your story brings back many great memories! Several of our group got into Hodakas at about the same...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,594
Posted By makotosun
Oh Yea - I get about 125-150 before hitting...

Oh Yea - I get about 125-150 before hitting reserve (30 miles or so there). I'd like more, but we never had gas issues anywhere in the SW desert. Your route will be even less issues.


Sent from...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,594
Posted By makotosun
Get a Valkyrie. Nothing better. Basically a...

Get a Valkyrie. Nothing better. Basically a Goldwing in cruiser clothing. Big brother to a Magna (I have both). I did 3000 miles through Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico last October. Crossed...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,486
Posted By makotosun
53 and a gimpy back and a few other minor issues....

53 and a gimpy back and a few other minor issues. I feel better after 500 miles on my Valkyrie Bagger (did 2,400 in a week last month) or my '96 Magna than a few hours in my Silverado pickup! Both...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 27,444
Posted By makotosun
Dman and I will definitely be there along with...

Dman and I will definitely be there along with Motoguy! Vinnie - you should come out for the party!

I'll hopefully have my 71 Yamaha 360 going for the trip. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,698
Posted By makotosun
I am not at home, so cannot measure one for...

I am not at home, so cannot measure one for comparison, but I thought the DT400 lower cables were NLA some time ago. I may be thinking of something else however. The solution id to order the lower...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,698
Posted By makotosun
This shows the rack frame and the general...

This shows the rack frame and the general assembly.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd309/makotosun/rack2006.jpg


The silver bolt in front of the yellow blinker goes through a length of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,698
Posted By makotosun
If you are running the stock ignition, you need a...

If you are running the stock ignition, you need a stock CDI box that is of the same or compatible year (74 360, 75-76 DT400 will work for a 75-76 motor, or 77-78 for a 77 or 78 motor) and a CDI type...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,698
Posted By makotosun
Those are Progressives. The original ThermalFlow...

Those are Progressives. The original ThermalFlow shocks are pretty decent, but shock tech has come a long way. Very good improvement and about half of the cheapest Works brand. The springs were Black...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,698
Posted By makotosun
Looks like a good bike to begin with. The Stator...

Looks like a good bike to begin with. The Stator is not that bad. Do you have spark? If so, it just needs a good cleaning.

Dman is right. These are strong running old horses. Great fun and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
A bit more footage of that particular crossing. ...

A bit more footage of that particular crossing.

Vinnie and the EnduroDoctor escorting the mountain bike across:

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Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Robert - you added immensely to the trip. I had...

Robert - you added immensely to the trip. I had met you before when you came out west but it was a great chance to get to know you just a bit better. You and your Honda Side X Side (that sounds even...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
A bit of a preview of the last riding day . . .

A bit of a preview of the last day riding. More details to follow . . .

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Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
AS Vinnie posted, We were two days out when we...

AS Vinnie posted, We were two days out when we awoke in Clinton, AR, which is no relation to either the secretary of state or her husband. The city was named for DeWitt Clinton...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Once we got everyone lined back up on the...

Once we got everyone lined back up on the pavement outside of the Lucky 7 Motel :D, we headed off into the wonders of Arkansas. Very flat riding, on and off gravel and bad pavement for quite awhile....
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Making Sense of it All

http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx33/makotosun1/sampson.png
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
They say that Imitation is the Sincerest form of...

They say that Imitation is the Sincerest form of Flattery . . .


My apologies to Karl
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Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm54/baoktiger/...

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm54/baoktiger/2009-TAT%20East%20Vintage%20Ride/TAT%20East%20Day%207/TAT-East-D7-008.jpg


This is actually a picture of Dman and Vinnie praying that Big...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,741
Posted By makotosun
No More Buells being Built - but there are Still WRX motors out there . . .

Well - a Subaru is as close to an enduro as you get in the car (Not SUV) world . . .

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/10/kickboxer2.jpg

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/10/kickboxer.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
I posted most of that day's ride already, but I...

I posted most of that day's ride already, but I have to say, the road where Dman blew the piston was a snarly, curvy thing populated with dozens of coal trucks and a few civilians. Almost no...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Getting a bit behind here, so a few catchup...

Getting a bit behind here, so a few catchup items.

I referenced Joe finding some dirt where no one else seemed to be able to on the first day of riding, and here is the proof:

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Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
You sure made a hell of a metal to blacktop crash...

You sure made a hell of a metal to blacktop crash sound for just horizontal riding. I recommend only doing that on long grassy sections with little mudholes spread along them . . .
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
JEEZ - have some patience! ...

JEEZ - have some patience!

http://www.aclassbookkeeping.com.au/img/divider.gif

So - as has already been said, we head for the Eastern Edge of the Country, and slide down onto the beach just...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
On with the report

The beginning of the TAT ride for the Western folks (Mark {Motoguy}, Gary {Makotosun} and Dave {DMAN}) started on Friday before the ride, with airplane rides to Dallas then connections to Raleigh, NC...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
As Joe said, that little hill you go down before...

As Joe said, that little hill you go down before you get to Alma, I think it is called Warloop road - at least that is the sign at the end where you come out after you go down it - it was a bit on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Yesterday was an all around success. We made good...

Yesterday was an all around success. We made good time, saw some great country. The Big 950 KTM that was accompanying us had to do a flat repair and nearly got harvested by a combine, I hit a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Finally some success = but not without issues

The DT400 top end job seems to be holding, Keeping our fingers crossed. Two other bikes had some tire issues, but nothing insurmountable.

The weather cooperated and we had sunny skies and over...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Bluhduh Jeez - will it never end?

We all start out this morning from Jellico. The new top end on my DT400 seems perfect. Starts first Kick. No bull. Top off the tanks, then off we go, screaming though down town Jellico off to the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
The Pre-TAT kicks some vintage A$$ :huh So...

The Pre-TAT kicks some vintage A$$ :huh

So the morning started out with wet pavement and a slight "mist". All was fine as we kind of expected that. However, the Evil Wench that is the TAT is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Reidsville, North Carolina

Wherein the boys dip their aft end tires in the Atlantic ocean, fly by Kill Devil Hills, and watch their vintage steeds proceed to consume parts of themselves . . .

We headed out to the Beach at...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Laugh Gruppe TAT is once again back together in full!...

Gruppe TAT is once again back together in full! Vinnie made it in via plane to Raleigh and was ferried to the coast by DEET and our new friend Robert who will be accompanying us in his vehicle doing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Wicked The crew has arrived in North Carolina! Mark,...

The crew has arrived in North Carolina! Mark, Makotosun and Dave made it to Deet'sl house and were reunited with their bikes that Big Nick drove from Broken Arrow. Great but short night's sleep and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Laugh Hmm - the site seems fine now. There was a big...

Hmm - the site seems fine now. There was a big problem with a number of servers on the 'net yesterday, so hopefully that was it.

It is T minus 10 minutes and I am out the door!

Kitty Hawk -...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Getting Really Close!

Well - it has been a whirlwind the last few days. Mark and I will be winging it to Houston where we meet up with Dman from Pocatello, then fly together to Raleigh to the secret bunker where the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Just sign up at our website: ...

Just sign up at our website:

http://gruppetat.com/

We have a Spot tracker page on there which will be "live" sometime after we get to North Carolina.

We also have a newsfeed on that page...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Fingers Drumming on the desk once again . . .

I got two phone calls today. Both involved the words "Holy Crap! We leave in less than a week and I'm not ready!" DEET is making his lists and checking them twice. wondering what he is forgetting...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 36,730
Posted By makotosun
Alright D-man. I fixed the oversight. You could...

Alright D-man. I fixed the oversight. You could have just pm'd me . . .
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