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Old 01-24-2008, 07:38 AM   #90
I Survived The '60s
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Originally Posted by El Hombre
Have you ever put it on a scale? Rumor back then was 168 pounds. For a 250, not a 125.

When no one else could keep up with it, the FIM made a minimum weight rule. 208 pounds?
Never got a chance to weigh it. This was back in the early 70's. The bikes arrived by airfreight from Japan and left the same way. They were very light, not sure just how light. Joel broke several frames. The frames were so light they would grow in wheelbase several inches over the span of a couple of motos.
'07 1250 Bandit, '06 650 VStrom, '78 SR500E
'68 Yamaha DT1, '78 TT500 and no money
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