1972 Yamaha Other 1972 Yamaha RT2MX 360 Motocross Motorcycle
Used 1972 Yamaha Other
Grand Rapids, MI
You're looking at a very clean and rare 1972 Yamaha RT2MX. I bought this bike with the intention of keeping all the stock items, but modifying it to race with. I've since come across several other " desert island" bikes, and have to make the tough choice on selling this one for space. I bought the bike as a runner with a tired OEM ring. Sent the cylinder to Eric Gorr and had him bore it.25mm over for an NOS ring and piston, and mildly ported it for less light-switch powerband. Cylinder and head have been vapor blasted and look fabulous. Carb has been torn down and cleaned; bike was really nice indoor bike. Bottom end is stock and was very tight when the top end was done. I had the pipe sandblasted and had a thin heat shield very stealthily professionally welded to it so it looks like a works pipe of it's era, but much neater. easy to reverse this too. I've got a set of serviced '78 DT250 34mm forks on this currently, as they're the same size as stock, and have a bit more travel for racing, and aesthetics. Gas tank is very nice, with no rust as shown. Original paint and decals still quite nice. Not perfect, but rather amazing for a 50 year old survivor. New Progressive shocks on the back. 1979 YZ250 wheels and rear brake, with appropriate shimming to make these fit nicely. Original seat, in decent condition. New chain tensioner and chain. New air filter. New Michelin tires. New handlebars and grips. New fork boots. Some sort of old aftermarket clutch actuator arm as well; on the bike when purchased. I have the OEM length cable hooked up right now, and it works, but is not ideal. I was planning on having a custom cable made by Motion Pro before racing. Throttle is a Gunnar, with an unknown cable. Also, works fine, but is a little short for my liking. Hand cut and painted number plates to look like a GP bike of it's era. Included are all the extra parts shown to bring the bike back to stock, including: OEM wheels STRAIGHT vintage (possibly OEM) Handlebars Original Grips OEM skid plate Original throttle Both OEM sidenumber plates kickstand Autolube pump cover OEM silencer OEM used forks with brand new Japanese fork tubes OEM shocks (no good) OEM fenders (would need resto) OEM brake anchor arm plus more--- DOES NOT HAVE ANY OF THE AUTOLUBE PARTS! This is how the bike was bought. The series that I race in allows for open stinger on pre-76 bikes, and it was my intent to run it this way. Bike sounds INCREDIBLY menacing with the open stinger, not unlike a very small displacement nitro engine. Here is a video link-- cut and paste-- Listedbuy. comwatch? v=Js RUr Jm BZq U It has a compression release, which makes it quite easy to push start, especially when warm. I've run it through three heat cycles, and puttered around in first gear in the yard, but that is it. Shifts fine, clutch is excellent. Bike runs great, with plenty of power and crisp throttle response. Surely a Maico killer in the '74 and earlier group of bikes. No titles issued in Michigan for this old of an off road bike. Bill of Sale will accompany the bike. I can help with coordinating delivery, or delivering or meeting someone relatively nearby for a small fee. I WILL NOT allow this bike to be shipped with Wolverine Cycle, as I've had far too many bad deals with them, as a buyer and a shipper. Do not send him to the shop! I will not load! There are a ton of bettermore reliable shippers out there, and would be happy to assist in helping coordinate for you. $250 Pay Pal deposit required upon purchase; balance to be dealt with thusly depending on locale, delivery, etc. Feel free to ask any questions, specifics on details, extra pics etc. Thanks everybody!
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March 15 on ListedBuy