Preparing the Yamaha Yz and It for Competition

First published in 1979 as the "Moto-X Fox Guide to Preparing the Yamaha YZ and IT for Competition", this 64-page book was written and photographed by famed 1970's Cycle News editor, racer and motocross journalist Jim "Jimmy the Greek" ...

Author: Jim Gianatsis

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ISBN: 1453631542

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First published in 1979 as the "Moto-X Fox Guide to Preparing the Yamaha YZ and IT for Competition," this 64-page book was written and photographed by famed 1970's Cycle News editor, racer and motocross journalist Jim "Jimmy the Greek" Gianatsis. It covers the development and racing history of the Yamaha 2-stroke and 4-stroke motocross and enduro bikes from the DT models raced by the Don Jones family in the early 1970s, through to to the exotic YZ, OW and TT-500 machines raced by Hakan Andersson, Pierre Karsmakers and Bob "Hurricane" Hannah up to 1979. Included is race bike preparation information from famed Yamaha factory rider Bob Hannah, his mechanic Keith McCarty, the top privateer Moto-X Fox Racing Team, as well as privateer mechanic Bevo Forte. There is also a section on IT model enduro bike preparation by Yamaha motocross and ISDT rider Chris Carter. Included is "Riding with the Hurricane" an eight chapter racing instruction guide with photos that Jim produced with Bob Hannah that was originally printed in Cycle News as a weekly series in 1978. Preparing the Yamaha YZ and IT for Competition is a classic dirt bike technical, tuning and riding manual that has been out of print and unavailable for 30 years. It serves as very interesting reading and a great historical reference guide for dirt bike fans both young and old. Many of the bike preparation and riding tips are still relevant today. A must have for any dirt bike enthusiast or collector.
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MOI'O-X FOX GUIDE TO PREPARING THE YAMAHA YZ AND IT FOR COMPETITION Written by Jim Gianatsis, this manual covers the history of Yamaha's motocross team, cylinder porting, enduro bike preparation and eight chapters narrated by Bob Hannah ...

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RAH RAFFLE - Among highlights of the District 19 awards banquet at Lafayette, Louisiana, was an unusual contest which bane- fitted the National Hemophilia Foundation. ... Richland, Ml, 49083 1974 Yamaha YZ 250 Serial No.

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Weight of the Seca 550 is a claimed 401 lb. dry, making it sound like a potential threat in the 550 roadracing class. Smallest new Yamaha street bike is the - Exciter 185, a shrunken version of the successful Exciter l 250cc.

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Used by every major FACTORY TEAM to help them prepare for NATIONAL and SUPERCROSS events. ... YAMAHA YZ 500 cc. Art 163 GILERA 500 cc. ... TRIALS RIDERS— Metzeler Competition 2- ply nylon casing now available in sizes 275- 21 , 400-18.

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A group of officers got permission to build a motocross track at Edwards, and Carey took up the sport aboard a Yamaha YZ250. ... Competition is so fierce for spots in the astronaut program, he says, that a little luck is essential.

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Hurricane

didn't agree White B 00 Because Bill Buchka , Bob's mechanic , was leaving for Yamaha in Europe , Bob had given Yamaha three names as replacements . I was one of them . However , the real turning point to me making a decision ...

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Hurricane! The Bob Hannah Story is the first book to explore the life of American motocross and Supercross racing’s first superstar. From the time he raced the Husquvarna he bought with “ones, fives, tens, change; all of my savings,” until his retirement at Unadilla in 1989, Bob Hannah won races and championships, spoke his mind, and signed almost every autograph-seeker’s program. Told as an oral history by Hannah himself and by those who know him best, this book is full of stories that could only have happened to a character as colorful as the Hurricane. The tale author Tom Madigan tells is the life of an American original, a boy who went from riding dirt bikes in the desert with his father to taking the motocross world by surprise. By the time Hannah retired in 1989, he had collected 70 AMA National wins, seven AMA National titles, a MX des Nations title, and legions of devoted fans. When inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, he was second to none in both total and consecutive wins. Richly illustrated, this is the definitive biography of the Hurricane.
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From its Southern California headquarters, YoA dispatched its majordomo of racing, Ken Clark, on an emergency call to ... YZ 750 raced by Baker, now owned by turn led to 1978's complicated partCecotto was the fiery Venezuelan collector ...

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The mostly Honda XR500s and Yamaha YZ only problem was that he didn't know exand IT465s and 490s . ... Their outMy preparation amounted to bolting side activities are participant sports and on a license plate , reducing the main jet ...

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Your liability crisis means a reduction in competitive and recreational events. Our crisis has now resulted in ... Yamaha YZ, 250S, 1986, JY3IRX002GC000368, Terry Berry, 726'/2 Reese Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130. Yamaha SR250G, 1980 ...

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