Finished my RM50

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1/24/2021 6:23 AM

Hey guys just wanted to share my 79RM50 restore with you! PhotoBought at Christmas for 750$ and it was complete, only thing I had to purchase was decals and seat. Everything else I restored. Enjoy!
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I saw one of these as a kid (36) now and was in love

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1/24/2021 6:29 AM

Nice build bud but your Safe has caught my roving eye....you got your Mega Millions cash in there..whistling ?

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/24/2021 7:24 AM

Kmiller125 wrote:

Hey guys just wanted to share my 79RM50 restore with you! PhotoBought at Christmas for 750$ and it was complete, only thing I had ...more

Nice job! My brother raced one of these in the Astrodome, that was a fun trip. 2 of these bikes, Dad and Mom, 3 kids, and a St. Bernard all crammed in a new Ford van for 10 hours headed to Houston.........

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1/24/2021 7:28 AM

Boomslang wrote:

Nice build bud but your Safe has caught my roving eye....you got your Mega Millions cash in there..whistling ?

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That’s top secret lol

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1/24/2021 7:29 AM

Kmiller125 wrote:

Hey guys just wanted to share my 79RM50 restore with you! PhotoBought at Christmas for 750$ and it was complete, only thing I had ...more

dadofagun wrote:

Nice job! My brother raced one of these in the Astrodome, that was a fun trip. 2 of these bikes, Dad and Mom, 3 kids, and a ...more

Oh wow that bad ass!

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1/24/2021 1:46 PM

Beautiful job, takes me back to my minibike days and seeing these on the track.

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1/24/2021 1:54 PM

Nice build. Takes me wayyyyy back. Thanks.

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1/24/2021 1:56 PM

Killer restore man!

I’m hoping to do the same with my 84 CR60 one of these days!

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1/24/2021 2:01 PM

Great build, thanks for sharing!

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1/24/2021 3:44 PM

My little brother raced one of those. Great memories. Great job on the restoration

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1/24/2021 3:52 PM

Sweet looking little bike !

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1/24/2021 4:45 PM

Very nice! I had one when i was a youngin' with cool leather tank cover and bar pad made by the Vohlands grandma, was a sweet ride.

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1/24/2021 4:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/24/2021 4:52 PM

ocscottie wrote:

Very nice! I had one when i was a youngin' with cool leather tank cover and bar pad made by the Vohlands grandma, was a sweet ...more

Cool picture, I forgot about those tank covers. And those plastics levers, I think we use or had shorter levers. Same color yellow.

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1/24/2021 5:40 PM

ocscottie wrote:

Very nice! I had one when i was a youngin' with cool leather tank cover and bar pad made by the Vohlands grandma, was a sweet ...more

1911 wrote:

Cool picture, I forgot about those tank covers. And those plastics levers, I think we use or had shorter levers. Same color ...more

I think the levers were made by Sunline. My brother and I had short ones on our '82 RM80s. His were the same yellow as yours, and mine were black.

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1/24/2021 5:48 PM

Very cool!!!

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I was raised just off HWY 126 in Valencia during the 80's.

1/24/2021 5:50 PM

6 to 12!

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1/24/2021 7:39 PM

Ryan625 wrote:

Killer restore man!

I’m hoping to do the same with my 84 CR60 one of these days!

That is the only bike I would trade for

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1/24/2021 7:41 PM

Thanks guys I love it! Starting my 78 xr75 in the morning just ordered all the parts!

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1/24/2021 8:20 PM

I wanted one so bad when I was a kid I cried....never got one...nice jobsmile

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1/25/2021 12:23 AM

Nice rebuild, man! Awesome

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1/25/2021 9:36 AM

i alos wanted one, could not find, so one day at the track I found a 1980 yz50 and begged like a little bitch until mom and dad went over and bought it.....

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kcco

1/25/2021 11:08 AM

Kmiller125 wrote:

Thanks guys I love it! Starting my 78 xr75 in the morning just ordered all the parts!

So clean..very cool. Curious..what is the investment cost for a restore like this and once it's done in this mint condition, is the value of the bike now higher than what was invested into it? I have a 86 XR80 id like to restore. Just saw those two in mint condition on here that sold for $13,500 for the pair....crazy!

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1/25/2021 6:43 PM

Looks like it rolled off the show room floor right into your kitchen.

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1/25/2021 9:26 PM

Amazing restore job!

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2/18/2021 5:43 AM

Kmiller125 wrote:

Thanks guys I love it! Starting my 78 xr75 in the morning just ordered all the parts!

OG MOTO XXX wrote:

So clean..very cool. Curious..what is the investment cost for a restore like this and once it's done in this mint condition, ...more

I have 1000 in it turned down 5k several times

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2/18/2021 5:46 AM

Oh wow that's bad assery

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2/18/2021 6:36 AM

Legal and competitive in todays 50 LL class?

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2/18/2021 10:10 AM

lumpy790 wrote:

Legal and competitive in todays 50 LL class?

Legal? Hell no. The RM50 has a clutch and 5- or 6-speed transmission, if I remember correctly.

As for competitive, who knows? I'd say the newer bikes would have a massive suspension advantage over this one.

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