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1/11/2019 3:22 PM

I avoid Marks Vintage Swapmeet, eBay and all other forms of vintage MX classifieds like the plague. It always ends up putting me in the poor house time and time again. It gets to the point that you no longer own all the stuff you have collected, it owns you. But along comes some guy in the Bazaar / For sale section, that I also try to avoid here but sometimes you just fall off the wagon, that posts up something that I have been trying to buy from a local dealer for the past 30 years. Sucked me in like a moth to a flame. $800.00 and $85.00 Freight later, I had this 1970’s beauty in my possession.

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I immediately went to work stripping and priming it.

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Had my favorite local upholstery guy stitch me up some new foam and leather in a little more modern look over the old gloss black vinyl.

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Call it a New Years resolution but as the end of the year approached I decided I needed to actually finish something so I spent a weekend blocking it out and repairing a few stress cracks in the fiberglass and got it primed up again and ready to paint.

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With the yellow base applied and a coat of clear it was scuffed down for stripes. White first, then black and a load of urethane clear. Almost done!
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1/11/2019 3:24 PM

Don't be hard on yourself for that one though, looks amazing!

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Cheers, Crush
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1/11/2019 3:30 PM

Wow...great work!

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1/11/2019 3:37 PM

Torakusu is smiling down upon you!

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I was G before the "moto drive" to Vital

1/11/2019 3:51 PM

That looks sick! Nice work

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1/11/2019 3:54 PM

Where's the cup holder, remote control holder and the Yamalube decal ? Just mess'n of coarse, very cool Newmann.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

1/11/2019 4:15 PM

Looks great!!!

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1/11/2019 4:38 PM

So glad you returned to the black and yellow!

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1/11/2019 5:51 PM

Needs an expansion pipe. wink

Good work bro .

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"We don't rent pigs."

1/11/2019 5:53 PM

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1/11/2019 5:55 PM

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1/11/2019 6:08 PM

That's very awesome

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1/11/2019 6:16 PM

Whoa! Joe , that thing is cool as hell! Great job on the re-finish to bud!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

1/11/2019 6:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/11/2019 7:03 PM

Nice chair!

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"Who cares about what other people think"

1/11/2019 7:04 PM

Winner

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"Nothing happens until something moves"

1/11/2019 8:17 PM

Woah!!!!!

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1/11/2019 8:49 PM

look at all the thumbs up you got!

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I was G before the "moto drive" to Vital

1/11/2019 10:05 PM

I’ve never laid eyes on one of those but I can honestly say.... I’m jealous. I was nervous when you stripped and primed it but the finished product is amazing. Congrats!

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1/11/2019 10:19 PM

Nice find. I have been a long time reader and just recently started posting. Glad to see you found something on here you have been searching for and makes you happy. The only thing i can find on here is bad attitudes!!!! laughing laughing
The chair came out great.

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1/11/2019 10:24 PM

Will it float ? Sorry, had to, lol.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

1/11/2019 10:37 PM

Is that an XL-70 tank you have sitting on the trailer? I want to see that bike when it's done!

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1/12/2019 8:33 AM

The only thing missing are the lightning bolts.

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1/12/2019 8:49 AM

newmann wrote:

I avoid Marks Vintage Swapmeet, eBay and all other forms of vintage MX classifieds like the plague. It always ends up putting me in the poor house time and time again. It gets to the point that you no longer own all the stuff you have collected, it owns you. But along comes some guy in the Bazaar / For sale section, that I also try to avoid here but sometimes you just fall off the wagon, that posts up something that I have been trying to buy from a local dealer for the past 30 years. Sucked me in like a moth to a flame. $800.00 and $85.00 Freight later, I had this 1970’s beauty in my possession.

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I immediately went to work stripping and priming it.

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Had my favorite local upholstery guy stitch me up some new foam and leather in a little more modern look over the old gloss black vinyl.

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Call it a New Years resolution but as the end of the year approached I decided I needed to actually finish something so I spent a weekend blocking it out and repairing a few stress cracks in the fiberglass and got it primed up again and ready to paint.

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With the yellow base applied and a coat of clear it was scuffed down for stripes. White first, then black and a load of urethane clear. Almost done!
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Holy cow! You are the king of obscure MX collectables.

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1/12/2019 8:58 AM

I've been trying to get mine back from a buddy for years. I have the red white and black. Mine still has the KRW stickers on it. you did an awesome job fixing it back up,

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Twist the grip off of it! Slinging parts and service at Marine World.

1/12/2019 9:28 AM

mgifracing wrote:

I've been trying to get mine back from a buddy for years. I have the red white and black. Mine still has the KRW stickers on it. you did an awesome job fixing it back up,

Hmmmmm.....buddy’s name?laughing

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1/12/2019 9:29 AM

mgifracing wrote:

I've been trying to get mine back from a buddy for years. I have the red white and black. Mine still has the KRW stickers on it. you did an awesome job fixing it back up,

newmann wrote:

Hmmmmm.....buddy’s name?laughing

Easy there Newmann. lol He is keeping it safe for me.

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Twist the grip off of it! Slinging parts and service at Marine World.

1/12/2019 8:10 PM

Glued on a felt bottom over the underside of the base and set the cushions in place. Done and pretty damn comfy. Wife isn’t home tonight so it’s in the house for a moment. Headed back to the garage soon.

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1/12/2019 8:27 PM

Quote of the night: "Wife isn’t home tonight so it’s in the house for a moment. Headed back to the garage soon." = Awesome. Great job.

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1/12/2019 9:23 PM

newmann wrote:

I avoid Marks Vintage Swapmeet, eBay and all other forms of vintage MX classifieds like the plague. It always ends up putting me in the poor house time and time again. It gets to the point that you no longer own all the stuff you have collected, it owns you. But along comes some guy in the Bazaar / For sale section, that I also try to avoid here but sometimes you just fall off the wagon, that posts up something that I have been trying to buy from a local dealer for the past 30 years. Sucked me in like a moth to a flame. $800.00 and $85.00 Freight later, I had this 1970’s beauty in my possession.

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I immediately went to work stripping and priming it.

Photo

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Had my favorite local upholstery guy stitch me up some new foam and leather in a little more modern look over the old gloss black vinyl.

Photo


Call it a New Years resolution but as the end of the year approached I decided I needed to actually finish something so I spent a weekend blocking it out and repairing a few stress cracks in the fiberglass and got it primed up again and ready to paint.

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With the yellow base applied and a coat of clear it was scuffed down for stripes. White first, then black and a load of urethane clear. Almost done!
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Apologies in advance for the stupid question but for the less informed among us, what’s the backstory/what is it exactly? Aside from a chair obviously...

Whatever it is, great job on the restore!

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1/12/2019 9:51 PM

HusqFan3 wrote:

Apologies in advance for the stupid question but for the less informed among us, what’s the backstory/what is it exactly? Aside from a chair obviously...

Whatever it is, great job on the restore!

It's a mid 70's chair from a Yamaha dealer. They were required(?) to have them back then and our local dealer had two yellow ones in his office back around 1976. Years later, around 1989-90 he opened a section of the building for a indoor motorcycle salvage yard and they were put up on a shelf in the back and were not for sale. I've tried to get them ever since and had pretty much given up on them when this one popped up. I picked up a 78 YZ80 a while back that will be sitting close by the chair one day along with a 76 YZ125C I'm trying to snag. It never ends...smile

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