1980 YZ50 Resto project/flood victim

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3/10/2018 12:07 PM

Anyone out there interested in a really nice project bike? I payed way too much for it sight unseen many years ago. Was disappointed when it arrived and it got put on the far back burner. The flood last August got it and it needs to find a new home while it is salvageable. $350.00 to the first person who actually wants to restore it. If you just want it to part out or flip then move along, nothing to see here.

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3/10/2018 12:09 PM

Probably able to deliver to Diamond Don's.

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3/11/2018 4:30 AM

I would be interested, where is it located?

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When in doubt gas it! It may not cure the problem but it will end the suspense!

3/11/2018 6:13 AM

Southeast Texas/Beaumont.

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3/11/2018 6:32 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/11/2018 6:34 AM

I will take it if you can give me a few weeks to pick it up. I can pay now, paypal?

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When in doubt gas it! It may not cure the problem but it will end the suspense!

3/11/2018 7:46 AM

wertman194 wrote:

I will take it if you can give me a few weeks to pick it up. I can pay now, paypal?

No rush, just let me know what works for you.

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3/11/2018 8:20 AM

Ok I am just trying to work out the specifics to get it to WA. I have a friend in Dallas that can pick it up.

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When in doubt gas it! It may not cure the problem but it will end the suspense!

3/11/2018 8:28 AM

Nice! I got one of those when they came out, and my older brother raced one at Ponca in an exhibition race to promote them the year before their release.
As you stated, it was in your flood, but can it run? Locked up? It looks like a nice resto project I’d be interested in.....
But if I recall, you have a nice YZ 60 as well. Still in possession of it?

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3/11/2018 8:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/11/2018 8:41 AM

Shoot, I misread the title and thought it was a YZ60. I was looking for something to upgrade my daughter from her JR50. Unless the YZ50 is taller than the JR? I am not a flake, really

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When in doubt gas it! It may not cure the problem but it will end the suspense!

3/11/2018 10:41 AM

wertman194 wrote:

Shoot, I misread the title and thought it was a YZ60. I was looking for something to upgrade my daughter from her JR50. Unless ...more

No worries, just let me know if still interested. The YZ50 was a one year bike for 1980. Taller than the JR and PW, a real mx bike with a clutch and 5 speed tranny.

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3/11/2018 10:52 AM

dadofagun wrote:

Nice! I got one of those when they came out, and my older brother raced one at Ponca in an exhibition race to promote them the ...more

This was supposed to be a "like new" bike when I bought it back in the late 90's. Dark fuzzy basement Polaroids on the internet was all I had to go off of. When it got here somewhat disassembled and boxed to ship on UPS, first thing I noticed was the tank decals had been replaced and there was spray paint on the frame and engine. Went to kick the engine over and it made about one revolution before it felt like something hung up and stuck. I never pulled the top end to inspect. Now I'm sure it has water damage but it's even further down my list of priorities than ever before. Too nice and original to part out, would like to see someone give it a good home.

The YZ60 I had went to New Mexico or Arizona? Someone on here bought it for $1500.00.

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3/28/2018 8:19 PM

newmann wrote:

Anyone out there interested in a really nice project bike? I payed way too much for it sight unseen many years ago. Was ...more

Do you still have the yz5o?

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4/5/2018 11:36 AM

Newman,
This bike still available? Have some guys heading to Diamond Don's from FL. that could pick it up.

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2/23/2021 11:10 PM

Did you ever sale it?

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