‘85 YZ 80 with DMC parts!

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7/10/2018 9:29 PM

My buddy just picked up a very trick ‘85 YZ 80. It’s got a DMC pipe and swingarm and in incredible shape...”somebody” must have raced it.

Can anyone help identify who’s it may have been? I was thinking Paul Winn?

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7/10/2018 9:30 PM

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7/11/2018 3:34 PM

I think Paul Winn is a good guess. Look at the placement of the "9" . Looks like somebody just slapped another 9 next to his... that's a rare find. How cool!

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7/11/2018 9:55 PM

I dig it, I had 85, 87 and 88 YZ80's with DMC pipes & silencers but not the kick butt swingarm! Man I miss the DMC parts for the 80's 80's but I have not been able to find any of these parts for the YZ or KX 80's.

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7/12/2018 8:19 AM

You sure that's a dmc swingarm the weld around the rear axle are different on the bike itself and the one in the pic of the guy your asking about.

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7/12/2018 8:24 AM

I realize there are some differences....I don’t know. Eric Waunch got the bike and said it was DMC. Not sure who else made similar parts?

The suspension is not stock and it’s super tall like a super mini.

Couldn’t have been too many YZ 80s with these mods in the Northwest.

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7/12/2018 8:51 AM

I noticed that the swing arm is slightly different between the two bikes too, But DMC made a bunch of one-off stuff. So no surprise to me that they are different. I don't know of anyone else who made them in 85 besides DMC either. I'm sure Paul went through a bunch of bikes in a season. Back then no average kid would have an aftermarket swing arm. I don't know of any other kid back then in Northwest on Yamahas that was at Paul's level...

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7/12/2018 9:13 AM

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7/12/2018 9:59 AM

Cool find!

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7/13/2018 8:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/13/2018 8:52 AM

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Are you selling pipe & silencer? I have a 91 project bike that I bought but I will not be getting around to it this year, just looking for parts at this time.

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7/13/2018 9:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/13/2018 1:41 PM

osheen wrote:

I think Paul Winn is a good guess. Look at the placement of the "9" . Looks like somebody just slapped another 9 next to ...more

Thought the same and studied the pics of the '9' on both bikes. Reckon it probably was one of Paul Winn's as it would be likely matching no 9- I mean it could of have had any number on it but for the fact its '9' and also the DMC stuff is maybe too much of a coincidence. Cool bike and Paul Winn looked a really good rider- he got a third I think, from what I looked up at Supercross Houston - not bad at all!

We had abit of DG trickery and other stuff appear over here but do not recall ever seeing any DMC stuff- way cool parts they seem and interesting builder and history. Didn't 'Mouse McCoy' also ride some very DMC trick bikes?

Such a super name 'Mouse McCoy', also for the fact he was a super fast mini rider to go with his name also!

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

7/13/2018 11:09 PM

Dave Miller is a moto God. His creation based off a 84 YZ 80 he built for Eddie Hicks defines trick.....
Last time I spoke with him via phone, he was working on putting a small block Chevy on a go cart. He’s a self admitted perfectionist, that believes it can be built, no matter what it is! Whoever has any of his stuff, you are lucky!

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7/14/2018 8:01 AM

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This indeed is probably the most famous DMC creation. I work on CNC machines and I'm still fascinated with what Dave could make back in the 80's with CNCs of the day. He was making his own hubs and triple clamps! This bike had a KX80 front end with the disc brake. That rear suspension link in the box is a work of art!

As a side note, I'm not sure where Paul Winn is now, but he did re-surface in the late 90's and I raced against him in the 30A class at Washougal a few times.... I mean... we were on the track at the same time...he always smoked me! LOL.
I recall that he rode the Washougal National in 99 on a YZ400F.
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7/14/2018 1:49 PM

osheen wrote: Image result for dave miller concepts

This indeed is probably the most famous DMC creation. I work on CNC machines and I'm still fascinated with what Dave could ...more

You're right. Paul was racing around this time, I know he made the motos at the Washougal National in 2000. I was on a KTM 250 2 stroke and remember him in the qualifiers on a 426. His mini career was just before I started racing. I can remember Ryan Huffman and then Billy Binckley as the only fast kids riding YZ 80s in the Northwest around 87-91.

I don't know what my buddy plans to do with the bike or parts. I hope he keeps it...if not I'll see if I can get some trick stuff for the '87 YZ 80 I built my kid last year. That linkage looks sweet.

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7/15/2018 12:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2018 12:33 PM

I think I read a magazine article years ago about DMC- they tested a totally tricked out DMC- called it a 'works mini' or something or the closest you could get to a 'works mini'.It was expensive but so cool, as you guys are saying and showing.
Dave Miller sounds one interesting and very talented man!

edit - Just an observation, the no '9' on Winn's bikes pictured have a more square design from the no '9' on the OP's, which is rounded. However, still seems too much of a coincidence, for the number 9 and DMC stuff, to not be Paul Winns. He looked a great rider by his results and what others have said.

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Always was an excellent rider ...... at crashing usually

Moto Aspes, you know you want one

7/16/2018 5:57 AM

I sure hope Waunch keeps it. Too cool to let get away and ran into ground by someone who doesn't appreciate what it is. If he doesn't keep it, a Yamaha collector should have it. Maybe Eric Christianson or Bobby Winker of Lewiston, ID. They had 85 YZ80s back then.

BTW - Wes, I know who you and Eric W are. I'm Jay Jackson #824 on Yamahas.

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7/17/2018 2:26 PM

Hi Jay.....so you know Waunch would fit it perfectly and could rip on it! So could Eric. I’m going to try to get EW to bring it out and race some Vintage events in the 125 Revolution class.

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7/17/2018 3:31 PM

Dave being Dave, gotta love it. His stuff is art

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7/18/2018 5:32 AM

wpark89 wrote:

Hi Jay.....so you know Waunch would fit it perfectly and could rip on it! So could Eric. I’m going to try to get EW to bring ...more

Yeah, I was thinking too that Waunch could actually ride the YZ80 and haul arse on it! ....

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7/19/2018 11:44 AM

wpark89 wrote:

You're right. Paul was racing around this time, I know he made the motos at the Washougal National in 2000. I was on a KTM 250 ...more

That was my old bike.

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7/19/2018 11:54 AM

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quiknic wrote:

Are you selling pipe & silencer? I have a 91 project bike that I bought but I will not be getting around to it this year, ...more

If you’re willing to sell it I would really like to buy it. Paul Winn

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7/19/2018 12:15 PM

Awesome Paul!

I’ll text my buddy and let him know that you’re interested. So cool that it survived over 30 years without being spray painted black or totally destroyed.

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7/19/2018 4:18 PM

Awesome thank you!

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7/19/2018 4:50 PM

anniebertmojo wrote:

Dave being Dave, gotta love it. His stuff is art

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I want to be Dave Miller when I grow up.

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7/20/2018 8:23 AM

Paul_Winn wrote:

Awesome thank you!

Paul, Eric said to send him an email at

Eric@ewmxschools.com

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