1983 Yamaha YZ100 & YZ125 Restored

These Blasts From The Past Are Ready To Blast Some Modern Berms!

For the past few months you’ve been drooling over all the brand new 2017 model introductions and tests. Well, here is something to break the monotony. Check out Terry Tinney’s 1983 YZ125 and YZ100! The test rider is Test Rider: Aviery Hickey, and the track is River Valley MX in Boyd, TX.

1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
Head turners. Tinney rebuilt both bikes from the ground up to compete in the Marty Tripes 100cc Works Revenge at Rio Bravo MX in November and other local vintage races.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
Available everywhere but the USA in 83’. Terry was digging the red/white over the factory Yellow.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
This YZ100 has come a long way from a barn find. rebuilding this rare machine has become a common trend amongst vintage enthusiasts.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
Both Bikes have machined hubs with ceramic bearings, Sun rims, and rebuilt and modified suspension by Race Tech.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
The Pro Circuit exhausts had to be custom modified to fit both bikes.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
Eric Gorr rebuilt and tuned the motors for the two machines.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
The modified suspension on the 100 felt surprisingly stable, even for a vintage bike. It tracked well in corners and the nimbleness made it a blast to ride.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
What the YZ100 lacked in power, it made up for with enthusiasm. You have to keep it high in the RPM to get much out of it, but it sounds great.Photo by Jacob Souder
1983 Yamaha YZ's Restored
The 100 was so light that it begged to be scrubbed!Photo by Jacob Souder