If you're like a lot of people, sufficient funds can be difficult to come by when it comes to restoring or fixing up a an old dirt bike. Usually when we find the old ones, we like to fix them up and try to turn a profit. Or we fix them up and ride them for a while. Some dirt bikes can be restored on a small budget, if the engines are fairly sound that is. (That is the key, be … [Read more...] about Small Budget Dirt Bike Flip!
Before & After Projects
How old is too old? One day I came across an old 1983 Yamaha PW 50. This bike was 35 years old, WOW! That's as old as I am! After looking the bike over, I decided this could be a good snag and a fun challenge. This was definitely a diamond in the ruff. Restoring a 35 year old bike, bring it on! … [Read more...] about Successful Old Bike Challenge- 1983
If you have youngsters in the family that want to ride, it may be hard to shell out a bunch of money for something they will outgrow in a couple years. Yamaha has been building the PW 50 for over 30 years! This means there are many used ones to choose from and parts are cheap. Sometimes it can be hard to come across a 50cc of any kind that hasn't been a little beat up. Let's … [Read more...] about Tips for Overhauling a PW 50!
If you're a Yamaha fan, This restoration project is for you! One awesome thing about the YZ 250, is there are so many parts available to make them original or look like the newer bikes. There are a ton of options. I have had some great Yamaha bikes and they are just a blast to ride. I found this older YZ and thought it would be a fun project. The bike had been weathered pretty … [Read more...] about 2000 YZ 250 Restoration
I like a challenge when it comes to cleaning up dirt bikes. I found this 2003 TTR 250 for sale and I felt I would give it a go since I had never done one before. There was some work to be done, but I was up for the project. This particular bike didn't need much engine work, but the electrical was a mess. The plastics were also slightly faded and worn. Sometimes its hard to buy … [Read more...] about Cleaned up TTR 250 – Plastic Restoration Tips