Use the persons private message or email to determine availability. Designers and fabricators will love the real steel fenders and belt design as they take the Bolt C-spec and fulfill the Star mantra of we build it, you make it your own. A few of the Special's small touches deserve mention: Yamaha has wisely placed the fuel tank's filler cap to the right of center, so the tank can be filled to capacity even when the bike is leaned over on its sidestand. Above all I loved it for the the sound of the triple winding out to full song, definitely not a twin and not a four either. The forward part of the seat may appear to be cut lower than most, but its unladen height is 31.
Runs and drives like it is truly brand new. The oil seal in the final drive blew out twice, soaking the rear tire with 90wt grease. A particular problem was with 2nd gear. This model had triple contact breaker points making timing adjustment complex. Some of the Specials are all flash; more often, now, they offer mechanical features that justify prices many riders have been paying for cosmetics alone. The tank now sports the familiar piping around the contours picking out the detail.
Modified matte black tank and body. But it cannot be said that the existing handlebar, however unhandy it often is, seriously affects the Special's stability or willingness to hustle around corners. Most other maintenance chores also have a 5000-mile spacing, and the owner's manual says that all but those involving the squirting or pouring of oil should be left to a dealer. Related bikes List for comparison of specs. Email, Text or call 304-579-5948. Also, the position of the air stem is such that it can't be reached with some air nozzles. Category - Engine - Posted Over 1 Month For sale is this rare to find in this clean condition, 1980, yamaha 850 special 3 cylinders, whith almost no scratches, in original condition, please judge by the pictures and remember , is 34 years old bike.
Seat is torn on both sides at bottom edges with tiny spots of what is believed to be latex paint. The biggest difference is that the Hitachi carburetors provide a clean, no-lurch throttle response on the road but perform poorly at the drag strip; the Mikunis, of course, gave approximately opposite results. This Yamaha is not blessed with an abundance of cornering clearance, but stiffening the suspension will let you make best use of what it has, and it minimizes both rear-end torque reaction and braking nose-dive. If you do donate to the site, we thank you for your support. Stored in a garage and started periodically to set out side for sale. Although the 1200 was faster, the 900 just felt more alive, somehow.
I learned to always use the kick starter if the bike had been sitting any amount of time. This bike ran great when placed in storage in 2008. Besides, as one Yamaha representative confided, competition would make Mikuni work harder. Regardless of the race bikes, triples make a lot of sense on the street, with extra torque and reduced cost. It is 36 years old so there are a few nicks here and there. Category Standard Motorcycles Engine 850 Posted Over 1 Month Try this again do to nonpaying bidder. The bike's suspension is too good for that, and it's adjustable, which means that if you don't care for what it's doing you can make it do something else.
Must have indorsment and cash in my hand to test drive. I have never seen or heard it run and I'm unsure of mechanical condition. MotoSport Motorcycles Finance Department works harder then anyone else to get you the best loan possible. Two other changes have been made in the triple's drivetrain. I am not a snowmobile enthusiast I grew up in California , but I am aware that Yamaha builds some extremely powerful snowmobiles used for both recreation and racing. Starting with the frame it was de-tabbed, upswept hoop fitted, and powdercoated in the gray you see.
If you consider buying this bike, you should view the list of Look at photos. Or does it bother you that Specials seem to place more emphasis on style than function? This made for smooth running but with no engine reinforcement of the chassis, really lousy handling. My name is Bj English and I run my shop called here in northeastern Missouri. If the battery is low, you probably won't be able to kick start the triple easily because: A the kickstart drive is virtually an overdrive and the resistance of cold oil would have you jumping on it with both feet to turn the engine; and, B the drive's ratchet doesn't engage until the lever is shoved down almost horizontal, allowing only about 45 degrees of well-muscled starter shaft rotation. New rear tire last season, front probably has another season or so left in it. Category - Engine - Posted Over 1 Month 850 Special in great shape. In normal riding the Hitachi carburetors were lean, but clean.
Again this bike does need work and will be sold as is. The law, which reflects in this instance the reasonable and heartfelt wishes of all Americans not already deafened by truck traffic, says that motorcycles shall be effectively muffled. My name is Michael Stanton 315-725-1966. Currently, four-cylinder bikes are limited to 1000cc and twins are limited to 1200cc. Although they talked about a crossplane triple which is not really known at this point.
Rode it about two years and then sold it due to financial needs related to todays flat economy. Engine and transmission : 826. The swing arm was so short that shaft-jacking was greatly exaggerated and made smooth shifting tricky. Also the bike came with bags which aren't currently on the bike. Touch is tightly, I feel secure.