Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Virago-based Flattracker

Cycle Sept 1982
Yamaha's very interesting attempt at a Virago-based flattracker. The engine was mounted in a very adjustable chassis, an aluminum plate behind the steering head allowed the front end to be moved fore and aft while extra long slots in the swingarm allowed adjustment on that end. The shock mounts were infinitely adjustable and swingarm pivot was also adjustable up and down. To no avail, it never worked very well. Some put it down to the fact that the motor turned backwards.
Below, a different frame configuration.
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