Your Collection: 1980 YZ80G

March 26, 2012 9:10am

This weeks collection comes to us from Bryan Jones in Arizona.

Took this bike from a beat up “basket case” to what you see here. One of my riding buddies who is sporting “Salt and Pepper” hair like me said this bike made him wish he was 11 or 12  years old again…..I have to admit, it did me too. I sand blasted the frame and swingarm then recoated them with jet black ceramic paint and took the forks and shocks apart and totally refurbished them (ceramic coated shock spring, new seals, oil and shock body coating). The tough part was tracking down all the OEM NOS parts over the course of two years (Cables, fenders, etc). I have to say it was well worth it, I have a soft spot for these little YZs. Serious little machines back in their time.