Your Collection: 1971 Yamaha Mini Enduro JT1Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 10:05 AM
This weeks collection comes to us from Dennis McCorkle.
My retirement project has been to restore my original 1971 Yamaha Mini Enduro JT1. I won this bike in a contest from a weekly motorcycle newspaper "Motor Cycle Weekly" at a half mile dirt track race at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. This was the second place prize! The paper didn't make it for the long haul but the bike did. I have made training wheels for this bike and my 4 kids and 2 nephews, plus multiple neighbor kids (all adults now) learned to ride.
The first picture is a banner (circa 1960's) from a local Yamaha dealer that burnt down. This banner was salvaged.
Pictures 2-4 showing my bike that I have restored from the ground up. Using all original Yamaha parts.
After a few test rides when I had completed my project, the last picture shows where it now is displayed in my family room. (My wife is not too happy).
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