Yamaha YD1 of Mark Cowdery

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Mark Cowdery from England finally realized his Yamaha dream. He always wanted the have the first twin cylinder bike, the extremely rare Yamaha YD1.

Now he has one, it is in a very good condition when you imagine that it is 50 years old. We are all waiting now to see Mark's progress in restoring this famous Yamaha motorcycle. There are not many more in Europe, if any!

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Nearly everything is there, also the carburettor covers.

 

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The exhaust system looks quite reasonable and the engine is complete.

 

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No major dents in the mufflers and the taillight is not cracked either.

 

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Headlamp okay and it comes even with an ignition key!

 

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The battery cover is gone, but as mark has the l.h. cover a duplicate can be made without too many problems.

 

 

 

 

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