I think the DS-6 is cool. I am really beginning to like the early Yamaha twins. I think the DS-6 is a piston port 250 that was the first of the horizontally split cases with alloy cylinders and the clutch not hanging off the end of the crank. My first bike was a YM-1, the 305 predecessor of the DS-6. It had vertically split cases, iron cylinders but with the clutch where it belonged.quote:Originally posted by borzwazie
Well Ken, to be fair, I did trip over my license plate in the garage today and cussed it out, if that makes you feel better. also, the taillight is under the seat where it belongs, so I'm not a total loss.
Anyway, I don't own any two-stroke roadbikes yet so I have that on you, at least. I would appreciate your thoughts on a '70 Yamaha DS6 I am considering.
To the OP: threadjack! get it running and stopping first before you strip it all down. don't get all "custom" until you do that. I did it the wrong way and it took me 3 years. honestly, the sidemount plate is/was just a quick fix so I could ride, I got tired of waiting, ken is right, I'm just trolling.
Put some pipes and carbs on it an have fun.