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saw a yamaha today, it was orange and looked like shit. Couldnt place the model so i figured i would post up some of the obvious things that stuck out so maybe someone would know what it was. Had no springs, chorme front end looked stock, had old shcool dirt bike bars on it, no speed, just a tach that went to about 7000-9000 rpms, regular seat with a metal rack that sat directly behind it, and i wanna say that on the battery cover portion it said torque-matic or torque something on it. Anyway, guy found it in a garage when he bought the house and didnt have a clue what it was, so i figured one of you old shcool guys might know. Also, looked like it had dirt bike tires on spoke wheels, and had front fender.
 

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Well, if it had a front fender, it's got to be a motorcycle...of some kind. Regular seat, eh? Only one Yamaha ever had a regular seat. I think it was called Normal Motorcycle. It probably said torque induction, and that is the only useful piece of information in the whole garbage...and not enough to go on, duder.
 

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gods honest, no joke im telling you i could not figure out what it was and the owner didnt even know what fork seals were(they had been replaced), also asked if it had compression and he said the key turns over but it doesnt it start. Now i know that im no fucking genius by any means when it comes to older bikes, but i could not figure out for the life of me what it was. No title, been sitting for years, or centuries, who knows, but if anyone know of torque-matic on yamaha, thats my best geuss to track down the age before i buy this hunk of metal
 

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yamaha dt-mx or rt-mx 360cc dirt bike, damn sorry for the silly shit
 

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got it figured out, called up a guy who deals witha lot of old dirt bikes and he said thats most likely what it was(he said torque whatver the hell were acutally reed valves or some crazy crap who knows, all i now is that it made one hell of a mice home around the carb
 

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No kidding, you found a genuine 1971 Yamaha Mouse Shit 450! Run don't walk....those are collectable.
 

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There are numbers and letters inscribed on the engine. There are numbers and some letters inscribed or otherwise affixed to the head stock. Just write those down and enter them into the search field for almost any interweb search engine.

That oughta do er.
 

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There are numbers and letters inscribed on the engine. There are numbers and some letters inscribed or otherwise affixed to the head stock. Just write those down and enter them into the search field for almost any interweb search engine.

That oughta do er.
 

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How about a few more details to help with the guessing game:

Single cylinder or twin cylinder(s)?

Low pipes or single high pipe?

Single carb or twin carbs?

Did it have any stickers like DT or RD on the side covers that you remember seeing

Twin shocks or Mono-shock rear end?

That should help to narrow it down, but an engine or frame number would be ideal if you could get them
 

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How about a few more details to help with the guessing game:

Single cylinder or twin cylinder(s)?

Low pipes or single high pipe?

Single carb or twin carbs?

Did it have any stickers like DT or RD on the side covers that you remember seeing

Twin shocks or Mono-shock rear end?

That should help to narrow it down, but an engine or frame number would be ideal if you could get them
 
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