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"Apparently, according to tw.sinophilia.org "in 1987, the Japanese Shinji Kazama reached the North Pole on a modified version of it." Also referred to by some as a mini-scrambler"

Among the many mods the yamaha site photo version has the fins ground off (unlike the museum version) since it was driving in such cold climate. I'd love to find more info on this bike.

Edit ....Actually it turns out be a ty250 engine!
 

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After looking closely at the TY250 (a 2 stroke trials bike) it appears that the a TY250 was fitted with a TW swing arm, rear tire, gas tank, seat and rear cowling, and the rest is modded ty250. I'm not sure if we can brag about about driving a bike that's been to both poles when it's so far from being a TW...but still a super cool bike and i WANT ONE!
 

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I used to make that claim anyway if someone was very interested in my TW. :D
After looking closely at the TY250 (a 2 stroke trials bike) it appears that the a TY250 was fitted with a TW swing arm, rear tire, gas tank, seat and rear cowling, and the rest is modded ty250. I'm not sure if we can brag about about driving a bike that's been to both poles when it's so far from being a TW...but still a super cool bike and i WANT ONE!
 

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odd arrangement system they have, and it switches up after clicking on one. ??

notice the '98 japanese model has square '87 style turn signals. ??

cool find!
 

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Similar but I like the 95 better myself.

I would like to see every version on a big poster. I'd buy one for my shop.

Were those round headlights OEM or is Yamaha showing customs?

OMG the 87 area N/A Studio photo I'm guessing a concept version . Too cool! It's even got studded tires skinny front and handles all over it.
https://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom/library/detail.php?id=232405
ice racing?...

i always liked to look through the customs for ideas...
https://tiwiecustom.blog4ever.com/photos?page=1
 

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ice racing?...

i always liked to look through the customs for ideas...
https://tiwiecustom.blog4ever.com/photos?page=1
Would do well for it but nope...more extreme. Driving to the North Pole. After that he had further mods and drove it to the South Pole. My following posts on the previous page give more detail about that bike.

On another note there's a street racer that looks NOTHING AT ALL LIKE A TW WHAT SO EVER! WTH?
 

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"Apparently, according to tw.sinophilia.org "in 1987, the Japanese Shinji Kazama reached the North Pole on a modified version of it." Also referred to by some as a mini-scrambler"
I was looking for Kazama's exploits and found an old Japanese talk show with some footage of his exploits. Some of the hill climb footage is... outrageous.

EDIT use this link to skip ahead to the actual segment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2J5AwpgNY0&feature=youtu.be&t=488
EDIT 2 Here's the segment with the bike in question:
https://youtu.be/H2J5AwpgNY0?t=687

 

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Nice stuff. I like the 2014 best.
 
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