Re: Yamaha RT100 “Big Wheel” conversion

Graham Motzing /
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I just picked up one of these to beat around the farm! I was looking for something in that size that would be forgiving and crashable for teaching people to ride + start on one kick and ready to rip without warming up. Pretty much narrowed it down to that, mx100, ke100, etc.

It's goofy how many parts they used from other bikes, the engine is obviously a DT but even dumb other stuff like the oil tank is repurposed.

I'm missing the left tank cover and side cover, really ruins the look of the bike without it.

Before:

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After:

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It was pretty badly beaten but I was able to clean it up pretty good, stripped off the black rattle can on the seat and repainted white over the original white with plastic paint.. definitely a 10 footer but it runs great and ticks all the boxes. I can run out to check on stuff around the farm, go over to the neighbor, and once we start having people out to the farm again I think it will be great for teaching people to ride.

Mine is 19/16 stock but the front forks are so bad, they don't have a rebound spring so at the top of travel they slam hard. The rake is crazy too, geometry in general is just real bad. It's not an MX by any means but it's good for what it is. Quite a bit faster than it should be too, for how crazy bad the suspension is.

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  Yamaha RT100 “Big Wheel” conversionTopic by: Jimmy Cincinnati Jimmy Cincinnati 07/07/20 11:39PM
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