Old Yamaha add.
Old Yamaha add
Never noticed it. Must have been the "triangle" stand of the time, for MX bikes. Lol
I would drive that
Yea, my K had a similar one. Not a kickstand. It had a hook that hooked over the crosswise tube in the frame at the back of the motor and a U shaped cradle that sat under the frame tube running forward. Much more stable setup than those triangle stands.
84 YZ250, I had one, great, reliable bike
Is it just me or do the spokes look weird
No the spokes were weird. Yamaha came up with this gimmick called Z spokes to combat Suzuki's brilliant straight pull spoke system where each spoke was actually two spokes that came in from the rim, took a z turn through the hub hole then went back out to the other side of the rim if you get what I mean. They were an awful system and they only persisted with them for a few years.
I'm surprised you picked that up from the pic Cody I can't actually see it but it probably made the spoke pattern look weird too.
I noticed it in the back wheel first Geoff Faulkner then looked at the front one
In my experience the 84 YZ was not one of their best efforts, as Geoff Faulkner said the Z pull spokes were rubbish always coming loose even in a 20 min moto. It was also well down on power compared to the RM an CR, the build quality was not up to Yamaha's usual standard as it broke easily in a crash. On the plus side it handled better than anything else on the track that year. I also found the power valve a real pain in the ass to clean and maintain
In some way's the K's were better bikes. The Americans were putting K barrels on their 125's to make them go better.