Your Bike: 1974 Yamaha GT50

Andres Contreras from Bogota, Colombia spent two years’ worth of Saturdays with his father to restore this 1974 Yamaha GT50. He received the bike 16 years ago and he and his friends raced to see who was fastest around the parking lot. After sitting for 14 years, Contreras pulled it out after he discovered the cafe racer culture online. On September 6 he took the bike to the Meeting of Old and Classic motorbikes in Bogota. “I realized that it is a rare motorbike for this size, received a lot of looks and they took enough photos, he said.”

 

This GT50 sat in a Bogota, Colombia alley for 14 years before Andres decided to give it a third life.

This GT50 sat in a Bogota, Colombia alley for 14 years before Andres decided to give it a third life.

“It was a father and son project where I designed and ran most of the time and my dad was the one who welded or painted. I learned a lot and found out that it is more satisfying to have a motorbike that you made yourself.”

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  1. Jason Stegman
    Jason Stegman says:

    I watched the video of your bulid on on the RD350 by the looks of that bike the frame and wheels and stuff appears to be a RD400, but why did you build a DS7 top end on it and call it an RD350? I’m a little confused why you would run the older piston port jugs and not the True RD350 or RD400 reed valve cylinders?

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