Hello all, I recieved a 1963 Yamaha YG1 from my uncle who was just going to junk it, and boy... after digging into this thing I can see why he would now. I have been working on it for the past few months and decided that through my struggling to find information on this little bike, I wanted to create a forum where I could recieve help and record the progress for anyone in the future who may need this information. The bike as it is right now is in boxes on shelves, taken completely apart. I am rebuilding the engine and all of the body parts are being powder coated white and black. Does anyone have any pictures or stories of their YG1? I would love to see them!
I got your message, and after I typed out my reply, however, I couldn't send it because I guess I am too new to this forum. Everything I wrote was lost, bummer. I will make it short and to the point, thank you so much! I hope you know how much I appreciate all of the help you have given me through this whole project! Very interesting point about the Japanese manufacturers and kaizen!
Another update, I picked up my parts from the powder coaters. I'm so grateful that I was given such a great price for this. I am still awaiting some engine parts and a few small bits and peices. Its taking everything in my power not to start wrenching on this already but I want to wait until I have everything.
Looks great, that will be eye catching for sure. Not many Japanese bikes were sold in the 60's with white frames, although they were available. Most buyers at that time preferred red, but I think certain models look very classy in white.