Barn Find vs. KMPR Restored
An original barn find 1976 Yamaha SRX suspension and one that spent several days with Dad getting blueprinted, plated and put back to better-than-new condition.
Seven x 4 Wobblies
340 SRX Update #7
Belly pan installed. Waiting for two NOS Yamaha bits before the rear suspension goes in, and then it should be rather Lego-like from here-on-in.
340 SRX Update #6
Brick by frozen brick.
Dad's 1976 Yamaha 340 SRX has started its build back up for his run next month at Eagle River.
Even Paul has pitched in, despite his hatred of snow machines; making the new rear tunnel guard, making a sleek tunnel patch and taking the dings out of the belly pan.
It'll soon be sporting the #124 that Dad ran with his original 340 SRX chassis that he bought in 1979.
340 SRX Update #5
The bare bulkhead and tunnel of the 1976 Yamaha 340 SRX dad will be piloting on February 16th.
Tomorrow, the build begins. #124 will soon fly again.
And no, he will not be using his old 1976 Yamaha lid shown. Somehow he used it until he stopped racing in 1988. Safety rules must have been rather relaxed back then.
The Devil is in the Details
340 SRX Update #4
Yesterday, Khyro approved of Uncle Paul's fix of Grandpa Rick's Yamaha 340 SRX snowmobile, which had a rather large tear in the tunnel from a previous owner that was using studs in the rubber track that were too long and tore through the aluminum.
Paul incorporated some things he has learned along the way in our four-wheeled pursuits, and thus, the end product will be stronger than what Yamaha came up with when the SRX model debuted in 1976.
The 1990s Aesthetic in Helmet Form
Guy Schneider's Simpson Voyager helmet that I recall him having when I first stepped foot at Badger Kart Club in June, 1996 with his old kart. Totally mid-1990s in color and theme. Totally rad.