not the moped version, '88 FS1

picked up this '88 Yamaha FS1 that was imported to the US from the Netherlands about 20 years ago and then sat in dry storage... fresh gas, a carb clean and she fired right up! Ahhhh they dont make em like this anymore

this is NOT the moped version - there was one (FS1-E) sold in the UK iirc with pedals. this is kick start version with a Full Clutch 4spd !! 22k kilometers which i think is like 12 or 13k miles ? idk, it doesnt show it in the least bit. damn near museum quality... runs and rides great! for anyone interested, paid $700 for her - imo that's a great deal. in Maryland there's a 50cc loophole where all you need is a BoS to get a title for Anything 50cc or less! sooo that's in the mail otw

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What a steal! At 700$ you could ship it back here and still make a profit.

What year is on the insurance plate on the back and could you take a pic of the dealer sticker above that?

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sure i'll check it out after work today

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Is this rotory valve motor? Carb under the side cover? I have an 80cc cylinder and piston that may fit it from my 64 yamaha yg1. Engine looks almost the same.

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Haha I think I asked you that about your other yami step through.

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yes sir! im pretty sure it's pretty identical to my '65 yamaha U5... top end at least and carb wise. i love the sound of rotor valve winding out

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wild! what a score

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niiiice score

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I am pretty envious.. very cherry.. please keep it factory stock.. Then put the True Grits on your calendar for October:

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Sweet bike, I would be curious if it's restricted as all the bikes I have gotten from the Netherlands with the Yellow plates have been the restricted version.

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> Sweet bike, I would be curious if it's restricted as all the bikes I

> have gotten from the Netherlands with the Yellow plates have been the

> restricted version.

how would i tell ? exhaust restricted ?

it feels like it should have more... but runs out the gears too quickly almost imo, but that could be a retrictor im hitting

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Chris Szuba Wrote:

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> > Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Sweet bike, I would be curious if it's restricted as all the bikes I

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> > have gotten from the Netherlands with the Yellow plates have been the

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> > restricted version.

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> how would i tell ? exhaust restricted ?

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> it feels like it should have more... but runs out the gears too quickly

> almost imo, but that could be a retrictor im hitting

Typically it'd be a porting restriction with tall final drive gearing, at least on the euro shifters I have had/sold.

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I'll ask how it's restricted. However, if you leave it completely untouched someone in the Netherlands will gladly pay you 2000€+ for it.

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> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> I'll ask how it's restricted. However, if you leave it completely

> untouched someone in the Netherlands will gladly pay you 2000€+ for it.

true... oem is best. idk if i want to sell it... aha

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The inlet is restricted, carb could be 10/12mm should be 16. If the inlet is rotary the opening is too small, if it has a normal inlet there could be a bushing pressed in there.

Edit: And the exhaust bend is probably 28mm, should be 32mm.(edited)

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> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> The inlet is restricted, carb could be 10/12mm should be 16. If the

> inlet is rotary the opening is too small, if it has a normal inlet there

> could be a bushing pressed in there.

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> Edit: And the exhaust bend is probably 28mm, should be 32mm.

awesome! good to know!

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I used to have a 1971 G7S 74cc, I believe. 4 speed, stock would go 55, topped out.

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WOW! that is a steal. Reminds me more of an RD50 almost.

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Here ya go

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Thanks! So it was last insured in 1990 and bought in either Zoetermeer or Leidschendam, but the shop doesn't exist anymore though.

I was actually born about 10 miles from Zoetermeer.

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