A Gunnar Gasser throttle and Sunline front-brake lever
were mounted up.
The 43mm clamps were purchased on eBay, as were the
bar risers. Ditching the stock swept-back clamp/bar mount
and using 43mm triple clamps with bolt-through rubber-mount bar clamps allowed BP to run bar risers and get bars
up and forward for his tall, svelte stature.
Xtreme YZ was a place that BP turned to for seat foam and
a cover, pegs and Hurricane tank graphics. DC Plastics was
the choice for fenders, number plates and backgrounds.
Race Tech ;ts in
their gold valves
and re-springs the
43mm fork, which he
bought on eBay for
$99. In its day, the
front brake was the
In his garage you will find a 1979 brochure for the YZs,
and since Bob Hannah invaded his manly dreams, finding
a good 400 on Craigslist was his goal for this year’s DITD.
He found one—a pretty beat-up unit that was mated to an
engine that actually ran quite well. With his buddy Daryl
turning the wrenches and providing the know-how, they
took the bike down to the frame, the engine to the cases,
and proceeded to get the bike in race shape. Here’s a look
at the rebuild and some first-person commentary on the
mission, the necessary parts and their outsourcing. In the
world according to BP, going vintage racing requires three
elements: a thick wallet, patience and finding some fool to
work on the bike for you. ❏