1975 Yamaha OW26 Refurbish

Ake Jonsson on the  ultra exotic Yamaha 0W26

In the coming months we will be refurbishing this 1975 Yamaha 0W26 400 used by Ake Jonsson in the 1975 500 World Motocross Championship. The bike has basically sat in this condition since 1975. It is all original and still has a lot of dirt on it from it's last ride. We will document most of the refurbishing process here on this site and post updates frequently covering disassembly, refurbishing the components and reassembly. Our goal will be to leave as much of the bike as original as possible. That means much of the refurbishing process will just be a very thorough cleaning of the original parts. We want to be as true as possible to the bikes originality, so even touch-up will be kept to a bare minimum. Since we actually purchased the bike from Ake Jonsson himself, we will be getting advise and direction from him throughout the process. Please check back often. Update notifications will be announced on our MXworksbike Facebook page.

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