Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

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Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby LucasV » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:11 pm

Well, after some digging through my property yesterday, I can across this beauty. After some research, I've come to the conclusion that it's a QT50, but I have no idea what year, the mileage, or anything else remotely specific.

That said, would it be worth restoring? It would be both, for a fun ride, and to probably sell sometime in the future.

It's going to need pretty much everything, as it's apparently been sitting for about 20 years.

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Where is the VIN? I've found a serial for the motor, but can't seem to find a VIN plate.
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re: Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby mopedlar » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:16 pm

Honestly, at best it's a parts bike. I wouldn't waste my time or money trying to restore it.
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re: Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby John » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:39 pm

I wouldn't even part it. Scrap only.
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re: Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby LucasV » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:46 pm

Is there no chance at all? I noticed a lot of the parts can be found online pretty cheap. The most expensive I've found is the engine (obviously) for about $80.

My son is really excited about it, and I would love trying to restore it with him. (If you have kids, you'll understand how valuable that time with them actually is.)
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re: Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby mopedlar » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:49 pm

I understand completely. I have three grown sons. There are far, far better project bikes to restore with your kid. You'll end up spending a $1K in parts restoring a bike worth around $350 restored.
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re: Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby xrongor » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:22 pm

while you may be able to find emotional reasons to restore that particular bike, there is no logical or practical reason. its too far gone...
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re: Yamaha QT50 -- Restoration

Postby wardie » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:17 pm

I agree with all..move on get something you have a chance at rebuilding and making it run.
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