From:Doug Miller e-mail:radarsprint-A-yahoo.com
Subject:RE: RE: RE: Need some parts to complete a couple bikes! Date:Sun Jul 7 19:40:57 2013
Response to:18605
I understand Yamaha took most in trade for their next bike. They were never exported so a YA-1 out of Japan was smuggled out, the one in Seattle was transported on a Navy ship when the fellow was transferred home.

I'm guessing you and I could carry it up the gangway.

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I was unaware that the ya-1 was so rare. Yamaha apparently made a new
example of that bike also but was it a prototype or just rare also?
I'm sill looking for a stop lamp switch for my modified 59 hummer.
Anyone, anyone? Thanks, gene

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Good luck on the YA-1. I saw a frame locally noted to be a YA-1 but it had
been modified with 2 lower tube from the fork tube and 3 higher to reinforce
at the head tube, none welded well. It was suggested to have been the
campaigned Yamaha bike here on the west coast.

A story around here was that some fellow In the Seattle area was
commissioned to make a bike for the Yamaha museum. He used a Harley
engine a 5speed YA-2 transmission and made new sidecases to look like
the original bike. Then he made a tank and added Bantum shocks to the
back of a 53 Harley frame and put a glove box in the tank. Yamaha was
impressed and asked how he got the details so well done, He'd used his
neighbors YA-1 as a model. Yamaha didn't know that one existed.

I haven't confirmation on the story it's just what one of the fellows at the
local Vintage Bikes picnic told me over my '49.

Doug
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Hello all you hummer items out there!
First of all I wanna say Dixon was rear this year...wow what great
participation we had this year. Dana and his immaculate 1960 super ten,
"wild child" owned by john dutra a 1961 super ten, rich singer his lovely wife
and two dogs and their hummer under construction, mr strain and his pretty
black hummer, my small collection of bikes, the man of the hour mr. Dean
hummer himself with his 1955 hummer, the harley shortster, a 1956 bsa
bantam, a rust bucket 1972 DKW 125 enduro, a harley laggaro, and many
people. Just gets better every year.
Now to my real reason for posting: I'm feeling inspired to complete a few
bikes!
I need a few parts:
For my 1951 harley lightweight which is in process of being restored...I
need the pin that goes underneath to keep left pedal and kickstand straight.
For my 1959 way modified harley hummer, I need: a lheadlamp switch, a
stop lamp switch/ thingy, a clutch pedal, and foot pedal rubbers.
Anyone have any of these things they can help me with?
On another note, I'm looking for a DKW rt 125, a yamaha ya-1, and a
Russian made Mockba?
We're the any more bikes made that used same engine????
Thank you much! In advance.
Sincerely Gene