1976 Yamaha HL500
Mike Adler bought the bike from his sponsor back in '94
(Action Cycles, in Tacoma). The profab kit used tapered
steering head bearings, a banana swingarm, different exhaust,
and the most obvious is the front engine mount. Many other
little things were also changed. Notice the footpeg location
between the profab and this bike, Torsten used Yamaha MX
250-360 footpegs and brackets which were farther forward.
The mounting point was a splined shaft made to fit the Yamaha
footpeg bracket. Mike utilized the same shaft and built his
own pegs . The supertrapp muffler was Mikes also, he put the
dent on the fender side of the muffler canister. Mike sent a
letter off to upsala sweden, was to either Bengt Aberg or
Torsten Hallman, he doesnt remember exactly until he finds
the letter, but they contacted Sten Lundin, shared the info
and were both very sure it was one of there old works bikes.
Needless to say they would like to see her back again. But
after all the work that Mike did originally and Jesse did
in its restoration it needs to stay in this collection for
everyone to enjoy.
This 1976 bike was owned by Jessee Buckley, WA and he did a complete
restoration on it. As you can tell he made it a perfect show queen.
The one year wait to get it back was worth every minute
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