TRX parts are plen­ti­ful

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Yamaha Trx850 -

Ja­panese im­ports have a black en­gine and gold Brembo brake calipers, while UK bikes have sil­ver en­gines and frames and stan­dard Su­mit­omo four-pot calipers (though many calipers have been changed).

Gen­eral con­di­tion

Yamaha went through a rough patch in terms of qual­ity in the mid-’90s and thetrx was one of those af­fected, so watch out for typ­i­cal prob­lems in­clud­ing warped brake discs, short-lived shock ab­sorbers and gen­eral rot. On the up­side,trxs to­day are gen­er­ally owned by peo­ple who care for them rather more than the av­er­age mo­tor­cy­cle.

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