1997 Yamaha TRX850

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Ps World -

Ifirst bought my TRX in 2005. Af­ter a few years of own­er­ship I sold it to my brother-in-law in 2008. He did 500 miles on it then laid it up in a leaky cow­shed. Need­less to say, it was in a shock­ing state when I pur­chased it back from him in 2015, but still with only 15k on the clock.

Af­ter a six-month stripdown and re­furb, I fit­ted an R6 shock and CNC adapter; R6 brakes, wheels and forks; SS dog bones; FZR400RR head­light; twin Rene­gade cans; K&N air fil­ter; Würth fork springs; and a mod­i­fied AR125 bel­ly­pan. It now makes a handy 76bhp at the wheel.

Res­cued from an un­cer­tain fate in the hands of a care­less rel­a­tive

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