John Reed

2011 World Championship competitor
BuilderJohn Reed
OwnerJohn Reed
LocationMorgan Hill, CA
Countryflag us USA
Bike NameGold Yamaha
Year/Model1980 pre-production TR1 Yamaha
Engine Make/SizeYamaha
DrivetrainConverted to belt drive
Frame Make/TypeHand made cold drawn M steel
Front EndHandmade stainless steel legs, 6061 trees
RakeBetween 39-41degrees
SwingarmHandmade cold drawn M/Steel
Wheels FrontHand made
Wheels RearHand made
Tires FrontAvon 21"
Tires RearAvon 16"
Brakes FrontModified AP calipers, hand made master cylinder and rotors
Brakes RearModified AP calipers, hand made master cylinder and rotors
Painter1982 Horst/Stu Garland, 2011 restored by Eric Solorio
Chroming/PlatingEngraving - Don Bloxidge
Additional InfoEverything except the tires and rear belt was hand made or modified by John Reed in 1981, bike was cleaned up in 2011.

Seat: Mike Corbin

Original sponsors: Paul Butler - Yamaha NV, Avon Tyres, Goodridge lines, AP Racing

Photography courtesy of Frank Sander


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