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Online Martin I Henry

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2011, 09:11:13 PM »
TMX Special feature. 1985 Yamaha Off-road Range added.

http://davesbikes.weebly.com/articles.html

Check out the Fowlers of Bristol advert for IT175J's. £899.00 inc VAT. Bargain ! These were actually 5X8 US models, not as shown in the photo !

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2011, 06:44:27 AM »

TMX Special feature. 1986 Yamaha Off-road Range added.

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Last of the special features I have to share.
Anyone know if there were any before 1982 and after 1986 ?

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2011, 07:27:07 PM »

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Anyone know if there were any before 1982 and after 1986 ?

Pretty sure you have the whole series, I'll make a call to someone who will know.

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 07:16:22 PM »
Thanks for posting these.  I loved reading these articles, especially 85 and 86 with that BASS shock.  That's something that was before my time and always fascinated me.  Sounded like it should have worked.  Apparently not. 

I'm from the US and never heard of TMX.  Was TMX some sort of advertising publication for the YZ series funded by Yamaha?  I saw all the Yamaha ads and noticed an absence of complaints or criticisms.  I mean YZs are good, but come on!  Thanks again for posting these - a great read.

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 03:58:54 AM »

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I'm from the US and never heard of TMX.  Was TMX some sort of advertising publication for the YZ series funded by Yamaha?

TMX: Trials and Motorcross News was and still is a UK based weekly publication. It's in a large format, similar in size to a newspaper, making copying an article rather difficult.

Link to TMX news :http://www.tmxnews.co.uk/

Those YZ articles were Yamaha funded  ' pull out ' additions to the normal paper. Still good reading though !

I can't remember if Honda, Suzuki, and Kawasaki did the same thing.

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 03:20:01 PM »
Interesting.  So you must have had to take pictures of them.... or else you have a giant scanner:)  I had heard of VMX before, checked out the site online, and now realize the connection between it and TMX. 

Too bad the TMX doesn't have a historical archive.  I love reading about those 80s bikes, so I was crushed when The Motorbike Archive went offline without me saving more than a couple of YZ and IT pages.   I grew up bikin' in the early nineties without a lot of extra money, so I had second-hand 80s RMs, XRs, a CR, and an IT.  I shudder at the thought of upside down forks and love flipping through the literature at this site at the end of the day when i SHOULD be gettin' ready for the next day of work.  lol.  Awesome!

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Re: TMX Special feature. 1982,1983,1984,1985,1986 Yamaha Off-road Range.
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2017, 04:55:50 AM »
Hmm... link comes to a page that wants a password.... bummer
In Garage, Yamaha s: -83 IT175, -86 IT200, -81 IT465, -90 XT600Z,
Honda s: -97 CR125R, BMW: -11 R1200GS 30th edition