On Any Sunday has had a strange effect on me. Now I can totally picture myself racing across the Baja desert someday. Also, my trip from Sacramento to Yosemite via back country routes left me longing for a similar kind of trip, but this time on a motorcycle. I really like the way the motocross bikes from the 70s look, and the answer to all these needs is buying an enduro motorcycle from that era. I never expected to stumble across an enduro this cheap (I will not mention how much I spent, but it is less than 1000$). Yes, I bought this motorcycle. It doesn’t run, and it is in a really bad condition from the looks of it, but I think that is a good thing. I’ll restore this beast and ride it someday, and I think it is a reasonable step up from the 150cc motorcycles I am used to riding back in India. I also found websites with lots of spares for this model, because of it’s evil twin… the 1974 Suzuki TM400 Cyclone. It was called cyclone for a reason.
I am picking this motorcycle up from Illinois this weekend, and I will post more pictures then. I will also keep posting pictures of the bike as it goes through restoration. I don’t expect the restoration to be easy or the bike to be reliable, but that is the best part.