Build a budget Street Tracker tribute to help keep me out of trouble in my retirement free time. My other bike is a Valkyrie and I was looking for a lighter kick around option.
A couple of years ago I was offered a garage find Virago at a price I could afford. I’m not into 80’s cruisers but I am interested in Street Trackers since I raced Flat Track in the 70’s. I saw the potential in the Yamaha and agreed with myself on a $1000 all in budget. I have a few other toys so I had no deadlines but as she took shape I was hooked.
Changing the stance and appearance of an ’80s lean-back feet-forward cruiser into a more upright feet centered tracker tribute to reflect my style and weird personality.
I’m not a mechanic- but I took a bike that was dormant for over 10 years and got it running.
Also- it’s not at all like me but I kept it within my budget (so far).
I’m not sure what my neighbors think about a 70 year old man with a big smile on his face riding around the neighborhood on a bike with number plates. My brothers who raced with me see the attraction to Trackers and like the ride and torque.
Others ask what the heck is it?