Ray's Yamaha TW200


Zack at Machine-13 in Arizona isn't afraid to swim upstream in today's chopper gene pool. While other builders strive to replicate machines of the 1970's with parts, patina and metal flake, Zack mines inspiration and donor parts in the scratch-and-dent section of modern skate shops. Some manifestations of Zack's muse might be labeled kitch by non-believers, but his skate bikes have found an audience in the Arizona sun. One such believer is a guy named Ray, and his fat-tired fun machine looks ready to slap some curbs. Here's the short, sweet backstory on Ray's SK8 as told by its builder…

Ray wanted a bike he could bomb pavement and trails on in Prescott, Arizona. Ray is a huge fan of the work coming out of Crazy Orange in Japan, and we hadn’t seen anyone chopping TW200’s in the States. I decided to build something an old-school skater would like to ride. You can't ollie Ray's bike, but it does just about everything else. Thanks Ray for giving the chance to build your bike.


Builder: Zachary Taylor, Machine-13

Year, make and model: 2009 Yamaha TW200

Frame mods: Cut off rear section

Fork model: Yamaha

Engine size, model: 200cc Yamaha, custom exhaust and tweaked final gearing
Fabbed exhaust, and custom gearing

Front wheel size and tire model: 18" Bridgestone Trials

Rear wheel size and tire model: 14" Bridgestone Trials

Thanks: Thanks to Keith at Sucker Punch Sally’s, and of course Lowbrow Customs for always having the stuff I need

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Commented on 6-4-2011 At 05:50 am

Bad Ass and looks like a blast to ride.

Commented on 6-4-2011 At 07:39 am

fuckin hell I want one

Commented on 6-4-2011 At 07:45 am

Comment test.

Commented on 6-4-2011 At 10:33 am

Glad the comments are fixed, cause this is one rad lil scoot! Looks like it woulda smoked you guys around the track at the EDR, haha.

Commented on 6-5-2011 At 12:46 am

looks like a real fun ride!

Commented on 6-5-2011 At 04:52 pm

that thing looks like its crazy fun to ride

Commented on 6-5-2011 At 06:28 pm

Yeah, I would totally ride this thing everywhere. It looks perfect.

Commented on 6-6-2011 At 09:32 am

Somebody needs to come up with a catchy name for these things.
"Adult Mini Bike" about covers it, but doesn't sound positive enough ;-)

Commented on 6-6-2011 At 09:34 am

Bet he gets tired of getting asked all the time: "Is it freeway legal?"

Commented on 7-30-2011 At 06:49 pm

here i was thinking about a skate board fender and i see this. great work.

Commented on 8-31-2011 At 11:46 am

Killer! Love the fender and overall vibe of the bike. Wish I had thought of that...

Commented on 10-9-2011 At 03:25 pm

stick a 500 single in that dirt chop........then the FUN beginnnnnnnnnnzzzzzzz

Commented on 9-20-2012 At 08:53 am

GREAT tail light!

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