Phil's Toys

Some of Phil's custom bikes over the years...

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Yamaha TT250: The quest for the perfect trail bike in 2014/15

Actually, there can't be a perfect woods bike because there are different classes of riders. Intermediate to expert level fellows from 25 to 45 with abundant testosterone are perfectly happy with KTMs and the like with sky-high seat heights and more than needed power. But there's another bunch of riders who appreciate a scoot a little closer to earth with tractable power--novices and senior riders. I am part of the senior bunch and to them I recommend reaching back in time to obtain one of these older bikes and rebuilding it in a limited way. I paid $500 for one in great shape. My brother Ric spent $250 for an XT that needed more work. That's your price range-try to stay in it.

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drz-110-prokart-bikeMini DRZ 110 for indoor winter tracks

Just bought this mini and re-cloaked it in the TM/RM spirit for use at ProKart indoor tracks during the winter. On specific evenings during the week Minneapolis kart tracks have dedicated pit bike practice and race nights. This little monster will allow this old, fat body to have fun while others of my generation are worried if they'll make it to their easy chairs.

LIttle-4-grassOSSA DMR

This was my first real flat track bike. There is no substitute for the right handling dirt track designed frame. A "framer" will turn you into a slider. I put Trackmaster glass on the DMR which now is heresy. The paint scheme was for the Forest Lake Racing Team. A friend of mine, John Metz, now owns it and won't sell it back. I don't blame him.

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1974 XL 250 Honda-Vintage MX Bike
ManxbigfrntNorton Manx conversion for Yamaha 650
Norton Manx conversion for
Yamaha 650
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Honda 350 Trackmaster
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Yamaha 650 Street Tracker
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RD350_99 RD350_93
RD350_96 RD350_95
RD350/Champion

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Jawa 890 Speedway 1

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1974 Yamaha RD350 Cafe
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Honda CB450 Café
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XR200R Champion
Mad Dog Class Racer
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Jawa 890 Speedway 2
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Suzuki GT750 LeMans
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Polaris X60 Mini Bike
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1978 250 Six Day Ossa
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1983 FT500 Honda Ascot Café
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1974 Moto Guzzi V-7 Sport
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Vintage Minibike Racers
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CR250-powered Race Cart
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XL350 Grass Tracker
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