Two-Stroke Scramble: 1968 Yamaha Big Bear

When Al Roller came across this 1968 Yamaha YDS-3C Big Bear, he tore it down to the frame and restored it to perfection.

Left-hand view of Yamaha Big Bear
More street bike than offroad scrambler, the Big Bear was — and still is — a surprisingly competent dual-purpose bike thanks to good power and reasonable weight.
Photo by Jeff Barger