Dumpster Diving for the Yamaha CT3

Joe Rankin revives a ready-for-the-scrap-heap Yamaha CT3.

Yamaha_CT3 Right Front View
Saved from the dumpster, Joe treated the 171cc 2-stroke CT3 with his custom touch. “I don’t really like the term ‘restore,’” Joe says. “Instead, I refurbish to my taste and change things to what I think might have been, or could have been, a hot rod factory version of the bike.”
Photo by Kevin McKlusky