I bought this Yamaha new in February 1976, a few months after I was married. I read Bob Greene's 10-page write-up in the January 1976 issue of Motorcyclist, so I knew it would be something special. It was used a lot for commuting to work in northeast Pennsylvania, many times taking the long way home. There were a few off-road excursions, too, and still-present scars on the turn signals and headlight ring are reminders that it weighs 300-plus pounds, and trials universal tires are better kept off rocky trails and on pavement. It's hard to believe now that my wife and I used to spend days off riding two-up through the north Pocono hills in sneakers, blue jeans, and open-faced helmets, without a care in the world.