Breeze1405

Yamaha Breeze mods?

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Well hello there, I just recently registered, so Hi to all of you.

I bought a 1999 Yamaha Breeze for $1000 about two years ago. It was a fun bike when I first bought it, I was only about 90 pounds and about 14 years old. I started riding when I was 7 or 8, Dad bought me a Suzuki 80. Raced in NH a couple times and decided to try and race dirtbikes. Didn't like it and went back to 4 wheels. I bought the Breeze and went trail riding with my older neighbor atleast once a week during the summer. Soon began having idle problems and carb issues, so I let it sit for about 6 months. Just recently brought it to the shop and got it all tuned up and running great. My neighbor just bought a new 450, and the thing rips, I am still only about 100 pounds and about 5'3. I feel kind of left out of the fun, I got a automatic that really can't keep up to any of my friends. Is there anything I can do to make it pick up quicker, sound better, even look better? I am willing to sink money into it if it will be worth it. I have looked for aftermarket parts, but I seem to be out of luck. The plastics on the bike are gray and scratched, it is not a very attractive quad. Any suggestions for me?

I may buy an older blaster soon if I can't find some joy in riding my 125. I just don't feel like buying another used quad at the moment, and don't have the money for a new raptor 250.

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Welcome to the community! I think you've out grown that Breeze and should try and step up to something bigger. No matter what you do, that machine is still a 125 and will not give you the fun of a 250+ CC machine. I personally think you should get your hands on a Raptor 250 at the minimum.

If you don't have the money, maybe try buying a used Honda 300EX which is a fun atv to step up to from a lower cc machine.

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I would suggest getting a new quad rather than sinking money into a the old Breeze. Your money would be better spent on a different ride. You mentioned that you were thinking about gettting a Blaster, IMO one of the best deals out there for the money right now. There is a ton of aftermarket for them too. It is mild enough for nearly anyone to ride in stock form, however they can be made into a really fast machine. I know a guy who drag races a highly modified Blaster and he blows the doors off moderately modified Raptors, 450's, 250R's and even some mildly modded Banshees.

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I agree rather tham keep dumping money into a machine that at the end of the is still a 125. I think you should save up some money, try to sell the breeze and get something used. I know it's a pain in the butt, but you gotta go bigger to hang with your friends. Keep in mind that any quad, once you get to know the machine and you got the feel of it, It is not as exciting as the first time you threw a leg over it.

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Hi, I'm 34 yrs old and have raced almost anything with a motor, and without too I guess.

The breeze can be fixed up but it depends on how much you want to spend and how much of the work can you do yourself. I'm a welder, machinist, diesel mechanic, and motorcycle mechanic by trade. I've built and raced import cars, motorcycles, trailbikes, wheelers, trucks, snowmachines, you name it. I got out of wheeling when my kids were born but now I just bought and fixed up a 90cc for my son and a 90cc I'm working on for my daughter. For myself I'm building a 1989 Yamaha Breeze. I've built up a few Yamaha blasters lately with RM 250 2 stroke trailbike engines in them but I wanted something even lighter. The breeze will look almost stock when I'm done but I'm putting a 1978 Suzuki GS400 twin race edition streetbike engine in it. It fits perfect if you just trim the the tin belly pan/stiffner on the bottom of the tube frame. I went with the 1978 engine because it has electric and kick start and at 46hp from the factory and a 6spd manual tranny this little beast will go. I also may install one of my mnotorcycle nitrous kits if it needs it. The only other mods are a custom exhaust, stiffer and longet coilover shocks from a streetbike to handle the wieght of me and the engine and better tires. other than that she will look completely stock and most of that will be hidden by the factory plastic. So iot can be done but the question is why spend that on modding your perfectly running bike when you can sell it to someone that could use it and then buy something bigger to fix up and put your modding money into. Thanks, Innusiq.:wink:

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Innusiq can't wait to see pix of this thing. Breeze I just bought my son a Blaster and got a great deal on it. Hopefully we will be getting it running this weekend. I think he is going to have a blast with it. No pun intended. lol

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i highly recomend putting a 1988 honda cr 500 engine in ther.

Why a 1988???

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Hi. I'm taking build up photos of the breeze rolling chassy that was droped off at my house and the old race engine teardown and rebuilt before matching it to the chassy. My daughter is after me to fix up a wheeler for her also, so while I'm waiting for parts for mine I'll be working on hers. Plus I got 3 honda Z50's, 2 honda 200m's, cr80, Suzuki Dr650, a couple Honda 400twins and a couple Honda 750/4 that need rebuilds and repairs for summer. So it may take a little time but it should b a monster when it's done. I need to track down the side plastics that go where your feet go and connect to the front and back fenders and a Breeze seat. I thought one of my left over Blaster seats would fit but it is too long and wide to fit. Anybody got any of these kicking around? Thanks, Innusiq.

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You don't happen to have a Blaster rear brake caliper or a rear grab bar do you?

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Hi, no rear brake calipers or rear grab bars. Most of the blasters I fixed up were ones that some kid hacked apart trying to throw trailbike engines in them so there wasn't much left. Buddies of mine would pick them up for almost nothing and then talk me into rebuilding them back into somethiong worth riding. The first thing they seem to do is hack out most of the frame and crossmembers and then they don't know why there no strength left in the frame. I had to make new crossmembers and frame pieces to fit around the trail bike engines so they wouldn't fall apart going down the trails. I had to replace one of the rear brake calipers on one with a whole hydraulic assembly off a Rm250 trailbike and it worked pretty well. About all I have left of the Blasters is a steering stem and the seat. As soon as I can figure out how to post photos I'll post the ones of ewhat I started with for chassy and engine. Thanks, Innusiq.

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