Radical Yamaha Blaster Build!

Not your everyday Yamaha Blaster

By the Staff of Dirt Wheels


Hunter Lovelace hails from Muskoka Canada and likes to build brilliant old school custom ATVs. He took one of his old prized machines, a 1988 Yamaha Blaster, and decided to rebuild it better than before for his younger brother.

A lot of the parts that Hunter installed are near impossible to find these days and give it a custom look and feel from the 90’s! The mods include:

Motor: Duncan / Paul Turner ported, decked, and polished motor, 175 PSI compression running on VP C12, Pyramid reed valve, factory 7 airbox, K&N filter with outer ware, Graydon Pro Line right bend exhaust, Barnett dirt digger clutch.

Chassis: Burgard +3 standard travel a-arms with Elka stage one shocks in the front, stage 3 dual rate Elka shock in the rear steel braided brake lines, 03+ hydraulic brakes in the front, DG V Pro Bumper, T rock +4 swing arm running Suzuki GSXR rear brakes, G force adjustable axle, Jansenn +2 steering stem, rental fat bars, Powermadd handguards, AC wide rear grab bar, DG nerf bars, Trenga Racing graphic kit and seat cover, ITP aluminum rims


Hunter states “This machine was put together to be a rider… not a show quad. No fancy powder coating or chroming, original paint on everything… for now. Hopefully, this motivates others to build a sweet old school blaster!”

We love seeing projects that don’t just sit around and collect dust. We want them to be utilized to their full potential in the dirt!

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