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This is a discussion on The 1966 YL1 100cc TWINJET lives again within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; well, many of you may remember the rust colored bike I rode in last year's giro. Here it is, almost finished . . . and ...

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    The 1966 YL1 100cc TWINJET lives again

    well, many of you may remember the rust colored bike I rode in last year's giro. Here it is, almost finished . . . and it runs!! See ya in NJ.




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    nice job Evil


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    HUH!!!

    Looks REALLY nice.

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    The tank was NOS from Thailand . . . eBay find. Worked out well, There is a lot on this bike now from Bangkok, there seems to be a lot of NOS stuff there for these type of bikes. Couldn't be found or done without the ’net

    ps I didn't take a photo of the right side because I have only found a left NOS muffler . . . Still waiting for a right!!

    Edited by - imslow on Mar 13 2007 12:32:43 PM

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    Evil,
    Very nice piece of work there. That's a sharp little bike.

    I've seen some very cool stuff on ebay out of Bangkok but have always been hesistant to bid on it. So the transactions went smooth?

    I've been getting some NOS Honda stuff from Holland from a place BFD turned me on to....amazing what some of these other countries have for NOS.
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    I had four things come from Thailand, 3 different sellers, all arrived packaged beyond expectations. Time is about 8-12 days, that tank was $50.00 for shipping. (I can't tell from the carton exactly what it costs, as it is in rupees or something). It's a little weird, I know, sending paypal to someone so far away, but I did check feedback before ordering. And even then I was a little skeptical, as who knows whether or not that is real anymore. But it all worked out. Someone is reproducing the decals, got those on ebay too. Still looking for a set of footrest rubbers. The last pair on ebay went for $55.00. Anyone know of a cheap replacement? I'm not going for perfect here. Just drivable.


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    I was amazed how that little thing absolutely ripped.

    BTW, who's doing the spring giro on May 5th and 6th?

    Dgy


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    NICE
    you know there was a time when i looked at those small Jap 2 strokes as crap.
    But now i kind of find myself likeing them.
    maybe cause i am old ( 50 ) and these bikes were around in my youth
    or maybe it is the simple look of them.
    I even sold my 1984 FJ1100 a bike i loved after i started riding my 77 BMW R75
    at any rate cool old bike
    nice job

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    That is effin' SWWWEEEEET!!!

    Absolutely beautiful. If I knew there was someone on here restoring one, I would've alerted you to an auction that was going last week.
    It was a YL-1 race ported motor with the Factory GYT Expansion Chambers (in some kind of race frame setup I hadn't heard of).

    I have a chance to buy an old one here in town, but I have no room and too many projects as it is. If I do buy it, it will purely to put the engine in my RD60. I don't consider it a "true" RD in that it's a one cylinder.

    I just LOVE Yamaha 2-stroke twins.

    Did I saw that is a SWEET bike??? Drool!!!


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    Quicklime.....

    Please don't SAW the little Yamaha. Imslow worked hard on that project!!

    You want to know sweet. I raced a Yamaha TA125 last season and it was the balls.....quick little bugger.

    I got a new weapon for this season. 2 stroke of course.

    Champ

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