Personally, given that you are starting with a very rare bike, I kinda like the looks of this build:
Ahahaha, great idea.That white one looks sexy, just. But it's functionality, is in the shitter.
The next time someone says : "Nice Cafe", just give them directions on how to go to get the best coffee in town. And give a real vacant look. That will confuse people no end.
Danger, is my business."
Nice bike you have there... Welcome to the group!Hello all. Just purchased my third bike today. Kinda scary purchase though... first bike I have purchased to become a cafe racer AND the first bike I have purchased without a title. 1966?? Yamaha YM1. It has a trail of bills of sales going back to 1981 from previous owner and his father (hasn't been registered since the 70s). It runs great, goes through the gears no problem and looks like nothing else I have ever had before. It is just... beautiful. 40xx original miles and all #s matching. VIN came back from police in WI as clear and checks out on NIBC Vin checker. You guys recommend the Vermont route (heard it is SUPER easy) or trying MNDOT?
ANY help is appreciated in getting this beauty back on the road!
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The clutch pack appears to be two steel plates on this bike, not cork/fibre. My friends who have restored old YM1/YDS bikes stated roughing up the material will create a better contact between them. As there is rust on both surfaces, it could be creating contact issues? I have never worked on old bikes to this depth before so I honestly wouldn't know what the best fix for a slipping clutch would be in this case.Air bubbles in the oil injection lines sounds very familiar, I think my bikes always had air bubbles in the oil injection lines.
… just a thought that it might not signify a problem provided there is sufficient oil getting to the engine.
I am concerned about under oiling the motor on this beauty. I have a spare oil line, and I think someone posted a NOS gasket kit for it. Little worried about 50 year old rubber tho :x
" Going to resurface it and send it off to be worked up/sand blasted." … sand blast a clutch ?:I
… k, just so you know; a clutch is made up of alternating steel plates and fibre plates sandwiched together between spring loaded pressure plates. The fibre plates are constructed of cork or paper based material.
What are you going to have sand blasted and what material will that process be removing ?:I
Old thing I worry about is that it is NOS. 'new' 50 year old rubber I guess is better than 50 year old dry rubber.
No rubber in the kit.Old thing I worry about is that it is NOS. 'new' 50 year old rubber I guess is better than 50 year old dry rubber.