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!!
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.
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
77 bmw R75/7 der sofa
74 Suzuki t500 soon to be on the road
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.
ummm, JB, I made the seat. At least the upholstery part. The glass came from somewhere, I have so many cycle parts I don't remember where shit comes from any more.
and limegirl, yeah I saw that. the GYT kit for this thing was intense. the whole kit sold on ebay a month ago for $2000.00. Magneto, carbs, exhaust, pistons, cylinders and heads. Was supposed to be a real race conversion.
Camelhairy says the whole kit sold in his day for about $250.00, but to have it in a Yetman frame must have been the balls, instead of this presses steel thing.
the top of the motor will look really sharp at night with that cool headlight reflector unit on there. the midnight special agility section will be a chalenge at the jersey girl giro though. can't wait to hear it wail...nice job. definitely in the spirit of the giro.
I really liked that bike the way it was, but I love it now!
Johnny B, I just signed up for the spring giro. Probably ride the CA160 unless I have the Monza Jr. back together. Steve D is rebuilding the motor and the frame needs swing arm bearings. I am in Mexico for a couple more weeks, so nothing is getting done on the bike.
I picked up a used KLR650 to add to my fleet and replace my old 93 DR650. I got a really good deal from the original owner up in San Francisco. I purchased this for a couple of reasons... First... Me and my son want to do some adventure riding. He's going to pick up a KLR himself and sort it...
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in