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flyday58 last won the day on November 17 2017

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  • Birthday 04/02/1958

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    1978 DT175E; 1971 AT1C; 1983 XVZ1200; 1974 GT80A, 2017 TW200

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    Is the smoke blue because Yamalube is blue?

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  1. Thanks for the link. And thanks for clearing up who Flybe is, always wonder about the labels on the side of airliners over yonder!
  2. So everything is on site and ready to be installed, now I just have to find time to get to it. Hopefully Friday or Saturday I can post a ride report. I had trouble finding someone to set the rivets in the clutch basket for me - Here in the US we are fond of giving up the fine arts of keeping the old stuff running in favour of football (not futbol) and following Trump tweets and the latest mass shooting. Damn, I wish the forum name "Cynic" was still available, cos it's ME!! Regardless of all that, I found an oldster locally who has, for me, a dream shop of old motorcycles and parts. He has
  3. Update: almost there. I replaced the bearings and seals in the rear wheel so it's ready to go. I received the correct internals for the clutch basket, now it's just a matter of getting the rivets bucked and I can install it and put the engine back in the frame. I am anxious now to see how it's going to run and ride. Alas, it will be next week before I can get the basket to a local recommended machine shop to get the rivets set. Stay tuned.
  4. I swear it wasn't me!! Never had a good look at it though. Guess I should look at the front wheel... Some ancient history: I went to what we call in the states a junkyard, specifically a motorcycle yard, back around 1997 or 98, as near as I can figure, in search of a project bike. I had been out of touch with scoots for quite a few years, but something gave me the bug and I went looking. I found two 1978 DT175 basket cases in this yard and picked them both up for $125 US. It took quite a few years to get it sorted to one rideable bike, with copious support from a then-budding ebay. About
  5. Um. Update from Mr. Stoopid. Firstly, thanks to all on this site for your valuable {can'tthinkoftheword} through the years. It's great to have a forum with such knowledgeable and nice chaps/chapettes to come to. Unlike many US-based forums. Insight! that's the word!! Your valuable insight! And if I had come back to this thread I would have purchased the correct clutch hub cushions the first time; all I had to do was watch the vid Sir Hat of Black posted. Now I am waiting for the second set to get here from Thailand. Engine is together and ready to install, sans clutch basket, which is
  6. I DO know about rotating those darn plates! Interestingly, the left-hand case I didn't reuse has the original bearing still in place and it has a good bit of wobble with the crank installed also. Right side seems okay, must be a leftie thing!
  7. Depending on where the bike has been stored I would do a thorough check of all the wiring. Oops, just noticed the post date. Still there?
  8. Thanks for the link. I will try to get the basket apart tomorrow and see what it looks like in there. I was discouraged with some crank play I found so I decided to tear the motor apart. Good thing, it looks like whatever case sealant I used 10 years ago failed; it appears that the 2-stroke oil was leaking into the crankcase, causing the foul odor and cruddy-looking case oil. The left main bearing has a ton (tonne) of movement up and down so I'm going to replace it. I've forgotten the history on this motor but I think I swapped the left crankcase out without bothering to renew the bearing
  9. Wow, thanks for the vid. Is it possible then to source the cushions and rivets? I will check around, maybe the NL parts site will have them...
  10. So still trying to get this sorted. I've spent so much time trying to figure out the overheating issue that I set aside the vibration problem till that was solved. Now it's sorted I am back on the vibe deal. When I rebulit the 2A7 years ago I put all new bearings in. Except for the clutch basket 'spacer'. I remembered this recently so I am channeling my energies in that direction. So the vibe comes in all gears at somewhere between 3500-4500 rpm, and again up around 6000. Knowing I replaced all bearings except anything dealing with the clutch I decided to start pulling the clutch side apa
  11. Yes, I believe I was. Glad to finally get it sorted. I'll turn 60 in April so good to be alive into the bargain.
  12. Evening all, thought I'd check in. I have some good news, well, at least for me. I finally have resolved my overheating issues with the 78 DT175. Turns out the little Yam actually needs the oil that gets injected or premixed, as each of us prefers. We all thought it was seizing due to running too lean, and while that may have been partly true, I discovered an error on my part that could have done serious damage other than heat seizure. It finally occurred to me that the large air gap in the clear plastic Yamalube tube was, in fact, preventing proper delivery of said oil. I thought that normal
  13. So there's also the 71 AT-1 and the 74 GT80 to talk of. I've been working with the jetting on both bikes, leaning them out for the high altitude here ( around 4000m). I think the AT-1 is close but I'm waiting on a new air filter before going further. It seems as if the 125 is not getting enough air, and the filter, while clean, looks almost original. So waiting on a filter. I went from a 150 to a 120 main and a 20 pilot jet on this (same jets as now in the DT). Runs better but bogs quickly going uphill, and the airbox sounds almost like a resonator, like it is laboring very hard to pull air th
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