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  1. Here are some pictures and a video of my 1991 Yamaha DT50MX Rebuild so far! This is at the start before we stripped it all down My engine with new 65cc big bore kit, 24mm mikuni performance carburetor and performance air filter My engine with new 65cc big bore kit, 24mm mikuni performance carburetor and performance air filter My 24mm Mikuni performance carburetor next to the original carburetor Almost stripped down Seat before recovered Rear mud guard rack before resprayed Headlight fairing before resprayed Brake light bracket before resprayed Rear mud guard under bracket before resprayed Rear mud guard before resprayed New Gianelli performance exhaust front pipe New Gianelli performance exhaust silencer Full Gianelli performance exhaust system Engine before slight modification Before the nuts were removed from the Gianelli performance exhaust silencer After the nuts were removed from the gianelli performance exhaust silencer Here is the video of it so far which also shows the bike running with the new big bore kit, exhaust and carburetor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33tOuWFCWvs There is still quite a lot to do to it such as getting the frame powder coated and everything painted etc. Thanks for looking, let me know what you think
  2. Well peeps, im starting this thread early as i will be working over xmas and away shortly in the new year. at the moment it looks like the calenders are coming from vistaprint and will cost around £10 for a wall calender or £6 for a desk calender, if you order any other YOC merchandise at the same time you will get a postage discount (please pm with your requirements and i can get you a quote). postage overseas or to islands will cost more. i may be able to find a local company who is able to do it cheaper although i cant tell for sure probably until the new year VOTING: now, here's how it works, at the top of the page you will see a poll (once artwork has been entered), simply vote for the artwork which you want to see displayed on the January 2014 calender, the artwork with the most votes will be added to the calender, do not use duplicate accounts or doppelgangers to increase votes. ENTERING ARTWORK: If you would like to enter artwork into the competition there are two ways. Firstly, you can contact me via PM/email/carrier pidgeon with your artwork attached also including your name, location of the photo and bike pictured, i will then add your artwork to this post and it is then open to the votes. Alternatively, reply to this thread with a post containing a link to your artwork, your name, location and bike make/model, i will take this information from your post and add it into the competition. QUALITY: Its sort of self-explanatory, the artwork you enter may well end up on the calender, if you've taken a photo on your camera phone chances are once its going to look like its come off a N64 by the time its blown up to calender size, use a good quality digital camera for best effect CLOSING DATE: i will close the competition for January on 15/1/2013 to allow time for admin and finalisation before opening a vote for February. Well that's the formal side completed peeps, enter your artwork now and get voting! , any problems or queries send a PM my way as an example/test, here's one of the donkey in weathered livery ^^ Mervin ^^
  3. Hey guys, I have a 1985 Yamaha SR 250. Unfortunately I have 3 problems I need to deal with in order to get the bike registered. Brake light stays on Neutral light stays on in dash I need to reconnect the fuel lines and i'M unsure of the placement. First of all my tail and brake lights are always on, I realize that my tail light should stay on but the little button that my front brake lever pushes in to activate the brake light is stuck on. When I changed the broken brake and clutch levers to new ones I greased them and I think i clogged the buttons Is there anyway to fix them for instance WD 40 or silicon spray? Or would I need new switches? Secondly my neutral light is constantly turned on in the dash.... Would this problem be the same as the Brake light switch? And finally when I bought the bike none of the fuel lines were connected... Can I please get a diagram of the fuel system or a verbal run down of this as im new to bikes. THANKS GUYS!
  4. An Introduction To Old Bike Rehab Or, in other words: What I've learned rebuilding my first motorcycle/ share your top tips for a 2 stroke rebuild and startup so it doesn't blow up and or short out the electrics. I live in southern Illinois, in the U.S. After being off two wheels for close to a couple decades I decided it was time to get back in the game. The main reasons I started looking for a bike again were good gas mileage for running around town and also a second vehicle in case of a car breakdown, or a zombie outbreak where I have to head for the hills. After much research, I settled on the DT series because I wanted something that I could work on myself. What better than a line of 2 strokes with a long history of near indestructibility and lots of interchangeable parts? I found a 1978 DT175 with 22,000 miles on it for $400 and commenced with the hair pulling. Anyway, on to what I've learned thus far, in no particular order: 1. Just because the ad says "runs great" doesn't mean that it will run great for more than a few minutes, which is what my test ride was. When I got home to enjoy a ride on my new old bike I stalled out about a mile from my house and later learned that the float in my carb was shot, jet threads were stripped and packed in with a ton of gasket sealer. 2. When looking at a used bike, check the flywheel if the owner will let you. You want this rock solid. Any movement in the flywheel and you are looking at a pricey bottom end rebuild. I didn't check this but was lucky to find mine in good shape and likely rebuilt about a year earlier. I came to find out through the local bike shop grapevine that my bike had been owned by a bike mechanic who kept everything top notch until he sold it to the guy I bought it from who proceeded to leave it uncovered in his back yard for a year and a half. 3. Just because someone on ebay says a part will work for your bike doesn't mean it actually will. Not without welding, machining, rewiring, etc. Make them give you measurements and specs. Can't emphasize this enough. 4. Buy a good manual and label everything in detail in ziplock bags. 5. Find a place to set up shop in one place and keep everything there. If you don't have a garage, I remember seeing where someone on another forum bought a portable greenhouse for around $100. That would have been a small price to pay for the sanity of not having parts in my shed, dining room, living room, office . . . Every time you have to pack/unpack/move parts and tools is time you could be rebuilding and getting closer to riding. 6. Make friends with the local mechanic. Stay away from dealers if you can and find a private shop with lots of parts bikes that can give you options and advice other than new and expensive. These guys might not have the flashiest showrooms or the best public relations skills, but your bike and definitely your wallet will thank you. 7. Use real penetrating oil, not WD-40, on every bolt you plan to remove and let it soak overnight. Breaking off bolts is not fun and extracting them is less fun. 8. Invest in at least a good basic mechanics socket set. Just because a bike comes with a tool kit to do basic maintenance doesn't mean they are the best tools for a major tear down. Having everything in one place will make the process much more efficient and enjoyable. Always use the right tool for the job. 8a. Auto parts stores often have free tool borrowing services. My local Auto Zone has a deal where you can put down a $100 deposit and borrow torque wrenches, compression testers, tool sets, among many others. Return the tools and get your deposit back = free tools. 9. If it seems like you have to use a lot of force to get something apart, loosened, or back together, you're probably doing something wrong. The one exception in my experience was the shock mount pivot shaft. I thought I was going to break my hammer getting that thing out. 10. Everything will take longer and cost more than you think. The one exception here being my trips to the local, grungy bike shop. Great deals and 9 times out of ten when I expected them to say "That's gonna take a while or cost a lot of money," I got, "Sure, no problem. I'll just do it now." Or, "Let me go check in the basement, I think I have part x on an old model x that will work." That never happened at the dealer. Well, those are the basics I've learned so far. I still have plenty of questions as I near restarting this bike, but I didn't want to be the guy that shows up to the party empty handed and just asks for a beer. Hopefully someone else has some tips to share. I've gotten a lot of good ones already from this forum. I have a nagging fear that this bike is going to blow to bits if the stars don't align just right when I finish and try to start it in the next day or so. Wish me luck. The current state of affairs. (Rapidly changing.) http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream
  5. Hey guys was going for a ride on my DT 125 2000 when half way through my trip the bike just died. and after removing the spark plug and replacing it there is no spark. I have replace the ignition coil and regulator but still no joy the the dash works etc..... but bit strange how the bike just died. any ideas?
  6. I currently obtained a 1977 Yamaha Chappy lb80 from my dad. it was sitting there for a long time and does not currently run. i took it to the shop this morning to have them get it running again. my question is this. after i get it back, is there anything that i can do get more power out of it? obviously keep a clean filter in it, but is there anything else that i can do besides boring out the cyliders? thank you in advance!!! sincerely, happy_chappy_owner p.s. I know these machines were not made for a lot of speed, but i would like to get a little extra "oomph" so to speak as i am right at 200 pounds.
  7. Hey y'all. I'm a chic. A mom, wife and Yamaha XJ600 owner. I've only recently gotten my endorsement and have logged only the few miles I rode in my Harley Davidson New Riders Edge class. (Very expensive.) I'm hoping I can get the 600 to start and at least be able to push it down the road before I lose my skills! HA! I will be racking your brains, but I have a 35 year veteran mechanic who also happens to be my grandfather so I will try to keep the annoying to a minimum. I'm in college to be a teacher and I have two boys one 3 one 9 months. Soon I will have my very own 2 car garage for the 600 to rest in. But I think she's doing a little too much resting currently. I got the 600 from a pawn shop in Kentucky for 600 bucks, took off my seat and there were 4 baby birds in a nest under it!!! Called a wildlife rescue and they came and got them, they lived!!! Also found that the battery was gone, the battery cables were cut and my relay wires were cut as well. Someone wanted to injure this bike and they did. We have it all but firing at this point, lights come on and she'll turn over just no spark. Pretty sure it's the coils but we're just going to keep trying things 'till she runs. Right now she's stripped of her gas tank so I can clean it. If it's not the coils, or the plugs it's a fuel prob. Looking through old posts to give us some idea of why else it might not be sparking. She sat at the pawn shop for a year and a half so I'm lucky she's turning over. Anything else u wanna know ask. I'm not shy. Good ridin'!
  8. Hi all, im new to here and pretty new to motorbikes.. but was wondering if either on a YBR125 (11plate) it was possible to remove the baffle and if not, the recomendations on an aftermarket exhaust for it? to make her *prrr* a little louder and maybe give her a little more push, if i lose a little power im not too fussed. plus was after some recomendations in general on mods/aftermarket peices for the YBR125? all suggestions very thankful =D
  9. Hey Guys, Just got a pre-owned yamaha xt125r as my first bike. I cant for the life of me work out how do use the digital dash. Obviously you have the blue mode button on the left side handlebars but I cant work out how to change the time or do anything like that. I mean what modes does it have?? Is there an owners manual I can get to show me how? Also this bike was stolen/recovered and the previous owner had to rewire all the ignition and stuff. After purchase I've realized that my horn doesn't work. However after fiddling with the blue mode button, the horn started working again, until i fiddled some more with the mode button and now its stopped working. So is there a feature with the digital dash that disables the horn? Or is it probably where the previous owner has re-wired it wrong and just by chance the horn works when in a certain mode on the dash??? Thanks, Tom
  10. Hi can anyone help me. I have just got a Yamaha RD200 and it needs a full restore as its been sitting for years. Battery is totally dead and i cant get a spark. Has anyone got any ideas where to start? cheers Paul
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