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Yamaha V50P 1976 - tidy up

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Here we go then, one 1976 V50P going through a bit of a tidy up.

stripped down.

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I resprayed the top of the handle bars.

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New sprockets.

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hand painted bits that are not seen, for added rust protection.

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New brake shoes.

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and the piston looks like it needs replacing.

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More soon - Kayos

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Its in great shape for such an old bike, spent all its life under a roof when not out on the road, ohh and pedals too so if it wont start after the tidy up :D

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Love the painted handlebar cover.

The bike looks in great condition.

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i nearly got myself one of these little buggers, for £50 i don't have room for it though.

nice little bike you got there kayos.

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I have removed any casting roughness from the exhaust port.

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New piston ready to go in - not surprising the bike has trouble moving me!

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New and old pistons together.

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Next job is to put the engine back together- which I will try soon.

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I like the shiny one. It always surprises me just how small bike pistons are.

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I have removed any casting roughness from the exhaust port.

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New piston ready to go in - not surprising the bike has trouble moving me!

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New and old pistons together.

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Next job is to put the engine back together- which I will try soon.

Now then, I was reading something recently about putting the top end back on, aparently if you put a circlip into the piston, put the piston with the rings lined up inside the barrel, then drop the barrel down onto the con rod and small end bearing, then push the gudgen pin through, then the other circlip, it's meant to be easier than dropping the barrel onto the piston, whilst trying to keep both rings lined up on the locating pins blindly,

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yes indeed NEV and place the pin in the freezer...and the barrel with piston in the oven beforehand

Aye, and that

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Thanks for the tips - I will try the piston trick as its hard enough to get the piston in on the bench, the old circlip stabbed me hence the plaster on the thumb.

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your hand looks just like mine kayos, aint that spooky. :pumpking:

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Nice to see the compulsory restoration "plaster" on the finger there! Keep up the good work :thumb:

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Whats happened today? Put the new piston in and engine back together - bit of a fiddle but not to bad, and I remembered the gaskets!

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Nice shiny new exhaust, not that simple though, the thread is a tad bigger than the old one so will not fit - arse.

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After a bit of thinking decided to cut both threaded bits off.

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And weld the old one onto the new pipe.

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That should do for the moment.

Kayos

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Couple of things painted prior to starting work on the frame.

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Pedal chain guard

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Number plate holder.

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Rear mudguard painted- closest match was blur hammerite (smooth spray).

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i HAVE CHANGED THE POINTS AND SET THE TIMING

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And painted everything except the front forks.

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AND............. iT WON'T GO NOW - arse- see workshop HELP.

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Hi

I have a c 50p barn find, which needs a lot of work i am after a throttle cable and spoke set finding it difficult to find any where that i can get these from, wondering if you have any ideas !!

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Sorry - I don't know, but keep an eye on ebay - all kinds of stuff comes up on there.

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I have just got back to the V50 after riding around on a 125 for the summer - I will start with the Yammy again soon.

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