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Alright then if we are on the subject of TZs what about the one that Roberts rode on the flat tracks.This to me really about as good as it gets.
Okay here goes for a technical question Both of my TZ250's are only a year apart, yet someone has fitted a later rear caliper which runs under the rear spindle, rather than the correct for year over the rear spindle. So the question is this: Why did Yamaha see fit to change the design? I had thought that it was to make wheel change and pad change easier, but it seems to make no difference. It is also heavier being underlung as the bike is fitted with a torque rod. I have also yet to see a straight torque arm as they always seem to get bent in the event of an off..The library photos below show what I mean..
andy hook wrote
Very interesting thread !Just to let you know that many of these strokers do still take to the tarmac in the ukThanks to rd/nsr/kr1sforums for making it a day to rememberimg86.imageshack.us/my.php?image=stroker36xo.jpg
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Thinking about it further, with the set up running above, there is an degree of free movement at the swingarm slotted end to allow for adjustment of the chain tension and wheel travel. I pressume that with this set up there must be a very very slight amount of time delay before the brake is 100% effective. With the underslung torque arm position, there is no slack and it is a direct pull.If this was the reason, then I doubt that anyone but a top level GP rider of the day would ever notice the change.Interesting that it made such a big difference on the MX bikes that had drum brakes.
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