For anyone with a passion of 2 stroke bikes

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EddieJ wrote

I believe that I should be able to get hold of genuine yamaha spokes, so it looks like you have just volunteered for a job just to keep your hand in of course! Thanks for the info, it is all very much appreciated...

I could certainly take a look - but I would have thought you could find someone closer ? (I'm near a place called Shrewsbury) - If not then I may have found myself a nice side-line ? Bear in mind though -that I never did get in to the really difficult stuff - like rolling threads on to spokes etc - and offset hubs - if I couldn't get a bag of Genuine spokes - I would take it to a guy I knew...- having said that - the standard rim/spoke/hub is usually fairly straightforward - once you see how it all fits together - I was never taught how to do it - I just took a wheel and dismantled it - then put it back together....never had any problems with them.... (or is my memory failing me ? )I am a little surprised you can still get parts - where from ? - or is that classified ?There are a lot of bits that should fit - off the road bike 125s - I even ended up with a road bike G/Box in my bike after a Mainshaft broke....slightly different - I think 1st and/or 2nd Gear was different ratio.Bottom end is as far as I know virtually the same - apart from Rods & B/end bearings - I ALWAYS used to fit the Genuine race kit rods etc - also try to get some decent Mains (6304 / 6205 C3 - I think )I managed to get hold of some with cages made of some type of fibre at one point - they were very good - the metal cages would break up on the standard ones if you didn't change them often enough.Heck - I'm surprising myself how much I remember now Can't resist talking 2 stroke - My belief is that it is a different language Hope you have someone that can put the crank together correctly - always did my own - I knew what i'd got then ! - essential if it's not going to shake itself to bits - used to regularily see 14000rpm....and could usually outrun an old friends Rocket 3....(in open practice sessions)I think it was you that mentioned Jarno Saarinen ? - One of the - if not THE greatest I have seen - was lucky enough to see him at Mallory Park - I think 1972 ? - at the Race of the year ? anyway - he blew away all the rest on a 350 - I guess a TR3 ? - all the "Works" BSA/Triumphs etc - not sure if Ago was there too / - someone else may remember... I do remember he had a very good lead on the rest of the field - and the sound of that Yam was pure heaven - I also remember how he had the h'bars nearly vertical - watching him exiting Gerards was totally awesome - exaggerating ? not a bit - if you never saw Saarinen - you really missed a great man at work.Watching that - and some of the early "Match Races" at Oulton Park is what really fired me up to go racing....

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A white box with a red X ?? I'm sure I've seen that somewhere before y'know

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Here's my 2, would have a garage full but the wife and funds don't allow

The Honda RS250 is getting there, obviously not to EddieJ standards but still loved, off to paint next.

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You just don't want to see mine yet...give it another week and Rita Sue should be completely back together and looking lush and ready for her MOT I'm getting very excited! (I didn't even know this forum existed! )

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EddieJ wrote

Shame on you!!!! Can't wait to see the results , now clear off back to 'Gallery' and 'General'...

Heeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I frequent Days Out and Humour too y'know

EddieJ wrote

...now clear off back to 'Gallery' and 'General'...

I know, I know...I really should shorten the chain....Won't happen again guys, I'll turn her back to her fluffy kittens in no time...I'm just worried that once the smell of 2 stroke reaches her nostrils, there'll be o stopping her.... As for the bike...wheels go on this weekend, re-built wireing loom going back in over the next few days hopefully (gotta wrap it up again now)...fill with all necessary fluids...and, with any luck will try to get her started on sunday Mind you, need to find some default settings for the carb yet...oh...plus reconnect the loom to the genny....and the powervalue solenoid...and erm...get hold of an exhaust support...and build the exhaust hanger....and err........eurgh.....so near, yet so far !! Looking good though Will try to post piccies of work-in-progress later

Here's some "moving" pictures. With sound even. It'll never catch on, you know! 350LC video 1350LC video 2

Wheels and a good clean up.Hope its clear enough, how do you get large pictures on here?

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Thanks Eddie, the picture doesnt do it justice.I found a chap on e-bay, they really are a good quality and not to thick fo laquering over.I have just sourced a pair of carbon Tradeck exhausts as per the picture and a genuine steering damper, I am still tyring to find a five or five and a half three spoke rear wheel.We have just got our MK9 motor back from NE and it has gone back into the HB RG500.We will have the Men Only RG500 MK8, HB MK9, TZ350 in Galsoises and my Honda, I will have to watch out or we might catch you up :-)We are taking them all to Spa for the Bikers Classic, its a brilliant event and worth going to to ride on these lovely old bikes rather than leaving them in mothballs. I should have my Honda out at Oulton on a track day later this month if all goes well.

My baby:www.visordown.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4556348&postcount=3If we decide we are keeping her for longer than a couple of months then the paintjob will be the next to change

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Eddie, the weather last year was perfect, if not a little too hot. I will look forward to meeting you. My friend is also about to pick up a TZ250 which he plans to put into Marlboro colours, have you noticed how they are all cigarette related and yet none of us smoke!

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I never got to ride last year, to busy spannering. Mick is going again this year amongst many others, the atmosphere is great and as you say very friendly with the pit area open to everyone and all the bikes on show.I could send you some pictures of the 'stable' for you to put up on here if you like? PM me an e-mail address to send them to.

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My first taste of motorcycling was as a pillion on the back of a 350 YPVS back in 89, I'd been a keen cyclist before then but when I got back from this brief (but bloody fast !) lap around the industrial estate where I was doing my apprenticeship I was completely hooked, when he first hit the powerband I swear my face was like closley followed by Talk about a life changing experience, 18 years on and countless thousands of pounds spent on buying/crashing/repairing road and track bikes I can still close my eyes and play that one time back in my head Been keeping my eye out for a good standardish YPVS that I can use for my short commute to work but they are getting rarer by the day it seems. Happy days tho

kirklet wrote

My first taste of motorcycling was as a pillion on the back of a 350 YPVS back in 89, I'd been a keen cyclist before then but when I got back from this brief (but bloody fast !) lap around the industrial estate where I was doing my apprenticeship I was completely hooked, when he first hit the powerband I swear my face was like closley followed by Talk about a life changing experience, 18 years on and countless thousands of pounds spent on buying/crashing/repairing road and track bikes I can still close my eyes and play that one time back in my head Been keeping my eye out for a good standardish YPVS that I can use for my short commute to work but they are getting rarer by the day it seems. Happy days tho

This is a really nice one: www.visordown.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312789Smithy is asking quite a bit for it so it's not a bargain as such but genuine N2s are actually pretty rare and this would be an excellent investment bike. I don't have the cash/space/time combination or I would have had it for sure...Screwd.

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EddieJ wrote

The polishing of the LC is taking shape!! Screwed, that does look a very nice bike, shame that I have another TZ on order as I could have been tempted by it as well..

Er, so that's what you call polishing?Though funny enough that's pretty much what I need to do to this little baby:Mind you at the moment it is sporting a pair of chrome Microns and is eligible for earlystocks...Screwd.

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Hi,I guess I'll post a few of my mine,

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Here's my NSR250 mc28se in race trim;

my 1989 TZR125 bought several months ago as a £200 shed.now sports 3pc1 front forks and swingarm, rear disc brake conversion.3pc1 three spoke wheels. striped and rebuilt front and rear suspension.striped and rebuilt engine and gearbox. European spec twin headlight and fairing. now being run in!

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easy now andy (not verified)

ahhh, evening all. thought it time i post in this thread. two strokes are great, when i hear/see/smell them it's guaranteed to make me smile like a loon currently got an '85 KX500 (pre-power valve engine) that's being supermoto'd. think it might be a bit of an animal on the road when it's done! more pics of the project here as it progressesmy previous 2-stroke project was also an old school 'crosser SM conversion, but even older! a 1980 YZ465. this was an absolute hoot on the road and ran on castrol r40!!! full details of the project herejust bought another 4T, so i really need to balance things up in the garage as it's 2:1 at the minute. maybe an RGV250 or a KR1S...hmmm

White2505 wrote

Not bad at all. Looks very tidy and I much prefer the understated approach (rather than acres of purple anodising).

easy now andy wrote

Looks so nice just like that. shame to get it all dirty really Screwd.

easy now andy wrote

ahhh, evening all. thought it time i post in this thread. two strokes are great, when i hear/see/smell them it's guaranteed to make me smile like a loon currently got an '85 KX500 (pre-power valve engine) that's being supermoto'd. think it might be a bit of an animal on the road when it's done! more pics of the project here as it progressesmy previous 2-stroke project was also an old school 'crosser SM conversion, but even older! a 1980 YZ465. this was an absolute hoot on the road and ran on castrol r40!!! full details of the project herejust bought another 4T, so i really need to balance things up in the garage as it's 2:1 at the minute. maybe an RGV250 or a KR1S...hmmm

My RGV250 Wolf is up for sale in the 2t for sale section.A mate has just had his KX580SM published in this months Supermoto Magazine.He gave me a BIG mention for all the greif i had helping him with the build,no internet name or surname just Mark

easy now andy (not verified)

Tayto.King wrote

My RGV250 Wolf is up for sale in the 2t for sale section.A mate has just had his KX580SM published in this months Supermoto Magazine.He gave me a BIG mention for all the greif i had helping him with the build,no internet name or surname just Mark

nice one, i'll look out for that. i had the YZ465 featured in there a few years back

a very tidy YZ, I love the dirt bike on the road look!

easy now andy wrote

nice one, i'll look out for that. i had the YZ465 featured in there a few years back

Very Nice bike

Tayto.King wrote

My TDR250

take that front mudguard off

I just bought this Needs a fair bit of work and is in bits atm

wowwhat a cracking thread,probably the best one on VDread all of this whilst the wife watched love actually LOL

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Here's a few pics of my rdlc.i bought it as a frame with v5 in feb and have spent the last year getting it to this stage.swapped the gp's for a set of small can microns,they sound the dogsI've got a pair of aprilia rs 125 usd forks and yokes on their way from eblag to go in,so should keep me busy while the weathers crap.hope you like it. Dave

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Hi, thought you might be interested in my YPVS 350 project on this thread, this started as a frame with logbook,everything else bought seperately or made by myself,its had several design changes along the way as I started to get it to look how I wanted. Frame is fully delugged and chopped about ,it is fitted with a Hagon SZR (Yamaha Single) rear suspension unit which raises the back up by 1" but took a bit of jiggery pokery to make it fit with special bushings I made. The wheels again where built by Hagons to my offsets on Yamaha hubs. Brakes are Spondon front and Brembo rear. Engine is a full Fahron FII Tune,with mikuni 34mm carbs, Motoplat race ignition with Swarbrick FII race pipes. Bodywork is TZ 350. Hope you like it.

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here's my collection of strokers . mito 350 ypvs...just off being painted at the momenttdr no1tdr no2

 Mito looks nice. Dont forget to post some pics of the finished article up mate  I'm currently in the process of flogging my track bike and buying a 250/YPVS etc to relive my youth on. I had a RGV250P back in the early 90's, after a succession LC125's in my teens, happy days. Unfortunately I was a mechanical cretin back then and didnt exactly give them an easy life  Have been looking on ebay and in the trader and was suprised at the price some of the cleaner YPVS's fetch. Ideallly though I would like a TZR 250, uk bike in the blue and yellow colours. Thats the plan anyway, they're a bit rare !

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Got me a TDR at last  let the fun begin Needs running in first as pistons werent touching the bores when i got it

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