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TAG : yamaha

Randy Trom’s Yamaha Twin Jet 100 and Trailmaster 100

Randy Trom's lovely 1967 Yamaha Trailmaster 100 YL2C (left) and 1967 Yamaha Twin Jet 100 YL1E (right). Too cool. Photo courtesy Randy TromGreat tiddlersOne of the columns I always look forward to is Under the Radar. I found the September/October 2017 feature on the 1964-1969 Honda S90 of ...

Hard-Starting Yamaha SR500

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, Motorcycle ...

Engine Life for a 1984 Yamaha FJ1100

Editor’s note: If you’re having trouble with that old Suzuki, BSA or BMW, Keith Fellenstein is your guy. From motorcycle tuning tips to detailed motorcycle engine repair, he can draw from a wealth of experience to help guide you to success. Send questions to: Keith’s Garage, Motorcycle ...

Chris Hudson’s 1986 Yamaha FZ600

Chris Hudson's 1986 Yamaha FZ600. Photos courtesy Chris Hudson.Back in Scotland, around ’87-ish I spent 2,000 hard-earned quid on an FZ600. Ten days into owning it I was doing 115mph up and down the M90. It had me thinking: this isn't going to end well. In a rare counterintuitive moment I ...

Yamaha RD400F Daytona Reproduction Seat by HVCcycle

1979-1980 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Reproduction SeatHVCcycle now has available a Yamaha RD400F Daytona reproduction seat. The seat pan is made from durable fiberglass with a gel coat on the bottom to look like the original steel pan. It includes threaded mounting points for the hinges and latch, ...

Reproduction Yamaha Crank Shaft Pins by HVCcycle

Yamaha Crank Shaft Big End Pin: 156-11681-00-00HVCcycle now has for purchase reproduction Yamaha crank shaft pins. The original crank shaft pins are no longer available from Yamaha and are nearly impossible to find. These reproduction pins are made to the exact specs of an original in both size ...

David Fruhling’s Custom 1979 Yamaha SR500

Rider: David Fruhling, southern OregonAge: 60. David’s been riding since 1965, starting on a 1963 Honda Trail 55.Occupation: Retired mechanicRides: 1979 Yamaha SR500, 1976 Yamaha TT500, 1970 Steens Taco 99 mini-bikeDavid’s story: “Back in 1982, my late best friend and Yamaha TT500 riding ...

Yamaha 2-Stroke Leak-Down Tester

Two-stroke specialists HVCcycle have introduced a new leak-down test kit designed for the Yamaha RD350, RD400, R5 and DS7. The kit includes a gauge, exhaust port plugs, intake plugs and a hand squeeze bulb — no external air source is needed. The gauge is very sensitive, so even the smallest ...

Replace Yamaha 2-Stroke Carburetor/Oil Pump Cables

If you’ve replaced carburetor throttle cables on a vintage 4-stroke engine, you know that the basic process is relatively simple. The complicating factor for anything other than a single-cylinder engine is making sure the carburetor slides are synchronized to each other so they pull off idle ...

Pressure Check a 2-Stroke Engine

Owners familiar with 4-stroke motorcycle engines often find themselves at a loss diagnosing poorly running 2-stroke engines. A 2-stroke engine is simpler (no camshaft, valves or valve gear), so by extension that should make it easier to work out issues with poor performance. The frustration ...

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