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Old 04-28-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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The Compleat Yamaha TY80 Thread!!

Oh, I'm not afraid to start this one!

Do you own THE coolest bike to come out of the Mick Andrews/Yamaha partnership? Did you ever? Were you lucky enough to get you start in Trials on one? Have you or are you starting your kids on one? Do you and (let's pick a random number here...) 4 of your close buddies all share one doing big-boy obstacles on it for exhibition and fun at your local Trials events? Well then, post your pics here and brag about the toughest Trials bike ever here!!


I'll kick off the pic posting with some shots of my personal TY and some of our "Team Bike"......




The "Team Bike" in action. That's me about to test the suspension....





Greg "The Hammer" Arrants riding like a pro....




"Fearless" Tim Dugan having a small "oops". Note Greg fiving him....





Tim having a better ride.....




Bunnyhopping over a crack in the rock. You fived it if there was a tire track in the dirt!



National 125 Expert competitor Nathan Hassler making us all look bad on our own bike.





Nathan is a hot up-and-comer in the NATC, earning fresh sponsorship this year from GasGas USA, Lewisport, and O'Niell's Pub. He got his start not too many years ago on a ratted out TY80 that his dad once told me would often start and run backwards! Greatness often starts from humble beginnings. Look for Nathan this weekend in Tishamingo!

TY80's are just way too much fun. Dig 'em up, drag 'em out, and post 'em!
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:58 PM   #2
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"compleat"



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Old 04-29-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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"compleat"



Yeah, "compleat". Got anything to add???













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Old 04-29-2010, 07:02 AM   #4
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No need to get so grumpy!




Here's a few more of the TY80 abuse. I can't believe this thing is still running, but it seems to run better after each time they abuse it!!
















Our league of extraordinary gentlemen!!

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Old 05-04-2010, 09:43 AM   #5
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No need to get so grumpy!
Our league of extraordinary gentlemen!!
Now there is a kid out there that is suffering from not having that bike, ya know (much like the little 80 is under you all )

I thought I knew where one of them bikes were Brewtus, but seems there is a kid in our neighborhood that is likely to become the new "operator"... If this doesn't pan out for them, Ill let you know.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:46 AM   #6
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Now there is a kid out there that is suffering from not having that bike, ya know (much like the little 80 is under you all )

I thought I knew where one of them bikes were Brewtus, but seems there is a kid in our neighborhood that is likely to become the new "operator"... If this doesn't pan out for them, Ill let you know.
About 2 generations of NMTA riders got their start on our very bike. It is now enjoying it's easy, golden years of retirement with the League.

Let me know about yours!
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:24 AM   #7
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growing up as a kid in the UK, my first bike was a ty 80.

25 years ago!

Does anybody remember the whitehawk? i had one as my next step between the 80 and the 125.
From memory, it was a custom frame, with the 80 motor, and 125 wheels. I dont remember it too well, but it had a 1 piece glass tank and seat combo. I had a spare until a few years ago.
I remember it coming with 2 sets of rear shocks, to allow me to grow into it.

l We brought it over to the us when we came in 1990, and i sold it to a guy somewhere around greenville sc several years later. it may still be around somewhere!
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Ok guys and gals, I am rebuilding a 74 for my nephew and the shocks are seized. Does anyone have a good set of shocks lying around OR can tell me the specs, as in extended and compressed lengths and what rate the springs are.
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Brewtus and a few others are out setting our coming event. Be back next week. Luckily I never messed with the shocks. Best thing you can do is gear down both sprockets. The Ty`s make the best power out of all the little bikes.
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Ok guys and gals, I am rebuilding a 74 for my nephew and the shocks are seized. Does anyone have a good set of shocks lying around OR can tell me the specs, as in extended and compressed lengths and what rate the springs are.
Just got back a couple of days ago, and ran across this. If you did not catch it earlier in this thread, our shocks are of a mystery origin. They are either off the front of a VW Baja Bug, or rears from a Harley. We cannot determine the manufacturer (sticker painted over). They work great for big-boy buffoonery though.


I personally would avoid the Betors available for them. They blew on their very first ride with us. B&J mentioned something about maybe they were overstressed, but we just don't see it.
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B&J mentioned something about maybe they were overstressed, but we just don't see it.




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Oh boy. Just ran across this website from the UK. -

http://www.yamahaty80.co.uk/index.html

They have a badass project going. A Monoshock TY80 -








The rear suspension -









Fatbars and....a hydraulic clutch!









Thinking bad thoughts for the Team TY.....
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I am having b&j racing cut me some sprockets now, 12 and 54 is what they recommend. However the shocks are the real test, they are both seized at about 80% compressed and I have not been able to get them freed. I'm just thinking $200 for these might be a bit much.
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Seems to me I went to a 10 cs maybe an 11, but they should cost you no more than 40 bucks for the pair. I built the main bike used in this thread because I had A big BOY!
I realize Bob fills in a void with the vintage bikes and his ITSA series has been great! Tried to meet him at the world round. Did not go so well.

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He was great to me, he took his time (about 30 minutes) to tell me about most all the bikes he had there. I was pleased.
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