anyone have a yamaha snorkel from a 1966 yj-2

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by meijer's trails, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    I think other Yamaha's used this part too:

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    I'm looking all over for one of these. Anyone want to sell one, or loan a n.o.s. one?
    I know a guy that remakes rubber parts if some old yamafans want to do a group buy.
    It would be even better if anyone has a n.o.s. one to copy

    I was kind of thinking that maybe 3d printing might be an option??
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  2. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    I just checked the parts list
    Its called JOINT, air cleaner 110-14453-00 or 109-14453-00
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  3. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Seeing double. Not quite exact, but nice, flexxy, and not leaking grit into the carb chamber.
    If anyone else needs a snorkel, pm me.
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  4. hoodellyhoo

    hoodellyhoo Dummy

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    Feel like posting a tutorial on how you did that?
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  5. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    That is awesome and we want to know more. :D
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  6. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Ordered the Smooth-On 2 part platinum cure silicone, no vacuum De gassing required.
    200 series mold release spray.

    Ordered Poly Flex 85, 2 part urethane. The 85 is a hardness rating
    Plus urethane color additive from bity rubber casting supply.

    The hardest part was finding an original to make the mold, but you could do by gluing the original together, molding it, casting it In Acrylic, and then sanding and adjusting it. Fixing the the areas of cracks. Then re molding and re casting in urethane.

    Used a sour cream container instead of the 4sided mold making thing. And a painted shelf board as a base.

    I double side taped the original down, but I should have hot glued it or got some stickier double side instead of removable double side.
    Release compound seeped under one edge, thus silicone seeped under.

    Hot glued the sour cream bucket, upside down, bottom cut out, as the mold.
    Filled, cure, carefully remove original without tearing mold, fill it up with urethane, repeat.

    Ta-daaaa vintage yamaha snorkels now available!
    If anyone needs one, I can make you one for $20(my cost about 80$ to make 4)

    Next up, kick start rubber with correct original horizontal grip lines, not the vertical line repros being sold in bangkock.
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  7. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    They're multiplying like tribbles from star trek!! Help!!
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  8. meijer's trails

    meijer's trails Been here awhile

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    Horizontal lines kick start rubber complete!
    The original wasn't very clean, so neither is the copy. Boiling water limbered up the copy so it slid right over the widened end of the kick pedal!

    Let me know that if you need one

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  9. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Impressive, my current restoration has some "hard to get" rubber pieces. This could be the ticket. :clap
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