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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by jehu, Oct 5, 2007.
I went much slower than expected. Still had a blast.
One caliper certainly would’ve done the trick, but my wife doesn’t call me ‘wretched excess’ for nothing.
Same tree, same driveway, same house. We just sold it after 31 years and moved to Tennessee.
Isn't that a TX500 engine? If so, it's a ballsy choice. I worked at a Yamaha dealer when those came out. One TX engine had as many parts in it as there were in an entire R5.
link to any more info? Or just a random pic?
Saw it , shared it.
I also worked at a Yamaha dealer when those came out. I rode the first one at the dealer. I thought it was incredibly cammy for a street bike (I was an RD guy). Turns out, one of the carb diaphragm-controlled slides was stuck at WTF. We had to lap it in to free it. And we had to repair LOT of those TXs. But that was a long time ago.
The TX750 was worse. We used to joke that Yamaha had to recall them so they could install new places for them to leak from. We also got a run of the 500 MX bikes (the SC500? I forget) with the pistons ground 90 degrees out of phase. We seized one in the barrel just by kicking it over trying to start it.
Both TX models were too complex for their own good. The only successful four-stroke Yamaha of the day was basically a Triumph Bonneville with a Japanese accent.
Not Yamaha's best design...but the bike LOOKS good!
My 1969 Bultaco
Dig the autos in the background. 1976 TT race at Sidewinder Speedway in Kingman, AZ. My pop took the photo.
Johnny Lewis on the Royal Enfield. Won yesterdays AFT Production Twins Main. On now, rain...
Hank Scott on Shell Thuet's Yamaha at Delmar .[ Henny Ray Abrams photo]
Lotsa cool stuff here...