1. eNewsletter Sign Up

Restoring an old two smoker Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ADVGUY, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. ADVGUY

    ADVGUY Learning

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    KS
    For a long time I drove pass this 2001 YZ125 sitting on a parking lot and it looked abandoned. One day I decided to ask but the price was not right for the condition it was in. About 3 months later and 2 more stops, I bought it for half of the initial price. This kid had bought the bike and took it to the track(a newbie). First day out, he broke his hand and the bike was left alone. I got the bike with no compression, scratched and rusted frame, breaks bearly worked, bent handlebars, messed up plastics, leaking fork seals.....well, you get the point! I am currently taking an online motorcycle technician course so I thought this will be the perfect project for some hands on practice. This is what it looked like the first day after taking it apart and throwing away some plastics.
    [​IMG]
    It just happened that the cylinder was very scratched. After a lot of thought,(I wanted to go big bore) I decided to order this:
    [​IMG]
    All factory Yamaha parts, new cylinder, piston, ring, wrist pin bearing, wrist pin and clips.
    I checked and packed all bearings from the swing arm to the wheel bearings. I also installed Moose Racing fork seals.
    [​IMG]
    Some engine work later...
    [​IMG]
    New Acerbis rear and front fenders, a new front number plate and 909 handlebars were also added to the bike.
    [​IMG]
    It was time to dress her up:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    After lots of work and waiting for parts, this is what came out:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The bike started on the second kick, I tested it and everything works like a charm. I know they are slowly being forgotten but I felt I had to give this bike some love. I really love the result! Now my garage looks like this:
    [​IMG]
    Ahhh! Much Better!:clap
    #1
  2. ganshert

    ganshert not sleeping

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,087
    Location:
    Colorado
    Looks like you did a great job.

    thanks for sharing with us
    #2
  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,739
    Location:
    Beautiful Revelstoke BC
    Sweet, nice job!
    #3
  4. Cogswell

    Cogswell Trying to live the new normal.

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2005
    Oddometer:
    10,114
    Location:
    Riding with my pal Richard Cranium
    Nice job, Good lookin' bike.:thumb


    Mike
    #4
  5. Speaker

    Speaker Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Oddometer:
    888
    Location:
    N. AZ
    Looks brand new :clap
    #5