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Offline mustanggrahame

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TY80A
« on: September 17, 2013, 08:51:33 PM »

The prettiest dirt bike ever made!
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Re: TY80A
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2013, 10:07:50 PM »
Long time no see or hear Grahame, welcome back. Nice tidy (very) bike you got ya'self there.

I have my TM75 running like a song.... ;D



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Re: TY80A
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 02:15:59 AM »
Yes, very nice !
Much better condition than our example.

Great fun in the garden, on one wheel or two !

I think the front mudguard may be on the wrong way round, although it will work more efficiently fitted that way.

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Re: TY80A
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 06:01:52 PM »
74 was a big year for yamaha with the A series some great models through the range.
1971 TM400 widowmaker PE400's want a few more PE400's

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Re: TY80A
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 08:48:25 PM »
I agree the guard looks backward in that photo, but I had the front bent to try to straighten it up. This is another one.
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Re: TY80A
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 08:53:23 PM »


  Looks good Grahame did you restore it or buy it like that..

  Poppy

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Re: TY80A
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2013, 09:50:04 PM »
Swapped a lovely YZ80B for this as is. I have since bought some NOS stuff to finish it off. I want it set up to run, but it lives inside 😃

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Re: TY80A
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2013, 09:59:31 PM »
Oh yes that is yummy
Tell me did they make them for  competition ....
or just a play machine??

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Re: TY80A
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 10:16:04 PM »
I guess they were made for the son or daughter of someone who had a TY250. In 1974 yamaha made a GT80, GT80MX, YZ80 and TY80. Although they have some similarities they were developed for their designated roles. The TY has more torque at lower revs than all the others, much more ground clearance, heaps of steering lock, plus little nice things like the brake pedal and gear lever tucked away. It also only weighs 52kg. I used to go to the local Yamaha dealer in 1974 and just drool over the TY80. I thought hen it was the best looking bike I had ever seen, even though I wanted a YZ80A to race. It has taken me nearly 40 years to get a nice one.
Cheers, Grahame