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Offline 2fITy.J

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2016, 08:27:48 PM »
Bwahahaha - I think they are the same all over the world.  Give them a welder, some wire and a roll of Duct tape and they will fix anything....


Yer...3 of the 4 bikes I'm underway on, are "farm" bikes.  ::)


.....some where...deep in the bowels of a shed....inna manual for a sheep dip cage, combine harvester or a windmill perhaps....it may infer that a munted m6 nut can be used on a munted 1/4" bolt.


...so, therefore, said bolt into motorcycle crankcase!
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Offline wayne61

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2016, 05:41:41 AM »
Now, you may say that but IIRC M6 is only a few thou off 1/4 BSF.
UNF and Whitworth are too far apart though,  make good lock nuts  ;D
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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2016, 09:32:34 PM »
Sorry, I missed that hack. Are the BSF or the Whitworth better locknuts?

I have a set of taps and dies for both. And BSP.

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2017, 05:39:09 PM »
So the black 125 is pretty much finished - it's had a hard life and also missing way to much to ever get it back to original.  So I've decided to do something pretty radical.  It's not strictly DT, or even Yamaha, but I think it's going to be quite a fun project....


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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2017, 05:17:38 PM »
A quick update for those who might be interested!  125LC forks, wheels, yoke, all suitably polished and "retro'ed" to make them look like 1950's era.

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2017, 06:03:10 PM »
Hey,  I'm liking that! :D
What is the engine? 
Cool project,keep us up to date on progress.
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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2017, 07:45:44 AM »
Nice ... what's the lump? I've just bought a 350 single engine and haven't made up mu mind what to do with it yet! You might be giving me inspiration.
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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2017, 09:08:31 AM »
Dunno what the engine is, the exhaust port looks pretty high on the barrel though. And what's that tube running up the side, is it some sort of external transfer port?

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2017, 05:21:34 PM »
Wow I didn't think there would be so much interest - I was nervous because this is a Yamaha forum and I know sometimes there are rules!  What I'll do is post what I have done so far - but in a nutshell, my Dad and I collect Velocettes and he has a bunch of spares.  He's about to head off to a retirement village, and was busy selling off the lot, so I jumped in and decided to do something different!

Here was my inspiration:

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Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2017, 05:28:07 PM »
So in a nutshell - try and shoehorn a 1950's Velocette 350 engine and gearbox into a DT125LC frame.  That idea lasted about 1 day when I realised there was not way that was possible.  Next idea, try and graft on a Yamaha Monoshock onto a Velocette frame - possible, but meant chopping up a perfectly good frame.  So final idea, Velocette RS frame, Yamaha DT running gear.  So far so good!