Hi guys. ive recently found this TY80 and have been stuck into it.
This bike was aparently the first TY80 brought into the country acording to the original owner i purchased it from. he claims he was sponsored by yamaha in the 70s...this particular bike had a side car fitted.He also says it was featured in 1970s bike magazines...i dont know how true any of this is...he said he will scan some of the pages and send to me.
It is missing the part that joins from the air box to the carby..wich i would love to buy if anyone has one they would like to sell.also the end part of the muffler tip.
Ive removed all the mounts and am doing my best to make it all original. he also changed the colour...luckily i have some yellow left i got matched up for my TY250 resto a few years ago.
I have purchased new steering head bearings, a new front gaurd,fork seals, ive sent a lot of the bolts away to get re zinc coated and am curently working on smoothing out all the welded areas the side car brackets were on.
This is my old TY 250 i built a few years ago.
Started smoothing out all the parts where the side car brackets were. man i wish they never did that to this poor little bike.
Not sure why they bashed in and folded this part of the frame, but ive got it back into shape and welded up the splits..
Bit more smoothing to do after it comes back from the sand blaster
Other sections that were ruined by the side car brackets, cut off, welded up the faults and ground down.
One of the pins that holds the rubber mount for the side cover was cut off too....i smoothed down a bolt and welded it in place....
I will smooth out all these parts in more detail when it gets back from the sand blasters.
I also have this 1978 yamaha RX125...i got this bike in bits plus another parts bike and made one out of the two.
I got it registered a week or two ago and am just ironing out some carby bugs...
I will rip this apart and restore it after the TY80.
cleaned up the rusty triple clamp back to metal and got them in red etch primer. will paint with frame when it comes back.
The forks are badly rusted. Ill strip them tomorow and send them to the hard chrome place to get rechromed....not looking forward to the bill!
Red etch primer....i will soon smooth out all the areas where the side car was welded to, and paint the frame.
managed to finish smoothing out the frame, and get it and the steering head painted.
Ive also got the brand new gaurd and steering head bearings, plus a whole lot more new parts coming over from the UK.
Ive sent the forks away for rechroming, and polished up the lower sections...they had so many deep scratches...many hours of sanding and polishing.
Front lower forks....
New parts ...just waiting for the forks to come back, and then there will be a bit more progress..
New ignition coil and side panel rubber mounts...
Fork dust boots..
new fuel cap
And chain gaurd
More progress soon.
here is what the bike is suposed to look like. its the same as the above TY250 i restored, but a baby 80cc.