This is not my bike, but this is what it looks like right now! I can’t wait to put it all back together.
Newly powder coated wheels and new rubber!
Motor is clean and ready for paint
Primered and ready for paint
More removal of ugly brackets and gussets… more on this later
She’s really looking good!
Now, its coming apart! This I didn’t anticipate to happen so quickly but it needs to get done so GO FORTH!
The motor is out and ready for a thorough cleaning
Degreasing and power washing
More to come…
cutting some more! Raising the tank 1” as well
That’s me sitting on the bike. Checking the proportions.
Very slow progress, but as of yesterday I have the the new forks on oiled and resealed. The custom clip-ons made by my buddy Tony Sandoval and the sandblasted tank and tail piece. More to come.
Oh yeah, this was taken with a camera phone. Sorry for the poor quality.
05.30.2009 | no fenders, rear footrests, crash bars, seat handles, blinkers.
It’s been a while since I last had a chance to really work on my Yammie. This past Saturday with the help of my buddy Tony we started working on it again to try and get it idling. Originally the bike was sitting on the side of a house colleting dust, rust and who knows what else for a few long years.
The motor was frozen but with a little elbow grease and some ‘Marvel Mystery Oil’ I was able to free the motor and get it to turn over. Next up is to replace some basic parts such as the points and condensers, since it seems that they are keeping the bike from staying on.
Instead of wasting time we decided to start removing the ugly parts of the bike, like the crash bars, rear fender and blinkers. A little cutting and grinding on it lead to chopping up the old tank to make a tail piece for the bike. I want to retain the same shape as the tank, I think this will make it look like a Mad Max style bike. Ya think?
I needed a new gas cap since the old one was missing it’s keys. I found this dead stock one on eBay. NICE!
My old tank was too rusty from the inside to fix, so I found this one on eBay.