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New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Definitely silver. There's no gold on the thing to match it to.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Dibs.

    When this eventually needs a new home: dibs.
    super fun machine, the 2-speed tranny is real smooth. we're going to throw a PW BB kit on it as well ... i almost sold it not running this spring, glad my kid knocked some sense into me. rare classic.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Definitely silver. There's no gold on the thing to match it to.
    not yet remember the old skool Honda schemes with white/red/blue and gold wheels/accents? been mulling that over ... but you're right, silver if the wheels stay black.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    not yet remember the old skool Honda schemes with white/red/blue and gold wheels/accents? been mulling that over ... but you're right, silver if the wheels stay black.
    Oh if you go white/red/blue with some gold hoops I'm in. That said....I bet black valve stems would look better on the gold hoops than gold stems

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Oh if you go white/red/blue with some gold hoops I'm in. That said....I bet black valve stems would look better on the gold hoops than gold stems
    hear that ... the gold are kinda large so figured it would hide them ... here is the scheme, more blue than i would do but so sexxxy with red frame. my CR125R had gold hoops, always loved that look.


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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    There is really nothing better than white/red/blue Honda's with gold wheels. Actually, I'd make a case that no matter what motorcycle, it'll look better with gold wheels.

    I have a 1978 Honda XL100 that was given to me last year I'm planning on doing a full restoration on. You know it's going to be white/red/blue rolling on gold.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    forgot to take pics of inner hub but we got that all cleaned up, fresh speedo gear installed and speedo working again.

    the cable itself is still dry so i had to be careful on the test ride, that's how i blew up the last one but didn't realize.

    brakes were a fail, shoes are too thick, i'll need to mod to get them to fit inside the hub.



    also got the front rim valve stem in and tire mounted up, looks rad! that's a 110/80 up front, cannot wait to see the 130/70 on the rear. gonna look gangstah, hey


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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Dang. That tire look so fuhhreshhhh.

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    right? love it. stoked the fender still fits well, was worried we'd have to lose it. pretty sure the rear won't fit but we have plans for that.

    the tubeless conversion was cake, no spokes so super easy. i was fearing getting a tube in there, wow those wheels are tiny. stiffer ride for sure though.

    ordered up a new headlight, moving to the rear wheel and exhaust mods while we wait on that.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    went through the wiring up front



    test fitting new matte black bucket and projector headlight



    shock for an extended swinger came in ... on the fence



    got the rear wheel painted and valve stem sealed



    and spooned the 130 on ... tight khakis


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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    more progress on The Stray .. .

    chopped the front fender to mimic more modern road-going motorbikes, but i'm not into it. crap. rare shit.



    but cleaned up cracks/chips with epoxy and fiberglass backing on front edge and mount points (sand/paint later)



    matched shape to bobbed rear fender



    and repurposed mud flap to hang off faring to shield head from debris/water spray



    nabbed an MLM Next Level pipe for a QT50, fatter tubing than stock



    which didn't fit for shit. had to grind mounts off the case, hammer the crap out of the inner side of pipe and bend the mount tab to fit



    but it sounds rad and works great!



    shock work next


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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    want.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    was talking to the friend i got The Champ from last night, figured i'd post a few current state shots before The Stray hibernates.. .

    finally fixed the speedo cable + fitted a canvas pouch up front




    blacked out bars, fresh grips and temp risers


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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Want.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    It's looking good. I have to admit, I didn't get this at first, but that is sweet.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    It's looking good. I have to admit, I didn't get this at first, but that is sweet.
    thanks what part didn't you get?

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    thanks what part didn't you get?
    How cool this would turn out

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    How cool this would turn out
    ah, got it can't wait to punch out the motor + upgraded carb

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    forgot to add: shock idea failed, wrong length again, so i'll have to try another of the same type and modify the clevis mount.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    This is really impressive work. Looks fun!

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Looks great.
    I was wondering what youíve been up to all season.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by feralchimp View Post
    This is really impressive work. Looks fun!
    thanks! will finally plate it for real next season after the electrics are sorted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Looks great.
    I was wondering what you’ve been up to all season.
    thanks, man! been missing you out on the trails, ride the YZ much this season?

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Other then ripping around my neighborhood, I havenít ridden the YZ since we went to Oct Mtn last year.
    Itís been all about the boat and the new Streetfighter this season.

    You guys riding this weekend? Iíve been thinking about dusting the dirty girl off this week.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Other then ripping around my neighborhood, I haven’t ridden the YZ since we went to Oct Mtn last year.
    It’s been all about the boat and the new Streetfighter this season.

    You guys riding this weekend? I’ve been thinking about dusting the dirty girl off this week.
    "new Streetfighter" so intrigued!

    yeah, with the 'Rona + boat + lake for a backyard, figured you were in chill mode this season ... trying to ride Friday + Sunday but no confirmations yet, would be awesome to see you Sunday ... it's my kids bday though so not sure what i can swing yet.

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Let me know

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    Re: New project - 1980 Yamaha Champ

    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Let me know
    i'm riding today, heading out shortly, can't do Sunday Ben's bday. pretty sure Chris is still riding Sunday, drop him a line.

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