Added reply in a thread Please help! 1989 yz80 build rear shock help needed! 12/15/2018 11:52 AM

Oh I have an rmx250 and an xr400 as my main bikes, this is just a play bike for messing a round that I got carried away on

Started new thread Please help! 1989 yz80 build rear shock help needed! 12/15/2018 11:08 AM

I'm building a 1989 yz80 and have found that the rear shock has no adjustability whatsoever, is there any way to stiffen it as I'm 80kg or swap in a later model yz80/85 shock I'm super stumped and it's brought the build to a halt

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 10:00 AM

I am currently travelling europe and have 2 months before I can go home and continue with the build, over the course of the trip I ordered a new plastic kit, various missing hardware from bike bandit and a complete new rear axle assembly as that was

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:58 AM

Powdercoated the swingarm and wheels as well as the linkage, starting to look like a bike

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Started picking it all together, still a long way to go but it's getting

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:55 AM

Installed new oil and dust seals in the forks as well as new oil and 0.33 kg/mm racetech springs as I'm now 18 and not as heavy as I once was. As you can tell by now this project has been going on over the last 4 years as it constantly gets put on the

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:53 AM

Had to have a hole in the swingarm welded where the chain had rubbed through, was very difficult to find an aluminium welder in my small town

Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:51 AM

Re plated the rest of the hardware and went with a slightly different gold style zinc playing on the shifter and brake pedal assembly's

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:49 AM

I then went through and replaced each and every bearing and seal in the little engine, had the crank rebuilt and balanced as well as the cylinder honed and a weisco piston Sorry for the lack of photos for this stage, just completely forgot to take any

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:47 AM

I followed this up by powdercoating and adding some small details, I also replated all the original hardware as to provide some

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:45 AM

I was just going to restore it back to factory colors but then had random inspiration for a really out there color scheme, it's a bit different and some people might hate it but I'm still dragging this bike out of the dirt and back into service which

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Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:43 AM

Added reply in a thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:41 AM

During the engine teardown I found rust on the crank and inside the cylinder and a very bent rod leading me to believe the engine was hydro locked while revving pretty high.

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Started new thread Orange iron 1989 yz80 resto/mod 12/15/2018 9:39 AM

When I was 14 years old I somehow got it stuck in my head that I wanted a 1989 yz80 and within a month I managed to find a basket case That was just the year I wanted, here's how it looked when I picked it up

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