1978 YZ80E hop up parts wanted

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11/17/2016 10:40 AM
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Picked up a 78 YZ last weekend and want to trick it out as mine should have been back when I was a wee heathen. Interested in any aftermarket heads, shocks, aluminum rims, swing arms, pipes, DG tall seat kit, MINI BETOR front forks...yes I shouted that so everyone could hear. Clue me in please. Cash or possibly trick early CR125 bits to trade.

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11/17/2016 1:22 PM

Other than the SuperCrapp power reducer on the pipe, it looks like a pretty well preserved original.

Mini Betors. I sold a complete set with clamps at a swap meet 20 years ago for $75 to Horvat. I had no clue what they were at the time. He still gloats about that.

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11/17/2016 2:55 PM

THIS is gonna be good...

"Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy who can be beat everytime."
-Lou Brock

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11/17/2016 4:37 PM

Mini Elsinore wrote:

THIS is gonna be good...

Good? Or expensive? Lol

The 78 YZ80 was a piece of shit with a frame made from peanut brittle. Must go grab the gusset kit off eBay now.

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11/17/2016 4:54 PM
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My local Yamaha dealer had a few of those frame gusseting kits the last time I looked in their obsolete inventory.
He'd probably pay me to take them off his hands.

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11/20/2016 6:05 AM
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Cool bike, looking for a bike, parts myself
feel free to send me pic's of parts, trick
bits myself, what size aluminum rims
/brands can be found

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11/26/2016 8:46 AM

Saw a post on facebook, reproduction aluminum silencers will be available soon
78-79 YZ 80

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11/27/2016 7:23 AM

Look in your email Joe, I sent you a PIC of a NOS Mototek ignition for the 1978 YZ 80E.

Xmas just might have come a little early at the Newman House.

Richard



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12/7/2016 2:10 PM

Thanks for the nice used parts suzukiguy

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12/9/2016 3:31 AM

That E is in great condition.
There was a DG swingarm that came up in Oct this year for the E.. Would of been great on the bike, but i saw it too late to notify you... Just noticed it on Ozforum so i thought i would post up a pic..\



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12/9/2016 7:39 AM

That's me, always a day late!

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12/13/2016 5:05 AM
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Nice looking bike, looks like a great starting point!

Did not know of the frame problems on the 78E
The 1979 frame and bottom end are totally different.
the ignitions on the 79 F are basically the same as 80-81
YZ125
Only the side panels, front fender, fuel cap, rear hub, chain tensioner, head,
pistons, con rod , front wheel interchange , heat shield, silencer, clutch cover/cable/adjuster parts
kickstart lever
air boots,filter/cage(very fragile), shift lever, pegs

Parts that do not interchange from the 1978 YZ80's to the 79-80F/G
tank
seat/base
airbox
rear fender
exhaust pipe
engine case set( bottom end- minus clutch)will not fit in 78E frame
seat cover/seat foam
foot peg brackets
rear brake panel
forks,related parts
rear brake pedal
crankshaft
kickstart shaft/parts
shift shaft
transmission

rob.boucher.547

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1/5/2017 4:58 AM
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Mocking up some all aluminum silencers for the 78-80 YZ 80's
hand rolled aluminum cores
76-81 YZ80-125 will follow





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1/8/2017 4:59 PM
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almost done, fit great, ready for finishing
will be making a few dozen for the 76-81
6 oz .062 walls/ .09 bracket thickness
YZ80/100-125







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1/8/2017 6:14 PM
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That's a great looking piece
I like how you fabbed the mounting bracket
Some silencers made for old bikes are sweet, but they look almost overbuilt
That one looks like it belongs there

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1/10/2017 9:41 AM

Thanks, wanted a mount that was not made out of flat stock(DG)

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8/8/2017 9:49 PM

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8/9/2017 9:50 AM

I have a 77 yz 80 , did you make a muffler for that model?

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8/11/2017 9:36 AM
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No, I did not make any 1977 silencers , I sold about 10 complete FMF pipe silencer combo's for the 76/77 YZ 80's
$350.00 i will sell you one



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8/11/2017 9:38 AM

FMF pipe

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8/12/2017 10:45 AM

may I ask where you got the side number plates? Would love some for my 77 yz 80.

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8/15/2017 1:46 PM

Thank you sir! No one else bid on it so got it for the starting price with free shipping. Not too bad, I think I can make it look quite usable with a little stripping, welding, sanding, anodizing..... Already have a NOS Luft remote reservoir shock for it so the Fox will go in the parts bin with the others similar to it.

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8/15/2017 1:48 PM

gamakona wrote:

may I ask where you got the side number plates? Would love some for my 77 yz 80.

https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/search.php?mode=search&page=1&keep_https=yes

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GIwasB4 wrote: DG Swingarm

newmann wrote:

Thank you sir! No one else bid on it so got it for the starting price with free shipping. Not too bad, I think I can make it look quite usable with a little stripping, welding, sanding, anodizing..... Already have a NOS Luft remote reservoir shock for it so the Fox will go in the parts bin with the others similar to it.

Look forward to seeing it after. I stopped buying parts that need a bike built around them, gets pricey.

I was G before the "moto drive" to Vital

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8/23/2017 10:00 AM

Thanks Newman, will the 1978 plates DC offer fit on the 1977 yz 80?

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8/23/2017 11:17 AM

gamakona wrote:

Thanks Newman, will the 1978 plates DC offer fit on the 1977 yz 80?

https://www.dcvmx.com/xcart/product.php?productid=20558&cat=283&page=2

They list 76-77. You can order these in different colors. Any reason you want the 78 plates?

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8/23/2017 3:25 PM

I am asking because they only come in white or yellow not opaque like yours

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8/23/2017 4:33 PM

gamakona wrote:

I am asking because they only come in white or yellow not opaque like yours

Have you called DC direct and asked them to do them in the opaque? Try it, you'll most likely be pleasantly surprised. Those guys have done quite a few projects for me over the years. I still wish they would dump the dull textured plastics and go with the slick shiny stuff.