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Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« on: Jun 10, 2016, 23:09:44 »
I debated on making a thread, but I figured I might as well share the experience as I haven't seen any of these bikes on here. Bought this little Yamaha hs1 off of the second owner, who bought it used in 1972. Him and his daughter (12 at the time) went in halves and bought it for $200. He welded up a frame for the front of his camper and it was their ride for around the camp sites. The little booger even made it from Ohio out to the west coast once. (On the front of the truck, not under its own power. That would be a heck of a ride)

Anyhow, it ended up getting stuck out in the barn for years, and when I rode out to the guys grandsons place on the old Suzuki smoker, he rolled in and said "I have an old two stroke bike that i think you'd like". We made a deal and I brought it home yesterday.

To me, it's a very solid specimen for its age, just in need of a deep clean. It will need crank seals, brake pads ect, but it's a worthy bike in my book. The plan (as I told my wife) is to clean it up and try to make a few nickels off of it at mid Ohio, but I am kinda growing fond of it already.

The paint is probably an 8.5 out of 10 on condition, so I'll buff it out and leave it. It's only original once.  Only thing not original is the po had the seat recovered. Kinda a bummer to. He said the original seat cover was perfect and he just wanted new foam put in. When he went to pick it up, the guy had recovered the whole thing... grrrr.

Anyways here it is as I looked at it.





And home with the first layer of crud washed off.



Dash area cleaned up and polished the rust off of the bars.





Still waiting on the bowl gaskets to come in, but I removed the years of varnish out of the carbs.





It's nice when the heads are small enough to fit in the little harbor freight ultrasonic cleaner.





I've never seen pistons this small on a bike either. Looks like they would be more at home in a weed eater out chain saw lol.



More updates to come.
« Last Edit: Jun 11, 2016, 01:58:49 by hurco550 »
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #1 on: Jun 11, 2016, 07:58:58 »
Sweet! She's gonna polish up right nice.


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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #3 on: Jun 11, 2016, 09:10:17 »
That's a nice vintage Yamaha hurco even though the seat isn't orig. anymore.. I still think someone over at Mid-Ohio would fall in love with the little bike;the paint is Great !  8)
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #4 on: Jun 11, 2016, 10:45:11 »
Ever find out about that carb mod?
Nope. I'll probably run into him at the local father's day car show. I'll ask him then. In the mean time, I'll just grab the ones from feebay
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #5 on: Jun 11, 2016, 10:50:01 »
Deviant was talking about this.


The p.o. cut the carb slides down from top side, and we can't figure out why.
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #6 on: Jun 11, 2016, 17:38:22 »
Can't get over how small these pistons are lol

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Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #7 on: Jun 12, 2016, 18:37:20 »
It's amazing what a little (er alot) of elbow grease uncovers.

Barrels off for a good cleaning and to check piston clearance.


Should have taken a before picture, but this is after about 1/8" of dirt was uncovered. Cleaning up nicely


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1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #8 on: Jun 12, 2016, 18:53:58 »
Interesting on the carbs 'mod' never seen that before. Let us know if you find out the reasoning behind that from PO. cleaning up nice. Those pistons are adorable.


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74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
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Re: Yamaha hs1 90cc twin clean up
« Reply #9 on: Jun 12, 2016, 20:29:36 »
Interesting on the carbs 'mod' never seen that before. Let us know if you find out the reasoning behind that from PO. cleaning up nice. Those pistons are adorable.


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From what I could imagine it would allow more mixture(rich)into the engine w/ the same amount of air at full throttle..
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