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Author Topic: 1972 Yamaha R5  (Read 1897 times)

Offline teazer

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 16:31:23 »
That body kit and fairing did not include a belly pan.  The fairing stopped at the top of the crankcases.

Offline eddie747

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 20:46:11 »
Finally got to tearing into the bike, i didn't have spark but after getting the bodywork off the battery ground was off and i'm assuming its from 1975. The carbs are ultra clean and just need float bowl gaskets. The rest of the bike looks great except for dust and the plated frame will clean up gorgeous. If my local shop has the gaskets there is a good chance i could have it running this weekend.




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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 21:07:37 »
That carb is remarkably clean.  Nickel plated frame too? Someone spend a small fortune on building that. I'd consider fitting new crank seals though just to avoid the inevitable melt down of old crank seals.

Offline SF

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 21:43:48 »
That carb is remarkably clean.  Nickel plated frame too? Someone spend a small fortune on building that. I'd consider fitting new crank seals though just to avoid the inevitable melt down of old crank seals.
I 2nd that, they will for sure!


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Offline eddie747

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2017, 00:13:02 »
Thats the plan, just want to get it lit off  to make sure all is good. Then since i already have the cases split i'm most likely going to drop in the 6 speed


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Offline hooligan998

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 01:05:18 »
Holy hell, that is one nice find.  In, in and in!!!

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 09:43:29 »
Yes! I can definitely dig it.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline JSJamboree

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 11:00:07 »
Holy shit, this is amazing, I need to follow this one along.

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 13:00:47 »
MORE PICTURES NOW!!!!!

Please. ;)
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Re: 1972 Yamaha R5
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 16:10:25 »
Neato
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