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Author Topic: 1972 Yamaha DS7  (Read 26034 times)

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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #40 on: Jul 31, 2016, 17:11:36 »
Transition from gray cables to black cables complete...


I ended up sourcing a speedo cable from an XS360. Didn't want to wait until October for the backordered one.
The throttle cable needs a little fab work to be completely installed. The mounting bracket on the tube end of the RD250 cable is different from the OEM DS7 cable. I'll post pics when I'm done with that.

And of course, the supervisor is busy soaking up the A/C instead of actually doing some work...
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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #41 on: Jul 31, 2016, 21:38:42 »
I put the Rd throttle cable on my DS7. I took the retaining piece off of the DS and used it on the newer cable.

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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #42 on: Jul 31, 2016, 22:13:47 »
Damn i love this bike! Great work! These 70s strokers are getting expensive in sweden since everyone who had one as a kid now is old and nostalgic with fat wallets!

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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #43 on: Aug 01, 2016, 03:14:49 »
Cory, how'd you separate it from the cable?

David, thanks for the compliment ;)
And the old smokers are expensive here in the U.S. for the same reasons :P
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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #44 on: Aug 01, 2016, 22:41:00 »
I cut the little ring part with some dykes. I opened it up enough to remove it and place it around the new one. It hasn't come loose yet.

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1983 CB550sc bobber http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=30599.30

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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #45 on: Aug 02, 2016, 07:57:26 »
Hmmm... interesting.
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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #46 on: Aug 07, 2016, 10:44:30 »
Cory, Thanks, that trick worked like a charm ;)

Got the bodywork back Friday evening.
Before...

After...


I was going to go with a black CF pattern, but didn't care for the way the bike looked murdered out. So I opted for the Anthracite CF pattern instead. The callouts are cut from black reflective vinyl. When looking at them from different angles, they'll change from black to a silvery graphite color. It's kinda cool because they'll almost disappear against the anthracite cf (look at the yank in the "after" pic). But when headlights (or camera flash) hit them, they pop white.



Reassembled...


I got her out for a quick trial run, but I apparently cracked the fuel tap bowl and it's dripping pretty bad.
Getting another one on order  ::)
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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #47 on: Aug 07, 2016, 16:06:32 »
Nice, how does it compare to the DS7?

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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #48 on: Aug 08, 2016, 13:28:35 »
The little I got to ride... seems a little low on power out the hole, but definitely pulls stronger than the DS7.

Got back from an all day ride on the 750 yesterday and noticed an oil puddle under the Yamaha ::)
Has to be the neutral switch o-ring, unless I somehow nicked the shifter seal when I installed it.
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Re: 1972 Yamaha DS7
« Reply #49 on: Feb 04, 2017, 15:54:37 »
WHATS THE STATUS??? :o just got the DS7 last week about to rip the motor off the frame!!