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Yeah, none of you can say that you are surprised that this thread got started.  If anything, the surprise is that it took this long.  [rolleyes]


If you have been an NMTA member for much more than 10 minutes or so, you are well aware of who The League are.  We are Men among men.  A cut above the rest.  Tall and statuesque, we boldly go where no buffoon has gone before.  Leading the war against stodgery and pomp, we......

Oh who am I kidding?  We are a bunch of yayhoos on a rickety 38-year old minibike.  This includes all of the "guest riders" including....

 




Anyway, back on topic.  There is a Mountain West Vintage Trials Association event in Roswell the weekend after our SanYo event in a couple of weeks.  Our trusty Team TY, which has served us well for the past 4 years or so, is in dire need of some love.  More to the point, it is in dire need of some compression, which has been lacking for the past 3 years or so.  Did that get addressed today?

No.

Instead, the tranny oil got changed.  Transmission oil should be changed every 4 years, right?   [tongue]





The air filter got cleaned for the first time in 2 years -





And the grips replaced.  Hammer gave me the grips 2 years ago.  Hey Hammer, I installed them!  [biggrin]





The kill switch stopped working about 27 minutes after we bought the bike 4 years ago.  I figured that now was the time to find out why.  A broken wire perhaps?

 





Maybe a new connector is in order...







The only other thing that has ever failed on this bike (besides the compression) was the muffler mount.  I safety-wired it up 2 years ago, and the Redneck Repair is still holding strong -





Good enough for another 2 years!   [cool]

Compression not withstanding, the bike is ready for the Codgers at Roswell.  Hammer and I are in.  Lance (yeah, I know), Matt, Konrad, Fearless, are you in??   [crazy]


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Codgers, here we come!!!   :fyyff

We're gonna have fun!!

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Just buy some compression in a can from JC Whitney...that should work, no?
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Geezer yes Codger I don't think so !!!  [nono]
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Geezer yes Codger I don't think so !!!  [nono]



Oh, not you John.  Not you.  [wink]

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Well kiddies, Hammer and I had a TON of fun down in Roswell last weekend.  The League was down to just us two, as Lance backed out like 14 months ago, Konrad said no a month ago, and Matt "Yosemite Sambagger" Webb called me when I was about 30 miles outside of Roswell on Friday morning backing out due to Life getting in the way or something.  [rolleyes] 

Anyhoo, we did our absolute best to take the event as serious as we could -




Yeah, I'm wearing a Rasta/dreds cap.  Gotta love da white boy Trials, mon!!  [biggrin]  The Jamaica accents and jokes ran all weekend long, as long as we had da -




Hooray beer!!!   [cool]



Some clown from Colorado thought a set of Roswell Alien goggles and antennas would be cool.  I tink not, mon.





Bob showed up before I did.  I believe this pic says it all.... 





Sorry.  Couldn't resist. 

Pics of the (abbreviated) Team TY in action -











Due to the severe lack of compression that the Team TY suffered, Hammer and I rode the 3 line instead of the 2 line.  Hammer won on Saturday, and tied on Sunday forcing a ride off.  I took 2nd on Saturday, and really blew it on Sunday (I've never ridden this bike sober, and really threw it away Sunday) taking 3rd.  Some pics of the ride off -

Holbrook, the ride-off TM -



Hammer walking the section.  Holbrook decreed that the ride-off would be on the 2-line on section (I don't remember.  Sunday #2 maybe?) -





The "competition" walking the section -





Ride off!!








Oopsie!!



Hammer moves in for the kill -







Your ride-off victor...  HAMMER!!!    [love]  [kiss]  





Hard feelings?  Hardly. 





End of the day every one had left.  Once again, I stayed overnight to go visit my Dad in Roswell the following day.  I just love Haystack at dusk -







Maybe it's time for a fresh top-end on the 'ol Team TY....     [thumb]


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Your talking about the rider [biggrin]
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Hey now.....   [nono]   [biggrin]

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Oh boy. Just ran across this website from the UK. -

http://www.yamahaty80.co.uk/index.html

They have a badass project going. A Monoshock TY80 -

[mono9_zps29fbc21b]

[mono8_zps7cbe1836]




The rear suspension -

[Mono7_zps4dff4c7d]

[Mono11_zps4f2575d4]

[Mono7_zps4dff4c7d]



Fatbars and....a hydraulic clutch! [eekers]

[mono4_zps833ac262]

[mono5_zps91ea05dc]

[mono6_zps36e99d7d]



Thinking bad thoughts for the Team TY..... [drif]

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Now that is just awesome!
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I'll be the first to say it.  I'm a hypocrite.  Because of this -

BWA-HA-HA-HA!!




Yup.  Ordered a piece of cheap Chinese pitbike garbage.  And is it ever cheap -







Typical Hong Kong Fooey trash, the MC is locked up & won't move.  I'll mess with it some next week after our Arctic Trial.

Hydraulic clutch on the Team TY anyone?   [cool]

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Oh yeah, this is happening -



[TY80Stuff017_zps789a563c]

[TY80Stuff016_zps13f12c0b]


Yes, the cheap chinese pitbike garbage made it's way onto the Team TY. $50 delivered, and so far seems to work....OK. It did seep for a bit out of the slave cylinder but seems to have stopped now. We'll see how well it holds up. If it fails completely, then I'll pony up for the Magura unit. As for now though, it's pretty cool having an easier clutch pull and the gold anodized unit looks sorta trick if you don't look at it too closely.

Alright, time to get serious about a new top-end. Oooh looky, Forseti piston kits from Australia? Hey now.... [naughty]

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Leaky clutches are the in thing now. Hammer says all the cool kids have leaky clutch master cylinders!

That mono-shock project is cool except that they kind of missed the actual reason bikes went to mono in the first place. They went mono in order to do linkage so you could use a regular shock and get progressive spring and dampening. Hmmm... wondering how I will pull off linkage on the monster Oset...
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Quickie update on the Team bike. After 5 short years of being lovingly pampered and gently ridden, the Team TY was suffering from a lack of compression. It was so bad that I actually started the bike by spinning the flywheel by hand last month. [eekers] I found a nice forged Wossner piston kit at Al Baker's XR's Only (yeah, so much for "only" [lol8]) and bought the second-over kit. I had a cylinder that had a first-over bore in it, it was already cleaned up, painted, and ready to go. What I did not know is that the cylinder was so badly worn that the bore was no longer parallel with the gasket surfaces, and boring it half a millimeter did not clean it up. So I pulled off the stock-bore ( [thumb] )cylinder off of the Team bike this morning before the Daytona 24-hour started.

[TY80Stuff021_zpsccc1a347]



First thing I noticed....

[TY80Stuff020_zps8c5a07f7]

[TY80Stuff019_zps0063db11]



Wow. The exhaust port was more than 50% clogged with rock-hard carbon. It shocks the hell out of me that this thing ran as good as it did. I took this shot after chiseling out SOME of the carbon -

[TY80Stuff022_zps06126842]

[eek7]


After another 30 minutes of carbon-mining, it was off to the bead blaster and the machinist. It's getting bored to it's new piston as I type this. More to come. [icon10]

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