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Nostalgic old Yammies - pics added - frett revived
« on: September 02, 2013, 12:29:18 pm »
Drooled over these beauties at Startline on Thursday... :drif:
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 12:48:02 pm »
Very nice , I am sure 2SD will make a mess in his trousers  >:D
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 01:02:49 pm »
Very nice , I am sure 2SD will make a mess in his trousers  >:D

My thoughts exactly.... :biggrin:
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 01:22:15 pm »
Not only him. Will always be my first love  :drif:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 06:07:51 pm »
I was there two Saturday's ago,those bikes are in reallybgood nick.had a good long look at them.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 06:39:37 pm »
I owned a 1981 Yammie XS1100Special, I still miss that bike, always loved a Yammie.  :thumleft:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 07:03:03 pm »
I can remember being in the workshop with Tommy while he was working on the XS 1100. Still in the old Charlie Young shop in Smith Street. What impressed me was the precision it was put together, every nut was wired. The brakes were way ahead of their time for local racing. Who owns it now? Must be worth a packet!!
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 07:10:16 pm »
I owned a 1981 Yammie XS1100Special, I still miss that bike, always loved a Yammie.  :thumleft:

I had an XS1100 when I arrived here in 81, handling, what handling that was a peeeeeeg  >:(   
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 08:12:55 pm »
I owned a 1981 Yammie XS1100Special, I still miss that bike, always loved a Yammie.  :thumleft:

I had an XS1100 when I arrived here in 81, handling, what handling that was a peeeeeeg  >:(   

No Welsh man, you're not suppose to take corners on these! Unless it is Rod Gray's bike pictured above.
I also owned a chain-conversion XS1100 which I bought in boxes from the then owner of Strand hydraulics. The shimming was in some places stacked up using broken Minora blades!
It was a nightmare, but I got it running, and unfortunately sold it on. It really went well.

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2013, 08:14:48 pm »
XS1100 was bought off John Baker by Paul Ward, owner of StartLine. He has a whole range of 2 stroke Yamaha`s from FS1 and up. Even has a few racing Yamaha`s, one which is a 125 twin he bought from Japan, another has a Spondon frame. There more hidden in the back, waiting to be rebuilt.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2013, 08:30:04 pm »
I would love o see these Yamahas. :drif:

I would have like to point out how amazingly deep Yamaha's racing heritage runs, but all bikers know this already. ;D
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 08:36:33 pm »
Toe ek daai pyp sien het ek dadelik geweet dis n bassani. Nooit self n XS1100 gery nie maar die ouens het hulle pragtog ge-customise met so n n scoop stukkie fairing net aan die onderkant van die engine voor. Midnight special (swart en goud ) was ook baie mooi. Ek verbeel my seker ,maar lyk of die bike se rake angle bietjie uit gestretch is op die foto. Weet nie hoekom maar 2de gear het gepla op party van die bikes.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 08:53:33 pm »
Toe ek daai pyp sien het ek dadelik geweet dis n bassani. Nooit self n XS1100 gery nie maar die ouens het hulle pragtog ge-customise met so n n scoop stukkie fairing net aan die onderkant van die engine voor. Midnight special (swart en goud ) was ook baie mooi. Ek verbeel my seker ,maar lyk of die bike se rake angle bietjie uit gestretch is op die foto. Weet nie hoekom maar 2de gear het gepla op party van die bikes.

Sommige van die XS1100 het 2de rat probleme gegee, nooit duidelikheid gekry hoekom nie, Yamaha spesialis het my vertel dat as jy nie van 1ste na 2de[oor neutraal] reg oorskakel nie, kon die rat uitspring. n Paar "sloppy" changes en die dogs is afgerond, wat veroorsaak dat die rat glad nie meer inskakel nie.
n Pel van my het sy XS vir jare van 1ste na 3rde gery, so baie wringkrag gehad daai enjins.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 09:13:15 pm »
Aw that XS1100  :drif: :drif:
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 11:40:59 pm »
Very nice , I am sure 2SD will make a mess in his trousers  >:D

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2013, 06:22:55 am »
Yes the days of SuperBike racing, was indeed great racing in SA.

The names Like Rod Gray, Dave and Keith Woolie, Crawford, Petersen Brothers, Richard Borain,,Jamie Thomas come to mind and the racing was really close on production machines.

The Honda CBX Six's, Kawasaki Z1000, Kawasaki JR, Suzuki GSX, Katana, Honda CBR's + CB900F 

The Track Car racing was also just as excieting with the Ford's and BMW's of Vander Merwe, Mortmier, Tony Viana, Scheckter.

SAdly motorsport in SA will never return to that amount of passion and committment of this golden era 1970's, 80's + 90's again.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 08:13:27 am »
 I started racing on an XS1100 and I had no handling quircks. I sourced a chain drive conv. swing arm and sprocket housing from Ophie Howard, but sadly never used it as the XS died a horrible death b.m.o. breaking a conrod at the end of the back straight of Klillarney...  :'(

@2SD...yes...2nd gear...mine was stuffed. I recall even racing at Aldo Scribante with no 2nd gear...basically only compromised your start  :biggrin: ( talk about a shoe-string budget!).

@ CliveG....ja....Paul Ward is starting a little Yammie museum there!

The 2 best bikes I've ever owned....both Yammies....IT175 J(?) and RD350LC YPVS....sadly none of them at Startline otherwise I'd need a change of undies...well, almost did after seeing RGray's scoot.
 

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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 07:04:00 pm »
Not only him. Will always be my first love  :drif:

Same here.  Love affair started with a RD50 many years ago.
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2013, 07:18:53 am »
Then yesterday I receive this pic!!!

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2013, 07:23:40 am »
And there I learn something again.

Never knew one could get the 1.1 in a chaindrive.
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