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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2013, 07:26:05 am »
And there I learn something again.

Never knew one could get the 1.1 in a chaindrive.
Loved them. :thumleft:

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Oops! Dink jy praat seker van die XS1100. Dink dit was n ombouing. Het self ook nooit een met ketting gesien nie
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2013, 08:49:11 am »
And there I learn something again.

Never knew one could get the 1.1 in a chaindrive.
Loved them. :thumleft:

No.  Never did get them with a chaindrive.  It was an aftermarket conversion, useuallhy on race bikes so they could fiddle with gear ratios.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2013, 09:06:30 am »
And there I learn something again.

Never knew one could get the 1.1 in a chaindrive.
Loved them. :thumleft:

Nee, Chris.....the manne here in Sleepy Hollow did that conversion. Amazing how simple it was. Maybe I'll take a ride to Startline again and sneak some pics of it...
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2013, 06:12:13 pm »
And there I learn something again.

Never knew one could get the 1.1 in a chaindrive.
Loved them. :thumleft:

Nee, Chris.....the manne here in Sleepy Hollow did that conversion. Amazing how simple it was. Maybe I'll take a ride to Startline again and sneak some pics of it...
Would love to see the part where they fitted the frontsprocket where the FD used to
come out.
Think it could work on my 1200? ;)
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2013, 06:35:16 pm »
And there I learn something again.

Never knew one could get the 1.1 in a chaindrive.
Loved them. :thumleft:

Only a racing conversion Chrisl  8)
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2013, 06:37:05 pm »
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.

Eiiiisssh, you must have done some suspension work mine was a wallowing beast in stock form ::) ::)
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2013, 06:43:26 pm »
Awesome!  :drif:

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2013, 07:59:44 pm »
Chris, I owned a Yamaha XS1100 with chain drive. It was a Borg Warner kit that was available for the XS, initiated by Rod Gray's Yamaha race team.
The original 90degree bevel gear housing was simply replaced by a bearing housing containing a spline shaft to fit over the output shaft, with coarse splines on the outside to slide a sprocket over. The kit also included a square tubing swingarm as well.

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2013, 07:29:09 am »
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2013, 07:42:39 am »
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 #30 on: September 05, 2013, 07:43:24 am »
still get goosebumps every time i see a RD or RZ :drif:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2013, 07:59:34 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.

Eiiiisssh, you must have done some suspension work mine was a wallowing beast in stock form ::) ::)

I cannot recall doing anything major at all...that thing was stable!
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2013, 08:04:06 am »
still get goosebumps every time i see a RD or RZ :drif:

YIP!!!! Breakfast runs in CT in 1984...OMF...on the "coast rd" ( Bakoven - Llandudno )....we used to play with all the Katana's , CB1100RC's etc....but it was really suicidal...just stupid!
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2013, 08:12:25 am »
@ Welsh.....I had one of the oldest ones with " XS eleven" written in cursive script on the side-cover badging...they later got facelifted and " 1.1 " was on the badging, and they had black motors.....I have NO idea, though, if there were any geometry tweaks....probably NOT.

We all found it strange, though, that when BP Yamamha SA built up THAT bike for Rod Gray, that they used the XS Eleven Special with it's mega laid back rake angle etc etc.....but they obv. knew something we didn't because it WORKED!
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2013, 08:16:40 am »
still get goosebumps every time i see a RD or RZ :drif:

YIP!!!! Breakfast runs in CT in 1984...OMF...on the "coast rd" ( Bakoven - Llandudno )....we used to play with all the Katana's , CB1100RC's etc....but it was really suicidal...just stupid!

And on Chappies leave the wallowing dinosaurs far behind , then we were young  , dum and fulla cum
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2013, 12:12:54 pm »
still get goosebumps every time i see a RD or RZ :drif:

YIP!!!! Breakfast runs in CT in 1984...OMF...on the "coast rd" ( Bakoven - Llandudno )....we used to play with all the Katana's , CB1100RC's etc....but it was really suicidal...just stupid!

And on Chappies leave the wallowing dinosaurs far behind , then we were young  , dum and fulla cum

Like you say  :thumleft:
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2013, 03:33:19 pm »
Thanks for posting EssBee I hadn't seen photos of my dads old race bike in a while.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2013, 07:29:04 pm »
I am sure many remember Johan Boshoff on the mighty TZ750. saw him race it at Roy Hesketh. Checked the net the other day to see if there were any available ............... Fully restored version in the states +- R 700 000.00
 

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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2013, 07:42:26 pm »
I am sure many remember Johan Boshoff on the mighty TZ750. saw him race it at Roy Hesketh. Checked the net the other day to see if there were any available ............... Fully restored version in the states +- R 700 000.00

I remember them.  OW31 was their race model designation if memory serves.  Saw Johan Boshof on his a few times on Kyalami.  I was there the day his life was claimed by the sport he loved.  1977 I think.
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Re: Nostalgic old Yammies
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2013, 08:02:57 pm »
still get goosebumps every time i see a RD or RZ :drif:

YIP!!!! Breakfast runs in CT in 1984...OMF...on the "coast rd" ( Bakoven - Llandudno )....we used to play with all the Katana's , CB1100RC's etc....but it was really suicidal...just stupid!

And on Chappies leave the wallowing dinosaurs far behind , then we were young  , dum and fulla cum
some of us still are ;)
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