Auto-decomp on eBay? What is this?



8 replies to this topic
  • BrandonW

Posted December 20, 2002 - 10:59 AM

#1

Jus browsing through eBay when I saw this.

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Is this something from Yamaha, or somewhere else? No 400's?

  • GPS Dual Sport

Posted December 20, 2002 - 12:02 PM

#2

I checked it out and emailed a bunch of questions. If I get a response I will post the answers here.
I wonder how Yamaha.dude feels about his PDF document being posted for sale with the cam!

  • jmiakaike

Posted December 20, 2002 - 01:10 PM

#3

Brandon..
got an answer back from the seller.. it is a stock 450 cam... :)

  • BrandonW

Posted December 20, 2002 - 01:37 PM

#4

yeah, that is what I figured..... :)

I hope that *somebody* comes up with a reliable cam to retro-fit our bikes, and soon!

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  • yamaha.dude

Posted December 20, 2002 - 02:08 PM

#5

It irks me in one way, and I am flattered in another... really, it is insignificant, the guy is not claiming it as his own instructions... Yamaben had a lot of input into the document as well...

I reckon the guy thought he would corner the market when the mod first came out, and make a nice profit... after all, who needs 4 extra cams... LOL now there is talk of the third-party cams in the next couple of months, and the fact that the teeth on the factory 450 cam may be an issue in a 426, then he is probably panicking and trying to dump them before they become redundant...

It is still a good mod, and there are alternatives on the horizon (seemingly) so I don't care... I can just laugh that it has filtered down and onto ebay... shows there are so many ways through the internet...

David

  • Chaindrive

Posted December 21, 2002 - 08:37 AM

#6

It is surprising that Yamaha hasn't smelled "profit" in this retrofit...
Could not be too difficult to modify the unfinished forging or casting they already make to perfectly fit...

  • yamaha.dude

Posted December 21, 2002 - 12:47 PM

#7

Exactly... They have casts/dies from last year, and this year..., should be about an hours work reprogramming the CNC machines... but who knows how yamaha.co.jp thinks...

David

  • sabin

Posted December 21, 2002 - 11:43 PM

#8

All they want is to sell us new bikes!

  • Chaindrive

Posted December 22, 2002 - 08:26 AM

#9

You are right, Sabin, but I won't buy another one until they produce a street-legal version. If I can't have my cake and eat it,too...I'll skip dessert! Six grand is way too much for a bike with VERY limited usefulness, at least where I live. For that much, I can own an old beater 2-stroke AND a modest Sportster.




 
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