YZ125L '84 Pre-restoration thread
Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:21 AM
It sat at the back of his garage for about 8 years until he passed it onto me after a few beers together in a bar, since then it has been sat in my garage for about 4 years. It has been on my mind alot recently and ive decided im going to keep this bike for as long as i can, so eventually it will be getting restored to it's former glory. Cosmetically the bike is in rough shape, but thats easily sorted. Mechanically the bike is a good starting point for an easy resto, i think at least.
The wheels and hubs are in fairly good condition, these will be getting rebuilt, repainted and re-anodised
Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:32 AM
It does have a fresh top end, however i will be splitting the cases and replacing every bearing and seal
Unfortunately some of the powervalve appears to be missing, lost in the moving around its done over the years.
Does anyone know if this old YZ had 'Z' spokes? i've heard they can be tricky/expensive to get hold of. Also what year YZ's had the early rotating drum powervalve? Right now this is just a daydream project, sourcing parts and information before i tear into it. I know i will be putting more money into it than it will be worth but i'm doing it for the love, me being 26 years old this old bike is the start of the first true MX bikes in my opinion, i'd love to sit and stare at it when its finished, not just ride it!
Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:24 PM
Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:49 PM
Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:49 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:27 PM
you know i think you're right, looking at pictures of the 83 the shock reservoir is mounted on the left of the bike, ill check the frame number. I've always just assumed it was an 84. if i remember right the engine and frame numbers match which is good. what other differences were there between these 2 years?
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:38 PM
this is my 1983 yz125k
Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:42 AM
Nimiz: is that a DG pipe?
Edited by ikis86, 04 August 2012 - 04:52 AM.
Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:36 AM
Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:32 AM
There's loads of parts for it out there. for the ypvs cover i would watch ebay.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:25 AM