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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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New bike!!!

Nope, not getting rid of the Duc. Sqrly was nice enough to drop off this project for me. I planned to make it street legal, but I think it would be more fun to run the bike at vintage race events. And I wanted to learn more about carbs and 2 stroke engines. So, here it is, a 1972 Yamaha DS-7, in all its glory. I stole this pic from bikes.com to give you an idea on what it looked like.



http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_ds_7_1972.php

Sqrly brought this bike to my house in the back of his Ford Focus.





Currently the bike is disassembled. I will work on fabing it up to race standards, then disassemble, send the frame out to p-coat, or rhino-line it myself. The tank will be origional. After I creme it, I am going old school and leading the holes for the emblems. I have done this with car projects before with awesome results. No paint here, insert Rick (Firebretha) name here. Yep, a p-coated tank. Gus (Resurrection) will naturally see this project for a possible engine rebuild, and technical support. Think minimalist for this project. The basics, an engine to move it, wheels to let it roll, a frame to hold it all together. Amazing what a few shots at Rocky Horror will buy you.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 12:32 PM
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Congrats! Looks like a fun project!
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I am looking forward to riding it!!!

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Thats cool we'll be building them together.

I have the same bike in 350cc for the winter 09 project.

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GOOD service FAST won't be CHEAP
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Kickass! I can't wait to see the project thru it's different stages and the finished result


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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Gus, I have a service manual for the ds7, rd250, r5c, and rd350. I will have a copy made for you, and drop it off next time I am out there. Do you want both a paper copy and a copy on cd?
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Man Just the paper would be great thanks.

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Congrats man! That little garage of yours has got to be jam packed now so let me know if you need someone to uh "store" your Duc for you.
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Order ALL the rubber parts to make it go seals ,tires, carb .and don't forget the shock mount rubber and manafolds.

With shocks off check swing arm for movement .They rust solid.

One more thing If you wont to ride it in 09 you need to start chasing parts NOW!!

I would Hire KJ Cummins (Joe)
If you can find parts faster I'll hire ya.

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In the next few days I am having the frame soda blasted and primered. If you have a shop that can do it reasonably, let me know. The bike is down to the frame, except for the center stand, so I need to unbolt that. I will let you know on the condition of the swingarm.

As for seals, ect, give me a list of what I might need. I will order a carb kit, send me your guys name and number that works at that place in WI for parts.
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You'll have to ask KJ for that .

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Nice project Dave. I heard KJ was into classic bikes. Haven't talked with him in awhile.

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This thread would be better if you had pics of it in the back of the Focus. Nice work so far can't wait to see it come to life again.

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KJ (I know his real name ) will get a call on this tomorrow. The engine turns and has compression. If I can clean the carb or rebuild it, and not rebuild the engine, I will go that route. If I have to rebuild it, I would like to go from a 250 to a 350, and possibly add decompression valves in the head. Overall, the bike is pretty clean, some minor rust on the frame, and the tank is in ok condition. I removed the rear shocks, and the rear swingarm swings freely. I am thinking of ditching the rear shocks/springs and using air shocks. They will be adjustable for the track, and look really clean. I measured the front forks, and it looks like my back up 996 forks will fit, needing some work on the triples, naturally. Man, I have no idea how I am going to sleep tonight. All I want to do is dig into this project.
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I have an 85 gs700 frontend twin disc and rear wheel .

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Im sure we can work out something Gus. I also have a box full of parts I know I will not need, headlight, turn signals, ect. Maybe we can trade some parts.
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Of course.

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Man, I have no idea how I am going to sleep tonight. All I want to do is dig into this project.
Well, since you can't sleep why don't you come on down & help me out.

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^^^^
I was sleeping, me, the wife, 3 dogs, warm bed, and I was having vroom vroom motorcycle dreams. Then the phone rang. Grrrr.
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Sorry dude, I got cha back when I get back from vacation.

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You should be able to find almost everything you need from Speed & Spport Yamaha in Pennsyvania. They even have reproduced hundreds of rubber parts, like airbox boots, carb covers, lever covers etc. Not to mention their extensive inventory of all manner of obsolete Yamaha parts. Good luck with it.
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Check out www.motocarrera.com; they can be a good source for racing parts: xpansion chambers, carbs, suspension, bodywork. This bike was done by their restoration/rebuilding dept.



I beileve it is a 73 R5 (350)


Maybe check these guys out too www.spec2.com

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Thanks for the web sites. I will check them out. As cool as this bike is, I am not rebuilding it stock. Stock lever may give way to shorties, the brakes and suspention are getting a mega upgrade. I am thinking of going to a magneto set up so I can run the bike with no battery. It is all talking Gus and I will do sometime this week over beers. Eric (Lonely Raven) and Peanut came by tonight. Eric is doing all the photo work for the build, and Jeff (Burntash) is building a website showing the progress. Thanks guys. Eric even thought enough to take pic of items that were not being used in the build for eBay at a later date.
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What do you mean almost here. It snowed in Melrose Park tonight.
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Sweet project. I can't wait to see how it turns out!! !

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Looks like a fun winter project

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What do you mean almost here. It snowed in Melrose Park tonight.



Almost, as in snow deep enough to snowmobile in.

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It was deep enough for me to put a few cars on the ground. I wish the iPhone had a flash.
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