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by tat ty
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

But indeed 3 bids, 2 bidders and $3550.

Surely the trail kit has had some influence. I must have known all those years ago.
by tat ty
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

I see the blue bike has achieved a $3K bid on eBay. Doesn't surprise me at all.... Very tidy machine.
by tat ty
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

I did post a magazine article a couple of years back detailing the background to the trail kit. Apparently (in the US) when Yamaha launched the B model, they had a huge surplus of A models sitting because the trials riders of the day were all holding off for the B model introduction. A bit of custom...
by tat ty
Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

Bash plate on mine was made by fellow SHATTER rider Greg Henry. The pattern came from a lightweight steel aftermarket plate made by a company called " Speed and Sport" in the US. Gary Boniface had a piece of super duper aluminium with lots of numbers on it indicating strength, verified by ...
by tat ty
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

Bloody hell ... Just looked at those photos ... Maybe I need to give him a tub..... Nah ...not quite spring time yet ....
by tat ty
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

Hey David. I have 2 trail kits, both sourced from the US. One was a NOS kit that I no doubt paid an exorbitant amount of money for. Later I spotted a "bit of a kit" on eBay and contacted the US bike wrecker and explained the issue of the vital longer swing arm bolt and other bits and piece...
by tat ty
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

Given the rarity of the trail conversion... I was surprised to see a TY250 appear yesterday on Aus EBay, resplendent with the entire kit.
by tat ty
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

Yes ... I do have the trail kit on mine. It also has a longer swing arm bolt to facilitate the footpeg brackets and a couple of little do dads that go over the original peg pivots to blunt them off. I installed some "rox risers" to move the bars up and forward and that made the whole set u...
by tat ty
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Steer Clear - understanding steering for twinshocks
Replies: 62
Views: 56617

Re: Steer Clear - understanding steering for twinshocks

Thanks JC1. I think my brain has unlooped and I pretty much get it. Reminds me a little of a conversation I had with a cyclist friend of mine a few years back. He had bought an eyewateringly expensive push bike with a carbon fibre frame. The whole idea was a combination of weight saving and extreme ...
by tat ty
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Steer Clear - understanding steering for twinshocks
Replies: 62
Views: 56617

Re: Steer Clear - understanding steering for twinshocks

Yes ... Certain that was the bike I was thinking of. I was obviously wrong about the chain/swing arm set up, but it does have the disc brake on the countershaft.

Alastair

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