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by Guy53
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 4294

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

You'r right about the surplus of A model in USA and Canada. The Canadian Yamaha distributor was dumping them.
by Guy53
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Yamaha TY250 CAT
Replies: 18
Views: 4294

Re: Yamaha TY250 CAT

From memory,here in Canada, you could buy the kit : longer seat, bracket to move the footrest fwd and longer foot control, or you could buy each item separately.
Guy
by Guy53
Tue May 19, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Wandering Tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: Wandering Tyre

I envie you whitehillbilly I had to work very hard to get decent brake on my TY B.

Guy
by Guy53
Mon May 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Wandering Tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: Wandering Tyre

Wow. That vintage bike sure have great front brake.

Guy
by Guy53
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: ty250 no spark
Replies: 3
Views: 15889

Re: ty250 no spark

After having checked that the point open AND close, you can do the sand paper test: when the point are close slightly pry them open with a screw driver through a hole in the flywheel and lightly sand them with an extra fine piece of sandpaper ( I usually use a nail file ) check the sandpaper for tra...
by Guy53
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Kill Switch
Replies: 9
Views: 7654

Re: Kill Switch

If you want to risk an unwanted engine stop, do as I did and buy one. It work ok for me until I use the lanyard than it was unreliable.
Guy
by Guy53
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2554
Views: 1217037

Re: Basket Cases

David, I'm not familiar with the 175, but do you think the casing be strong enough not to crack with the strain put on the kickstart so far away ?
Guy
by Guy53
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Magazine Articles
Replies: 128
Views: 151247

Re: Magazine Articles

Alastair, if you can change back the pegs to the original position, your in business. Also at that time we did not play around as much as today with idea, to ride '' sitting '' maybe moving the pegs a little forward would have made the bike more confortable. Today we ride with the handlebars ( for m...
by Guy53
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Magazine Articles
Replies: 128
Views: 151247

Re: Magazine Articles

In 1975 we had a 10% discount from Yamaha Motor Canada if we bought 10 A ( 1974 in Canada ) model. I remember we could sell them for $937.00 tax included, so we made a lot off happy TY owners. One of them was not a '' real '' trial rider so he bought a complete kit: footrest, shifter, brake pedal an...
by Guy53
Sat May 12, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: TY250 Exhaust Burn Out
Replies: 6
Views: 5919

Re: TY250 Exhaust Burn Out

I never used that method to clean a TY exhaust, but I noticed a difference after the cleaning. If you have a chance put your exhaust on a scale before and after, you might be surprise.
Guy

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