G'day everyone. It's been a while. I'm slowly getting things together. I have organised to take the RL to a local fab shop to get my tail light fixed after the bike transporter tore it off. After a few arguments with the removalist and the transporter they agreed to pay the cost of the repair... too bad it's almost impossible to find another assembly to replace the broken one. Otherwise I'd buy a whole tail light.
I have some bummer news for those waiting to get their greasy gritty mits on some RL guards. I don't know when I will have to tooling to start making them again. I was using a mates workshop and paying him for the materials etc. If I were to go and buy the tools I need and all the resin, glass, paint etc, the guards would be very expensive in order for me to get any money back. Thems the breaks I suppose. Some people have asked to borrow my moulds. Sorry. If I let them go I am guaranteed I'll never see them again. Would you lend a stranger your Makita?
I have some more info on stuff. You may recall the TY250 I have in some of the photos. The yellow one.Today I dismantled the bike to inspect it. The frame is good. Brakes are good. Tank is good but looks it age. Motor runs I am told by the Yamaha mechanic of 30 years whom I bought the bike from. Got a second set of front shocks and bottom half of the triple clamp. The forks and frame are straight. I was going to do this one up like I did the RL but I reckon I will leave it. I still need to paint the frame of the RL and tidy a few other things. Besides, I don't need two trials bikes. So, a little heads up to the enthusiasts... I am going to re-assemble the bike and probably pop it on ebay. I am soon to be in the market for a bike to take to the cape. My rule is three bikes. So, the Yamaha has to go. At least I can say I owned a TY250. Two TY's in fact for a period of a month.
I want to enter the RL in a hill climb comp that is coming up. I'll gear the sucker right down. 11 on the front and something much bigger than 50 on the back.