In 1976 the answer was given: an emphatic 'no' for their new bike was a transverse triple, with shaft drive as standard. The ignition switch includes an on, off, park and lock position. For it wasn't long before many companies were building specials. It's easy to pick and hold a line through either a slow and tight corner or a fast sweeper. Surely Yamaha would hedge its bets and produce something safe, like a four-cylinder roadster.
Canny riders would short-shift from 1st to 3rd gear; the engine had enough torque to support this technique. By comparison, the earlier 750D ran the quarter in 13. With the painted dot on the tire aligned with the tire valve, I found that the balance was still a little off. Also added were frame improvements including a new swing arm mounting and alloy footrest carriers. But that didn't matter since the long forks and average rear shocks were not intended for anything but straight roads.
I also used it on the unpainted areas of the cast aluminum wheels. The first 4 model years the bike displaced 750cc. It was hotter, quicker and hopped up with electronic ignition a big deal at the time , 3 into 2 pipes and a more sportier paint scheme, etc. Faults: Front fork seals started leaking at about 23500 miles. We should all wear earplugs anyway, and when you do, wind noise becomes much less of a problem. The air filter could be changed by opening the seat. Only those who corner at the limits of lean angle will need to be concerned.
Before the Seventies the only specials or customs rolling out of motorcycle factories were purpose built race machines. Finish on the Yamaha is exemplary and the unique styling, complete with black engine casings, sets the bike apart from the crowd. The frame was a simple double down tube style and was semi-rigid for its day. Some owners do this because their original airbox had become mishapen or damaged over time, and some airboxes are replaced because the owners believe aftermarket air filters will improve performance. As a theft deterrent, the lock position locks the triple-tree in either the extreme right or left.
The screw threads should be treated with a small dab of automotive anti-seize compound before threading them into the engine. Discussions for every bike Bikez has discussion forums for every bike. Some blame wear in the gear train or the shift drum for this problem, and recommend changing the location of various shims to compensate. Running with a compression ratio of 9. The new rubber bushings have helped considerably with felt vibration.
This bike was chosen because it was an unmodified original and appeared to be in decent condition. A variety of tire irons and new wheel-weights made for these wheels can be purchased from www. Other than these trivial things. I'd say felt vibration is at least half what it was before the new handlebar bar-ends and rubber bushings. You are also welcome to read and submit motorcycle reviews. This 'unit' is bullet proof.
Running the engine with contaminated engine oil usually wipes out the crankshaft bearings. Parked for over 30 years. Yamaha added amenities to the bike that further set it apart from its 4-cylinder 750cc competition, like powerful triple-disc brakes, shaft drive and a stirring exhaust note that only a 120-degree Triple could produce. Petersburg, Florida, for polishing and the oil pan was dropped for inspection. I really like the factory fairing and hard saddle bags that came on the bike. Secondly, manufacturers had until now thought that it was only worthwhile using such a drive with a longitudinal crankshaft engine due to the power loss and mechanical complications involved in turning the drive through 90 degrees. Clymer motorcycle repair manuals are the cheapest way to keep your motorcycle running properly.
A timing circuit is also employed in the turn signal circuitry, which will terminate flashing if more than 10 seconds have elapsed, like when the bike is stopped. Both Kawasaki and Suzuki were successful throughout this period with their 3-cylinder 2-strokes. While they might work for cruising the boulevard, they produce a remote feel while sport riding and especially while max braking. This is what the bike looked like when it was delivered in January 2009. Nearly every biker I've met through the years has expressed at least some regret for selling a motorcycle they once owned. View comments, questions and answers at the. The powder-coating did not interfere with the inside diameter of the throttle grip, but to get the starter button to function, I needed to run a separate ground wire from the right-side switch group to a ground connection found in the wiring bundle below the instruments.