I can take a lower horsepower bike with a wider power band and simply embarrass you on a twisty road. Immediately the willingness of the engine makes itself apparent. The fairing also introduced additional stability to the motorcycle by creating additional rake to the frame. The Yamaha fix tended to be temporary, so not worth doing. To limit vibration transmitted into the frame the engine only had two lower front mounts and one rear mount. The project began back in 1967 following the successful use of a Yamaha four-cylinder, four-stroke engine in a Toyota car.
It will certainly be interesting to watch Yamaha go down this path, once again. The cast wheels were in an unpainted finish and the decals were in a distinctive stripe design on the tank and side panels. The seat pan had been modified flat at the rear end. A bike with more power is more powerful, simple as that. The torquey, 360-degree engine, pulls from as low down as 1800rpm, all the way through to the 7500rpm redline. Smaller package than an inline four, less overall weight, and arguably same power.
Rode it about two years and then sold it due to financial needs related to todays flat economy. This was a first for bikes of this time, especially those in the 2400 to 2700 dollar price range. I learned to always use the kick starter if the bike had been sitting any amount of time. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. Apparently this is a common problem that can occur on the triple. I might add that I had electrical problems that required parts specific to the Yamaha that cost better than four hundred dollars. Well, Antiquitists, some of us are not part of your generation.
Power from the triple-disc brakes is underwhelming relative to modern kit. Item Location: The package will shipping out from our warehouse in Vietnam. Starting with a new motor, they can do it differently. I want my full horsepower inline 4 motor, thank you very much Mr. Dave and Dino are correct: A wide power band with a flat torque curve is more useful and satisfying on a street-oriented sport bike. The tail piece is longer and doesn't fit the early seats. .
Both I think were shaft drive. The sweet, cascading flow of pipes was a one-year-only feature, as a three-into-two system was employed on succeeding models. Regardless of the race bikes, triples make a lot of sense on the street, with extra torque and reduced cost. I sold it because I thought that I needed a bike with a lower center of gravity, and ended up not buying another one. Do you have an opinion about the engine performance, reliablity, racing capabilities, touring capabilities, repair and maintenance cost, accident risk, etc? I also recall a 900 Seca.
The swing arm was so short that shaft-jacking was greatly exaggerated and made smooth shifting tricky. It has been big bored and tuned way beyond its original design mandate with little effect upon its reliability. Problems with reliability led to a further release in 1977. One final change, the ignition system was updated to electronic advanced timing and the mechanical advance assembly was removed. But it was fun to ride and definitely not a cookie cutter type of bike.
The front mount plates were actually made of thin flexible spring steel that let the engine move side to side. Triumph, of course, is known for its three-cylinder engines. Just eliminates the chain maintenance fuss. Caused me to switch to Honda and I have not looked back! I got hold of a known good motor, so I replaced the entire motor rather than taking the motor apart to fix the transmission. The oil seal in the final drive blew out twice, soaking the rear tire with 90wt grease. Buying a bike starts at Bikez Get a list of before you buy this Yamaha. The seat has a short tail piece this year.
You are also welcome to read and submit motorcycle reviews. I am not a snowmobile enthusiast I grew up in California , but I am aware that Yamaha builds some extremely powerful snowmobiles used for both recreation and racing. They faithfully recreated the style and performance of the British twin but used the very latest of technology available at the time to execute the mission. Tait, once he had tested the machine at length, gave Yamaha all they needed to identify the poor handling and he was quickly whisked off to Japan to begin further development work. Yamaha not only had the audacity to make a four-stroke twin, they did it considerably better. Arguably, it was the latter that reinforced its position in the world of motorcycling. They work fine and braking is excellent for a bike of this generation, but the very unique caliper mount gives you very little choice of brake pads, nor any prospect for upgrading the caliper e.
A generous amount of low-end grunt delivers ample acceleration without trying hard, and power ramps up to a satisfying surge around 5500 rpm, accompanied by a tuneful exhaust note that reminds of an inline-Six Jaguar motor. Its clutch is grabby, and its gearbox requires unhurried and deliberate actions compared to anything modern. The item must be unused and in a new condition. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Notes: We can make another style or design of this seat model if you are not interesting with my seat. Canny riders would short-shift from 1st to 3rd gear; the engine had enough torque to support this technique. There is already a rumor that the current R1 superbike and R6 supersport will be succeeded by three-cylinder models approximately in the 2014 model year.
To also alter the heavy feel of the front end, the brake calipers were replaced on the rear of the fork legs. Rubber-covered footpegs and rubber isolators for the handlebar take the edge off the buzz, although feeling the bar deflect during braking was a bit disconcerting. Compare the strengths and weaknesses of this bike with others before you decide on your future bike. Also check out our at Bikez. Setting the Yamaha apart was one fewer cylinder and the adoption of shaft drive to deliver power to its rear wheel. There were various changes made to the model over the years. The rev limit was raised to 9000 rpm this year from 7500 which the electronic ignition had allowed.