Sunday, May 10, 2009

Restoration of an Italian Made Yamaha TZR-R

A friend of mine took up the challenging task of restoring an Italian made YPVS Yamaha TZR-R. I used the term "restoration" as the bike happens to be really old, and it was in an unmovable condition for more than 2 years at my place. As medicine to the recently appeared Motorcycle Madness he took up this as a challenge and a job to kill the spare time.

Specs of Yamaha TZR-R

Engine - Single Cylinder 125cc, Water Cooled 2 Stroke, Crankcase Reed Valve
MAX SPEED - 107.9 mph
Max Power - 32.19BHp @ 11,300rpm
Max Torque - 14.89ftlb @ 11,300rpm
Weight - 135.6kg
Compression Ratio - 11.5:1
Carburetor - VHSA32GS VS Dellorto
Spark Plug - BR9ES
Ignition system - C.D.I
Tank Capacity - 13.0L
Transmission - 6-Speed
Forks - USD Telescopic (Paioli)
Rear Suspension - Swing Arm(Paioli)
Front Brake - Brembo 4 pot, single side
Rear Brake - Brembo single pot
Front Tyre - 100/70-17
Rear Tyre - 150/60-17

The bike was moved to his garage, yes.. using a trailer as i said earlier, it was in an unmovable condition at my place. The chain, sprocket, Wheel, front fork and handle was stuck due to the rust and dirt.

Bringing back the dead

Almost everything in the bike was Made in Italy.

I made a video from my Nokia N73 as soon as the Power Valve was restored back to a working condition after two days work. I will upload another video as soon as the work is complete.