Yesterday work started on rebuildning the blue AS3, for one day of semi concentrated work it has come quite far already. This update is a bit different than other updates, you can see how to mount the stand as easily as possible (without using a ton of force and special tools), you can see how to protect the frame from getting scratched when installing the engine and how to install the generator. The green thing protecting the frame is a plastic place mat from IKEA that costs next to nothing. The mats the frame is standing on are again from IKEA, regular doormats that are turned upside down to get a rubberized surface to work on. IKEA is great for cheap disposable restoration accessories.
Tonight we have great news, the red AS2C is completed! You can see the last build update for it here, from now on the project can be found under completed projects. On top of that the pictures for the museum page are also done, you can find them here. We’ve managed to get a hold of a lot of Yamaha original spark plugs that were used in the AS1, AS2 and AS3 bikes, if you look closely on the picture of the AS2C where you can see the spark plugs you’ll see a pair of them.
Our friend Ross in New Zealand has sent us an update on his YL1 project, you can see his progress and the spark plugs in this news update.
Until next time
The AS2C is complete! It looks great, the gallery is also ready for it so don”t hesitate to take a look. Also in this project update; you can see the process of assembling the engine side cover with the oil pump.
Tonight we have some build updates for you, the red AS2C is almost complete, just missing a few pieces. For the first time in a long while we’ve also got a general project update, the engine blocks that we had in the new years eve update have been assembled, you can see how they look in the restorations section.
In the new years eve update we showed you the engine blocks for the second AS2C and the new AS3. Glen at yamaha center has done a great job putting the engines together, they turn smoothly and as always they’re made only with NOS parts. This is the first update in a long while, and the second ever, that needed posting in the general part.