Archive | March, 2010

Yamaha days

Hi everyone!

First of all, big thanks for everyone who visited us at Yamaha Center during the Yamaha days this past weekend. It was great to meet so many of you. For those of you who didn”t get the chance to visit, either because you had other plans or because you”re on the other side of the world, we”ve prepared a special photo update of the event!

On top of that we also have an extraordinary story to tell. Below is Kristian, he works at Yamaha Center Helsingborg. Little over a month ago he was competing in a roadrace in Spain when suddendly, on the fastest straight of the track, the front wheel of his bike locks up!

At over 240 km/h he was thrown of his bike and skid on the pavement for more than 200m. He suffered many bruises and broken bones. After all that he”s back on his feet again and back at Yamaha Center! It”s great to see him up and running, we all wish him a speedy recovery.

As you can see below, the place was packed even though (of maybe because?) the weather was bad.

/Joacim

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From down under

Hi,

We have a new update on our second blue AS1 project. A while back we started the project based on our previous AS1 ‘Drive’ project, we decided to do a complete restoration. Well, now the time has come to begin, we’ve just got the frame back from paint and have begun our work. Check it out in the project update.

On top of that we’ve received new pictures from half a world away, from our friend Ross in New Zealand. We’ve had a few updates of his progress on his Yamaha YL1 over the months. Well, now that time has come, the bike is fully restored! It”s a real pearl.

/Joacim

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Rolling

Now it’s time to get started with project number two for the year. We’ve got the frame for the second blue AS1 back from the painters and up on the bench. We will be working with it parallel to the Titan AS3.

So far the swingarm is in place along with the front fork and a few other components like the center stand. Over the coming weeks the bike will start to take shape.

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Locked in

The frame has been repaired and give a nice coat of paint! Now it’s time to get rolling!

So far we’ve got a few of the parts in place, worth noting is that we have managed to come across a bunch of NOS steering locks! This is the first time we’ve got our hands on new ones. At the same time we’ve had a stroke of bad luck, a while back we managed to get a few pairs of rear footrest rubbers for the AS3. As it turns out we have been fooled, they’re copies sold as original and on top of that they’re a few millimeters short. Just goes to show that you need to keep on your toes when buying online from people.

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Deliveries and ceilings

Hi Everyone,

After two weeks pretty much spent on the road and with work up over the ears it’s that time again, time for another update! Since the last update I’ve not only been stuck on a train in a snowstorm, we’ve also got a whole lot further on the museum.

The entire ceiling is insulated with mineral wood and prepared for drywall. So far we’ve even managed to get about two thirds of the drywall in place! We’ve also build a new wall around the waterpump and accumulator of the property. The next step is to get the remaining one third of the drywall in place, plaster over the screws and get a layer of paint on it. When the weather warms up enough we’ll cast the floor. Then all that is left is to run the electricity and get the motorcycles in place. It’s not done overnight but we’re getting there!

On top of that the guys from Yamaha Center were here today and delivered three new objects from the UK including one of Andy Noble AS3s with 3000km on the meter. They also took the last two AS2Cs (the red and the orange) along with the AS2 ‘Drive’. We really need to get the museum up, we’re running out of space!

Until next time!

/Joacim

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