Archive | May, 2010

Opposite side

Hi,

Unfortunately we haven’t made much progress in the projects as of late, we’re waiting on the engines for both bikes. Hopefully we’ll get the engine soon so we’ll be able to finish the projects.

In the meantime we’ve been sent pictures from people we”ve been in contact with from both sides of the world. During the spring we”ve been helping our friend Martin here in Sweden restore his AS1, well, it”s all done now, just in time for the season!

Coming in from the opposite side of the world, Rob from New Zealand has sent us pictures of his CB750F  from 1980 and CBX1000 from 1979, two real beauties!

In the week I’ll start the work on digitizing the guides, starting with the crossover guide, we’ll start seeing results!

/Joacim

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Lots and lots

Hi,

A few days ago we received a shipment from England, not only was there a few AS3s that we’ll cover in a while: there were something far more precious as well!

Over the past few years, almost from the start of Yamaparts, we’ve had help from Graham Head in the UK with all manner of things concerning the bikes. In this last shipment Graham sent all the parts lists, rider’s manuals, service manuals and a number of even more rare documents including a very rare old numbers to new numbers list. It”s an absolute mountain of guides for every Yamaha bike from the late 50’s and 30 years ahead including a number of them that Yamaha themselves don’t have left.

The entire collection of guides will be kept in one piece and get digitized, come summer we’ll start the massive work of turning each one of them into PDF-files.

Until next time!

/Joacim

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