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Straight from France

A little while back we bought a new bike from France, a 1971 AS2J, it looked like it was in good condition. When it arrived we were surprised by just how good the condition was. We decided to start it up and take it for a test drive.

It runs perfectly, starts on the first kick, revs well, the clutch is good, the idle is good. We’ve decided to keep it unrestored. We will replace the headlight insert with a NOS swedish spec and replace a leaking oil gasket, but other than that it’ll stay like it is.

Hope you like it as much as we do!

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First of all: happy new year!

We usually have a couple of motorcycles waiting to be put back together and another few waiting to get disassembled so we can start the restoration. Since we disassemble a bike in one go, apart from the engine block, we figured we’d do a video showing it from start to finish.

To do this we set up the camera on a tripod and had it take a picture every 10 seconds. It happened to be an AS2J we disassembled this time but the process and steps are the same for all models. Luckily this bike was in relatively good condition to start with so the disassembly went without any trouble.

Hope you’ll enjoy the video!

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Two new arrivals

Two new bikes have arrived! A while back we were contacted by a friend in the US, he had an original, unrestored, YL1 that had only been driven 555 miles. We couldn’t resist. It even has the original warranty and service papers, guaranteeing a free 500, 1000 and 1500 mile service. It also has the original number plate, showing it first entered traffic in 1968.

Since I took these pictures, we have given it a proper cleaning, but left everything the way it was: just elbow grease. We have had to change three parts, two cosmetic and one functional. The rear mud flap was damaged, as you can see from the pictures, and will be replaced. We’ve also replaced the “Yamaha Injection System” sticker that had lost the “Yamaha”. Lastly: we’ve had to replace the gaskets in the fuel cock, it was far too leaky to work properly.

Hopefully we’ll have some footage of it up and running along with a complete gallery before too long.

We’ve also received a new AS2J. This one isn’t in as good a condition as the YL1. It does have some fun repairs: the ignition is where the high beam indicator is usually found.

It does have all its papers in order and it doesn’t look like it has been crashed. The first order of business is to disassemble it, then we’ll see in what form it’ll return.

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Original condition AS2C

We have just bought a new 1969 orange AS2C for our collection. Unlike the other scramblers we have this one is completely unrestored in it’s original condition! It’s hard to believe that the bike is 43 years old from looking at the pictures. It has only been driven 640 Miles, it even has the original tires from 1969! At the moment it is being boxed up in the US, we should have it here in Sweden quite soon. Expect more pictures then!

This actually means that the three most recent finished additions to our collections are bikes that are in completely original, unrestored condition: the blue AS2J, the YCS1 and now this orange AS2C.

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The much awaited gallery

We have uploaded the gallery of the original 24km AS2J to the museum page! Click here to go there directly. It has really survived storage remarkably well. There are a few marks but not nearly as many as you would expect.

The opening at Dunkers went well, the turnout was larger than we expected! If you have the route through Helsingborg before the 8th of August, stop by and take a look!

Yamaha AS2J Original 24km 1971 2

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