RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

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#256 Post by RC45 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:38 pm

It has been slow going as parts are really beginning to dry up on the ground now.

Finally managed to source a an mid 1980's race bike YZR clutch lever. It is from a 250, but as close as I am going to get for now.

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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#257 Post by wolfgangh » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:31 am

Can you update us on your projects? You have some very hot stuff cooking...

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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#258 Post by RC45 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:53 am

Well, for the OW81 project I lost the bid for YZR500 engine. My final offer was $28,000 but the seller accepted an offer of $35,000.

When I lost that I was a little dejected about the progress of this project - that was probably the last and only chance to get a pre-1988 engine in zero mile condition. That was a complete pre-season test and prototype engine. Including carbs and electronics.

Then recently I made contact with a custom fabricator in Japan that shares my passion for the OW76 through OW81 bikes and I think the outcome will be a very replication of the OW81 frame and swing arm. This gent has the ability to perform magic with aluminium.

This of course leaves the little issue of an engine. For that I am not to sure. The good news is that the gent that outbid me for the prototype motor is busy having replica cases made in aluminum so I might still have a way to get a close replica YZR500 engine.
CBR1000RR SP2 HRC WSBK
TZ500V/OW53 Track bike
YZR500 OW81 Clone
OW69 Daytona 200 Replica - 784cc Monster
NS400 Track Bike
RS250R NF5
TZ250T 2KM
TZ250B 3YL
TZR250 3MA Track Bike
427ci C5 Z07

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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#259 Post by solex27 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:28 pm

Our similar project: ROC 93 Engine replica :cool:
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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#260 Post by RC45 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:41 pm

solex27 wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:28 pm
Our similar project: ROC 93 Engine replica :cool:

ROC 93 engine replica (1).jpg
I saw this - Johnny sent me a link to your build on your forum.

I guess now that we meet I must ask, any chance I can buy one of your engines for my build?

Thanks

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CBR1000RR SP2 HRC WSBK
TZ500V/OW53 Track bike
YZR500 OW81 Clone
OW69 Daytona 200 Replica - 784cc Monster
NS400 Track Bike
RS250R NF5
TZ250T 2KM
TZ250B 3YL
TZR250 3MA Track Bike
427ci C5 Z07

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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#261 Post by solex27 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:21 pm

For the moment it is not planed to build other engines. We need to build our 4 engines, even if we will have all the tools to built them, we will see later for other one.
It is a very big amont of work to build one.

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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#262 Post by RC45 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:07 pm

I understand. But if you ever decide to please let me know :)
CBR1000RR SP2 HRC WSBK
TZ500V/OW53 Track bike
YZR500 OW81 Clone
OW69 Daytona 200 Replica - 784cc Monster
NS400 Track Bike
RS250R NF5
TZ250T 2KM
TZ250B 3YL
TZR250 3MA Track Bike
427ci C5 Z07

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Re: RC45's Project-OW81 - YZR clutch lever

#263 Post by solex27 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:35 pm

Ok no problem,, I let you know if possible later.

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