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Offline ola_martin

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Cheney Yamaha
« on: August 12, 2015, 01:33:58 AM »
After posting several unfinished photos and asking for help it's cool to finaly be able to show you the finished bike.
Cheers
Ola



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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 01:35:18 AM »

Offline PEZBerq

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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 07:45:08 AM »
Magnificent! That pipe is awesome. Love to hear it running. Well done  :)
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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 08:38:36 AM »
Very nice bike Martin. Looks like plenty of love, money and time went into the build. Is there a built in silencer in the pipe or is it straight through?
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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 08:42:00 AM »
Stunning bike.
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Offline firko

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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 09:39:12 AM »
Beautiful Ola.....
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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 10:05:04 AM »
That's Stunning Ola  8)
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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2015, 01:52:08 PM »
I don't get how removing fins is helpful.  Surely you would want to add cooling on a racing machine?
If you love it, lube it.

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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2015, 06:17:26 PM »
Methanol is a beautiful thing

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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015, 06:18:15 PM »
And a top job on the bike too

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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 06:35:21 PM »
Thanks!
Pretty happy with finding the NOS blue Pettys, nos Petty HEX grips, original Yamaha rims etc.

About the fins, I did it solely because Eric Cheney did so on the engines back in the day.
Same with CCM.

It's said to stop mud clogging the fins, if you look at a engine made for MX it's usually a pretty big space between the fins, a street/offroad XT500 or B50 it's not.

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Re: Cheney Yamaha
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2015, 06:42:51 PM »
Fitted with the rare hard to find euro Fox fork, Could not find a Yamaha lug set? 
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