Archive for April, 2016

More progress on the R5

Posted: April 23, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Some quick shots of more R5 progress.  Things like the oil pump are on now.  Check it out!


Mock of the R5 so far

Posted: April 16, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Just a quick pic of where the R5 is.  It is coming along nicely!

April 16 Mock up so far

More tank bodywork

Posted: April 9, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Just a small update on the tank bodywork.  Still has some to go, but its almost there!

April 9 More tank bodywork

Gas tank bodywork started

Posted: April 8, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Sonny started the body work on the gas tank to smooth out some dents and cover over the badge mounts.  Should come out nice and smooth when done!

April 8 Gas Tank Bodywork

Chainguard and Exhaust on

Posted: April 7, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Got the chainguard and exhaust on the R5!

April 7 Exhaust and Chainguard on

Top end together

Posted: April 5, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Put the cylinders and heads on the R5 today with some spare time after work!

Pistons and Sidecover

Posted: April 1, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

Got the new pistons and put them in the motor, as well as put the clutch cover on.  The aluminum needs to be polished still, but its looking like a motorcycle again finally!