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  1. Show Us Your Ty

    Custom rear sprocket carrier 520 chain Swingarm protector Chain tensioner retained by a screw Aluminium snail cams Aftermarket shift lever Rear wheel axle Standard-looking carby I still like that seat Be careful that the ignition cables don't get damaged by the heat from the cylinder fin Looks like you've made the new exhaust header
  2. Show Us Your Ty

    I'm still undecided Guy. The Majesty damper rods make the front end feel less busy than standard TY on stream bed rocks. The gold valves feel like the front suspension is more supple than with the Majesty rods and they provide an equally good (calm) feeling to the front end. Overall both make for a more relaxing ride in rocky stream beds compared with standard but I can't decide which is better. I find the Majesty rods make the front suspension action feel similar to a Bultaco front end. As for rough downhills with the front end loaded up, the Majesty rods work very well straight out of the box. The gold valves require careful setup to get the right balance between compression damping and fork spring rate and fork spring pre-load to be as good as the Majesty damper rods when riding rough steep downhills but are just as good for this when set up.
  3. ty80 forks

    Wouldn't PW50 forks be too short?
  4. 76 TY175 clutch basket to gear slop

    The rubber dampers inside do develop play after a while. The rubbers can be replaced. I made new rubbers and rivets about 35 years ago for one of my TY175s, thinking that the play there might be affecting on-off-on throttle work, but I could not feel any difference in the behaviour of the bike between before and after, so I have never bothered doing it on any other TY175s. The subject comes up on these forums every few years.
  5. Show Us Your Ty

    I confess not reading the instructions with the damper rods and set mine to 125mm dip with Dexron ATF, rode a trial, then set them to 125mm dip with 5WT fork oil
  6. Show Us Your Ty

    It's a Victorian bike and Jared rode it at a Denman Club (Hunter Valley, NSW) event a few years ago ( a long way from home for both Jared and I). Are you going to make a standard shape header? That's a comfortable-looking seat. Did you make it? I bought a set of the Majesty brand damper rods too and am impressed with the damping action
  7. Show Us Your Ty

    Here is another TY250 (not mine) with a DT250 head showing the other side. It has the cut-away cylinder fins of the A or B model cylinder
  8. Show Us Your Ty

    Maybe there is also a thermal benefit with the DT250 head which could be important up here
  9. Show Us Your Ty

    What I think I can see apart from what you have already mentioned are: DT250 cylinder head. The exposed section of the fork tubes below the bottom clamp looks a bit longer than standard. Handlebar clamps are a bit further forward than standard.
  10. Struggling

    Lifting the rear is a normal thing in trials riding. Some people call it unweighting the rear
  11. Bultaco Model 27

    Yes I bent mine to get the tip the right height after replacing the fixed footpegs with folding footpegs. I see the arm that the rod connects to on mine is at a completely different angle too
  12. TY 175 rebuild

    12 52 is good for trials competition use with a standard motor. 428 chain is good.
  13. 320 Engine lock

    maybe crankcase contains a lot of petrol
  14. YAMAHA have a new TY

    I've ridden an EM 5.7 and found it did have flywheel effect. On any bike the smooth application of power has a lot to do with the mind-body connection of the rider. I have found that any bike (including the EM 5.7) feels right and works well once I have tuned myself to the way it responds.
  15. Ossa gripper engine

    I bought one like that from Keith Lynas