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G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

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G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  JohnW on Sat 13 Sep - 3:40

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1989-YAMAHA-T80-Townmate-/251639395766?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item3a96e075b6

Well what can you say about this, its different. On a personal view its a pity someone has customised what appears to have been very nice original bike. Plenty of basket cases around if you want to build something like this.

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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  Admin drgaz on Sat 13 Sep - 7:08

I wonder if he as all the other parts, its funky, but I would put it back to std. old age and practicality kicking in Smile
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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  JohnW on Sat 13 Sep - 9:10

Admin drgaz wrote:I wonder if he as all the other parts, its funky, but I would put it back to std. old age and practicality kicking in Smile

He has cut down the front mudguard & drilled the rear mudguard for the carrier (why would you want one of those on a custom bike?) Also moved the ignition switch under seat. The handlebar mounting looks a mess. In a word he has f****d up a good bike.

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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  Admin drgaz on Sat 13 Sep - 9:16

No idea the kids might like it but TBH i liked the last picture a perfectly nice little bike.each to there own hey.
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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  JohnW on Sat 13 Sep - 19:12

I wonder when it was rebuilt into current form? The mileages stated on the MoT Cert. seem to vary from 10306 in 2009 to 59055 in 2010 (probably a new speedo fitted) & then down to 908 in 2012 followed by a small increase to 1062 at last MoT in 2013. This looks to maybe correspond with the fitting of the small round speedo. So that would then date the rebuild to 2011/12 (no MoT in 2011). The 2010 MoT was probably the last in original form.

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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  Dave Weller on Sun 14 Sep - 5:40

A bike is only original once, I like to see them unrestored and kept serviceable and used.

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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  JohnW on Sun 14 Sep - 6:09

The whole point of a step through is that the leg shields provide weather protection, remove them as this owner has done & you might as well buy a conventional motorcycle & have much better performance.
This must have cost a few £'s to turn into a custom bike, the chroming on the exhaust must have cost £150 or so alone, in addition to the manufacture. The way the bids are going I suspect the seller will lose out on it, as the original bike would have cost at least £400 maybe more.

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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  JohnW on Wed 17 Sep - 2:16

Somebody bought it for £461

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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  Admin drgaz on Wed 17 Sep - 2:25

was not me Suspect bet it shows up again though in a different guise,
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Re: G174 STN a T80 but not as Yamaha intended

Post  JohnW on Wed 17 Sep - 3:30

Admin drgaz wrote:was not me Suspect  bet it shows up again though in a different guise,
Or new owner comes on board here asking if anyone has the original pits , leg shields, front mudguard, exhaust, head light etc. Trouble is its been hacked about & its not just a question of refitting the bits.

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