Top posting users this month
JohnW
 
steve9e
 
CRISTIAN 1
 
Duckrider
 
Oldman
 
adespin
 
lebox
 

Top posting users this week
Duckrider
 
steve9e
 
JohnW
 
CRISTIAN 1
 

Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 29 on Tue 30 May - 4:54
Latest topics
» T80 engine oil change
Yesterday at 7:49 by JohnW

» T80 Prop Stand
Wed 20 Jun - 6:25 by steve9e

» Side stand
Mon 18 Jun - 4:15 by Duckrider

» T80 new purchase
Sat 16 Jun - 20:12 by steve9e

» 1988 T80 in Birmingham
Sat 16 Jun - 7:08 by JohnW

» T80 transmission noise?
Thu 14 Jun - 6:15 by steve9e

» 1987 T80 F207YDW
Wed 13 Jun - 21:01 by JohnW

» Front & Rear spoke sets
Wed 13 Jun - 1:24 by JohnW

» Has anyone got a Townmate rear carrier for sale
Tue 12 Jun - 2:29 by JohnW


Back after a long hiatus

Go down

Back after a long hiatus

Post  teapot on Tue 19 Jan - 5:51

Hi guys (and ladies if there are still any on here!). After a long break from T80 tinkering due to focusing my attention on other things such as home, garden and garage improvement I'm finally looking at my T80 again.

I used to have two, but sold the older (1992) one about 18 months ago. I've finally got around to sorting through all my spares and sold all the sellable parts on ebay, then binned all the irrelevant parts.

So I'm left now with just one T80 - a grey 1995 (M) model with a mere 10k on the clock. Generally it is in excellent condtion except a little surface rust on the frame, rims and rear shocks. In order to restore it's appearance and maximise longevity, I'm thinking of fully dismantling it and getting the frame cleaned and powder coated. But I'm wondering whether it will be possible to get an accurate colour match? Anyone got any views on this, or would suggest a different approach?

teapot

Posts : 29
Join date : 2014-05-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Townmate paint

Post  JohnW on Tue 19 Jan - 20:51

There is a ref to Townmate paint here http://yamahatownmatet80.forumotion.co.uk/t640-paint-code?highlight=Blue+paint
Not sure if powder coating is a good idea, you would need to remove all rubber or plastic parts (including the swinging arm bushes) as the heat involved in the powder coating process will damage them. It may also damage the steering head ball races if left in frame. Also you get a high build up of paint thickness with powder coating which can present problems when re assembling. So probably better to use a two pack or air drying paint, as has been mentioned before the Hammerite Smoothrite Blue is a good match particularly if the whole bike is to be repainted. Hammerite also do a compatable rust preventative primer.

JohnW

Posts : 1119
Join date : 2011-10-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Back after a long hiatus

Post  teapot on Wed 20 Jan - 10:06

Ah yes, I didn't think about the swing arm bushes. I also thought that the steering bearings would be ok as long as I removed the coating from them after, but clearly that is not the case. So back to paint then!

thanks for the advice John!

teapot

Posts : 29
Join date : 2014-05-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Back after a long hiatus

Post  Dave Weller on Fri 22 Apr - 1:04

I'm also back to doing the T80, got it started and I've got the rusty exhaust off, so need a new one, any ideas on supplier?
Also re-bushed and greased up the front forks, it was slightly pulling to the kerb, hopefully now sorted.


Dave Weller

Posts : 24
Join date : 2014-08-25

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Back after a long hiatus

Post  JohnW on Fri 22 Apr - 18:54

Dave Weller wrote: I've got the rusty exhaust off, so need a new one, any ideas on supplier?

http://www.motorcycleproducts.co.uk/exhaust-yamaha-t80-1983-97-p-166427.html

JohnW

Posts : 1119
Join date : 2011-10-29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Back after a long hiatus

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum