GP Bikes beta18c available!
Started by Hawk, January 31, 2014, 12:54:08 AM
Quote from: YAC on May 18, 2014, 08:07:46 PMI heard that we have the ability to change rider's animations but we have no hint on how to do that. I'm currently making a new rider, but I'm asking myself if it's relevant because I don't want to take a lot of hours for nothing.
Quote from: EdouardB on June 16, 2014, 07:58:13 AMHawk UK, I regularly have access to the only remaining 0W60 in the world (and I think there are 2 remaining 0W69, the 580cc version). Next time is on the 4th of July in Spa Francorchamps. Do you want lots of pictures? Also, I'll see what I have in my archives.I have pictures of the engine somewhere too, it's a square 4, really nice bike.The frame is one of the first aluminium frames Yamaha made (the 0W53 in 1981 has one too) with a square section, too.
Quote from: YAC on May 18, 2014, 11:30:28 PMBarry Sheene i'm writting on the list "to do" ^^
Quote from: EdouardB on June 16, 2014, 08:43:56 AMYeah, I'm lucky to have access to that (it's not mine though, and I don't ride it) .Basically 8 (or 6, can't remember) of them were produced in total.7 (or 5) of them were destroyed by Yamaha at the end of 1982, they always did that back then. They should have destroyed the last one, but Yamaha Motor France got it and had GP racer Marc Fontan race on it. It then stayed in the Yamaha Motor France collection for years.After that, the chassis was renovated by frenchman Yves Kerlo (you can find some pics of the bike on his website - http://www.kerloclassic.com/kerlo-restauration-1.php?id=97&idref=1 ) and the engine by Christian Sarron's former mechanic Jacky Germain.The bike is regularly ridden by Steve Baker, Giacomo Agostini, Christian Sarron and Hubert Rigal at classic events across Europe within the Yamaha Motor France classic team.I'll take a lot of pictures. Everything on it is beautiful, especially the triple clamps which I love (they are very similar to the 0W53). True factory machine!
Quote from: EdouardB on June 17, 2014, 07:52:11 AMWell the Japanese in general (yamaha, honda, suzuki and kawasaki) destroyed most of the works bikes to prevent some getting "in enemy hands" lol. They keep most of them nowadays but I would not be surprised if they destroy a few MotoGP bikes here and there still. I don't know that for sure though.As for the dyno chart, honestly I don't think I can have it because the last one made was probably by the factory in 1982. Good luck finding that (if it's not destroyed) I'm guessing the max power output is probably around 130/140 bhp though. More peaky than the Varese but not too much. And the bike should be at the minimum weight allowed back then: 115kg.About the wheels and brakes: they were replaced by later YZR500 models for safety reasons as the bikes are ridden. The original parts are old and not considered safe. Especially since the wheels were magnesium and that doesn't age well at all. They have the original wheels in a box. I have a picture of the bike with the original wheels, I will PM it to you.For the same reason almost no one uses the original TZ750 brakes because the master cylinder is magnesium. The list goes on And you're welcome. Will send you pics via PM when I get home.