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TOPIC: armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler

armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 09 Aug 2018 18:23 #51

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NIce. As I sit here with a completely disassembled motorcycle, I often wish I'd just gotten it running and then chipped away at it over time. I was afraid I wouldn't do it though. Getting anxious!

The exhaust looks good. It will gel with the rest of the bike over time. The rust on the headlight bucket and ears looks cool; if you repaint those, you should do them in a rust color. It looks good with the silver and brown.
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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 23 Sep 2018 18:54 #52

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I've still been working to get the new garage all put together and organized, but the real delay on this build is that I got another toy... a 75 Datsun 620.

I've been looking for one for almost a year now and just couldn't pass it up when a friend told me they saw it for sale near me.
Goes without saying that my time to put into the yamaha is going to be a little less focused than it was before, but the more I have the bike in its current state the more I like it having a bit of an imperfect look to it, so this build might be done for now minus some lingering maintenance items. The weather is still great where I am so maybe plans will change when I'm ready for a winter project

Love hauling around the yamaha around!


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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 23 Sep 2018 21:21 #53

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The bike is looking cool.
Love the Datsun 620, I had a 1972 Datsun 620 Lil Hustler when I was in high school and college. I loved that truck and learned a lot about auto repair as that thing broke down all the time. A small toolbox with basic hand tools behind the seat at all times, could fix just about anything that broke. Enjoy.

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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 24 Sep 2018 08:41 #54

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Kool, i dunno man, I think your pipe looks good

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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 08 Oct 2018 22:04 #55

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Love this build man, great work so far. I am working on a '75 DT400 and want to install the TT shocks now. Can you post links where you got the pegs and seat?

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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 09 Oct 2018 07:35 #56

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Isaac wrote: Love this build man, great work so far. I am working on a '75 DT400 and want to install the TT shocks now. Can you post links where you got the pegs and seat?

The seat isn't the most comfortable thing in the world, I wouldn't use it as an alternative to re-covering the factory seat if yours is still salvageable. But for the price ($30) it's really great.

Seat (brown, flat): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-Vintage-Cafe-Racer-Flat-Brat-Hump-Saddle-Seat-For-Honda-Suzuki-Yamaha/162844188681?hash=item25ea452009:rk:1:pf:0&var

Pegs: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-Footpegs-Foot-Peg-Rest-For-Pit-Dirt-Bike-CRF50-XR50-XRF70-CRF70/262406071728?hash=item3d189ee5b0:g:hgUAAOSw3mpXHw-N:rk:1:pf:0
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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 10 Oct 2018 06:59 #57

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Thanks! That seat is so cheap, excited to try it out. Did you have to modify it much to get it to fit?
The bar controls were also from ebay I assume?

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armpit's RT2 Resto-Mod Scrambler 10 Oct 2018 07:29 #58

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Isaac wrote: Thanks! That seat is so cheap, excited to try it out. Did you have to modify it much to get it to fit?
The bar controls were also from ebay I assume?

For the seat I had to drill a small amount of plastic from the seat pan so it would fit around a pin that sticks up on the frame and then I mounted the rear portion of the seat with small bolts through the fender (I drilled holes to accommodate).

Handlebar controls I use are these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077RX7P11
Kind of dinky but it feels like it will last, and at that price I have a spare if it doesn't.

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