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  1. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    @Truenotch cheers bro! Looking forward to your build thread! Got carried away and installed the points/magneto. Realised that I need to find a replacement side emblem, mine is bent to buggery. Also placed an order with Yambits for a 0.75mm oversized piston. Toyed with the idea of going 2mm over, but I think I'll keep it conservative for now. Once the piston arrives I'll send the cylinder off to get a re-bore and hone.
  2. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    I've been busy. Missing one titanium bolt which is heartbreaking but hey, that's the right side done for now.
  3. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Clutch plates all installed. Oil pump assembly installed. Love installing parts when they're all clean & freshly painted.
  4. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Found a box full of misc parts which contained some of the parts I required - the joys of building an engine from a box of parts. There's a few variations of the YB100 with mine being the earlier model. Seeing as this engine was in pieces when I purchased it, I'm not sure if a piece I can't find is missing or just not needed. Currently referring to 2 seperate schematics and unfortunately my engine seems to have pieces from both... Installed the kick start shaft after a bit of fluffing around with gear orientation. Also installed the clutch basket. Turns out my clutch plates are at OEM measurements. No wear on them at all. I'll be using them again so I've left them in some oil to soak overnight.
  5. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Cheers bro! All a learning experience for me so here's hoping it runs!
  6. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Sourced some Threebond and sealed the cases. Installing the disc valve cover & gear selector. Looks like I'm missing a bunch of circlips and other misc hardware. Will have to dig around the box the engine came in to see if I can find everything before I can continue.
  7. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Titanium bolts for the side covers, for no reason other than they look sexy.
  8. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Tried that. Unfortunately all out of stock. I was pushing my luck and hoping to get some today haha!
  9. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Tusk crank puller tool arrived today and made easy work of installing the crank. Not a cheap tool, but I think it will pay for itself if I'm rebuilding engines frequently. Can't seem to find any Yamabond locally and Threebond is ridiculously expensive so I may have to order some online before I can seal the case halves.
  10. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    It's Christmas time and I'm poor so I'm waiting till the new year before I splash out on some crank installer / case splitter tools. In the mean time I've been cleaning and painting bits and pieces to keep the progress going. Oh and I bought a brand new exhaust header & silencer from China... FOR $15. Postage is around $80, so less than $100 for a brand new exhaust - I wonder if it will actually fit?
  11. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Installed the new bearings today. Baked the cases for 45 minutes in the oven and left the bearings in the freezer overnight. Dropped in easily! Installed the transmission to make sure there was enough clearance to seal the case halves. Couldn't figure out why nothing would line up - turns out when I replaced the shift forks I accidentally put them in the wrong order, oops. Couldn't figure out why I had no first gear, and spent an embarrassingly long time trying to solve it. Until I remembered this bike has a GP shift pattern with N at the bottom. Doh! Will install the crank as soon as possible but judging by how hard it was to remove, I think I'm going go need a crank puller tool. Anyone have one I can borrow?
  12. kdotlowe

    Kdotlowe's YB100s

    Fresh out the oven! Ready to start assembly.
  13. They're so rad. Been looking at purchasing one too but man the prices have skyrocketed recently.
  14. kdotlowe

    Escort/XFlow idling issues

    Made a little bit of progress today. Set the timing at 10deg BTDC and pulled the carb apart again. With some fine fiddling with the idle adjustment screw it will idle - roughly. I need to have a proper play with the mixture screw as it didn't seem to be doing much. Ran out of time but I'll have another play next weekend. Video of it idling now.
  15. kdotlowe

    Escort/XFlow idling issues

    Good call. Thanks!