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Yamaha TRX

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    So, after a tip from @Lurch in the For Sale and Wanted forum (thanks mate!), I parted with just a tad over $3k for this 1986 TRX. I think it makes those Chinese 125's look a bit lame for the money...

    The noise this thing makes is just amazing. Luckily the bike came with unused original pipes as well - so rego was no problem.
    The brakes and suspension need a bit of attention. The forks are waaay to soft and the back seems rock-hard. I've bought a set of front brakes from an R6 that should bolt straight on.
    Now I'm trying to decide whether to ditch the fairing or not. I've seen a few pics of these done up as nice cafe bikes, but I'm not sure yet.
    If the weather picks up a bit I'll see some of you at the next coffee and You'l hear me from a few blocks away!


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    Leave it, it's to cool to turn into a cafe latte. Nice bike and yea, gotta love that sound :) best sounding parallel twin ever made i reckon ;)
     
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    If you dont want to go the full cafe-racer - they do look good as a simple naked too.
    Or just get the fairing painted by @redbackpaint :)
     
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    You'll have to show it off Ray, not much of a classic bike fan but that has me very interested. Especially after a little bit of googling!
     
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    Excellent choice.
    I'd give @Lurch a run for the biggest fan of these things.

    I reckon keep the fairing, or maybe changing it for something similar but a bit smaller. Too cool to be made nude.
     
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    What is this "Google" thing you speak of..?

    Binksy, what kind of Yamaha fanatic are you, if you didn't know about your BigWang R1's ancestors..? Poor form :p
     
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    The fairing on it is starting to show signs of fatigue (the rest of the bike is in very good nick - probably because of the 28 years of dirt and crud that was protecting it!) so I'm thinking go naked first, then maybe look at a 900SS replica fairing which is a bit more svelte.
     
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    Yup. Pretty much exactly what it needs, at least side profile. Maybe a different headlight though.
    Best thing is, you can make it EXACTLY how you like :ridgy
     
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    Or the other way
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    They're widely considered one of *the* most underrated bikes ever mass produced.
     
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    I think it was Dunstal that made a twin light fairing similar to the SS Ducati one and it would be very cool. I had a friend with one on his S2 and looked much better than the standard
    I think it was used on the Dunstal Norton
    .. by fat finger technology
     
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    Great bike, always a classic in my opinion and ridden well will scare alot of big bike riders. I'd leave the fairing on I reckon it makes it look a lot better.
     
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    Nice pick-up Bionic. Really good fun bikes that can be pedalled with gusto. There was a TRX racing up at Eastern Creek in the PCRA last weekend, I think it was the first time out for this bike. Pretty stock but still looked good.

    Personally - I would ditch that fairing and go for the classic cafe-racer look. A pair of chromed megaphone pipes - one out each side, a set of clip-on bars ......and a good paint-job. That would do the trick. A set of nice wire wheels would look awesome.

    [​IMG]

    :cool:
     
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    yeh loved the TRX when they first come out...and still do. great bike. should be a load of fun
     
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    Think you are thinking of the John Player Norton?

    http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery A/Norton Commando 850 JPS 73.jpg

    In any event, this guy could probably assist

    http://classic-motorcycle-fiberglass.com/gallery/fairings/
     
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    Wasn't the JPN the shape was very similar to Ducati SS - doesn't really matter as Id guess you can no longer get them.

    .. by fat finger technology
     
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    This is a nice look for a cafe racer

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    Kinda reminds me of this sexy little thing

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    @Bi0n!c - this was just posted on FB :D

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