DOES THIS YAMAHA TR2B LOOK FAMILIAR TO ANYBODY. I AM IN ENGLAND AND BOUGHT THIS MOTORCYCLE 2 YEARS AGO. ACCODING TO THE SELLER IT CAME FROM GERMANY TO ENGLAND SOME YEARS AGO AND HAS SOME VERY DISTINCTIVE FEATURES.
THE FRAME NUMBER HAS BEEN OVERSTAMPED FROM THE ORIGINAL TR2 - 900650 TO R1 - 156. ALSO THE ENGINE HAS ALLOY SPACERS BETWEEN THE CARBURETTORS AND THE CYLINDERS AND THE FRONT PART OF THE SWINGING ARM HAS 4 VERY UNUSUAL BRACKETS WELDED ON. IT ALSO HAS "WAHL" PISTONS FITTED.
IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME WITH SOME HISTORY OF THE MOTORCYCLE I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY, DID YOU RIDE IT, OWN IT OR KNOW OF IT .
Good morning MGP72 - how about a real name? Not that it matters, just curious.
A couple of more pics from the bike, preferably in "assembled condition" - as bought - would certainly help our experts in this Forum to recognize your "old girl". Okay.
Cheers and good luck - and greetings from Siam (since 30 years - Europe is just too cold)
Charly (Karl-Deinz D.)
Good morning new British friend
Not much response from "our specialists" yet - wonder where they are??
What comes to mind, so far
The 4 brackets welded onto (the topside??) of the swing-arm may habe been for "bike-lifting. bike stand" or "lock during transportation" - give it a thought.
WAHL KOLBEN (pistons) from Fellbach (near Stuttgart!!??) have a webpage and might be able to help you further.
Wishing you a great Sunday - greetings from Siam!!!
Why not try FACEBOOK for your search as well!!!
Over and out!!!
HI ERIC - allow me to share your very nice mail message with all our friends in this Forum. Pls send me/us more pics of the old Yammsel - my private mail email@example.com - will upload your pics on this threat!
firstname.lastname@example.org has sent the following message from Forum - www.classic-motorrad.de (http://www.classic-motorrad.de/wbb3.1.3):
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to reply to my enquiry. I would like to post more images of the motorcycle ( I have lots ! ) but my system will not allow me to upload more than 2 for some reason.
I think the brackets on the front top area of the swinging arm are part of a monoshock conversion although the motorcycle is a normal twin shock. There is a bracket welded across the top of the frame tubes which looks as though it would locate the front shock mounting and also the rear mudguard was missing - that would give the clearance required for the shock.
The engine has had some modification as well. The normal rubber mountings for the carburettors had been removed and replaced by alloy spacers which set the carburettors back another 30mm. This had made it necessary to have the lower 'sump' section ( which locates the fuel tap) to be cut off. All very unusual.
I have contacted Wahl and they were very helpful and polite but could not help.
My own background is that I am a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast / rider / racer since I was 15 years old ( I am 68)
I started racing when I converted my 1970 CB750 for production racing, this was replaced by a 350 Aermacchi which was hopeless and then a TR2.
The Yamaha was excellent from the word go. I enjoyed 2 seasons of racing on U.K. circuits and more or less finished my brief career with a ride in the 1972 Junior Manx Grand Prix ( hence mgp72) After the MGP I more or less ran out of money and could not continue.
I still wanted to stay in racing so I offered my help as a mechanic to a very good young rider who lived a few miles from me, he was a gifted rider but no mechanic !
Briefly the partnership worked very well and we had success at most U.K. circuits including the T.T. in '73, '74 and '75 and also a ride and finish in the 1975 Daytona 200 where he finished just in the top 20 on a new TZ750. Very sadly we got no further than the Senior TT later that year when he died of injuries in a fall while holding a position in the top four.
I have retained an interest in racing and like to watch Valentino in Moto GP and when the opportunity arose to buy the TR2B I took it and have enjoyed restoring it back to its original condition.
If you send me your E.mail address I will send you some images of the machine.
This is what the bike looked like when Eric bought it!!!
This is what it looks like after 2 years work. Would really like to know its life story !
Hi Eric - uploads done!!! If by accident, you should ever come across a Mister Robbin Spring - say HALLO to my old RG MK3 - now in his private collection. Besides, the old former GP Racer Steve Ellis is a good friend here in Siam - so is Mister Colin Marshall and his Ex-Racer/Tuner Matt Patterson (TYGA PERFORMANCE). Its a small world!!!
'I still wanted to stay in racing so I offered my help as a mechanic to a very good young rider who lived a few miles from me, he was a gifted rider but no mechanic !
Briefly the partnership worked very well and we had success at most U.K. circuits including the T.T. in '73, '74 and '75 and also a ride and finish in the 1975 Daytona 200 where he finished just in the top 20 on a new TZ750. Very sadly we got no further than the Senior TT later that year when he died of injuries in a fall while holding a position in the top four.'
Hi Eric, are you talking about Phil Gurner?
Das Bild ist vom 1975.
Danke für Ihr Antwort.