Im currently using a Yamaha L2 card which by the way works great with Yamaha Chappy. I also have two 3 wheeled original chappy in my collection.
Those trikes are badass! I can't even find a parts bike, and you seem to have an abundance!
Still waiting on parts to arrive to carry on. Trying to use OEM as much as possible, and the parts are still out there but it is a scavenger hunt. Sent headlight bucket off to try and get a paint match, waiting on that too!
Here is with both tires on, chain loose, still just doing mock up before tear down.
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you sir, are an artist!! that is a work of art
I can't even get the paint shop to match my paint, even after I provide them the exact recipe and the headlight bucket !! The computer scanner they have couldn't match my color from the headlight bucket. The guy kept trying to get me to pick from a paint chip chart, but they wanted to do it in a 1 stage process. The recipe I provided calls for a 3 step process, which I am willing to do, I guess the 2 colors I provided do not exist, so I may have to try and see best effort when I get to the painting. I am nervous to destroy original paint on the frame if I can not get it exact. Here is the formula I provided, direct from an official Yamaha paint chart from that era:
1) PNT 65000-01-46 White Pearl Basecoat
2) PNT 76000-00-K9 CGE CHAPPY GREEN
3) PNT 65000-04-00 Clear
But the first 2 don't seem to exist anywhere I look. Doesn't help it only seems like they used Chappy Green in 1976 and 1978 from as best I can tell. I could be wrong tho, it is exhausting finding out this much
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Guys, please check out my collection on my YouTube Channel so you get to see my version of Yamaha Chappy with trailer and my Lockdown projects. I have also joined an Endurance Challenge before the lockdown taking my Chappy to 650 Kms endurance test! Lol! I have also shared some troubleshooting videos on my channel.
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I'm going to say that does not look qt.
a few minutes ago I cut my mlm intake into two pieces, then joined them with a 1" ID heater hose.
a bunch of high rpm (9-11k) lean fueling bullshit that I've been battling for months cleaned up. iknow it made a massive change because jetting/needle/etc all has to be dialed back in (I got it close with a 15min test run but I've still got work to do).
wish I had known this a long time ago. I think if you keep rpms sub 8k you'd be fine, but going up high with that long ass mlm gooseneck really gets the carb vibrating.
Good to know. And it doesnt fit under the stock plastics. Which MLM intake are you running? VM20? Wonder what the performance difference between the stock 17ish mm carb and a VM20 is.
Wow, Nice speed!!
Hope everyone is staying safe during these crazy times. With the way gas is looking these mopeds are looking the like way to go !!
Been chipping away at this project, more parts and pieces came in all spring. It has been a journey, but I am closing in getting all the parts together.
Just finished sandblasting and painting some old parts to try and match the frame. Still haven't blasted the frame, as it is original paint. I have kept all the original metals and plastics, and replaced them with correct parts. I have tried to use OEM as much as possible, and brand new where possible. It is starting and running nice, but still feels a bit gutless and sluggish between shifts. Haven't got into the guts of it yet, but in time...
OK chaps, be well here are a few pics of the process
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Ngl. Never gave these things a second thought initially but seeing those streetified bikes prior is making me consider reconsidering...😩
I was actually going to post that I have about a dozen of those, available for sale. I had a machinist copy what I had knowing there was a shortage, I have about 6 Chappys within my family and try to keep some spare parts around.
Shoot me a DM & I'll get your details - Anyone else interested, I can mail it to you just DM, I'll send you my Paypal information.
I have a 1976 chappy. The sticker on front dates built Sept 1975. It has very low miles on it and runs fine. The gas cap is missing. Tank has fine threads and about 42mm outside of threads. Any know where I can get a gas cap or one that will fit. I have bought 2 caps but they are to big with coarse threads. Any help app.
Dang , they ain't real proud of that gas cap are they ? LOL
based on a hunch i just pulled the trigger on a split rim from a yamaha champ lb80.
judging by pics it has the same bolt pattern as the chappy 8" rim but is 10" instead.
only grabbed one for now, plan to put it up front if it will mount up... get some of that sweet dirty bike staggered look! lots more choices for 10" tires out there too.
we'll see how it works out.
What brake pads are you guys using? Do the MB5 ones on Treats actually fit?
I’ve tried 2 pad sets that both specified they were for LB50/80 and neither fit right. One was 110x25 and I don’t remember the other. I would have to trim them down a bit where they sit on the post to work. I don’t have old pads to measure for reference.
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