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New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« on: December 29, 2019, 12:02:24 PM »
Hello Vision enthusiats. 

Picked up this 82' (says 81' on the neck) a month ago from a private collection that was parted out recently.  The builder is Dave Boyer (Mr Yamaha) who was well known for his artsy builds spanning the 70s 80s and 90s.   When i first saw it i thought "ugh, my eyes!" But the more i look at it the more i love it.

It came with the original title and 3k miles on the clock.  Aside from some minor corrosion on the cases this thing is incredibly clean.  The original tool kit looks as if it had never been opened and all the wiring is tucked away all new-like.

I cleaned out and caswelled the gas tank and rebuilt the carbs and fuel tap.  It started with the help of starter fluid but after reading about the carb issues am going ahead and doing a venture carb swap instead of messing with the originals.

Here are some pics.  Obvious upgrades are the dual front disks, spec ii exhaust, stainless braided brake lines, rear brake caliper, rz350 wheels, custom rear sets, teleflex fork brace, fork pressure guage.  Everything works (lights, signals, horn, etc) except for the tach.  All the fluids (oil, brake and coolant) looked fresh before changing them out.

I'll be posting progress and asking for help next month when i dig into the carb swap.  I'm pretty exciting about making it a daily rider.

Rgds
Alex
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Video of only time i started it-> http://youtu.be/SFL_lTsz_oY













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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 04:17:33 PM »
Wow!  Someone spent some time on that one.  The combination of round holes and the yellowish coloration bring to mind "Swiss cheese".  Very nice! :police:
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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 08:28:27 PM »
Sounds like it's running on just one cylinder.How about a pic from the other side.Think the wheels are from XJ900. What ever, someone put a lot of effort into it.

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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 09:43:59 PM »
Started on one then 2nd cylinder kicked in then out before engine shut off.  I know these carbs are crap so not going to waste any time tuning them.  Will take more pics next week.  You're right about the wheels, I've had several rz's so that was my first thought.

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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 06:29:54 AM »

Nice looking bike, and tasty mods.  The paint scheme is kind of reminiscent of the XZ400 "Air Current" model.  Different colours but a similar disco vibe.


If it was me I'd consider re-painting the fussy yellow bits black, just to make it look a bit more sleek, subtle and less DIY.  Radiator shroud, footpeg bracket, headlight bracket, Horn cover, caliper mounts. 

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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 12:52:42 PM »
Yeah, i may do some toning down after i get the new carbs sorted.... but then again, it's as close to bosozuko I've ever been and i think they're pretty rad.
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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2020, 07:24:21 AM »
Excellent score! XZ's are very ugly, but that kinda looks nice - in a trippy kinda way.
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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2020, 09:11:22 AM »
This bike should blend in well with Miami.
  Venture carbs? Are they plug and play with the Vision? Year and model? Part #?
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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2020, 12:28:13 PM »
Not exactly plug and play but there are enough threads detailing success in the tech talk/carburetors subforum for me to take the plunge.  I've swapped out enough carbs over the years to know it's way worth the effort if you're starting out with untunable carbs to start with.  I just recieved a clean set of 83' venture carbs for $92 delivered. Next week I'll start mocking them up.

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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 07:54:09 PM »
Good to know.

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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2020, 06:37:14 PM »
Could you take some pictures of that rear brake setup?   Curious how he converted it to disc.  From what I could see in the video...it actually looks fairly simple.

Thanks!
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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2020, 08:47:04 PM »
No problem, will post tomorrow

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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision
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Re: New to me Yellow Custom Vision FOR SALE
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 02:24:05 PM »
I haven't had the time i wanted to spend on this bike and now I'm selling my houses to move out west and need to sell a few bikes.  Nothing has changed since i took these pics, the tank was a bit crusty inside no visible holes or rot on the bottom but gas did weep from one of the seams.  Was going to just seal it with caswell which I'll include with the sale.  Clear, original, Florida title also included.   $800 takes it.  Located in Miami.  Can a moderator move this to the classifieds section please?