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THAT FABULOUS YEAR FOR THE BIG BORE!

THAT FABULOUS YEAR FOR THE BIG BORE! - FREDDIEFIX19
In years in the mid-80's, houses pushed very evolution of its own means, every year we witnessed the arrival of juicy news: from the most alternative progressive systems, the adoption of a cooling liquid for carry-on Nikasil barrels cylinder until the front brake and sopsensioni etc.
 It is true that the others vintages were still of great turmoil technical and underwent further modification, a clear sign of the evolutionary thrust of the period that led to the very top of the market cross, it was one of the most flourishing periods at both bikes deployed in an official from the houses in the various national and world championships, both of practitioners.
In the world, many houses pledged to the official level, deploying more than two bikes to race.
The specifics of this particular vintage, there was an epoch-making change, especially in engine technology of codeste bike that went almost all the cooling liquid and the first reports appeared in Nikasil in place of cast iron pipes universally used.
Lower classes had already witnessed the metamorphosis few year earlier, after 1980 or so, with the Italian houses in the first row.
The Cagiva factory made right at the end of 1979 one of the first 125 cc bike water cooled.Another major change was the mass adoption of the brake front disc, a real treat for the time.
Moving on to a fast synthesis technique, remained loyal to the "air cooled" Yamaha and Suzuki.
In the case of the RM, the bike was essentially the same as in 1983, the swing arm, was the last year when they did, it was built exclusively for the European market, was the only 500 cc Hamamatsu's house with the parking brake front disc, in the United States was never imported.
The YZ 490 '84 changed, version 85 was the only difference front disc brake.The Honda put his hand heavily on the 500 project, producing a cutting-edge motion, liquid-cooled bike almost new compared to 84 . The KX, he turned to liquid cooling, cylinder liner with Nikasil and in the rebuilding of the bike including the progressive rear systems.The germany Maico made 'a good liquid cooling for its 500 cc,front disc brake front, but the motion was substantially the same as the previous vintage.
The Swedish Husky, was one of those that changed more radically, by the double rear shock absorbers replaced by a new rear progressive system to a single shock absorber, liquid cooled, front disc brakes and very particulary frame with a big pipe.The same KTM totally remade their 500 cc : Liquid cooled barrel Nikasil, new chassis and front disc brake. should be noted that the version for the American market came out that the WP UPD and bigger fuel tank, the European version mounted instead of the traditional Marzocchi fork 41 mm and little tank and a more tapered, as an option you were inverted forks and a choice between Dell'Orto and Bing.The Cagiva made in 1983 its 500 cc, the engine acquired projects Villa, but only in 1984, the model series saw the sun.It was the first 500 cc water cooled and the front
disc brake , in fact paved the way for the other sisters ...
Just the Cagiva was the last of eight sisters recovered from me.
Although it was built just a few miles from my home, I struggled just to retrieve it, it was over in the U.S., only to find themselves near London as well as in the den!
 

CAGIVA WMX 500 1985

CAGIVA WMX 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
After long and difficult search, I came to his beloved Varese .... the last of the eight sisters born in the 1985!
Unearthed in the Anglo-Saxon land, emigrated no one knows why, but the weasel will return to the fold, in the land of origin of england! However, work began, some details are already completed ... to be continued .. .
 
Fiche technique:


ENGINE
 
TYPE: single cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled
BORE STROKE: 87x82 mm. (487.46 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 12.1
PERFORMANCE: hp at rpm
CARBURETOR: Dell'Orto PHBE 38 mm. HD
IGNITION: Electronic Motoplat
TRANSMISSION: 4-speed
FINAL REPORT :14-48 or 14-50
 
CHASSIS 
 
FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
FRONT SUSPENSION: Marzocchi 42 mm. esc. 300 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Soft-Damp, Ohlins rear shock inc. 324 mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 3.00X21 "
REAR WHEEL: 5.00X18 "
TIRES: Pirelli MT35
FRONT BRAKE: pump Brembo, 230 mm disc. and Brembo caliper
REAR BRAKE: 130 mm drum Cagiva.
DISTANCE LIGHT FLOOR: 1495 -395 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 940 mm.
WEIGHT CAPACITY 'TANK: 107 kg. (Declared) 10.5 liters
PRICE: £ 5,244,000
 

HONDA CR 500 1985

HONDA CR 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
This is the queen of all, the bike that I care about most, so the effort to return it to its former glory has been immense!
Do you think that I am not party to rebuild a whole bike, but I left a bare chassis!
So with a lot of patience, I gradually acquired all the missing components.
I found hard to find components such as the terminal, and very rare radiators shrouds.These  components are not even in Honda dealer, are sold out ... One of the major problems of the restoration of this bike lies in the fact that although it was the first release to water, then totally new bike, many details were changed starting in the later version, or that of 1986.
For example, we find: the tank, radiators shrouds, seat, forks, exhaust, terminal, some internal parts of the engine etc etc that belong solely to this version, it goes without saying that the whole thrust creates difficulties in the recovery of pieces replace, but the weasel is not afraid of anything, is now complete!


Fiche technique:

ENGINE
 
TYPE: single cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled
 BORE STROKE: 89x79 mm. (491 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 7.4.1
PERFORMANCE: 63 hp at 6500 rpm
CARBURATOR: Keihin PJ 38 mm.
IGNITION: CDI electronic Denso
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
FINAL REPORT :14-51

CHASSIS

FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
SUSPENSION FRONT: Showa 43 mm. esc. 305 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Pro-Link Showa shock inc. 320 mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 3.00X21 "
REAR WHEEL: 5.10X18 "
TYRES: Bridgestone M22 front M23 rear
FRONT BRAKE: Nissin pump, 244 mm disc. and Nissin
REAR BRAKE: drum Honda 130 mm.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR :1500-340 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 960 mm.
WEIGHT-CAPACITY-'TANK: 101.5 kg. (Declared) 8.5 Lt.
PRICE: £ 5,650,000
 


HUSQVARNA XC 500 1985

HUSQVARNA XC 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
Other unmissable piece of my collection is this beautiful 1985 Scandinavian realization, I unearthed in UK.This version in my possession is the XC, which was never imported to Italy, was made mainly for the American continent, this version had some differences at the level of the rear hub, the reaction rod, tank and some other particular.
  The frame for example, although it was identical to the cross version, had at most two handles welded in the area of the lower cradle, steps to protect the engine from stones etc.
Although he was in good condition, the previous owner had made a summary restoration .. Needless to say that I am not very happy about the method by which it was prepared the work, so to have completely redone!
I managed to find all the new plastic kit of stick, piece tank .Other board resides in the exhaust, new him well.


Fiche technique:

ENGINE
 
TYPE: single cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled
 BORE STROKE: 86x84 mm. (488 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO:
PERFORMANCE: 60 hp at 6800 rpm
CARBURATOR: Mikuni 40 mm.
IGNITION: Electronic Motoplat
TRANSMISSION: 4-speed
FINAL REPORT :14-52

CHASSIS

FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
SUSPENSION FRONT: Husqvarna 43 mm fork. esc. 300 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Ohlins rear shock Piggy back inc. 350 mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 3.00X21 "
REAR WHEEL: 5.00X18 "
TIRE: Metzeler Perfect Cross
FRONT BRAKE: pump Brembo, 230 mm disc. and Brembo caliper
REAR BRAKE: 160 mm drum Husqvarna.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR :1512-390 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 975 mm.
WEIGHT-CAPACITY-'TANK: 110 kg. (Declared) 12.3 liters
PRICE: £ 5,850,000


KAWASAKI KX 500 1985

KAWASAKI KX 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
Great model and the first production motorcycle to water for the house of Akashi, the bike in question is not that it was in poor condition, but you know ... the Faina itchy legs .... Currently the bike is almost complete, lacking some unimportant details, but the difficulties are not been few, many parts are no longer available from the sales network of dealers, and hours and hours of researches on the web have made a miracle!
 

Fiche technique:

ENGINE

TYPE: single cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled
 BORE STROKE: 86x86 mm. (499 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 8,3:1
PERFORMANCE: 58 hp at 7000 rpm
CARBURATOR: Mikuni 40 mm VM40SS.
IGNITION: CDI electronic Denso
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
FINAL REPORT :14-46

 CHASSIS
 
FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
SUSPENSION FRONT: 43 mm Kayaba forks. esc. 300 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Uni-Trak shock absorber Kayaba inc. 325 mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 80100X21 "51M
REAR WHEEL: 110100X18 "64M
TIRES:
FRONT BRAKE: Tokico pump, 230 mm disc. and Tokico caliper
REAR BRAKE: 130 mm drum Kawasaki.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR :1480-375 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 960 mm.
WEIGHT-CAPACITY-'TANK: 103 kg. (Declared) 9.1 Lt.
PRICE: £ 6,300,000



 

KTM MX 500 1985

KTM MX 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19

These bikes are very unique in that they appear to be very rare and ricercate.The availability of spare parts is extremely difficult and expensive ... but the baby is growing well, I managed to find one new exhaust as well as conveyors and a bike is radiator.The almost complete, lacking only a few details such as adhesives.

 

Fiche technique:

ENGINE
 
TYPE: single cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled
 BORE STROKE: 89x78 mm. (485 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 11.5:1
PERFORMANCE: 57.5 hp at 6500 rpm
CARBURATOR: Bing 55 38 mm.
IGNITION: Electronic Motoplat
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
FINAL REPORT :13-50

CHASSIS
 
FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
FRONT SUSPENSION: Marzocchi 42 mm M1. esc. 300 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Pro-Lever shock White Power Piggy-back inc. 340 mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 3.00X21 "
REAR WHEEL: 4.50 X18 "
TIRE: Metzeler Perfect Cross
FRONT BRAKE: Magura pump, 240 mm disc. and Brembo caliper
REAR BRAKE: Drum KTM 130 mm.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR :1485-390 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 940 mm.
WEIGHT-
CAPACITY-'TANK: 102 kg. (Declared) 9.5 Lt.
PRICE: £ 5,800,000


MAICO GM 500 1985

MAICO GM 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
Also to find the Teutonic me I had to bring overseas .... but it was worth it, even if the bike was completely be restored, but this was the thing that fascinated me!
For this bike I was able to recover all of the new plastic kit original tank including a godsend!

The bike is over, but the effort was immense, for example, find the rays piston rear ... etc ... but in the end, the challenge has been won!

 

Fiche technique:

ENGINE
 
TYPE: single cylinder 2-stroke water-cooled 
 BORE STROKE: 86.5 x 83 mm. (488 cm3)
PERFORMANCE: 61 hp at 7000 rpm
CARBURATOR: Bing V54-2 diam.40 mm.
IGNITION: Electronic Motoplat
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed

CHASSIS
 
FRAME: simple double cradle
SUSPENSION FRONT: Maico fork 42 mm. esc. 305 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: monoshock "Twin Link II" Ohlins rear shock "Piggyback" esc. 350 mm.
FRONT WHEEL:
REAR WHEEL:
TIRES:
FRONT BRAKE: Magura pump, 245 mm disc. and Brembo caliper
REAR BRAKE: Drum Maico 160 mm.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR :1480-384 mm.
HEIGHT-SADDLE: 960 mm.
WEIGHT-CAPACITY-'TANK: 102 kg. (Declared) 10.2 liters
PRICE: £ 5,500,000


SUZUKI RM 500 1985

SUZUKI RM 500 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
Here is the seventh sister just arrived in den fix, I can not wait to put my hand ... for now recovered material other than original new cue, such as the front and rear fender, the table front and rear side panels as well as the muffler ....

Fiche technique:

ENGINE
 
TYPE: Single cylinder 2 stroke air-cooled
 BORE STROKE: 88.5 x 80 mm. (492 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 6,2:1
PERFORMANCE: hp at rpm
CARBURATOR: Mikuni 38 mm VM38SS.
IGNITION: CDI electronic Suzuki PEI (Pointless Electrical Ignition)
TRANSMISSION: 4-speed
FINAL REPORT :13-50

CHASSIS
 
FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
SUSPENSION FRONT: mm Kayaba forks. esc. mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Kayaba shock inc. mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 3.00X21 "
REAR WHEEL: 5.00X18 "
TIRES:
FRONT BRAKE: Tokico pump, 240 mm disc. and Tokico caliper
REAR BRAKE: 214 mm drum Suzuki.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR: -370 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 960 mm.
WEIGHT CAPACITY-'TANK: kg. (Declared) 9 Lt.
PRICE: £



YAMAHA YZ 490 1985

YAMAHA YZ 490 1985 - FREDDIEFIX19
Other bike  I care this much is the home of three tuning forks, the base was not bad, but there was much work to be done.

Unfortunately, the previous owner has replaced all the original screws with the valuable steel ... disaster ... In the end I've been forced to buy another bike to recover much of the original screws!

I found the brand-new terminal, a rarity, as well as fenders, side panel and right front table of new and stick originali.Particolary curious, the wings have a color ivory, while the rest of the plastic a crisp white ... mah.This is pretty much finished, I want to define some details, such as the adhesives of the tank that I did redo the classic free holes as the originals.

The bike is almost over, stuff of little consequence to be completed.


Fiche technique:

ENGINE
 
TYPE: Single cylinder 2 stroke air-cooled
 BORE STROKE: 87x82 mm. (487 cm3)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 6,9.1
PERFORMANCE: 60 hp at 7000 rpm
CARBURATOR: Mikuni 40 mm.
IGNITION: CDI electronic Mitsubishi
TRANSMISSION: 4-speed
FINAL REPORT :14-46

CHASSIS
 
FRAME: single-beam-double-cradle
SUSPENSION FRONT: 43 mm Kayaba forks. esc. 300 mm.
REAR SUSPENSION: Monocross Kayaba shock inc. 320 mm.
FRONT WHEEL: 3.00X21 "
REAR WHEEL: 5.00X18 "
TIRES:
FRONT BRAKE: Nissin pump, 240 mm disc. and Nissin
REAR BRAKE: 150 mm drum Yamaha.
DISTANCE-LIGHT FLOOR :1475-335 mm.
SEAT HEIGHT: 960 mm.
WEIGHT-CAPACITY-'TANK: 101.5 kg. (Declared) 10.5 liters
PRICE: £ 5,800,000


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