Oh dear - am I in trouble now for buying a Harris!!! and a 2 stroke too! Sorry - could not resist as this is where it all started for me in my youth - on fettled 2 strokes Cazzy R - here we come...mmmmmmmmmmmmm......
Hi Ste, Im like a big kid at the mo - mid life crisis and all that, needed to get back to my early years on two strokes! Bought this off a friend of mine who built it up from parts a long time ago and has had it stood in his garage for ages. Really pleased he agreed to part with it as it got everything I want in the 350 yam world - couldn't quite afford a 500 stroker! cant wait to meet and we can talk cassy R and spannies!
The plan is to completely strip and rebuild and register as a road bike as it is currently a race bike although the last owner has started the process by putting ypvs loom on and a headlight and tail light, neither of which are likely to be kept. I am going to try and keep it era correct although not sure on this. Motor one of Stan Stephens own race motors - I think out of his sidecar outfit? so not going to change this, just tidy up. Most of the rest of the stuff is the bits I would put on anyway like the Astralites, Swarbricks etc. I'm going to try and get it going this weekend to make sure it runs OK, then will start to strip. Just need to pinch a battery off something!
Hi Steve, I agree with the racebike look. I am looking to do a daytime mot with no lights and keep is more racebike than roadbike. The motor is one of Stan Stephens own race engines so highly tuned! Its basically an F2 class racebike. I have only just started stripping the bike this week as I have been spending my time rebuilding the Spondon, which is now mostly done. As its now coming apart theres not much to photograph. I'm planning on getting the frame coated in the next couple of weeks and then start getting other parts done as soon as possible with a view to doing a "light" refurb and getting it back together within a few months - for the people that know me well, that means 15 years!
I've had projects like that too, got a Guzzi lemon sitting in the corner which hasn't moved in three years.
Hope the bike is usable in the power. Always surprises me how docile strokers can be, they will ride like a commuter until you get into the power. Rode a TZ750 a bit last year ex British Championship winning bike which would pootle around the track at 6-7k but give it a handful at 7k and you are quick shifting to keep the bike on the ground and stop the engine hitting 10 and a 1/2. Rode Tr750s too which are similar but with much more torque or rather the one I was riding seemed that way (side car porting) rev limit 9k and trying to lift the front in every gear. Bloody scary in the middle of Gerrards.
Good luck with the build. Do you know the squish figure?
Steve, Don't know squish yet as not tested anything as yet. I got it running in the garage after I bought it, but its been stood since. Will all be checked out when I get to the engine. Would guess the whole motor will be on the limit of all tolerances if its one of Stans own!
mike: Just bought a TZ350 spondon , I am looking to road register it but to get a 1976 plate i need to date it . Does anyone know whohas the spondon records of Vin Numbers and year of manufacture ??
Jun 10, 2019 11:35:43 GMT
yamaha36: hello glad to be here have 2 spondon tz yamahas
Jul 16, 2019 17:19:14 GMT
kalle250cc: Hi! Can anyone tell me the FIRST YEAR Spondon aluminium frame made of square tube for TZ 250/350 were used? And were I can read this. I have a classification dilemma in Nordic Classic Racing.
Aug 24, 2019 6:44:08 GMT
wayne: Hi everyone, TZG frame # 430-991873 in Australia. How do I find out when built.
Sept 5, 2019 10:34:34 GMT
crusty: Hi Lads I'v got a frame here that I'd like to get some info on it's a steel cradle frame that was built in 1979 I believe, the frame number is SPE/750F1/16 which is stamped on a small plate brazed on to one of the tubes close to the headstock. Thanks Mike.
Aug 7, 2021 22:30:47 GMT
crusty: I'v got photos if I can figure out how to upload them. Mike.
Aug 7, 2021 22:31:33 GMT
mathini: Hey all, a new member with questions regarding my newly acquired Spondon frame (orig purchase 2014). Can anyone tell me if the alloy frames have any coatings or anodize? I'd like to polish out some blem's, but don't want to create a maintenance nightmare
Aug 11, 2021 21:16:44 GMT