I'm rebuilding the nitrous 7up LC that was featured in a few magazines in the 80's and I think was reasonably well known, the original owner and builder Nick was gracious enough to sell me the original frame that he'd kept in his attic since breaking the bike for spares 20 years ago.
I'm trying to hunt down as many of the original parts as I can.
I remember that mag coming out, bought and read it ASAP, then read it again... and again. LOL
Love that it will be restored to how it was. good work!
That's where it gets interesting, what I've got is the frame from the final incarnation, so green at the front, white at the rear, with splashes airbrused onto it. The frame is heavily modified, with the original subframe support loops chopped off, new shorter ones added, the jacked up light rear subframe snapped off on its last ride, and is missing.
So, the plan is a mixture of ideas from the early and late versions, so frame left in the late spec with a short rear subframe loop added, possibly using an ARD style race seat. A faithful reproduction of the iconic paint job, period dymags, re-made Lockheed anti-dive, TZ350G bottom end, NOS kit, twin lights etc. I'm very lucky to have Nick the original builder on hand for advice.
Hi What a great project I've got the magazine in the loft - read that feature many times over the years. I seem to remember some of the parts being sold - the original swingarm if I remember correctly was bought by, possibly, a member on here. Long time ago now so not sure but it's definitely been talked about regards parts being sold. Good luck, it will be great to see it resurrected
all the body work and loads of other bits were sold by a local lad to me and sparx about 3 years ago his dad owns sprint bike spares he bought them years ago mick geary can probably remember more cant remember who bought them it might have been ebay or something
Hi , nice project you have there. saw this bike long ago at a Yamaha meet at Donington race course. it sounded bloody great dry clutch and all. yes it was a crowd puller all right, good luck with it .it will be nice to see it up and running on the road again .
Jeez .. I remember that bike like it was y,day , one of many nice lc,s to grace P.B ..if I remember right he sold most of the parts at the time to go drag racing properly .. Think if I searched my archives I think I got a shot of it with skinny forks n fr wheel n a rather large rear with open pipes !!!
Eek just realized that last shot showed it in some nice company.. Ritchie h,s nice p/v Patrick M,s n his Mrs LC,s who used to run the Powerband Crazy LC Club when it was a proper club ( m.o.p.o ) great meets great times wasn't as fond of the hangovers n being though !!! Many thxs for sharing that shot much obliged..
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Taken at Yamahas track weekend at Donnington in the mid 90s brilliant weekends I will find some of my pics out from Donnington there was some cracking LCs back then Nicks 7up was one of the best Happy Days