FS1E build

well after a year of not building old jap bikes as a hobby. i jumped back in when a found a yamaha G7s for free :) ..

i had a fs1e and ruled the streets in 76 as a young boy with packs of other wayward teens unable to have a car because of the ridiculous laws in the UK and the government drivers license test centers that took you on a hour long driving test only to fail you and make you wait 6 to 9 months to take a second test.

same old fail .

miss uses of steering wheel

miss uses of rear view mirror

miss uses of turn signal

WTF ..

yes if you where under 21 and tried to get a car license 80% failed on the above.

anyway the G7s is the same bike other than the motor as the early fizzys so starting there i’m going to build one with a 4 speed fs1 motor and G7s motor :) so i can switch over as it takes the mood :)

i stripped the frame to metel and have give it a good prime in black ..

got both motors and have ordered the stock fizzy ex pipe and number plate mount .. bidding on the side covers .. funny after i bid found out there in my old home town in essex :) ... could be my old 76 fizzy panels ? who knows

there a pic of the color i’m going to do popsicle purple.. the 2 nd color for the UK

74/75 years ... really shouts 1970ssssss or what ... also seen on all the best Vw beach buggy’s . more this weekend Ted

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follow up few more pics. the red speed block is the one i had in 76 ..

the other pics .. parts of the g7 i’m changing to a fizzy

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gots some more done .. tank stripped and now 99% fixed

got the wheels cleaned up like new and the fender cans out like new .. almost 50 years old .

Got a new pipe from the UK .. it got dinged up in shipping .. but after some tapping and TLC i got it back like new

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the pipe is fixed. .. the tank has dings .. but now it’s good will post pic later

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new 21mm carb from treats :) long way off fitting it .. working on the tank dents :)

seems no one has any in put on the fs1.

talking to my self ..

it must be i got more than 2 gears and voted for Trump:).

oh and i just had to sit next to this .. flying back from the UK after a meet up with real guys who rode peds in 76 /77 ..

yes she was chatting.. in german .. paid for my beer

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I've been following the thread lol. Hey, do you happen to know what forks fit the FS1/GS6/7???????(edited)

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Side cover replica sold here. Good seller

https://ebay.us/E4uMJg

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i did buy that same cover took 8 weeks to get here :) .. it’s not as good as it looks in the pics .. i used a lot of filler to smooth it out .. but for the price it will do .. the other side cover i paid 170 pounds about $180 ..

holy shit as soon as they hit e bay UK they sell for lots .. and most of them guys will not ship to the usa ..

in 1976 i paid 169 pounds to buy a brand new fs1e i worked on the rail way at 16 it was 3 weeks pay ..they sold for about 200 to 240 but a big dealer had like 200 lined up for a R plate blow out .

back then the last letter of the tag was the year of the bike .. August 1st new plate letter came out . R so lots of folk hold off mid summer buying to get the new plate ??

so cash in hand i got a deal .. and now i pay the same for one side cover :)

OH the forks ? well seems i know as much as you fs1 and g7. g6. g5 seem to be the same .. but i’m sure there on lots more 70s yams

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so the 1975 blue with white pinstripe are almost never seen .. only 2 or 3 are floating about the fizzy collection in the UK so i’m now 100% going blue ..

i’m not finished with all the body work .. but shot some paint to give me a better clue on how it’s going to look .. as i said the right panel was cheap after market.. needs the ignition key hole cut .. yet .. and the other bloody expensive one is not 100% yet ... but may have not been in the 70S cheap bikes with a 3 year life expectancie

so a few pics more ..

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so there ya go ... got some turn signals all old stuff for a great low price ...oh and a pic of a country fucker Nat , with his blue pinstripe.. don’t think he has it now

as he would say from that area

Oooo rrrr

it’s as nice as me mums tractor .. only blue :)

yes i can say that i’m on the usa

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well not on the usa IN the usa :) ..

i had to fill in this area ... really crappy where it was stamped out .. and i filled in the two badge holes

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one handed with a cell phone

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Man, I want some disk brakes. Cool to see they came with that option.

I found a list of forks that fit the RD60, which should be the same as the FS1/GS7 all it takes it getting the right bearings.

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well the RD50 sold in the UK was available with nice mags and disc brakes .. they fit right on .. and guys use them on the FS1e

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I got some paint on this weekend:) and i’m happy with how it came out .. it’s not a custom bike and i’m not doing a show room restore .. but that paint is as good as a factory job .. went on easy .. i’m happy ..

will let it sit till next weekend and then polish it up..

stickers on the way :).

any other guys on here have a fs1 or fs1e ?

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I really like that blue .

Definitely an eye catcher and the bit of sparkle just ads a tickle to the flavor . ;)

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That colour is popping! Looks like a great finish, you do it for a living?

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I updated the ignition/electrical to Hpi mini with floated ground, reg/rec, 12v flasher relay, 12v hybrid power cap battery, sub ohm ignition coil, and the 300gram flywheel weight.

I know the hpi isn't new to anyone but, Huge upgrade all around and would recommend to fizzy people. Starts first kick idles low and smooth. Easier adjustable timing/lower temps.

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Yeah, I added a HPI mini to mine. Love it

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