Lastly Ending Up The Orange DS6C


 I believed the bike was going to be completed up after the paint work I did again in October .Received that every one finished and put in on the bike , emailed my buddy who has expressed curiosity in shopping for it solely to begin it and uncover a brief circuit inflicting the primary fuse to blow.At this level I simply put it down and did different stuff.My buddy advised me greater than as soon as he was in no nice hurry so on the again burner it went.

Now right here we’re on the finish of winter . The world is falling aside with insane battle and different rubbish that get me all depressed.I made a decision I might get right into a venture slightly than sit in entrance of this pc all day lengthy studying the propaganda concerning the bogus battle Russia had began with it is neighbor Ukraine . It is miserable so out to the storage I went yesterday decided to search out {the electrical} brief and repair it.Armed with my new classic analog volt ohm meter I went at it. .

 

I believed it was within the charging system as a result of the bike did begin however as quickly as I reved the engine off idle the primary fuse would blow so I started with the voltage regulator.Took it off the bike and examined it for shorts. It appeared good so I dug out a pair extra from my elements stock and checked them.All of them got here up with the identical readings so again in it went.

The subsequent factor I checked out was the ignition Yoke.It’s the generator and likewise the situation of the ignition factors and condensers .A number of connections are additionally right here and it is a probably reason for my troubles I’m considering at this level . So , off it got here and after testing it for floor faults I dug out just a few extra I’ve to check .Once more like with the regulator it got here up good so again on the motor it went . 

 So now I went into the headlight bucket .That is the place the place all of the wires join , you already know , type of just like the mind of the machine. Received out my previous service guide and seemed over the wiring diagram . Grounded the meter and began poking round into all of the connections.

Tried it with the ignition swap off first and every thing seemed good put the swap within the on place and I discovered a wire coming from the deal with bar swap that was grounding to the body whereas not plugged in to the remainder of the harness . Discovered it ! So I took the swap off the bike and repaired the damaged wire.A soldered connection had failed and when the engine ran the vibrations it made brought on the wire to maneuver round and brief to the steel swap housing. It was a ache within the ass job to repair.Needed to take the entire swap aside .Within the previous days when one might go to a vendor and purchase a brand new swap this could have been so easy however that is engaged on classic bikes and I type of love the problem . So, immediately I put the bike again collectively and the subsequent good day that we get I will street take a look at her like I had deliberate to do means again in October. I constructed this bike means again within the mid 1990’s after I restored my authentic DS6C .My authentic one was orange however after I did the restoration I used to be solely capable of get inexperienced elements that had been new real Yamaha  ( NOS) .I wished all wonderful used or new (NOS ) elements so the bike can be in manufacturing facility authentic situation slightly than re painted and re chromed . My authentic DS6C had an extended life with me and nonetheless serves me effectively. I constructed this orange one simply because I wished each colours that they had been offered in .With age comes change and I now not want what I needed to have 30 years in the past so it will get offered off to a buddy who will certainly take pleasure in it and handle it.Right here is the story of my authentic ( Inexperienced) DS6C. I purchased this bike in 1972 from my brother in regulation’s brother who purchased it new.It had round a thousand miles on it and value me 300 bucks.Trying on the previous service guide that got here with it introduced all these reminiscences again. It is onerous to wrap my thoughts round the truth that I have been driving this bike for 50 years !

 

The DS6C Story:

Again within the early 90’s my DS6C was trying extra like a ds6.It
had pink physique work and low pipes.The one factor DS6C was the
body.It wasn’t all the time this manner,and I wished to convey it again to
the bike it was.

 

What occurred is that it received
stolen,destroyed,and recovered again within the early 80’s.It sat for a
whereas, I fooled round with this 650 Thiumph that was nothing however issues and offered it . Discovered myself bikeless.That lasted for about
3 days.I seemed round and located this 70 DS6 with no papers.
Again then no papers was an actual drawback so I received the bike
low-cost.I had the paper on my DS6C so I took the brand new one aside
and set it up on my DS6C body.It was ugly nevertheless it was
runner.I drove it like that for 10 years.It was my solely bike!I seemed
and seemed however might by no means discover a DS6C .

 

 I began to revive the
blue YM1 and began sending out wished photos of a DS6C in
all my letters and elements orders.Someday I obtained a name and
some man in Pa. advised me about this Harley Seller in NJ. who had
about 100 previous Yamahas in a storage constructing.It turned out the
dealership was initially a Yamaha dealership and these had been
all simply left behind by the earlier proprietor.I known as and made an
appointment for the subsequent day and after I received there I could not
imagine my eyes.There have been about 150 Yamahas from the 60’s
simply sitting there and a elements room filled with NOS elements! I discovered my
DS6C and one other one for elements.The great one was left there in
1969 over an unpaid restore invoice!! It had 1400mi on it,a dented
tank,smashed devices and a dented rear fender,the remainder of
the bike was like new.I received the pair for 300 {dollars}.

 

 After we did
the deal I requested if I might look across the elements room some.The
proprietor mentioned positive go forward so I did. I discovered a YDS3 entrance fender
and all kinds of bits and items for my M1.I additionally discovered a entrance
brake for the TD1B that my buddy Don Scarborough was
constructing. This place was a gold mine. 

 

Over the subsequent 12 months I advised all
my mates about it and we cleaned him out.The one factor he
did not have was a inexperienced DS6C fuel tank.That was the one half I
wanted to get again my DS6C.I seemed and seemed and someday I
discovered one in NC. at Wilson Cycle Middle.This place turned out to
be one other gold mine.The proprietor was an actual gentleman. He used
to ship me my elements with a invoice and provides me 30 days to pay!So I
order the tank and I wait and wait,no tank. I name,he says he despatched it
UPS so I monitor it. It seems he despatched it to my buddy Don in
Michigan. I lastly get the tank and a totally restored DS6C with
1400 miles on it.Just like the YDS3 I exploit it on a regular basis and it appears to be like
and runs pretty much as good because the day I completed it.I’ve owned this bike
since 1972. I rode it to Newfoundland,all around the Adirondacks,
and Most important&Nova Scotia.

My authentic DS6C on the journey to Newfoundland. Sadly these are the one 3 photographs I’ve of the unique bike from again within the days after I first received it.

 

It is in all probability the very best motorbike I’ve
ever owned subsequent to my R5 ,however that is an entire different story after which there’s the Moto Guzzi. Within the winter of 2014 I lastly received to ending a copy of this nice bike in it is authentic orange coloration. I began constructing this again within the mid 90’s after which simply put it away.This photograph is what the inexperienced bike and all it is variations over time seemed like after I purchased it in 1972 . 

 

I wished to have one which seemed the identical in each element within the 90’s however immediately I simply do not give a shit.It is on the market to boost cash for the down fee on a home within the desert the place I can be driving my authentic “previous devoted ” inexperienced 1969 Yamaha DS6C till the day I draw my final breath. :

So , now the warmth is on out within the storage.It was 18 levels F out this morning so it is taking a while for the previous kerosene heater to heat my work store. If all goes effectively immediately I will be sending an e mail to my buddy  telling him the bike is prepared if he nonetheless needs it, if not it goes on Craigslist.Time to get began on the subsequent bike that I will construct to promote and all the opposite unfinished initiatives I’ve hanging over my head.