Five classic machines brought back to life
1979 Yamaha RD400
We rebuilt the motor on this RD, while the customer wanted to do the cosmetics. Work included carb mods, a Zeeltronic ignition control box that works with the original generator, an ignition coil from a TZ250 and modified cylinder heads for modern fuel.
1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Race Techniques ported the head, dialled in cam timing, and Rob did the re-bore. It’s also got XJR carbs, starter motor and ignition plus a Stage 3 Dynojet kit which helps produce 92 lb.ft and 136bhp. Thundercat front end with R1 fork internals fitted.
1987 Yamaha TZR250 2MA
Rob Pemberton’s own subtly modified F3-spec TZR. All Yamaha parts including race kit pipes and R1Z wheels, and it now has a healthy 58bhp. The Zeeltronic ignition control box allows access to power valve timing where real gains are made.