Renovating Yamaha Slider

Discussion in 'Scooter Projects' started by Mbike65, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Mbike65

    Mbike65 New Member

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    Hi

    I have just joined and I'm renovating a Yamaha Slider I have owned since about 2002. I used to ride it all the time and went through the whole 70cc upgrade process (Polini Corsa kit, Polini For Race etc) but it became a back of the garage thing when I got an XT660X. My son is going to be 16 in July so I thought I might start renovating it for him.
     
  2. Sam phantom

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    Welcome. Nice unique little bikes, I had one brand new in 2002 funnily enough.

    Gets some photos up if you can
     
  3. Mbike65

    Mbike65 New Member

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    Hi Sam

    Fun little ride wasn't it?

    Back then I was an admin on the Yamaha BWs Yahoo group and there were quite a few of the vertical minarelli powered scooters out there (original Bws/Booster/Spirit/Rocket/Slider/Stunt. We used to group buy parts from Terry at Taffspeed (who was an expert on the group until he sadly passed away) We also had some deal with Scooter Attack. I will try and dig out a photo from the "glory" days.
     
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  4. Sam phantom

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    Yeah please do! Yes loved it, it was my first road legal bike. The booster was a great little bike too... very popular in France
     
  5. Mbike65

    Mbike65 New Member

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    My first bike was a DT50 back in the day (early 80s), but the Slider was definitely fun when I bought it. I derestricted it first off (washer on vario) replaced the CDi for a Top Performances one and put on a Leo Vince pipe (can't rememeber the name but is wasn't a reverse pipe expansion chamber. After that I got the tuning bug and swapped out the vario for a Malossi one, the 50cc for a Malossi cast iron 70cc. Then I swapped that out for a Polini Corsa kit Polini For Race pipe and a 21mm Dellorto. At the next stage I put in a doppler crank a doppler rollerless vario and an uprated Malossi clutch and clutch spring. I got a Doppler Air filter that kept falling off cos it was two heavy and I think the last mech stange was uprated reed valves. It was very fast and I had enough power to uprate the wheels for a 12" set off a Rocket (the originals were I think 12 at the front 1o at the rear. Bodyworks wise I made it a Naked (before they released that model) with some bars and a stem from some mail order place in france and I swapped out some of the bosy parts for carbon fibre look ones. I lived in London at the time and quite a few times I found ferals trying to nick it from my garden (no garage) so it was secured with a ground anchor and had an immobiliser and an alarm fitted. I will dig out the photos when I get home.
     
  6. Sam phantom

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    Sounds like a true love affair.. you just jogged my memory with the naked model! Never seen one on the road only in a magazine

    Yamaha dt50 there fetching a pretty penny these days... iv just got my self a similar crosser style bike a gilera rcr50 after selling the Malaguti phantom smilar engine to the slider but horizontal version. tidying the rcr up ready for the summer

    Awaiting slider photos.....:rolleyes::cool:
     
  7. Mbike65

    Mbike65 New Member

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    Here are a couple of pics of the Slider as it was.

    First is stage one mods described above so pretty much stock except for the Leo Vince exhaust.

    mbike_slider.jpg

    Second one is with the Polini For Race pipe, Neos wheels (I forgot I had Neos 12" before the rockets) and a few minor cosmetic changes. I think I must have a rise on the shock as it looks higher too but its so long ago now I can't remember.

    Slider with Polini For Race.jpg
     
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  8. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Im wondering if we met at the ace one time? Southend shakedown.
     
  9. Sam phantom

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    You lived in the uk scuba ?
     
  10. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Yeah.
    Peterborough, then Enfield, then swansea.
     
  11. Sam phantom

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    Did you do Southend shakedown a few times then ?
    When it was good.
    They’ve tried to stop it the last few years, local shop owners were furious
     
  12. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Yeah, must have been ten years ago.
    I had an aircooled VX....
     
  13. Mbike65

    Mbike65 New Member

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    I don't think so mate, never made it down there. Although I did ride round north west London quite a bit.
     
  14. Mbike65

    Mbike65 New Member

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    I just went on to the Zuma/Bws Yahoo Group forum I used to moderate on back in the day and pulled off some more photos

    This was the Naked set up I had wen I took off the instrument cluster. The square one was MBK OEM part from the Naked, shipped over from France and above it was a tacho from Scooter Attack

    n_a (3).jpeg

    This was the Doppler filter on the 21mm Dellorto. It was the best filter for my set-up but was too heavy for the jubille clip supplied to hold it on so had to be reinforced.

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    Some extra air I created to cool the engine down as it tended to overheat even thos I fitted a modified air scoop. The carbon fibre look sheeting came from scooter attack and shrunk to fit with a hot air gun

    n_a (2).jpeg
     

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