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Steve Machin 350 Yamaha

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#1 RichardTracy

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 15:27

Hi All,


Anyone got any pictures of Steve Machin circa 1971 - 73 on his 350 TR2B ?   It was Water Cooled and had Dunstall forks & disks...


It's looking quite sorry for itself right now, and wants to go back to its former glory.....










#2 Paul Collins

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 14:57

Welcome to the forum Richard, and a very interesting bike you have there!! sorry I cant help personally with any photo's but I do remember the bike and I'm sure many forum members including myself would be interested to know more about the project, where did it turn up? where has it been for all these years?


I was a neighbour of Roger Marshall during that era, and as I'm sure you are aware in his early days Roger was mentored by Steve, I remember him having Steve's TR3 for the 1973 season which Steve had ridden in 1972, so I reckon Steve would last have ridden the TR2B in 1971, maybe into early 1972?


Hopefully someone on here will turn up some photo's but meantime you could also try dropping a line to Malcolm Wheeler at Morton's who produce Classic Racer magazine as they have a pretty extensive archive of photo's and might be able to help.


Good luck with the search and please keep us posted as you continue the build.

Edited by Paul Collins, 19 April 2014 - 14:58.

#3 RichardTracy

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 20:05

Hi Paul, thanks for the reply.
The bike came from Pete Parnham, who still has Steve Machin's lovely little 125 that was featured in Classic Racer a while back. It'll get restored back to as close to original as poss....I've started a blog at


To record it's resto....

All the best

#4 Siddley

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 12:26

How does the watercooling work Richard ? convection or an engine driven pump ?

#5 RichardTracy

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:36

It's a simple convection type, water jacket to the cylinders only. The original radiator is far too small really, but I guess it was still in its experimental stage....