1971 Yamaha R5 350
The RD350 was a motorcycle produced by Yamaha. It evolved from the piston
port (pre-reed valve intake tract), front drum-braked, 5 speed Yamaha 350
It featured a reliable aircooled, parallel twin, 6 speed (in some markets,
such as the UK, the first model was sold in 5-speed form), reed valve
equipped intake tract two-stroke engine. Available in either a dark green
or brandy red with white and black side details with metal emblem "Yamaha"
on the tank RD350 (1973), the RD350A (1974), simple purple tank with
"Yamaha" decal on the tank, and the orange with white RD350B (1975). The B
model (in the UK at least) also featured a silver and black colour scheme.
All models were equipped with "Autolube" automatic oil injection, relieving
the user from the need to mix gasoline and two-stroke oil.
Rim sizes were 18" WM2 (1.85") front and 18" WM3 (2.15"), both being of
chromed, wire spoked steel construction. In the UK, rim sizes were 1.60
front and 1.85 rear.
Brakes were: single front disc brake and a rear drum brake, a combination
described by Cycle Magazine as the best in its class.
The frame dimensions of the street 350 were very similar to the famous
Yamaha TZ250 and TZ350 series factory road race bikes, differing mainly in
weight and front fork rake - the RD being ~27 degrees and the TZ being ~25
degrees. The frames appeared similar, side by side, with the street frame
adorned with many brackets for the street equipment. The weight difference
was substantial though, with the street going RD frame weighing almost
twice as much as the "TZ" roadrace race frame.
The stock bike made about 32 to 35 true rear-wheel HP at about 7500 rpm -
very fast for the time. A contemporary of the RD was the Kawasaki H2 750cc
Triple, said to make 72 to 75 true HP (tested by Cycle Magazine at 55 bhp).
The 350 evolved into the more refined and cleaner running RD400C in 1976,
the "D" and "E" in 77-78 and the final model, the white 1979 RD400F.
Yamaha 1975 RD350B
This Yamaha is a Canadian model purchased new in 1975. Exists in
essentially stock condition except for a worn autolube pump which was
removed 4 years ago. Now runs pre-mix at 35:1. This bike owns new Hagon
shocks on the rear and a braided Galfer brakeline up front. Otherwise, it
is just like it was purchased 34 years ago.
Yamaha AS1 1969: First start and test drive
This is our newest restoration: a 1969 Yamaha AS1. We've restored this bike
with the purpose of making it as good to drive as possible. Almost all of
the parts are new old stock. It really paid off!
Go to http://www.yamaparts.com/category/project/yamaha-as1-new-drive/ to
see the restorartion of this bike and many others too!
TEST RETRO | YAMAHA 350 RDLC : La bombe à eau !
Sortie en 1980, la 350 RDLC est une explosion au milieu du marché : plus
efficace, plus racée, plus performante que les grosses 1000 pataudes, elle
est accusée de dévoyer le permis A2 en procurant une véritable machine
de course pour usage sur route ouverte à des jeunes sans expérience
L'essai : http://www.lamotoclassic.com/essai/yamaha-350-rdlc-la-bombe-a-eau
Yamaha RD 350 Café Racer T Moto ed 06 - Alta Qualidade!
Yamaha RD 350 - Provavelmente você andou ou já sonhou em andar. Marcelo
Assunção Peixoto, técnico mecânico e preparador, restaurou e melhorou,
com muito amor, uma mítica RD 350 de uma forma que o famoso titulo de
"viúva negra" passa para a frase "com essa até eu caso".
Café Racer - Nas décadas de 50 e 60 os jovens de Londres, apaixonados por
motos, velocidade, pubs e o Rock das JukeBox, criaram um estilo diferente
de viver, transformar e correr. Se reuniam em um bar, escolhiam uma
música, e faziam um ''bate-volta'' em alta velocidade. Os mais rápidos
eram aqueles que conseguiam fazer o percurso antes da música acabar,
considerados os verdadeiros ''Racers''.
Modificavam suas motos: guidão, suspensão, encurtavam as rabetas e claro,
envenenavam os motores. O objetivo era atingir 100 milhas/h (160 km/h),
velocidade que eles chamavam de ''the ton'' - daí o nome pelo qual esses
jovens eram conhecidos - ''The Ton-up Boys''.
RZ350 RD350LC2 tuned !!!.mov
Fast Modified RZ350, r6 front end, tz250 rear end, steering dampener,
toomey pipes, tm 28mm flatside mikuni's K&Ns, banshee reed cages with
boyeson power reeds, ported cylinders, pro design coolhead with 20cc domes,
chariot performance billet water pump cover and adjustable timing plate,
digital display, and tarozzi rear sets. Well that is it for now. Runs out
nice. I just need to get used to the whole pavement transition from dirt
riding. This is not Grandpas bike, it'll get out from under you quick as a