What it's like to ride a '73 Yamaha RD350
Here's a quick loop on my RD. It's a blast to ride. I should be scooting
around on it quite a bit next spring.
My long term RD project is getting there. It's still gurggly and a bit
sloppy on the pilot circuit. Going to try a leaner pilot next.
The gauges, headlight, and headlight brakets were from
Rearsets: hard to find Moto Carreras
Clutch is an MSR perch and lever from a YZ250
Front brake MC is from an R6
Grips, bars and everything else from http://hvccycle.com/
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.
1970 Yamaha R5 350
347cc (21 ci) two stroke -
5 port (no reed valves) -
36 hp @ 7000 rpm, 28 ft/lbs @ 6500 rpm-
5 speed -
308 lbs.(net), 42/58 -
1/4 mile 13.8 sec -
103 mph top speed -
82.5 mpg @ 37 mph -
3.2 gal tank -
original price $739
Startup of a Missile...
After a 4 1/2 yr's rest on the porch and new set of pistons it is great to
hear the Rd 350 sound again :)
Not so good clip i think but it is what it is..
1974 Yamaha RD350 engine rebuild
It took a day to assemble everything but here's the short, five-minute
version of assembling an RD350 Yamaha engine. Find out more on my blog,
1967 Yamaha YR1 For Sale
1967 Yamaha YR1 - 350cc's of two-stroke power for sale! See this and other
vintage two stroke motorcycles at savoyvintagecycles.com
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!