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Offline Adeyone

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Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:47:01 PM »
Hello, my name is Adrian and I too have been looking at RD350's recently and last week I took delivery of my first one!

It is a 1973 RD350, a very early one (not an A or B) and it had been imported from the USA by a dealer from whom I purchased it.
They did the DVLA paperwork and MOT so it came with a nice age related registration.
It is in very good condition and I don't intend to restore it but to enjoy it as it is. Having said that, the tyres are marked as 2006 so I have bought some new tyres and tubes and await fitment, I will do it myself when I get the tyre levers! Spent a few bob on small bits and pieces but nothing major so far!

Give me time to figure things out and I will upload some pictures, at 60 something years of age, I.T. can be a little bit of a challenge! 8)

I look forward to fun times on the bike and on this forum!

Cheers, Adeyone
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 09:55:03 PM by Adeyone »
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Offline Phil S

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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 10:13:48 PM »
Good evening and welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your new Bike 😀
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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:34:04 PM »
Evening Adrian and welcome to the forum. There's plenty of help and advice from very knowledgeable people on anything RD  ;)

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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 12:34:09 AM »
Welcome, Ade, you're not far from the Swan at Fradley, or the dirty duck as we call it. Wednesday nights when it's better weather is bike meet night.
I'm only in Bloxwich so about 25 mins from You. 8) 8)
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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 08:32:16 AM »
well done Adeyone , enjoy riding / restoring it,and yes please post a pic when you can. The 1973 model would be the first of the RD series ?
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 03:42:00 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, good choice of bike  8)

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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 06:21:49 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome,

Been tinkering with the RD this afternoon. Funny how a 1 hour job becomes 3 hours isn't it?

New battery did not have a breather pipe (and iI suspect thats why some of the chrome on the exhausts silencers looks like its been stained by acid?).
So battery out, oh, not all battery mounting rubbers present. so they were ordered along with a new cap for the oil tank.
Tank cap did not fit the oil filler neck, seems I needed to have ordered that to match the new cap so that was ordered. Sound familiar?

Anyway, long story short, new battery mounting rubbers, new breather pipe, new oil tank neck and cap fitted and rear mudguard loosened, polished and refitted, 3 hours.
Enjoyed every minute of it!
Comms Guy, yes I am not too far away from Fradley - I was at Curborough two weeks ago on my Lambretta to watch the cars.
I'll take some fresh pictures of the Rd350 this weekend and try to upload them.

Thanks again and I look forward to meeting up with some of you local chaps in the very near future.

Ady
 
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 03:42:11 PM by Adeyone »
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Lambretta Li 150 special TS1, Smokin!
Honda ST70 Monkey bike, in pieces, now repainted and about to be re-assembled this winter!

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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2017, 03:47:34 PM »

Well done Adeyone , enjoy riding / restoring it,and yes please post a pic when you can. The 1973 model would be the first of the RD series ?
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Hi

Yes, my bike is an early RD350, before they were even known as the A and B, one of the first 700 made if my information is correct.
Just waiting for a replacement revcounter as mine was over-reading by 2,000! When riding at 75mph the revcounter needle was in the red zone!
Will try to figure out uploading pictures as soon as i can.

Cheers

Ade

« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 07:40:46 PM by Adeyone »
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Lambretta Li 150 special TS1, Smokin!
Honda ST70 Monkey bike, in pieces, now repainted and about to be re-assembled this winter!

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Re: Another Newbie from Burton on Trent
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 02:38:35 AM »
Welcome mate I'm from swad, well newhall to be exact. Enjoy the banter