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Offline Rocket Ron

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Hello from Ireland
« on: January 16, 2022, 07:12:52 PM »
Hi Guys
Bought meself a YR5 after hankering after an old 2 stroke for a good few years & thought I’d be mad not to join with all the information & knowledge availabile here. It’s pretty original but running rough due to running very rich. I’m an Englishman from Kent living in the midlands of Ireland and my username is a nickname given to me by my school fiends in the early ‘80’s after Ron Haslam when I started going to school on a Puch Maxi!
Cheers.
If I were you I’d start drinking heavily 😁

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 07:50:53 PM »
Welcome Ron
Your 350 is part of the roots of the RD's. So lots of help will be available  ;)
Looks good. Can you post a few more pictures so we can see more of the similarities. Myself, I have never seen one before.
Is yours a USA import!
-Mike
PS similar tale of handle. Greaser was school nickname that wasn't complimentary  ::)

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 08:04:23 PM »
Welcome in.

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 08:06:04 PM »
Hello Ron and welcome, You are correct, the knowledge and know how is outstanding on here, I don't think many problems or issues could not be sorted by someone on here. I too have been doing a YR5 350 and have been sorted out with a few parts from members along with their advice, it's priceless. I ' adding a picture of mine.

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2022, 08:07:01 PM »
Welcome from another who had that same nickname for a while!
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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2022, 09:50:14 PM »
Mine was "hot rod" given to me by a previous girlfriend and it had nothing to do with bikes of cars!!!
"Tolerance and Apathy are the last virtues of a dying society" Aristotle

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Offline Rocket Ron

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 10:44:34 PM »
Yes Mike it’s a US import, allegedly 1st registered 1970
If I were you I’d start drinking heavily 😁

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2022, 12:59:40 PM »
Hi

Welcome. Re running rich have you checked the float levels and the seal on the end of the choke plunger?

Best regards

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Offline Rocket Ron

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Re: Hello from Ireland
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2022, 06:49:45 PM »
Not yet Esmeralda but intended to check the float heights, thanks for the pointer towards the choke seals. The previous owner seemed mechanically inept by the looks of it so making a list of what’s required as I go. Have to finish & sell my 900 Diversion project 1st to make space & generate funds 😁
If I were you I’d start drinking heavily 😁