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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #180 on: September 02, 2021, 05:46:51 PM »
Voila...



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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #181 on: September 04, 2021, 05:43:20 PM »
All that's left is just building the seat and tank up and then hopefully there'll be some ribbon-cutting  :)

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #182 on: September 05, 2021, 10:55:15 AM »
Opps...  forgot I need a fuel filter for the main tap tube - anyone know where I might be able to source one that'll fit - Yambits don't list them as far as I can tell  ???



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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #183 on: September 06, 2021, 09:16:28 AM »
It appears that originally the tap didn't have a main tube filter - the parts book doesn't show one.  I'll still try to get one that'll fit though, as prevention is always better than cure...  ;)
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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #184 on: September 06, 2021, 04:07:23 PM »
Nice work Steve.

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #185 on: September 15, 2021, 09:22:18 AM »
Almost there...

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #186 on: September 15, 2021, 10:32:17 AM »
That is lovely. Look forward to seeing it in the metal one day
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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto
« Reply #187 on: September 15, 2021, 11:09:48 AM »
Cheers bud, it's good to get another one of these (not that there's probably many matching number UK versions of this model smoking about...) back from the dead.  It's fairly original with just a handful of repro stuff (mirrors, grips, throttle cable, plug caps, top hose, clock facia and seat cover) with pretty much everything else being either restored original, OEM or NOS parts.

I'll prob post a summary set of photo's of the jigsaw going together as it's been quite a long journey  ;D

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #188 on: September 19, 2021, 12:10:11 AM »
I've just discovered this thread and not read any of it really but great that you kept the front number-plate.

I have a pre-A RD125, also on M-reg and was never sure how to use the original Yamaha metal plate but white, instead of black. Was thinking could aint it white thne put on the white reflective stuff that they use for number-plates but prob look better just white paint
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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #189 on: September 19, 2021, 09:51:39 AM »
Superb result, you have done a fantastic job, it is nice to see originality and even better to see another RD back where it belongs. What's next, if you are like me you will be itching to get your hands on another project. Thanks for all your hard work.

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #190 on: September 20, 2021, 04:55:34 PM »
Superb result, you have done a fantastic job, it is nice to see originality and even better to see another RD back where it belongs. What's next, if you are like me you will be itching to get your hands on another project. Thanks for all your hard work.

Cheers, regarding another project, given the amount of spares I've accumulated I might go for another RD.  Probably easier to get a 250 than a 350, and 99% of the parts are the same anyway.

So has anyone got an RD250 A/B rusting away they want to get rid of  ;)
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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #191 on: September 23, 2021, 07:35:57 PM »
Getting ready to leave the operating theater  :)

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #192 on: September 24, 2021, 10:10:22 AM »
Time for some Sun...  8)

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #193 on: September 24, 2021, 11:11:54 AM »
ABSOLUTELY BEUTIFUL! Well done, you are a credit to the RD community. Thankyou.

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Re: UK Pre A 350 'box of bits' Resto (DONE)
« Reply #194 on: September 24, 2021, 11:25:47 AM »
Looks beautiful in the sun! Now, for some wind therapy.
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