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Offline Motty

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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2020, 07:52:19 AM »
That spoke torque wrench is a nice piece of kit! Do you rebuild many wheels?

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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2020, 06:44:04 PM »
No, I just do my own wheels. It requires a lot of patience.

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Update: Carbs done
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2020, 08:03:36 PM »
The carbs are done. All new jets and all ports checked clean. Used my new vapor blast machine followed by a dip in the ultrasonic bath. They finished out nice.
The RD project is getting together quicker now. Will update when possible.




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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2020, 10:34:42 PM »
They cleaned up very nicely

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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2020, 02:07:23 AM »
1973 Yamaha RD 350 update. Done items: Engine, All new top end, seals, bearings, etc. Wheels, tires, side cases, original paintwork refreshed, pipes, lots of new "70's" style chrome, lots of vapor-blasting, (In-house) and polishing, *Yes, I like it shiny. More to come....


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Update
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2020, 02:30:25 AM »
I had to attend to some other bike issues. I'm back on the RD 350 project. Should be done soon.


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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2020, 08:33:16 PM »

It's looking very good in the photographs! And it's the best colour  :D
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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2020, 08:13:44 AM »
Its one of the best RD restoration i've ever seen. Motorcycle is going back to the new factory condition.

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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2020, 09:25:51 AM »
Does your clutch cover say 'KICK STARTER' or 'KICK STATER' ?

Apparently the early ones were spelt wrong  ;D



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74 RD350 (pre A), 74 RD350'R', 72 AT2, 97 Aprilia RS250, 73 Widowmaker (x2)... (and a Wes Cooley GS1000S Diesel for the missus)

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It's done.
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2020, 04:19:55 AM »
1973 Yamaha RD350


Well, it did give me some setbacks near the end but here it is, done.

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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2020, 08:00:49 AM »
Does your clutch cover say 'KICK STARTER' or 'KICK STATER' ?

Apparently the early ones were spelt wrong  ;D

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Guess that's a no then  :D
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Re: Starting on my 73 RD 350
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2020, 05:29:30 AM »
kick starter