Archive for the ‘1975 Yamaha RD350’ Category

Got all the parts in.  Nice shot of the petcock here, as well as an action shot of fixing my license plate bracket.  Plus a quick video of the first start in 2015!  Started in two kicks, which I didn’t expect (from totally dry and apart for months!) so it the video starts after it has been kicked over.

Jun 13 New License plate bracket Jun 13 New petcock installed

I know what I am doing for part of my weekend!

New fuel line, petcock, and clutch pushrod for the RD!

June 5 Misc parts

Can’t post any major hi res pics just yet, but here is a nice pic of the bike completed for now!


Quick running video!

Posted: April 26, 2014 in 1975 Yamaha RD350

While I wait on posting up the high def pics I got of the RD at the show, here is a video of the bike running and a quick little picture of me on it as well!

Low Emissions sign

First ever win!

Posted: April 20, 2014 in 1975 Yamaha RD350

I had entered my RD350 into a motorcycle show buy the Murdercycles at the New England Air Museum.  Some great competition there, I entered into the Cafe Racer category.  Won’t up taking home the trophy!  It was very exciting and I couldn’t be happier!  I will eventually get some awesome pics on here of the bike once I get them sorted out, but for now here is a pic of the Trophy!

Trophy Murdercycles NEAM show 2014

Picked up a quick disconnect for the fuel tank gas line crossover.  No more trying to plug it quick after removing, or trying to find my damn clamps!

Quick disconnect open Quick disconnect closed


Posted: April 2, 2014 in 1975 Yamaha RD350

The RD350 HAS been completed at this point, but I won’t be posting any pictures just yet.  I am waiting until after a show at the New England Air Museum on 4/19 (which I am using as a mini reveal).  Stay tuned and I will have some shots up at the end of the month!

Back to a roller!  Even have a special new stamp on the motor!

March 16 Roller March 16 Rear wheel March 16 Front wheel March 16 Psycle Shack Stamp

Got the frame on the RD painted, along with the swingarm and some mounts.  Also cleared the wheels.

March 8 Rear wheel cleared March 8 Front wheel cleared March 8 Painting frame 2 March 8 Painting frame 1 March 8 Frame painted March 8 Swingarm painted 2 March 8 Swingarm painted March 8 Wheels and frame painted March 8 Wheels and frame painted 3 March 8 Wheels and frame painted 2

Wheels with paint

Posted: March 3, 2014 in 1975 Yamaha RD350

Wound up doing the cleaning, sanding, priming, and painting of the wheels myself to save a ton of cash.  It took some time, but they came out very good!

March 2 Rear wheel before March 2 Rear wheel primer 2 March 2 Rear wheel primer 1 March 2 Front wheel primer March 2 Rear wheel paint March 2 Front wheel paint