No Reserve: 1973 Yamaha RD 350 Custom

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This 1973 Yamaha RD 350 has been with the seller for a year and a half and was refurbished in 2008 by the previous owner. Fresh paint was applied, and the 350cc two-stroke twin was rebuilt with upgraded DG heads and expansion chambers. The 6-speed gearbox was also rebuilt, and the braking system was gone through as described below. The seller has added less than 300 of the 12k indicated miles and describes the bike as light and quick. This RD350 is now being offered at no reserve with two binders and a CD detailing the rebuild, as well as transferable Vermont registration as Vermont does not issue titles to older vehicles. The fuel tank, side covers, and headlight shell were stripped and repainted 
House of Kolor Orion Silver metallic. The frame was media blasted and painted black Imron with a clear coat. The swing arm bushings were replaced with needle bearings, custom rear sets were fabricated, and Works shocks fitted to the rear. The wiring harness, battery, and rectifier were replaced. The seat has new foam and was recovered in black with grey piping that matches the bodywork. The front end features a steering dampner, custom triple clamps, and polished fork tubes with new inserts, springs, seals, and boots. The brake master cylinder was replaced and a new disc brake caliper was added along with steel braided lines and drilled rotors. The wheels feature new rims, spokes, tubes, and tires. Just over 12k miles are indicated, less than 300 of which have been added by the seller. New control cables have been installed and the lights, horn, and signals are functional. The 350cc two-stroke twin and 6-speed transmission were rebuilt by LD&R Machine in Berwick Maine. The cases wear a custom finish and the crankshaft was balanced. New rods, bearings, and pistons were also installed. The cylinders were ported and polished and TZ 350 reed valves added. The radial cylinder heads are DG ” Gold” items, and DG expansion chambers with silencers have been fitted. Both are period aftermarket pieces that are no longer available. The carburetors were rebuilt with a boost bottle added, and a new oil pump and electronic ignition were installed. The seller has added fresh fuel and synthetic two cycle oil. A binder with spacifications about the engine rebuild and a CD with service information is supplied. A separate binder contains information about the assembly. A brief start up and running video is provided below.

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