Author Topic: 1973 RD350  (Read 953 times)

Offline J-Rod10

  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 3387
    • Slipstream Cycle Works
1973 RD350
« on: May 30, 2016, 12:29:37 »
Picked her up yesterday. She must be done in 10 days to make it to Rockerbox.

Engine has been rebuilt from the crank up. So, that makes it a bit easier.

Here's what I'm starting with. Guy put a brand new rear tire on the front. Going to move it to the back, and put a matching tire up front. Chambers need some new color, possibly ceramic coated if my guy can get me in. Tank is perfect, fresh paint. I'm going to whip up a carbon fiber seat for it, put a silver stripe down the middle. Rearsets, ditch the clubmans. Going to run some flanged alloy rims rather than the steel on it. And, a little bikini fairing I build is going to be perfect. Glass up a front fender. Pull the perfect rear chrome fender, and stick a glass inner fender in there.

She runs like a top. Took her out and racked through the gears this morning pretty damn hard. No stumbles, no hesitations. Rare these days that I start with a good running, riding bike. Usually have to throw an engine rebuild in. Nice that the guy sold me the bike super cheap, and had the engine rebuilt.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2016, 12:32:26 by J-Rod10 »

Offline CaferacerMO

  • Posts: 497
Re: 1973 RD350
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 12:56:05 »
Count me in, I love these short dead line builds!

Offline advCo

  • *
  • Posts: 2870
  • Nick Ol' Eye
    • adventur Studios
Re: 1973 RD350
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 13:52:10 »
Right on. This will be good. Nice to start with a pretty decent base too, eh?  8)
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" -
73 Suzuki RV125 -
'97 BMW F650st -
'78 Honda z50 -

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

  • *
  • Posts: 2031
  • Careful With That Axe Eugene
Re: 1973 RD350
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 15:03:16 »
Subscribed!  Looks like you could sell the seat and rear fender/tail light assembly to offset some of your costs.
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650