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Author Topic: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)  (Read 68867 times)

Offline mothgils

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #370 on: Jun 13, 2017, 16:58:01 »
Ugh.


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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #371 on: Jun 16, 2017, 00:52:03 »
Anyways, anyone ever seen a plug like this? It's spring loaded for some reason.
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That looks like a quick drain plug.  What's the other end look like?  The side opposite the threads.  If it's a quick drain plug, you're not supposed to remove them to drain the sump.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #372 on: Jun 16, 2017, 01:54:13 »
I think that's the shift drum detent plunger and spring which drops into a "hole" in the shift cam for neutral.  It is called "Stopper, Cam" in parts lists.  It is not supposed to be removed to drain oil.  The oil drain is a regular hex head bolt. 14mm I think.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #373 on: Jun 16, 2017, 08:59:59 »
Teazer is correct, shift drum detent. Not a bad idea to just change the gasket on that and the oil plug while you have it out. I had a tough time getting the one on my Daytona out. You must be a beast with a screwdriver.

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #374 on: Jun 16, 2017, 11:36:19 »
Crisis averted thanks to DTT once again! that is why we post shit here.
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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #375 on: Jun 19, 2017, 10:08:32 »
Alright, so I got the bike back together LATE friday night.  The new clutch plates hadn't made it in yet so I bent some tabs and put the messed up clutch plates back in there for now.  Needs another oil flush anyways to get any metal shavings still in there out, so i'll flush and swap out the plates.  Took it easy on the way to the track and everything seems to be great now.  When I replaced the shifter shaft (it had a slight bend to it) I found that the washer was on the clutch side and not the sprocket side.  This was causing the shaft to bind when shifting and because it has some play it was able to slight up against the clutch basket causing even more binding.  So clutch is sorted, and shifting is much better.  Next steps I need to figure out why my speedo keeps jacking up (Ive sent multiple e-mails to speedhut but never gotten a response).

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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #376 on: Apr 04, 2018, 09:53:00 »
Finally got around to putting the new clutch disks in. Can verify the new disks are metal and the old were solid fiber. The difference was .02mm each. So there is some difference for sure.

Hopefully this is the last time I’ll have the motor open. At this point she’s a rider so hope to get more seat time in this year.


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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #377 on: Apr 04, 2018, 10:00:01 »
That looks like quite a difference between old and new, hope there is more bite now.
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Re: Vintage Privateer Smoker (RD350 Race Bike)
« Reply #378 on: Apr 08, 2019, 12:42:59 »
Putting this bad boy up for sale.  It only gets ridden a handful of times a year, think its time to let someone else enjoy it.  Working to put it up on bringatrailer first to see what happens on that site.  If someone here is seriously interested in it, let me know in the next week as that's likely how long it'll take to get through the process on that site.