1974 Yamaha RD200

Sonreir

Oregon
DTT SUPPORTER
Picked up this little gem on Monday. Sometimes you're the first person to call on a titled $700 RD. ;)

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She's mostly there, but the kicker lever is gone along with a few badges/emblems. She's been in storage for seven years and possibly stored outside prior to that. The carbs and engine have a nice thin green film over them, but everything else looks pretty decent. There's a little surface rust on places, but better than most bike I end up grabbing.

The plan (at the moment) is a light café-inspired restoration. Because it's been sitting so long, an engine rebuild is planned. New seals and all that...

And here's where she's at after a few hours of work.

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I'm a little envious! It's in inceradible condition as is...make it yours, but I suggest you don't do anything to it that can't be easily undone...too many lovely examples are getting hacked up.
 
I'm a little envious! It's in inceradible condition as is...make it yours, but I suggest you don't do anything to it that can't be easily undone...too many lovely examples are getting hacked up.
I quite agree. I'd love to find an RD400 or 250 in stock condition. And even better stock exhaust.
 
I'm a little envious! It's in inceradible condition as is...make it yours, but I suggest you don't do anything to it that can't be easily undone...too many lovely examples are getting hacked up.

I think that's the plan. Some style changes, but nothing cut or chopped.
 
So I think I'm going in a slightly different direction on this one.

Anyone have the specs for RD200 expansion chambers? I have a metal-worker friend who wants to trade some labor for electrical work and I was thinking about having him make some pipes.
 
I bug Rich so much with my hair-brained schemes that rarely work out... I was hoping to keep this one a bit more public. :p
 
My Vape (previously known as Power Dynamo) kit arrived. Guess I need to open up this engine...
 

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