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1971 Yamaha r5 350 rd350 two stroke - $4,300 (Austin)

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1971 yamaha r5
type: standard
engine displacement (CC): 350
motor: gas
odometer: 6387
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1971 Yamaha r5 350. This is the predecessor to the RD350. The principal difference is piston porting instead of the reed valve used in the later models. It has undergone some restoration, runs well and starts on first kick when the weather is good, if it is cold might take two kicks. Work includes installing a modern dyna ignition from vintage smoke, wrapping exhaust baffles, fork seals replaced, oil pump restored and tuned, carbs cleaned and tuned, new rear tire, new quality battery, new headlight, new brake and clutch lines, new front blinkers, new spark plugs, new air filter, new x ring chain, new rear brake switch, new ignition switch with two keys. The only thing needing to be replaced as of now is the front brake switch. Bike is almost all original, the replacement parts on it are all period correct and look the part. Street going two strokes are highly sought after and getting harder to find in unmolested condition. I have a replacement front fender from 1971 as well as headlight bucket and brackets which I was going to repaint, included in sale of the bike. For those who are not familiar with these they are very light and quick for a 70’s bike, they have a lot of racing heritage with these frames and engines being used to win championships for Yamaha. This bike smokes and screams in a way only a two stroke can, it has charm and offers thrills for days. 6K original miles which will go up as I wont let it sit without minimal riding to keep it in good shape. Good compression. For a 56 year old classic it is great, will be a good daily driver or restoration project. The gas tank has been repainted before I got it, it is a nice paint job just not the original color, however you wont find a better one it has no rust and the petcock flows clear and clean. The bike does show its age but nothing to worry about in terms of its looks or performance. I am not trying to get back what I have put into it, so you will be getting a good deal, I will work with the right buyer within reason. If you do not know about these bikes do some reading on them they are awesome, much cooler than the run of the mill 70’s four strokes. I can tell you anything you would like to know so feel free to reach out for my number. Pictures and video are recent and accurately portray the bike. Everything works as it should with the exception of the front brake switch and I can show you where to get one. I have the title. No trades. $4,300.

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