Yamaha RD-350 !! What do you think?

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7/25/2018 7:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2018 7:25 AM

It is a 2 stroke, 347 cc monster. Churning out about 30.5 horse power at 32.3 NM. Could easily do 170 kmph. This bike at that time was what duke 390 is today.

This bike could not see the light of success as firstly it was way too fast for people to control and it had a very poor fuel economy. The audience at that time were very fuel sensitive. This bike was so scaringly fast that people thought RD stood for rapid death.

I rode this bike around 6 years for the first and last time. Have been madly in love with this bike since then. Loved the shreiking sound, the pulsating pickup, the proudy chromes, the cute dual speedometeres, the retro round headlamps and the long comfy ass dweller. This bike will give you orgasm.

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7/25/2018 7:27 AM

Ride a 1290r. That is scary lmao

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7/25/2018 7:27 AM

Much ty.

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7/25/2018 7:30 AM

Wednesday is leg day.

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7/25/2018 8:27 AM

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7/25/2018 8:28 AM

I’ve got an 84 Rz 350. What’s up?

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7/25/2018 8:36 AM

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7/25/2018 8:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2018 8:58 AM

We race a RD400 in AHRMA. Took a spin on a TZ750, now THAT was scary

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7/25/2018 8:52 AM

zehn wrote:

We race a RD400 in AHRMA. Took a spin on a TZ750, now THAT was scary

Always loved the 4 exhaust cans for some odd reason

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Greg D.
2018 yz250f

7/25/2018 9:01 AM

I had a '74 when I was in high school. The previous owner had decked it out with a sissy bar and front and rear crash bars, LOL. Fast, noisy and vibrated. It loved to wheelie. I was chased by the County Sheriff for a half mile while doing 80 with only a learners permit. Didn't see or hear him until he pulled along side me. Let me off with a yelling. Good times.

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7/25/2018 9:11 AM

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7/25/2018 9:29 AM

Congrats guy!

Great bike. Rode one for a year or so, I think summer of 76, best handling street bike then. Good power, great brakes,
light, rock steady in the turns.

You got a 2 stroke, legal, for the street!

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/great-bikes-1970s-yamaha-rd350#page-5

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7/25/2018 9:32 AM

30 hp was on the low end for a stock 350AC. You can get more out of them with pipes and porting. You really should just go ahead and buy the Suter MMX500. 195hp 500cc two stroke gp replica.

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7/25/2018 9:42 AM

Pics or not true!

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7/25/2018 9:51 AM

I enjoy mine, rode it lastnight Photo

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Kyle Pulley
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7/25/2018 9:58 AM

nc_mx_kid wrote:

I enjoy mine, rode it lastnight Photo

Man that looks brand new.

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7/25/2018 9:58 AM

That was my first street bike in 1980 at 16. My Dad's friend had one he didn't ride, and we bought it for $500 with about 1000 miles on it. Neither of us realized what we were buying but I figured it out pretty quick. I used to sneak out my window at midnight, drift it down the hill, then go ride the PA countryside for an hour or 2. Route 22 at 110 MPH in the dark. Good times, and I lived through it. I should have never sold that bike and still regret doing so.

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7/25/2018 10:01 AM

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7/25/2018 10:05 AM

Donovan759 wrote: Photo

Don't know about the teddy bear, but the dress looks good on you.

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7/25/2018 10:30 AM

My first motorcycle

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7/25/2018 11:08 AM

I had a 74 RD250 for a few years. I regret selling it.

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7/25/2018 11:11 AM

Still have my TZR250 from 87 in the Barn.
Has about 60HP not crazy fast but a blast in any turn.

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7/25/2018 11:14 AM

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Never try to argue with idiots; they will only bring you down to their level.....and being more experienced, they will beat you at their own game!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

7/25/2018 11:17 AM

You mean like this? It's a lot of fun i have a few different 250 smokers rgv nsr tzr kr! Photo

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7/25/2018 11:25 AM

SmokinJoe439 wrote:

You mean like this? It's a lot of fun i have a few different 250 smokers rgv nsr tzr kr! Photo

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7/25/2018 11:28 AM

I got one back in about 1975 that I traded a old dirt bike for. I rode that thing like crazy till I got the itch for another dirt bike and sold it off. Fun bikes

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7/25/2018 11:35 AM

This dude just worked himself over describing this damn bike. EEESH

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7/25/2018 11:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2018 11:45 AM

Back in the mid-1970s, the RD-350 was a freaking missile.

This was back in the day when Yamaha's marketing department pulled out all the creative stops for nomenclature ...

RD = Road
DT = Dirt
MX = Motocross

You couldn't really get on the wrong piece.

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F1. MotoGP. MXGP. Screw the rest.

7/25/2018 12:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/25/2018 12:28 PM

My old man collects and races vintage bikes, here's a few smokers for you guys to drool over


1991 RZ350
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1983 RZ350 race bike project
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1984 RZ350 Street project
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Various TZ250s from the 80s
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1985 RZ 500, and you though the 350 was scary, V4 500 2 stroke with power valves!
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1985 RG250R

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And, saving the best for last
1989 TZ250
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Washed up Canadian ex-pro couch racer. Selling bikes for a living

2008 KTM 525XC
2009 KTM 450SX
2016 YFZ450R


7/25/2018 12:36 PM

bh84 wrote:

My old man collects and races vintage bikes, here's a few smokers for you guys to drool over


1991 RZ350
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1983 RZ350 race bike project
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1984 RZ350 Street project
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Various TZ250s from the 80s
Photo

1985 RZ 500, and you though the 350 was scary, V4 500 2 stroke with power valves!
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1985 RG250R

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And, saving the best for last
1989 TZ250
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Good lord! Your pop's has it goin' on!

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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