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Offline guzzinerd

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Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:37:57 AM »
Built by local builder Dave Boyer in the 70's and then parked in a local private collection.  Gassed it up and new battery started right up.   Gonna go through the brakes, check the charging system and try to ride by this evening.  Too many goodies, internal and external to list.










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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 12:24:39 PM »
COOL.  thats a gus kuhn tank, looks like a legit one. i had one as well, that's the only other one ive ever seen made for an rd. its huge. some weird and neat period mods on that bike, for sure.  look like tz pipes with silencers.
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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 02:11:21 PM »
Now THAT is one Bad Yamaha,.... Yes Sir!!!

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 05:39:16 PM »
Another one from the same guy still available:





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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 06:15:55 PM »
...  look like tz pipes with silencers.

Agree. Neat period piece.  Back end of pipe sure look like twin shock TZ with FPP/Toomey slip on mufflers, but TZ exhaust flanges/stubs are parallel and RD are angled inwards.  Neat adaptation at the header flange.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 07:00:53 PM »
Loving the blue anodize. Itís ugly in all the right ways. My wife hates when I say things like that.
Beatings will continue until morale improves.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 07:43:04 PM »
Another one from the same guy still available:





What are those on the cylinders? Looks like fuel lines?
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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 07:52:32 PM »
I would like to see how he modded side cover and oil tank to the LC tank, thought about trying it myself.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 08:42:04 PM »
These are cool!  I almost am afraid to say it but I like.  The blue anodizing is a little over the top for me but the overall package is really neat with the huge tank!  Very unique.  Reminds me of something they could ride in Alice in Wonderland (weird reference but popped into me head).

That 2nd bike looks steampunk.  Not a fan of the huge seat but really quite neat.  What was he asking for the 2nd bike???

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
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That 2nd bike looks steampunk.  Not a fan of the huge seat but really quite neat.  What was he asking for the 2nd bike???
  Good observation, The things on cylinders look made to mimic nitro containers serving no purpose, the hamster wheel looking air filter box or what ever it is. And huge don't cut it describing that seat gigantic would be better.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 09:44:54 PM »
  Good observation, The things on cylinders look made to mimic nitro containers serving no purpose, the hamster wheel looking air filter box or what ever it is. And huge don't cut it describing that seat gigantic would be better.

Well obviously the air filter needed headphones!  Those nitro looking deals are makeshift boost bottles but don't look to be balancing.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 09:52:46 PM »
I thought about them being boost bottles too, but that big better not be hooked up, I assume would never run

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 01:15:27 AM »
Great fins- Old school stuff.
 Pipes look like TD3 with cans on the ends. Period race pipes.
Rear brake --- would like to know more- what is that?


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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 08:28:33 AM »
that Daytona is disco