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Offline kdsmf

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2017, 02:52:53 PM »
Hmmm...
Florida in the 70s. Id bet those things are 1/2 cocaine haha.
From some of the paint schemes I suspect acid myself, the colors the colors.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2017, 05:52:42 AM »
I think the word everyone is looking for is 'ostentatious'.
Agreed.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2017, 12:54:26 PM »
Blue/black one has '76 YZ125X, 175, 250  air bladder over oil forks and what looks to be probably a YZ engine too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2017, 03:56:49 PM »
Blue/black one has '76 YZ125X, 175, 250  air bladder over oil forks and what looks to be probably a YZ engine too.  :thumbsup:
  I wondered what those were over the forks, that exhaust made me think a dirt bike engine was in it.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2017, 07:34:10 PM »
Not worried about my mods to my Daytona anymore.  :devil:
« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 07:34:53 PM by peaky »

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2017, 09:59:17 PM »
The workmanship and ideas are quite amazing and the fact that he made so many is even more strange. That seat is a Vesco "big butt" that has been stretched and upholstered.  The pipes on that first bike are TD3/TR3 or early twin shock TZ and footpegs are also TZ parts.  His other bikes use either TZ250G or TZ anti draft seats.  Lots of quality parts on his bikes.  Ebven look like a pair of Blue Magnum carbs on one which would be rarer than rocking horse poo back then and even more rare today.

TZ500 fairing on one bike and TZ250/350 fairing on another. and so on.

His sense of style and mine are not quite on the same zip code, but they are nicely done.

Can't help but notice the same tanks as in another thread recently.

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Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Reply #37 on: Today at 09:10:20 AM »
The fact that he did multiples and they all have a similar style to them is pretty amazing.  I'd say this was a great score!