Reader Ride! Beautiful Yamaha RD350 Restomod.

Ted Brecheisen wrote in with a post intended for the 2 stroke blog but it’s so nice I thought I’d include it here too. Stunner!

Hi Steve,

Great blog site! I submitted some pics of my 78′ Honda Hawk bobber July 2010, thanks for posting and good words.

I know that a lot of the bikes that are on the 2-stroke blog are modified to radical so I thought it might be of interest to see a stocker.
We found this great 1975 RD350 in excellent condition hiding in a service department of a local Yamaha dealer. As is typical, money was needed by the owner so we provided $$.

Only a few things are not original. The ignition was replaced with an electronic version from Vintage Smoke, and hi-output coils from HVC Cycle as well as the front master cylinder. This is a rider and these changes make it a pleasure to ride. Everything was taken apart and cleaned or buffed. Even the “orange peal” in the tank close up is original. That was the way some of them came in 75′ as Japanese paint standards were not very good.


Thank you Ted! A real beauty!


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