1970 Yamaha R5 350 Original Paint Low miles Exc Cond RD DS7 RD350 Matching No.s

1970 Yamaha Other

Price: US $3,400.00
Item location: San Francisco, California, United States
Make: Yamaha
Model: Other
SubModel: R5 RD 350
Year: 1970
Mileage: 10,850
VIN: R5 001902
Color: Purple
Engine size: 350
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Yamaha R5 350 Original Excellent Condition Original Paint Matching numbers 2nd Owner

Engine Number: R5 001902

Frame Number: R5 001902

This is a very original well cared for 1970 first year Yamaha R5 California bike. I bought it from the original owner 17 years ago in Napa, A with 7,349 original miles on it. It had been in storage and not ridden in the 20 years prior to my purchase in 1998. I have put about 3,500 miles on it in 17 years. I own a vintage bike collection and rotate the bikes I ride and therefore I have not put too many miles on this R5. It has been a California motorcycle since 1970 and has it's original Blue California License plate currently registered with the DMV. I registered the bike as non-operated in 2014 and you will only need to transfer title and pay the current registration to put this bike back on the road in CA. If this bike is going to an out of state buyer I will keep the license plate.

This bikes runs great and starts on the first kick. 1970 was the first year for what became the RD350. This is a Two-stroke engine with auto lube oil injection. Just put 2 stroke oil in the oil tank, as in the gas tank and start. No pre-mixing necessary. This R5 runs like it should, hifts through all 5 gears smoothly and has that classic R5/RD 2 stroke engine ring-a-ding-ding sound as you accelerate up into it's power band. Although this bike is now 45 years old, it has very little wear on it due to it's low 10,800 original miles and runs very strong.

Just about every part on the bike is original to this motorcycle including the original tool set. I did change the handlebars, and grips, attery, park plugs, rive chain, ubes and tires. I have the original handlebars with chrome in very good condition which will go with the bike. I will be happy to mount them on the bike if that is preferred by the new owner before pick up. I also have some flat rise "drag" bars I could swap for the low bars currently on the bike if the new owner doesn't want the original or low bars.

The original tires were on the bike when I bought it but I replaced them due to their age 15 years ago. The Dunlop K81 rear tire currently on the bike is getting worn and could use a replacement in the next 1,000 miles. Pretty much the only original parts missing are the turn signals which had been removed by the previous owner and the headlight switch thumb knob. The headlight switch still works with the tip of the remaining part of the knob still protruding enough to operate. This is an easy fix, ut never got around to it.

Original candy Purple Paint is in excellent condition with no apparent fading. Guages are in excellent working condition with very little visible wear. There is some very light surface rust in some areas on the chrome, ostly limited to the rear shock springs. OriginalPaint on the frame is in very nice condition along with the tank and side covers and headlight bucket. There is a few very small wear spots on the top of the headlight bucket from the brake cable and clutch cables rubbing it.

The original seat is in excellent condition with no rips or tears in the cover. Seat pan is clean with original factory stickers. Seat foam is soft and retains it's original shape. Chrome on headers, ufflers, enders and wheels are in excellent condition.

Overall, really nice non abused surviving classic Yamaha two-stroke street bike that is ready to ride for many more years to come. Didn't think I would ever sell this bike, ut I need to downsize my collection.

Please look at pictures carefully and ask any questions you might haveprior to bidding, will be happy to answer any questions about this motorcycle. Shipping is the responsibility of the winning bidder. I am happy to meet you for pick up or I am willing to be available to meet a door to door shipper. I can also bring the bike to a Forward Air terminal near San Francisco for a $75 additional fee or I will deliver the bike within 200 miles of San Francisco, A for $150.

Please, nly bid if you are serious. Bidders with bad payment history will be rejected.

A deposit of $200 must be made within 3 days of the end of auction. Remaining balance must be paid and funds cleared before pick up and within 5 business days of auction end. Payment by cash, ire transfer, ersonal check (after clears) or cashier’s check. Paypal o.k. on the deposit, ut not on the balance. This is an antique motorcycle and is sold "as is." All sales are final. Thanks and good luck.

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