Yamaha YDS7 250 1971 Classic Project YDS 7 RD YR5

Price: £650.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Winchester Hampshire, United Kingdom
Model: YDS7
Type: Super Sport
Year: 1971
Color: Black / Gold
Engine size: 250
Gears: Five-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain

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For Sale: Yamaha DS7   


Model Year: 1972


Build Date: December 1971


Mileage: Unknown


Frame Number: DS7 - 111309


Engine Number: DS7 - 111309

All of our stock is direct from the USA so this motorcycle will need to be registered in the UK. All duties are paid and we will provide all necessary import documentation. Please see below for the simple step buy step guide on how this is done.


Yamaha built the DS7 in 1972 for just one year; it was the fore runner of the seminal RD series. production of which began in 1973. The primary difference between the 250 cc DS7 and 350 cc R5 of 1972 and the 1973 RD250 and RD350 was that the DS7 and R5 utilized piston-port induction. whereas the RDs were introduced with reed valve induction.

This particular machine was built in December of 1971. It is largely complete as can be see from the pictures this bike is in need of cosmetic restoration.  



Cosmetically this motorcycle is in need of restoration. The original paint work is starting to show its age and the tank has two significant dents in the left hand side as can be seen in the pictures. The tank does appear solid and is generally clean internally so it may be possible to have the dents pulled out and save the tank. The oil tank is in good order with the original badge and fitting. the right hand side panel is missing.   The rear mudguard is clean and undamaged it does have some superficial surface rust in the chrome. the front mudguard is damaged at the front again this is visible in the pictures.  


The original exhaust system is in generally good order. the left hand silencer has a small dent at the rear. the right hand side is not damaged. both have marks in the original chrome.


The seat is the original item. the cover has some holes and will need replacement. the base is solid and in good order.



We have had the engine fired. but I was not able to get it running when completing the inspection for this description. so please treat this bike as a non runner. The spark appears healthy and the bike has good compression. so we can only think that the issue is either timing or carburetion. On the kick start there are no untoward sounds or indication of mechanical issues. but this check is obviously limited as the engine is not running.


The engine cases are undamaged and generally clean with the exception of some age related marks. The gears select cleanly. the clutch is not freeing. this is common with any machine that has stood. the clutch will need stripping and cleaning to resolve this. in the most extreme case the friction plates may need replacement.


The original air box is fitted. however the connecting rubbers between the carbs and the airbox. the lid and the paper element are missing.



The frame is undamaged and in good order; the paint has chips and marks. the swinging arm is in similarly good condition. The swinging arm. headstock and wheel bearings show no signs of excessive play.


On the suspension side the fork stanchions are poor and will need replacement or rechroming. The shock absorbers are also rusty and should be replaced.


The front brake is seized. so will need to be stripped. cleaned and lubricated. the rear brake is working. The front wheel is in clean condition with just minor marks in the chrome. the rear wheel rim does have light surface rust.


The instruments are incorrect Suzuki items.



The left hand switch gear is missing the headlight on / off and high / dip switches are missing and the indicators have been removed. the wiring loom appears in generally good order.   The headlight rim is bent; the bucket looks to have escaped any damage.



This little DS7 has seen better days for sure. but it is largely complete and an original matching numbers bike. these really are very pretty machines with their gold and black paintwork. This bike will make a great basis for a restoration project and it will be very rewarding to return it to the road. As these machines were built for a single year and over the past 42 years many have disappeared these are a very rare sight and a sought after classic motorcycle.


Please review the pictures carefully they form an integral part of the description. please ask any questions you may have. A larger version of these pictures can be seen on our website www. classicmotorcyclesearch. co. uk


We do not hold the US title for this bike so a dating certificate will be required in order to register the bike we can provide contact details to obtain this.  All duties have been paid and the bike is registered on the NOVA database. all paperwork will be supplied and the registration process is very straightforward. We spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are bikes are compliant with all current legislation in order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related registrations. we have not had a problem with this in over 650 motorcycles we have sold.

Please consider carefully before bidding on a motorcycle we have for sale if you are new to the world of motorcycle maintenance. This motorcycle is a classic machine. it will need to be maintained and cared for. and if you can?€™t spin the occasional spanner we would not recommend purchase.

If you want to view the bike: Call Tony on 07745 650984. We are happy to meet up 7 days a week when possible. We also open most Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. stock levels change but we can have up to 60 classic bikes in stock at any one time so feel free to drop in for a look round. Our address can found at http://www. classicmotorcyclesearch. co. uk/contact-us/

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If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay. Bikes can be stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer. cheque or cash on collection. if payment is made by cheque the funds will need to clear before the bike can be released.

Need it delivered: We recommend Peter and Chas they are often in the area picking up from us and delivering across the UK and Europe. They are professional. reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own. If you have your own shipper we are more than happy to work with them.

Need a price for delivery? Please call/email Peter or Chas direct.

UK: Call Peter on 07831 559538

Europe: Call Chas on 01233 633623

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If you win the auction: Call your shipper. give them Tony?€™s number (07745 650984) and leave the rest to us. we like to make the whole process nice and easy.

International Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with International buyers. Please contact Chas direct if you need shipping prices. ?€€

How to register your motorcycle:

1. MOT the motorcycle on the chassis number.

2. Insure the motorcycle on the chassis number.

3. We at the Motorcycle Emporium will provide the following forms:

?· An invoice.

?· All customs and excise paper work as evidence that import duties have been paid.

?· A V55/5 ?€“ Application for a First License for A Used Motor Vehicle Form

The original title where that is available. if the original title is not available a letter from the manufacturers UK importer will be required. we will supply contact details and forms needed. If the manufacturer no longer exists. as in the case of classic British machines. then the DVLA will accept dating certificates from a certified list of suppliers.

4. Take all the paper work to your local DVLA office and you will then receive a certificate allowing you to purchase a number plate. the Tax disc will follow 2 to 3 days later. Please note. as from October 2013 all paperwork will need to be sent directly to the DVLA.

5. A normal V5C Registration Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.

Finally don?€™t forget that you will need to advise your insurance company of the newly issued registration number.

6. Need help after buying. just give us a call on 07745 650984.

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