YAMAHA RD350LC 1982 full engine rebuild

Practical useable classic, new crankshaft, pistons etc.

Price: £3,450.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Ealing, London, United Kingdom
Make: Yamaha
Model: RD350LC
Year: 1982
Color: White/Red
Engine size: 347
Gears: Six-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain

Practical classic machine. Fully taxed and Mot'd. I'm using it regularly now to iron out any niggles and run in a freshly rebuilt engine. Crankshaft was fully refurbished by PJME engineering with new main bearings. new seals etc. Pistons are new on a fresh rebore at  +0. 125. Carbs stripped. soda blasted and refurbished. Wiring loom restored to original (no more scotch lock connectors!) and a brand new battery fitted. I bought this bike some time ago to run about on but the "misfire" the seller assured me only happened that morning was in fact a twisted crankshaft. hence the rebuild. It is a full RD350LC built around a 4l1 frame. forks have been stripped. rebuilt and lacquered. brakes have been refurbished. It has been fitted with an aftermarket shock with spring rate and rebound damping adjustment. Tank has been professionally resprayed (by the former owner) and appears solid without any dings dents or rust present. It is an amazing machine to ride. The suspension is firm and plush giving an excellent ride over the bumpiest of surfaces without bottoming out or wallowing. It is a bit flighty if you're not used to lightweight race derived bikes but that just adds to the fun. Brakes are amazingly powerful. nbsp;easily good enough to stand the bike on its front wheel. The engine is an absolute gem. Smooth power low down then a flat spot at 5 krpm before the power kicks in and takes off like a startled cat! It really does fly. almost too much for UK traffic but the sound it makes is electrifying. I am running it in so haven't really explored the performance yet and I might need to re jet it I think to try and tame the power band and reduce that flat spot. I can only do that after careful running in though (with a high speed plug chop). I didn't concentrate too much on the cosmetic side. I'm more interested in the mechanics but the paintwork is pretty good. The decals were already fitted on the tank but I am not over happy with them so I haven't had the tank lacquered. I figure if I was going to keep it. I'd want to spend a few quid on new stickers before lacquering them in so I guess that's what you'd want to do too. There are some other detail things I'd like to do. painting the wheels black would be top of my list but time (and money!)  has run out and I have to let it go. Any questions please ask. Bike is in West London. I am not renting it out so there will be no test rides but anyone is welcome to come and have a look prior to the auction completing. I am selling it for cash on collection. I will hold it for a few days and I can deliver to the London area. both subject to a non refundable deposit. Ideally buyer collects and pays cash. I have aimed the price low for a quick sale. Would make a great Christmas present for ANY biker. it really is a superb machine and I will be genuinely sad to see it go. Good luck :)

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