Yamaha RD350LC restoration.

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Re: Yamaha RD350LC restoration.

#61 Post by mangocrazy » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:38 am

Yes, I've seen too many 2T pistons with score marks down them, so wanted to do something to protect the pistons long term. As you say, the law of unintended consequences will bite your arse...

I just unearthed the original registration document and the bike was first registered on 8th August 1980, so on 8th August 2020 it will be 40 years in my possession.

I now have a target date for 'back on the road'. I have to say it's a (ahem) 'challenging' target...

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Re: Yamaha RD350LC restoration.

#62 Post by fatboy » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:31 pm

Well Graham, with your diligent rebuild and advances in 2t oil technology it should be many many miles before Freddie Kruger has dragged his fingernails down those pistons
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Re: Yamaha RD350LC restoration.

#63 Post by mangocrazy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:59 am

Well, I'm perilously close to being able to put the LC engine back in the frame. Ignition timing sorted (it was only about 0.03mm out when using the lines I'd scribed when disassembling the motor), just button the side cover up and the motor is done...

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Re: Yamaha RD350LC restoration.

#64 Post by fatboy » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:04 pm

Looking good, the excitement is building and fingers are crossed
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