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Thread: A Dream Come True: My Yamaha RD350

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    Default A Dream Come True: My Yamaha RD350

    As far as I remember, I saw the mighty Yamaha RD350 when my dad used to own it. I was in 5th Standard at that time. It was red in color. But he sold it to a guy who came himself asking for it. When I grew up and passed my 10th with good marks I wanted RD350 as my first college bike. But luck was not with me that time. I searched for the beast at every corner of my city. Mr. Abhijat Kurhekar “AbhijatRD350” here knows this coz I sought some help from him. I even asked every mechanic in my city every one said a big NO or comments would be “Why are u taking a bike that consumes so much petrol?” or “There is so much shortage of its spare parts” etc. But still quest to lay hands on the mighty beast did not end. I completed my 10+2 on RX100 instead. After joining an engineering college I was used to surf internet many times. Here on xBHP I saw Mr. Rajat’s thread of rebuilding a RD. After so many years I was seeing the beast. I contacted him on Yahoo! and seeked help! He convinced me to go for a rebuild instead going for a already rebuilded bike. Then after few months I met Dr. Tanjot Ahuja on Orkut, I gave him Mr. Rajat’s reference. I told him that I wanted a scrap bike. Next day it was like magic his reply was “Yes there is one scrap LT which available with complete papers”. Actually he had arranged this bike for himself, but he decided to me gave it to me. Mr. Sumeet Mehdiratta was going to rebuild the whole bike. His work as usual was marvelous everything he did on bike is just superb. I would like to thank all three of em’ because of whom I am a proud owner of the RD. The specs of my bike are

    November 1985’ LT
    Front Apache Disk, Rear OE Drum.
    STD Pistons.
    Rest all is OEM
    It is running on GENUINE Yamaha CDI which was made for the RD itself.

    Here are the before pictures.





    And here are the final pictures of the beast the “The Yamaha RD350”

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    great...it always feels good to see a guy who cares so much to his machine.

    hey is it possible to fix the RTR disc on to a zma...just asking coz u may know the possiblities.
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    long live xbhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by george katie View Post
    great...it always feels good to see a guy who cares so much to his machine.

    hey is it possible to fix the RTR disc on to a zma...just asking coz u may know the possiblities.
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    Yep it will be possible, but 1st ull have to chk the PCD of the holes whr the disc mounts on the wheel. if it gets matched then u can fit it. otherwise ull have to do somekinda "JUGGAD"

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    GR8!!! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! a real dream come true man

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    Hey aditya . its yankee from the nerds. and yeah yours is one very neat bike esp. the disc and the knobby tyres

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    Every 2-strokers dream bike Congrats

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    Like Mithun said a two strokers dreams. Such a gorgeous bike. What disc's are those? The petals look awesome.

    Congrats and well done.

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    How much the rebuild cost and how much time did it take

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    man congrats on the RD the true indian superbike.

    but be prepared to meet the RD's trantrums regulalrly especially the one where u feed it never compromise on that heheeh

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