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1982 YAMAHA RD350LC
This current project has been a most pleasurable bike to restore, as a keen LC club member and owner of one of these models.
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The bike came to us as a relatively un-tampered, low mileage example although stripping of the engine did uncover the fact that at least the motor was very tired. So after a full crank rebuild, pistons, and numerous seals, bearings and gaskets along with repainting the outer covers and blasting the crank cases, it not only looked as new but would be mechanically sound too.
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Special requirements for this age Yamaha, amongst others is the “Drab olive passivate” plating we had to replicate on various parts and fasteners. Most of the perished rubber and worn out parts are still available off the shelf from Yamaha. Keep you eye on this site to see how it looks when it’s completed in April.
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Yamaha RD350 LC
Yamaha RD350 LC
On the sidestand.
Engine detail.
Yamaha RD350 LC
Yamaha RD350 LC
Engine detail. Pictured at Mount St. Bernard Abbey, Leicestershire.

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