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1985 Yamaha RD350 YPVS F1
The bike came to us as a relatively un-tampered with example although on stripping the engine proved to be tired. After a full crank rebuild, pistons/re-bore, 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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Over the years a lot of the original nuts and bolts had been replaced with “off the shelf” fasteners, so originals were sourced and re-plated. Special requirements for this age Yamaha, amongst others is the “drab olive passivate” plating we had to replicate on various parts. Most of the perished rubber and worn out parts are still available off the shelf from Yamaha.
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Kawasaki H2C
During restoration.
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Kawasaki H2C
At Snibston Discovery Park.
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Kawasaki H2C
Kawasaki H2C
The finished bike. Engine detail.

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