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    <-- proper jealous! Went to go check out an rd350 the other day down here. Dude wants $2500 and it doesnt idle. JUST NEEDS CARB CLEANING. Then clean the carbs, or drop price. I offered him $1500. He got insulted. Called him out on the old cables, tires and crap "maintenance items, not my problem and wouldnt drop the price cause of that".... Fucking florida fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YucA View Post
    <-- proper jealous! Went to go check out an rd350 the other day down here. Dude wants $2500 and it doesnt idle. JUST NEEDS CARB CLEANING. Then clean the carbs, or drop price. I offered him $1500. He got insulted. Called him out on the old cables, tires and crap "maintenance items, not my problem and wouldnt drop the price cause of that".... Fucking florida fail.
    Hidden camera on a flip-monkey next time, I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witworth View Post
    It's an R5. O.K., but not anywhere near as good as an RD with reed valves.

    Danger, is my business.
    At the time, Yamaha claimed that RD's gained about 4 horses over R5's. I switched my R5 cylinders for RD cylinders, mainly because R5 pistons are hard to find and usually Dykes ringed (an obsolescent type). RD pistons are very easy to find from a variety of manufacturers. When I did the conversion, I found that the RD cylinders have an improved idle and cleaner midrange, but not a huge power advantage. Other than pistons & brakes, most R5 & RD parts are interchangeable and easily found new and used.

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    Wossner and HVC Cycle make modern pistons for the R5, but they are pricy.

    Jim B

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    Where is the bike exactly? Maybe a member on the board can grab it for you if they are close. Unless the thing is complete garbage you could get your money back in parts. It's a no brainier to me. Especially if you want a 2 stroke for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YucA View Post
    <-- proper jealous! Went to go check out an rd350 the other day down here. Dude wants $2500 and it doesnt idle. JUST NEEDS CARB CLEANING. Then clean the carbs, or drop price. I offered him $1500. He got insulted. Called him out on the old cables, tires and crap "maintenance items, not my problem and wouldnt drop the price cause of that".... Fucking florida fail.
    That's the problem now.........everybody wants one now so prices sit there....nearly regardless of the condition. I can remember a time when we were young we couldn't wait to dump our old yamabogs for the new Seca 550s or the GPZ 550s. Now we want them back. What a cruel world
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo184 View Post
    Wossner and HVC Cycle make modern pistons for the R5, but they are pricy.

    Jim B
    Yeah I know. How's the midrange with those pistons?

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    I've owned a 1972 R5c, Madarin Orange, and a 1973 RD 350. The RD was a bit quicker off the line and had a better top end. I loved em both and I wish the hell I still had the RD. It was decked out with rear sets, a 60s era full race fairing, fiberglass seat and tank and (choke) clubmans. I wish the hell I still had it. I would snatch that up in a heart beat if I could at that price!

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    The calipers are identical to mine. Frank had them on his racer in the 70's

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