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I just bought a rd350. The bike was recently restored engine fully redone. It's pretty awesome the bike is runing half way through the kick each time I've went to start it. It runs and rides great. I gave 200 for it and have the free money to do some customization to it. I really want clubman bars and something has to be done with the seat. although it's a very nice NOS seat. any thoughts on where to get what I need. Also how do you know what bars will fit?

Thanks. I love this site by the way.
 

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Damn!!!
200 for a nicely running RD350!
Why can't I ever find STEALS like that?!!

Lucky SOB!!

How 'bout some pics just to make me turn a little more green?

That, even though I have 2 RD350's, 1 RZ350, 1 RD125 and 1 RD60, but I don't ever see deals like that.

BTW I will have some RD350 J&R Expansion Chambers for sale soon. I won't sell anything unservicable; I need to get the mounts fixed, first (cracked through @ bolt holes).
They are nice because they allow retention of all stands, and have good power characteristics.
All RD350s have a slight hiccup in the powerband around 5.1-5.3k rpm. This can be remedied by getting RZ style manifolds that have the crossover (balance) tube. I'll have to check sources but I have a lot of info/links on RD stuff. I also have a used set of Clubmans I'll let go cheap. If your seat is indeed a nice new NOS one, take it off as soon as you can find an older one the needs new foam/recovering.
Make a drawing OR find a picture of the seat style you want (I imagine it'll be some type of TT/Cafe style) and send the ravaged pan with the picture(s) and foam/seat cover/color selections to Sargent's in Florida. They specialize only in custom motorcycle seats, are better quality and cheaper than Corbin, plus they're much easier to deal with.
Congratulations of finding such a good deal!!





Edited by - Quicklimegirl on Mar 11 2007 9:52:44 PM
 

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Damn I never get good deals like that, oh wait I got my CB750 for free, it just didn't run but a valve adjustment and I rebuilt the carbs and she runs great now

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hey Quicklimegirl when will you have the chambers ready for sale? and what do you want fer em, some pics would be nice also. I'd be very intrested in them.
 

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It'll be at least a couple weeks, I have to wait 'til my friend's available to weld, and 'til I have the other Chambers I bought mounted okay before they go. I paid $250 for them plus $27 in shipping. Yeah, that's a bit spendy for used Chambers, but they're very hard to find, it took almost 10 years of looking to find these sets, it was weird, then the chrome set came up on eBay right after this black set. These chambers are among the only ones the use the stock headpipes (included) so the flow is proper. Look at a set of those sh*tty DGs some time...you'll see how the headpipe area isn't designed properly, it doesn't come into the first cone quite right. If you have an old copy of Gordon Jennings' seminal text, "The two stroke tuner's handbook" the chapter on Expansion Chamber design explains why this is important. It's funny, the picture of the "wrong" design looks identical to the DG headpipe design!

I'll post pictures when they're ready to mount and you can get a proper look then. Usually I price stuff pretty cheap, to help out others & fund my own projects a bit, but on these I'm not really interested in negotiating a price less than what I paid, just because it took so long to find 'em and I wouldn't mind having a spare set.
 

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FUCK CLUBMAN BARS!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK THEM RIGHT IN THE GOAT ASS


fuckin' clubmans.

Other than that, welcome. No go buy a set of clipons you pansy.
 

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FUCK CLUBMAN BARS!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK THEM RIGHT IN THE GOAT ASS
fuckin' clubmans.
Other than that, welcome. No go buy a set of clipons you pansy.
Tell 'em how you REALLY feel about Clubmans....:)

Are you in need of some valium or something?

Actually, I took my Clubmans off because I prefer the Z1000 bar on it now. Never really liked being hunched over, even when I was young.
 

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Once again I agree with Geeto. I hate clubman bars. If you want low bars get clip-ons. They are adjustable and they fit. If you want regular bars then go with superbike bars or something of the sort. I can even stand drag bars in some cases, but clubmans SUCK,SUCK, SUCK.

I can even work up some JohnnyB. level hate for clubman bars and those that use them. HATE.HATE.HATE

Ken

Did you see in Motorcycle Clasics letters section that Geeto now has a fan.

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yeah apparently I am the John Belushi of Vintage motorcycling. Who knew. Of course this doesn't bode well for me considering how he ended up.

Quicklime - do a search about clubmans and you'll see a lot of hate on this board (and some love) for them. Pretty much mentioning them here ensures almost permanent newbie / wannabe status. they suck.

I also agree with you on the hunched over bit, my long distance and daily riders have superbike bars on them. High enough to save my back but low enough for the ladies.

BTW was is the name girl in your handle if you are a dude?

Witmen - clubmans make you gay, it's true ask any pastor or village person.
 

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Whoa there.....I meant my post all in fun....
I'm not "for" or "against" Clubmans per se...and I also am one to get annoyed when some yahoo puts an ad for an old bike on CL with no alterations, save Clubmans and has the audacity to call it a Cafe Racer. As to having them on my RD for awhile, I figured anything was better than those pseudo, almost ape-hanger stock bars...ugh!

BTW, I'm also curious. What made you think I'm a guy? (I'm not).
Yes, I know it's rare for a woman to be this fanatical about old bikes, or even bikes in general, but I feel it's an attribute rather than a negative.

Anyway back to the business of fixing up bikes and dreaming of sunny days to ride 'em.....(with or without Clubmans, Clip-ons, or standard handlebars).
 

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Um yes... clubmans DO in fact make you gay... i have witnessed this time and time again... a guy gets a cool bike and the first thing he does is go out to old bike barn and get the "cafe kit", and POOF(no pun intended) certified gay dude.... get clip ons... if you need them a little higher for yer belly to fit,. then do some situps, or put them above the triple tree.....
 

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Looked for, but couldn't find, the picture of a guy with a "caferacer" with clipons. mounted on the top of his fork sliders.

Talk about getting low over the tank. Hardcore, dude.

Hey, did you know that google's image search returns some non-work safe images when the safesearch is on?
 

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Tell 'em how you REALLY feel about Clubmans....:)

Are you in need of some valium or something?

Actually, I took my Clubmans off because I prefer the Z1000 bar on it now. Never really liked being hunched over, even when I was young.
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I think clubman bars are UGLY.
I have some Ducati Monster 600 bars on my RD200 and they look nice, just a little rise. Kind of like Limey bars. Unfortunately they belong on my son's Monster, the one I totaled with 85 miles on it.

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BTW, I'm also curious. What made you think I'm a guy? (I'm not).
Yes, I know it's rare for a woman to be this fanatical about old bikes, or even bikes in general, but I feel it's an attribute rather than a negative.
nothing, I remember assuming you were a female because of the name and someone else correcting me on it and it just stuck in my head. I couldn't find that post that put me on that track so who knows how my memory is these days.

I don't feel it is a negative at all (probably easier to go faster on a bike as a woman), just ask Ditacchio.
 

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Geeto, you are right, i thought i remember a post where she said he is a she or maybe it was a he

whatever.
 

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you know what the worst thing about running a bike with clubman handlebars???????

having to tell your parents that you are GAY!!!!


get apehangers
duuuuude
 

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Damn I had no idea clubmans had any kind of an effect on ones sexuality. I just noticed they seem cheaper then clip ons and I really hate the stock bars. Where is a good place to get clips on then? I don't want to be gay. See my other ride is a 2001 Suzuki sv650s, Bought it brand new and have loved putting 30,000 miles on it. And it will prolly be replaced later this summer with a 2007 sv650s. I've never had an old beater bike and know nothing of the whole cafe racer life style. I just seen a RD and bought it because it cost so little and I like the naked look on bikes. Fairings are gay. Since I've bought it I've heard several people tell me to turn it into a cafe racer. Is that possible? Do RD's make good cafe racers, or are they just gay?
 

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Some folks would think that I naturally want to add my 2 cents, considering the gay turn this topic has taken, but they would be mistaken.
 

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Um yes... clubmans DO in fact make you gay... i have witnessed this time and time again...
Oh NO!!

Does this mean if I put the clubmans back on my RD350, I'll suddenly kick Kevin out of my bed and start liking women instead?!!
 
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