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Juanjo_NY 03-05-2013 04:27 PM

my first 2-stroke.. 72 RD350 NEED HELP!
 
Hi,

just bought a 1972 Yamaha RD350.
Is a project 90% done.
NEW PISTONS/RINGS and bunch of things the previous owner did.
What it needs is to connect the carburetor hoses, few cables, seat foam/cover, grips and chain.. and go from there I guess.

My question is.
What oil should I use for the engine?
and what kind of chain this thing uses?

any good place to buy stuff for this old bikes?


Thanks in advance.
http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/c...BS3NZg60_3.jpg
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RodT 03-05-2013 07:43 PM

I use Yamalube 2T in my old Yamaha's autolube system and it does a great job. Make sure you bleed the oil pump before you run the bike. If you took the autolube off, than premix the yamalube at 40-1 and you should be fine. I use E-bay for alot of stuff, and also Speed and sport. Bike bandit has NOS yamaha parts , but it is limited. I do not remember what the chain number is but you should be able to look it up on the internet.

Foot dragger 03-05-2013 07:47 PM

That's an R5,not an RD. R5 has no reed valves in the intake,no disc brake on front,must be a few other things. If youve never had a 2 stroke it will be a learning experience. Dont run it too lean,ask an expert if your in doubt.

Juanjo_NY 03-05-2013 07:50 PM

thanks,

About the reed valves of the 73, looks like is something the previous owner up-grade.. Personally I have no idea of what that is or what it does.! ;)

"This bike was completely disassembled frame off and redone 5 years ago. It has sat ever since. It now needs a major cleaning. I did put a new battery in it and she still fires right up if you spray fuel in her. Numbers matching 1972 R5 that has been 99% redone with 1973 reed valve jugs. Excellent + condition. All bushings, bearings, seals, piston rings, pistons, tires and tubes, hoses, points, plugs, clamps, etc have all been replaced. The nuts and bolts were switched to stainless in most spots. Even has new grease fittings. I have the tool kit, owners manual, shop manual and key. I also have some extra coils, fuel lines a brand new battery and a spare harness. Everything was repainted or cleaned. It needs a couple of things to finish it up. It needs seat foam and cover, grips and a couple of sticker/emblems and a chain thats pretty much it as far as I remember. It was drained and winterized before storage."

Juanjo_NY 03-05-2013 08:02 PM

to be double sure, the Yamalube 2T oil is for the ENGINE, not for the fuel mix right?

For the fuel mix any 2t oil you can find in Autozone will do?

Tim McKittrick 03-05-2013 10:44 PM

The Yamalube is indeed for the engine- it goes in the mix oil tank and is injected to lube the engine. So yes, its for the engine, and yes its for the fuel mix... the bike is supposed to mix it automatically.

There is also oil in the transmission.

Juanjo_NY 03-06-2013 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tim McKittrick (Post 20876878)
The Yamalube is indeed for the engine- it goes in the mix oil tank and is injected to lube the engine. So yes, its for the engine, and yes its for the fuel mix... the bike is supposed to mix it automatically.

There is also oil in the transmission.


haha,
I'm still thinking in 4 stroke bikes.. Ok, I guess when I say ENGINE, I'm referring to the oil in the transmission.
What kind of oil should I use in the transmission!

Skowinski 03-06-2013 07:37 AM

Honestly, that bike looks like a lot of trouble. You'd be better off if you didn't put yourself through the grief and expense of messing with it. PM me your address and I'll have my brother come pick it up before this goes any further. I can get it from him in a few months.

Just trying to help. :evil

RodT 03-06-2013 07:38 PM

You can use a standard 10/30 wt. oil in the transmission

Juanjo_NY 03-06-2013 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RodT (Post 20884948)
You can use a standard 10/30 wt. oil in the transmission

a friend told me to put 75-90 gear oil, which you think is more appropriate?

RodT 03-06-2013 07:47 PM

The manual says 10/30 for the transmission. Your clutch also rides in this oil, if you put 75/90 gear oil in it , the clutch won't work right.

tenfiddy 03-06-2013 07:48 PM

You should double check with a manual but I remember putting 30 weight in my RD400 per the specs. Good luck. Looks like a fun bike!

Juanjo_NY 03-06-2013 07:49 PM

Thanks,
is synthetic ok for this old bikes?

also, 10-30 motorcycle oil or car oil?

RodT 03-06-2013 07:51 PM

Do not use synthetic oil, the clutch will slip. Just use any 10/30 motor oil like castrol.

Juanjo_NY 03-06-2013 07:55 PM

:thumb

thanks,
yesterday ordered the chain, a drag bar handlebar and grips.
I'm shopping around for a seat, but the prices on ebay are very high for no so good condition seats, even some seat covers cost almost $100 :eek1
Any tips on where else to search for a seat for this bike? I want original, no Cafe bs.


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