Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Ricardo's DS7 and RD350

Hi, I really enjoyed your site and the nice bike. I believe you did a great job!!!

You and I have the same kind of interest. The only thing is that I am a lot older than you. I am originally from Venezuela, but I have been in USA since 1996. I am a mechanical engineer, Ihave been involved with two cycle engines since I was 12 years old.Actually I work for Bombardier Recreational Products in Racine Wisconsin. (Outboard Divison/Evinrude).

When I was 15 years old my father gave me my first bike, it was a 1972 DS7. After that motorcycle my father also gave me the RD350 (1973). I used to race them too! Last summer and 33 years later I saw a DS7 in a farm (rusty) but 100% original. I don't know what happened to me but I decided to buy it.

To make the story short, I restored it. It was awsome I did remember every bolt and component of this bike. Last weekend I finished, and I had a blast. It rides very nice........and the smell of two strokes is the best part! They still very fast! I think!! I also decided to find an RD350, just like my second bike............I found it. This will be my next project. Here are some of the pics. Please take a look of the DS7. It will be so nice to have your bike and mine on a photo ah?

Take care and we will keep in touch.
Ricardo - thanks for writing in! Those two bikes are real lookers! The DS7's paint looks great!

BTW... maybe you can convince those guys at Bombardier that they REALLY NEED to build the Embrio...


  1. Hi, I would like to get the contact info for Ricardo, the guy who posted the pics of his DS7 & RD350. My name is Kyle I'm 28 years old and also live in Racine,WI. Oddly enough I just bought a Yamaha 1972 DS7 from a buddy at work. It's in pretty good condition but needs some work. I would like to contact Ricardo to see if he could give me some tips/ advice being that he lives in my home town. Thanks for any help you can give me. Love the website!!

  2. Hello
    WOW this is a great site you did a fabulous job, in all my years of looking at sites for bike info, i have never run across one as informative and complete as yours. many thanks for your time.(i am sure it was a lot)
    Terry Haber
    Graveyard Motorcycle