Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1972 R5 for sale in Philly 'burbs

The description doesn't say very much, but the images look promising and, at this price, this R5 probably won't last long:

I am selling my Yamaha. Its a prestine 72 R5. This bike is the predecessor of the RD350. I have title and it runs and drives great. I need to sell due to new bike in the garage. Call me if you would like to check it out. 1200 is the lowest i can go.

See the Craigslist ad here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Interesting Yamahas

There have been a few interesting Yamahas featured on BikeEXIF the past few weeks:

Project Goldhead

This custom RD350 cafe racer is the work of Twinline Motorcycles. It's called "Project Goldhead" due to the rare (and ultra-slick) gold DG cylinder heads. Very sharp.

A good quote from this writeup:
In the early 70s, the Yamaha RD350 set the motorcycling world on fire. It was light, rapid and unforgiving: in the right hands, it could comfortably see off a 750. In the wrong hands, it was a one-way ticket to the hospital.

Howard Lees' RD350B

Another highly modified custom Yamaha, this time a street racer built up by Howard Lees. Just about everything's been worked, all the way down to the frame. A great period looker with a very interesting history.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carmen's Find

Carmen wrote in to let us know about his new toy:

Hey there! Im a first time R5 owner as of this year. I bought it from a buddy whose dad got it from a guy in PA that just had a few of them in a barn for 25 years. Your website has been super helpful. The bike has no problems running and is in the cleanest shape. Thanks a lot for making the website!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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