Saturday, February 15, 2014


Guys - The R5 is still for sale. Thought it would be a good time to repost now that spring fever will be hitting everyone. The bike has been parked indoors in Philadelphia for two seasons. I am located in New York City. Here are the details:

1972 Yamaha R5C 350 Street

- 4,480 original miles
- weighs only 340 lbs wet
- found parked in a garage for 25 years
- purchased locally through eBay
- serviced by licensed HD-approved motorcycle mechanics
- color is metallic Mandarin Orange over gloss black
- no exterior rust, no dry rot, no cut wires, very little surface pitting in chrome
- matching frame/engine numbers
- original exhaust
- original keys
- all lights/signals/dials work
- about $1000 put into restoration

What's been modified since I've owned it:
- Clubman handlebars replace stock bars
- ProGrip gel grips replace stock grips
- Raask drilled aluminum rearsets added
- reshaped kickstart lever (to clear rearsets)
- passenger pegs removed (to clear rearsets)
- sissybar removed
- NOS dental mirrors added to both sides
- passenger seat strap removed

- small dent on the gas tank which happened at some point in storage
- original tank badges are crazed but intact
- bike is in storage
- current battery is dead

Included with sale:
- all original parts that have been removed (handlebars, passenger pegs, driver pegs, seat strap, etc)
- many extra parts (Napoleon bar-end mirrors, period sissybar and pads, extra oil tank, extra sidecovers, etc)
- complete original toolkit in original case
- original R5 owner's manual
- period Yamaha factory shop manual
- Mikuni carb tuning guide
- several period performance tuning guides
- generic outdoor motorcycle cover
- binder full of paperwork and receipts, including eBay auction

Asking $3000 or best offer.