Geoff writes in from Atlanta with a good-looking R5C he has for sale:
1972 Yamaha R5 350C (NOT R5b!) "The Giant Killer" For Sale Up for grabs is a sweet Yamaha R5C in surprisingly good condition for its 42 years. This is the first incarnation of the legendary RD series Yamaha 2 strokes, small displacement bikes affectionately known as The Giant Killers for their ability to beat larger displacement 4 stroke motorcycles in straight line performance, as well as dominate them on curvy roads because of their light weight and agile handling. It was purchased from a gentleman who bought it with the hope of restoring it until he found out he and his Wife were having their first child. After a fresh set of plugs and a thorough carb cleaning she fired right up. This beauty now needs a new home and is available in Atlanta, Georgia for $2800 OBO. The high stock bars have been replaced with lower, black K & N superbike bars, new levers and new grips. Also added are new, black bar end mirrors and brand new Dunlop tires. The electrical system has been completely restored so all signals, lights, horn and indicator lights work perfectly. Also fitted are new free flow air filters. Almost all the vintage character has been left intact with the exception of wear items. The Mandarin Orange and Black tank and side covers are original. These old R5s are harder to find than the RDs, so it has been kept as close to original as possible. It is surprisingly fast for its size and a blast to ride. New items added: K & N superbike handlebars/ MotionPro foam grips/ Shorty Levers/ Horn/ Engine Case Bolt Kit/ Ignition switch with two keys/ Complete clutch side switch assembly (turn signals and horn)/ Black, fully adjustable bar end mirrors/ Free flow air filters/ Spark plugs/ Tachometer cable/ Fuel filters and fuel line/ Dunlop tires and tubes/ Kickstarter and shift lever rubber covers/ Rubber battery strap. All invoices, as well as stock parts replaced will be included in the sale. Please, serious inquiries only. Local pickup only. The bike is also being advertised locally. This rare bike will sell fast. $2,800.00 OBO.Check out the Cycle Trader listing here.