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Old 9th February 2019, 07:13   #31
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. ... . If the wheel is dented and bent then your options are pretty limited in terms of wider wheels... ...
Does rims from other Escorts models of the time like Excel-T suit? Or are they different sizes?? It shared some bits & pieces with RD I guess, hence asking.
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Does rims from other Escorts models of the time like Excel-T suit? Or are they different sizes?? It shared some bits & pieces with RD I guess, hence asking.
AFAIK the Excel-T had 19" wheels and the RD350 had 18".
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Does rims from other Escorts models of the time like Excel-T suit? Or are they different sizes?? It shared some bits & pieces with RD I guess, hence asking.
My rd is on Honda unicorn rims which are a straight fit. The reason why I chose them was due to the design and better quality compared to the other options I had at that time. Hero Honda CBZ rims are flat and so are pulsar rims. Rd rims are sort of flower types and not flat the center.

Hope this helps you?
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Old 9th February 2019, 18:28   #34
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My rd is on Honda unicorn rims which are a straight fit. The reason why I chose them was due to the design and better quality compared to the other options I had at that time. Hero Honda CBZ rims are flat and so are pulsar rims. Rd rims are sort of flower types and not flat the center.

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I think the 17" Pulsar rims could have offered more stability though.
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I think the 17" Pulsar rims could have offered more stability though.
Stock Yamaha RD Rims are on 18inch, have not tried it with 17 inchers. Never felt the need to upset the well balanced setup that comes in its stock version.
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Guys, anyone have an idea as to where I can procure a fairing windshield? Mine is quite scratched up.
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Guys, anyone have an idea as to where I can procure a fairing windshield? Mine is quite scratched up.
You can either polish it, a painter should be able to do it or contact classic fiber on facebook. I highly doubt that anyone would sell you the visor glass alone.

Easier DIY would be to stick a sunfilm on it.

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You can either polish it, a painter should be able to do it or contact classic fiber on facebook. I highly doubt that anyone would sell you the visor glass alone.

Easier DIY would be to stick a sunfilm on it.

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Thanks Pramod, I've contacted them. Ah one more thing, my seat is a repro and has a fiber base and the cushion has no strength to support weight and it's terribly uncomfortable. You think reverting back to the original metal base seat might help or should I try recushioning the existing one? The metal ones cost a bomb, nearly 10k
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Thanks Pramod, I've contacted them. Ah one more thing, my seat is a repro and has a fiber base and the cushion has no strength to support weight and it's terribly uncomfortable. You think reverting back to the original metal base seat might help or should I try recushioning the existing one? The metal ones cost a bomb, nearly 10k
That is right, spare prices have sky rocketed, but you cannot blame anyone. The demand is strong, plus the time and effort it takes to procure something or store something for 3 decades definitely demands a premium.

if you have a metal base get the seat made. I have a spare metal base seat lying around for emotional reasons, I am presently using a fiber base seat which serves me well.

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Default Re: Rebuilding my Yamaha RD350 HT

Sorry for highjacking this thread but I didn't want to start a new one for just a simple question.

My friend is looking to change out his RD's rear shocks . What are his options? He wants to keep the height at stock level. I suggested the RE conti gt's paolis but am not sure if it will be the same height. Same for the Karizma R's gas units. Could someone please help us out. Thanks in advance.

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I actually fell for it. Bought the RD350 last night. 85 HT.
Congratulations...was my dream bike in the early 90's. Couldn't afford then and unable to find one with clean papers and a reasonable price tag now..imagine asking price being 3 lac plus ..whew..

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