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1971 Yamaha Rd 350 Motorcycles for sale
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This is a beautiful 1971 Yamaha R5 350 -- predecessor to the popular RD series. It is in immaculate shape. I am the second owner. My father was the first. It was repainted 15 years ago to freshen up the paint. It starts and runs good. No body or structural issues, and damn-near rust free. I have installed lower bars and bar end mirrors. Those are the only non-stock mods I did. I hate to let this go.lined tank ... never worry about rust againbeautiful paintsuper-clean carbsrecovered seatgood battery new rubber carb bootsnew tiresruns great smooth clutch shifts great
We purchased this bike from the estate of the original owner and do not believe that it has any crash damage. Bike has some minor scratches here and there, small dent in front fender as shown. There are marks on the front motor mount were there once was a crash bar. Bike Runs like new.Everything works but the front brake switch.This is a matching numbers bike, predecessor to the RD 350Recent Service:New BatteryCarbs CleanedFuel Tank Cleaned2 Stroke Oil System CleanedNew Transmission Oil
Hard to describe how clean and mechanically tight this un-restored, original RD-250 is. The paint on the tank, side covers, frame are really amazing (show room quality comes to mind, no fading whatsoever, graphics are perfect). And the chrome is truly special. Of course the frame and engine VINs match. I've looked at a lot of RD250's, RD350's and RD400's (and DS7's) from 1971-1976 and I have not found one as clean as this one. This bike starts right up and sounds great. The oil injection works flawlessly and does not smoke at all (only using Yamalube of course). The clutch and six speed transmission both work like you drove it off the showroom floor in 1974. All electronics work to perfection (horn, signals, displays, lights). The only items that are not original on this bike are the battery, tires, and handlebars. Hagarty's and NADA value these bikes in the 4-5K range if they are "excellent" in condition. For an un-restored motorcycle, I would have to rate this one as excellent. Odometer is currently at 3,800 miles. If you're very interested in an unmolested (i.e., not "cafe'd" by the younger crowd) RD-250, this is worth a look. No trades. And please don't email me an offer of $2,000 (I'm just not interested, reasonable offers only please). I simply want for this bike what the market says it's worth. You be the judge. After dialog with an interested and informed potential buyer, I'll gladly provide actual photos that have not been compressed by the listing server, especially if you're coming from a distance. I have title and current registration, so we you can easily register in ANY state.
1970 Yamaha DT 1 ENDURO 250 VINTAGE 1970 DT1 250 ENDURO "Only~4758 Miles"!NewCosmoRestoration+2017Rebt*TRANS
Category Dual Purpose Motorcycles
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I think She is a Bargain & is a Nice Example of a SUPER LOW HOUR Very Presentable 1970 DT-1 (That is really the last of the TRUE Original Series DT-1's) that was Just cosmetically Etc Restored ! ! ! A nice example of a 1968-1970 DT-1 like this NADA.com Value Guides for nearly $7,000.00 ( $6,700.00 to be exact ! ! !) > & Best of All this Beauty has SO Little Use on Her "ONLY~4758 Miles" as she has been in Dry Covered storage for ~FOUR DECADEs...We Inspected her engine & just had her Transmission Rebuilt Jan 2017 & "YES"...She RUNS GREAT ! >>> > > * * "INCLUDED FREE TO THE NEW OWNER": I will be including along with the bike "TWO BRAND NEW" DUNLAP STYLE reissue "High Quality STREET RATED TIRES" (That Look ~Just like the Tires that came NEW from YAMAHA with this Bike back in 1970) by Shinko 1) a"400X18 Rear Tire" & 2) a "350 X 19 Front Tire" & "TWO BRAND NEW TUBES" ! I will be including these...."FREE TO THE NEW OWNER" of this WONDERFUL BIKE ! ! * * * PLEASE NOTE: This Wonderful "1970" 250cc YAMAHA DT1 ENDURO.That still has the Majority of the Original DT-1 Main Components as listed here...& as you can see ..we disassembled cleaned painted & or restored the following details ...Her Original 1970 Gas Tank has "Brand New Custom YAMAHA Style "Candy Apple RED" style paint" with YAMAHA Re-issue Beautiful "Chrome/Black" YAMAHA Gas Tank Badges + & also her Brand new CANDY APPLE RED Oil Tank style Custom Paint, Striping & YAMAHA ENDURO Graphics" & Early style Muffler Chrome heat guard , & Her seat was Rebuilt from the Frame Up..Early style Custom Made Pleated style Seat that was Rebuilt From the FRAME UP ! etc etc...Therefore, I think .."She is the Very Best of All Worlds" ...As you can see being a 1970 She has the very last year of the "Original Series Style 1968 thru 1970 YAMAHA (ORIGINAL style) Original Early style Rectangular tubing swing arm (not the 1971 to present round tube swing arm style) & also.. She also has the Original Style 1968 thru 1970 Early (ORIGINAL) style steel lower Fork Legs (& Not the 1971 & newer thicker chunkier style fork legs)...Therefore, to my eyes & most other motorcycle Enthusiasts (unless you are some kind of a concourse nit picker or something) ...Most anyone Would Be very Proud to Own this Great Running fairly Original "FIRST" Series 250 YAMAHA DT-1 ENDURO ) ! ! ! ! ...( Think about it ...."When was the last time you or most anyone else have actually saw a real deal 1970 YAMAHA 250 ENDURO running & Looking This GREAT...right in front of you" ? So YES ! ! I Think that She is Nothing Short of AMAZING ! ....I consider the 1970 DT-1 to be the very last year that really looks like the Original Series 1968-1970 Style Looks & YES ! being a 1970 She ..YES! She Has an ORIGINAL YAMAHA's First Generation DT-1 "FAR MORE COLLECTABLE" FIRST GENERATION "Original Piston Port" induction Style Engine "Which I have been told over the years is "FAR More VINTAGE "AHRMA" RACE-ABLE" ! ! ! ! The NADA Value Guide Price of a 1970 is exactly the same as a 1968, 1969 & 1970 .....But, unfortunately in 1972 & newer Enduros the price of the Non original series Yamaha (72 Up ENDUROs) Drops a Lot !!!!!! * * * PLEASE NOTE &* IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THIS (& also the Entire Auction) BEFORE Bidding on this Wonderful Classic Bike: This Wonderful 1970 250 YAMAHA DT1 ENDURO We Cosmetically restored the Wonderful Low Miles (~4758 miles 1970 YAMAHA DT-1 Also Please Note: I have been running her for several days up & down my street & YES! She RUNS GREAT I had her transmission was Just rebuilt (January 2017) & we just got her back & she is AMAZING !....This Beauty has been in dry Storage for approx. 40+ years .. However.. again, Everything I LOVE Everything about the wonderful bike..She RUNS & Shifts + Stops GREAT ! (as detailed above & below) as YES! She RUNS AMAZING (IE) Typically, "She typically Starts First Kick nearly Every Time" ! ! ! ! With Her Newly January 2017 rebuilt Transmission She Runs & Shifts GREAT & Her Clutch brakes etc Works GREAT" IN THEIR OPERATION" As Well! ! ! I started this Wonderful Classic on ebay at just under $3,500.00 She is now at just 3K a SUPER "NO BRAINER" Price at under 3K Which I think is a Bargain as a Nice Example of a SUPER LOW HOUR Just cosmetically restored 1968-1970 DT-1 like this NADA Value Guides for nearly $7,000.00 ( $6,700.00 to be exact ! ! !) >> This AMAZING Bike has "ALWAYS BEEN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bike" !!! Which to collectors makes Her FAR More Desirable & Collectable (as we get almost no rain here at all, for the last decades on average Typically we only Only about 2 to 3 inches of rain a year ...& in our very moderate area & Most of the time not even that much) & the Temperatures are most of the time are also a Museum like 65 - 75 degrees the Majority of the year ! ! (As Los Angeles Area was Originally Considered a Semi Arid Dessert (Most all of the plants you see here have been imported in to this area !!!) ......Again, These Wonderful DT-1's are Famous for: Always being a High Quality, Super Simple & Inexpensive + Super Easy To Maintain, Durable , RELIABLE + EASY TO RIDE , FUN, Go Most Any Where Bike ...for families Around the World !!! PLEASE NOTE a Nice Example of one of these Original Generation 1968-70 YAMAHA DT-1 ENDURO's NADA.com value Guides for Nearly $7,000.00 ("to be Exact ...$6,700.00" ! ! ! ! !) & Best of all ..The Values of these have been going up "A LOT" in Recent Years ! ! ! ! So She is a True "No Brain-er Deal" for what I have her listed for Especially when you consider She has had a FACTORY YAMAHA ~1970 Warranty Replacement Engine (this can be easily proven by her engines serial # omission (IE) is factory blank) She Runs like it is 1970 again ! ! & She has "TONS" of Compression & ...YES ! !..She Starts & Runs GREAT ! Also ...Think about how little use is on this Beauties Chassis ONLY 4758 miles & how long (~40) years she has been in Dry Covered storage ! ! ! ! ! ! & also Think About it...Where can you find another 1968-70 DT-1 Like this ...these days ...nearly "HALF A CENTURY LATTER" ..in nearly 2017 !!!! !!!!!!!! "My Mechanic thinks she still has Her Original YAMAHA Mounted in 1970 Dunlap Trails Universal style Front Tire" ! The DT-1 YAMAHA 250 ENDURO is WORLD KNOWN for their RELIABILITY, DURABILITY, & Easy Simple Maintenance...She is definitely one of the All Time Worlds Best & Favorite Classic Vintage Japanese ENDURO's In Fact YAMAHA Started & I feel Perfected the "High Quality Japanese ENDURO" for the Worlds PLEASURE !!!! These DT-1's are famous for: Always being a EASY to RIDE, SUPER FUN, Go Most Anywhere Bike ...for families ALL Around the World !!! When these bikes were made ,There was "No Other ENDURO Bike on EARTH that were..As LOVED and were as POPULAR as the Original Series YAMAHA 250 DT-1 ENDURO" when they arrived on the scene ! ! ! Her Odometer Shows Only ~4758 miles !!! & She was Last registered JANUARY 1973 ! ! ! (which means the last tags were paid for in January 1972) & Best of All Very Early in her life ~1970-71 she has a "FACTORY YAMAHA REPLACEMENT ENGINE" ! ! ! ! As detailed in the Last & next paragraph... This Beauty has been in Covered DRY Storage for Many Years (( She was in Covered storage for the past FOUR DECADE's)) & according to her Original owners family she has a fairly LOW HOUR Engine (& some time shortly after this bike was New...(IE) The Original Owners family said that a dealer had installed a Brand NEW Factory YAMAHA Replacement (Warranty replacement??) ENGINE) installed just a little prior to when the Original Owners health deteriorated & the bike was placed into storage ..(The 1970 Brand new Engine replacement can Be Proven because typically these YAMAHA Replacement engines numbers have not been stamped yet).. For the last several Months we Did her Cosmetic Restoration.. My Mechanic & I disassembled Her thoroughly Inspected Her Engines Top End Her, Piston and Rings Crankshaft & Rod Bearing, Clutch, Gaskets Carburetor etc etc etc etc etc & She has Very low hours on Her Engine > I was told her engine was replaced just a few hours of use before she was Placed in storage ~40 years ago) >...& YES! She RUNS GREAT & Has TONS of Compression & Starts Typically Super Quick & EASY ...& YES ! She Runs GREAT !!!! & she shifts PERFECTLY through her gears 1st, N 2nd, 3rd, & 4th & 5th gear ! ! ! Both Her Engine and Transmission operates PERFECTLY ! ! ! (I just had it Rebuilt January 2017 by my Very best Vintage YAMAHA mechanic & as you can see her Rolling Chassis has just had a FRESH BRAND NEW & Very Nice Cosmetic Restoration (As detailed above & below) & is just returning to service again & She Starts Well & is "Running Great" I personally think the more you run her the Better she will run ! Make No Mistake this Baby... Runs, Shifts Perfectly & Rides & Stops GREAT as does her Clutch Shifter etc etc ! & YES! She RUNS STRONG & HAS TONS of LIFE Left in HER ! Her seat was REBUILT FROM THE FRAME UP ! Custom Made Pleated more With High Quality materials Early style seat etc etc...Therefore She is the Very Best of All Worlds ...Early Style Looks & With a SUPER LOW HOUR YAMAHA's ENGINE & Chassis ..& YES ! SHE IS THE FAR MORE COLLECTABLE ORIGINAL style FIRST GENERATION Piston Port Style Engine which I have been told over the years is "FAR More VINTAGE RACE-ABLE" ! ! ! ! PLEASE NOTE: Over The last FIVE Years I have had FIFTEEN of my Bikes in the "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth in "The Largest Motorcycle Show on Earth" ...The Los Angeles Progressive (Cycle World) Motorcycle Show (Please see included below)....Also, if you go to the EURODIRT.com Website & if you look at their pictures of their YAMAHA reissue Gas Tank Emblems You will see one of my collections Vintage YAMAHA ENDURO Bike that is painted in my last Enduro auctions Bikes "EXACT" .."Candy Pearl" Tangerine Color ..Also, Previously We have had up to SEVEN Bikes a year in the El Camino Vintage Bike Show which has been considered... "The Largest outdoor Vintage Bike Show on the West Coast"..So YES ! ...My bikes do get around. > > We are just now completing Her Cosmetic Restoration & The Original Owner Received a ORIGINAL ~1970 FACTORY YAMAHA REPLACEMENT ENGINE just prior to putting her in storage Aprox 40 years ago (last tags were January 1973) (IE) according to the Orig. Owners family..Many years ago She has had a Factory YAMAHA Replacement ENGINE & in the last several months during her Cosmetic restoration we disassembled + Cleaned + inspected her Wonderful Engines entire top end=Piston+Rings+ Crankshaft+cylinder+Head+Carburetor+All Clutch Plates & in Dec 2016 & Jan. 2017 we had her Transmission Rebuilt By My Best YAMAHA Mechanic (I drove ~80 miles each way to get Her engine/trans to Him!!) etc etc ...& YES! SHE RUNS GREAT.& has "HUGE" Compression ! ! ! She was at one time re-purposed as a off road bike, She looks to still have All of her lights & majority of her Tachometer & Speedometer Engine Generator & Main Engine Wire Loom (that goes from the engine up toward under the Fuel tank, She also has her Brake Light Stop Switch complete with Her Stop light switch Activating Spring etc & the two stop light switches Electrical plug-in leads etc all look Present & look to be in Good Condition, again, I have not had time to try & electrically reconnect the head & taillight etc .Again, lights etc are not electrically connected & therefore, are not operational at this time...Again, I have not tried to electrically hook up any of Her Orig.Headlight & Tail Light,etc... they appear Present & look Very Nice but Will need to be re-electrically connected & therefore I do not believe they are functioning. I have not spent anytime,to get the light etc items work..As MANY of these Original Series "PISTON PORT" YAMAHA ENDURO's Are Purchased to Become VINTAGE RACING BIKES !!!! So again I have not spent any time to try and make them operational...However .I have a Brand New Battery in box that I will be giving the new Owner "FREE". Again, & all Lights etc etc all appear to be present+in look to be in good condition just not electrically connected. & YES! ! ! But Fear Not...This Wonderful Bike RUNS STARTS & SHIFTS GREAT ! ! + Again, Her Transmission was Just Rebuilt January 2017 ! & YES! Her Clutch Works GREAT & YES! She STOPS GREAT !!! ,(IE) All of our effort on Cosmetic Restoration as detailed above & below & we have her Engine Running GREAT ! (IE) Besides disassembling & Inspecting this Wonderful Bike Engines top end (Piston, Rings, Cylinder etc etc ..We Also Flushed Her :Fuel Tank+Carburetor+gas+Fuel Shut Off Valve &/W Fresh Gas,She started right up! We Cleaned+Inspected All Clutch Plates+Replaced the Gear Box Oil W/Brand New High Quality Trans Oil,Brand New fuel lines & a "Brand New" UNI Air Cleaner sock style Element, etc.Nice Big Meaty High Quality PIRELLI Rear & Original Style Front Dunlap TRAILS UNIVERSAL style TIRES, My Mechanic seems to think Her Front tire was the ORIGINAL Tire that came from YAMAHA in 1970 !!!!!! Her Quality Her Seat was rebuilt from the "Frame-Up" !PLEASE NOTE: I am selling off entire my HUGE Vintage Bike Collection+All Priced to sell as you can see"All Way Below Book Value"So,please bid accordingly"” VIN= DT1 VIN # = DT-1 63225 = (Vehicle Identification Number) = + or - a Digit or two on the end. This 1970 is the Very First (and Most Collectable) "ORIGINAL Generation of the 1969-1970 (a 1969 YAMAHA DT1 ENDUROs Which a Nice Example as per NADA.com Value Guides a little under $7,000.00 ......($6,700.00 to be exact) But, I have been told they can sell for Far more than that if they are in particularly nice condition...So as you can see this Beauty is a BARGAIN for the Ridiculously Fair price that I have her listed for. She has "SUPER LOW MILES" and She has an ORIGINAL FACTORY REPLACEMENT ~1970 YAMAHA 250 Replacement ENGINE) ..& She has Spent the majority of her Life in Covered "Dry" Storage ! Also, Please keep in mind that the slightly newer 1972-75 & Up YAMAHA 250 DT-1 ENDURO's are Worth "FAR LESS" (IE) 1972-75 DT-1 "Even in Excellent condition can NADA.com Value Guide for many times not much worth about HALF as Much as these first Edition earlier 1968-1970 YAMAHA 250 ENDURO like this" !!!! ...& these Early Are FAR MORE Vintage Race-able as well + FAR More Collectable ! >> * * Please Note * * Very Recently (over the past 5 years most recently November 2015) this auctions bikes' cousins (IE) that were also built by us side by side to this auctions bike) the other Two of our bikes > a Vintage Racing 1978 RM 250 SUZUKI (Yellow) & also our 73 Tribute Vintage Racing ELSINORE CR 250 (Green / Aluminum) we Displayed at the "WORLDS LARGEST" MOTORCYCLE SHOW" (the Los Angeles Cycle World / Progressive Motorcycle Show, (Los Angeles, California Area)..in Our "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth earlier (December 6, 7 & 8th 2013). Look to the right of the 3rd pictures which shows a Local Los Angeles TV News Crew interviewing Our V.J.M.C. Clubs President (in the Red & White Shirt) on the Shows Opening day ! ! ! * * *PLEASE NOTE: Over the last three years we have shown "EIGHT" Vintage Motorcycles in the V.J.M.C. Booth At This Show Alone !!!! > PLEASE NOTE:Above are 6 Pictures are "NOT" of this auctions bike but are of this bikes cousins (IE) (of the first 4 pictures..one =this auction's bikes cousin a 1978 RM 250 Brother) (IE) as above we also built these two other bikes we also built & cosmetically restored our other Vintage Racing: the (Yellow) 1978 SUZUKI RM 250's & the (Aluminum & Green) Vintage CR Elsinore 250 Vintage Race bike (Dec. 2014) we Displayed at the "WORLDS LARGEST" MOTORCYCLE SHOW" (the Cycle World / Progressive Motorcycle Show, (Los Angeles, California area)..in Our "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth earlier (December 2014). Also, The White & Black Suzuki Road Racer at the end of he row next to our VJMC clubs sign (3 bikes to the right of our yellow 250 RM Suzuki)... was one of two bikes of it's Exact type in Existence (a 700ccSquare 4 "Two Stroke" w/ 4 Rotary Valves..Yep ! She is a BREAST ! ) and I was told by most everyone there that she was Pretty much "Priceless" ! The two Bikes in between ours & this were two 4 Cylinder "Two Stroke" YAMAHA a GP 500 & a GP 700 like my Hero the GREAT Kenny Roberts became a WORLD CHAMPION on !!! * * PLEASE NOTE: I think this is a Very Good Running & very Nice looking Bike in Very Nice Overall Condition...However, If you are looking for a Perfect Bike or a Vintage Show or Concourse show bike etc etc please look elsewhere as I feel this is just a Nice Looking & Great Running Bike that we are selling at well under HALF of the NADA.com Book Value is for a Nice Example of one of these Original FIRST Series Wonderful YAMAHA DT-1 250 ENDURO's ...So, if you are looking for a Great Looking Fun Go most Anywhere kind of bike ..These Early DT-1's Are Famous For Doing that... * * However, If you are a Nit Picker that for the most part "Just can't be pleased" & are looking for a near Perfect or High Point Concourse bike etc etc ...Please do everyone else involved in this Wonderful bikes Auction...Please do every other Reasonable Person involved in this auction a "HUGE" favor & look elsewhere & Please save your money as what you think you are looking for or think you have to have ...typically a Concourse etc. Example of one of these early Year YAMAHA 250 DT-1 250 ENDURO's Can sell for something Far Closer to Around $10,000.00 or More ! ! ! ! Especially, Around here in California . However, If you have Achievable Expectations this may be a Great opportunity to get a Very Nice & SUPER FUN Great Running Bike for Peanuts that ...& it's value will most likely Continue to Keep going Up & Up the Next few years as these are Rapidly Becoming "Harder and Harder" to find in Reasonably Nice condition like this Wonderful Bike.. >> Please Keep in Mind the cost of ownership and Cost of Maintenance for a Vintage Two Stroke is a "Very Small Fraction" of what a four stroke would cost to own"...These bikes are "SUPER SIMPLE" and nearly all of it's Normal maintenance can be done without any of the four strokes typical Specialized tools and the level Skill required is also FAR less...I have a HUGE Collection of Vintage Bikes and ALL are Air Cooled, Two Strokes...For Just that same Reason...Also, Parts are Very Available for these YAMAHA ENDUROs on ebay and Many other sites & Even the Dealers still sell Many of the the parts for these MAGNIFICENT DT-1 ENDURO's ! ! ! ! This bike has ALWAYS BEEN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bike !!! Which to collectors makes Her FAR More Desirable & Collectable (as we get almost no rain here at all, (most years) Typically Only about 2 to 3 inches a year...& in our area Most of the time not even that much) & the Temperatures are most of the time a Museum like 65 - 75 the Majority of the year. ......Again,These DT-1's are famous for: Always being a High Quality, Super Simple To Maintain, Durable , RELIABLE + EASY TO RIDE , FUN, Go Most Any Where Bike ...for families Around the World !!!* * Lucky You.. can be the First New Owner Since this Bike has Just had a Beautiful Cosmetic Restoration ... This Wonderful Bike Starts Super Easy & Runs GREAT Her Clutch , Control cables & Brakes All work Great ! I had the Seat Professionally "Rebuilt from the Frame Up" and we Nearly completely dissembled this wonderful Bike & also Refinished most All of Her Main Components were cleaned, repainted and then my Mechanic and I re-assembled her "by hand" piece by piece. She has BOTH a Front Dunlap tread style Trials Universal Style re-issue Tires ! & a NICE PIRELLI Trials Universal Style re-issue Rear Tire ! & I will be including FREE to the Lucky New Owner Two Brand New Reissue Street legal tires & Tubes. Again, This Magnificent Beauty Starts Great + Runs Amazing & She Shifts & Stops Excellent etc etc + all of her Control cables Brakes Etc Etc all seem to work Great as Well.Her Prior owner used her very rarely and also re-purposed her for more off-road use but, as you can see I have re-installed all of her head & Tail lights etc again and if you want to run a battery I will be INCLUDING "FREE" a "BRAND NEW" battery in it's N.O.S. box for her... ! It looks like her Headlight & Taillights look to be present & look to be in fairly good Shape. But, I have not spent any time to figure out what it will take to get the lights electrically re-hooked up & working etc.as these are VERY VINTAGE RACE-Able bikes so there is a Very High Likelihood that this Beauty may end up as a Vintage Dirt Racer ?? Here is some More GREAT NEWS ! I have the DMV Computer Print Out on This Wonderful Bike & because she has been in storage for so long she is 100% off the DMV Computers & Therefore..She is 100% Free & 100% Clear of ANY and ALL back fees, 100% Free & 100% Clear of any and all back registrations & 100% Free & Clear of any and all back penalties as she has been in Dry Covered Storage so long that she is 100% off the DMV system at this time (& I will be including the DMV PComputer print out that Proves all of this) also, Included with This Wonderful Bike...I will be including a California DMV (NOTARIZED) "Transfer of Ownership" (Notarized, Equiv. of a Bill of Sale) from myself to you the new owner.. which from what I hear in neighboring states, should be what you need to register it if you live outside of California. ... If you just want to Vintage Race this bike... the DMV "Bill of Sale" is all you will need...Again, YES ! ..I will also include the California Department of Motor Vehicles Current DMV Computer Print Out on this Wonderful Bike that shows & Proves that because this Beauty was in Covered dry storage for the past aprox. FOUR+ Decades & because of this... (after typically aprox. 7-8 years here in California) there are No current DMV Computer records (WHICH IS REALLY GOOD NEWS) on this Wonderful bike & therefore there should be NO back fees and NO back taxes etc etc. etc. owed on this Wonderful Dual Purpose 250cc YAMAHA ENDURO or Vintage racing Bike. If you live inside California & If you race Vintage Bike Meets on Private MotoCross Tracks or (Vintage Bike Shows etc) the Notarized Calif. DMV "Bill of Sale" is all you will need. If for some reason ..you want to go cow trail ridding on California etc Government National Forest Land etc land & feel you a may want a National Forest etc DMV "Green Sticker" Or if you want a current License plate sticker to be able to street legal ride this Wonderful Dual Purpose Beauty...My Vehicle Registration Office said that because this bike had been in covered storage for many years (Approx. the last 4 decades) therefore if you live here in California & feel for some reason you want or feel you need a California Forestry Land Green sticker (to ride in Government Forest etc land) Again ...it will be Easy because this bike is currently 100% off the DMV Computer books & therefore there will be NO back fees NO Back License fees, & NO BAck Taxes etc etc (Again, Typically here in Calif.. Again, after about 8 years DMV records fall off the DMV Computers) (This Wonderful Bike has been in Dry Storage for DECADES) and Again, this California National Forest sticker is not required or Current Calif License Tags are not usually required for MX & Other Race tracks and also NOT required for Vintage Bike & Classic Car Shows etc etc etc here in California & a California Nat. Forest Green sticker is not required if you live out of state etc etc etc)....& YES! ...she is all ready to transfer into your name ..In Calif. if you have current street tags you have to have ongoing Insurance on a Licensed so that is why most collectors allow their collection bikes to fall off the DMV Computers...& it is a Fairly Easy Process to get a vehicle back on the street again if that is what you want to do with her.... >* * * If these have not been done * Please Note *... You will be in default of this auction. & will naturally lose your deposit if the winning bidder flakes out & is not responsible on the funding of this AMAZING Vintage Racing Beauty .* * * ....Provided this is paid off (in required three (3) M-S days) I am willing to store the it for up to 2 weeks in my garage from close of auction while you arrange pickup & I will gladly assist you with shipping to any International or Domestic Shipper in the Los Angeles Harbor area.Seller reserves the right to the close of this auction at his discretion prior to the end of this auction . Like all real auctions all sales are final. Like most any used item terms of sale are of course, AS IS with no implied or expressed warranties. and purchaser assumes all risk for the use of this Wonderful Motorcycle...All forms of payment must be Proven "Cleared" by my bank before this Wonderful Bike can leave my homes garage. Please do us both a Big Favor and Please do not bid on this item unless you are able to 100% Fund this at this time, unless prior arrangements have been made & Cleared by me (Prior to bidding on this item). Thank You, Good Luck and Happy Bidding ! Hi, Everyone...I Have had a lot of emails this morning asking me about Shipping Quotes...To get a Good & or Very Fair Deal on Shipping ..I would get as many Quotes as possible...Otherwise, you will pay Way Too Much...I would try Uship.com where shippers Competitively bid to get your Shipping business. To do this properly, Get as Many Competitive Rates as you can (so you will know when a fair rate presents it'self).......& also to protect yourself. YOU need to get the quotes yourself ...& Therefore...(IE) you will need to get your own quotes for shipping, I believe ebay my have a shipping service for vehicles... also, UShip.com is very competitive if you take your time & get plenty of shipping Bids for this ... * * About a year ago Someone bought my 1975 400 Yamaha Enduro (which Weights I think a little more than this Wonderful Bike) & the YAMAHA 400 Enduro cost about $ 325 to go from here (Los Angeles, Calif.) to North Carolina. & a 400 YAMAHA IT ENDURO to Florida went for under $ 300...PLEASE NOTE: My Home is a GREAT Place to get a Shipping Quote From !!! (IE) I live just ~5 Miles North of the Los Angeles (Long Beach) Harbor (LA IS THE LARGEST SHIPPING PORT IN THE WORLD") & ~8 Miles South of the Los Angeles "Commercial District".. so "EVERY DAY A Zillions ("MANY") Trucks".. Leave this area to go to the Entire rest of the Country ...(IE) all you need to do is find a truck that has a little extra space & Trust me their Rates will be FAR Better than someone that the is no where near this area & trip is not on their way & or Not Convenient for them or ??? . Therefore, the more Quotes you get the Better the Shipping Rate will be to your home (So "YES" get lots of Quotes). Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions..... P.S. be sure to tell Each Shipper that this is a fairly "LIGHT" weight bike (I believe, approx. 250 pounds) dual purpose bike and NOT a 700+ pound Harley etc. (TANK) or something (IE) Trust Me.."Mentioning that Fact will Save you a lot of Money") ...I live in Long Beach (Lakewood Village Country Club Subdivision), California Zip = 90808
Trim DT 1 ENDURO 250
Santa Monica, California
Category Sport Bikes
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Perfectly restored! 1972 Yamaha TD-3 Frame: TD3-991450 The mainstay of 250cc and 350cc class racing at national and international level for many years, the twin-cylinder two-stroke Yamaha well deserved the title of 'privateer's friend'. The 250cc TD2 arrived in 1969, replacing the TD1C, and immediately proved capable of winning Grand Prix, privateer Kent Andersson triumphing in the German round at Hockenheim that year, one of Yamaha's most significant classic victories. The giant leap forward from the TD1C had been achieved thanks to a comprehensive redesign that saw the porting and exhaust system updated, superior Mikuni carburettors adopted and the chassis, suspension and brakes greatly improved. Looking like a scaled down Norton Featherbed, the TD2's chassis was a development of that used for the RD56 works racer. Broadly similar as far as its frame and cycle parts were concerned, the 350cc TR3 differed mainly by virtue of its horizontally-split crankcases, a feature not introduced on the 250 until the TD3's arrival in 1972. The TD3 carried on the winning tradition from its predecessors. Kel Carruthers (1st), Cal Rayborn (2nd) from Don Vesco Factory Racing, and Duane McDaniels (3rd) from Twin 'K' Sports Center, all rode a TD3 at the 250 world championship at Daytona in 1971. Other successes were Rodney Gould’s World Championship win over a similarly equipped Kel Carruthers who also won the Isle of Man TT Lightweight 250 cc class aboard the diminutive Yamaha. The new over-the-counter Yamahas were smaller, lighter with greater manoeuvreability and consequently easier braking. The engines were simpler to build - but not significantly easier to maintain as four-stroke singles potentially lasted an entire season - offering a small compact unit without the height associated with overhead valves and camshafts. They announced the 'death knell' of the traditional 350cc and 500cc class single-cylinder four stroke engines manufactured to 1950s designs. The bike offered here, of 1972 vintage, was owned and raced for several years by famed motorcycle artist, Mick Ofield. Research continues, but at some point in the racing career of the bike, the frame was modified for the rear shocks to have a pick up point further forward, supposedly for far better handling. The bike is fresh from a ground-up restoration. All cycle parts were refurbished or renewed as needed. The frame was powder-coated, and to the modified pick up points, a pair of new, custom –built Works Performance shocks were installed, rated for a rider at about 160-180 pounds, give or take a few lunches. These suspend an original, rebuilt Yamaha valanced rim with stainless steel spokes and new Heidenau race spec tires. There’s a similar set up at the front, and held in place with the original TD-3 forks, fully rebuilt. New headrace bearings, chain and sprockets, and a steering damper were fitted, as well as all new rubber parts and cables. Brakes were fully rebuilt, front and rear. The engine was completely rebuilt with fresh crank, rods, etc. It runs well and feels strong. The gearbox was refurbished and shifts perfectly well. The bike sports the original aluminum gas tank, restored inside and out, and brand new Airtech fairing, ‘screen and seat unit, all beautifully painted in the traditional white with appropriate striping. NOS parts were used throughout the exhaustive restoration of this true icon of the transition of racing technology of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The result is a bike that can be successfully raced or displayed in a museum or living room setting. Offered on a Bill of Sale.
Trim Superbly restored
Amazingly clean and mechanically tight un-restored, original RD-250. "Survivor" is an understatement. The paint on the tank, side covers, frame are really unique (show room quality comes to mind, no fading whatsoever, graphics are perfect). And the chrome is truly special. Of course the frame and engine VINs match. I've looked at a lot of RD250's, RD350's and RD400's (and DS7's) from 1971-1976 and I have not found one as clean as this one. This bike starts right up and sounds great. The oil injection works flawlessly and does not smoke at all (only using Yamalube of course). The clutch and six speed transmission both work like you drove it off the showroom floor in 1974. All electronics work to perfection (horn, signals, displays, lights). The only items that are not original on this bike are the battery, tires, and handlebars. Hagarty's and NADA value these bikes in the 4-5K range if they are "excellent" in condition for what that's worth (probably not much since bikes this old have to be evaluated individually). For an un-restored motorcycle, I would have to rate this one as excellent. Odometer is currently at 3,900 miles. If you're very interested in an unmolested (i.e., not "cafe'd" by the younger crowd) RD-250, this is worth a look. No trades. And please don't email me an offer of $2,000 (I still enjoy riding it). After dialog with an interested and informed potential buyer, I'll gladly provide actual photos that have not been compressed by the Craigslist server, especially if you're coming from a distance. Voice and email only (no texts). I have title and registration, so you can easily register in ANY state.