Archive for the ‘RD’ Tag

Nice Fiberglass Cafe Racer Seat on eBay

I found this nice-looking cafe racer seat on eBay this afternoon. There’s only a couple of hours left though. Hopefully, the seller will repost it again…

Specs: seat is 8 1/2″ wide at front, 9 1/2 wide at hump, 28″ long, seat area is 16″ long


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1976 Yamaha RD400 Cafe Racer

And now back to actual cafe racers…

Up on eBay with about 2 days left is the 1976 Yamaha RD400 that has been nicely styled as a cafe racer with the addition of clubman bars, a fiberglass seat bonded to the original seat pan, and rear-sets from an R6. On the performance front, the seller claims the entire motor and transmission have been gone through, there’s been some mild porting, he has DG pipes on the bike, and it has a steering damper for landing the all to common wheelies I’m sure this bike is capable of hoisting. All in all a beautiful build-up of a cafe racer, although I’m sure I’ll get at least one comment about there being too much red on the bike… /:-\

Unlike the last listing, this seller has an extremely good feedback rating. I would say you could bid with confidence on this bike…


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1972 Yamaha DS7 250cc

This is a really nice, completely stock precursor to the famed RD series of motorcycles. I almost feel bad posting it, because to start chopping at this bike is going to ruin a well-kept example of a bike from the early 1970s. There isn’t much to write about this one since it has no modifications. There are a couple of dents in the tanks, and in one of the photos you can just see the battery acid damage to one of the pipes.

My friend Paul has estimated a reserve price somewhere between $1200 to $1500. Good luck bidding on this…


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Yamaha RD350/400 Cafe Racer

Very nice! But no title. Not an issue in every state or country, but I don’t know if I would want to try importing it to California.

I think this bike is super sweet looking. I love the colors and how clean the motor is (the overall build as well). I’m not a two-stroke fan, but this might just convert me…


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