Yamaha RD60 anyone own one/rebuild questions?

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by rusty44, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. rusty44

    rusty44 Been here awhile

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    I am about to rebuild a 1975 Yamaha RD60.
    I will have some Questions.
    I appreciate any input, as this will be my first engine rebuild and my first 2 stroke.
    My wife wanted a bike to run around Barber Vintage Festival.
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  2. KayAitch

    KayAitch Adventurer

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    I hear these are pretty damn rare but what little beauties they are. I'm a noob but I'd like to wish you all the best :D
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  3. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    Post up a pic of the little bugger. I don't remember them as I was into the MX stuff.
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  4. Valleyrider

    Valleyrider I Survived The '60s

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    I'm in :lurk
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  5. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    I saw this example in Kenicott, Alaska years ago.
    [​IMG]

    Cool little bike in a town of many interesting relics. Good luck with the resto.

    Piston
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  6. rusty44

    rusty44 Been here awhile

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    That's exactly what my RD60 looks like.
    I even like the green!
    I took the engine out and I don't think it weights any more than the old 1940's steel 26" springer bike I bought for $5.00 as a kid
    I am currently taking it apart to clean it.
    When I am finished with that I want to put new crank seals in and rebuild the carb.
    I put in an order with Partszilla and will be interested how many parts are back-ordered.
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  7. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    It's been a few years , mind you , but the motor looks like a mid 70's GT80 motor. If the strokes the same too , you could make it an 80.
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  8. Motoduc1

    Motoduc1 backtrackvideo.com

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    I had an orange one in college. I could tuck my knees in, put my chin on the tank and hit 60 mph on that little guy. Fun machine.
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