Botched RD350 rear of frame (PHOTOS)

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Botched RD350 rear of frame (PHOTOS)

#1 Post by RogerJH » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:35 pm

So I have a 1974 RD350 that the previous owner tried to customize as a cafe racer. Long story short, they hacked the rear of the frame to accommodate a cowling. I have all the original fittings and am looking to restore the bike to stock, or as close as possible. First up then is to repair this botched job. So I need a picture of the 1974 frame as it is in the OEM. Preferably from above or a close view at least. My plan is to cut the piece that's at right angles to the horizontal member and weld it back on to restore its original form. The images show the cuts (circles) and where I plan to weld it back at horizontally (arrows). Unless someone has a better idea? Open to possibilities! Any help/suggestions much appreciated. :smt001
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Re: Botched RD350 rear of frame (PHOTOS)

#2 Post by 2smoke » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:22 pm

Just go to Ebay and there are some frames for sale with lots of pictures.
Save the pictures to your computer.
I do this sometimes to id mystery parts as well.
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Re: Botched RD350 rear of frame (PHOTOS)

#3 Post by RogerJH » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:34 am

2smoke wrote:Just go to Ebay and there are some frames for sale with lots of pictures.
Good suggestion! Unfortunately, it's hard to tell what frames are original, which have been modified, etc. Some of the info on Ebay is not very clear!

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Re: Botched RD350 rear of frame (PHOTOS)

#4 Post by T.RexRacing » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:47 am

This help any?

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