1971 Yamaha RT1 360
Bayfield, Colorado

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I started bidding at $500 as any motorcycle that runs at all sells for at least $500, much less one that runs as well or is in as great a condition, as this one. The compression release works, which is very important on one of these big singles. Without it , when you kick it to start it, they can kick back and break your leg or break the engine case. It has good compression and when you use the kick starter to ease it through a cycle the piston moves smoothly and easily up and down with the compression released. The original speedometer shows only 3485 miles. It is very simple and easy to work on and a surprisingly large number of parts are available for it. It is jetted for our 7000' altitude and makes good power. I will include extra carb jets so it can be re jetted. The transmission shifts smoothly and positively and has fresh oil in it. The turn signals, battery box, lights, tach, speedo and oil injection tank have been removed and all lines plugged off. Removing the oil injection and mixing 2 stroke gas was something serious dirt bikers did so that we had the security of knowing that as long as the bike was running, we knew it was also getting oil. If we had an MX bike also we could use the same gas mix in either one and not have to deal with another can of gas. You also saved a little weight up high on the bike to help with handling. Besides, a previous owner had damaged the tank and it wouldn't hold oil anyway. New parts include the following: ACERBIS fenders, repro seat cover and cushion, 13 tooth countershaft sprocket, stock rear sprocket, drive chain, throttle control and cable, grips, clutch cable, kill button, fork seals, dust covers, fork boots, allen screws in engine cases, desert foot pegs, rubber gas tank hold down, 21" rim and spokes laced to original front hub, front fender mount, Clymer service, repair and maintenance manual, Shinko front knobby, Dunlop rear knobby, fork oil, trans oil and 3 B8ES spark plugs. There is a spare drive chain, stock countershaft sprocket and a large enough rear sprocket so that you can gear it low enough to climb a tree. There are problems and defects. The leaking oil tank, damaged tach and speedo cables, and the ridiculous broken tail light have all been 86d and sent to motorcycle parts heaven. The defects are a rough spot low on the right fork tube, although the new fork seal has not started leaking yet. Minor scratches and rust spots on the frame, handlebars and swing arm. Some small spots of surface rust on the inside of the gas tank. Small dents in the sides of the gas tank. The clutch and brake levers. Scratches and a small chip in the right side engine cover. The new front rim has a wobble in it that is noticeable over 25 mph. When I had a local motorcycle shop lace up the rim, they just mounted the new tire on it and didn't make sure the rim was laced up straight. The first thing on my list of things to do was to pull the front wheel and get the rim straight. Next on the list was to replace the horrible factory rear shocks with some Konis or other quality ones. Replace the brake and clutch levers with some plastic ones. Replace the boat anchor muffler with a lighter tuned pipe muffler. It would have been nice as a final touch to strip the frame and swing arm and repaint them or maybe even get them powder coated. It was never my intention to ride it on the street and I bought it with a bill of sale. The VIN has been verified by the local cop shop and I will provide a valid bill of sale to the new owner. I have enjoyed my many hours of working on this bike and riding it. It has been one of my favorites and I will miss it. Shipping is up to the new buyer. I may be able to be talked into delivering it within 150 miles of Durango if you promise to buy me lunch.

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Bayfield » Colorado » 81122

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