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General Chatter / RD-RZ history
« on: July 05, 2019, 08:15:24 PM »
Is there a compilation anywhere that details the changes year to year on R5's through RZ models?

I started with a set of R5 cases and of course they don't have grooves for Main oil seals and not bearing retainer plate. Then I got a set of RD350 cases and RD400 cases with subtle changes, so then I looked at a set of TZ cases which are almost the same but very different in other ways. For example the kickstarter gear spring mounts like an RZ/LC but everything else is more like an RD.  And tehTZ never had a kickstarter so why?

LC cases seem to have wider cases that RDs combined with cylinder stud spacing the same as Air cooled models, so they appear to be half way between RD and RZ. The water pump shaft boss and water pipe hole are like an RZ as well.

RZ appears to be the same as an LC but with new cylinder mounting studs and mouths.

Is there a reference site with all these details and more? 

Turning Wrenches / Side stand for Jim Lomas pipes
« on: March 13, 2019, 11:37:48 PM »
I have an RD350 in front of me fitted with a beautiful set of Jim Lomas pipes and of course the side stand bangs into them and hangs lower than I would like.

The first thing I did was to remove teh spring end piece and weld it back on so it didn't hit the pipes.  That helped a little.  Then I heated the stand and bent it so that it more or less follows the pipes and when retracted is much closer to the lower frame rail.

It looked good and fitted well and all was good with the world until I rotated it down to lean the bike on the stand and of course it's now too far "out" and the bike leans way to much.  So the stock stand doesn't work with JL pipes and a modified stand doesn't work well as a stand.

Before I cut the last 4 inches or so off and weld in an insert, what am I missing?  Who has fitted JL pipes and what did you do to get the side stand to work?

Turning Wrenches / Dave F on a 350 with JL pipes
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:29:12 AM »
I know this was covered many times on the old board but since I can't search that, I thought I'd start a new thread.

RD350 with ported OEM cylinders, YZ85 reeds, Banshee cross linked inlets, 6mm spacers, RD400 head gaskets, stock 28mm carbs, JL stainless pipes, Y boot with tall K&N filter, DYNA ignition.

Carbs have been stripped and cleaned and drilled and tapped to take air jets.  I am thinking as a starting point (should be on the safe side)
Main jets:   220
Needle:      5DP7-3
Needle Jet: 169 P-2
Pilot jet:      32.5
Air jet:           2.0

I read Dale Alexander said that he cut the spray bar down to 2mm but I didn't see that mentioned in a copy of the Dave F instructions. I am pretty sure that I saw Chuck Q recommend that in the past and he knows what works.

Any thoughts, comments or recommendations?


Turning Wrenches / Will this buff out?
« on: February 11, 2019, 01:19:37 PM »
 ??? :eek:

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