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YearYear:1972 MileageMileage:9 ColorColor: Silver
Location:

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States
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Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):360 TypeType:Dual-Purpose For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

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1972 Yamaha RT2 360 Enduro - Complete frame off restoration 

Purchased from the estate of the original owner and restored to new condition. This bike was last licensed on the street in 1975. I acquired the RT2 and brought it to a master mechanic in Seattle for a complete disassembly and restoration. Tino Martinez at Machina Veloz performed the following procedures during the rebuild:

1) New vehicle inspection
- Vehicle received non-running, all street legal components removed and stored in excellent condition
2) Disassemble entire motorcycle
3) Paint and Bodywork
- Chemically strip frame, fender, tank
- Paint frame, swingarm, triple clamps, and footpeg mounts with DuPont base/clear
- Repair dents in tank, spray tins with epoxy primer, block sand 3 times, 
- Repaint with optically color matched DuPont base
- Apply decals, clear, color sand and buff
4) Engine - Remove and inspect engine top end
- Piston is a Wiseco .025 over in good condition
- Ring end gaps within spec. Replace wrist pin and bearing
- Paint with engine enamel and reassemble
5) Oil pump
- Cleaned and inspected original oil pump, drive gear and seal and reinstalled 
- Replace oil pump hoses, purge system
- Refill with 'smokeless' oil and verify proper operation 
7) Tachometer 
- Install replacement tach drive gear and seal, inspect for proper operation
8) Ignition
- Replace and set points and adjust engine timing
- Replace spark plug wire and cap. Install new spark plug
9) Decompression Valve
- Disassemble, clean and reinstall
10) Engine Side covers
- Remove, sand and polish engine side covers and chain guard
- Hand paint emblems
11) Suspension
- Remove, clean and reassemble forks
- Disassemble shocks. Clean, polish and reassemble rear shocks
- Clean, and lubricate swingarm pivot
12) Tires
- Install new front and rear tires with new tubes and rim strips
13) Wheels
- Hand polish original wheels (rear wheel has scratches)
14) Front Brake
- Replaced damaged front brake pad mounting plate
- Disassemble, clean, recurve and reinstall brake shoes
- Lubricate pivots and cable
- Adjust and check for proper operation
15) Rear Brake
- Disassemble, clean, recurve and reinstall brake shoes
- Sand corrosion from drum inner surface
- Lubricate pivots
- Polish brake pad mounting plate
- Clean and lubricate brake rod
- Adjust and check for proper operation
16) Carburetor
- Disassemble, clean and reassemble carburetor
- Install new fuel filter and hoses
- Adjust idle mixture and speed
17) Petcock
- Disassemble, clean and reassemble petcock
18) Controls
- Disassemble, clean and lubricate throttle assembly and install replacement cable.
- Adjust and lubricate throttle and oil pump cables
19) Handlebar
- replace with period replacement handlebar and replace hand-grips with NOS 
20) Electrical
- New sealed gel battery 6v5a
- Install original stored wiring harness
- Clean turn signal grounds, install turn signals, replace bulbs with new 
- Disassemble, clean and install original rear brake lamp switch
- Disassemble, clean and install original front brake switch
- Disassemble left controls, clean contacts, lubricate pivots and replace damaged wiring on control assembly
- Disassemble ignition. Clean contacts, lubricate and reassemble ignition switch
21) Gauges
- Install stored original tachometer with new cable
- Install new NOS speedometer with new cable
22) Lenses
- Polish and reinstall rear stop and turn signal lenses
- Replace front turn signal lenses with NOS
23 Hardware
- Clean and polish original hardware
- Replace with 8.8 or higher replacement hardware where needed
24) Fuel Tank Filler
- Polish fill cap and lubricate latch mechanism

After restoration and road test, I was required to take my bike to a dealer for safety inspection in order to license it for the road.  The dealer certifies that the systems are operable and meet State standards.  Then I could title it for the street.  In other words, everything including the electrical has been checked once by my mechanic and also by a certified dealer (Seattle Cycle).

This bike starts like it should, rides like it should and looks like it should. Does not leak a drop of oil on my garage floor. 

Has Washington collector plate - never needs tabs again.

I can deliver at no charge this RT2 to a Seattle area shipping location to help the buyer as necessary.

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