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    Post Yamaha RT1 1971 restoration project, parts needed..

    Hi there
    i have recently started working on getting this old RT1 (i think 1971) running. This bike belonged to my dad, but has been sitting for around more then 10 years...
    i've pulled out the engine.. and before i further open it, can someone please tell me where i can find gaskets and oil seals for the model?
    also, please do let me know if any of you come across other parts for this bike (RT1/RT2/RT3)
    i'd be great-full for all the advice and information i can get


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    can you kindly post some pics?
    legend will revive soon

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    Pics of the bike should be interesting..
    I googled to search and got this. This one is RT3:
    Yamaha RT1 1971  restoration project, parts needed.. - yamaha360RT35B1973
    Web: http://www.bikepics.com/members/sniperr and http://wanderersbook.blogspot.com

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    @poster: post some real time pic, InKhi packings can be made to order.
    I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand..

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    i know gaskets can be easily made but if the rest of the things can be found somewhere, that'd be great!
    i've heard parts would be easily available in Karachi.. does anybody know if the the cylinder jug could be found somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KamranAslam View Post
    @poster: post some real time pic, InKhi packings can be made to order.
    @hidalgo: will post some pictures soon..
    @7thgear: yes, the is exactly what the bike resembles and what my father claims to having looked like..

    @KamranAslam: i will surely post some pictures soon. however i didnt understand what you meant by "packings can be made to order", are you talking about gaskets or oil seals?

    Also, do you think ill be able to find a standard (un-bored) cylinder jug ?
    thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoazzemZaidi View Post
    @hidalgo: will post some pictures soon..
    @7thgear: yes, the is exactly what the bike resembles and what my father claims to having looked like..

    @KamranAslam: i will surely post some pictures soon. however i didnt understand what you meant by "packings can be made to order", are you talking about gaskets or oil seals?

    Also, do you think ill be able to find a standard (un-bored) cylinder jug ?
    thankyou
    bro karachi is hub of old parts for these jap master pieces
    show a pic so we have a lil idea what needs to be done first
    hope you got now what kamran aslam has said
    legend will revive soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoazzemZaidi View Post
    i know gaskets can be easily made but if the rest of the things can be found somewhere, that'd be great!
    i've heard parts would be easily available in Karachi.. does anybody know if the the cylinder jug could be found somewhere?
    gaskets can be custom made cheaply but oil seals and bearings would be a little feat if it uses some odd sized twin lip seal like the RX1** engines use for sealing the crankshaft axle on the case.

    There are some odd places in Karachi's old parts market where you would be able to find the original cylinder barrel maybe with a piston in it too.
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    I hope these give you an idea...
    the fuel tank, exhaust and engine have been taken off...
    the exhaust is very rusted and seems like id have to get a new one
    the fuel tank too has two rust holes at the bottom, will take it to the bike market in a couple of days and get it looked at if it can be fixed.
    The engine on the bike took a while to turn as had been sitting, took a lot of rinsing with oil and petrol and finally freed up

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoazzemZaidi View Post
    I hope these give you an idea...
    the fuel tank, exhaust and engine have been taken off...
    the exhaust is very rusted and seems like id have to get a new one
    the fuel tank too has two rust holes at the bottom, will take it to the bike market in a couple of days and get it looked at if it can be fixed.
    The engine on the bike took a while to turn as had been sitting, took a lot of rinsing with oil and petrol and finally freed up

    Yamaha RT1 1971  restoration project, parts needed.. - 254947

    Yamaha RT1 1971  restoration project, parts needed.. - 254948

    Yamaha RT1 1971  restoration project, parts needed.. - 254949

    Yamaha RT1 1971  restoration project, parts needed.. - 254950
    here she is ....
    looks like she had been standing for years in your garage
    about the exhaust it can be rubbed n rechromed or painted,about fueltank i fear that its gonna be a hard find in rawalpindi
    see if it can be repeared n repainted
    otherwise in pindi bhabhra bazar,circular road are places for bike stuff
    n about the engine let the experts takeover
    best of luck
    legend will revive soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by hidalgo View Post
    here she is ....
    looks like she had been standing for years in your garage
    about the exhaust it can be rubbed n rechromed or painted,about fueltank i fear that its gonna be a hard find in rawalpindi
    see if it can be repeared n repainted
    otherwise in pindi bhabhra bazar,circular road are places for bike stuff
    n about the engine let the experts takeover
    best of luck
    yes, she's been standing outiside exposed to rain and what not for over 10 years, hence the condition..
    the exhaust was pretty rusted.. it would need some serious welds around the area where it to be attached to the cylinder. Will take both the exhaust and the fuel tank and see if anything can be done..
    Meanwhile my concern is locating a cylinder (standard bore) from somewhere. it'd be really great if someone who is already into the market in karachi checks as i am located in islamabad
    thankyou

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