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Details about  Yamaha RD60 RD 1974 Classic FS1E Fizzy

Yamaha RD60 RD 1974 Classic FS1E Fizzy

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10 Nov, 2013 19:43:49 GMT
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Winchester Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Used: An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1974
Colour: Green Manufacturer: Yamaha
Metallic Paint: Yes Model: RD60
Mileage: 1,973 Type: Super Sport
Engine Size: 60

Welcome to the Motorcycle Emporium

Classic Motorcycle Imports direct from the USA. Based in Winchester Hampshire


For sale – Yamaha RD60 (stock number 540)

Frame Number: 388 – 003978

Engine number: 388 – 003978

Model Year: 1974

Mileage: 1,973

All our stock is direct from the USA so this motorcycle will need to be registered in the UK. All duties are paid and we will provide all necessary import documentation, please see below for the simple step buy step guide on how this is done.


Yamaha RD60


Now here is a rare little machine, there is little question that I would have sold my grandmother for this back at the tender age of 16. OK, the capacity is just 10cc up on the Fizzy but you gotta have the cubes and besides that look at it! Single race seat, long race style tank, if only Yamaha had seen fit to have brought these lovely little motorcycles to these shores, a couple of side panel badges to adjust to a legal capacity and bingo…


For such a small motorcycle the RD is surprisingly capable, it's 5 speed gearbox and manual transmission allow the use of all the ponies on offer which according to a period test is about 4 enough to return around 53 mph and beat even my mates Fantic, the red line is 10,000 RPM and you do need to keep it spinning as most of those horses live above 6000 RPM. The little RD is surprisingly well equipped and comfortable to ride, the electrical system is comprehensive, there is a tachometer as well as a speedo and of course the bike is fitted with Yamaha's Autolube.


This particular machine is a very low mileage 1974 RD60A it is very clean original condition, it starts and runs well, it is fitted with a new piston and barrel and will need running in but the original barrel is supplied with the bike.




As can be seen from the photographs this machine is in very good original condition, the paint set is still finished in the original Yamaha Ivy Green paint, which has faded significantly in places. The tank is in good order with no dents there are marks and chips in the paint as can be seen in the photographs, inside there is surface rust but the tank is solid. The tap is leaking and is not letting fuel flow; the bike will need a new tap or replacement seal kit. The right hand side panel has no dents or damage and the mounting points are all intact, the oil tank is also in good shape. The tail piece is undamaged and in good condition as is the rear mudguard, the front mudguard has two small dents in the front.


The front and rear wheels are the original items and in good order, certainly useable for a bike to be ridden and enjoyed, the chrome on the rims does have some surface rust


The bike is fitted with its original exhaust system it is in good condition there are marks in the chrome and some rust marks but it is solid has no significant damage.


The seat cover is good with no rips or tears and the base is solid.



The engine starts and runs and we have given the bike a short test ride, the bike has had a replacement piston and barrel so will require running in. The engine makes no untoward mechanical noises and there are no signs of any issues. The clutch works as it should and the gears select cleanly.


We know of no faults in the drive train.



The chassis and cycle parts are in good condition; the paint on the frame appears original it is in good general condition but there are areas where the paint is poor and there is superficial surface rust. The frame itself is in good undamaged condition, the tank mounting rubbers are missing The headstock, swinging arms and wheel bearings show no signs of play.


Both the front and rear brakes are working well. On the suspension side the fork action is smooth and damping effective, the rear shocks have some rust on the springs but are useable, they are working and damping effectively.



The bike will require a new battery. Currently the head and tail lights are not working; the brake light is works on the rear brake. The front indicators have been removed at some point in the past and are not with the bike, the horn is working well. The hi /lo switch is broken and there is a crack in the right hand switch gear.  


The instruments are in good cosmetic condition and function well.



This little RD is a very rare machine in the UK and this very low mileage example has survived well. It will need a few minor jobs completing during the winter evenings but would make a rewarding and simple little project.


Please look at the photographs carefully as these form an integral part of this motorcycles description. A larger version of these pictures can be seen on our website www.classicmotorcyclesearch.co.uk  


We do not hold the US title for this bike so a dating certificate will be required, we will provide all necessary contact details. All duties have been paid and it is registered on the NOVA database, all paperwork will be supplied and the registration process is very straightforward.


We spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are bikes and the supplied paperwork are compliant with all current legislation in order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related registrations, we have not had a problem with this in well over 500 motorcycles we have sold.

Please to not bid on any motorcycle we have for sale if you are new to the world of motorcycle maintenance. This motorcycle is a classic machine, it will need to be maintained and cared for, and if you can’t spin the occasional spanner we would not recommend purchase.

If you want to view the bike: Call Tony on 07745 650984. We are happy to meet up 7 days a week when possible. We also open most Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, stock levels change but we can have up to 60 classic bikes in stock at any one time so feel free to drop in for a look round. Our address can found at http://www.classicmotorcyclesearch.co.uk/contact-us/

Our Feedback: Our customers say we offer a good honest description, we are helpful, we are professional, collection and payment is made easy, communication is good and many customers buy from us more than once. Please see our feed back list.

If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay. Bikes can be stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash on collection, if payment is made by cheque the funds will need to clear before the bike can be released.

Need it delivered: We recommend Peter and Chas they are often in the area picking up from us and delivering across the UK and Europe. They are professional, reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own. If you have your own shipper we are more than happy to work with them.

Need a price: Call/email Peter or Chas direct.

UK: Call Peter on 07831 559538

Europe: Call Chas on 01233 633623

Web link for Peter and Chas: http://www.classicmotorcyclesearch.co.uk/our-friends/

If you win the auction: Call your shipper, give them Tony’s number (07745 650984) and leave the rest to us, we like to make the whole process nice and easy.

International Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with International buyers. Please contact Chas direct if you need shipping prices. 

How to register your motorcycle:

1. MOT the motorcycle on the chassis number.

2. Insure the motorcycle on the chassis number.

3. We at the Motorcycle Emporium will provide the following forms:

· An invoice.

· All customs and excise paper work as evidence that import duties have been paid.

· A V55/5 – Application for a First License for A Used Motor Vehicle Form

The original title where that is available, if the original title is not available a letter from the manufacturers UK importer will be required, we will supply contact details and forms needed. If the manufacturer no longer exists, as in the case of classic British machines, then the DVLA will accept dating certificates from a certified list of suppliers.

4. Take all the paper work to your local DVLA office and you will then receive a certificate allowing you to purchase a number plate, the Tax disc will follow 2 to 3 days later. Please note, as from October 2013 all paperwork will need to be sent directly to the DVLA.

5. A normal V5C Registration Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.

Finally don’t forget that you will need to advise your insurance company of the newly issued registration number.

6. Need help after buying, just give us a call on 07745 650984.


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