Streak - Yamaha RD350
In 1974 when I started S.G Cycle Works I did a lot of portwork. Yes, a lot ot of dirtbikes but by far the #1 was porting R5 and RD350 Yamahas. When I was asked by Michael Lichter to build a bike for his Ton Up exhibit in Sturgis 2013 the bike I wanted to build was a RD350. I also have liked the featherbed frame design that Norton had used on their legendary race bikes. Those frames used Reynolds tubing and the next thing I did was get in touch with Reynolds. But let me tell you how it actually happened.
Oh, the name Streak? This bike is fast, light and naked. In 1974 streaking was done by fast and naked people. Get it?
It started out like this. 1974 RD350
And ended up looking like this.
Stock weight 378 lbs wet.
BREW Rd350 weight 243 lbs wet
Stock HP 35hp
Est HP BREW RD350 60hp
Aluminum D.I.D. rims with Buchanan S.S. spokes
Loaded Gun Rearsets
Lectron 34mm carbs
Hagon Rear Shocks
Reynolds 853 tubing
Hot Wing Glass seat
Bikers Choice/ Tucker Rocky
Graphics by PowerSport Grafx
Thanks to LC Fabrications and A All Animal Control
The Featherbed frame features a continous piece of tubing bent as 1 side section.
The original frame and swingarm weighed 52.8 lbs. The NEW Reynolds featherbed frame and swingarm weighed in at weighed 20.8 lbs!
I will post more pics up on engine build.
The engine was taken down and a new crank installed.
Wiseco Pro-Lite pistons
34mm Lectron Carbs
Only the BEST! Lectron 34mm Carbs!
Notice the custom work on the forks!