Spares for the Yamaha RD350
I am an avid reader of your magazine. I heard recently that Yamaha propose to start producing the RD 350’s spares. When do you think these will become available in major Indian cities? What is a CDI kit? Which is the most appropriate disc brake and CDI kit for the Yamaha RD 350 (1984 model)? Where and at what price may I find those in New Delhi?
Ali Khan, via e-mail
No, Yamaha have not started producing any spare parts for the RD 350 nor will they, so far as we know, in the near future. There are a number of CDI kits available in the market. We suggest that you go for a 12V RX135 ignition system that would fit your bike well. As for fitting disc brakes on your RD 350, you will have to weld the lugs on to the front forks for caliper mounting. Then you will need to replace the front wheel with one that has mounting points for the rotors. You may consider the disc brake assembly from the Pulsar or Yamaha FZ. Have the whole thing done by a competent mechanic or else there are chances that the whole modification job might just backfire.