Who could resist such a tempting project? Paul Davies certainly couldn’t...
Fresh from the postie
After a long search for an affordable Yamaha RD to recapture my youth, I snapped up this gem on a well-known auction site. It had been re-advertised for £250 after the original bidder changed his mind (god knows why). His loss was my gain, so I put in a cheeky bid of £150 and the seller accepted immediately (obviously unaware of what he had).
I had a blue RD250C after I passed my test in the early ’80s and it cost me £180, so it seems to me it’s a myth that prices have skyrocketed.
My query is: after it flies through an MOT, I will be going for a blast this weekend and was hoping you could advise me on what brand of polish I could use to make her gleam. Ideally I’m looking for something that is antibacterial and will prevent rust.
Yours optimistically, PAUL DAVIES, ABERGAVENNY, SOUTH WALES
After an exhaustive search, we’re afraid we’ve failed to identify any products that will satisfy your requirements, Paul. We do, however, know of a reputable skip hire company in your vicinity. Joking aside, thanks for cheering us up no end with your email – it made us laugh out loud. We admire your bravery and look forward to receiving updates on the restoration as it happens...
Look at this beauty. It even comes with a spare engine!
RIGHT: Acrossthe-frame engine and gearbox? Interesting idea...
RIGHT: Surely the current engine in residence is just a kick away from an instant fire-up?