I found this 1973 Yamaha RD350 up for auction on eBay.
Located in Hagerstown, Maryland, this bike could, if purchased for the right price, make a good donor bike. It looks like it’s all original. It doesn’t run. It’s got some rust. The seat is ragged. It’s the perfect donor RD350, for the right price.
The bidding on this starts $1,200. That’s starting pretty high for a bike that doesn’t run and could have a myriad of mechanical problems to solve. I’d be into this bike for $1,000. I’m loathe to pay more than a $1,000 for bike that I can’t ride home, even if I plan to strip it all down to the frame and build it back up.
This site doesn’t make money. I’m not doing this because I think I’m going to get rich. I like motorcycles. I have a background in journalism and I enjoy writing. I put all of that together and this website popped out.
Having said that, I would like to cover my costs and so I sell t-shirts, enhanced builder pages, and I come to you with hat in hand asking for a couple of bucks.
If you can’t afford even a dollar, don’t sweat it.