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Hey guys, I have just recieved a 1973 RT-1 360 that is in a rebuild stage. This bike was my fathers which he bought new in 73' and he passed away in 2005. So I am trying to restore this bike to working condition and it needs a ton of work. I am looking to replace a lot of the part with new ones, but I am having a hard time finding web sites that have what I need. For starters I need a new gas tank and a seat. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Kelley.

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Hey guys, I have just recieved a 1973 RT-1 360 that is in a rebuild stage. This bike was my fathers which he bought new in 73' and he passed away in 2005. So I am trying to restore this bike to working condition and it needs a ton of work. I am looking to replace a lot of the part with new ones, but I am having a hard time finding web sites that have what I need. For starters I need a new gas tank and a seat. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Kelley.

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Hey Kelley-

I just got my 73 restored over the winter and was very sucsesful finding what I needed on E-bay. Be patient as all parts will show up sooner or later.

Very cool that this was your Dad's bike- it will be very rewarding and special when you get it done.

Greg

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Try here for the small parts

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Hey guys, I have just recieved a 1973 RT-1 360 that is in a rebuild stage. This bike was my fathers which he bought new in 73' and he passed away in 2005. So I am trying to restore this bike to working condition and it needs a ton of work. I am looking to replace a lot of the part with new ones, but I am having a hard time finding web sites that have what I need. For starters I need a new gas tank and a seat. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Kelley.

Hi Kelley,

That is very cool! I am in the middle of the same type of project. I picked up my dad's '72 DT2 250 Enduro that he had bought brand new. He died in '78 and the bike has been sitting in storage since then. It has a mere 4K miles on it and I have been scrounging the web for parts as well. Here is what I have found... Always cross check prices on parts with other sites.

http://216.168.60.165/speedandsportinc/index.tpl - Speed and Sport: they are quick to respond. Compare prices, some items they have for cheap compared to other sites but some parts they have are more expensive than other sites.

http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Yamaha/M...ycle/parts.html - Good site, fast delivery good schematics and parts cross referencing

http://www.nwvintagecycleparts.com/ - great people!! but no pictures of parts is the only downer so sometimes it can be hard to cross reference.

Harness tube for electrical wires: http://www.cmsnl.com/products/harness-tube-silver-5mm_63651/

Seats - aftermarket reproduction seat covers: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Ryders-covers-...s__W0QQ_armrsZ1

Misc Sites:

http://www.bikeboneyard.com/

http://www.z1enterprises.com/reference/Z1-...plug-guide.aspx

http://www.independentcycle.com/index.cfm

http://www.motorcyclecarbs.com/

Here is the BEST bit of information that I have found out. If you cannot find a part for your bike it is very possible that that part number was used on another model and another year but it is still the exact same part. For example, if you cross reference on part number 233-84115-60-00 you will see that it is a headlight rim used on many different models: see this link... http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/yamaha/Y...4154-60-00.html

If you dig further you will see that the first 3 digits change and the last 3 sets of numbers stay the same. This part was used on many different models. So when looking for parts don't look for parts according to your bike model, search for the last 3 sets of part numbers... "84115-60-00" not "233-84115-60-00". But before you buy the part be sure to then use http://www.boats.net/parts/search/Yamaha/M...ycle/parts.html and cross reference the pictures of the parts.

Good luck and I would love to see some pics of your bike.

Cheers!

Travis

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