yep. cain’t be good.
Full report forthcoming…
(but ain’t it preeeetttty?)
OK, here’s the dish. It’s a 1971 Yamaha R5 frame, forks and front wheel. The plan is to strip it down, powdercoat or nickle plate the frame, build it as a naked, not street legal cafe build. No lights, no crap, just speed and handling. I’m going to do a universal NEMA C mount face, so I can bolt in my Mars ME0709 motor, but later maybe something else- I’ll do it so the Agni will fit, too. Batteries? I’m thinking LiPo, in a removable/universal pack arrangement. I’m keeping the spoked wheels and the hub brakes… ’cause they look cool.
Once again, into the breach!
Pieces propped together:
A little background. First, the post that brought me back to my Yamaha RD350 roots: on the Hammarhead Volta.
Annnnnd, a shot of my first RD build, back way back in the day…