Shop Phone: 512-575-7018

RD's Only

 Cell# 512-718-9570

118 Mount Pleasant Ave. Smithville, TX 78957

1st year racing was 1980 what you see is the champions of 1979, some fast names there..

Back when I was Young and raced my RD350 B

Had a lot of fun & meet a lot of good guys

While tring to be my best, there were 65+

rds on that grid doing the same so placing in the top 5 was no easy task. I was ranked 8th over all in my class the 3rd year I raced, 5th overall my 4th year. One picture you see me behind a kawy 550 (supper street race] I would get them in the corners and try and hold them off on the straights. Laguna Seca was a technical track not a lot of straight so I did well there


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2017 Febuary

January & February have been a struggle in many ways. Health, digital & bikes.

So far I have been able to overcome the digital thing and have 2 systems working OK now.   Health well that is on going as we  all get older we find we are more fragile than we think.  Bikes- I love a good issue, with bikes- leaks, old stuff etc. My goal is to make all bike dependable and worthy of a good ride. 2 strokes are like pretty women they like to be ridden HARD. And they act like pretty women most of the time wanting to be touched a lot. To be dependable they have to submit to the ruling hand of tuning and be tamed. That is my goal is to find the happy point of all 2 strokes, so they are like the untamed, but submit to a good thrashing and enjoy it. Time and time again, tuning is the key to this & maintenance they want to be touched.

No 2 stroke can be parked and expected to get wet again and perform as it did when parked, they are not lawn mowers.
Like women to get them wet you have to play with them a little before your ride, tire pressure, gas, oil, drain carbs, fresh start with new plugs… They like all that, crazy bitches that drive us crazy when they are one…

Long live 2 strokes, when Men were Men and women swooned as Men passed their way on 2 strokes


Smokey bitches are the best of them all.

JT

RD's Only  is independently owned and operated!



   I have been working on [playing with] RD's for over 30 years. Yup I am an Old Yamaha dog, Raced a RD350B when I was young for 8 years. AFM in Northern Cali, mod-prod & supper street were my classes. I started out tuning RD race bikes, and then opened up my garage. I have rebuilt a large # of engines in the 100's. Have restored 26 bikes 6 my own, it is costly to restore.

     In Northern California I got real busy with my hobby RDs Only.  I tried to accommodate too many customers and it was crazy (in a 2 car garage). So now I have lots of space in Smithville TX. I can make time for every bike. I will not do as many but I feel I can do them right,   

   A Good Performing bike makes for Happy Customers.


Now in Texas,Give me a call or send me an email.

Past of rd's only

- Complete Inspection FREE
- Tune Ups
- Performance Mod's
- Drive train -Chain & sprockets
- Carburetor cleaning & tuning
- Tires
- Engine Rebuilds
- Frame up Restorations
- Brakes

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From Tune Up's to Full restoration we can do it all. If you have a RD/RZ that has "been sitten" bring it in we can get it running.



The newest of the 2 stroke Yamaha family. 1980's was when we got to see them. Many improvements from the RD series. RZ350 -500's are a treasure to ride.


RZ's

services

repair

services


Yamaha 2 stroke Street bikes are no longer being made. The RD series is 40 years old, many items on them are just worn out. But there are many solutions today.


preventative

maintenance

RD's Only is a small shop that loves working on old Yamaha 2 stroke street bikes. Air cooled RD's or water cooled RZ's.

 Come by and visit we can put you up if needed- We have fun here Shooting, riding and tuning

JT


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