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RT3 Lower fork leg 'innards'

10 Jan 2021 18:33
aretee3
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When I stripped my fork lowers many years ago I neglected to note the order of the various parts on the cylinder (#8 in parts diagrams) The diagram doesn't show any of the bits that mine had. The pics below are what I remember to have been in there, I've numbered them in the hope that someone will put me straight in their order and the direction they should be facing...... and if something is missing.

This is a late RT3 with an engine/chassis of RT1-162859 and was origionally a very dark metalic grey.

I need help, and hopefully a pic or 2 of the correct alignment.

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10 Jan 2021 19:22
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VIN lists are primarily for US models and yours does not look like a US model... it still should be close to a US 1973 RT3 though.

Hopefully someone will be along to answer your question. :Buds

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

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11 Jan 2021 00:09
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Whereabouts are you - Canada, Australasia, Europe?

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11 Jan 2021 02:10
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Yours looks like a Japanese market RT2 . Their tinware colour was a Charcoal dark grey .
Front indicators are mounted on the headlight brackets , and the taillight is the older
Tombstone style . These were all areas of difference between JDM and US market models
in 72 .
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11 Jan 2021 06:25
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Swoop, interesting how the VIN is quite a bit higher than the highest US RT3? Any thoughts on that? Would it still be a JDM RT2?

I'm not really up on the JDM models... I would expect the JDM RT3 to have the "swoop" (no pun intended) paint scheme instead of the plain-ish "YAMAHA" of 1972.

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11 Jan 2021 11:35
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MarkT wrote: Swoop, interesting how the VIN is quite a bit higher than the highest US RT3? Any thoughts on that? Would it still be a JDM RT2?

I'm not really up on the JDM models... I would expect the JDM RT3 to have the "swoop" (no pun intended) paint scheme instead of the plain-ish "YAMAHA" of 1972.

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11 Jan 2021 11:40
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I hadn't referred to VIN numbers . It was just a visual observation .
I have a JDM RT2 brochure , and I think I may have a 73 Trail Range brochure too .
From memory the 73 was Baja Brown as US , complete with stripe .
I'll dig them out and post later in the day .
It's an odd mix , as Mark says .

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11 Jan 2021 12:25
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Don't remember my RT internals looking like that ?
Do these help....




Yamaha RT2 360 ~ Honda XR650R ~ Yamaha DT175MX ~ Kawasaki KH400 ~ GPz550

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11 Jan 2021 13:21
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Australia, and I have a feeling that this may have been a ‘grey’ import, ie. brought in privately.

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11 Jan 2021 13:28
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It was my decision to paint it in Baja Brown, not grey. I like the 70s bling of the swoop and colour.
So, theoretically, I could leave those JDM ‘extras’ out?
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