I've been spending some time on the RD350 as well. It's sporatic running was driving me nuts. After chasing down many wrong things, I finally discovered the connector from the alternator had disentegrated and the wires weren't connecting thus charging the battery. Now it runs like a top! A screaming, smoking, public-nuisance top. I put some bars from Front Street Cycle on a ditched the clubmans. The accidental wheelies are back!