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Two stroke action in Derby

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Two stroke action in Derby

#1 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:25 pm

I seem to have agreed to go to some sort of RD/LC Rally in Derby this weekend 6/7/8 July, it’s at Derby Rugby Club is about all I know about it - anyone going by any chance? Either way if you’re into that kind of thing and near there to let you know it’s on. I have no idea what to expect I’m just tagging along... :shock: pics to follow as an when :D

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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#2 PostAuthor: davejames » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:47 am

Chris, that sounds like the air cooled RD rally, sure it's usually at a rugby club in the East Midlands area. Not owned one for 30+ years but would love to see some pics. I had a lot of good times on them between the age of 18 and 23 :)
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#3 PostAuthor: ADRIAN H » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:42 am

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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#4 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:01 am

Festival of 1000 Bikes is at Mallory Park this weekend (7/8)
I'll be there with my FZ750, assuming it doesn't break down on the way
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#5 PostAuthor: Taffus » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:29 am

Julian_Boolean wrote:Festival of 1000 Bikes is at Mallory Park this weekend (7/8)
I'll be there with my FZ750, assuming it doesn't break down on the way

Did 70K on my FZ750, never broke down once! seat was bloody awful though and given I was living in Norwich and working in Peterhead and Weston Super Mare my butt was redder than an angry baboons!

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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#6 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:54 pm

Taffus wrote:
Julian_Boolean wrote:Festival of 1000 Bikes is at Mallory Park this weekend (7/8)
I'll be there with my FZ750, assuming it doesn't break down on the way

Did 70K on my FZ750, never broke down once! seat was bloody awful though and given I was living in Norwich and working in Peterhead and Weston Super Mare my butt was redder than an angry baboons!


Mine's now coming up for 58K miles, I know someone who had one that did 135K miles with no problems, the seat hasn't mellowed with age, it's still uncomfortable after an hour, Mallory is about a 3 hour ride from mine (well it is the interesting route I'm going to use)
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#7 PostAuthor: chrisNI » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:41 am

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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#8 PostAuthor: MikeP » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 pm

Great pics Chris, looks like a great day out . . . and the sun stayed out too!!
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#9 PostAuthor: sanderz » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Great pics of what I bet was a great weekend.
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#10 PostAuthor: davejames » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:33 am

Thanks for posting the pics Chris, looks like there were some really nice bikes there both standard and modified. Shame most of the owners look as old as the bikes, much the same as with Zeds :lol:
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#11 PostAuthor: deka » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 am

Is it me or did the RD400 (the one with the block pattern sorry think its E but dont know) come with wire wheels when it was first released and alloys were an extra?
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#12 PostAuthor: Rog » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:26 pm

deka wrote:Is it me or did the RD400 (the one with the block pattern sorry think its E but dont know) come with wire wheels when it was first released and alloys were an extra?


If you mean the blue one (Marine Blue) then yes they did, the mag wheels were optional extras at £30 if memory serves me right, and it's a 400C the first and only RD400 to have no tail piece, how do I know this.... I had one :lol:

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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#13 PostAuthor: hartyb » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:46 pm

this is my rd400f last of the line un touched from new
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Re: Two stroke action in Derby

#14 PostAuthor: redzee » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:12 pm

Great day, I was there myself, some fantastic bikes on show. Had to laugh though, I spotted me and the missus in picture 20...... :oops:
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