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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#16 PostAuthor: relisysxx » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:42 am

Early 400 in blue (not sure of the model but it's the on with no tailpiece), 76 vintage, but white and red comes a close second and that bike looks very very nice!

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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#17 PostAuthor: flateddie » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:56 am

I had a yellow 400DX with all the black parts chromed including the cylinder heads chrome Allspeeds great bike but wised up and swapped it for a z650b1
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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#18 PostAuthor: Bill P » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:05 am

I bought a 400c Italian Import 3 yr ago with 900kmh on clock Satin Black , we never bonded so flogged it
to a RD nut and bought a Z900 with proceeds that said i love the Red & White :)
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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#19 PostAuthor: Ultim8pc » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:14 am

Pigford wrote:What are you lot on ???
Kenny Roberts colours are it:
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Got to agree, yellow speedblocks are the best
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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#20 PostAuthor: Julian_Boolean » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:55 am

Nice RD400, though I must be the only person who doesn't like them despite having had two of them, an RD400C and an RD400D, one was blue, one was red, but I can't remember which was which, I thought LCs were loads better to ride, though the brakes were a lot better on the RD400s.
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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#21 PostAuthor: A1John » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:08 am

please see PM

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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#22 PostAuthor: sp.milne » Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:15 am

Ultim8pc wrote:
Pigford wrote:What are you lot on ???
Kenny Roberts colours are it:
RD400F.jpg

Got to agree, yellow speedblocks are the best


funny enough that's what colour it was before rebuild
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Re: rd 400 rebuild

#23 PostAuthor: Nosher903 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:24 am

Looks like a lot of us cut our teeth on those. My first big bike was an RD250c. I loved it and would have gone for a red & white 400 after that. But the 'elsie' came along which turned me into a drooling teenage wreck.
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