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Offline Alvin Sparklug

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one of my old RD,s
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:40:11 PM »
my RD400D in about 1979/80.

which was nice.
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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 07:44:16 AM »
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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 11:55:41 AM »
I always liked the Red 400's.  They seemed quite rare around where I lived, plenty of Blue and Yellow ones but I think I only saw the odd Red one back in the day.
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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 07:38:34 PM »
I always liked the Red 400's.  They seemed quite rare around where I lived, plenty of Blue and Yellow ones but I think I only saw the odd Red one back in the day.
yes, i never saw another red one, then the white/red 400E came out and the rest is history,
bought it new in late 1977/78, sold it to a co-worker for £300 about 4 years later. :(
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GT250B +RD400.


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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 12:22:54 PM »
Yes, I agree never saw many in red. When I was 16 I remember a chap used to come to the local pub, thought it was a metallic bronze colour or maybe red.
Did they do a metallic finish?
RD400F 1979

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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2017, 12:34:41 AM »
Yes, I agree never saw many in red. When I was 16 I remember a chap used to come to the local pub, thought it was a metallic bronze colour or maybe red.
Did they do a metallic finish?

seem to remember the RD 125 may have been red metalic but the 400D was matt.
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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 12:44:34 AM »
Yes, I agree never saw many in red. When I was 16 I remember a chap used to come to the local pub, thought it was a metallic bronze colour or maybe red.
Did they do a metallic finish?

was it a 250B i wonder ,

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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 08:36:38 AM »
Nice 250. No it was definitely a 400, so it must have been Matt finish. I distinctly remember the coffin style tank. Which model did they first come out on, D or before?
RD400F 1979

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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 09:25:48 AM »
Only matt model would have been the europe 400C in low gloss black , there was a Modena red 400D like mine 
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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 12:01:13 PM »
That's the one Mervin. Modena Red.
RD400F 1979

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Re: one of my old RD,s
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 09:14:55 PM »
Mine in 1978.

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 09:24:54 PM »
My snap picture as printed in CMM

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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 08:15:39 PM »
My snap picture as printed in CMM

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Cracking write-up, that, Del!

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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 05:50:46 PM »
Great pictures. Love seeing then and now photos.