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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2008, 07:04:35 AM »
Interesting! the blue tank colour and graphics point to it being a 1977 D model - is the frame number 1A1-1? The graphics are also USA, Canada.
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2008, 08:01:19 AM »
Our 1976 C models were all like that (I call it slab sided) Our D"s had the sort of S shaped decal with the tail piece on the seat and the painted strips down the side of the seat... Well here anyway.  Compliance plate reads 6/76 1A1-100 on the wire wheel 400.  It"s becoming more obvious to me how extensive the model differences were around the world!!!! I also have a pair of orange cast wheel C"s (250+400) 3x D"s (400"s) 2x E"s (400"s) 2x F"s (250+400) 1xG (250) R5b x1, early 350"s and 250;s... 200 electrics set, as1"s and others.  All need restoration in degree"s so I"ll be busy and broke for a while!!!  when I pull them out over the years to muck around with them I"ll keep you up to date with numbers etc, and whatever info I can provide

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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2008, 11:30:57 AM »
Whoops! my last posting was wrong - Graphics are the C model while the colour is not something that I have record of on the 400C. As far as I have records the 400C came in green and red.
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2008, 02:38:40 PM »
Yep C was only available in blue and orange in that slab side.  D was also blue and orange with orange bikes always being the most popular .  The E 1978 only came here in white and red decals some with red wheels also (I"m pretty sure) but the exciting news that I discovered this week is that some of the F"s came over in Daytona livery (250/s and 400"s) the difference between ours and the American model was no daytona special on the side cover and no exhaust baffles,  So for me that"s really good news as my f pair will be restored in this manner!  The also came in the pearl white LC style paint.  Here"s a shot of my discovery.  I spoke to the owner at lentgh an he had bought it from his uncle so was sure of the history.


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« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2008, 10:43:49 AM »
I am looking to purchase an RD250 in Yellow/Black livery.  Which model and year should I be looking for (E or F Someone told me??) and what type of wheels & brakes should it have on it?  Anyone with a photo would be of great help or if anyone has got one for sale or knows of one for sale?



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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2008, 09:46:29 AM »
Hi All,  Ive just taken delivery of a RD250 but Im unsure what model it is.

It was registerd in 1979 it has wire wheels and disc brakes front and back, both the engine & frame numbers match and they start 1A2-20****. Is it a D model ?

Also where can I get a parts list as RD requires some fettling.



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« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2008, 05:50:55 PM »
Hi All,  



Telephoned Mr Yamaha today at their UK headquarters on 01932 358000 and spoke to a really helpful guy in customer services who confirmed that my RD listed above is a D model and was manufactured in 1977.



If anyones unsure as to what model their RD is give them a call.



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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2008, 11:21:17 PM »
Hi Dave, Hope you enjoy your D model 250.... Keep it locked up, those wire wheels are worth their weight!  How about a photo?  The D-E were the best looking models in my opinion.  Enjoy!

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« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2008, 08:03:52 AM »
Hi All Can someone please tell me which motors I have?

One has a "complete" primary drive cover and the other one has a larger cover with a small round cover in the middle and a more "open" drive end . All the photo"s I have looked at seem to be taken of the RHS of the bike.  Thanks Trevor

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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2008, 11:13:48 AM »
 
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I am looking to purchase an RD250 in Yellow/Black livery.  Which model and year should I be looking for (E or F Someone told me??) and what type of wheels & brakes should it have on it?  Anyone with a photo would be of great help or if anyone has got one for sale or knows of one for sale?



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I have just bought a bike which I believe to be a RD250F, with a Frame Number prefix of 1A2-433???, 1st registered in Jan 1980.  Can anyone confirm what model bike I have bought please? I also need a UK Parts List for it please?



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« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2008, 06:35:29 AM »
G"day All,

I  have bought a 1970"s RD250, but I"m not certain of the year model. It"s been repainted in Butterfly Blue i think at some stage years ago, but under one sidecover the original colour looks like a gold or bronze metallic. The engine and frame numbers are the same at 352 201


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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2008, 07:33:10 AM »
Hi Spooker



I"m a newbie to the site!



I noticed the bike your race preparing in the background of this photo, what year/model is it? and have you raced it yet?



I currently race 2-strokes and my father has recently bought a bit of a wreck, but a wreck with potential, its a YDS7 that has a modified frame, large Aly tank, clip-ons and what looks like a tweaked engine.



I would be interested to hear where you find spares and advice of such projects?



Cheers

Marcus


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« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2008, 07:52:13 AM »
Hi Marcus,

Its a 1972 R5.  Pre RD.  I"ve progressed a little, and now have all the engine parts machined and ready to go together.  Other than that it"s pretty much the same.  Advice.. Forums such as this, ebay is good for parts, i was lucky enough to buy out old stock from a couple of wreckers years ago so were lucky in that respect.  Enjoy the journey!  Cheers.

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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2008, 04:20:46 PM »
Spooker wrote;

"Keep it locked up, those wire wheels are worth their weight!"



They should look like this;





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« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2008, 07:06:56 AM »
Ummm, the front looks all right from here... but the rear?  The rear hub should be identical in all respects to the same model mag, other than the fact that it has spokes obviously.  I"ve never seen one with ribbing like that?