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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2015, 02:52:42 PM »
its a 79 on F model
yamaha uk have no idea about these bikes
a different company to who was importing them back then

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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2015, 03:08:09 PM »
Yeah, Yamaha weren't very convincing or even confident. I'm waiting for the DVLA to come back with some info on the colour but was wondering, was the Low Gloss Black colour available in the UK? It always seems to be mentioned with the word 'Daytona', so I'm wondering if it was a US only colour option?

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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #62 on: April 29, 2015, 02:29:16 PM »
I recall the 250E being in a turquoise green/blue colour. Never saw this colour on a 400 though.
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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2015, 04:47:46 PM »
According to the colour chart on page 1 of this thread, Low Gloss Black was a '79 F colour option, and Marine Blue '78 E.  I have seen blue 400E's, in fact got outbid on one for sale when I was looking for mine!
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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #64 on: May 01, 2015, 01:10:57 PM »
Might sound daft but could you specify the colour of the decals back in 79? Mines Black with red decals.

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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2016, 11:07:42 PM »
 i have a RD400E From USA , yamaha uk confirm E model made in Aug 1977 .... 1A1 -352*** is that right as number seems a lot higher than the site record
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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #66 on: February 08, 2016, 02:03:01 PM »
i have a RD400E From USA , yamaha uk confirm E model made in Aug 1977 .... 1A1 -352*** is that right as number seems a lot higher than the site record

USA spec data shows USA RD400ES numbers started at 1A1 350101. Cheers
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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #67 on: February 09, 2016, 08:07:01 PM »
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Re: Yamaha RD400. The Model Guide
« Reply #68 on: July 16, 2017, 02:59:03 AM »
My latest project bike is matching numbers 1A3-3001## so I am assuming it is an E model given that F models start from 1A3-33####

If someone could confirm this it would be appreciated.

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