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Offline Paul Dawkins

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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2013, 06:35:50 AM »
The imports had a different one Per, UK had the fizzy type but there are a few little differences to the fizzy type, theres a groove down the back on the RD type, this is for the loom.
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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2013, 08:53:18 AM »
The imports had a different one Per, UK had the fizzy type but there are a few little differences to the fizzy type, theres a groove down the back on the RD type, this is for the loom.

Was Del's bike an import then?
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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #77 on: November 02, 2013, 10:21:33 AM »
Dels bike is the third one down with the top box, cant really see the back light but it look UK as the fizzys were.
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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #78 on: November 02, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
You might be right Paul, it was difficult to see with a massive mudflap attached and the rear indicator making it look more like a round rear light? ::)
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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #79 on: November 04, 2013, 12:51:29 PM »
I bought my bike new in December 1975 when I was 17. At the time the bronze RD250B was on sale for £525 which I could not afford.

After a chat with the local dealer he got me that old stock RD250A for £450. It obviously was from Europe because of the round back light. UK models had the fizzy type light unit.

I was 17 at the time, having a 250 all I wanted, old stock did not matter but the 75 quid differance did.
Out on the road, was there any differance - NO

As I can remember - ALL - Uk bikes had the fizzy verticle oval light unit until the oblong lights of the coffin tank models
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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #80 on: August 18, 2018, 12:29:13 AM »
SupeRDel, i havent got my rd250 home yet but i am trying to work out just what i have got? its an R reg 250 but it has cast wheels with a drum rear brake, is it an odd one as i can"t find any pictures of one the same.

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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #81 on: August 28, 2019, 10:28:18 AM »
Hi

Anyone know of any other major differences between the 250D and later E/Fs.
I know the footrests are the most obvious, also the change to CDI and cosmetically, the clocks are different and I see some changes to the right hand side panel
Im about to buy a D on the basis there are no other major differences (it has the alloy wheels)

Interestingly '250D' doesn't appear in the https://www.aircooledrdclub.com/manuals/codes.pdf (at least it doesn't show up trying to search for rd250d)

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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #82 on: August 28, 2019, 11:54:27 AM »
Clocks are only subtly different between D and E (MPH and RPM are upper case on D clocks, lower case on E/F) so you see plenty of E's with D speedos and vice versa.  Are you thinking C clocks which ate quite a lot more different?
You know about the frame and the engine, but its not just the CDI - Crank, barrels, carbs, oil pump, complete exhaust system etc are all different.
Then the wiring loom is different, as are forks, wheels, brakes, swinging arm etc.

Not sure what you are asking.  If you want to make a D look pretty much like an E, other than the frame it's not too difficult.  But if you want to convert a D to full E spec, forget it and buy an E.
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Re: Yamaha RD250. The Model Guide
« Reply #83 on: August 28, 2019, 06:43:02 PM »
thanks for the reply

No Im not going to try to convert the d to e but I just wondered whether the differences make it worth hanging on for a E model.  Sounds like its an entirely different bike, so is the E a much better bike? They look pretty similar cosmetically

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