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Offline twosmoke

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2017, 02:24:09 PM »
I had replaced my shocks back in the mid 80's and stupidly (in retrospect) chucked away the originals (springs were showing signs of rust).
I got an original set of Yamaha RD400 shocks for the bike and had them re-conditioned, so original spec on these too.

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2017, 07:17:00 PM »
Snaps of latest progress....









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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2017, 08:08:23 PM »
Looks very nice indeed 😀😀
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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2017, 09:52:40 PM »
That looks really good, its coming together nicely.
It all looks nice & shiney.
I hope mine looks as good when i'm finished.
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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2017, 05:48:27 PM »
Not long to go now...







Just missing the rectangular 'YAMAHA'  plaque for the engine casing cover. Removed it years ago when I had the engine casing powder coated and never got around to re-fitting it. It's in my mums garage somewhere but it's going to be a job to find it. Don't fancy a sticker replacement off ebay.
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2017, 11:38:48 PM »
It's looking really good & it will look amazing when it's finished. I have been looking out some old photos of the RD when I owned it & will try to upload them


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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 11:40:17 PM »
It's looking really good & it will look amazing when it's finished. I have been looking out some old photos of the RD when I owned it & will try to upload them


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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2017, 05:38:33 AM »
The bike and quality of restoration looks great, I am restoring my 250C and enjoy the tread, have one observation without trying to offend you, on looking at the photos the swing arm bolt has insufficient threads ckearing the nut, is it still loose?

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2017, 10:37:52 AM »
Colin,

That is so cool to see your pictures of the bike when you owned it!

Phil,

Good spot! Yes, swing arm is not tightened up yet.

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #39 on: May 24, 2017, 12:15:42 PM »
Seat restored and back on...







Bike has been started but one of the carbs is blocked for some reason so that is next to sort out.

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« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2017, 12:33:41 PM »
It's looking better than when it left Japan, Robert. Fantastic restoration.
I'm battling with my electrics at the minute, but I will get there.
Yours will be finished before mine as I am going to the TT for nearly 3 weeks, so I think yours will be up & running by the time I return.
Keep up the good work.

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
M.O.T. Booked for Monday!

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2017, 05:18:31 PM »
Great story and great resto!
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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2017, 09:48:17 PM »
M.O.T. Booked for Monday!
You will be on the road, when I get back Tuesday from the IOM TT


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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2017, 05:15:58 PM »
Well, bike is just back from M.O.T. station and has passed with flying colours.
Tool tray still to be fitted (waiting for pins from platers).
Only other job is to try and find the YAMAHA plaque for the engine cover which is in my mum's garage somewhere.
(I know it's there, but it's a small item and the garage is full of stuff so it's going to be a mammoth job to clear it out to find it).
Need to get it taxed now and then put a few miles on it.

Here's the snaps of it all together...







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