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Offline Ravedaddy

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:20:47 PM »
My 1st long introduction failed to post...... nice.
Well hello, ive just bought a 1A1 RD400........ in thailand! Thats rarer than finding a thai gf that ' love you and not need your money'.
So, concentrating on the 2 stroke money pit and not the 2 legged money pit im in need of some help and pointers while im back here in the uk collecting parts. The bike is supposed to be a 1A1 908xxx with matching numbers, ive not actually seen it yet as it came up for sale 2 days before i got on a plane and came back here. Several expats were sat in a bar foaming at the mouth after seeing it for sale but desireable and rare motors in thailand are like a fit bird whos 'never gone with farang before' turning up to work in a bar....... you either dive on it n worry about the price later or wait a few years and hope it shows back up again... i saw a tdr250 last year 10 years after i first spotted it, time and zero maintanance hadnt done it any favours.
Anyway, ive started ebaying up stuff like a set of black decals and a stock airbox....... and a new set of DG pipes but im having problems googling up main jet sizes for the pipes. Ive seen 240- 320 posted on usa sites while uk sites are saying 120-160.
So id like to start out with jet sizes, what do you recommend?
Cheers

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 06:28:01 PM »
Im thinking im going to need quite a lot of parts, i did have a 250DX 40 years ago and while thats a long time i dont remember it being fitted with these calipers......oh hum.
BA does a great flight deal where you can carry 96kgs of luggage for £60 on top of the ticket price..... plus whatever you can cram in your pockets. :)

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 07:52:03 PM »
I have just returned from a Asia expedition... 
He'll that must be rare in Thailand!
I never saw any bike of interest on my 125hired moped.

Bikes looks in ok condition. If lucky it might run fine after some tuning.

Was considering returning for the last sun before monsoon .
You on the mainland ?
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Offline Ravedaddy

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 07:59:11 PM »
Im 130km north of chiang mai mate. Im 23km away from where clarkson built 'the bridge on the river kok' :)
Ironically the RD was 10 km away from me in the next town.....but id already driven 945km south to collect a KDX250! Those 2 were the bikes i missed when i was young!
There are some gems hidden away here but an RD400 was unheard of until now.

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 08:03:49 PM »
If you pop back over just message me up, its quite refreshing to speak English sometimes and ive got all the local roads and attractions mapped out so you can see what every other tourist drives straight past. Im on fb as FAR EAST FORDS  as well as other things :)

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 08:13:11 PM »
Will do. Spent time in Chiang mai and braved the roads on my usual
hired 125 moped.
Not hired a car yet.
You must be right up north in the jungle!

Keep us informed how the restore goes.
I ain't too bad on the tuning if I ever get over there before
monsoon.
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Offline chrisg.007

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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 10:13:39 PM »
Im thinking im going to need quite a lot of parts, i did have a 250DX 40 years ago and while thats a long time i dont remember it being fitted with these calipers......oh hum.
BA does a great flight deal where you can carry 96kgs of luggage for £60 on top of the ticket price..... plus whatever you can cram in your pockets. :)

Looks like an LC caliper, although I stand to be corrected.
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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 05:02:30 AM »
Welcome to the forum and great find you have by the sound of things. I can’t give you any advice regarding jetting unfortunately, as I only run my bikes with stock pipes and jetting but I am sure someone on here will be able to help.

Good luck with the refresh and make sure you ask all the questions you need to, as there are some very knowledgeable folks on here.
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Re: Hello from thailand 1A1 RD400
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 02:49:01 PM »
Cheers chap, i might have rambled on a bit in my 1st post so im still looking for some ballpark figures for jet sizes as ill need to buy them soon from ebay. Stock airbox, paper filter, new DG expansion pipes, assuming the carbs are vm28's
Anyone?