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Offline kawazonkey

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Something not quite right here...
« on: September 27, 2018, 12:46:56 AM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yamaha-RD400-1977-new-mot-Beauty/323469189602?hash=item4b504421e2:g:UrcAAOSw6VhbnQpr

Odd colour rev counter and what's with the tank decals? Ultra low miles so a replacement speedo? Not right in my opinion..

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 01:45:28 AM »
Many things wrong there  :-X
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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 05:28:56 AM »
I saw it too and though a few things look suspicious, says Uk Bike but why would you change the pilot box and odd coloured speedo, also early type rear Caliper and later front Caliper with no Reg no displayed could not check it out.

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 10:50:56 AM »
E wheels, front forks/yokes/brake caliper.  German rear muddy.

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 11:01:46 AM »
Nothing to do with provenance of bike (which looks all over the place!) but I'm not keen on those 'universal' type pattern front mudguards.
 
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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 01:47:37 PM »
But its been signed by Kenny Roberts.....
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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 06:22:45 PM »
But its been signed by Kenny Roberts.....
My mate Stu Roberts had a dog called  Kenny, he could have got a paw from him to put on the tank   
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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 08:24:11 PM »
Well since beauty is in the eye if the beholder then that’s just his opinion.
It is a RD and he doesn’t make any claims about being concourse perfect etc. It’s a mix of this and that mostly probably not to the consensus of approval...

Kenny Roberts paint set is just a style....you can buy the signature decals from everywhere.

Would I buy it if the price was reasonable ....No not my cup of tea
Would I buy it at that price ...NO NO

Might be someone’s cup of tea though. Original owner for example ..



« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 09:54:01 PM by betty foRD »
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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 08:43:41 PM »
Nothing wrong with a bitsa eh Merv?
As long as it goes and stops who cares what anyone else thinks.
I'd have it but maybe not for that price.

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 08:52:49 PM »
Nothing wrong with a bitsa eh Merv?
As long as it goes and stops who cares what anyone else thinks.
I'd have it but maybe not for that price.

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 10:54:10 PM »
Nothing wrong with a bitsa eh Merv?
As long as it goes and stops who cares what anyone else thinks.
I'd have it but maybe not for that price.
Agree with the above.
Not everyone on here runs a showroom bike, hopefully this club continues to retain room for well used, non standard and modified RDs

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 11:23:55 PM »
Eds stops well with an XS750 front end on it with the bigger twin discs

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2018, 03:36:05 AM »
Nothing wrong with a bitsa eh Merv?
As long as it goes and stops who cares what anyone else thinks.
I'd have it but maybe not for that price.
Totally agree, besides unless you were thinking of buying it who GaF  :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: Something not quite right here...
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2018, 05:01:41 PM »
Who GaF?  :-\   I guess, on this site quite a few?  Certainly, no one is slagging the bike.  However, the bike has several modifications that are not mentioned in the advert that could be important to an inexperienced RD buyer.   :)

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