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Offline Rob999r

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1977 RD400 1A3 004020
« on: February 07, 2020, 03:24:46 PM »
Guys,

ive just a bike to restore, its a 1A3 004020 - ive been told on another forum that its a US bike
but all documents show it as a UK bike - for instance it shows on Experian as first registered in the UK on the 12/10/1977 and the last owner to whom I bought it off has had it for 27 years , can anyone help, I understand it to be a C model also
Cheers Rob

Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: 1977 RD400 1A3 004020
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 04:13:34 PM »
Welcome Rob.

If you have the registration number, search on the internet for "is my car taxed". You should get the government website, follow your nose and it will give you most of the info that you need.

Imports will usually have a very large gap between the date of manufacture and date of first registration.

1A3 is the model code for European 1976 and 1977 RD400.

Do the frame and engine numbers match?

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Offline Rob999r

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Re: 1977 RD400 1A3 004020
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 06:32:01 PM »
Yes engine and Frame all Match  - def registered first as new in the uk !

Offline Rob999r

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Re: 1977 RD400 1A3 004020
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 06:36:23 PM »
Yeah just checked and it shows as last taxed and due 1 November 1983 with no MOT history and first registered in the uk in 1977

Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: 1977 RD400 1A3 004020
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 07:13:42 PM »
Sounds like a nice find.

Which forum was telling you porkies...............?! :o
Yam RD200DX (Gr8auntiepat's)
Yam FZX700 Fazer
Yam RD400 bitsa
Yam RD350B rough
Yam RT2 almost finished
Yam DT360A almost finished
Suzi GT550J just started
Suzi 1250 Bandit regular rider
Yam RD125B (probably!) just received
Yam AS3 in boxes just received

Offline betty foRD

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Re: 1977 RD400 1A3 004020
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 11:52:17 PM »
Someone on face ache, but I think they have now aligned with the reality..
1A3 is defo UK/EU and if first registered in 77 then says it all.
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