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Offline Cornholio

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Hello from Cumbria..
« on: October 22, 2022, 10:05:55 PM »
Hello Ladies (?) and Gentlemen,
                                              I joined the forum a while ago but didn't say 'hello' - not sure why....

So here goes - Hello

I bought my first A/C RD a couple of months ago but have had the liquid cooled variety for the last 35 years  :D

The bike:
1976 RD400C in a cafe racer styleee. Rear subframe chopped and frame de-lugged.
350LC monoshock conversion.
Allspeeds and Raask rearsets.
Autotune (Piranha) Electronic Ignition.
Uncomfortable and small seat unit (maybe early TZ?)
Period 'Martini' paint job.
I've just fitted some flat bars and an R6 front M/C.

It doesn't look to be ported - yet (It'll be getting the Mick Abbey treatment at some point).

I've got a couple of wiring jobs to sort out and some 6mm Ally plate to make some Reed spacers then it's tyres (currently sitting on BT45s with loads of tread but badly cracked side walls  :'().

I'll upload some photos when I figure it out.

Cheers, Dave
1976 Yamaha RD400C
1980 Yamaha RD350LC
1990 Suzuki GSXR1100L

Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2022, 08:24:54 AM »
A belated welcome from the southwest!  ;)
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Offline Astute Greaser

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2022, 11:25:33 AM »
Yes welcome.
Remember pictures before modifications can't be done after. To see the full changes teaches us lots.
Hopefully we can help you in return  ;)

Offline Cornholio

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2022, 12:29:31 PM »
Thank you both.. :)

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Not sure if this is going to post two photos or not but if it does you can see why this is 'short range' bike...  :D
1976 Yamaha RD400C
1980 Yamaha RD350LC
1990 Suzuki GSXR1100L

Offline Cornholio

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2022, 12:34:35 PM »
Yay..!! it worked.

Some of the bad taste stickers are now removed (the 'Yamaha' ones on both sides of the swinger and the '400' ones from the front mudguard).

Overall i'm tickled-pink.

I do have a few mates that know their 400's but I will, no doubt, be on here asking questions at some point.

Cheers all  :D
1976 Yamaha RD400C
1980 Yamaha RD350LC
1990 Suzuki GSXR1100L

Offline Motty

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2022, 08:07:37 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, I hope you will have many happy miles on your A/C RD
Richard

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Offline pidjones

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2022, 11:19:32 AM »
In the US, marine supply dealers and some others sell a plastic "razor blade" that works well (along with heat and massive patience) at removing decals while sparing the paint.
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Offline Cornholio

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2022, 04:11:34 PM »
Thanks both..

My first thoughts on the paint were to get rid of the Martini job altogether and give it a full respray with maybe a 'Speed-block' design but it's actually grown on me. I now even like the purple seat....  :D

or have I just become de-sensitised...??

Cheers, Dave
1976 Yamaha RD400C
1980 Yamaha RD350LC
1990 Suzuki GSXR1100L

Offline Comms Guy

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Re: Hello from Cumbria..
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2022, 05:06:04 PM »
Hi Marra, I'm in the West Midlands since'68, born in "Wookint'n". Enjoy the bike, especially if you're near the Lakes, some great roads.
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