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Offline Hammer 663s

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Completed 77 RD400D
« on: May 28, 2022, 05:11:34 PM »
I present to you "Mika". I found her on Craigslist a few months ago and I snapped her up. I started riding street on an RD250 many years ago and have been looking for an RD400 to add to my collection. I've not done much to her other than check, clean, grease, lube, adjust everything, and add Race Tech Gold Valves and springs to the forks. It needed very little to make almost perfect.

This was an incredible find. It was sold in the Boston area in 77. Ridden for 5 years, it went into a crate in 1983 with 2800 miles on it when the original owner moved to Oregon. He never took it back out of the crate, and after he died in 2013 it was sold as part of the estate. Imagine that - crated for 30 years! In 2014-15 the new owner had it gone thru end-to-end and fully restored. He is now 72 and decided to sell it. Interesting fact - owner 2 worked at the same shop where owner 1 originally bought the bike!  The bike is a remarkable survivor in almost 100% original condition with 3,925 total original miles.

I will not sell it while I am still alive. It will go to my son.


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Re: Completed 77 RD400D
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2022, 06:50:56 PM »
Very nice that, well done.

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Re: Completed 77 RD400D
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 11:17:08 AM »
Really nice bike, right place, right time your a lucky man, also your son too.