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Offline saab9002

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New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« on: May 23, 2022, 06:10:11 PM »
Good afternoon all,
I’ve been messing around with bikes for approx 55yrs and had at least one of the most popular makes through the years except Yamaha, well that changed last week when I acquired/bought a RD400 1979 in bits, (a lot of bits :-\). I haven’t had a chance to go through all the boxes properly yet but one of the first jobs will be to get the frame, stands,yokes,footpeg bracket and engine mounts down to Andy at Trestan’s in Woolston. If anyone can think of anything else that needs doing please feel free to let me know. There’s quite a few nice bits that came with it, paintwork done, Ohlins rear shocks, higgspeeds, new pistons/ rings etc. Also a nice new alloy S/A but it was in a box marked SRX600 but I reckon it just needs a slight mod.
Well that’s about it, I’m sure I’ll be asking lots of daft questions, such as it’s come with 2 sets of wheels, alloy and spoked, are they interchangeable?
I’ve promised SWMBO that I won’t start it until I’ve sold my T350R, space is an issue :-\.
Regards Chris
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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 07:09:45 PM »
I’ve promised SWMBO that I won’t start it until I’ve sold my T350R, space is an issue :-\.
Regards Chris

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 07:24:26 PM »
Welcome in.

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2022, 07:15:06 AM »
Welcome

saab..? Those are also twostrokes  :)
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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2022, 09:04:05 AM »
As all above.

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2022, 09:19:41 AM »
Hi Chris.
  You Could get the seat base done Trestan’s  are very good. I am just up the road from you in Totton.

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 04:57:06 PM »
Hi Chris.
  You Could get the seat base done Trestan’s  are very good. I am just up the road from you in Totton.

David
The problem is, there is no seat so that will be the first thing I’m trying to hunt down. If you know of anyone who’d like to part with a seat I’d be keen to know.
Regards Chris

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 01:20:34 PM »
hi chris

ive just finished rebuilding the same bike and we are in the same borough if i can be any help just pm me plenty of good knowledge on here and youd be surprised how many Rds there are in southampton
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Offline saab9002

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2022, 02:47:01 PM »
hi chris

ive just finished rebuilding the same bike and we are in the same borough if i can be any help just pm me plenty of good knowledge on here and youd be surprised how many Rds there are in southampton
That looks lovely, pm sent.
Regards Chris

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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2022, 12:12:21 AM »
Welcome Chris and look forward to hearing about the progress of your project now that you are part of the forum.

There is an absolute wealth of information available from the folks on here, so be sure to ask any questions that you need to.
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Re: New member,old person. Eastleigh Hants
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2022, 08:24:28 PM »
Welcome to the club Chris.

As people have said already there is plenty of help from the members when needed.