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Hey guys - I'm selling my '77 RD400 to make room for the next project;

- Numbers matching 1977 Yamaha RD400 with a clean Colorado title in my name.
- 14,000 miles total (many rebuilt internals) and runs very strong!
- 200 miles on new tires, refinished wheels in matte black, refinished matte black front fork, refinished matte black mirrors, new points, plugs, ignition cables, carb rebuilt/cleaned and new carb boots
- Recovered seat, aftermarket expansion chamber exhaust, "Y" tube to K&N cone.
- Excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition

Bike can be picked up locally in Denver, CO - or shipped at buyers expense through their preferred shipper.

Assorted spare parts included with bike (plugs, pads, etc)

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Oh great, another one post wonder hacking thier shit
 

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Oh great, another one post wonder hacking thier shit
Congratulations jaguar - you got your 5,555th post by hijacking an honest for sale thread for no reason, impressive. Yes, it was one post - but intended to inform a more targeted audience of like-interests of a bike I have for sale that is completely within context of this forum.

For those actually looking for a vintage 2stroke, this might actually be of value to them - so unless you have a specific question about this RD400 for sale, I would request that you keep your mindless negative posts after midnight outside of my thread. Thanks

PS - I'm unfamiliar with the context in which you use "hack" - interesting use of the English language.
 

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Don't be so precious. You are just using a blog as a free advert. It's amusing having someone with two posts telling Der Jagenemeister (with 5,555 thousand posts) how he should reply to your free ad.

IMO you can 'jack a thread, but not an ad. There is no narrative to bespoil. Some humility in your current hobby would be appreciated by all, and it will stand you in good stead in your private and public life as well.

3.8K is over the odds by my reckoning. The seat looks, well, too Trans-Am. It appears to have the OEM shocks. They were pretty crappy the day they left the factory, and are probably worn right out now.

I guess you have to pay the rent, and now walk everywhere. Good luck with the sale.

Danger, is my business.

PS: N.B., A "hack" can be a person slaving away at task for mere shekels in return. Your ad fits that definition like a stiff old carby boot.
 

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Yeah I dont see the problem here. Bike looks really clean to be perfectly honest...
he could have put it in the "projects" section. got some feedback, some buzz, dropped a hint it might be for sale. then move it in the "for sale" section. might have took some time this way, but it "looks" better.
 

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If someone posts in a forum with an advert then they are open to any and all comments about the bike and are as vulnerable to threadjacks as any other thread. And If they are newbies with no history of connection, then it is quite likely that the welcome they get is less warm that one might like. It's the nature of the beast. It's all semi anonymous and people can and do act out being badass.
 

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Amazing - so you came onto an unfamiliar message board and posted a for sale ad without ever getting to know the people that "live" here. Then you get upset when you are called on it? What if we are a bunch of evil bastards waiting for some douche to give us a name and number (like "Mike at 720-252-2977") to start posting male seeking male ads on the Denver, CO craigslist? I guess it's a good thing we are not like that?

Serious questions for you - what exactly does "many rebuilt internals" mean? Did you get the crank seals replaced and the crank rebuilt? And if so, who did the work? Important questions for someone considering buying. Also, who made the chambers? Do you know? There are good RD pipes out there and crappy ones. which are yours?
 

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Amazing - so you came onto an unfamiliar message board and posted a for sale ad without ever getting to know the people that "live" here. Then you get upset when you are called on it? What if we are a bunch of evil bastards waiting for some douche to give us a name and number (like "Mike at 720-252-2977") to start posting male seeking male ads on the Denver, CO craigslist? I guess it's a good thing we are not like that?

Serious questions for you - what exactly does "many rebuilt internals" mean? Did you get the crank seals replaced and the crank rebuilt? And if so, who did the work? Important questions for someone considering buying. Also, who made the chambers? Do you know? There are good RD pipes out there and crappy ones. which are yours?
Diamond - I guess I should have just stuck my RD up on the city corner with a for sale sign on it. That's what you would do right if you selling a niche bike to a small audience within the motorcycling community? Amazing how I had much more positive and constructive responses when I recently sold one of my MVAgustas on an MV-specific forum that I did not frequent prior to posting a bike for sales on the "For Sale" section.

Anyway, I'll answer your questions even though I have to assume that you actually have no intention or interest in purchasing an RD400. Perhaps it will help any of those who are reading this because they would like the bike.

what exactly does "many rebuilt internals" mean? Did you get the crank seals replaced and the crank rebuilt?

A - New upper end including Wiseco pistons (stock CC) with Connecting Rod Kit (Rod, Crank Pin, lower bearing, and Trust Washers), stock crank rebuilt and balanced along with new bearings/labyrinth seals. Complete engine seal kit installed including; drive and timing side seals, drive sprocket oil seal, kickstart axle seal, gear change shaft seal (crank case and outer cover), clutch pushrod seal, gearbox blank plugs.

And if so, who did the work?

A- HVCcycle in Lincoln, NE - HVCcycle Home

Also, who made the chambers? Do you know? There are good RD pipes out there and crappy ones. which are yours?


A- They are Spec II with modified silencers.

Hope that helps to answer your questions. Please let me know if you are an interested buyer Diamondj.
 

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Don't be so precious. You are just using a blog as a free advert. It's amusing having someone with two posts telling Der Jagenemeister (with 5,555 thousand posts) how he should reply to your free ad.

IMO you can 'jack a thread, but not an ad. There is no narrative to bespoil. Some humility in your current hobby would be appreciated by all, and it will stand you in good stead in your private and public life as well.

3.8K is over the odds by my reckoning. The seat looks, well, too Trans-Am. It appears to have the OEM shocks. They were pretty crappy the day they left the factory, and are probably worn right out now.

I guess you have to pay the rent, and now walk everywhere. Good luck with the sale.

Danger, is my business.

PS: N.B., A "hack" can be a person slaving away at task for mere shekels in return. Your ad fits that definition like a stiff old carby boot.
Witworth, in efforts to familiarize myself with the community here- I came accross this thread which seems to sum up your "comradery" amongst your fellow regular forum members. Guess you just like to talk smack for the sake of it anywhere here ;

http://www.caferacer.net/forum/technical/23361-2014-mv-augusta-f4-questions-problems.html
 

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I like your RD btw.
if I was going to vintage track race, I think that would be in contention,
although I'm not sure what class they would stick you in :|
 

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Hope you lost it on craigslist and eBay.
not going to sell here...
 

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I like your RD btw.
if I was going to vintage track race, I think that would be in contention,
although I'm not sure what class they would stick you in :|
Thanks - really appreciate it. I'm sure it'll go to a good home at some point. Probably not via here as Jaguar factually stated (saw that jaguar and twitworth like to buddy up on the negative responses here).

This ride was more for a trip down the nostalgic memory lane as my first bikes were ripping 2strokes.
 

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Ask the twitworth for a pic of his bike.
From what I've read - that is as likely as seeing a unicorn running down the street with a pig flying above it :p

Incidentally Dean - saw that your in highland park Il. I grew up in lake bluff and used to caddie at Bob O Link country club in HP. Used to ride my Kenny Roberts rz350 to and from the course - loved that bike until I snapped my finger in the sprocket one day!
 

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ramair311: "New upper end including Wiseco pistons (stock CC) " Wisecos need more clearance to run than OEM pistons. Did you just put them in and hope for the best or think a light hone would let the slip through? How many miles with the Wisecos? Stock CC? Really?

So I gather it's got worn out old OEM shocks? No mention of those. Does the seat suck up water when it rains?

Jag or I have no need to "gang up" to deal with you. I stand on my own two feet, as I see Jag does. And DiamondJ.

I envy your biting wordsmithery. You have got the worst reaction from regulars here, quicker, with the least keystrokes than any other poster. By envy I don't mean funny.

Maybe the street corner with the sign and the minty-fresh Ab-roller is the sales venue for you?

Try putting enough details in a modified bike advert next time. Paying for it even.

Danger, is my business.
 

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How are the reed valves, do they lay perfectly flat against the cage? Stock original, replaced to your knowledge or aftermarket?
… was a part that made a significant performance difference on my 2-strokes.

Oil is still by injection, or are you running pre-mix ? I remember the RD's as being pretty heavy smokers :|
Also having a difficult time keeping the front end down, when it hit the power-band on a modified RD350 :)
… I'd probably be scared to do a high speed wheelie on a skinny tired bike now, been riding the fat Pirelli on the MV too much lately ;)
 

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"Does the seat suck up water when it rains?" haha lets pick out the important stuff! idiot!
Riding around in summer with a wet butt from a stitched up seat with stinky wet foam that never dries out, is not a small problem. It might be your idea of fun, ain't mine.

Danger, is my business.
 
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