1976 Yamaha RD400
(Featured 28th January 2012)
Sellers original description:
Amazing time warp condition Yamaha RD400 motorcycle . Owned by someone who has an extensive collection of classic motorcycles and is reducing his collection.
The bike is in very good totally unrestored condition. It was imported from the USA in March 2011.
This motorcycle is fully functioning it is up and running and will not need any money spending on it before you start riding and enjoying it. The motorcycle has a current mot valid until 2nd march 2012.
The original paintwork is finished in an attractive solid red and has a few small age related marks in the paint. It has to be seen to be appreciated. There is no rust or dents in any of the panels or the tank. The frame appears to be in very good original order. It does not appear to have been repainted.
All of the chrome work is in very good clean condition. Including the forks, the alloy wheels are in very good condition with no visible cracks or serious damage, just a few age related marks on the rear rim where the tyre was changed I presume. The tyres are useable with plenty of tread.
I work on lots of classic bikes and i am very experienced in looking after this kind of machine. I have checked the bike over and it runs very well. It's still running on its original points ignition. I have checked and set the timing and carbs. The bike runs beautifully and takes you straight back to your mis spent youth ! I might live to regret saying this but this bike is literally a first kick starter.
I have personally road tested this bike and it runs and rides very nicely. There are no untoward noises and it revs cleanly right up to the red line. All the gears engage correctly and the clutch works perfectly. Even when this motorcycle has been ridden and is hot it idles perfectly with no excessive or strange noises.
The Yamaha RD 400 is nicely balanced and tracks perfectly straight when you ride it.