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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-04-2001, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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anyone ever heard of one of these ?
any info would be cool
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2001, 07:26 AM
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Owned one for 7 years. Great bike. Wish I had never sold it. Keep the engine stock if you can resist the teptation. Lose weight by swapping bodywork for fiberglass and ditching the lead weight turn signals. I think mine was somewhere in the 290 lb range once it was finished. I did have chambers on mine though.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2001, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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there has been some engine mods during da rebuild
bored 40 over
reed cage mod
piped an jetted
prolly some more things ide have 2 ask(not my bike)
since da pipes da bike is really insane.. i do a lotta wheelies with this bike includin my 1st and longest about 150ft
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2001, 08:35 AM
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I had a RD 400 F (last model) which was white with red decals & wheels. I fitted a set of Boysen reed valves & Allspeed F2 expansion chambers which ran under the bike so the centre-stand had to be removed. Apart from cutting down the seat to give it a stepped appearence and lower 'bars, that was as much as it got. I loved that bike, wheelies galore & able to humble many bigger machines. There is a "as new" one sitting in the window of Jeremy McWilliams (259 GP rider for Aprilla) shop in Belfast. I would love to buy it but old age & wisdom prevents me as I like having a licence!!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 12:54 PM
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Smile hey....

Hey Smeghead man, are you some kind of massive Red Dwarf fan, or is there something I'm missing?? LOL
Peace! Laura
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2002, 12:52 PM
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1978 RD 400

I still have one sitting in my mother's condo garage. I let it sit a few months too long and now the brake fluid has crystallized and the gas has turned. If you get one, plug up the auto-oiler and premix the oil and gas. I tried to keep using mine but seized a couple of pistons in the meantime. The premix ratio can be high 40 or 50 to 1 as long as you know there is oil in there. The bike is great around town, it is quick, but not fast like any of the new bikes. Top speed is around 95mph and is not very stable at that speed. Look up Spec II products on the internet for every product you might ever want for it. I know someone who kept his RD350 bone stock and had over 50,000 miles on it believe it or not. The hop-up stuff also makes it run hotter and can lend to top-end seizures. The bike around town is very nice but it is hard to find one in good shape because everyone wanted to race with them. Good luck finding one as clean as mine, and it isn't stock even then.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 04:44 PM
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Cool Look For a Water Cooler RZ/TZ

See if you can find a RZ 350 then you can have the best of both Worlds.Spec II has all the great parts you need for it go to there web site and follow the links. Or search the net for a good free browser, Copernic 2001 basic is free and works great download it and search away you will find everthing you need on the planet Parts and bikes to. JW
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-16-2002, 11:36 AM
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Here are some links for RD related forums and suppliers that have helped me keep my '75 RD350 B on the road. Hope you find them useful too.







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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 02:27 PM
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Or better yet, buy my very RARE '86 Honda NS400R. Check my thread in classifieds here!!
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