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Author Topic: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"  (Read 2000 times)

Offline clem

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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2018, 20:01:11 »
I've got a modded kickstand that is powder coated already that might do the trick.

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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2018, 09:58:59 »
Hope you are also going to trim off those lumpy front stock pipe mounts - they look pretty obvious with chambers if left on!
Is that what those are for?!?!!
There was no exhaust with the bike when purchased. We were both scratching our heads wondering what those lugs were there for :P
I’ll get those off this afternoon ;)
The eventual plan for the exhaust is to buy the Millennium GP right side exit chambers, which shouldn’t interfere with the sidestand. But yea, it was an issue on my DS7, so I know/knew it may need a temp solution until the GP chambers were purchased.
Corey, I’ll take you up on that sidestand offer ;)
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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2018, 21:18:17 »
Bro got called into work today, so it seems everything will go to powdercoat next Saturday.
Got the exhaust mounts gone though.
Gettin ready...

And several loud minutes later...

Quality Control wasn't as enthusiastic as I was...

...but then she didn't have the same amount of beers as I ;)
« Last Edit: May 05, 2018, 21:25:44 by Redbird »
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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2018, 14:01:19 »
Mmm.  Alcohol and angle grinders. 
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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2018, 14:23:18 »
Mmm.  Alcohol and angle grinders. 

It's a good mix until it isn't anymore LOL
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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2018, 16:25:41 »
My Grandpappy used to say, "It's all fun and games until you can't hitchhike anymore" :P
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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2018, 17:40:56 »
I had an alcohol and angle grinder incident once (maybe twice or three times but who's counting)
I'd pay for videos of any of my angle grinder mishaps. Wire wheel to the stomach/teeshirt is my favorite, it's incredible the force behind a wire wheel spinning 13000 rpms. Tangles the shirt around it instantly then starts spinning the whole damn grinder around to smack you in the face and knock you on your ass!

Oh yeah, nice bike is it finished yet?  ;D

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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2018, 17:42:05 »
Damn... I'll just stick to lighting myself on fire with electrical work.
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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #28 on: Oct 13, 2018, 01:00:11 »
Most of it back from powdercoat. Still waitin on the wheels.


Buncha new bearings/bushings/seals, and rubber.



And getting a few things done.


« Last Edit: Oct 13, 2018, 01:13:21 by Redbird »
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Offline pidjones

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Re: '77 Yamaha RD400 "Jigsaw Puzzle"
« Reply #29 on: Oct 13, 2018, 11:30:14 »
I'm in. Bought a new '75 or '76 while in the Navy stationed out of Charleston. Had CB400F bars installed by the dealer before I picked it up. Never had a single issue with it for 3 years, rode it home to Kentucky one weekend to vote. Never a problem with the 2 stroke vibration/buzz. Sold it before discharge, because I knew it would kill my young stupid @$$ on the mountain roads. Oh, how I loved it though. Felt like part of me with the shorter bars (had test drove an orange one with stock bars, and it felt like a dirt bike). Traded an RD250 in that half the people I knew took their license test on. Back then I never considered modifying it, was too happy riding it as it was. Now, thinking of the possibilities (and things like the tires available now), might just start watching for one myself.
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