Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Steve Parry \(from the garage\), Dec 5, 2008.


  1. If you find a good rear mudguard for an rd400f let me know :)

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    Steve Parry
    BMW R80RS, BMW R45, 03 BMW R1100S Boxercup, 07 K1200GT SE
    95 BMW F650, 87 Yamaha FS1, Sukida SK90PY, 91 Kawasaki AR50,
    07 VW Passat SE Estate for comfort
    www.gwynfryn.co.uk
     
    Steve Parry \(from the garage\), Dec 5, 2008
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  2. Just got back from kempton Park, where there was one for sale. Canadian
    import, utterly mint and original, only 12k miles: the best I have ever,
    ever seen (and I've only ever seen one other, actually).

    £1950. God, I was tempted. I phoned Lozzo, who went into spasm and told
    me to buy it. I've got some pix of it which I'll put up when I have a
    moment.

    So did I? Well, no, in the end. I think I could have haggled a bit, and
    I think on Fleabay it might fetch as much as £2.5k, but I resisted.

    However, I did buy:

    One army hexamine field cooker, for the Elefant (cost a fiver).

    Replacement fuel tap for one of my bikes (£3)

    History Of Air Fighting by Johnnie Johnson, hardback, perfect (£2)

    A nice old wind-up German travelling alarm clock, mint and boxed
    (£2.50).

    Last KP of the year, so always a biggie, and the weather was perfect.
    Saw someone buy a tatty but running and (looked like) road legal GS550
    for £150. Resisted buying an *immaculate* US import Yamaha XS750 triple,
    all stock, for £800.

    There are few better ways of spending a sunny Sunday morning than a good
    jumble, IMHO.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 6, 2008
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  3. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Why? You might even have managed to offload it to a regular. Not for
    2.5k, mind ewe.
    **** me, is it Sunday already?

    Actually, I would say that karting is possibly a similar fun
    activity...
     
    Timo Geusch, Dec 6, 2008
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  4. Oh, I dunno. I've got the cash, but it's a lot of dough to blow just
    before Christmas.
     
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 6, 2008
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  5. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Timo Geusch Guest

    Well, it was obviously a case of feeble minds thinking alike, as I
    wasn't prepared to splurge that much at the moment[1].

    [1] OK, I lie. I would have bought a decent R90S for that sort of
    money.
     
    Timo Geusch, Dec 6, 2008
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  6. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Dan L Guest

    A fucking Hexamine stove?...

    You'll freeze, they are not very good.

    I used to have a mini version. the "Esbit" when I was a lad for
    brewing up "tiffin" whilst spending the summer holidays mostly drowning
    worms in the Thames at Marlow.

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    Dan L

    Too much time to think, too little to do.


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    Dan L, Dec 6, 2008
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  7. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    deadmail Guest

    And completely unnecessary when there will be at least two, if not more,
    proper petrol stoves...
     
    deadmail, Dec 6, 2008
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  8. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Rusty_Hinge Guest

    The message <1irj5ce.11ly0yiuaavqoN%>
    from (The Older Gentleman) contains these
    words:
    /swoon/

    *MUST* get the Lard Roller on the road again.

    <thinks>

    Then i won't be able to afford to buy anything...

    </thinks>
     
    Rusty_Hinge, Dec 6, 2008
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  9. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    platypus Guest

    Furthermore, an emptied vodka bottle makes a perfectly acceptable kettle,
    when filled with water and propped up in the fire.
     
    platypus, Dec 6, 2008
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  10. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Champ Guest

    Bollox.

    Getting up at 7am, driving an ancient transit to a desolate former
    airfield, now race track, unloading bike and kit, getting
    scrutineered, changing into leathers and then scaring your self in
    practice is the way to spend a Sunday morning.

    The afternoon is often even better.
     
    Champ, Dec 7, 2008
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  11. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    platypus Guest

    YM getting a ride in a helicopter?
     
    platypus, Dec 7, 2008
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  12. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Lozzo Guest

    Point of order here. You should be in your leathers when you go to
    scutineering so they can be passed as well.

    HTH
     
    Lozzo, Dec 7, 2008
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  13. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    That depends on the club organising the meeting and the scrutineers
    doing the job. Not all insist that you wear any of your race kit, they
    just want to see it.
    It didn't.
     
    Andy Bonwick, Dec 7, 2008
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  14. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Gavsta Guest

    If Champ is referring to the ARA then you have to wear your kit.

    --
    Gavin.

    For the road: GSXR600K1
    For the track: GSXR400GK76A
    For everything else: Citroen Belingo
     
    Gavsta, Dec 7, 2008
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  15. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Lozzo Guest

     
    Lozzo, Dec 7, 2008
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  16. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Lozzo
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Dec 7, 2008
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  17. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Champ Guest

    Most do nowadays. Back in the 80s you could show with your leathers
    on the hanger.
     
    Champ, Dec 7, 2008
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  18. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Pip Luscher Guest

    Only 'cos the impression from the plate on the pole reads the same
    upside-down and mirrored.
     
    Pip Luscher, Dec 7, 2008
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  19. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Andy Bonwick Guest

    KRC just wanted the rider to do a walk through with his kit under his
    arm so they could have a squint at it.
     
    Andy Bonwick, Dec 7, 2008
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  20. Steve Parry \(from the garage\)

    Gavsta Guest

    Back in the 80's I was on a pedal bike. Iv just had a horrible thought
    that I might not be doing any track time next year as I think my lid is
    over 5 years old ;(

    --
    Gavin.

    For the road: GSXR600K1
    For the track: GSXR400GK76A
    For everything else: Citroen Belingo
     
    Gavsta, Dec 7, 2008
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