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I REALLY miss my RD!:ermm:.........:p
That's a nice RD400 I guess you should have kept it but if you want another I guess I could find it
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wow that's a nice bike, what happened to it? sold it for crack? lol j/k
Nope......3 years ago, I quit a good job I had in Bend, OR......after trying to support 2 households for a 5 month stint.....right when the housing market fell on it's face!:doh:
I dragged home the 27ft. trailer I was living in......sold it & my RD to catch up on bills.:frown:

Vowed to myself when I bought my XT6..... that I wasn't gonna ever let this Red & White Yamaha go! :riding:
 

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That's a nice RD400 I guess you should have kept it but if you want another I guess I could find it
Regards Jim
Thanks Jim....
I've got a mate with a '75 RD250B that I'm waiting patiently for him to lose interest in....If you know what I mean? :D
 

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Sorry to hear that, unfortunately sometimes we don't have choice but give up valuable things to catch up with the bills. as long we are healthy I guess everything could be replaced :)
 

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Answer to your visit to my Vintage request

Welcome to the Classic Yamaha 2 stroke forum feel free to add a comment on anything from a YA1 to a TZR
JimR
Thanks for trying to help ID this bike. It is at the orchard presently so I have requested pictures to post here. (So wait....)

I can tell you that this is a semi-automatic 4 speed. Color is deep red and a Backbone Bike. It had originally a white faring down from headtube and over engine. This is a 2T engine and this version Yamaha seat unlocksfrom rear and tilts forward to access 2T and Petrol tanks. Ignition and fork lock are one unit and located center of fork in front of rider. It has 17" spoked Chrome rims and tires. Also engine covers right and left side are either chromed or polished alloy.

Again serial is: 23U- 038223

Cheers,
David

(We were in London in October 2011, escorted our Neice to London City College, where she will spend the year completing her Masters Program)
 

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/joeballer/IMG_1040.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/joeballer/IMG_0980.jpg

Anyone know what exact model this is, and how it looks fully restored?
Any information would be great!

Thank you!
Hi, you're in luck-I just joined the forum and happen to have the '64to'72 year Chilton's manual from the local library. Your bike is a Yamaha U5 Newport 50(CC) with a 4.5 hp engine, auto trans and gets 200mpg at 18mph(not the top speed). It also has oil injection and rotary valve fuel induction. Yous is missing the leg flaring on the body, similar to a Vespa, but more modern and cooler looking. Guess I'll get to my own question later but glad to help! Gotta go!
 
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