1979 RD400 Cafe racer, Collector Plated w/ 7,132 original km
SALE PENDING final pick up Sunday. Thanks.
Cheap insurance and great wheelies, what more could you want???
Collector plated with $106 a year insurance, application approved with period mods (Bassani chambers, clubman bars, bar end mirrors) in place. Original Daytona Special handlebar just sourced and installed (yes, I'm old and my back hurts).
Sympathetic restoration a little over a year ago (mechanical reconditioning, leaving the original paint etc wherever possible) and I'm just not getting the time to ride.
Last winter the bike had:
Gas tank cleaned, etched and lined with KBS Gold Standard sealer;
Carbs cleaned and synchronized;
New fuel lines and in-line fuel filters;
Brake calipers and master cylinders were cleaned out and rebuilt. New EBC FA41GG Kevlar pads and an excellent stock set as spares;
Goodridge stainless braided brake lines front and rear;
Fresh ATE Super Blue brake fluid front and rear;
Brand new set of perfornance Avons (AM26 - sticky and neutral steering) and new tubes, mounted and balanced;
New ProGrip gel handlebar grips;
All cables and controls lubed;
Fresh oil change in the transmission with Bel Ray Gear Saver gearcase oil;
Fork flush with new fork oil;
Full oil tank of Amsoil Interceptor synthetic 2 stroke oil;
New copper core NGK plugs, plus a spare set in the tool kit;
and a new battery.
The bike has been less than 500 km on all the above, and is stored in a heated garage on a battery tender.
This spring, I gave the bike another check over and pressure testing, and discovered a tiny pressure leak in one of the carb boots. As a result the bike has recently had the following done:
New Banshee carb boots;
Reed blocks ported, with new Tony Doukas Racing (TDR) fiber reeds;
New reed block gaskets;
y-boot washable Uni air filter;
Banshee boost bottle; and
Less than 100 km of riding on all this. Re-testing shows the bike holds 10 lbs pressure for over 10 minutes (I stopped counting after that as the guideline is only 6 lbs over 6 minutes), so the bottom end crank and oil seals are in fantastic shape.
If you want more details (warning - long and detailed) you can look here
Best bet is to call if you have other questions. Oh yeah.... NOT A BEGINNER BIKE. It WHEELIES (a lot, without trying). And it's LOUD. And it SMOKES (it's one of those politically incorrect 2-strokes). Your Prius driving girlfriend will NOT think you are cool, although most rednecks and old guys that remember when GP's were 250 and 500 two strokes will.
Steve (604) 724-7163
Last edited by dale-j; 09-18-2009 at 10:25 PM.
The original handlebar is now on the bike, the clubman will be included with the sale. There are also a bunch of additional extras that can be worked into a package deal...
rear spool stand narrowed to fit the bike
spare caliper rebuild kit
jets, jets, and more jets (pilots 27.5-32.5, mains 160-340) with jet carrier and wrench
pressure testing set up
full gasket set bottom and top end
mikuni tuning guide
rd-specific carb synchronizing tools and instructions
spare front caliper
2 stroke oil
Motul gear case oil
etc. etc. etc.