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1980 Yamaha rd400f "SOLD SOLD SOLD" For Sale

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  • £10,750 Or near offer
  • 1980
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Price £10,750 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Yamaha
Model RD400 F
Year 1980
Mileage 29,328 miles
Country UK
Region West Midlands
Telephone 07917 027600
Status Private
Date 01-Nov-2020
Ref C1182327
RD400F matching numbers UK bike. 2 genuine Yamaha keys fits all locks!!

Full restoration completed over the winter of 2016 and bike back on the road in 2017.I have full picture coverage of strip down and rebuild available on request on a memory stick for buyer.

Picture 3 shows the pictures taken by Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Magazine at Stafford show in October 2017. These were used in the June 2018 issue as a buyers guide for RD400's. The magazine pictures show the bike with a Citroen white paintwork. I have since had the paintwork redone by Moto Racepaint of Cannock, Staffs in the correct Yamaha Clean White, code 36. I have achieved a correct colour match as i recently purchased another 400F which has the original paint on tank which was used as a colour match guide.

Picture 4 shows the trophy that bike won at the aircooled RD rally in July 2017.
Also won 1st prize for best Yamaha at VJMC Bhurtpore Show August 2018!!!

A lot of time and money has been spent to ensure originality details below:

Yamaha NOS parts fitted

Tachometer, Idiot light covers. Top and bottom from USA( indicators, neutral and oil lights), front master cylinder cover ( Australia), front master cylinder rebuild kit, throttle cable, Mikuni 5J6 carb needles from USA, both brake caliper seal kits, brake pads-front and rear,
pair of exhaust baffles with wadding on, courtesy of RD James, float chamber gaskets, headlight rim which has a couple of small scratches.
clutch components -friction plates, metal plates, rubber rings, springs and bolts from Malaysia.

New Yamaha parts

Front mudguard, speedo and tacho cables. Top & bottom yoke bearing races including new ball bearings, headlight mounting rubbers and the plastic inserts. Throttle tube and the plastic spacer that fits between righthand switchgear and the throttle tube, handlebar grips and lastly the front footpeg rubbers.

Powder coat & paint

Painted parts are barrels & heads, speedo & tacho bezels. All other parts are powder coated in the correct shades. That's gloss, satin and matt where required including all brake components.

Engine & Carbs

Crank rebuilt by PJME of Wolverhampton, they also checked bores which were in tolerance, s. They were honed and supplied new Matika pistons, small end bearings etc. Etc.

Carbs were ultrasonically cleaned. I then purchased new float needle valves, pilots and main jets from Motocarb who supply genuine Mikuni parts. Used the all important 5J6 genuine needles from USA along with Cruzinimage emulsion tubes which are highly rated on the aircooled RD club forum. All put together with NOS float chamber gaskets. I also drilled out the brass ball in each carb to expose and clean the air corrector jets. These were then tapped to fit a 5 x 0.8 mm brass grub screw fitted using thread lock to aid cleaning in the future.

Brake Parts

Calipers & master cylinders are powder coated. Nos rebuild kit of front 1. used original parts in rear 1 as they were in good useable condition. Calipers rebuilt using stainless steel pistons supplied by RDBITZ( NSR nick). assembled using the NOS seal kits i obtained from Malaysia.
Original brake pipes have been used after cleaning and olive drab plating on rear 1's spring. Yellow passivate on banjo's and banjo bolts.
On mot test, the examiner said both brakes were 50% better than when bike was new, nice surprise!!.

The majority of chroming was done by ACF Howells of Walsall, but at the time they wouldn't do exhausts. I took the exhausts to restore my chrome in Coventry who did an excellent job including sorting the odd dents that were in them.


All the wiring looms were cleaned and checked over by myself. Any badly corroded connectors were replaced with the original Japanese brass type.


I refurbished the wheels with help from my son. I did all the prep work getting all the dinks and scrapes out of them. Then my son did the masking and painting of them. Ford Radient Red, 2 pack paint is what was used.


Zinc plating of the majority of bolts, nuts, washers etc. Etc. Was done by Parkfield plating of Wolverhampton.
Olive drab and yellow passivate was done by RDBITZ( NSR Nick).

As far as I can tell everything is correct as the day bike came out of the factory.


Mileage cannot be guaranteed as unknown if speedo is original.

I've done approximately 6000 trouble free miles since putting her back on the road. Have changed gearbox oil 4 times now, using Motul 10w40 transoil. 2 stroke oil I'm using is Gulf Syntrac 2T fully synthetic.

Collection only.

Once funds have cleared the bike's yours.
No Warranty expressed or implied. No returns.

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