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1978 Yamaha RD400

Wanna get into classic sports bikes on the cheap? This little RD400 would be a good gateway in. Very clean with the  period correct parts to give it the perfect amount of extra performance. The seller is short and to the point so I will be too.

1978 Yamaha RD400 For Sale on eBay

Here’s his description.

Yamaha Motorcyle RD in Pristine condition.

New battery
Gold anodized DG Heads
Spec II chambers 
KN Air Filters
Steering Stabalizer, (not yet installed you will have to install)
Fresh tune up all fluids changed
Rear Sets
Runs great, award winning at local shows.  A thumbs up from Jay Leno, who saw this bike in person. 
Downsizing my toy box. 
No known oil leaks
Own a piece of history and childhood. 

I like how he sneaks Jay Leno, Childhood and no oil leaks in there. He’s like a surgeon with his words. Seriously though, this bike is great and should go for a fair price that an average guy could afford. If you’re going to ride this a bunch and don’t need it to be a totally stock bike, change the wheels. The wheels on these bikes could be cut into pieces and used as boats anchors. I agree they look the part but they weigh a ton. Other than that the bike is a very neat and sporty piece of Classic Sport Bike history

~Buck

That’s cute little guy 1973 Yamaha RD 60

I don’t have any race history or famous associated names to drop in relation to this bike but just look at it. Yamaha was shooting for gas mileage when they produced these sport tiddlers. You can expect 90 mpg during regular riding, as long as you aren’t going up a grade steeper than 18%. Power is something you won’t be bragging about until you get to 5500 rpms, then it gets onto the pipe and you really feel all of the 4 hp it has. Look, I know it’s not our usual thing on this blog but I just had to post it.

Here’s the seller’s comments.

Original Mileage ……280 miles
When I purchased this RD 60 ….I had our local tech run and inspect the oil injection system,
Oil lines,Gear box and Motor.
After Gas was drained to store.
Motor is tight,Trans is tight ….No Disappointments
The Head light Bucket has a scratch on the top side.
Tires are Original
This Yamaha Won ….Best of Class @ the Santa Cruz Calif. Classic Bike Show This Year
The only reason I’m offering this, I started sponsoring in the Vintage Flat Track World.
I now have 3 Yamaha TT500’s and the garage needs some space freed up to actually move around !
Please serious buyers only,I’m to busy at work.
Anyone with less than 10 feedback’s …”please contact first”……otherwise your bids will not be considered” period”.
500.00 deposit due within 24 hours of auction closing ….balance in 7 days.
This bike is in San Jose Calif ……pick up will have to  work our work schedule.
”  Want to sell to a Collector…..this Yamaha with this Low mileage took a long time to come across”.
Clear…… “Original”…… South Dakota Title.
Buyer Responsible for all shipping arrangement’s and charges

I think his asking price is a little high but all these 1970’s two strokes are gaining value fast. Somebody has a mantel piece big enough for this sport bike to fit on. I’ve seen 80cc Italian engines used as book ends. One up those guys, trash all your books and put this on the shelf. 🙂

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~Buck