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Old 10-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #9706
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RD's were made to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not stop.

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And go they did.
Given the crap tires available then, that's plenty of brake for a 350. Some 750s and even 1000s only had one. It worked fine.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #9707
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Man, shouldn't there be two front rotors? One seems...sort of insufficient...
The R5 that preceded it had drum brakes.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:18 PM   #9708
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They were (are) plenty fast. I had two of them.
If you don't buy it, wanna pick it up for me and I'll come get it next month?
Gordy--would you Fly and ride?

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Old 10-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #9709
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The R5 that preceded it had drum brakes.
I can remember when that was the state of the art machine. I can't remeber what year mine was but it was Purple with white stripes.

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Old 10-02-2013, 08:19 PM   #9710
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Completely restored to its original condition. Very rare to see this bike in this condition. Excellent bike, runs and rides well. Have the original Owners Manual and the original Service Manual as well. This DT 175A is ready to roll. This is a great trail bike as well as road. Asking $2500. Sorry, but firm at this price. Only serious need to respond. Please leave your phone number and the best time to call you. Live in the Pendaries Golf Course area. Still available, I will delete when sold.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:23 AM   #9711
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Not being able to keep the front wheel on the ground until about 4th gear and blowing away just about any liter bikes 0 - 90 mph or so will create that illusion too.
They were fast, and with a little craftsmanship could be made blisteringly fast.


I'd like to see that. I use to think that the 3 cylinder 750 Mark IV were fast until I saw one on a track trying hard to keep up with a GXR 750. And the thing that flies in the face of your claim was that the Mark IV didn't have the torque to pull itself out of a corner. Who knows maybe on top end the Mark IV could have made a showing.


So dream on my friend. Dream on.

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:10 AM   #9712
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I'd like to see that. I use to think that the 3 cylinder 750 Mark IV were fast until I saw one on a track trying hard to keep up with a GXR 750. And the thing that flies in the face of your claim was that the Mark IV didn't have the torque to pull itself out of a corner. Who knows maybe on top end the Mark IV could have made a showing.


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Old 10-03-2013, 06:09 AM   #9713
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When I was younger, it was faster....

Searching the interweb for facts -

According to Motorcycle Consumer News and Moto Profi, a late model Suzuki DRz-400s ('02 on) and a classic Yamaha RD400 both can go 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds. (Everybody wins !)






So let's all be happy and agree that- "The RD is both a fine and fast bike."

(I've always wanted a RD400 Daytona Special - white with red pinstripes )







Now wanna start a gearing discussion?

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Old 10-03-2013, 08:07 AM   #9714
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Now wanna start a gearing discussion?

Doesn't how fast it goes really depend on what kind of oil you use?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #9715
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Bluhduh

Sadly, this is mine.

In a bind and some toys gotta go. Willing to deal for local ADV members...

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Old 10-03-2013, 11:38 AM   #9716
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Searching the interweb for facts -

According to Motorcycle Consumer News and Moto Profi, a late model Suzuki DRz-400s ('02 on) and a classic Yamaha RD400 both can go 0-60 in about 5.5 seconds. (Everybody wins !)






So let's all be happy and agree that- "The RD is both a fine and fast bike."

(I've always wanted a RD400 Daytona Special - white with red pinstripes )







Now wanna start a gearing discussion?

I will sign off on the fact that an early 2T 400 is about as quick as a 400cc thumper.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #9717
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I'd like to see that. I use to think that the 3 cylinder 750 Mark IV were fast until I saw one on a track trying hard to keep up with a GXR 750.
the H2 was the Mach IV (not Mark IV...) and going AROUND A TRACK it couldn't keep up with much, not a great handling bike.

but in a straight line, the original H2 was a 12.0 second 1/4 mile bike IN THE EARLY 70's.

how does a 9.64 @ 134mph sound?




The RD's were quick... and remember what the competition was like back then. A 650 vertical twin was a fast bike....Honda's 67hp SOHC 750 was fast.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:07 PM   #9718
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the H2 was the Mach IV (not Mark IV...) and going AROUND A TRACK it couldn't keep up with much, not a great handling bike.

but in a straight line, the original H2 was a 12.0 second 1/4 mile bike IN THE EARLY 70's.

how does a 9.64 @ 134mph sound?




The RD's were quick... and remember what the competition was like back then. A 650 vertical twin was a fast bike....Honda's 67hp SOHC 750 was fast.
I love those old 2 stroke bikes. I've always wanted a 500 or 750 triple. And I always thought that they would be competitive on the track. You are correct that on the long straight-a-ways they can hold their own. But coming out of the corners at speed they were at a serous loss.
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #9719
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Man, shouldn't there be two front rotors? One seems...sort of insufficient...
The Z1 900 has only one front rotor ;-)

I think I know the owner of this bike. He also has a '74 and a '75 Z1 and a H2.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:11 PM   #9720
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@zendirt - if that XR250 had shown up a few days earlier I would probably have snapped it up.
A lighter six speed version of the XR400.
*sigh*


2003 Kawasaki Concours ZG1000 - $2500 (SW Littleton)

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/4100105963.html

I have quit riding and am selling a 2003 Concours with 35,000 miles. Clean and well maintained. Always garaged and lubed with only synthetic oil. Upgraded suspension to Progressive mono ajustable air shock and Works Performance fork cartidges.

-New Avon Azaro tires at 31,000 miles
-Valve ajustment and new plugs at 34,000 miles
-Recent oil change and filter
-Black tank cover
-New glass mat maintenance-free battery at 32,000 miles
-VIN JKAZGCA173B519285

Selling below blue book because of imperfections on right side of fairing from a wind storm (shown in 5th photo). Rides very well and I will miss this reliable, easy to maintain motorcycle. $2500




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