RD 400 Restoration

  • Sold

    The RD400 C got a lot of interest at the show and was sold.

    We will now try and finish the RD 400F and the RD250 DX that I started earlier this year.  more

  • Finished and off to Stafford

    The RD 400 is done at last, it sounds superb!

    No time to MOT and final road testing because we are taking to the Stafford show this weekend (15/16th Oct)

    We have a stand this year in the middle of … more

  • First ride

    Our Yamaha RD400c is very close to being finished.

    I sneaked a quick ride on it today (only up to 5,000rpm) and it rides great!

    Main jets were for K+N filters, so I will have to change them to … more

  • Engine back in

    The engine is back in the frame,

    Oil pump service kit has arrived and will be fitted before using the pump.

    Just a few more parts to fit after the engine covers have cured.


  • Engine progress

    Engine casings cleaned, gearbox checked (2nd gear and bearings replaced ) genuine seals and crank also fitted.


  • Seat finished and fitted

    Seat is now finished and fitted, looks great.

    (Document tray, breather routing sticker etc all on) 


  • A new seat base

    The seat base was given a light blast before coating. 


  • Progress So Far

    The fuel tank and exhaust we have been fitted, after 2 days cleaning and polishing.

    They are not new and have a few marks but are in nice original condition.

    We are using these if we are to keep … more

  • Progress

    Its been a while since we did any work on the RD'S but Rick has been busy finding all the best bits and putting them together in a newly coated RD400 C frame.

    He has restored wheels and most of the … more