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Offline vinyas

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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2011, 08:24:04 AM »
well done !! one of the best 400's i have seen  :rock: :bowdown:

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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 03:25:11 PM »
Nice bike. But some questions:

How did you do those turn signals? Getting rid of the bulky factory bulbs is awesome.

What is the rear fender from? I am guessing the front fender is from an LC or RZ, but I could be wrong.

Are those loop brackets at the bottom of the frame the by-products of removing the center stand to accommodate the DG pipes?

What the hell are those rear sets? I gotta get a set of those. Who makes them?

Is that Bridgestone Battlaxe rubber I see?

Give us some details on that anodized swingarm, please.

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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 05:36:17 PM »
Nice bike. But some questions:
     Read his original post. Most of your questions are ansered there. http://www.2strokeworld.com/forum/index.php?topic=10065.0

How did you do those turn signals? Getting rid of the bulky factory bulbs is awesome.

What is the rear fender from? I am guessing the front fender is from an LC or RZ, but I could be wrong.

Are those loop brackets at the bottom of the frame the by-products of removing the center stand to accommodate the DG pipes?
     Yes

What the hell are those rear sets? I gotta get a set of those. Who makes them?
     They look like Moto Carrera

Is that Bridgestone Battlaxe rubber I see?
     Yes

Give us some details on that anodized swingarm, please.
     It's an MBP from site member gassed. See the For Sale section for his aluminum swingarm posts.
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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2011, 09:18:00 AM »
congratulation. looks nice and boy killer  :lol:
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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2011, 04:03:41 PM »


Thanks SoCal. All correct info.

The turn signals are from Economy Cycle: I made a bracket for the rear ones and I drilled out the plastic in the headlight bucket to fit the front ones.... be careful if you do this as the plastic gets thin and could crack. The lenses come in smoke, amber or clear:

http://www.economycycle.com/servlet/the-Yamaha-RD250-fdsh-350-fdsh-400-fdsh-R5-fdsh-DS6-fdsh-DS7-Parts-cln-Lighting-%26-Related/Categories

The front fender I got off ebay from the link below. It was a lot more work then it was worth. Had to repair the gelcoat, lots of blisters. I would not recommend.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/YAMAHA-350-400-RD-CAFE-RACER-FENDER-FITS-MANY-BIKES-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem588dfb8f9eQQitemZ380339195806QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

The rear "fender" is just a stainless plate that I bent to hold the license plate and rear tail light (off a harley fatbob fender) that I got from:
http://www.chopperscycle.com/

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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2011, 02:12:00 PM »
AWESOME !!!  LOVE IT !  :rock:
Now i miss mine even more ,Dam my bad back . :(
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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2011, 06:49:11 PM »
Hey I must have been sleeping!  Way to go Dennis!   :woop: Looks clean..Did a very nice job on her.  Some how my swing arm got mentioned, like to thank you for that!  :toot: Get out and ride  after you shoulder repair.  Hope its healing fast.  Later and congrats Ken/Gassed

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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2011, 03:07:18 AM »
Love this bike so much. We've just featured it on Bike EXIF:

http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-rd400

Thanks,

Chris

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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2011, 08:53:13 AM »
^Wow, that's pretty awesome.  :thumbsup:


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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2011, 09:09:49 AM »
^Wow, that's pretty awesome.  :thumbsup:

The comments below the article were painful to read though
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Re: WINNER! May 2011 2StrokeWorld Bike of the Month
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2011, 05:45:35 PM »
Love this bike so much. We've just featured it on Bike EXIF:

http://www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-rd400

Thanks,

Chris


WOW! AWESOME!

I've seen amazing bikes on your site and am really honored for the feature. It's surreal to see my bike there.

The support, knowledge and info on 2Strokeworld is the reason this bike is on the road and has made it half way around the world to your site in Sydney, Australia!  It IS a 2 Stroke World!

Thanks Chris AND 2Strokeworld!

Dennis