1976 Yamaha RD400C Restomod

SOLD FOR: $5,992

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 22, 2022

Winner: Pvt01

Winning Bid: $5,600
Buyer Fee: $392
Total: $5,992

Description

Additional photos of this Yamaha RD400C are available here for your perusal.

Cool doesn’t even come close.” That’s how Visordown summarized the iconic RD400 in one sentence, but the longer story isn’t very complicated, either. The RD400 came about when Yamaha made the RD350 a bit bigger in 1976 – displacement was 399cc.Thanks to 44 horsepower, the bigger RD was capable of hitting the ton with a top speed of 105 miles per hour.

Most people know the 400 simply for being an easier to ride upgrade over the 350, but it was also notable for being the first production motorcycle to feature cast wheels as standard. The 400 motor was more than a bored out 350 unit – Yamaha increased the stroke and in doing so they had to build new crankcases as well. The bike weighed about 350 pounds, and it was the most popular two-stroke sportbike of its day.

This example is VIN: 1A1000881. The seller acquired it about a year ago from a collector in Olympia, Washington. The previous owner rode it roughly 3,200 and was not the person who built the custom.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 20 miles. The odometer shows 15,215 miles.

The original build was done to be a show bike. This RD400 was reported (by the collector/owner previous to me) to win the “Best 2-Stroke” award at the Vashon Island, in Washington State motorcycle show. I feel this bike is currently in #2 Condition, according to ‘The Comprehensive Vintage Motorcycle Price Guide’.”

Modifications:
Per the seller, “engine work done by Spec II stage-1 porting. Welded crank/TZ crank bearings/slotted rods. Milled heads. Pistons =.50mm (2nd)overbore. CDI Ignition w/ MSD Coils. 30mm Sudco/Mikuni carbs. Expansion Chambers (Spec II). Barnett clutch plates & springs. Boost bottle. Boysen reeds. Drilled discs. Steel braided brake lines. New Magura master cylinder 225-R16mm. Spec II box steel swing arm w/bronze bushings. Progressive Shocks. Progressive fork springs. Aluminum Rear Sets. Battery eliminator.

These upgrades were done approximately 15 years ago, when the bike had roughly 12,000 miles. The bike also has an exhaust temperature gauge “used to determine if one cylinder is running hotter than the other. Or therefore if it is running too lean, possibly from a possible air leak that may develop. It monitors each cylinder separately. It is a good way to keep from having a piston seizure, or God forbid, a holed piston. Also note the sensors on the exhaust headers a few inches downstream from the cylinders.

Recent Maintenance:
The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues. “Tuned-balanced & jetted carbs correctly. Checked timing (CDI)@2.2btdc. Re-geared to 15tx38t w/new sprockets. Flushed fuel & changed to AmsOil 40:1 Domininator. New NGK Iridium spark plugs BR8EIX. Changed transmission oil to AmsOil 10w40 Motorcycle Oil. Clutch Boss drive bumpers replaced. Rebuilt Front brake caliper.”

“New rear brake caliper. Cleaned & re-oiled air filters. Repacked Silencers. New Metzler Interact dual compound Tires 110/70×18 front – 130/70×18 rear. New battery. All work done by ex-Yamaha/Kawasaki mechanic.”

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes “two very small (almost un-noticeable) dents in the top of the tank near the seat. The taillight base has small chips in the paint.

The sale includes a Haynes manual and Clymer manual.

Currently located in Beaverton, Oregon, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any RD400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Beaverton, Oregon

Year

1976

Make

Yamaha

Model

RD400

Mileage

N/A

VIN

1A1000881

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 30

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Pvt01

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Pvt01 April 22, 2022 1:56 pm $5,600 Reserve
Pvt01 April 22, 2022 1:56 pm $5,500 Auto
Pvt01 April 22, 2022 3:06 am $5,335
Joelunchbox April 22, 2022 3:06 am $5,235 Auto
Joelunchbox April 22, 2022 3:06 am $5,100 Auto
Pvt01 April 22, 2022 3:06 am $5,000
Joelunchbox April 21, 2022 9:00 pm $4,350
WcKase April 21, 2022 9:00 pm $4,250 Auto
WcKase April 20, 2022 11:43 am $3,866
shelbyjones April 19, 2022 7:45 pm $3,766
Teyacamari7 April 19, 2022 7:45 pm $3,700 Auto
Teyacamari7 April 19, 2022 10:45 am $3,655
shelbyjones April 19, 2022 9:05 am $3,555
Trent Channell April 19, 2022 9:05 am $3,500 Auto
Trent Channell April 19, 2022 8:21 am $3,433
shelbyjones April 19, 2022 8:21 am $3,333 Auto
shelbyjones April 19, 2022 8:05 am $3,100
Trent Channell April 19, 2022 8:05 am $3,000 Auto
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 9:52 pm $2,700
Pablo Maldonado April 16, 2022 7:28 pm $2,600
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 7:28 pm $2,500 Auto
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 7:27 pm $2,100 Auto
Pablo Maldonado April 16, 2022 7:27 pm $2,000
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 7:26 pm $1,600 Auto
Pablo Maldonado April 16, 2022 7:26 pm $1,500
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 7:26 pm $1,400 Auto
Pablo Maldonado April 16, 2022 7:26 pm $1,300
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 7:26 pm $1,200 Auto
Pablo Maldonado April 16, 2022 7:26 pm $1,100
Trent Channell April 16, 2022 10:10 am $1,000
Auction started April 15, 2022 10:27 am
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