No Reserve – 1976 Yamaha RD400 Project

SOLD FOR: $2,850

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 16, 2021

Winner: Yamaha87

Winning Bid: $2,600
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $2,850

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Additional photos of this Yamaha RD400 are available here for your perusal.

This example is VIN: 1A1016656. The seller acquired it 39 years ago from a friend, and he is letting it go as he does not have time to give it a full restoration.

The odometer shows 37,513 miles.

The seller notes that the engine features:
Spec II Stage 3 porting, 38mm power jet carbs, TZ pistons and reeds, and crank work.

In addition, the bike comes with:
Aluminum swing arm.

Tommaselli clip-ons.

Drilled rotors.

Spec II chambers.

The sale includes the side fairings.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
This is a project and will need complete fiberglass/paint, plus the motor/carbs will need work as well. Please see the album up top for all of our photos.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in December of 1997. The CA DMV website states that it would cost $874 to get the registration current until December of 2022.

Have any RD400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 11

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Yamaha87

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Yamaha87 December 15, 2021 1:53 pm PST $2,600
madmattdawson December 15, 2021 1:53 pm PST $2,500 Auto
madmattdawson December 12, 2021 10:46 pm PST $1,900
anastasiccycles December 12, 2021 10:46 pm PST $1,800 Auto
anastasiccycles December 12, 2021 9:43 pm PST $1,600
madmattdawson December 12, 2021 9:43 pm PST $1,500 Auto
madmattdawson December 9, 2021 8:11 pm PST $1,100 Auto
anastasiccycles December 9, 2021 8:11 pm PST $1,000
madmattdawson December 9, 2021 4:00 pm PST $200
Makr December 9, 2021 4:00 pm PST $100 Auto
Makr December 9, 2021 12:45 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started December 9, 2021 9:22 am PST
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