1982 Yamaha 400

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Michael_in_SC, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Michael_in_SC

    Michael_in_SC Been here awhile

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    **Not sure if this is the right place for this but given the age, it looked to me to be the best fit. Please move it if I am wrong. **<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    Some of you may have seen my post in the flea market section looking for ideas on finding a "decent" $1K bike. Anyway, I got a response from my craigslist ad. I was told it has 12,000 on the clock, "doesn't look beautiful" but they are looking for $750 obo for it. Any opinions on this bike? <o:p></o:p>

    I'm going to take two buddies of mine that ride to check it out with me this weekend; any particular things to look for on this bike? They have about 25 riding years between them so I figure they will be able to lead me right.<o:p></o:p>

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    Michael <o:p></o:p>
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  2. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    is it an XS400 (foo-foo twin) or RD400 (2 smoke twin)?

    you can find great bikes for <$1K like these I ride clicky here


    PS change the font color back to default, it's invisible in some skins
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  3. Nessman

    Nessman Cluttered Minimalist

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    It would be a decent around town bike but probably too slow for modern freeways.

    For $1k you can do better. Keep digging.
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  4. G-Force Junkie

    G-Force Junkie Long timer

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    Depends what is its. The old XS400 was an old design, lookes like a Triumph twin. The XS400 Seca and XS400 Magna were at least DOHC, but still a parallel twin. Reguardless, I bet you can do better for 1k than something that old.
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  5. Michael_in_SC

    Michael_in_SC Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info, I'll keep looking.



    Michael
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