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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2019, 08:03:55 am »
Cagiva Mito, fastest smoker with 7 gears..... gone, thanks to the almost-complete ban on 2T's!  :xxbah:

I rode my 300TPI this weekend at the coast, and the a-ma-zing grunt this tractor has is really something unheard of. Also, the transition to "on the pipe" is linear albeit still quickish, but not the brute 'hit' it was years ago.
Oh, and the bugger is Euro4 - for a smoker, take that Mr. Honda!
Pity that the big brands stopped developing this engine, it still is the best there is  :thumleft:

Yamaha has fabulous 2stroke outboard motors too, and they can easily build a tpi 350 2stroke twin, fitted into a modern chassis. This thing will be the dog's bollocks.

Greta Thunberg sal klontjies kry..... :patch:

But for her, Yamaha can relaunch the Chappy.

With a little motor from a washing machine.   :thumleft:

My first "big" bike was a 1976 Yamaha RD250 in this colour scheme.  Even today, after having had many bikes of different shapes and sizes,  this is still the one I remember most fondly.  1976, already self cancelling flickers and 6 gears.

« Last Edit: November 13, 2019, 08:07:57 am by TheBear »
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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2019, 02:36:58 pm »
RD400C 1976 I have just finished restoring. Same colours etc as your 250

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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2019, 02:50:33 pm »
RD400C 1976 I have just finished restoring

Gorgeous!  :drif: :thumleft:
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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2019, 03:48:24 pm »
TheBear, I also had the blue 250, 1976 C model.  Fitted 350LC pies, and RZ125 pistons.
 

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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2019, 06:24:44 am »
RD400C 1976 I have just finished restoring. Same colours etc as your 250



Whoooaaaaaa!  I am drooling here.  What did you say your address and alarm codes are?

Beautiful!

TheBear, I also had the blue 250, 1976 C model.  Fitted 350LC pies, and RZ125 pistons.

Tell me more about those 350LC pies?  Pepper steak, or steak and kidney?   >:D

Mine was stock standard.  I was planning on a serious two into one expansion box pipe, but then a 500 Honda came along at a great price.  I got that instead and that was a mistake. 
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 06:27:50 am by TheBear »
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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2019, 07:19:11 am »
Pies. :-[

No wonder these LC's were so popular in Britain. :imaposer:
 

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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2019, 10:33:17 am »
This one for me, but with the light blue, dark blue and black stripes like the RD250 and RD400 shown higher up in this thread.

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Re: Yamaha brings back the RD250 colours!!
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2019, 12:00:45 pm »
It would have been a nice touch if Yamaha made the tailpiece and sidecovers to be same partnumbers as the old LC's, to help the restoration guys.

But I guess not.