Gordon King’s 1977 Yamaha RD400

A reader shares his near-perfect Yamaha RD400 that even has the original battery.

Reader Contribution by Gordon King
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by Gordon King

Thanks for the great article on the RD400 (November/December 2018). All true! Here’s mine, a 1977 original, with only 1,600 miles on it. It is nearly perfect, and I even have the original battery (dry), which has never been charged. I spent more time with the RZ variants, and my son raced to an amateur national championship in 1994 on our 75 horsepower rocket! Long live 2-strokes!

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