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1979 Yamaha Other on 2040-motos

YearYear:1979 MileageMileage:11 ColorColor: White

Littleton, Colorado, United States

Littleton, Colorado, United States
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Yamaha Other photos

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Yamaha Other tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):400 WarrantyWarranty:none TypeType:Sport Bike For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Party

Yamaha Other description

For auction a 1979 Yamaha RD400F-Dayton Special, 400cc two stroke twin, the first and only year the Daytona Special was produced for the U.S.,“The King of the two strokes.”  I bought the bike 21 years ago.

It is box stock with a few exceptions: Expansion chambers by a previous owner; the kick stand was extended to fit under the pipes; the seat has been reupholstered (and is much more comfortable than the original); the horn needs a new switch:

Engine: The bike was thoroughly serviced in September (New plugs, points and condenser; carbs and oil pump sync’ed, carbs cleaned,) and it starts first kick.  It pulls and revs hard on the power band and that beautiful two stroke purr when idling.  It dyno’ed at 48 HP (Stock is 40HP) .  The battery was replaced two years ago.  The engine has not been ported or polished.  No mods what so ever, save the chambers.

Body: The bike is in excellent original condition and the paint looks terrific. The gas tank has no dings or dents. The front fender has a small scuff. Minor scratches on the left chamber from the kick stand. The side cover for the oil tank has a slight oil stain. Overall the bikes paint and finish are in excellent condition.  

Chassis:  The condition of the frame and hardware is excellent. The bike rides perfect. The suspension is in great shape and the front brake may need new pads eventually.  The chassis and engine numbers are identical: 2VO-002013

The bike is SOLD AS IS no warranty. Paypal accepted for deposit only. Buyer must contact me and forward $500 as a deposit along with pick up instructions within 24hrs of auctions end.  The bike must be paid for in full (cashiers check) and funds cleared my bank before it will be released.  If out-of-state, please make arrangements to have the bike picked up in NW Littleton Colorado and transported to a crater and then arrange for transportation.  Please don’t ask to ride it until it is paid for and funds have cleared.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  

But don’t take my word for how amazing this motorcycle is:
“The Daytona Special was the last air-cooled street 2-stroke sold in the United States.
The bike ended up as a monument to the 2-stoke motorcycles that defined an era.”
“You can’t help but love it,” Cycle World proclaimed in a gush of enthusiasm. “The road test concluded that it was the closest thing the magazine had ever seen to a perfect motorcycle.”
- Cycle World, 1979


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