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Saturday, April 23, 2016

New Plates

Well fortunate to be able to get personal plates for the '75 RD350, '76 RD400 and the '78 DT400 Yams.  Love them.  Looking for a '79 RD400F/Daytona and a '77 RD400D to complete the Yam collection.

Reading motorcycles

Stumbled across this bit of trivia by accident. The company I am employed by is based in Readng, PA. I noted, while looking through one of my bike books, that Reading had a motorcycle manufacturer in the early 20th Century. They were quite innovative being the first bike company to use a side valve engine.  They were bought out by the Cleveland motorcycle company who dropped the Reading name prior to Cleveland themselves failng because of the 1929 Wall Street crash.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

1978 Yamaha DT400E with only 3,900 miles - acquired this week from Oregon.


Rode this for the first time around the garden last night.  What a beauty. Brought back great memories from the late 70's when I rode my DT125D dual shock.  Just the same but with three times more power and tremendous fun.  Brilliant.
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