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1980 Yamaha RD 375 LC

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Maccapacca, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,842

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    I'm 98% of the way to finishing the LC so here's the before and afters. The pictures really do the talking :p

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    Here's a good mate who kindly stripped the frame down to a box of bits



    After

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    Still got to refurb the front calipers and bleed brake lines. Needs running in and setting up properly.
     
  2. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 19,421

    Location: London

    That is stunning :cool:

     
  3. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

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    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Great job.
     
  4. Lopéz

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 27,457

    Location: Leicestershire

    Beautiful!
     
  5. Rilot

    Don

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    Posts: 20,116

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Awesome.
     
  6. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,038

    Hah so cool.
     
  7. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

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    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Amazing work!
     
  8. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

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  9. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,858

    Location: West mids

    I actually had a dream I owned this the other night :o it's a work of art!
     
  10. thedoc46

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 18, 2003

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    Location: Expat in the USA

    nice job. how hrs do you reckon you spent all in all ?
     
  11. Terminal_Boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,969

    Location: La France

    Very nice. Can you feel any fork flex under hard braking?
     
  12. JamesRJ

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 9, 2002

    Posts: 1,495

    Location: Somerset

    Stunning job !!!
     
  13. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,842

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    100 hours at a guess. Mostly researching, the Haynes manual is useless. Modern forums and Facebook groups are excellent resources for information and advice.

    It's not for riding you know :p there are some with fork braces and steering dampers. The fork brace does nothing but add weight, the damper apparently is quite effective so that may be a future addition :)
     
  14. dholdi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 21, 2010

    Posts: 1,218

    Location: Preston

    Very nice, wish I still had mine but like most at the time it got nicked.
    The 250's benefited from a brace more as they only had the single front disc.
    I had a damper on mine and it does make a difference, blagged it from one of my prody racer friends at the time.
    Those front calipers don't look like the originals ?
     
  15. Maccapacca

    Tea

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 16,842

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Lol yes one article I read said they've all been stolen at least twice :p

    Calipers are off an r1, well they are blue spot twin pot calipers found on many yamahas. Can't you tell with my sharty photograph with the r1 in the background :D
     
  16. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I can well believe it. Mine was one of them :(
     
  17. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

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    *looks at my bike*
    You piece of ****.
     
  18. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,324

    Only just spotted this thread - LOVELY, I am well jealous. Don't think I could really own such a beauty.
     
  19. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 15,175

    Location: In a house

    Wow, love it. Great attention to detail, and it looks so clean!
     
  20. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 4,003

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Amazing transformation, looks stunning now - as does that R1; love that model!