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    Quote Originally Posted by Laava View Post
    Now that Holden no longer exists as a company, these will skyrocket in value!




    parents had a series of Vivas to Chevettes to Gemini when i was a nipper.
    they were better handlers the the Escorts but know where near a peppy especially as they never got the bigger engines like the Escorts did.
    Same shiit box engine manufacturing that that only allowed 40 thousand miles before a complete rebuild though.
    i would have a Chevette hatch with a SR20 or 13BRenesis or escort mk1 with the same.
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    This guy at the mount has had this rg400 for a couple of months says it's a homologation yoshi special.... wants k$17.5 for it ... anybody know any back stories or info about how special or legit claims are ???

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...08445513824000

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    Doesn't sound very exciting. The 400s were always a poor man's 500. Now the 500s are moonbeams the poor man is trying to cash in. With some success. The intake is complicated with restrictions but not all shrouds should be removed or you lose power again having gained some with removal of first ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Doesn't sound very exciting. The 400s were always a poor man's 500. Now the 500s are moonbeams the poor man is trying to cash in. With some success. The intake is complicated with restrictions but not all shrouds should be removed or you lose power again having gained some with removal of first ones.
    So with the RG400s being a Japanese Domestic model would they be restricted to 59hp? I remember the NS400Rs being around the 72hp mark.

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    They were certainly no faster than a RZ350.

    And Hey Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojyamaha View Post
    This guy at the mount has had this rg400 for a couple of months says it's a homologation yoshi special.... wants k$17.5 for it ... anybody know any back stories or info about how special or legit claims are ???

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...08445513824000

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojyamaha View Post
    This guy at the mount has had this rg400 for a couple of months says it's a homologation yoshi special.... wants k$17.5 for it ... anybody know any back stories or info about how special or legit claims are ???

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...08445513824000

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    The only Yoshi thing is probably the paint job being vaguely alike to some of their superbikes.

    The Homologation special will be the restricting of it to the Japanese domestic market req of 59hp....same as the RZ350 made, the RZV500...(alloy frame one for the local market)

    In the mid 80's Suzuki dumped a bunch of these domestic market models here. Impulses and RG400's being two models. At one point the RG400's were quite regular. Raced against a few on my TZR250 in club racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojyamaha View Post
    This guy at the mount has had this rg400 for a couple of months says it's a homologation yoshi special.... wants k$17.5 for it ... anybody know any back stories or info about how special or legit claims are ???

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...08445513824000

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    And a little different to ride than a Vauxhall Viva
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    They were certainly no faster than a RZ350.

    And Hey Chris.
    Hey Dave

    I've ridden both the 500s and the NS400R but not the RG400 so never figured out if they were quicker or not.
    My old memories of the other 3 was, the RG500 was quickest, the RZ500 made the best noise but was a handful and the NS400R handled the best but that V3 wasn't a nice 2t noise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nudemetalz View Post
    Hey Dave

    I've ridden both the 500s and the NS400R but not the RG400 so never figured out if they were quicker or not.
    My old memories of the other 3 was, the RG500 was quickest, the RZ500 made the best noise but was a handful and the NS400R handled the best but that V3 wasn't a nice 2t noise.
    Not ridden an NS400, but owned an RZ500 which I mostly rebuit as it was a wreck with a conrod hanging out - yes I found another motor!. The family at one point 4 all at the same time. I found that photo recently of all 4 running on the driveway. Dad's was new out of the box for him. He owned it twice....second time it was sold it had 4900km on it. Anyway, mine was "Possessed". Every time I rode it, something broke. I did 5500km in 7 years and frankly didn't really like it. Moreso THAT bike. Best thing I did was good set of Metzelers and 6 extra teeth on the rear sprocket.

    I rode a mates RG500 ex Algie production race bike. Holey crap. Steered worse than the RZ, but lol, it in no way could have been production I suspect. Rumour has it they had to drill out the fuel tap passages ....

    The NS400 I recall had some factory mods" required to the ATAC valve once they arrived to try and speed them up. Sae frame as the original NS250.

    I ended up on a brand new 1KT TRZ250 in 87/88 for proddie racing. I was shit and the bike wasn't nearly as fast as sat the 400/500's, but the chassis was so good in comparison, yet only a couple of years newer.

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    Four and a half for this? You must be joking. Are you mad?

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/mot...5366aeccf7-003

    . . . Oh right. That's actual bids already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    . . . Oh right. That's actual bids already.
    Damn...

    ...you'll have to think of another way to sabotage the auction.
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    Oh I must really irk you to be repeatedly proven to be a total utter moron in public.

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    clucking bell. I would have thought $2500 would own that. I turned one down for $300 once (in 82 or something).
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