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A friend came to visit last year and my bikes were too tall for her. So I bought this 1984 Kawasaki LTD 700 so she would have a bike. Kind of throw back Japanese chopper styling. The ergonomics are tight but the motor is pretty sweet. Handling suffers with the 16 inch rear and 18 inch front.

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Nice friend to have!
 

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Thanks. Still have the FZ- I don't often sell bikes (very understanding wife regarding my "affliction"). Bill is a good guy- but don't tell him that I said that!
My ears were ring ring ring ring-a-ding ding ringing. Maybe 2 years ago I tried my luck at remembering my youth where I had bought a new R5C 350. So I got this RD400 but just never got it running quite right and seized it up. Decided nostalgia and two stokes and me no longer jelled. I am currently very happy with my 2 Hawks GT's and my Fz-09. Stuart will succeed I know for sure. He is a keeper of bikes. His RD will give him many smiles per miles.
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My ears were ring ring ring ring-a-ding ding ringing. Maybe 2 years ago I tried my luck at remembering my youth where I had bought a new R5C 350. So I got this RD400 but just never got it running quite right and seized it up. Decided nostalgia and two stokes and me no longer jelled. I am currently very happy with my 2 Hawks GT's and my Fz-09. Stuart will succeed I know for sure. He is a keeper of bikes. His RD will give him many smiles per miles.
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I keep them so I never have to say, "I wish I'd never sold it" like my black '77 Suzuki GS550 bought new and sold a couple of years after our daughter was born. That being said, the 2013 Speedmaster is out of the garage as of yesterday. It was a failed experiment to to see if a significantly stepped seat would make riding with me better for my wife so she could see something other than my fat helmet... I won't miss that one. Now there's a bit of room in the garage again...

The RD is running well but seems down on power. Plugs look good though so I may leave well enough alone at this point.
 

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A friend came to visit last year and my bikes were too tall for her. So I bought this 1984 Kawasaki LTD 700 so she would have a bike. Kind of throw back Japanese chopper styling. The ergonomics are tight but the motor is pretty sweet. Handling suffers with the 16 inch rear and 18 inch front.

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What's your take on Kawasaki vs. Yamaha?
 
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