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 Post subject: 71 TM 400 question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:26 pm 
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I have a question concerning my 71 TM 400. I have owned it for more than a dozen years and bought it as a number matching bike. The serial number is stamped in the neck and matches the motor. Did the 71 have a plate on the neck? This one does not, only the stamped number. The previous owner said it was correct and was not molested.
I would be interested in hearing from other 71 owners.
I won't tell you how old I am but I bought a 71 TM 400 brand new in 71 and I was in my mid twenties.


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 Post subject: Re: 71 TM 400 question
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:59 am 
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Location: Wuppertal/Germany
my rm125a 76 also doesn´t have a plate on the neck, only the framenumber.

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 Post subject: Re: 71 TM 400 question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:44 pm 
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Most of the older bikes I have seen have only had the number stamped in the neck. Once you get to the late 70's early 80's then they started using plates and stickers.


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 Post subject: Re: 71 TM 400 question
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:25 pm 
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I just bought a 71 TM 400 today. It has a plate riveted to the steering head, actually partially concealing the stamp underneath. You should be able to see the 2 little holes where the rivets would have been. Mark


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