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 Post subject: Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:08 pm 
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I consider myself certifiable. Perhaps you qualify as well :smt023

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:09 pm 
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Amazing collection there my friend, enjoy your RZ...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Thanks again :smt023
I am certifiable.... I just hope they don't commit me to a place with no garage.... :smt120

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78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:43 am 
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2 strokes aside, Your 88 FZR is hands down one of the best looking bikes of the entire 80s.
I had a 89 which was a 100% new model, but my friend had the same beautiful 88 as you. Just loved the graphics and the contours of the bodywork. The design team hit a home run..it was perfect.
Then in 91 Yamaha kinda screwed up the whole look,when they went all angular with everything, I just didn't like all the pointy edges. That 5 valve motor, was the liter bike motor of the 80s as well, a tourqe power house.
Your new RZ 500 is also painted with one of the best graphics ever layed down on a Japanese motorcycle, it's iconic.

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85 custom Tri-Z
RZ/YZR track bike(project)
86 VFR750 RC24 Merkel replica (project)


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 am 
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Thanks :smt023

To make a short story long...

I've had the FZR since spring of 1989....bought it used with about 8-900 miles on it.
Original owner couldn't handle the riding position....traded it in for a Vmax.
In todays world the riding position is quite comfortable, even for an old guy like me....
In 86 I had a FJ1100 that I truly loved, but was totaled out while a friend was riding it.... :smt013
I bought my 82 Katana with the money the insurance company gave me (I got screwed... :smt010 )
But that just wasn't cutting it after a year or so.
Knowing the Magazine reports were saying the FZR was the baddest bike available at the time, and my long term love of Yamaha....
.....there was no other choice. I saw this in the dealership and knew I it was the one for me.
The colors did it to me.....Blue is my favorite color....plus it looked so advanced compared to the GSXR at that time.

The bike put me down hard years ago and I still have metal in me from it....the bike survived it better than me.
Stripped down and used as a drag bike for a few years....then left to collect dust for nearly 2 decades more.
But I cleaned it up a couple years ago, and it runs as strong as it did on the track still

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84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
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That is a fine looking bike. Great lines.

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busa1300 wrote:
Very true....I seem to always have several that are so close to being done, but I can't get them to my 100% satisfaction.
The previous project only seems to get finished, when I have a new project sitting on the table waiting for me.

In all honesty the last thing I need is another bike to get road worthy again....but who can say no to a RZV... :smt007
....it's an addiction...

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Nice collection!! How do you keep that carpet clean??


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Thanks guys :smt023
The carpet isn't really that clean, but if I'm doing anything that could cause something to leak out....
....I do it over the cement, or put some plastic sheeting under it.
Same kind of plastic sheeting I used under the carpet to hold down any condensation. The cement is pretty thick
but also has a type of foam insulation under the cement to hold in heat and keep out condensation to.
Seems to be working pretty good so far. I hate seeing things rust as they sit quietly.....indoors

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78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:24 am 
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The title does say members rides......and since I can't show first hand pics of my RZV yet, I'll show a few of the bikes that
got me to the point of RZV ownership. :smt003
Most of them were unwanted rejects when I found them.....projects I had to save

The two stroke that got me hooked back in 85...my RZ350...the Spec II stage 3 still screams just as hard today as it did 30 years ago
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My 86 GSXR1100 and 90 RGV250SP......or VJ22FL as I call it....few of these left completely intact in the world
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78 SR500 I completely went through and sportified without turning into a cafe racer....built for my wife
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$400 Craigslist partsbike....I had to save after hearing it run after a 25 year abandonment in the desert.....this one took a LOT of work
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1979 CBX that started out as a bare frame and a empty crankcase found in a barn attic.......Yea, this took some work too
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Me and the wife at the first annual Chicago Motoblot on the GT750J
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My VJ23 I bought when I had given up on owning a 500....I love this one... :smt007
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VJ23 with two stroke music
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VJ23 with music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Z-bcWeQbU

My Kat I've had since 1986....My first true dreambike when I first saw pics in late 1981
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1978 GS1000.....What can I say, pics tell a thousand works here.....old warhorse still standing after 40 years
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My Hayabusa waiting out the rain for an ECTA run at Wilmington Mile
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1999 RS250 Aprilia Cup bike.....this one REALLY needs to get back out in the sun this next summer...been TOO long
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78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm 
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Awesome Sunday slideshow. Thanx for the view :smt023 :

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1994 NSR250sp RE
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ns86 wrote:
Awesome Sunday slideshow. Thanx for the view :smt023 :


Thanks :smt023
It's very cold out and I was bored....Not much I want to do in garage till the RZV shows up...
Trying to decide/daydream on the direction the bike will go...?????
TSA pipes on order already.....but how much more do I want to change it.....????? If at all..... keep the patina and build it to ride...or down to the frame???
Hmmmmmmm.......................

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78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 pm 
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I'm a bit of a time warp victim . I have experiences with most of your rides and they bring back Kodak moments for me. I had an R5K too, also about 6 other 250's once myself. A Kawi SX650 as well, now that's a sport! Got a 1995 XP800 Limited release still. VJ23 is lovely. Here is my VJ22 based RGV500 wearing Cleverwolf VJ23 bodywork.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:39 pm 
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The RGV-500 looks great, and those front calipers look like a Japan only item...? :smt023
Still may consider a RG400/500 based engine in my VJ22N project bike...depends on how the economy treats me the next year or two.
I used a RF600 front wheel on my VJ22SP as they are a simple bolt on 3.5 instead of the usual 3.0.....That way I can run 120/160 tires
I had a SX650 back in 88.....loved it and built it up after the oil pump shaft snapped... :smt013
The 2010 SX-R800 standup I have now, will spit you off as fast as a CR500 if you don't pay 110% attention all the time...but damn it's good clean 2 stroke fun :smt003

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78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Love to try that kind of power in a standup! My XP800 being 110hp is a blast being so small it's like a Kart on water! I have an rg400 project I am considering selling as I will likely not get to it for years. I have only let a few friends know about it so far, I like hoarding anyway :shock:

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My wifes daughter had a Ski Doo two stroke jetski, that we took out a few times to go tubing....
Damn, I've never had my arms stretched out so far as I did trying to hang onto that tube when she took those sharp turns...
If your in no hurry to unload a 400 just yet that's good, as I will be burning up any spare cash on the RZV....but when that's done
It will be a RGV400/500 or a GT/TR750 project....as my last bike to build.
Then all I'll worry about is keeping everything running, and maybe get to ride more than wrench :smt003

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72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
89 NSR250 R5K.....sold
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke


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