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 Post subject: Old Cycle Canada Pieces
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:29 am 
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From Cycle Canada 20th anniversary edition 1991.

Why I owned an RZ not an RG

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Boom to Bust Around 1986. Where I sold Yamaha and Honda. It was a busy place with a diverse clientele including George Jonas the author of Vengeance adapted into the film Munich [Speilberg]. He was also an avid VRRA racer, JD now John Roberts the TV Host/Anchor and one of Hugh Hefner's future flames Carrie Leigh modelling for a dealership poster.

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The Dealership Sponsored his TZ750 efforts mid 80's

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The one that got away!

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Thanks , great reading . In 1983 , the market in Canada was flooded with bikes for sale , you could still get some brand new 1983 models in the early 90's . A friend of mine bought a new Honda CBX550 for $1300. in 1989 .


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Great piece of nostalgia there mate, enjoyed reading that, the Bombardier sounded like it could have been a nice maxhine, a couple of NS press bikes also seized during those inital press reports in the UK , mine just suffered issues with the gearbox which was fairly common I understand.


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Thanks, great memories used to work with the tuner Alex Mayes at Yamaha motor Canada.


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Alex Mayes, Canadian 2 stroke Guru. I almost bought an RZ500 just to get the Alex Mayes pipes from it. There are a few around but hard to get!

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1992 RGV500 LS
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My recollection is that the exhaust in the colour photo had a double duty. Both pipes per side were used to muffle the exhaust while the muffler pipe could be bypassed with more of a chamber type single pipe for performance. Street bike was based on this Roadracer

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1985 RZ500
1986 NS400
1994 NSR250sp RE
1987 RG250 WW
1983 RG250
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 LS
1989 YZR5003ma
1984 RZV500


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The Can-Am 500 Roadracer. There is a new article about it's development in Inside Motorcycles but not sure if I should load pic's. Jim Allen rode it. It's the December 2017 issue. :shock:

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1985 RZ500
1986 NS400
1994 NSR250sp RE
1987 RG250 WW
1983 RG250
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 LS
1989 YZR5003ma
1984 RZV500


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I never heard of a 500 race bike? :shock:
Only the oddball 250.
I have a Canam TNT250 with street ownership that I plan on turning into a convincing fake factory cafe racer.
Polished twin leading shoe front brake hub, polished triples, chrome 18 inch wire wheels, lowering everything, custom rear seat/tail.
Have already started collecting the parts.
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I remember the 500 back in the day. The racer was the development bike for the production street bike. What a shame; with the EPA came the demise of the 2 stroke street bike.

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More great memories. The Jackson 50 Pocket Bike. We used to get together on Sunday's, a day off for everyone back then. We would go to a convenient shopping plaza parking lot, put up a bunch of cones and act stupid all day long. What a blast that was :smile:

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1985 RZ500
1986 NS400
1994 NSR250sp RE
1987 RG250 WW
1983 RG250
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 LS
1989 YZR5003ma
1984 RZV500


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Steve Gervais ready for battle on the RG500 MK VIII. A great local talent and a nice guy. I remember a cold day at Shannonville when he crashed the TZ750 and lost most of his pinky finger, OUCH!


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1985 RZ500
1986 NS400
1994 NSR250sp RE
1987 RG250 WW
1983 RG250
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 LS
1989 YZR5003ma
1984 RZV500


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With the great memories a little bit of bad. Tony was a good friend's best friend and was killed in a crash at Shannonville's corner 2. I worked for HOJ Cycle a few years later. RIP Tony :sad:

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1985 RZ500
1986 NS400
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1987 RG250 WW
1983 RG250
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 LS
1989 YZR5003ma
1984 RZV500


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Can Am links restored

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1985 RZ500
1986 NS400
1994 NSR250sp RE
1987 RG250 WW
1983 RG250
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 LS
1989 YZR5003ma
1984 RZV500


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 Post subject: Re: Old Cycle Canada Pieces
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:12 pm 
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you should share that with http://www.canned-ham.com/

I had a 250 tnt, and have a 500, mx single cylinder though, rotax 2s but not rotary vale. British frame, nothing Can or Am about it except the name. and the handling. and the power. haha


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