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Naked RZ350 Street Fighter

Owner: Nick Gargano, L.A., California, USA

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Even Jay Leno is impressed!!


  • Canadian RZ350 motor
  • Duncan Racing PowerHead
  • Ports cleaned up
  • Stock Canadian 26mm carbs with Y-Boot/K&N filter
  • custom Lomas stainless steel exhaust with silver carbon fiber mufflers
  • RIS Design custom billet water/oil pump cover, stator cover and round clutch cover
  • Steve Payne billet kick starter
  • Triple chrome plated clutch cover, and YPVS covers

  • Stock U.S. spec frame with smog canister bracket and lower cowl brackets removed
  • RVF400 front end with gold anodized tubes
  • Polished NSR250 MC28 single-sided swingarm with brake line run through bottom of swingarm
  • Front and rear black Galfer brake lines
  • Front Galfer wave rotors
  • Stock rear rotor custom-cut to wave pattern
  • RGV Steve polished rear sets
  • RGV Steve custom headlight/gauge bracket
  • RGV Steve custom damper bracket
  • Stainless allen bolts throughout the chassis
  • RGV Steve polished kick stand
  • custom polished radiator
  • Powder coated frame and wheels in Satin Black
  • Polished allen and button head bolts throughout chassis
  • Ohlins rear shock and steering damper

  • Stock Yamaha RZR250R gas tank
  • Stock Yamaha RZ250 side panels and solo seat cowl with custom-painted burgandy stripes to match gas tank stripes
  • Stock RZR250R naked bike gauges and headlight

Special thanks on this project go to:
My friend Kunihide Okamoto in Japan for all the Yamaha and Honda parts and accessories. Karl at for the custom Lomas pipes and aluminum radiator. Jay Mendoza for the custom rebuild of my motor and the splicing of two different wiring harnesses to make all the electrical components work properly. RGV Steve for the custom fabrication of the swingarm, steering stem, damper bracket, headlight/gauge bracket and his awsome rearsets and kickstand. Herod Lowery for the Canadian RZ350 doner bike. Mark Rosenfeld for helping me remove the smog canister and cowl brackets and his general help. Derek at Distinctive Metal Polishing in Chatsworth, California for his great polishing. Rudy and Ricky from RIS Designs for the custom billet pieces they made. Jerred at Dougs Custom Body and Paint in Chatswoth, California for his excellent paint work.

Have any questions on the production of this bike?
E-mail Nick here.

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