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New to me RZ500

 
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Straycat



Joined: 22 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: New to me RZ500 Reply with quote

Hi Guys, just acquired this beauty yesterday...


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1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
2013 Yamaha YZ250F
2016 Yamaha TTR230
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh.... that's lovely Love
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I feel very very fortunate to have gotten this bike.

a good friend and fellow collector (silverstrom) connected me with the seller.

the bike is in incredible condition and has been meticulously cared for by the previous owner.

Its hard to find these bikes at the best of times, but in this condition, even harder.
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2014 Honda VFR800
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
2013 Yamaha YZ250F
2016 Yamaha TTR230
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful.
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yamfan



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohooo thats nice Very Happy

Very best of luck with it and enjoy Exclamation
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Howie



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Location: Kwaksville

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we could do with a collection photo please.

With this front & center. What is it like on the road Straycat? I'm never going to get the opportunity to ride one, so please let us know & go into detail.

And I mean detail Dance Very Happy
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

happy to oblige Howie, ill have to get back to you on the ride, ive not ridden it yet. Get it insured and safetied in the next week or so.




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1989 Yamaha FZR400
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic collection !!

I think your doctor needs to suggest you needs more Green's though..haha
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL your right - a KR1S would look good in here, unfortunately you dont see them here unless someone imported it. I'd love one, said to be the fastest of the 250 2 strokes.
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1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
2013 Yamaha YZ250F
2016 Yamaha TTR230
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howie wrote:
What is it like on the road Straycat? I'm never going to get the opportunity to ride one, so please let us know & go into detail.

And I mean detail Dance Very Happy


So I finally rode it today for the first time. Loved it.

Id hear from a buddy that compared to the NS400R or the RZ350, it feels like a big Bike (bigger than it is). and it does. The weight of the bike and its power certainly make it feel big.

Power is far better than the NS400 as you'd expect.

it's geared very well, it doesnt require much clutch slipping to set off from a dead stop, so thats nice, and it doesnt bog if you get the revv's too low in 1st. seems that extra power and torque make it much more well behaved.

bitmore vibration through the foot pegs than my other 2 stroks, when you back out of the trottle and let the pipes pop a bit, you really feel that in your feet.

Seat gets hot - due to the 2 pipes running under it I guess

Handling is good, bike is heavier then my others but handles well. The NS400r still handles the best.

truth is, i have not yet turned the tap on really hard, may be later this week
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2014 Honda VFR800
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
2013 Yamaha YZ250F
2016 Yamaha TTR230
1985 Yamaha RZ500


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The Cameraman



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a beautiful machine.
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Reggie, off to get the safety certification tomorrow (MOT equivalent), fingers crossed..
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2014 Honda VFR800
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
2013 Yamaha YZ250F
2016 Yamaha TTR230
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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yamfan



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RD is lovely but that RG 250 Walter Wolf is stunning too Cool


On a side note a few years ago I spotted a RD 500 in a bike shop. I asked the shop owner about it and he said it was in for a carb clean and was ready for collection. He wheeled it outside and started it up just so I could hear it.

What a nice thing to do, he had nothing to gain but just knew a fellow stroker addict when he saw one Laughing
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yamfan wrote:
The RD is lovely but that RG 250 Walter Wolf is stunning too Cool


On a side note a few years ago I spotted a RD 500 in a bike shop. I asked the shop owner about it and he said it was in for a carb clean and was ready for collection. He wheeled it outside and started it up just so I could hear it.

What a nice thing to do, he had nothing to gain but just knew a fellow stroker addict when he saw one Laughing


thanks very much, there is a thread in the suzuki section of the forum on my RG250 WW build
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1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
2013 Yamaha YZ250F
2016 Yamaha TTR230
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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