Let's see your RD's and RZ's.

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Red9, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    I'm relatively new here (been lurking 'the perfect line' section for a few months) and just found this two-stroke section. I can't begin to tell you how overjoyed and amazed I am to find so much enthusiasm and love for the old smokers! Myself I started out on a Daytona Special purchased new in '79 and have so far been able to always have at least one out in the garage.

    This is my latest and greatest purchase!
    It's a 1990 RZ350F2, the last year of the RZ's in NA.
    The bike is completely stock (other than the master cylinder and braided front brake line) with 10,675 kms (6,633 miles) on the odometer.
    Amazingly, the original stickers are still on the tank, fairing and chain guard!

    So if I start it off would you PLEASE share some photos of your Yamahas!

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  2. gplracing

    gplracing Adventurer

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    Don't laugh to much,:rofl:rofl

    I don't think that this will ever see a public road, it's just my dyno mule. But still a RZ and I love it:D

    Glyn

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  3. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    Nice bike you can see mine in the 2 stroke picures I have a 1979 RD400 Daytona Special :evil
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  4. gplracing

    gplracing Adventurer

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    This is one of my favorites at the mo, not mine but I built the pipes for it.

    One trick RD/RZ.

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    Glyn
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  5. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Won't hear no laughter here GL...
    I think they're both works of art.
    The pipes on the last one... seems like almost a shame to let exhaust go through em!
    Would you mind my asking what kind of hp and tq gains you experienced and how long it takes you to fabricate something like that? I truly admire your skills!
    Lee
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  6. gplracing

    gplracing Adventurer

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    Hi Lee

    Thanks for the kind words:D

    The pipes on the hybrid took about five days from start to finish excluding the plating. From designing to fit then converting the sections to DXF files, cutting them out and rolling then welding. These pipes where designed to run with a Mick Addy tune, so should be a proven 68/70 WRhp and around 35 torque.

    The pipes on the dyno mule are for a +4mm stroke crank and will make 77WRhp @11k with 37 torque, I also have a road pipe for the +4mm stroke crank that makes 68/70 WRhp and just over 40 torque @9500k.

    Glyn
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  7. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    My profile says what I think about RZs.:raabia I'll be following this thread closely. The blue custom RZ.? I can't imagine?$$$$
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  8. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Hey Exoff, after 3rd gear lets go and grenades your DR, have Charlie shoe-horn a Banshee engine into the rolling chassis. I think it would be badass.
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  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    :lol3 My tranny is nice and quiet so far but if it goes anything that runs on premix would be a good replacement. My first choice would be a RD400 motor just to keep things simple. I'm sure Charlie could handle the swap.
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  10. nakedwaterskier

    nakedwaterskier Been here awhile

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    Daytona Special
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  11. SeeRace

    SeeRace Been here awhile

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    [​IMG]This is my "barn find" 1975 RD350 that had 1850 original miles on it when I found it in a Craigslist ad last year. It did not look like this when I picked it up.....

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  12. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    I have the same thing :evil
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  13. Redbird

    Redbird Been here awhile

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    Not an RD/RZ, but this is my DS7...
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    And this is how I got her...
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  14. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    I had a DS7 also and a 250 Big Bear before that. But no RDs:cry
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  15. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I had a RZ350 for a few years.

    This was its last incarnation....

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    And some early "testing"...
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  16. stainlesscycle

    stainlesscycle Long timer

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    i had 3 rd400 daytona's - ended up eventually selling them all. here's the one i held onto the longest, and sold last year.

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  17. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    here's what she looked like when I brought her home
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    here's where she's at right now

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    still lots of work to do...:huh
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  18. m143

    m143 wobbler

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    My Rd got it last fall, everything works, now for tires and suspenders, I really like this little bugger...cool thread

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  19. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Love the simple clean lines M.
    What year is it?
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  20. m143

    m143 wobbler

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    It's a '74 Red, I agree about the simplicity of old bikes, glad you agree.
    Fun, cheap, and easy to work on, I call it good.
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