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

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

  1. JonW

    JonW Been here awhile

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    Ahh good to see a few of me old mates posting on here...

    Here are some of mine...

    My 85 F1, full restore from frame up, almost a runner now, just needs the full fairing painted... Mostly standard but R6 shock and PWK28s.

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    My LC... just needs carbs and it will be a runner... almost done! Athena 421, Wicked pipes, RGV front and rear ends... many many mods...

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  2. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    Still a work in progress, but so far, I've got an R1 front end, R6 rear shock, R6 radiator, FZ600 swing arm, RG500 rear cush drive on a SV650 rear rim. Once I get my shop built, I hope to finish this up. And yes, I still have the title, so it will be street legal!! I've ridden it around the parking lot and it's a hoot!

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    FYI, the RZ/RD 350/500 forum is an awesome resource if you haven't checked it out already.
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  3. DirtDobbler

    DirtDobbler love to ride

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  4. ty.zardoz

    ty.zardoz Adventurer

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    Hi Glyn! How are ya? zardoz here (some monkey over here already had my name in use ;) ) Do you still want the spares I have or should I list them?

    tyz

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  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    oh how i remember and how i don't have a single picture :cry
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  6. ty.zardoz

    ty.zardoz Adventurer

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    <a href="http://s1125.photobucket.com/albums/l588/tyzardoz/?action=view&amp;current=bike.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l588/tyzardoz/bike.jpg" border="0" alt="RD350LC"></a>

    This will be turned into a streetfighter if/when I get my way :)

    tyz
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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    sweet.

    how exactly does that rear seat work w/ a passenger? :huh

    i see rear pegs but figure you can't actually bring one or they would be forced forward into you and your hand on the bar the whole time. did that bike have a queen seat and you put a flat on it?

    i'm sure you just ride solo any. why not just remove the rear pegs?


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  8. JonW

    JonW Been here awhile

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    You are right that I dont take a passenger unless there is a good reason, but the fact that i can is useful. The rear pegs are there for that but also cos the old Raasks have the mount and it looks strange to have the mount and no pegs. The seat is a Guliari aftermarket, they are really quite rare now, this one was nos and i changed the colour from white to black with a new cover. Some people love those seats, some dont... The standard seat (and pegs) is as shown on the previous post with the black bike. I still have my OEM seat and fitting it is a simple turn of the key and two levers to press, push other seat on and its clips into place... simple :)
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  9. JonW

    JonW Been here awhile

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    A few detail updates, its like those things where you have to find the 10 differences between the two pics... LOL

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  10. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    I had the same bike new, for one year... Car ran a red light in front of me. I was doing 50mph. Only the back tire and engine remained outside. I launched over the roof and walked away with a scratch on my ankle.
    I loved that bike... It was my first water-cooled RD.
    Keep it naked whatever you do!:thumb
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  11. caryder

    caryder Been here awhile

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    My 1976 RD400.


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  12. ANOTHERUSERNAME

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  13. RD350B

    RD350B n00b

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    Love the RZs dude .. they look especially great in the hanger, next to the Lear Jet!

    I have owned many great bikes over the years (30+) and several RZs.

    This one .. my last one .. is the only bike I have ever regretted selling.

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  14. Dan Alexander

    Dan Alexander only happy when sad

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    great pics ... sorry I sold mine.:cry

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  15. RD350B

    RD350B n00b

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    One more from back in the day.

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    My RZ350 race bike at Loudon, NH circa 1989 sporting Dymags, Brembos, Marzocchis and Toomeys!
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  16. klatelm

    klatelm Been here awhile

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    my bro is gtting a new bike (ktm500 plated)and asked to keep it at my house i asked him he was selling his other motos and he said no way they are paid for why would i do that ? . i said no shit i sold both my rz and pissed the money away now i none..:dllama
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  17. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Just a typical sunday gathering at the cottage. Sometimes up to four of the V-4's and a couple air cool twins, besides the Interceptors and Ducati's.


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  18. Starkey

    Starkey Adventurer

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    Just wondering, how realiable would a well sorted 73 RD350 be for daily use on a mix of 35mph surface streets and 65mph open roads? By daily use I mean every day, rain or shine, cold or hot.
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  19. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    A well sorted and well maintained AC RD is perfectly capable of that. Many of us have logged tens of thousands of miles on them as a all purpose street bike.

    Mainly, run good oil and keep the stock oil injection adjusted. For rain, if you use top quality gaskets and run stock airbox you wont have issues riding in rain.

    Cant tell you how many had luggage racks and backrests fully loaded back in the day, used to see them everywhere, just a low cost all purpose bike back then. Of course they DOMINATED there class in production roadracing at the very same time granny was running to the grocery store for a loaf of bread. :lol3

    This was one of a dozen street going ones I had. Odometer was around 17,000 miles......no issues what so ever.



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  20. Starkey

    Starkey Adventurer

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    Not mine just yet but I might buy it this weekend if I can make my mind up. 73 RD350 with a rebuilt engine and sound mechanicals. Needs a new seat and a functional cluster, its loud as hell, no blinkers, slight leak in the oil tank. Also it has a super sticky throttle, current owner says all old bikes are like that :hmmmmm

    I have wanted an old 2cycle for a long time but I'd like to use whatever I get on a daily basis and after the test ride.... Maybe I am just too used to modern bikes. Could I really use a bike like this daily, do people do this? It vibrates like hell over 60, its way too loud, it only gets 30mpgs average..... But God does it have soul.

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