Yamaha R1-Z

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Edmond Dantès, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    A few pics of a R1-Z, I stumbled across. Only 2,300 k/m on the clocks! They were only manufactured for a year '90-'91.
    Where had it been hiding since 1990?


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  2. Crazy_Dave

    Crazy_Dave Back'in it in

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    Wow, just wow. what a beauty
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  3. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    This bike would make me break my vow to never own a water pumper.

    WANT!
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  4. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Hooligan bike extraordinaire. You buying it or what?
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  5. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I'd kill for that. Remeber when they came out. We never got them over here. Last of the two strokes (above 50cc) were the RZ350 in 84-85 (some places called them RD350LC)

    Well we did get the KE100 through the mid 90's, it was grandfathered in since it was an old design.
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  6. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    anotherguy, unfortunately it was the 'what' instead of 'buying'

    What you asking for it? Not selling.
    What do you want to trade for it? Not trading.
    What you gonna do with it? Ride the ass off it!
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  7. pdxjim

    pdxjim Two Stroke Terror

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    Same great motor as my TDR250.
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  8. bykpimp

    bykpimp Live and let ride

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    I remember riding one in Japan. I also remember being a lil dissapointed at the power output. Other countries called the RZ350 " YPVS " as the RD350LC was sans powervalve ( Think Banshee engine )
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  9. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Spotted this R1-Z out in the Boonies.
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    Looks like dude was doing a bit of touring on it.
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    I prefer the stacked pipes personally.
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  10. Leo.G

    Leo.G Is still learning

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    What a bike!

    That guy must have been very pleased if the road was a little twisted, not to say if it was a mountain road... :evil
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  11. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Hi Leo,
    I am sure the owner of the R1-Z was left satisfied with his riding experience:

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    Yes, this country has a lot of twisted stuff, the roads being one of them.:D
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  12. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    In all countries the RD 350 LC (liquid cooled) was sold only 1981 and 82. It did not have YPVS.

    YPVS was added and the only years for the RZ350 YPVS in the US (due to California emissions) was 1983 and 84.

    Last year for the RZ350 YPVS in Canada was 1990 and in Brazil and Eruope I believe it was 1992.
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  13. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I thought the US got the RZ350 in 1984 & 1985.
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  14. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    It could have been...
    I'm old and trying to remember 30 years ago.:1drink
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  15. ericm

    ericm Been here awhile

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    84 and 85 for the RZ350 in the US. There were 49 state and California models with minor differences. I think there were some '83s not in the USA.
    The model number for the '84 and '85 is different. I used to have all the differences memorized but all I can remember now is the ignition module.

    The LC had a monoshock (triangulated swing arm like in the '70s) suspension and no powervalve. It was not sold in the US.

    The RZ350 was also called the LC ("elsie") in europe.

    I've seen an R1-Z grey market imported into California. Someone parked it next to my grey market RZ500 at Laguna. it's a cute little bike.
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  16. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    I've had my 90 RZ 350 parked next to a RZ 500. They're both cute little bikes.:clap
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  17. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    Ran into (thankfully not literally) this R1-Z with a cool looking front fairing.

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  18. Scootern29

    Scootern29 Been here awhile

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    These bikes are real bad a$$.
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  19. Edmond Dantès

    Edmond Dantès The Kanto Pain

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    A couple of R1-Zs in the mix at the breakers yard today.


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  20. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Sad. What a waste.
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