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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Baroquenride, Oct 25, 2018.
.....I've got one and looking for inspiration...
I've got some older spares from my R6 racers, been casually looking for a Radian. R6 5 spoke wheels, 99-02 R6 swingarm (but keep the bike duel shocks) 05 R6 inverted front end. Get rid of the square headlight, kinda like the Radian gauges. I really like the look of the bike, tank and seat shape. That 16 in front wheel though..
Hmmm, very interesting! I like where you're going with that and it's got me thinking....
can also slip the swingarm and front forks onto an XT/TT 500 and make a hooligan ass thumper.
then sell the rest to the other guy to put R6 stuff on it and get a 2fer.
a radian swingarm and front end will bolt onto a xt500/tt500 to make a sort of sport bike/supermoto
then can sell the rest of the radian to the other guy who posted to put a bunch of r6 bits on it to make another blend of a bike.
I built one a few years back. I always thought the styling was pretty cool. An ex-GF had an FJ600, and I knew the Radian engine was a re-tuned version of that engine, and it was sweet.
Bought one cheap, got it running, changed the headlight and the broken gauges, some smaller turn signals, a couple of short reverse cone mufflers. It was a great bike, but the seat height was a little low for me (I'm 6'1" with a long inseam). Sold it to a friend and she rode it for several more years before selling it.
Did you powder coat those wheels to match the valve cover or is that factory paint?
You probably found this one yourself.
Not mine, but if I were to do one, I’d like it to look like this.
I haven't seen that in my online searches so thanks for showing it.
Stock looking at first glance, but a lot of subtle mods that look really sharp, starting with the spoke wheels.
That's cool..but shopt
Looking at it on a full size screen now, I see you're totally correct!
Curse of the small screen, did not see.
Ready to start the build Baroquenride?
You are doing a build thread, right?
Nope, I don't have the skills or welding equipment. However, I just put it up on my lift last night to adjust the valves and synch the carbs. After that I'll see how I want to proceed. I'm considering powdercoating the wheels a semi-flat black or the same gold as the valve cover. The rest of that purple could be a flat grey perhaps? Perhaps I could get one of the local bike builders to do a street tracker rear-end? Maybe modify the rear seat to a single seat and bob the rear-end? Dunno??? I've seen a few interesting looking Radians on Google images, but there's not much on this bike like others and that's why I'm looking for inspiration here too.
What gauge did you use?
You really got me lookin’ Into these radians.
And the more I look at them, the more I like
Another nice specimen