Anyone done anything interesting with a Yamaha Radian?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Baroquenride, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    .....I've got one and looking for inspiration...
    #1
  2. YamRZ350

    YamRZ350 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    128
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    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..
    #2
  3. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    Hmmm, very interesting! I like where you're going with that and it's got me thinking....
    #3
  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,828
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    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.
    #4
  5. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    Huh?
    #5
  6. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    7,828
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    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.
    #6
  7. SCR100

    SCR100 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Oddometer:
    840
    Location:
    Rock Hill, SC
    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.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    #7
  8. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    Did you powder coat those wheels to match the valve cover or is that factory paint?
    #8
  9. SCR100

    SCR100 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Oddometer:
    840
    Location:
    Rock Hill, SC
    Factory paint.
    #9
  10. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    432
    Location:
    Holland
    38FB3192-3611-4F07-8A1C-124A4645DD47.jpeg You probably found this one yourself.

    Not mine, but if I were to do one, I’d like it to look like this.
    :drif
    #10
    Bigfeet428 and oic like this.
  11. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    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.
    #11
  12. Yella DR

    Yella DR Let's go!

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Oddometer:
    257
    Location:
    Toronto
    That's cool..but shopt
    #12
    villageidiot likes this.
  13. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    Looking at it on a full size screen now, I see you're totally correct!
    #13
  14. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    432
    Location:
    Holland
    :doh
    Curse of the small screen, did not see.
    Still... inspirational
    #14
  15. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    Here's mine:

    20181031_165730.jpg 20181031_165642.jpg
    #15
    Foxed101 likes this.
  16. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    432
    Location:
    Holland
    Ready to start the build Baroquenride?
    You are doing a build thread, right?:lurk
    #16
  17. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    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.
    #17
  18. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    Clark Co, Wa
    What gauge did you use?
    #18
  19. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Oddometer:
    432
    Location:
    Holland
    You really got me lookin’ Into these radians.
    And the more I look at them, the more I like
    em :D

    Another nice specimen
    2B0660AE-A608-43EF-A0E3-54641E962610.jpeg
    #19
    JimVonBaden likes this.
  20. SCR100

    SCR100 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2015
    Oddometer:
    840
    Location:
    Rock Hill, SC
    Danmoto Nano.
    #20