Yamaha RZV500R The 35 year quest...

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by busa1300, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    Cassette transmission ...:raabia
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  2. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    One step closer to derestricting....:clap
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  3. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    I'm waiting on some parts for the TZR that are still in Japan at the moment, and will be several weeks at best before I see them.
    Cold and rain now....with snow not many more days away I'm afraid. So I think the TZR will be drained of gas and left in peace for now.

    Which brings me to another two stroke project which I have had in my garage collecting dust and a few parts here and there for over 6 years now.
    It started out as a $1500 pile of worn out parts.

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    I am not sure exactly what it will be when done, but it will be going with me to Bonneville this year if I can keep on track with the project.

    1990 Australian market RGV250L .....at least that is what some of the bike is.
    It is, and will be a bitsa in one form or another.

    Will be tearing into this in the next week or two.
    I have added SP fully adjustable front forks, RF600 3.5x17 front wheel, GSXR Nissin calipers, early Katana drilled rotors, RGV VJ22 rear 4.5x17 wheel, White Power steering damper....and a few other bits that were better than what the bike started with.

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  4. mentolio

    mentolio Been here awhile

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    My gawd man...can I come live with you? I'll clean, cook, and even pay rent...just let me live in that garage!
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  5. busa1300

    busa1300 Been here awhile

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    Home improvement projects that need finishing before Thanksgiving are limiting garage time.
    I did get a radial master for the RGV and test fit the Suzuki Kit pipes on the VJ21.
    Cleaned up a set of 208 cases and the GK73 SP swingarm which will go into the RGV at some point too.

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    I also got my SPR airboxes for the TZR/SP to work along with my 3XV-80 ignition to unrestrict it completely

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    And.....I finally picked up a set of 2001 GSXR750 front calipers, which are basically the only real direct upgrade for my 96 RGV VJ23.
    I have some HH pads on the way, so after Thanksgiving I will have something to do while it snows for the next 4 months....

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