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Offline stevef

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My modified RZ 500
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:07:55 AM »
i purchased this bike new in 85.

I did some mods recently
2011 R6 front, 2008 R6 rear, marchesini wheels,Brembo's front and rear, 28mm Flatslide carbs, JL pipes

 






Offline sverdfisk

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 02:40:24 AM »
later on when im in bed with my GF, ill be thinking about your bike.

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 06:14:51 AM »
Damn!  Fantastic!


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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 06:33:56 AM »
later on when im in bed with my GF, ill be thinking about your bike.


This about sums it up.

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 12:20:38 PM »
Hey Steve F:  Just anted to give full disclosure here.  http://motorcyclephotooftheday.com/2012/12/19/nicely-modified-yamaha-rz500-for-me-this-borders-on-pernography/  She's a total stunner!
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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 01:12:48 PM »
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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 01:18:41 PM »
I have to agree. Simply stunning.
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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 02:44:26 PM »
Very nice
Do you ride it much?
Most RZ500 riders put like 200 miles a year on them. Hell I have not ridden mine in a year  :argh:.
Have a customer with a RD500 he rides it all the time, nice to see..

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 07:31:02 PM »
I have been riding it a lot since the upgrades. It has 26000 klms on it from new but 4000 of them have been in the last year.

I have a few other bikes so i ride them a fair bit.


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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 08:43:44 PM »
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^This. 



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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 09:31:40 PM »
stunning  :rock: very very very well maintained beast
my new wallpaper  ;)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2012, 09:38:01 PM by fiero »

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 08:52:43 AM »
damn thats nice. your front forks probably cost me more than my whole rz350  :laugh:

inspiring. I need to upgrade my front forks badly. jeezus your bikes nice! and the best part is it looks like it was supposed to be produced that way.
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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 09:12:49 AM »
Just the kind of thing, that floors you in first look. Must be great ride. :bowdown: Motivation it is.

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 10:11:27 AM »
Very Nicely done! What is your opinion of handeling and braking on it now vs. stock? Is it like stepping forward in time a hundred years?

Offline stevef

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Re: My modified RZ 500
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 01:52:44 PM »
This is a photo before i did any mods



About 2years ago i did a RGV250 front and Aprilia RS250 swingarm and RGV wheels it transformed the handling like you wouldn't believe.
But i wanted to make it all yamaha again so i did the mods you see now



Now the handling is %100 better than the original bike. I think it is a combination of suspension the wheelbase being about 30mm longer and the super sticky tyres.
The brembo brakes are incredible they took a bit of getting used to.

Thanks for the positive comments