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Stevef RZ 500 Modified

#1 Post by stevef » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:45 pm

I have finally finished the modifcations to my RZ so i thought i would put it in the members rides section.
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28mm mikuni flatslides
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#2 Post by rklages » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:27 pm

Very nice - is that an RS250 swingarm? What wheel are you using on it and how well did it fit?

Is that a GSXR front end?

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#3 Post by Gary Papesh » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:01 pm

That front end looks like it grew there! Didn't even notice it until pointed out. Great work!!
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#4 Post by rklages » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Gary Papesh wrote:That front end looks like it grew there! Didn't even notice it until pointed out. Great work!!
Ya, he did a nice job, sort of looks like a mid to late 90's RZ should have - subtly updated, looks stock but with modern suspension and wheels!

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#5 Post by Ronnie » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:30 pm

WOW! from one Novocastrian to another, that looks beautiful. Excellent job. :grin:

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#6 Post by stevef » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:59 pm

Thanks for the kind words.
I wanted to update the bike but i still wanted it to look like an RZ 500
I bought the bike new in 1985 it has 27000 klms on it and just had another fresh top end. Dynoed at 100 horsepower. http://youtu.be/gvvCqJrOxCw
The difference the suspension and the new sticky 17' tyres makes in the handling is incredible.
And with the new carbs and pipes it runs beatifully.

93 RGV front end
RGV wheels
RS 250 swingarm from wolfgang
JL pipes
28mm mikuni flat slides

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#7 Post by adr1an » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:01 am

She looks fabulous Steve. Very very nice. :shock: :shock: :shock:
At 100 horses you must be happy. Is that purely down to the pipes, carbs and Dudley's filters or have you any porting / engine mods done? How is the delivery?

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#8 Post by stevef » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:51 am

Thanks adrian
No port work just fresh top end pipes carbs and filters.
and dudleys excepional tuning of course.
Power delivery is great so much more bottom end.

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#9 Post by Ronnie » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:21 am

I bought mine new in 1985 as well but I'm not sure which way to turn with it now. I convince myself to get rid of it then change my mind all the time!

Looking at yours, it clear you made the right decision. :smt023

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#10 Post by Vin » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:02 am

Absolutely stunning Steve, lovely attention to detail mate :cool:

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#11 Post by mollydee » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:42 am

Steve, fantastic job, looks amazing.

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#12 Post by wolfgangh » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:01 am

Steve,
a very tasteful bike, congratulations. This inspires me to build one like that, since I still have a spare engine laying around, and a set of RS250 5-spoke wheels.

very very good looking

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Re: Stevef RZ 500 Modified

#13 Post by aaronmvrider » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:56 am

1 photo missing a bracket... love it .... 100 hp..... should be an interesting ride...

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#14 Post by Jeppe500 » Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:38 am

I LIKE IT !!! :grin:

And I also can backup for these words....

"I wanted to update the bike but i still wanted it to look like an RZ 500"

I hope my bike (RD) will look as good as yours (but without new carbs and swingarm) when I´m done after this winter...

Do have one question for you...where did you find that steeringdamper ??
Would like to get one for my bike.




Regards // Jeppe[/b]

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#15 Post by Blackshaheen » Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:19 pm

Glorious mate. If you did anymore mods to it then it would be ruined...unless you did LOTS more mods to it. Just right. I'm jealous. Yup :cool:

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