1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#61 Post by busa1300 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:56 pm

Had to see if I could get it to run before I tear into it too far....it does run.
Used a fuel bottle and bypassed the gas tank to avoid getting any rust in the floatbowls, then road down my driveway and back a couple times....
Runs reasonably well considering the amount / lack of prep work I put into it.

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72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke
17 KTM 1290 Superduke GT

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#62 Post by busa1300 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:40 am

Bike is completely apart now....see the years get peeled away as I try to bring back it's youth...

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72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke
17 KTM 1290 Superduke GT

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#63 Post by silverstrom » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:22 pm

Just saw your submission to Practical Sportbikes Randy. Your collection looks just as impressive there.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#64 Post by busa1300 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:05 pm

Thanks for the heads up...and thank you for sending me the pics in the magazine. :smt023
And thanks for the kind words as well :smt023

I'll be looking forward to getting my issue sometime later next week even more than usual now :smt007
72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke
17 KTM 1290 Superduke GT

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#65 Post by busa1300 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:23 pm

Magazine showed up today.... :smt007

I knew the RZV would be in it, but had no idea my RGV was in it as well.... :mrgreen:
Practical Sportbikes May 2018

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72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke
17 KTM 1290 Superduke GT

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#66 Post by silverstrom » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:50 am

Wasn't that a nice birthday surprise :smt006
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#67 Post by ns86 » Thu May 03, 2018 11:06 pm

Hi Randy, I want to build a TR750 like the Gary Nixon version. One of my favourites from my youth. Will you be using a CMR frame on yours? Sorry for the Hijack!

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1986 RG500
1985 RZ500
1986 NS400 HRC
1994 NSR250sp Rothhmans
1983 NS250 p
1987 RG250 WW p
1983 RG250 p
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 Lucky Strike
1989 TZR500 Biaggi 3ma p
1984 RZV500 Rainey p

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#68 Post by busa1300 » Fri May 04, 2018 11:19 pm

This is all I have so far...
72 GT750 frame/first gen GSXR1100 front end and wheels/GS1100 swingarm...possibly a GS1000 gas tank...
Also have most of a 72 GT750 engine....that needs everything redone.
It was kicked off the table so I could get the RZV up on it.
I have had conversations with CMR and their frame, but would prefer one that is the exact same design as the original TR that is available in the UK
Instead of building this GT/TR....I decided I needed a RZV first....after the V4 is done, I might get back to a TR style cafe racer

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The above is nothing like a TR style frame....but TR crossover pipes used for sure.....
...If I have more $$$ in the next build budget I would choose between

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And the CMR
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72 GT750J
78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
82 Katana
84 RZ350
84 RZV500R
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250 VJ22 FL SP
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250 VJ23 T SP
99 RS250
02 Hayabusa
16 KTM 390 Duke
17 KTM 1290 Superduke GT

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Re: 1984 RZV500R the dream is becoming reality

#69 Post by ns86 » Sat May 05, 2018 2:09 am

For me I'd really like to have the triangulated upper frame/fuel tank since it's so fundamental to the style of the bike. I wonder about getting a street title for one of these frames? I hear you can get around 130hp fairly reliably out of these. Any expertise on the tuning potential?
1986 RG500
1985 RZ500
1986 NS400 HRC
1994 NSR250sp Rothhmans
1983 NS250 p
1987 RG250 WW p
1983 RG250 p
1992 RGV500 WW
1992 RGV500 Lucky Strike
1989 TZR500 Biaggi 3ma p
1984 RZV500 Rainey p

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