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 Post subject: Re: Modern Frame Ideas for RZ500?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:55 pm 
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AHAMAYfrank wrote:
Well I picked up my donor on Saturday from Minneapolis.


Practically downtown. Hard to believe it was only about 5 minutes off the interstate in a very nice older neighborhood. Smaller homes with an alley in back for garage access. Reminded me of other small towns in the midwest. Looks like a couple guys just buy and sell bikes. I wish I could have gotten it from the previous owner. Gotta bet they made a buck or two.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:08 pm 
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oh, gotcha, that must be the one off ebay several weeks ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:46 pm 
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Well I have made some direction decisions.

As I said, I will be moving my Canadian RZ500 from Wisconsin to Georgia the end of November. Since moving the bike from MN to WI I have decided to use R6 forks and brakes and an R6 swingarm, which I just picked up for a song. On Sunday I landed an RZV frame on Yahoo Japan. I have a friend who is going to have some unusual "luggage" on a trip back to the US. I haven't decided on wheels yet, but I want to do some research on light weight offerings. If I need to continue on my low cost quest, pairs of R6 wheels are plentiful.

I stumbled on a thread that told about the different parts needed for using the aluminum frame on a steel framed donor but I couldn't locate it again. I guess my search skills need a little refining. If someone knows of a good replacement parts list thread, I would appreciate the info.

Thanks everyone for their input, Frank :grin:

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Here you go Frank.......................

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10533&hilit=frame+swap


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:04 pm 
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RZVTokyo wrote:
RZV parts here in Japan are becoming harder to find and the prices are reflecting this. Actually, most 2 stroke bikes have sharply risen in value even in Japan. Used 2 stroke parts used to be relatively affordable 2 or 3 years ago.

I have a never registered/ridden RZV500R which I plan to sell some time next year. It's not in "just out of the crate" condition but it's very nice. It actually was in a dealer's shop window for about 26 years before the dealer decided to sell it. If anyone is seriously interested, please send me a PM for details.


I was at a really small dealer in Japan about 20 years ago and he had an RZV in the window. I stopped and talked with him for a while but my Japanese is basically non existent. I was staying in Hamamatsu and working in Iwata, so I bet the dealer was somewhere in between.

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jackson.40 wrote:
Here you go Frank.......................

http://www.rzrd500.com/500phpBB3/viewto ... frame+swap


Thanks for that.

Ed Zackery what I was looking for.. :grin:

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