Do you happen to know the production date of your RZV?
No not really, I believe it was imported through South Africa in 1990, it`s declared manufacture date is 1987.
Not knowing anything much about "grey imports" I don`t know if it was normal for bikes to come through South Africa at that time.
Grey imports were quite a big business for some time in the Uk.
My chassis/engine no is 51X002576 - does this help date it?
Going back to the main topic - I only checked the book because you got me thinking that my bike had a bit missing
I`d never really taken any notice that it didn`t have the twin tank setup.
When I got the bike it was like that and I assumed that that was how it should be.
My bike is not by any means "mint" and I know that there are a few bits and pieces wrong/missing on it.
But I love it anyway
- just recently there seems to have been a large influx of bikes appearing - in the Uk there were 20 from a Japenese collection and on UK ebay there has been quite a few sold recently and some appear to be in very good condition.
Still I`m wandering off the subject a bit
Most people know that the RZV has an ali frame, but with the ali frame you need an RZV sidestand - if my memory is correct the bolt holes are a different pitch- also I believe that I`m right in saying that the engine
mounts on the frame are removable on the RZV and that they are fixed on the steel frame. Also the rear sub frame bolt is a different length.
Don`t forget that the mirrors, indicators are different and that the RZV does not have the grab handle on the back.
RZV 500R .... I had one for 13 years
Stan Stevens Stage 3
Nikon Pipes .
350 F2 Zeeltronic, kenny's pipes, PWK,s