Info on Canadian 1989 RZ350 for future project

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housej55
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Info on Canadian 1989 RZ350 for future project

#1 Post by housej55 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:59 pm

Hi guys, this 89 RZ350 was thrown in with a trade I did for a 1985 RZ350 and a ton of parts. He said, do you want this thing too?? Why of course. Engine is good and will need to put the pipes back on and look at the wiring harness to try to start.
I’m not finding too much on the years these were made (89-90?). He wrecked this years ago, said it ran like a rocket. Frame is shot and although there are missing parts I think I could get it running.

Is the cdi the same for the 85? Could I put this motor on one of my 85’s? Image


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#2 Post by rzrej » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm

Read this site, lots there, will answer a lot of your questions.

http://rd350lc.net/STORYcdn.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Who gets a 89 RZ ''thrown in'' with a deal? Geez great score, lots of good parts on that, especially if the engine is a decent runner.

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#3 Post by justind97 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 am

CDI is not the same. Wiring harness is different. You can put this motor in your 85. Remove the stator and replace with an 85 and away you go.

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#4 Post by housej55 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:36 am

Excellent, thanks for the info. That last comment was like music to my ears!


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Re: Info on Canadian 1989 RZ350 for future project

#5 Post by Zedixe13 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 am

89 stator will work with a 52Y 1985 CDI but you have to adapt it , the connectors are not the same .

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#6 Post by waltmil » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:07 pm

Are the wheels straight? They are lighter than US `85.
Red/White US '84, Spec II pipes, Y-boot w/K&N, Fox Shock, Mikuni carbs?

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#7 Post by housej55 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:11 pm

Unfortunately the front is bent pretty good, i think the back one is fine.


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#8 Post by hondaror » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:02 am

That is one of the worst RZ350 wrecks that I have ever seen...and I have seen a $h!t tonne of them.
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#9 Post by Yellow and Black RZ » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 pm

Someones groin was in a lot of pain.

The demise of my original RZ was about the same. Lucky to walk away.
'85 RRZ350 - Hacked.

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#10 Post by housej55 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:15 pm

Yeah , let’s just say there was a big lawsuit over that wreck.
Since this bike has no real return with that frame. I will only be able to part it out eventually (not much left) but would like to get the bike running at least before I advertise the motor. For now it looks good in storage as I have a 85 RZ I’m going through to get out there


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#11 Post by evan_calgary » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:54 pm

96-90 were all the same bikes. Lots of parts interchange. no need to switch the stator, just cross a couple wires.

Funny to see a tank so flattened in that area.

You could always source a frame out of Canada if you wanted to restore. They are cheap. Sure you could find some replacement tubes for those forks.

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#12 Post by housej55 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:22 pm

Hello Evan
Isn’t that quite a process though getting that frame in the states, then the title process after that?

I have only seen these bikes for sale in Canada and never really made the jump due to not knowing what’s all involved in getting one across the border and transferring the title since it is a Canadian model.


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#13 Post by 2strokejamoke » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:44 pm

I'll take either engine off your hands when your done!

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#14 Post by evan_calgary » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:34 pm

You are in the states. Did not realize.

There is information here. Have not done before. http://www.2strokeworld.com/forum/index ... ic=10002.0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

May take a bit but frame should only cost you a couple hundred USD. be nice if Rory had on to spare. Doubt he does.

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#15 Post by Darrell » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:55 pm

I bought a Canadian RD and had zero trouble getting it titled in Washington. All I had to do was to take it, along with the Canadian version of our title, to the customs office in Tacoma. A customs inspector made sure the numbers matched, signed a piece of paper, and that was that. It was cheap too, I don't recall what I paid, but it was quite reasonable. The "secret" was that my bike was more than 20 years old. All those rules about two-stroke importation are relaxed for older bikes. Mine is an 89, and I did it five years ago, so virtually any Canadian bike or frame should sail through, assuming you have the Canadian title.
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2007 Harley XL1200C Sportster
2000 Kawasaki KDX
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