Owner: Sig Emerson, Brendham, Texas
Following are details of my project RZ500. I always dreamed about the Yamaha GP-replica two-strokes in the '80s while riding the Angeles Crest Hwy outside L.A. and never thought you could come so close. Today, at age 45, I'm taken back to the good old days. Long live the two-stroke GP-replica for its amazing power and unquestionable beauty. I currently have a second one in the works that I'm collecting parts for. I'm also thinking about running this at Bonneville with different gearing just for the fun of it!
Special thanks go to Wyn Belorusky, whose bike I first saw on the RZ/RD 500 Owners Group web site and freaked out over it. I must have bugged the crap out of him, calling so much for information. Also, thanks to my in-house machinist, Kevin Goddard, who was fast to help with the steering stem conversion. Shawn McKnight at firstname.lastname@example.org did the graphix.