A Japanese parallel twin that “worked”, looked great, and was reliable. Too bad the early Brit bikes couldn’t figure this out. (Yeah I said it…. as I cower away to duck and hide) Juuuust saying..
Wow… Some Serious Northern Ireland Suzuki and Yamaha 2 stroke action!
I was obviously away from my e-mail for too long as I keep finding more fantastic submittals like this one from Sean Maney. The Suziki is a stunner but that Yamaha reeeeealy speaks to me. Well done sir!
Thought you might like to see some of the recent projects I’ve completed..have done all work myself apart from plating and powdercoating..
Pics of the Suzuki t500 titan I’ve just built..lots and lots of chrome on this bike..totally rebuilt..
The RD400 TZ rep café racer..I monoshocked the frame…fitted tzr125rr front end,rear wheel,brakes etc,,,
RD350LC. A Nice Example.
Thank You8 Carlos. I owned one of these for about a month. Excellent bikes and it’s a shame they were never “officially” brought to the US. They morphed into the RZ which we did get. Thank God.
Hello, my name is Carlos and I want to share with you all my 2500 miles Yamaha rd 350 lc.
I’m in Miami Fl, and I saw this for the first time in my life when I was 14 years old.
in my opinion Is one of the best looking bikes from the 80’s.
RD’s and GS’s all in one post!
Sorry. Been a little hit and miss this week. Been chasing electrical gremlins on the DR650. All sorted out now. Who would imagine a battery going bad after sitting in a cold garage for six months. 😛
Getting her set up for some traveling this spring to assorted shows and may even turn her into a full time commuter if the price of gas keeps going the way it has. 35-38mpg (Yes I’m a bit “harsh” with the throttle) sure beats my truck.
Anyhow… here’s another victim of the spam filter.
Feb 15 (13 days ago)
A few of my brother’s bikes over the years. He was a 2-stroke guy with his RD400’s but then became a BMW kinda guy, first with R65LS’s, three to date, and later with R100GS’s, he’s on his second. The latest one he’s made into an R65LS lookalike since he never rides off-road. The gold RD400 was very highly modified with DG heads, pipes and swingarm, Lectron carbs, home made rear sets and seat, fork brace, braided steel brake lines, Tomasselli clip-ons and a custom made (by me) wiring harness which allowed the whole front part, fairing, headlight and all instruments and controls to be disconnected and removed with one massive multi-wire connection (from a car) for ease of maintenance which there was always a lot. In one racing weekend he changed three left pistons due to a crankcase seal air leak. Good times and they aren’t over yet.
’82 GS1100L/California Sidecar, ’02 GSXR1000, ’86 Fazer, ’92 DR650, ’92 FZR600, ’00 DR400Z, ’00 TTR225
For you Virago fans, Check out Plan B Motorcycle blog.
Plan B Motorcycle blog has a nice build being documented. And it’s looking SAWEEET!
More Virago Cafe Sweetness…
One of the most amazing 2 stroke hybrids I’ve ever seen.
for more on the bike and the background check out this thread over on 2 Stroke World. Where they declared it (very deservingly) their “Bike of the Month” If you’re at all familiar with these bike you’ll appreciate all the work that went into it.
Yours truly on “the one that I let get away”… sigh… My old RD400.
Me from years ago on my old highly modified 1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special in the corner at Deals Gap. The list of mods was long. Trading it eventually led to my owning a very pristine RZ350 so it’s not like I didn’t get anything in return… But damm I miss her. Dave. If you’re reading this drop me a line and let me know how she’s doing…
In an earlier stage of the development. Much closer to stock.