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    rz350 project almost finished

    just got it back from the dyno, tuned to perfection. started life as a 250 and reborn 350, rgv vj22 front and rear end, cool head, 86 electrics, hel braided lines, raask rear sets and new welded crank.

    just left is paint (black or kenny yellow?), tacho (unsure, any advise would be great), and headlight (thinking dual streetfighter style) and chin cowl.

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    very nice . but you can't reach the pegs

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredie View Post
    very nice . but you can't reach the pegs
    i'll grow into it!

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    The banana swingarm and USD forks look good on the RZ.
    Are those standard expansion chambers?
    What did you get out of it on the dyno?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -JC- View Post
    The banana swingarm and USD forks look good on the RZ.
    Are those standard expansion chambers?
    What did you get out of it on the dyno?
    yep brand new cigars! was a quick dyno run didnt get a read out, just pin pointing a few running issues, going back in a couple of weeks.

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    Good stuff - Just how I like them
    Increasing my carbon footprint - one 500 @ a time...

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    that was your beasty out at freds studog???looks cool the rgv stuff really makes em look fat

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    .. std RGV front is pretty soft, have ya done anything to the suspension, front & rear?
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    mm that bike+tazzie roads


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    You should take a modern colourscheeme from one of the new R1's the old school colours have been done to death.
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    I reckon repaint it stock, complete with 250 stickers...........
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    Yes and grind off the barrel markings then sell it to a learner

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    Great stuff studog, look forward to seeing more pics as it all comes together.
    Are you going to get some pipes for it?
    What's the lowdown on the cool-head - what sort of power difference does it make?
    Good luck with the rest of the build - I'm a sucker for the US spec yelow & black Kenny Roberts colours myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dplb View Post
    that was your beasty out at freds studog???looks cool the rgv stuff really makes em look fat
    yeah, thats right how did you go with yours, have to hook up for a ride at a later date!

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    yeah i'll get some pipes after a while (when budget permits),

    the coolhead has stock domes in it so the power difference probly isnt heaps, i saved the bike from a paddock, lots of rust and bottom end full of water so i never rode it before the coolhead to compare it.

    Any advise on a suitable tacho/speedo set up? Vapor, acewell, koso, r6, r1 etc?

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    Going to post machining details for the fitment of the front and rear ends?

    Lots of good links have disappeared off the websites the last few months.

    Which method did you use? Troubles? Which rear shock method was done, and which shock??
    Increasing my carbon footprint - one 500 @ a time...

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    for sure . i still got a few things to get done and wait for my exhaust to turn up then spin it up

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    Hi Studog,
    i'm about to embark on a similar project. I'd be keen to know more about the engine upgrade mods, where you got parts from and the grafting process of the front and rear end. I've heard that the bottom end of a RZ250 is generally not suitable to upgrade to 350, but you seem to have shown that's wrong!

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    Nice have you got any photos of the finished bike? Providing you have finished her off

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    the RZ 250 and 350 use the same bottom end...the rgv vj22 parts swap is easy...pm me if you like...mike

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