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I'm sure he did a good job mechanically - but I'd have left the paint as was. Looks like an over-restored garage queen now
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I'm sure he did a good job mechanically - but I'd have left the paint as was. Looks like an over-restored garage queen now
I was never a lover of the 'straight-out-of-the-box' look myself either. I'm sure that bike looks amazing in the flesh though
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Old 19th September 2019, 10:12 AM #1118
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Not sure that I'd put this much effort into a Plastic Maggot. Nice all the same, though

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U.S. market model? Judging by the seat & engine casing it's seen a bit of use. Not too keen on those beige grips though.....
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The red rear indicator lenses and the reflector stuck on the frame make it look like a US model, The ones we got here were all in the Yamaha 'Speed-Block' colours afaik. Hasn't got the bodywork round the tail of the seat, so must've been a fairly early one.
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The red rear indicator lenses and the reflector stuck on the frame make it look like a US model, The ones we got here were all in the Yamaha 'Speed-Block' colours afaik. Hasn't got the bodywork round the tail of the seat, so must've been a fairly early one.
Definitely not European market
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1985 Yamaha RZ 350. Looks like 'King Kenny's' signature on the nose cone

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Doubt if the paint job or gold rims are standard, nice all the same.
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[QUOTE=My First Suzuki;3583543]1985 Yamaha RZ 350. Looks like 'King Kenny's' signature on the nose cone

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Roberts signature graphic was standard on U.S. market yellow/black YPVS. Spannies add a nice touch. .
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What engine is in that bike? I thought the CBX had a inline 6.
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What engine is in that bike? I thought the CBX had a inline 6.
2 in lines merged into a V12.
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2 in lines merged into a V12.
well if that was a home built job, then that was some serious engineering.

Only for the weight of the engine I would imagine that bike would be an instant wheelie as soon as you touched the throttle.

Amazing job who ever did it. Have to say though I think it would have looked a lot nicer with black panels and tank.
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Have to say though I think it would have looked a lot nicer with black panels and tank.
I agree.

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Only for the weight of the engine I would imagine that bike would be an instant wheelie as soon as you touched the throttle.
I'd say the torque reaction when you blip the throttle at idle would nearly be enough to get the front up..

Fkn serious bit of engineering that
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