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Author Topic: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...  (Read 577 times)

Offline demoderbydave

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my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« on: Dec 29, 2017, 16:44:49 »
I never really was much of a lover of this type of bike... I am more of a stock style bike lover... I have a lot of bikes...a 01 GL1800 Goldwing, 1983 CX650 Turbo, and a few project bikes awaiting their time on my lift... a 1976 Suzuki GT500A, a 76 Yamaha RD400C, 89 Honda NT650 Hawk, what was once a 82 Honda CBX which is SLOWLY in the process of being revived into a MILD street fighter and this bike.

A buddy of mine and his father build crazy one off stuff like this and then lose interest in them... When I saw it I just LOVED it. It was an 05 Kawasaki Ninja 250 and they stuffed a 70's era Yamaha R5 350cc twin into it. It runs and rides but needs some tinkering and finishing to make it street-able. Mainly some wiring and lighting upgrades

First thing I am doing is ditching the clip-ons (i am way too old for them) and am using the stock ninja bars which are still low and i clip on style but are way more my speed...and other than some real pipes to replace the homemade and cool looking BUT VERY LOUD chambers... I have a set of DG chambers for it... I will be out killing mosquitoes next spring...

I just wanted to see what you guys think....
« Last Edit: Dec 29, 2017, 16:48:29 by demoderbydave »

Offline Sav0r

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Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2017, 16:47:27 »
Pretty sweet! Those pipes are way too short to work well anyways. You could probably ride that thing daily pretty easily.
Sav0r the adventure.

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Offline demoderbydave

  • Posts: 4
Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2017, 16:49:50 »
I plan to ride it once it is finished... I forgot to mention it is run on PREMIX... I couldn't pass it up for what I paid for it.
« Last Edit: Dec 29, 2017, 16:51:27 by demoderbydave »

Offline Sav0r

  • Posts: 532
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Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2017, 16:53:09 »
I run my RD on premix, most of the time it's not an issue.
Sav0r the adventure.

Visit www.chrislivengood.net to get more information on my RD350 dubbed Mia Wallace as well as my other projects and snafus.

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Offline 540Nova

  • Posts: 96
Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2017, 17:13:54 »
I never really was much of a lover of this type of bike... I am more of a stock style bike lover... I have a lot of bikes...a 01 GL1800 Goldwing, 1983 CX650 Turbo, and a few project bikes awaiting their time on my lift... a 1976 Suzuki GT500A, a 76 Yamaha RD400C, 89 Honda NT650 Hawk, what was once a 82 Honda CBX which is SLOWLY in the process of being revived into a MILD street fighter and this bike.

A buddy of mine and his father build crazy one off stuff like this and then lose interest in them... When I saw it I just LOVED it. It was an 05 Kawasaki Ninja 250 and they stuffed a 70's era Yamaha R5 350cc twin into it. It runs and rides but needs some tinkering and finishing to make it street-able. Mainly some wiring and lighting upgrades

First thing I am doing is ditching the clip-ons (i am way too old for them) and am using the stock ninja bars which are still low and i clip on style but are way more my speed...and other than some real pipes to replace the homemade and cool looking BUT VERY LOUD chambers... I have a set of DG chambers for it... I will be out killing mosquitoes next spring...

I just wanted to see what you guys think....
Visually, I'd do something about that seat and rear cowl.

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Offline Sav0r

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Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2017, 17:23:28 »
I don't think i'd spend much time messing with the aesthetics. It's not worth much. R5 engines aren't desirable, nor are Ninja frames and components. It isn't show quality, but it is damn nice, a perfect rider really. It should work well given some adjusting, so go ride the piss out of it.
Sav0r the adventure.

Visit www.chrislivengood.net to get more information on my RD350 dubbed Mia Wallace as well as my other projects and snafus.

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Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #6 on: Dec 29, 2017, 20:27:41 »
I think like you, change the pipes, the clip-ons, make it street legal and ENJOY. looks like a fun ride

Offline hooligan998

  • Posts: 210
Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2017, 00:44:01 »
I'm diggin' this because I have recently purchased an old Suzuki RM250 air cooled two-smoker.  The frame is chopped so I have been looking at other options.  This is great.


Offline innovativems

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Re: my Yamasaki I recently picked up...
« Reply #8 on: Dec 30, 2017, 13:56:40 »
Thatís gotta be a fun bike!  Nice find!


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