Author Topic: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project  (Read 16108 times)

Offline Griff5268

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    • Georgia Moto Ryder
1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« on: Sep 12, 2011, 12:12:31 »
Putting together my build page..
When I brought her home:

Square headlight's gotta go..Will be the first thing.

Side boob:

Now for some mods..I like to know when I'm supposed to be back.. Added a clock:

Swapped out bars.. Painted these drag bars satin black:

New Grips, and Carbon Fiber bar ends:

GPS mounted:

ASV Rotating clamps:

Added a 12 volt power source:

Carbon Fiber Gas tank trim ring:

Retro Tank pads and emblems:

Added an in-line fuel filter:

L.E.D. light kit.
4-10"strips, 4-6" strips, 4 pods, a wiring distributer, Key Remote setup.. Adding more as I go:

Here's a shot of the new HL!

Round headlight from a Suzuki SV, Piaa Super white bulbs:

Daydreaming at night:

Natalie mounted up..Vroom vroom! (Age 2)

Cool skyline shot:

Relocated the power supply, added a splitter to plug in multiple accessories, and ran a hard line to the charger for the GPS. Now we're playin' with POWER..

Playing with Steel Carbon fiber wrap on the chain guard:

Relocated and added some more L.e.d.'s..

Finally got the shine on the headers I was going for:

Front brace:

Painted the Yamaha in with Silver Sharpie:

Time for a ride...

Sunset on the Rad:

More paint pen details..


Final product on the chain guard:

One last night shot.. Added a glow to the ground. Can't say I'm not visible..This thing's got more lights than an 18 wheeler, lol..

Pinstriped! White Orbs, Thanks again, you da man!

A few edited shots:

Added a pinstripe to the pinstripe..Added the prefect touch:

Final product:

One more shot.The L.E.D.;s are bright enough to show up in the day..haha.

Levers wrapped in Hockey grip tape, came out great:

Custom Carbon Tag Mount:

Removed the rear reflectors and added flush led turn signals:

Found a way to get l.e.d.'s on the front wheel:

More to come as I go..
Added an HID kit. Not just the bulb, I was already running Pia hyper whites.. Whole HID kit..

Night and Day differnce..


Now the Gear:
Had some left over vinyl (Thanks again White Orb!) so I decided to use a spare helmet I had laying around and match it up with the stripe for a second rider if needed. Should look cool netted down

And another..

Here's a pic of my jacket with the reflective lines lit up on flash, pre patches:

Got my patches...

Icon Pusuit gloves:

I've got boots, but these are my footwear of

Icon Alliance flat black full face helmet w/ bluetooth - Fuel half lid schemed to match bike colors - Leather novelty lid - Bilt heavy leather jacket - Freezeout Thermal Legs, Upperbody, Neck, Hand, and Face shields. Day lens glasses for half lids, Night lens glasses for half lids.       Ready to ride!

Testament to the proper Riding Gear:

« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2011, 14:02:52 by Griff5268 »

Offline AdrianVall

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Re: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« Reply #1 on: Oct 03, 2011, 15:56:15 »
Looking good so far. Radians are cool scoots!

Offline Griff5268

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    • Georgia Moto Ryder
Re: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2011, 16:52:18 »
Thanks man.. I love it. Stands out from the cookie cutter GSX'r, and Harleys. I get so many people asking "What is that!?"..

Offline t71ford

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Re: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« Reply #3 on: Oct 04, 2011, 01:59:43 »
I'm really digging this. Nice work man!
Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles….Hunter S. Thompson

Offline Griff5268

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    • Georgia Moto Ryder
Re: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« Reply #4 on: Oct 18, 2011, 20:53:30 »

Offline n0regret5

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Re: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« Reply #5 on: Oct 19, 2011, 06:27:00 »
pretty cool...may I ask why all the additions? like the 12V power source etc

Offline Griff5268

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    • Georgia Moto Ryder
Re: 1986 Yamaha YX600 Radian project
« Reply #6 on: Oct 19, 2011, 10:40:18 »
It first started with necessity..Road bikes come with these standard now. My GPS battery is toast, has to be plugged in to work, so it started with a hardline for that.. My OCD took over. I'm 30 years old, married with two kids... I try to find stuff to work on sometimes to keep my sanity, and this is the result. I can charge my iphone on the go if needed.. It was pretty neat hanging at a bike event a couple weeks ago, we had a ac/dc power converter plugged in to the 12volt, ran a radio and little tv while we were hanging out.. Yes, it's overkill, That's just how I roll. lol.
« Last Edit: Oct 19, 2011, 11:00:10 by Griff5268 »