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2ohno put a bug in my head for the RD bike - put an ad on Craigs looking for one and got a response for an RZ. Anyone have any experience with this model? Here's what he said about the condition - pass or play?

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The bike is complete except for the rear taillight. I have owned it since about 1990. It had aftermarket spec II pipes on it when I bought it. I put about 25K miles on it it now shows 31,000. In the early 90's I had it ported and polished and put aftermarket flatslides on it. I was driving it too Yellowstone when the waterpump seal went out and started dumping antifreeze into the tranny. Needs that and a new top end. Plus a few cosmetics. I do extensive motor work myself but really don't want to take the time. Would be open to offers!

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Key phrase!!! "Would be open to offers" Meaning he don't want or care for it any more! Go for it!

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Another Key Phrase!!! 31,000 miles with god knows what kind of damage done to the motor. A initial deal which looks inviting can turn into a money pit.

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but... it is an rz350...SWEEEEEEET!

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Hrmmm. I don't want my first resto to be bad times - but something about the look of it...
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Oh, and 1k is how much he wants now? Hrmmm.

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Oh, and 1k is how much he wants now? Hrmmm.
1000 is pretty darn steep! I was thinking a deal like 150-250 range because then if it ends up not something you want to get into you can resell it.

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Yeah, I'm thinking 'skipper' unless he comes down. Worried about finishing it of cosmetically.

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A couple of things I see --

1 - a Touring bike ? WTH was this guy tihnking ? Seeing as how he has that set up you know its been run @ high RPMs for a while

2 - When your WP seal goes out and you dump antifreeze into the the tranny , youve got something bad going on - Id plan on putting a crank in it, plus seals, maybe heads and cyclinders ( Im not sure, but, to rebulld a RD crank with TZ bearings , about 10 years ago cost me 500 bucks - )

3 - The exhaust port motors on these crap out and are VERY expensive to replace - Yep, the "power calve " on these was driven by an electric motor , maybe they are cheaper now, but, Yamah was "out" on them about 5 years ago and if you could find on, they were a couple of hundred bucks a piece .

4 - Its had the heck crached out of it - from the AM or repaired upper to the huge dent in the tank, plan of having it all painted

5 - 1k is way too much for this bike, Id offer 500 max, not knowing how deep your gonna have to dive into the motor/tranny , better to budget high . Id check wiht Moto Carrera or Spec II for prices on getting it rebuilt .

Im not sure about this one - while the RZ would be great, this looks like a sick one -

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Thanks 2ohno, exactly the kind of specialized info I need to make an informed decision!

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Thanks 2ohno, exactly the kind of specialized info I need to make an informed decision!

Let us know what becoms of this -

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