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post #1 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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RZ350 screwup suggestions anyone...



Used the side stand last night on an slope, bike fell into a cement column busted the gauge cluster housing looks like crap instruments fine...

Using the gauge cluster without the factory handlebar mounted fairing, like this look and function better.

Any suggestions on a particular different setup that looks more cafe and won't be outrageous. Because the 1985 RZ350 cluster housing will be next to impossible to find and cost a mint. Tach gauge, watertemp gauge, low inj. oil light, highbeam light and neutral light. Maybe Canadian later year model, but there probably meant to be behind a fairing also. These usually look rather bulky without the fairng covering the front of them.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 06:48 PM
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That sucks! Hope you can find a good solution without spending too much $$...

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How about some Koso aftermarket gauges?


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post #5 of 18 Old 05-23-2012, 09:42 AM
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I'll try to do some diggin when I get home and see if I still have a gage housing laying around. I know I used to have a couple but don't remember seeing them in a few years and don't recall if I let them go previously or not. I'm thinking they're gone but will check for you.

I converted mine to a 2001 R1 cluster, as well as a friends to a 99 R1. I believe 98-01 will work there are some minor changes year to year but are all basicaly the same conversion process. Here is a link to the conversion thread on RZRD500.com
RZ/RD 350 & Misc. 2-Stroke Tech BBS :: View topic - 2001 R1 Speedometer HOWTO
If you have any questions about the conversion I'd be happy to help if I can. I don't spend much time here on WT so it may be best to contact me dirrectly be email at sdirnberger(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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I did a little digging out in the garage this evening and didn't find it, so I'm assuming I let it go some time ago. I'll be moving some time next month so if I should happen to come across it while packing I'll let you know.

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gosh, you could always buy this one:

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Interesting site but of completely no help whatsoever.

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Actually the site site link was great and it did have a picture of the newer RZ350 YPVS instrument cluster...

I hadn't seen one up close so Thks for the post.

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Actually the site site link was great and it did have a picture of the newer RZ350 YPVS instrument cluster...

I hadn't seen one up close so Thks for the post.



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As noted above; I'm interested in a used 90 (type) or later RZ350 YPVS non-US instrument cluster...

Will search other sources later just say'in.

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While working tech suppert for my low fuel adapters I have encountered several riders using Trail Tech Vapor gauges, and am impressed with the toughness of their products (all are made for off road use, thus are overbuilt), and are the least expensive multi function units available by far -- $130 for the whole kit! The only downsides are there is no odometer, just trip meter, and there are no warning lights for ... whatever, though they do sell a "Dash board" kit with up to 11 warning lights for $55.

Go here: Vapor Digital Gauge at Trail Tech Home

It's worth looking into.

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I think he is trying to keep it OEM retro.




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While working tech suppert for my low fuel adapters I have encountered several riders using Trail Tech Vapor gauges, and am impressed with the toughness of their products (all are made for off road use, thus are overbuilt), and are the least expensive multi function units available by far -- $130 for the whole kit! The only downsides are there is no odometer, just trip meter, and there are no warning lights for ... whatever, though they do sell a "Dash board" kit with up to 11 warning lights for $55.

Go here: Vapor Digital Gauge at Trail Tech Home

It's worth looking into.

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I know there's a Canadian here somewhere, with one extra sitt'in in the garage...

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Have chosen to use a Kaw EX500 2006 cluster found one on ebay for 65 shipped...

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Mounted EX cluster worked out well; have not wired the tech yet...

The water temp gauge seems to read just a little warmer then the RZ gauge using original
temp head sending unit and original RZ leads to gauge?

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FOR SALE: 1984 KR RZ350 Cafe have to quit riding to dangerous...

Serious inquiries only please; don't care to mess with just curiousness related to this potential sale. Will not be cheap by any means would consider possible non motorcycle partial trade. Local onsite deal only San Diego, Ca. payment fully arranged prior to any individuals test rides!

Stage II suspension/Street tuned stage III complete recent engine build.

25 year old streetfighter, some road rash.

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