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  1. #31
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    I think you need an RG to complete that heavenly trinity though good sir

  2. #32
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Yea, Im on the lookout for an RG500. I have an RG250 and an RGV250, but the RG500's have been somewhat elusive. When they do come up for sale, prices are obscene to say the least. I know where there is a lovely RG500 Walter Wolf with 14k on it, but the seller wants too much $.
    2000 ZRX1100
    2014 VFR800
    2013 YZ250F
    1985 RZ500
    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

  3. #33
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Million $ question, how do they compare to riding modern machinery ?

  4. #34
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Well the NS400R and the RZ500 are just more raw. My VFR800 and the ZRX are a different world. We are comparing 30+ year old 2 strokes to newer bigger displacement 4 strokes, hard comparison.

    The NS handles like a dream, its a dog under 7000rpm, then the ATAC Valves close and its like being strapped to a missile, its like an on off switch. the 2 strokes take some work and concentration to ride, your always keeping it on the pipe, or they load up and you have to gear down and wind them up again. If I want a quick thrill ride, ill take the RZ350, the nS400R or the RZ500 out. If I want to go any distance and just enjoy a nice ride, Ill take the VFR800 or the Kawi.

    The NS will do 160km/h in 3rd gear if your keeping it on the pipe and giving her the berries, the top 3 gears will drop your rev's for a more cruising rpm, but she will load up if cruising under 7000, so your up and down the gear box.

    The RZ500 is heavy, it feels like a bigger bike than it is, bit more vibration through the foot pegs than the NS too, has more power but doesnt handle as well as the NS400R.

    The RZ350 is fantastic, its been polished and ported, and has Jim Lomas pipes, its got power everywhere and sounds bloody wicked. I love it.

    Iv'e not had the RG250 or the RGV250 out on the road enough yet to weigh in.

    Here is the RZ350
    2000 ZRX1100
    2014 VFR800
    2013 YZ250F
    1985 RZ500
    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

  5. #35
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Here's the Walter Wolf RG250. I restored this in 2015/16 bare frame restoration
    2000 ZRX1100
    2014 VFR800
    2013 YZ250F
    1985 RZ500
    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

  6. #36
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by Straycat View Post
    Here's the Walter Wolf RG250. I restored this in 2015/16 bare frame restoration
    Very nice!

    A mate had a Yammagamma, only the 350, not YPVS but boy did it move, and handle. Was the LC they should have made

  7. #37
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    I just got back from my second ride on the ZRX. Love the bike. I find the brakes are a little softer than I like, so Im putting new pads on and will change the brake fluid/bleed too.

    Will be getting a fluids change too, just what i do when ever I get a bike.
    2000 ZRX1100
    2014 VFR800
    2013 YZ250F
    1985 RZ500
    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

  8. #38
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Personally I would put the calipers in the bin

  9. #39
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZRXNige View Post
    Personally I would put the calipers in the bin
    Or change the stock hoses for braided ( I think they look like stock rubber hoses in your 1st picture)

  10. #40
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    Re: New Owner from Canada - Hello!

    what are the alternatives to the stock callipers ? ?
    2000 ZRX1100
    2014 VFR800
    2013 YZ250F
    1985 RZ500
    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

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