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  • qwerty
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    [lust] O M F G [/lust]

    unovolo
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    Just change the headlight for something rounder and that would be sweet as a nut.

    qwerty
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    How us the 500, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease…

    rocketman
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    It’s all right eh?

    I would lose the mirrors and maybe fit some smaller indicators but otherwise that’s my dream bike

    Pigface
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    Unovlo +1

    On closer inspection the swing arm and pipes look a bit haphazard

    Two stroke with a kick start drool drool

    rocketman
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    The 500 was in the January edition http://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/issue/View/issue/CMM201401/january-2014.

    Similar sort of thing but with modern bodywork and yellow/black speedblocks

    Not doing it for me, 70’s frame, 90’s suzuki RGV swingarm, morden forks, gladius headlamp, bit of a dogs dinner.

    Surely a re-designed rd350 would be a 2T twin in a narrowed/lightened R6 chassis?

    I’d have the bars a bit lower.

    and the rear peg mounting plate needs to be black.

    rocketman
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    Can only find a small image of the 500

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    I used to love LC’s.
    Stupid, stupid little things, how did we ever survive? 🙂

    Premier Icon binners
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    They were the most mental things ever! The sound of one on full tilt (which they all were, all the time) through a pair of Allspeeds. Brill!!!! 😀

    grim168
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    And its the wrong colour. Gotta be candy blue.

    Pigface
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    Black and Yellow like Kennys 😛

    rocketman
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    Every month Classic Motorcycle Mechanics have a retro reboot feature where great bikes from the past are re-invented as they might look today. The last few months we’ve had an RD500LC, RG500 and a CBX and although this month’s reboot is a ZZR-800, next months is this:

    Expansion chambers, kickstart, killer front end, subtle back end

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Shame it’ll never be made

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    And so crashable too. 🙂
    You could change a pair of forks in half an hour with a bit of practice.

    30 quid Kiwi lid, jeans, trainers and a leather jacket.
    No gloves, no indicators, new pistons every month, rear tyre down to the canvas, chips in Blackpool, isn’t it?

    b r
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    And its the wrong colour. Gotta be candy blue.

    Yep, I had one with the standard pearlescent paint when everyone elses’ was a white/black.

    Still needs a fairing though.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    I had the YPVS. After a couple of 250LCs. I loved it. I kind of like the makeover but think I’d rahter remember it as it was. And I’m sure if I ever rode one again, It’d be disappointing/potentially terrifying!

    I was binned off the back of one of these back in 1987. My mate decided to race a 944 from a red light (Chapel St. Salford)without telling me.

    He revved high, dumped the clutch and up went the front end and I was dumped unceremoniously off the back. How embarrassed I was.

    Mental bikes.

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