Same bike but the buyers will be extremely different. We have one, that the last hands touching it were in Hammatsu and another, well; who’s hands haven’t touched it? Of course I’m exaggerating but you get the idea.
Lets go stock first.
- STREET LEGAL/ REGISTERED
- MINT/ EXCELLENT SHAPE
- FAIRINGS AND PAINT EXCELLENT
- FLUIDS FLUSHED AND NEW
- OIL/ OIL FILTER CHANGED AND NEW
- TIRES NEW
- BRAKE PAD GOOD, LIKE NEW
- CHAIN AND SPROCKETS- EXCELLENT SHAPE
- STOCK EXHAUST/ EXCELLENT SHAPE
- CARBS REJETTED W/ INDIVIDUAL AIR FILTERS ( I have stock air box and air channels)
- NEW BATTERY
- TINTED WINDSCREEN AND MIRRORS (I do not think they are original )
- MILEAGE ON ODOMETER IS IN KILOMETERS
- 6938 KILOMETERS
- NOT SHOWN IN PICS; I HAVE THE ORIGINAL LOWER FAIRING ( slightly cracked from normal use ) and a NEW AFTERMARKET LOWER FAIRING….
- Bike is being Listed Locally, I reserve the right to end the auction early…
It has been a while since I’ve seen a RG with mileage that low.
If you can’t leave well enough alone then this 86 RG might be of interest.
The list of mods is long:
After 15 years of ownership, almost 10 years in the making, and 2 years of indecision, it is time to part with my favorite toy, my 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma.
What you see in the pictures is the result of almost 10 years of evolution. Professional help was enlisted for the engine, suspension, and paint. I performed all other assembly.
The motor is a fresh Lance Gamma rebuild with approx. 500 miles since rebuild.
The carbs have been bored. The intake trunks have been removed in favor of the Lance Gamma air filters shown. The pipes are Jolly Moto GP style that have been Ceramic coated in black.
The trans is factory with all the factory offered upgrades.
The clutch is new.
The front forks/wheel/brake are RGV 250. The forks are inverted, tuned by Max/Traxxion Dynamics.
The front fairing is factory RGV250 modified to fit the RG500 frame. The mirrors and fairing stay are RGV250.
The rear seat unit is for a RC45 narrowed in the seat area to fit the RG500 frame.
The seat is a one of custom piece, made by Corbin to fit this bike.
The body work decals were supplied by Morgan Graphics in the UK. The custom paint is numerous coats of color with numerous coats of clear coat applied over the decals.
The swing arm has a top brace fabricated from 1” square alum tubing with square tubing gussets. The swing arm was brush finished and clear powdercoat applied.
The rear hugger is from a Ducati M900
The rear shock is a Penske fully adjustable unit built for the RG500.
There is also a ride height adjuster.
The rearsets are fully adjustable with carbon fiber heel guards. The rearsets were brush finished and clear powdercoat applied.
The brakes and chain are one year old with less than 500 miles of use.
The rear sprocket is a polished Vortex unit with 44 teeth. The front sprocket is Suzuki with 15 teeth.
The brake lines were custom made by Goodrich. They are braided steel with blue vinyl sleeve. The fittings are anodized red.
The front and rear wheels are powdercoated white.
The rear wheel is a GSXR 750 wheel, 4.5 x 17”
The tires are Michelin Hi-Sports with 5 mm tread life left. Front is 110/70 ZR17. The rear is 160/60ZR 17.
The speedo is a MPH unit sourced from the UK.
The top yoke has been anodized red as were the rear swingarm stand bobbins.
The bike had a valid Illinois title as a Suzuki RS500
The winning bidder will receive stock body work, front end, and wheels
The gas tank was signed by none other that the man himself, Kevin Schwantz!
That is all I can think of at the moment. The bike is offered for sale locally so I reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time. This bike will sell to someone. Shipping will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. The reserve price is far below my monetary investment and will not be revealed until it is met. Feel free to ask any questions.
It’s a dead ringer for a VJ22 from the front. Bet it doesn’t quite sound like on though.