Posts by tag: Lance Gamma

Sport Bikes For Sale August 10, 2012 posted by

Gamma Time! 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

For Sale: 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Hot on the heels of another rare and limited 1986 Suzuki (GSX-R 750R Limited) comes this RG500 Gamma. And just like the Gixxer, this one has been modified a bit by the current owner.

With non OEM plastics (Air Tech) and the solo tail this bike has a rather unique look about it. The tri-color paint is also interesting, adding an almost-Italian flair to the affair. The rest of the bike is a regular potpourri of who’s who in the two-stroke world, including Lance Gamma (engine rebuild, carb parts, tranny parts), Tommy Crawford (pipes), Race Tech (suspension), Bob Truelson (carb work) and more.

From the seller:
THIS IS THE SUZUKI GAMMA YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES IN THE TRI-STATE AREA. THIS BIKE IS ORIGINALLY FROM CANADA AND HAS HAD BEEN TITLED AND REGISTERED IN NEW JERSEY. I HAVE OWNED THE BIKE SINCE 1997. THE MOTOR WAS REBUILT
BY LANCE GAMMA WITH ALL THE CORRECT OEM SUZUKI PARTS EVERY BEARING EVERY SEAL EVERYTHING . THE CARBURETORS WERE BORED OUT BY BOB TRUELSON AND HAVE THE UP DATED LANCE GAMMA BALL FLOAT VALVES , TRIPOD AIR FILTERS AND SUPPLEMENTAL PETCOCKS . THE TRANSMISSION HAS UPDATED GEARS ,LANCE GAMMA CLUTCH AND SPRINGS AND WERE UNDER CUT BY FAST BY GAST IN NEW YORK STATE . THE EXHAUST WAS CUSTOM MADE BY TOM CRAWFORD. THE FRAME IS STRAIGHT AND UNTOUCHED. SWING ARM IS POLISHED AND IS SUPPORTED BY A FOX SHOCK. THE FRONT FORKS HAVE RACE TECH EMULATORS THAT WERE DONE BY LANCE GAMMA AND IS HELD STEADY WITH A STEERING DAMPNER. FRONT AND BACK RIMS ARE ORIGINAL AND HAVE NEW BRAKE PADS FRONT AND BACK. FRONT TIRE IS METZLER ME33 LAZER AND BACK IS METZLER MEI MBS NEW O-RING CHAIN AND 40T SPROCKET. REAR CALIPER IS NOT STOCK AND IS MOUNTED UNDER THE SWING ARM. REAR MASTER IS ORIGINAL AND THE FRONT IS 5/8 BORE WHICH IS BIGGER THAN STOCK. BRAKE LINES ARE GOODRIDGE S/S. BIKE STOPS GREAT. FUEL TANK IS ORIGINAL. THE BODY WORK IS MADE BY AIR TECH INCLUDING THE RARE ONE PIECE TAIL SECTION . WIND SCREEN IS ZERO GRAVITY. THIS BIKE IS READY TO RIDE, HANDLES GREAT AND GOES LIKE CRAZY. I ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL PARTS, OWNERS MANUAL, MICROFICHE, SOME EXTRAS AND AN UPSIDE DOWN GSXR FRONT END THAT WAS MODIFIED BY LINDEMINN ENGINEERING TO MATCH THE RG500’S WEIGHT. SIMILAR BIKES HAVE SOLD FOR CLOSE TO $18.000.00 .

Here’s the deal with a modified bike like this: It could be an outstanding example of all the mods working in harmony, or it could be a collection of parts waiting to suck you in with promises of high performance but in reality becomes a long slog of chasing down issues and re-modifying the modifications. I have no reason not to believe what the seller says above – that this is a crazy fast and well sorted machine – but my spidey sense always starts to tingle in this situation.

This modded and rodded Gamma is available right now via auction. Opening bid is set way up high at $10,600. This number is not out of the range for the bike, but such a high bid has likely scared off a lot of bidders. It doesn’t help that the seller references an $18k number – which is something that I don’t see this particular bike reaching (although I’ve been wrong before). For more info, a peek at pics of the stock parts included with the sale and more, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

Cagiva August 3, 2012 posted by

Relisted on eBay: Honda RC45, Cagiva Alazurra, Suzuki RG500

Honda RC45 For Sale

The RC45 in Florida is back. Price is down ten grand to $35k. Getting closer…. Original Post.

Cagiva Alazurra for sale

This nearly new Cagiva Alazurra 650 is back. Bidding up to $2,800 with reserve still in place. It only made it up to $4k last time, and didn’t meet the reserve. Our original post on this bike.

Lance Gamma RG500 For Sale

This Gamma is back as well. Looks like the current bid is up to $8,600 and no reserve or reserve already met. I know readers are annoyed that Lance removes the listing before they close, but I’ll bet actual buyers will find a way to make it work. Our original post on this bike.

Sport Bikes For Sale July 18, 2012 posted by

Rare and Smoky: 1985 Yamaha RZ500

For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ500

“If you are looking for a stock collector piece to keep your other mildly interesting bikes company, move along. There’s nothing to see here.”

These words from the seller set the stage for this beautifully modified RZ500:

This gorgeous RZ500 comes to us from the shop of Lance Gamma – THE place for gear for your RG smoker. Just to prove that it’s not all about Suzukis, Lance has placed this RZ with some tasty mods up for grabs. This looks super clean and ready to rock!

From the seller:
Is this the RZ500 you’ve been waiting for? I don’t recall a finer example on eBay in the last year or so. This bike is of Canadian vintage and is titled and registered here in the States. The motor is freshly rebuilt and performance tuned by the premiere RG/RZ 500 specialist, Lance Gamma (hence the eBay handle). This motor is at factory first overbore and assembled with all correct and OEM stock Yamaha parts with modestly ported cylinders and milled heads. The exhaust system is a beautiful set of Tommy Crawford chambers which are over 30 pounds lighter than stock and have a seamless power delivery with quiet tone. The shock is a premium Wilbers unit with adjustable ride height helping the bike to turn sharper along with a front end overhaul firming up the notoriously soft forks. EBC HH pads improve the braking performance and a Lance Gamma Supplemental Radiator helps even out temps front to rear and keep the motor cool. If you are looking for a stock collector piece to keep your other mildly interesting bikes company, move along. There’s nothing to see here. If however, you are wanting to discover for yourself what all the hoopla was about at the release of these bikes some 27 years ago (you remember, GP bikes for the street? What were they thinking??), this is one which will bring you up to speed, so to speak. It simply begs to be ridden.

Pricing on RZ500s continues to climb – but a RZ with Lance mods and Crawford pipes will promise to raise the roof a bit. If the bidding goes high enough, someone is going home with a very special bike. This auction has some GREAT pictures as well – so many that we could not post all of them here!

This auction is HOT right now. The bike just hit the ‘bay and there has been considerable interest. Pricing started out in the basement, and has rapidly risen near the $8k mark. The reserve has been met – which means this one is going home with somebody. If you are that somebody, you will need to start by clicking the link and jumping over to the auction. Be ruthless, don’t give up, and good luck!!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale June 26, 2012 posted by

Another Lance Gamma ummm…Gamma (Suzuki RG500)

Location: Leicester, North Carolina

Mileage: 30,000

Price: Auction, currently $10,000

We see Suzuki RG500’s on RSBFS from time to time and they command some significant attention. Never imported into the U.S., the Gamma was a potent two stroke 500cc bike and a rider’s ticket to Grand Prix racing on the street. The two stroke motor offers an incredible combination of power and weight, and power that comes on like an earthquake wrapped in a tornado. Lance Gamma likes to build, tweak, and well, improve on an already insane formula. So while you may not get the pristine, all original, Gamma you’ve been waiting, and waiting and waiting for, you do get an awesome ride that will probably scare the hell out of you.

Here’s the description-

I have always enjoyed a classic blue and white Gamma around the shop. These things came in several paint schemes along with many custom options performed afterward, but there’s something about one in traditional Suzuki racing colors that just seems right. This RG is in excellent shape both mechanically and cosmetically with a complement of Lance Gamma goodies. The bodywork is all new with my premium fiberglass and paint/graphics applied. The motor is freshly rebuilt and performance tuned by the premiere RG specialist, Lance Gamma (hence the eBay handle). This motor is at factory second overbore and assembled with all correct and OEM stock Suzuki parts with ported cylinders, bored carbs and milled heads. You can expect to see my clutch kit, ride height strut, petcocks and Crawford pipes along with my LG TriPod filter kit and inline oil check valves. The Fox shock and 3.5″ rear wheel along with a 3″ front rim fitted with a set of Continental radial tires assure traction when needed. Upgraded brakes and Race Tech fork mods complete the chassis for a fine handling experience. If you are disappointed that the bike is no longer in absolutely stock trim, I understand. I am sure that a nice original bike with 26 year old ABS plastic and untouched motor will be along any time now. Be patient and don’t compromise your beliefs by considering such a well developed and highly functional RG in place of your dream machine. If however, you are wanting to discover for yourself what all the hoopla was about at the release of these bikes some 27 years ago (you remember, GP bikes for the street? What were they thinking??), this is one which will bring you up to speed, so to speak. It simply begs to be ridden. If you wish to discuss this bike in further detail or explore the options in my extensive Gamma inventory, please give me a call. I would be happy to put your mind at ease concerning such a frivolous purchase. Test rides happily accommodated to hearty souls willing to take the trek to Western North Carolina and visit my shop. And now for your viewing pleasure…..

And photos for you to drool over-

Since this is a Lance Gamma bike, you will see that it’s been gone through and rebuilt. The bodywork and paint is fresh, as described. So you should be getting a bike that runs well and looks good. Granted, it’s not stock, but looks real good to me and the overhaul should hopefully provide you with a reliable bike that you can enjoy riding while scaring the hell out of other people.

Clearly this isn’t a bike that’s gonna be cheap. You are already starting at the $10k mark. So it’s up to you to decide how much money it’s worth to you. Whatever you decide, you should at least treat yourself and go give the auction a look!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale May 30, 2012 posted by

Lance Gamma Bike: 1986 Suzuki RG500 For Sale!

Location: Leicester, North Carolina

Miles: 20k

Price: Currently $8,600 with No Reserve

If you prefer bone stock 500cc sport bikes of the two-stroke variety like the Walter Wolf featured last week, then this might not be for you. However, if you like street worthy GP bikes, then look no further than this Lance Gamma built RG500. Those unfamiliar with the Lance Gamma bikes, feel free to checkout lancegamma.com and see the host of parts and performance upgrades they have to offer. The Lance bikes are seriously dialed in and no doubt make considerably more power than stock RG’s.

Check out the Crawford swing arm that the seller states only 3 exist, one of which on a personal bike of his, one on this bike, and one that sold on eBay for $1,200.

From the seller:

Is this the Gamma you’ve been waiting for? I don’t recall a finer example on eBay in the last year or so. This bike is of Canadian vintage and is titled and registered here in the States. The motor is freshly rebuilt and performance tuned by the premiere RG specialist, Lance Gamma (hence the eBay handle). This motor is at factory first overbore and assembled with all correct and OEM stock Suzuki parts with ported cylinders, bored carbs and milled heads. You can expect to see my clutch kit, ride height strut, petcocks and Crawford pipes along with my LG TriPod filter kit. What is certainly unexpected is the Crawford swingarm, being only one of 3 that were produced (one is on my personal Pepsi bike, the other sold on eBay last year for over $1200). This arm supports a Fox shock and 4.5″ rear wheel along with a 3″ front to handle Pilot Power sport rubber. Upgraded brakes and Race Tech fork mods complete the chassis for a fine handling experience. The bodywork is all new with Lance Gamma premium fiberglass and new paint/graphics applied. If you are looking for a stock collector piece to keep your other mildly interesting bikes company, move along. There’s nothing to see here. If however, you are wanting to discover for yourself what all the hoopla was about at the release of these bikes some 27 years ago (you remember, GP bikes for the street? What were they thinking??), this is one which will bring you up to speed, so to speak. It simply begs to be ridden. If you wish to discuss this bike in further detail or explore the options in my extensive Gamma inventory, please give me a call at 8287774076. I would be happy to put your mind at ease concerning such a frivolous purchase. Test rides happily accommodated to hearty souls willing to take the trek toWestern North Carolinaand visit my shop. And now for your viewing pleasure…..

Here is a video of this bike in action!

There is no doubt that this is a serious machine, truly something that is set apart from other RG500’s. “Mileage” is up there on this bike, but clearly it has been gone through extensively and maintained in excellent fashion. We posted Lance Gamma RG500 a while back and it’s asking price was $23,000, so this one could be a steal at the current price. Bidding is active at the moment, so I am curious to where it will end up. Jump over to the auction here and make this serious RG500 yours!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale April 28, 2011 posted by

Double Vision: 1985 And 1986 Walter Wolf RG500 Gamma’s

Double Vision: 1985 And 1986 Walter Wolf RG500 Gamma’s

Before you run out and sell your wife’s car, these two beauties are UK bikes again.  Knowing the enthusiasm of some Gammanista’s though, they might have already booked a ticket to go pick one (or both) of these bikes up.  Rarely can you find one Walter Wolf RG500 let alone two prime examples at the same shop.  Don’t expect any bargains either, the British like Walter Wolfs too.

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The 85 has almost 6000 miles on it:  is that enough mileage where there is no guilt about racking up more miles? 

Ok, so you are cool about putting some miles on her.  Are you worried about leaving your investment outside your local Hooters while you down some wings?  Yep,  the currency conversion (remember when the dollar was worth something?)  makes this bike roughly $23,000 for the Yanks.

I know it is only photos but she does look clean.  $23,000 clean?  I’m not sure.  If you’ve ever tried to get corrosion off an older bike the price tag might not seem too bad.

The facts:

HERE WE HAVE A VERY RARE CLASSIC EIGHTIES LIMITED EDITION SUZUKI RG500 GAMMA WALTER WOLF MK1.THE BIKE WAS FIRST REGISTERED ON 01/10/1985 & WILL GO ON A AGE RELATED PLATE ‘B’ PLATE.THE MILEAGE IS 9,484 KM’S THATS 5,928 MILES.LOVELY ORIGONAL PAINTWORK,SUZUKI TOOL KIT UNDER SEAT.STANDARD BIKE.VERY HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION.

 

 

What dreams are made of.  How many of us have dreamed of owning an ultra rare Walter Wolf RG?  I don’t know if it adds to the allure or not but this also a Japanese spec RG500.  I know most of you probably know they produced the RG400 for the home market but they also produced the 500 as well.  I don’t know if it was produced in limited numbers there or readily available like the 400.  .

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I know most of us aren’t going to the UK to purchase a bike but I really wonder if this one wouldn’t tempt a few people.  It is the rare Japanese color scheme with the red wheels and seat and the dog gone thing has just over 2000 miles on the clocks. 

 Collector quality with the collector price tag.  There have been a few RG’s in the States offered in the 20 grand range but this is the closest one I’ve seen that would be worth it.  This one will also set you back roughly $23,000.  I’m not sure how much closer you could come to a out of the crate Walter Wolf.

The details:

HERE WE HAVE A VERY RARE CLASSIC EIGHTIES LIMITED EDITION SUZUKI RG500 GAMMA WALTER WOLF EDITION.THE BIKES DATE OF FIRST REGISTRATION IS 01/07/1986.WE ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERING THIS BIKE AT THE MOMENT & WILL GO ON A AGE RELATED ‘C’ PLATE.THE MILEAGE IS 3,385 KM’S THATS ONLY 2,116 MILES,CONSIDERING THIS BIKE IS 25 YEARS OLD THE MILEAGE IS INCREDIBLY LOW.THE QUESTION IS DO THEY COME ANY BETTER THAN THIS,ONLY IF YOU COULD EVER FIND A BRAND NEW OLD STOCK ONE.A TRUE CLASSIC FOR THE SERIOUS INVESTER.IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR YEAR,HARDLEY USED.HAS NEW FRONT TYRE AS IT WAS LIGHTLY PERISHED.THE REAR TYRE IS ORIGONAL & STILL GOOD.EVEN THE SEAT IS STILL SUPPLE.HAS THE ORIGONAL FROM NEW TWO WALTER WOLF IGNITION KEY’S.ORIGONAL TOOL KIT UNDER THE SEAT & ORIGONAL SELLING LABEL WITH MODEL & CHASSIS NUMBER ON IT ON REAR NUMBER PLATE BOARD.

 

 

“Hey Nigel, can you hand me my keys?  Yeah they are the ones with the red “W” on them.”  I know someone who would love a set of those keys!

Just a darn pretty piece of Suzuki history.  Maybe they will cut you a deal if you want both!   .

Enjoy the rest of the WW porn.

Ian

Sport Bikes For Sale April 18, 2011 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma- Lance Gamma #1

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Location: Leicester, North Carolina
Mileage: 14,000
Price: $23,000.00

“This bike is “Lance Gamma #1”

Sha-wing!

Pick this one up and I’d ask you- ‘Oh, you fancy huh?’ and your answer better be ‘Damn Skippy!’

I’ll be the first to say that I have the utmost respect for Rick Lance and what he has done for the big 2 strokes. Ricks commitment to the RG is second to none and it shows when you talk to him about his beloved RG 500’s. If you’ve never had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Lance Gamma himself you owe it to yourself to reach out. If you’d rather do a meet and greet I recommend attending the 2011 Lance Gamma Open House. I don’t believe there is a link to it yet, but I believe the date is Saturday, May 21st. I am hopeful to attend this years event on one of the NSR’s, but it’s still up in the air.

In stock trim the RG500 weighs in around 400lb’s and you could expect about 100hp. Although Ive (ashamed to say) never ridden a Gamma 500 I hear tales of power output doubling over a span of about 2,500rpm’s. My buddy in Cali always like to remind me that “there is power and then there is Gamma power!” I always get a chuckle out of it, but I can only imagine the rush of the square 4 getting on the pipe. I *think* after it becomes a Lance Gamma you can expect around 140hp and a much improved everything, but most importantly throttle response and power delivery. I know parts are getting hard to find for these and nothing is more difficult than bodywork, but I do know a few guys who hoard parts for these and there might be a brand new set of OEM lying around. Probably not for sale so don’t get your hopes up 🙂

I imagine it would look and feel something like this video:

After searching around I had to include this video as well… Nothing like seeing 4 stingers a puffing 🙂

Good luck with the sale Rick-

Cheers!

doug