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justpinit

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5/9/2008 8:47 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2016 6:54 PM

I raced an '84 RM500 just like this one back in the the day......I had an R&M/Answer pipe & silencer, FMF airbox, and I carved so much aluminum out of that jug that it was basically a big arm stretcher every time you''d open it up!!


Anyone have one I can restore/race??
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Let me know!!

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5/9/2008 9:15 PM

I had the 465, wish I'd kept it...

Some of these posts are like reading closed caption on the cartoon channel...



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justpinit

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5/9/2008 9:21 PM

That original Full Floater was magic in the whoops......even in the fat-assed open bike chassis!! I won a lot of races on that bike!!

croom mx

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5/10/2008 5:12 AM

I had the 465, excellent rear suspension. I had a boost bottle on mine and the throttle response was crisp. Plenty of power. A good rider on one today could go head to head with any 450F.

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5/10/2008 5:55 AM

A buddy of mine has a nice 83 RM500 for sale here in WI
Call Jim (920) 996-9480 Moton4u@aol.com

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5/10/2008 9:16 AM

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5/10/2008 2:03 PM

I raced an RM 500 I time, won both motos but hated every second of it.

justpinit

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5/13/2008 7:55 PM

ThePipe wrote:

A buddy of mine has a nice 83 RM500 for sale here in WI
Call Jim (920) 996-9480 Moton4u@aol.com

Thanks Pipe....I'll check it out!!

justpinit

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5/13/2008 9:23 PM



That thing is MINT!!!

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5/13/2008 10:52 PM

Had a '83 version, remember it had a four speed tranny and I liked that thing a lot except for the headshake.

That Full Floater was awesome in the day.

croom mx

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5/14/2008 4:23 AM

andymoto wrote:

Had a '83 version, remember it had a four speed tranny and I liked that thing a lot except for the headshake.

That Full Floater was awesome in the day.

Mine had headshake also, but you have to stiffen the forks with stronger springs. And lower the rear sag a little. Then it handles good. Brad Lackey won the 500cc World Championship on that bike.

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5/16/2008 9:04 AM
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There's one on eBay right now with "Buy it Now" of $1,995. It looks pretty nice, too. I don't know how to make the link work though.

justpinit

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5/16/2008 9:27 AM

Oldskool wrote:

There's one on eBay right now with "Buy it Now" of $1,995. It looks pretty nice, too. I don't know how to make the link work though.

That's the same one as the link from Pipe......I emailed Jim and he said he'd just listed it on eBay. Looks great in the pics.

I'm still looking for an original '84.....so blue frame, aluminum silencer, and RM500 on the seat. I don't really want to turn an '83 into an '84 unless I have to.

Funny how the one thing everyone remembers was the rear suspension. Most of the bike was pretty old tech even when new......but that rear end made up for it......almost!!

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5/16/2008 10:01 AM

watch this topic (page 11), a Belgian just bought a motor factory, a brad engines of 1982, is an engine which was world champion!!! RM500

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5/17/2008 9:57 AM

Bad Brads RM had USD forks...

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5/17/2008 10:52 AM

Shedder at MT, don't know if he posts here, showed me a pic of a 500 his brother got a bit ago at a steal that was the trickest big bore Zuk I've seen short of Brad's.

@ftemoto


TGR

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5/18/2008 9:54 AM
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Grand Prix du Canada 79, Hamilton

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8/29/2008 9:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2008 6:10 PM

i have a 83 rm 500D am selling i hate to get rid of it but.... great bike

justpinit

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8/30/2008 9:20 AM
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dgarr64 wrote:

i have a 83 rm 500D am selling i hate to get rid of it but.... great bike

PM'd you. I was really looking for an' 84, but an RM500 of any year seems pretty hard to find. I know the only reason I bought mine was because it sat on the showroom floor so long the dealer almost gave it to me when I bought my new 125 & 250!! Not a very popular bike back then, especially in Canada.

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8/30/2008 9:43 AM

i raced an 82rm465 in 83.....preferred my 83 cr480 .cant compare the two.

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8/30/2008 11:14 AM

they we ok but the TM400 CYCLONE was a tad better I thougtht. i mean check out this ad...it sez it all.

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8/30/2008 11:18 AM

BobbyM wrote:

they we ok but the TM400 CYCLONE was a tad better I thougtht. i mean check out this ad...it sez it all.

Suzuki THROW-ME 400, exactly what Roger D raced with.

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8/30/2008 6:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2008 7:14 AM

The 465 was an awesome machine! I ran it stone cold stock in 79. Sheared off the counter shaft at the Rio Bravo Nat in 79 in the first moto. It was a long tough push back to the pits.
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Edit: That bike was a 400 in 79. Still a great machine!

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