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    Just before my daughter left for Basic Combat Training at FT Jackson, SC she picked up this 1986 Yamaha Radian 600...



    I wanted to knock out some work on it this weekend and snap a few pics. I'm heading down to see her graduate this week. The bike is still a ways off from being done. It will be a while before she can use it anyway, she has a 6 month school to knock out before she can have it at her post.
    She is a huge cafe racer fan, but the Radian's lines don't lend well to that mod so I went a differnt direction with it. Here is the bike so far in it's early stages.
    SOME of the crack ups:


    The new head light and tail light and I talked her into keeping the Corbin seat:

    Where it sits now, headlight & tail mods.






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    01 TLR undergoing a make over!!( Mark told me to do it!)
    Aprilia SXV 4.5

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      So i do some final fab on the front of the bike and start to clean it uo with some degreaser. Well, better to find this out now than later. Some moron must have used some bargan flat black on the motor and frame cause it began to shivel up and become a real mess. Hours later I get the majority of it off the bike and I see the extent of dammage this 4000mile bike took. A ton of the bike was paited of over with some rattlecan crap. plugs and plug wires, body pannels, carbs, the works.




      Looks like the swing arm has lost some finish as well.

      And of course the tank is a wreck, full of rust, bondo all over it. It was cavered in several coats of rattlecan paint so I just just started stripping it so I can start over. I leave for Ft Jackson in the morning.... This is gonna take a while.

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          No work done this week, In Fort Jackson
          First Squad Leader, it's her bike.

          PV2 Persing with Mon & Dad.

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          • #6
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            Way cool!

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              Did she have fun in school?
              http://tl1000rmods.blogspot.com/

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                She LOVED it, just made it to her AIT this weekend, it's all SECRET INTEL stuff so she wont go into it, but she says she is missing the field time and weapons stuff.

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                  Field time AND weapons IS the coolest part of training! Duty stations suck!

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                    True dat, Rat. Why I ended up in SF and training snipers. BUT, Back to the Bike....
                    Picked up a Honda exhaust & midpipe in SC at a salvage yard for $20. (Blackbird high side?) Cut the can down to about 10 in & think the mid needs shortened a bit to fit right.



                    Got the valve cover off and cleaned and painted in engine enamel. The gasket is in great shape, I plan to use some sealant and use it again.


                    now the down side. I found this when I pulled the cover. Low side, cam abouve the Yamaha #2 I think.


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                      That don't look too good. Hopefully, that's it for engine damage, but...........it's probably worth going thru the rest of it, eh?

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                        The real shame is it runs fine. Im checking into replacements no luck yet. If all else fails I have some lock tite epoxy thead repair kits I have that I may give a try. Nothing to loose.

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                          Or JB Weld it and retap.

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                            Originally posted by RAT_on_a_TL View Post
                            Or JB Weld it and retap.
                            Would not be the first time...

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                              congrats on all fronts. Radian for me is the UJM of bikes for its era. Much like the 750Four was in its day.
                              .sigpic
                              "Use the present, create the future" -Pablo.

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