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BLACK BELT
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Sorry no progress to show, but I've been looking for an '85 California RZ350 to buy and use for the donor engine and electricals.

I have an '87 RZ350 that I can (and will) use if I don't find another bike. I'm backpedalling on using this bike, because it's probably worth about $5,000. (bone stock, low miles, good condition, zero damage).

Should have the Brembo front caliper in about a week.

Awesome news! Made contact with Brian Turfrey. :rock:

Brian is a living legend of two-stroke expansion chamber design and construction. I know he makes pipes for Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, and lots of heavy hitters. And I'm not talking about back in the day - I mean now. Eddie and Wayne are still racing karts.

Hope it works out. I'll have to get the bike done and delivered to Brian and probably wait almost forever, but the prospect has me all juiced up because the pipes are one of the biggest hurdles to overcome on this project.
 

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thats great news. what kind of price comes along with that name:)
I don't have a clue, but I'm sure the number will make me cringe.

The off-the-shelf Lomas pipes I got for the streetfighter RZ350 were about a grand, so you can bet Turfrey's custom pipes will be at least double that price. Plus Brian always has projects waiting in line to be done, and he runs a race team. And if other race teams need stuff done fast, that gets priority.

Two-stroke pipe building is a very lucrative business to be in, if you know what you're doing.
 

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fuckin aye, i was researching expansion chamber building a little while ago when i was looking at a little 125 single and holy crap its involved. i hope his price isn't too dramatically extreme haha
 

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fuckin aye, i was researching expansion chamber building a little while ago when i was looking at a little 125 single and holy crap its involved. i hope his price isn't too dramatically extreme haha
Well, I'm just guessing 2 grand. If it's much more than that, there's a couple of other guys in Cali I may ask.

2-stroke pipe building requires a lot of knowledge and experience to make pipes that will maximize the potential horsepower in any engine. And it's somewhat of a crapshoot, unless you're willing to dyno and pay for other pipes to be built and tested. That's why it's best to have some one good do it right the first time.
 

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hey smoker, i know of a guy in anaheim that specializes in expansion chambers. he does all the header/exhaust work for Chris over at MotoGP Werks.

he will also be doing my expansion chambers for the tr750.

i can get you his contact info if your interested.
 

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hey smoker, i know of a guy in anaheim that specializes in expansion chambers. he does all the header/exhaust work for Chris over at MotoGP Werks.

he will also be doing my expansion chambers for the tr750.

i can get you his contact info if your interested.
Definitely interested in someone local as another option. Thanks!

Didn't know about MotoGP Werks, but their website looks good.
 

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k when i get home next week i will try and get you that info
 

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I'm finding some California '85 RZ350s, but nothing cheap enough for a donor engine & frame.

These bikes sold for $2500 USD new. Now some are selling for double that (sometimes more)!

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcy/1562661710.html

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/1537769196.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/1570615900.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/mcy/1564512579.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yama...c422eQQitemZ250569572910QQptZUSQ5fmotorcycles


Looking for something like this, except a California model (RZ350NC):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yama...846ceQQitemZ130361607886QQptZUSQ5fmotorcycles


Looks like this '85 Canadian will sell for $1,800:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Yama...em7QQcategoryZ6718QQihZ012QQitemZ220543754993
 

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K so i got the dudes info that does the expansion chambers.

Power Pro's Exhaust Systems in Placentia, Ca

and a few pics of what his work



 

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theres also Highway Mans pipes. im sure you've herd of his expansion chambers.

and a kool, quick look at the process of expansion chamber building.
 
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