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06-25-2012 06:19 PM
keysdave
Air Tech parts

Rick told me not to buy their stuff , I did anyways, lower pan and rear seat cover, fit was very bad, way too thin, dont waste your money!
11-07-2009 04:57 PM
orthopgy4
Quote:
Originally Posted by MannyU View Post
The Air-Tech pan is dismal. The fit is poor with too much shrinkage from the mold and thin brittle glass. Drilling it yourself only comes into play after you get over the fit and quality issues.
The Lance glass is exquisite at about 3 times the price of A/T.

Manny
agreed. I had the airtech, it fits like crap, looks like crap, but when it goes to hell you feel less bad because its inexpensive. The Lance stuff fits better, is stronger, but more $$$
11-07-2009 07:07 AM
MannyU
Belly of the Beast

The Air-Tech pan is dismal. The fit is poor with too much shrinkage from the mold and thin brittle glass. Drilling it yourself only comes into play after you get over the fit and quality issues.
The Lance glass is exquisite at about 3 times the price of A/T.

Manny
09-25-2009 01:16 PM
Shun
Need optinion/feedback rg-500(bellypans)

I'll be looking to purchase an aftermarket one soon. Looking at the AirTECH.
Want to see if anyone have purchase one of these and how the quality and fitment is. Can I still use the oem mounting nuts & screws. I think I have to drill the mounting hole myself?
Are there other manufactures that are better.
Thank You
09-18-2009 09:53 AM
TorontoRGrider I'm pretty sure its a genuine WW, but the bike looks like it was parked outdoors for the last ten years. Like I said it looks much better in pictures. He wants 15k for it. I personally wouldn't give him half of that for that bike. Mileage on the speedo says one thing the bike says something else.
09-17-2009 08:52 AM
Shun That's what I though. It didn't look like a genuine WW.

BTW how much $$ IS he looking for. I don't belong to that site so can't PM him.
Maybe I should register onto it and ask.

I would like to garther some parts for my bike.
09-17-2009 08:39 AM
TorontoRGrider That Walter Wolf looks 10x better in pictures than it does live..A low km bike with tell tale signs of much much higher mileage..The bellypan alone will set you back close to $1000.00...That is a poor example for the amount of money he's looking for, if someone offered $8000.00 he better help put it on the buyer's truck.
09-17-2009 08:18 AM
Shun
Found this ad (RG500 WW for sale)

Don't think is all oem. Not much info from the seller.

Vintage Road Racing Association :: View topic - Walter Wolf RG500 for sale
09-06-2009 11:41 PM
Dmitry I just recently picked up new to me '85 Gamma. A friend of mine had it since the early 90's and I always bugged him to sell it to me, he finally gave in!

It sat for years and the foam on the filters is gone, I took it for a quick blast before I parked it while doing some long overdue service: new tires, gear oil, carb clean and synch, etc. As soon as a new Lace Gamma filters arrive I will be shedding it out on the roads, can't wait! Fell like a kid on Christmas and my mailman is Santa


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0rbqjYVdA
09-05-2009 02:13 PM
orthopgy4
Quote:
Originally Posted by 8-up View Post
The 3x17 Katana is a great choice for the front. It even has the cable drive for your speedo.
I went through great pains to mount a 3.5x17 Marchesini mag to replace my Katana front rim. Because of the increased width, My steering is actually heaver now. The 110x70x17 is an awesome tire choice for the lightweight RG.

Mounting the front wheel is not bad. However you will need to be creative with the brakes. The stock Katana rotors or GSXR rotors bolt up. You will need adapters for whatever calipers you choose. Keep in mind that if you put on big piston calipers you will need the matching master cylinder for good lever feel.

The rear is a bit more tricky. Again the 4" Katana rear is relatively easy. You will need a ride height adjuster to replace the rear cushion lever. to compensate for the much lower profile tires.
Modern 140 or 150mm rubber is nice. the semi narrow rear tire keeps the handling light.
A super wide rear tire will make the RG handle slower than a narrow heavier wheel

When adapting a wheel wider than a 4" , It starts getting tricky.
With early 90's wide GSXR stuff. With some work, you can more or less get the chain to line up, and the wheel close the center. However those wheels are heavy. Mount wide tires on them and the bike will have a sluggish heavy feel.
Current wheels are wide and light but the chain is spaced out really wide from the edge of the wheel. Very difficult at best to sort out the chain line, and alignment.

Widening and or enlarging the stock wheels, adds a ton of weight to the outer hoop. This adds greatly to the gyro effect that the wheels have. This is worse than the (heavy wheel wide tire) combo.

BTW With anything wider than a 150 tire you will need to create more pipe clearance.

Check out the for sale thread on this forum. There is a setup for sale that is almost plug-n-play.

Good luck
Well stated...I have the complete setup ready to go listed in the for sale section, including the front 6 pot Tokico calipers off a Hayabusa, a modern Nissen master cylinder, braided lines and the front caliper billet adapters to align the rotors, wheel spacers, etc.... Its a great set up..
09-05-2009 10:10 AM
8-up
Quote:
Originally Posted by preacherman View Post
Thanks for the advice mate.
1. What model Katana do I get the wheels off

2. What mods need to happen to fit the wheels on teh RG?

3. What difference does it make to teh bike/handling?
The 3x17 Katana is a great choice for the front. It even has the cable drive for your speedo.
I went through great pains to mount a 3.5x17 Marchesini mag to replace my Katana front rim. Because of the increased width, My steering is actually heaver now. The 110x70x17 is an awesome tire choice for the lightweight RG.

Mounting the front wheel is not bad. However you will need to be creative with the brakes. The stock Katana rotors or GSXR rotors bolt up. You will need adapters for whatever calipers you choose. Keep in mind that if you put on big piston calipers you will need the matching master cylinder for good lever feel.

The rear is a bit more tricky. Again the 4" Katana rear is relatively easy. You will need a ride height adjuster to replace the rear cushion lever. to compensate for the much lower profile tires.
Modern 140 or 150mm rubber is nice. the semi narrow rear tire keeps the handling light.
A super wide rear tire will make the RG handle slower than a narrow heavier wheel

When adapting a wheel wider than a 4" , It starts getting tricky.
With early 90's wide GSXR stuff. With some work, you can more or less get the chain to line up, and the wheel close the center. However those wheels are heavy. Mount wide tires on them and the bike will have a sluggish heavy feel.
Current wheels are wide and light but the chain is spaced out really wide from the edge of the wheel. Very difficult at best to sort out the chain line, and alignment.

Widening and or enlarging the stock wheels, adds a ton of weight to the outer hoop. This adds greatly to the gyro effect that the wheels have. This is worse than the (heavy wheel wide tire) combo.

BTW With anything wider than a 150 tire you will need to create more pipe clearance.

Check out the for sale thread on this forum. There is a setup for sale that is almost plug-n-play.

Good luck
09-01-2009 10:24 PM
TorontoRGrider I use REDLINE synthetic, and think its the best..I did 10k with it in my Gamma and am very pleased. Klotz for the gearbox I find works best, never liked the Motul ( gear oil ).
09-01-2009 06:59 PM
preacherman
Rg500

Thanks for the advice mate.
1. What model Katana do I get the wheels off

2. What mods need to happen to fit the wheels on teh RG?

3. What difference does it make to teh bike/handling?
09-01-2009 09:03 AM
orthopgy4 congrats. I love the lucky strike scheme. I would highly suggest going with a modern 17 front and rear rims with modern tires. It really responds to this change. While at it, updated brakes will certainly be worth while. If its a bike you plan on keeping, and riding, its the only way to go. You can go with katana or SV wheels without much work.
08-31-2009 10:20 AM
preacherman
HI Ya

HI all

I am a new RG500 Owner after 8 years of hoping to get one "one-day"
My RG500 is Painted in the Lucky Strike Pepsi Colours and I scored a set of matching leathers too.

Just thrilled to own one at last. I had a quick ride on it but realise that I need to do a few things before I ride it seriously on the road. Need to get both tyres replace as they were old.
Any suggestions re oils and and tyres??

I need to find out the code for the white on the tank/wheels. Does anyone have this data?

I live 1 1/2 hours south of Sydney , Australia. Any other Aussie RG owners on this list??
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