1984 Suzuki RM500E
Replica 1982 Brad Lackey World Championship winning bike
This was an excellent condition ’84 500E that I had professionally built to replicate as closely as possible Bad Brad’s ’82 world championship winning bike. Bike was restored by Todd Ballard in Roseville, CA. When Todd was building this bike for me Brad Lackey came over to inspect it. His comments were “I only wish my works motors from Japan in ’82 WERE AS TRICK AS THIS ONE”.
I also chose the blue/yellow ’84 colors simply because I prefer them over the black/yellow ’82 look. Also, all pieces like the cylinder, head, swingarm, and various other aluminum bits were POLISHED to a show shine.
In addition to the usual powdercoating and rebuilding of everything during a normal 100% resto, this bike has the following;
BRAND NEW – NEVER USED:
DG pipe and silencer
Ohlins reservoir shock
fiberglass vintage Twin Air single sided airbox & filter element
+++++custom fabricated BILLET ALUMINUM crank & rod. Bottom end inspected and refurbished as needed. New clutch & lightened custom made BILLET alum. clutch basket. Cylinder ported & head machined to replicate ’82 works top end. NOS SUZUKI OEM piston & rings (not Wiseco)+++
Simons UDX-60 forks custom fabb’ed and machined for RM install. These forks are as good as everyone says, and definitely worth the $3000+ that they usually fetch on ebay just by themselves. It’s no wonder why Brad insisted on using them on his works bikes back in ’82. Remember how pissed off his bosses at U.S. Suzuki and in Japan got when he insisted on using these instead of the ‘works’ KYB units? Ride a bike with these forks for 5 minutes, and then you’ll understand.
Perfect vintage Lackey replica seat & cover
All plastic (except tank) including P.P. Tony D front
Gold DID chain and sprockets.
Professionally restored plastic tank internally sealed, primed-painted, NOS decals applied and then cleared/sealed—I have had gas in this tank for years and there is NO bubbling of paint or lift off. When viewed in person, most people ask me if it is painted aluminum because it looks THAT good.
Of course all tires, tubes, wheels – swingarm – steering, brakes, motor internals-seals-bearings are all new. This is now basically a (better than) works RN500 motor.
Zero hours since resto. Built to race but I would say that it is far too nice for that now.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: No title so bike will need to be partially dismantled and shipped as ‘used parts’. Cost to get this bike to any world port destination of your choice & nearest you will be approx. $1,300.00 – $1,500.00 USD. Email or call me for details. Or I can get this bike to your freight forwarder as well. Cost to Los Angeles approx. $200.00, or east coast approx. $500.00
PICK UP ONLY or arrange your own shipping please. I can help with shipping to anywhere in the lower 48 states USA for $350-$450 to your front door. The price for this service is EXTRA $$.
Payment via cash or check. $250 deposit by paypal required.
Bike released only after funds have cleared my bank. I accept cash, checks. Paypal for deposit only.
PLEASE CALL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS–Az-Mike 623-465-0636