Suzuki RG500 CH 1987
|Date of Reg:||29/10/1987|
|Top Speed:||140 mph|
|Transmission:||Manual 6 Speed|
|Engine Output:||95 bhp|
Instruments and Electrics - NOS very rare mph speedometer (cost £1000), tacho and temperature gauges restored, NOS clock surround, original switchgear restored, NOS handlebar grips and throttle, NOS levers, NOS ignition switch and lockset (1 key fits all locks with 2 correct genuine keys) NOS clutch, speedo, tacho and throttle cables, clutch perch restored etc
Steering lock, twin adjustable mirrors, seat lock, locking fuel cap, helmet holder, kick starter, manual choke, speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature gauge, oil warning light, high beam light, neutral light, parking light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, pass switch, horn, engine stop switch, manual fuel valve, brake fluid level indicator, adjustable rear shock absorber, rear footrests.
This incredible Suzuki RG500 CH 1987 model finished in Suzuki Pure Red and Solid Black can only be described as concours.
The excellent original tank and bodywork were repainted by Bike Paints of Cupar Muir, Fife in correct Suzuki OEM colours. OEM front seat in original condition and unmarked, OEM single seat cowl repainted all fittings re-zinced, NOS pillion seat pad included, new OEM screen (very rare) OEM Suzuki mirrors (again very rare), full complete tool kit re-zinced and new OEM security band, side panels and seat unit heat film replaced on insides, all fittings etc replaced with genuine Suzuki parts or OEM parts re-zinced. Original headlamp refurbished and perfect, all new bulbs and rubber cover etc.
The original frame with brushed anodised finish is unrestored and immaculate as you can see from the photographs. All frame fixings, bolts, nuts, washers, spindles etc either replaced with genuine Suzuki parts or OEM parts re-zinced to OEM colour.
Rear suspension completely stripped, cleaned, examined, blasted, painted, rebuilt with new genuine Suzuki parts as required.
Radiator/Cooling - Again examined and found to be in excellent order so re-painted, all hoses replaced with OEM parts, re-zinced clips fitted etc then filled with Motul Pro-Cool Coolant. OEM radiator guard re-painted to OEM finish.
Forks -Stripped, cleaned, examined, stanchions restored, fork tubes polished then scratch finish to replicate OEM look. All new genuine Suzuki seals, bushes, dust covers etc fitted then rebuilt and filled with Motul 10w Oil.
Plastics - Original rear mudguard had been cut as was the fashion back in the day! an almost perfect replacement sourced, refurbished and fitted, original chainguard refurbished and fitted, all warning decals replaced with replica items.... A collectors dream.
Wheels - Original Factory wheels stripped, blasted, repainted in OEM White, new valves fitted along with new Bridgestone BT45 tyres.
Brakes - Front and Rear calipers stripped, cleaned, examined, soda blasted and repainted, calipers rebuilt with new genuine Suzuki seals etc, original OEM pistons stripped, detailed and reused. All caliper bolts, bleed nipples etc either replaced with genuine Suzuki parts or re-zinced. OEM brake hoses were perfect, refurbished, new copper washers fitted and bolts re zinced. New genuine hose boot fitted to front master cylinder. Front master cylinder stripped, cleaned, examined and soda blasted, re-painted and new genuine Suzuki repair kit fitted. New genuine Suzuki Tokico brake pads fitted front and rear.
Chain/Sprockets - One of very few non Suzuki genuine parts fitted to the bike, just not available, a quality DID Chain and JT sprockets fitted to original gearing.
This matching numbers RG500 CH powered by a 498cc square four two-stroke motor, 4x28mm Mikuni VM28SH flatslide carbs, 95 BHP@9500 RPM with a dry weight of 154 Kg is simply stunning. Collectors and enthusiasts a like will be amazed at this truly rare bike.
The engine has been totally stripped, everything detail cleaned and checked to Suzuki Factory limits. Crank examined, all 4 pistons & barrels cleaned and checked, everything still in perfect order from previous restoration approx. 14 years ago.
Gearbox stripped and examined, all found to be in excellent order, oil pan/water pump stripped, examined, soda blasted and rebuilt with new genuine Suzuki parts including new nylon gear cog.
All other engine parts soda blasted as required, painted to OEM finish and rebuilt with genuine Suzuki gaskets.
Exhaust valves stripped, cleaned, examined, and rebuilt with new genuine Suzuki seals. Two of the disc valve outer covers replaced they came directly from Suzuki with an advised new super hard surface on them that does not break up over time. All other engine parts re-zinced, blasted, painted etc as required.
After the detailed examination and refurbishment the engine was rebuilt using genuine Suzuki gasket sets, all new oil seals, washer seals, copper compression washers, disc valve o-rings etc etc.
Carburettors - Stripped, ultrasonic cleaned, examined, rebuilt, fuel float valves replaced with Grose items from Mark Dent at Performance Fabrications as original items inherently leaked fuel. A new genuine Suzuki air filter fitted.
Exhausts - Original exhaust system which was in fantastic order but treated to new genuine Suzuki sleeves. Front pipes bead blasted then painted in OEM finish heatproof black/silver. Front header guards were blasted, painted and new wadding fitted to insides, clamps re-zinced and fitted. All new genuine Suzuki gaskets, header clamp bolts/nuts/washers used.
To ride she pulls beautifully and the 6 speed gearbox and clutch operate with ease. The engine is detailed to show standard.
This incredible and very rare Suzuki RG500 CH manufactured 28th January 1987 was first registered in France 29th October 1987 and kept by the first owner until 10th February 2006. The bike was then sold to the second French owner Mr Partrick Donna. The history file contains all the French paperwork including the Certificat D'Immatrculation (V5) which details Mr Donna as being the second owner there's also an email from him detailing the bikes condition when he bought it from the first owner of 19 years.
Prior to Mr Donna purchasing the bike it had been professionally restored in 2005 at 28 thousand kilometers and formed part of a sizable 2-Stroke bike collection. The email from Mr Donna details that he never used the bike just started it up on a regular basis. Upon arrival to the UK on 13th February 2016 the bike had only covered 25 yes 25 kilometers since restoration, we have a picture of the speedometer proving this in the history file..
All UK taxes have been paid and the bike UK registered on a 'D' plate. The history file contains all documentation as proof. There's also a Suzuki UK 'Certificate of Construction' detailing that this RG500 is a matching numbers machine.
HPI clear, fully serviced, a full MOT will be completed upon sale, it's ready to enjoy.
Low Rate Finance can be arranged please ask for details.
Supplied with original service manual, Original genuine Suzuki tool kit, and 2 genuine matching Suzuki keys, one key fits all locks including the petrol filler cap. This really is a great opportunity to own such a rare machine.
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The Suzuki RG500 Gamma is based on the factory racing machines, first introduced in 1974 and eventually winning seven world 500 Grand Prix titles, firstly with Barry Sheene, and lastly with Kenny Roberts Jr. in 2000. The street version was introduced in 1986 (the G model) and was well received but considered somewhat impractical and more of a racer replica than a straight street bike, something that was reflected in limited sales and production being stopped in 1987.
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