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*Update* - 09/17/2012 - It's been right at about two years since Mike sent photos of his awesome Radian.  He sent some more photos recently showing a few new things.  He's added a fly screen, an oil cooler from an FZ600, and wave rotors, front and back.  The bike now has 10,000 miles on it since it's been rebuilt.  His wife lets him borrow it once in a while.  Awesome, Mike!  (That's a killer looking V-max, too!)




Mike M. used to build Harleys a while back.  He picked up this '86 Radian and rebuilt it from the ground up.  Take a look at the photos.  He's done an outstanding job with it.  I bet this bike is a blast to ride!  Thanks, Mike!  Here is a list of some of the modifications:


- Front rim, rotors, calipers, fender and fork legs (45mm dia.) are from a 99 GSXR 600

- Triple trees, headlight, signal light crown and risers are from a 2003 Yamaha V-max - stem was changed for the Radian   one and fork leg holes machined out from 43mm to 45mm.  The Vmax triples are .58"  narrower then the GSXR ones, so the rim hub, axle and the caliper mounts on the fork legs had to machined to fit.

- Protaper motocross bars, Acewell digital gauge, gsxr brake master and clutch lever mount with adjustable gsxr custom levers

- Engine top end was rebuilt, rings, valves reground, new guides and seals - also complete gasket kit installed.  The engine was sandblasted and repainted.

- EFM auto clutch installed - very trick little item. (easier for wife to learn how to ride)

- Carbs completely stripped and rebuilt

- Exhaust changed to a 4 to 1 stainless steel Predator Exhaust with a 10" Hindle carbon fiber exhaust

- Frame, wheels, swingarm and misc stuff powder coated

- All new bearings front to back

- Completely new wire harness - I remade one using the original as a template

- Rear swingarm, rim, caliper, brake master and rotor from a 1994 FZR600R  

- Braided brake lines front and back 

- Rear shocks are piggyback nitrogen Chinese knockoffs

- and of course, Russ's fender eliminator mod

- LED signal lights

- Seat cut down 1 1/2" or so and recovered

- Bodywork prepped and paint saffire blue