La RD 500 LC à Jean-Mi – for sale / à vendre

Been in the family for about 12 years, sadly can’t registered on the road here in Switzerland as it was not officaly imported by Yamaha. Belonged to a friend who bought it new. You’ll be the second owner. Lovingly modified by Piot MotoShop in Lausanne (ex-endurance racer who did a Bol d’Or with these bikes). Campagnolo Mag wheels, Brembo brakes all around, Brembo Oro Master Cylinder, Brembo discs, Ohlins shock, Ohlins modified fork, Telefix at the front, deactived anti-dive, new tires, Motor has only 3’000 Km on it – Brand new, been rebuilt by Check Point Yamaha shop in Martigny FROM THE GROUND UP: new cranks, pistons, seals it cost him 5’000 Swiss Francs at the time. Just run-in.

All these mods make the bike a lot better. Jean-Mi was a tiny runt so he adapted the bike to his size ie the handlebars are now higher (extension on the forks). I’m 6″ 2 and find the position a lot less tiring than the standard one. All original parts come with the bike, should you wish to put it back to original state… a bad idea IMHO. It rides much better than the original pigs they are. See here for pics of it in action mountain racing (photos coming shortly).

This is an original paint and fairing bike, no fiber on this one. Newly painted rear section. Due to its age, it has the recurrent vibration cracks around the front mounts and a few assorted nicks and scratches… what do you expect?  It’s an 84 model and has almost 34’000km. As stated before the motor is new and all the mods were made when the bike reached 30’000km. It’s just been serviced and runs like the proverbial swiss clock. You can ride home with it. French rego and plates.

A sad sale. Offers around  6’000€. Bike is in my workshop in Lausanne. More pics coming soon.

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