Hi Guys, Rolled the Exup out today, bought in March off my brother, full engine service with valves shimmed and carbs rebuilt, sweet as a nut, got a 530 chain and sprocket conversion to do and a set of tyres and it's good to go, when we can get out of the house that is! I'll get the cosmetics sorted as we go through the year (hopefully). Andy.
Always liked them but never ridden one, I had gsxr’s or zzr’s instead, lovely looking bikes 👍
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Very nice indeed, I also had an RU, had it for quite a few years but then it started using oil like nobody's business(as they often do) so had to go, would defintley have another thou, maybe an 89 in the original red/white/blue.
Had an early exup back in the 90s, it was certainly capable but for some reason I just couldn’t gel with it. Thought I would as a mate had an earlier genesis that I didn’t want to get off when I rode it. Might sound daft but I bet if I had removed the exup and put a narrower back wheel and tyre in I would have kept it longer.
Hi Rich what mods have you done to the rear to fit the blue spots
Hi, if you look closely it has a YZF 750 swingarm and rear wheel. The swinger is fairly straightforward. It's ages since I did it but you have to play with the swingarm pivot, end shims and end caps to get it in the frame. The YZF arm has a top brace and will clout the bottom of the EXUP battery box so I had to shorten the bottom of the box and fit a smaller battery. I kept the EXUP shock and linkage but had to move the remote reservoir up a bit by redrilling the mounts. I ended up with 600 Bandit dog bones as the arse was too high with the originals and the spring fouled the inside of the arm. It's taller than standard now but sits about right.
Chain run and wheelbase are the same so that bit was easy and sprockets interchange. The YZF rear disc is same size as an R1 so I used an R1 rear caliper and hanger. It needed a couple of mm machining off the outer face and a spacer between hanger and wheel to centralise the caliper over disc but otherwise dropped in. YZF runs an underslung caliper so already has a torque arm mount. All I did was make a torque arm using bar and rose joints.
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Post by urbantangleweed on May 6, 2020 22:27:19 GMT 1
I bought an unloved RU last year for £700 that had been languishing in a shed for 6 years, spent about £300 sorting stuff out and put her back on the road. I had a YZF750 in the mid '90s and thought that was quick, well the RU is stupidly quick. I've ridden it twice and it's now languishing in my shed. It's really too quick for my lack of restraint! Beautiful thing though and bang for buck, ridiculously cheap. Like Steve said earlier, 150mph is easy.....