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Do you love cool RD stuff? of course, Get in here.
« on: October 08, 2021, 08:42:17 PM »
Some of you may know me as a landspeed racer and machinist. There was a thread on this forum about my adventures at Bonneville in the old days before M in NC had to save this wonderful place.


I still race the RD400 on the salt and at ElMirage but this year I also started running another RD400 in the ARHMA road race series. I have a lot to learn about going around corners fast. I love these bikes.

Me, Ed Elenbach. Gerome Mills, a couple years ago at ElMo. 

 rained out World Finals

Buttonwillow



I built this RD350 about twenty years ago. It has a bunch of cool cnc machined parts on it like the rear sets, triple clamp, clip-ons, etc

Since it seems there are not very many options in the aftermarket, I would make a few sets of everything i have done in the past, to sell.








These are on my old reliable RD400 that goes everywhere.





Tried and tested.



My plan is to sell these as long as it is fun and makes enough to pay for itself. My customer base is custom street rod and motorcycle parts for other builders and it pays the bills so this only fun.

I am going to put the rear sets out there for an initial $350 a set because I want some feedback. They will go up to $450 soon. I have RD400 and RD350 drum brake covered but i'm sure there are variations and pipe configurations that I need help with.

Keep in mind that I make these in house. They are not sent out to another machine shop or middle man. To change, modify, do something new is easy. I do need a Daytona version if someone wants to work with me on that. I will make another thread on triples, clip-ons, kick start levers and other things.

Anyway cheers. You can reach me at mark@speedofcheeseracing.com which is the best way. My number is 801-809-4078 but I hardly answer it. Text at times.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 10:47:08 PM »
Great looking bikes, rearsets are sleek.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 12:58:59 AM »
Nice work Mark!

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 06:18:29 PM »
Thanks guys.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 07:47:37 PM »
Hi Mark,
Nice parts! I like those rearsets!  :olaf:

I remember some of your really cool creations from the old site way back.
79 Yamaha RD400F     77 Yamaha RD400D     
75 Yamaha RD250B     75 Yamaha RD200B (project)
75 Yamaha RD125B     75 Yamaha RD125B (project)
89 Yamaha FZR400      05 Yamaha FZ6
91 Yamaha TZR250R    02 Aprilia RS250 Cup (sold)

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2021, 11:11:22 AM »
thats sweet. you have a weight on them by chance?


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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 03:56:42 PM »
He could say 35 pounds and I’d still want ‘em
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2021, 05:03:53 PM »
well... id like a set for the lightweight and them move the vs ones to the 72 r5. maybe.

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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 01:59:28 PM »
Hey SoCal250! I remember you. Thanks.

85RZwade Thank you.

M in sc   With all the fasteners the shift assembly is 426 grams and the brake side is 429 grams.

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2021, 01:02:14 AM »
Fun video Mark! I still love those rearsets and I was nearly pushed over the edge to grab my credit card when the Cult started playing in the background. I just listened to that song at work today!
You mentioned variations...my 350 is going to use an hydraulic rear disc brake. Nothing is set in stone yet; I have a spare RZ rear master cylinder, but the master on my kid's CRF250 with the integral reservoir has my attention (de rigueur on late model MX bikes). Would you recommend starting with the 350 model and winging it, or will the 400 piece fit on the 350 and be easier? Maybe you have another idea? Might as well go Full Tilt while I'm at it... (see what I did there?)
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2021, 09:33:40 AM »
Fun video Mark! I still love those rearsets and I was nearly pushed over the edge to grab my credit card when the Cult started playing in the background. I just listened to that song at work today!
You mentioned variations...my 350 is going to use an hydraulic rear disc brake. Nothing is set in stone yet; I have a spare RZ rear master cylinder, but the master on my kid's CRF250 with the integral reservoir has my attention (de rigueur on late model MX bikes). Would you recommend starting with the 350 model and winging it, or will the 400 piece fit on the 350 and be easier? Maybe you have another idea? Might as well go Full Tilt while I'm at it... (see what I did there?)

Love the Cult! Thanks! I not very good at the video thing.

Yes go with the 350. The only difference between the 350 and 400 is the shifter arm. The 350 has to clear the side cover so it is longer and bent.

On the road race 400 I just hooked the master cylinder to the brake lever with a bracket I welded on the frame, but on the kinda stock 400 I ran it through the stock pivot. Either way works. Also keep in mind that if you need anything special for your application it is not a big deal for me.

Full Tilt! haha