'91 Rainey Replica RZ500
Owner: Mike Cichetti, Huntingdon Valley, PA USA
This bike is dedicated to all of us who think that valves are for toilets, and love the sight of blue smoke.
I'd like to give special thanks on this project to BJ MacDonald, who is responsible for this machine. He created a true street-going replica of the 1991 World Championship bike. The attention to detail is phenomenal, and I couldn't be more pleased. Without his genius and hard work none of this would have been possible.
Other who helped make this project a reality include Wyn Belorusky, who made all the brackets, silencers, created the kick stand and supplied the body work and a ton of encouragement and sage advice. Lee Buzelek, who supplied the donor machine, all the guys at the BikeWorks in Glenside, and of course to my lovely wife Lynne, who puts up with my lunacy and can scare BJ.
We don't need no stinking valves...!
Frame: Spondon, aluminum
Swingarm: Spondon, gull arm
Front End: 1993 GSXR 750
Wheels: Marchesini Magnesium 3.5" front, 6" rear
Tires: Dunlop D207
Bodywork: 1991 YZR 500, carbon fiber
Engine: by BJ MacDonald, featuring 4 upper cylinders
Pipes: Custom, by BJ MacDonald
Silencers: Carbon Fiber, by Wyn Belorusky
Carburetors: Mikuni 28mm flat slides mounted in the V
Radiator: GSXR 750
Steering Damper: Toby, with custom brackets by Wyn Belorusky
Chain: 520 Regina
Front Brakes: Tokicko 6 piston
Rear Brake: Brembo
Brake Lines: Russell steel braided
Fasteners: Titanium or aluminum
Instruments: Spa tachometer, Daytona temperature gauge
Side Stand: by Wyn Belorusky
Paint Scheme: 1991 Wayne Rainey Marlboro Yamaha
Paint: Taped by BJ MacDonald, shot by Leydon Restoration