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  1. Basketcase Radian YX600 starter bike rat bike project

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hello All, New to the motorcycle world and my first attempt at (re)building a 1987 Yamaha Radian YX600. It started out as a rolling frame with motor and carbs; no tank, fenders, lights, seat, etc. I have several questions as I am trying to locate some parts that I have not been able to find...
  2. Something electrical

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 88' Yamaha Radian (I'm a backyard mechanic) that I replaced the motor on because it had a bad cylinder. Was starting and running before I had replaced the motor. Before I installed the new motor I tested It, turned over and had good compression. Well problem is now that I installed the...
  3. Radian: Have to hold the starter down a long time when engine's cold

    Motorcycle Repair
    I'm wondering if this makes any sense to anybody: I have an 89 Radian I bought last summer. Since last fall, when I press the starter, the engine starts firing pretty much instantly, but for the first few/several seconds, it'll stop again if I release the starter. After the first few/several...
  4. in at the deep end with a decrepid radian!!

    New Member Introductions
    hi people im a 27 year old from plymouth, england and have been fortunate as, thanks to helping her clear out her garage as she was selling her house, have got my ever increasingly greasy paws on her 1986 (i think) yamaha radian!! only problem is it hasnt been ran since 2001, but luckily was...
  5. '86 Radian regulator/rectifier wiring question...

    Motorcycle Repair
    I just picked up a nice 1986 Yamaha Radian 600, bike's generally in good shape, runs great, only 16,000miles! My only question is about the wiring coming off the r/r... I noticed that there are 2 wires that are cut between the r/r and its harness. One is white and one is red. I would imagine...
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