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Author Topic: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"  (Read 2585 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #10 on: Jun 16, 2017, 14:13:01 »
I would, a very thin well applied layer with save you headaches for sure.
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #11 on: Jun 16, 2017, 14:20:08 »
Either yamabond or shellac.  I've been using Indian head shellac gasket maker on drag motors for years.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #12 on: Jun 16, 2017, 14:22:26 »
I will be sure to stay clear of  the upper oil channel with the stuff, either way.

Thin coat to the one side, or both sides to err on the side of caution?
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #13 on: Jun 16, 2017, 14:35:43 »
If the one side is good just oil the gasket on that side. The side with the nicks put just enough yamamabond to fill the nicks but not much else almost like bondo filling pin holes, you can apply it then use a razor blade on its edge to smooth away all but enough to fill your imperfections and then let it dry and oil the gasket and put it together.  apply it first with a paint brush so there is almost no excess to ooze over the sides into the cases to not have to clean them.
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #14 on: Jun 19, 2017, 08:19:03 »
Freshening up the Mikuni VM22 that a tube of RTV exploded on at some point..





After a trip into the new ultrasonic cleaner.



This carb is set up funky. The floats are two separate pieces that move independently on brass posts, and the drain plug is a banjo bolt into the end of which threads the main jet. Weird. Grabbed a crush washer from the hardware drawer to replace the old junk gasket that was there.

Good as new:

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #15 on: Jun 19, 2017, 08:42:21 »

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #16 on: Jun 19, 2017, 12:03:20 »
Nice job on that nasty little carb.
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #17 on: Jun 28, 2017, 11:46:56 »
Mostly prep and paint work at the moment, got the cases sealed and painted.



Maxed out the spray booth last night.



"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
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74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #18 on: Jun 28, 2017, 12:28:07 »
Looking damn good.
That picture of you on the bike threw me for a loop! I thought maybe you were really really tiny for a second.
Definitely expected that bike to be smaller.