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Author Topic: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"  (Read 1743 times)

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #20 on: Jun 28, 2017, 12:49:38 »
I am on board, sir.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #21 on: Jul 05, 2017, 16:42:25 »
Since I don't want to replace all the fasteners on this thing, I decided to try zinc plating.



Produced some pretty good results for the first run. I am going to experiment with different time intervals and coats.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #22 on: Jul 05, 2017, 17:10:04 »
Very cool bike and nice work! I need to find one of these!!👍👍
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #23 on: Jul 08, 2017, 02:05:05 »
Since I don't want to replace all the fasteners on this thing, I decided to try zinc plating.



Produced some pretty good results for the first run. I am going to experiment with different time intervals and coats.



I'm intrigued by the idea of zinc plating, do you have a link that describes the process and setup you're using?


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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #24 on: Jul 15, 2017, 20:25:40 »
I've been lazy with the powder coater, I should try zinc plating also

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #25 on: Jul 15, 2017, 21:26:35 »
Before you fire it up, check the brass arm where the floats push on it.  Those things sometimes wear a little groove where the steel pin on the floats touch it when the bowl is full.  This can cause the float(s) to hang slightly as the groove moves in an arc and the float moves in a straight line and cause the needle/seat assembly to leak, so if there is any doubt, sand the arms smooth with some #600.
« Last Edit: Jul 15, 2017, 21:28:35 by jpmobius »
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #26 on: Jul 28, 2017, 02:07:17 »
I will double check the floats before I fill it up with gas. Still a ways to go before we're there, but making progress. Here's a sneak peek.

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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 #27 on: Jul 28, 2017, 08:21:23 »
Motor turned out awesome, love the way those old air cooled 2 smokers had tons of fins... this thing will be a blast to ride!


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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #28 on: Jul 28, 2017, 08:38:53 »
That looks great Nick, nice job.
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #29 on: Jul 28, 2017, 12:01:22 »
So.... you done yet?
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