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Author Topic: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"  (Read 2584 times)

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #30 on: Jul 28, 2017, 13:15:49 »
Thanks guys. Kelly, I'm getting there..be patient young padawan.

Trying to decide whether or not to go 1st over on the bore or bump it up 2mm over, either way I am going to be grabbing a new piston and ring set since the rings are visibly worn. I slapped it back together so I can get it set up and hopefully started while I am waiting for the piston set to come in.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

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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 #31 on: Jul 28, 2017, 13:32:59 »
..be patient young padawan.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #32 on: Jul 28, 2017, 13:35:21 »
Baahhaha

I'm still trying to get this thing to Barber so you'll get a ride, don't worry  ;)
"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
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
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 #33 on: Aug 05, 2017, 23:26:39 »
I finally took down the awful wallpaper on the wall behind the bench, so I can get some pics. Here's update on the progress. Got the tanks cleaned and installed. Engine is 75% back together. Rings were really worn so I have a 0.50 over piston and ring set coming in. Need to purge the oil lines and get them bolted back up, as well as reinstall the magneto and flywheel.

Getting ready to start on the fenders/plastics and wheels. Hope to have this thing rolling by the end of the month.



Also, this is too cool not to post. An old pic of Zeppelin on motorcycles, John Bonham center rocking a Van Van.




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"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
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
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 #34 on: Aug 06, 2017, 07:22:49 »
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #35 on: Aug 10, 2017, 15:53:07 »
VT plate and 0.50 over piston and rings came in today. Time to ship out the cylinder for boring.

"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
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
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 #36 on: Aug 10, 2017, 16:46:55 »
VT plate and 0.50 over piston and rings came in today. Time to ship out the cylinder for boring.


Going with mototech?

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #37 on: Aug 10, 2017, 16:55:43 »
Going with mototech?

Yeah, local guys want $70 for a bore and chamfer.
"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
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
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 #38 on: Aug 10, 2017, 18:02:11 »
Van van!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #39 on: Aug 11, 2017, 10:31:56 »
Putting shiny things back where they belong

"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
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
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