collapse

www.cognitomoto.com

www.dimecitycycles.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers


www.restocycle.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.bisonmotorsports.com

www.speedmotoco.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com

www.steeltowngarage.com


Author Topic: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"  (Read 9132 times)

Offline Maritime

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 9412
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.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline irk miller

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 8182
  • You've been mostly-dead all day.
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.

Offline advCo

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 2725
  • Nick Ol' Eye
    • adventur Studios
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?
"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 - Sold
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 - Sold
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
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline Maritime

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 9412
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.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline advCo

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 2725
  • Nick Ol' Eye
    • adventur Studios
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:

"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 - Sold
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 - Sold
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
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline trek97

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 6092
Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #15 on: Jun 19, 2017, 08:42:21 »

Online canyoncarver

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 3646
  • 'hacking is learning'
Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #16 on: Jun 19, 2017, 12:03:20 »
Nice job on that nasty little carb.
--

YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
KZ400 The Rabbit
KLR650, 73 Norton Commando, my never finished shovelhead chopper, an 86' FXR, and an F9 Bighorn
more YZF750R's, more KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the ever unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
--

Offline advCo

  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 2725
  • Nick Ol' Eye
    • adventur Studios
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 - Sold
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 - Sold
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
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline SONIC.

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 6057
  • Reminds me of...me No, I'm sure of it. I hate him
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.


Offline irk miller

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 8182
  • You've been mostly-dead all day.
Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #19 on: Jun 28, 2017, 12:35:42 »
The new Van Van's are pretty cool.  Suzuki's answer to the TW200.