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Author Topic: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"  (Read 5656 times)

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #120 on: Mar 26, 2018, 23:59:07 »
That thing is so cute you want to hug it (until it got dirty)  ;D
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #121 on: Mar 27, 2018, 09:51:42 »
Pardon the interruption - I read that you bled the oil lines before firing up the bike for the first time.  I'm pretty close to firing up my KLR after an engine rebuild, but know bugger all about bleeding the oil lines - is it something I should know about?
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #122 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:27:02 »
Pardon the interruption - I read that you bled the oil lines before firing up the bike for the first time.  I'm pretty close to firing up my KLR after an engine rebuild, but know bugger all about bleeding the oil lines - is it something I should know about?

His is a 2 stroke so he bled the auto oiler lines to get air bubbles out which can starve it for oil and seize it. Your KLR being 4 stroke you just need to crank the engine over without spark plugs to circulate oil to the head prior to first start.  once you see oil in the cam area of the head your good to go.
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #123 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:29:49 »
Thanks for all the kind words fellas. Feels good to be at this stage.

Jim - what Maritime said. Those oil lines are for the 2/ oil supply to the main crank bearing and the piston. So any air bubbles can starve either component of lubrication and cause a heap of problems.


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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #124 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:32:47 »
I generally like to run some pre mix through the first tank after a rebuild (snowmobiles too). Though in the case of these Suzuki bikes, it doesn't help the direct oiling to the crank bearings.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #125 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:35:53 »
I generally like to run some pre mix through the first tank after a rebuild (snowmobiles too). Though in the case of these Suzuki bikes, it doesn't help the direct oiling to the crank bearings.

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Yep, I had premix in to start but for some reason (maybe the oil?) it leaked past the carb gaskets and contributed to the mess. She smokes like a chimney, pretty confident everything is working as intended there
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #126 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:38:40 »
Ah, I see.  Nice explanation, cheers chaps. 

Trying to convince the missus that she needs one of these RV's as a scoot around town.  So then I could find one, fix it up, give it to her and then immediately knick it and thrash it around the woods at my mate's cabin.  Got it all figured out. 
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #127 on: Mar 27, 2018, 10:38:54 »
Oil in fuel won't cause a leak but seals may swell up a little and stop leaking after a while?
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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #128 on: Mar 27, 2018, 20:23:28 »
Nice job Nick!

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