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Author Topic: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"  (Read 13315 times)

Offline advCo

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #60 on: Oct 04, 2017, 13:01:02 »
Gonna be at barber?

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The race is on my man. I’ll be wiring it up at Kiley’s


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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #61 on: Oct 04, 2017, 13:13:00 »
The race is on my man. I’ll be wiring it up at Kiley’s


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have Kayla drive and you can work on it on the trailer lol

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #62 on: Oct 04, 2017, 14:14:55 »
Oops didn't finish my sentence...what brand of tires are those?

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #63 on: Oct 04, 2017, 14:19:55 »
Oops didn't finish my sentence...what brand of tires are those?

SunF. Some Chinese company that makes weird size ATV tires, apparently. They came from Amazon or eBay, cant remember which. I did a swap on the front wheel, so I am running 2 rear rims & same size tires front and back. I'll do a post on the swap later.

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #64 on: Oct 04, 2017, 14:21:46 »
Cool man, I'm interested in the swap info

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #65 on: Oct 04, 2017, 15:44:00 »
have Kayla drive and you can work on it on the trailer lol

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Nononono don’t throw out suggestions like that. Lol


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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #66 on: Oct 05, 2017, 01:07:23 »
I can see it now, wiring it up in the back of the truck going 70 on I-20 West.

Leaving Friday AM. Let’s see how far I can get.

Current state:


Had to place an order from the printer on Monday, so I took some measurements and drew these up. Hopefully they fit well enough.



And they have a hot date with these guys tomorrow




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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #67 on: Oct 05, 2017, 02:16:52 »
Yes!! That's looking great!

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"
« Reply #69 on: Oct 25, 2017, 05:38:52 »
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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Oh man that's freakin' awesome. I was about to comment that my Grandpa had one of those when I was a kid, we called it 'the fat tyre Suzuki'. Then that picture of Bonzo on one, what a classic, I've been a huge zeppelin fan since I was a teen. No moto for JP Jones though!

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'82 KZ305's are so uncool they're cool
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