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Author Topic: The first of 5 RV125 projects.  (Read 811 times)

Offline morto

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The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« on: Jan 30, 2018, 12:41:03 »
Hi All, thought id share the couple of projects I have on the go. I havent taken many photos of the stages on this one but this is the firsts of my 5 RV125 restorations and a bit of the story. hopefully I have done this right but this is a picture before tear down.
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2018, 12:45:25 »
I was asked to find a RV90 for a guy here as he sold his and then regretted it minutes later. after some digging i found a nice chap with a collection of RV125 and a few spare parts. so after a deal was struck sight unseen my self and a mate started our 12 hour round trip. it was a slow trip home and took a bit of effort but we got it all in.
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2018, 12:49:21 »
Finally got them all home and sorted what I have just purchased, surprisingly after sitting for ten years a bit of starting fluid and they showed signs of life, all but two of them at least.
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2018, 12:52:36 »
a few pieces required some work two front mudguards had to be welded up and one battery cover needed a piece welded on, nothing that a few beers and a sheet of ABS cant overcome. still need to finish filling and sanding the guards but they are now solid at least.
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #4 on: Jan 30, 2018, 12:54:52 »
the conversation was not exactly calm when my 5 year old found some swords to play with in the garage, these are proving to be the rarest part of the RV125. update from child is they were not good swords they broke too easy.
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #5 on: Jan 30, 2018, 12:58:31 »
the conversation was not exactly calm when my 5 year old found some swords to play with in the garage, these are proving to be the rarest part of the RV125. update from child is they were not good swords they broke too easy.

Don't make swords like they used to dammit.

What a haul you've got there - should keep you in beer and busy for a while  :D
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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:00:14 »
Welcome to the fray bud! The Van Van crew is taking over DTT  8)
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

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73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #7 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:04:10 »
@advCo Cheers mate love these things such a fun ride. As I said I will get some more progress on the Rv90 jobs as well and post some on here
@jimbonaut I think buying king arthurs sword would be cheaper and easier then find these ones in good condition


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A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #8 on: Jan 30, 2018, 13:45:17 »
started cleaning the triple clamp. another two or three beers worth but got it completed im not the best at taking before and after pictures
A Bunch of bikes and yet only one ready to ride
5 rv125, 2 rv90, HT-1, VT250, CBR250RR, 95 XR250r, 84 XR250R
and still collecting

Offline canyoncarver

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #9 on: Jan 30, 2018, 16:22:02 »
In for the VanVan's.
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