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Author Topic: The first of 5 RV125 projects.  (Read 638 times)

Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #10 on: Jan 30, 2018, 18:15:16 »
In for the VanVan's.
Awesome little bikes I have a few of the 125 and a Rv90 getting my second Rv90 on Sunday all in the mix for restorations


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Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #11 on: Jan 31, 2018, 15:32:44 »
I found one of these little beauties on kijiji this morning and giving it some serious thought.  There's just so much to dig!
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Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #12 on: Jan 31, 2018, 15:35:39 »
Yeah Iíve found a few on there before, pretty sure thereís one with the pump as well on there. He wonít separate the pump unfortunately


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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 #13 on: Mar 24, 2018, 17:24:29 »
Paint is on
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 #14 on: Mar 24, 2018, 17:25:32 »
Have started building just waiting for the chrome to come back and the build can continue
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Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #15 on: Mar 24, 2018, 17:27:36 »
Now to clean this little sucker up and check it over, Wife was not pleased when i went to put it in the dishwasher so am de-greasing, pressure washing and soda blasting for now about 2 hours of cleaning and tried a bit of soda blasting, soda wasn't as successful as i had hoped. will try putting the side cover back on and wet blasting the head and bore.
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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 advCo

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #16 on: Mar 26, 2018, 15:33:36 »
Paint is looking killer.

I had a hard time with soda blasting. Prefer beads now but I wouldn't do it on an engine that's all together. How many miles on that one? Mine with 3800 had barely anything left on the rings.

Going to paint the engine or leave it bare alum?
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Offline morto

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Re: The first of 5 RV125 projects.
« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2018, 16:56:28 »
yeah i have the atc head i tried both soda and glass bead, soda did nice work on clean material to put a dull factory sort of finish, the glass put a shine to it. neither went too well cleaning this motor, I've had to wash then use a wet soft brass brush on low speed on the dremel. then after that as a test i did hit a small patch with soda to see the finish, that will be what i'm after in the end.
I did just buy a wetblast attachment for the pressure wash and may try hot washing as well on some engines to see the different effects it all gives.
the engine I'm aiming for as factory as possible so will clean and seal the cases then paint the clutch and generator covers.
I didn't check the miles before teardown, these bikes have been robbed to pay over the years so i couldn't say they were original odometers.
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