The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

canyoncarver

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

advCo said:
VT plate and 0.50 over piston and rings came in today. Time to ship out the cylinder for boring.

Awesome!
 

cbrianroll

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

How's this project going? I might be getting one this weekend that'll need alot of work, might have to bug you for some info hahaha

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adventurco

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

cbrianroll said:
How's this project going? I might be getting one this weekend that'll need alot of work, might have to bug you for some info hahaha
It got held up for a few weeks with the hurricane and I sent all the hardware out for plating...I have a few more things to paint and then put it all together hopefully before Barber.

Do it!
 

cbrianroll

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

I'm actually working on 2 rv125s. Both have a high and low gear reducer with missing parts. One has a tc125 motor. (Same thing I guess) looks like both need at least rings, I'm guessing a bore also. Do you know a good ace for parts besides eBay? Thanks

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

cbrianroll said:
I'm actually working on 2 rv125s. Both have a high and low gear reducer with missing parts. One has a tc125 motor. (Same thing I guess) looks like both need at least rings, I'm guessing a bore also. Do you know a good ace for parts besides eBay? Thanks

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Do you happen to have a spare air pump??

I got most of my parts from eBay. Piston and ring sets are about $35 from Thailand and my cylinder is getting send up to Ohio for a bore.

Mine is the first year with the 5 speed transmission, but my CT104 has the dual range, pretty cool.
 

cbrianroll

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Both are missing the pumps...i was bummed out. Kickstarters seized on the one working on now.
looks good though lol

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adventurco

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

cbrianroll said:
Both are missing the pumps...i was bummed out. Kickstarters seized on the one working on now.
Yep looks good though, mine should look like that after a bit of paint and some assembly.

Would you be able to get me some measurements on that battery cover? They are another unobtainium part so I figure I will probably 3D print one.
 

cbrianroll

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Sure thing.....i have a.horrible memory (been hit in the head alot) so if I don't get back to you in a day please remind me.

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adventurco

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Re: The Van Van - '73 Suzuki RV125 "tracker"

cbrianroll said:
Cover only or box also?

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Got the measurements, just what I needed. Thanks a bunch. I thought it was plastic before but I see now it's just bent sheet metal. Should be able to make one up pretty easy.
 

cbrianroll

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Cool beans man, hope they are clear enough lol. Both the rvs I'm working on are shot. Fun time. A buddy of mine just picked up a rv90 in really great shape for cheap, started right up.
 

adventurco

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Time to get this project back on track. Hardware came in yesterday. Very happy with the results. I sent it out to Parker Metal Finishing in Greensboro, NC. SHINY.

 

adventurco

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Been busy. Got the wheels and hubs painted. Mounting the tires was a massive headache, between keeping the tube inside the tire and not pinching between the halves, keeping the gasket centered, and bolting them together.





 

Hurco550

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Gonna be at barber?

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These updates are gonna be slightly out of order. Last week I painted the seat pan. Last night I tackled the foam and recover.

I took some foam from a crusty old XL seat I had lying around, cut out the most damaged areas to square off the existing foam, then glued blocks in place and carved them down with a woodworking hasp.

Here’s what I started with:


Donor foam glued in place and carved down.


Covered with 1/2” upholstery foam. Looks a little lumpy here but it doesn’t matter - when you stretch the cover it compresses the foam enough to smooth all the irregularities.


Cover installed. I got this cover from eBay and it is fantastic fit and quality. Super happy with the product.



Just have to install the strap, I’ll get that done later today.


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