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wizbit



Joined: 20 Aug 2015
Posts: 56
Location: Isle of Wight UK

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: 250 Gamma newbie Reply with quote

Hi All. After a very long search I have finally got myself a euro imported "fixer upper" GJ21B 250 Gamma manufactured 1985. It's rough but most major bits are there. It does run and first stage will be getting it MOTable. I have all panels from various bikes so they will need spraying up. I'm not looking to make a show bike but a good road bike for the dry days. Obviously I will have plenty of questions and hope you guys can help....see you on the forum! Very Happy

About me: I spent most of my riding years on 2 strokes including Suzi X1, GP100 (x2), NS125R, RG125 gamma,YPVS F2, YPVS Brazilian & finally a RD400 which I did a full resto on. Unfortunately I just couldn't handle the number of plugs that thing chewed up so it had to go....probably my biggest disappointment of a bike I've ever had. Weird because the powervalves were totally reliable machines.
I strayed to the dark side (4 strokes) after borrowing a CB500S which made me realize just how far chassis and suspension design had come. I could push this bike and make it go round corners far better than any RD. My first 4 stroke purchase was an NTV650 (couldn't find a CB500 at the time)which was a quality machine and totally reliable through 3 full years of commuting. 9 years ago I switched to a Mk1 SV650 curvy (proper bike with carbs and no cat) and just can't imagine ever parting with it. It's a fantastic machine, gutsy and so reliable. Last year I saved an old '86 original Honda Vision from the scrappy and did it up relishing the fact I had another two stroke back in the garage. That has now gone but I always dreamt of getting a GAMMA back in my garage so here I am
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great first post ! Welcome. Very Happy
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Joined: 05 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome on board Wizbit, looking forward to hearing more about your Gamma exploits Smile
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Howie



Joined: 18 Oct 2009
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Location: Kwaksville

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi wizbit,

Welcome to the forum, I would love an RG250, looking forward to seeing pics.
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wizbit



Joined: 20 Aug 2015
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Location: Isle of Wight UK

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. It's not been nice looking in at 2 strokes from the outside. Now I can join in with the cursing, swearing and bemoaning of an empty wallet like everyone else Wink Will get some photos up as soon as I get a day to start the forensic investigation of my Gamma.
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Gillinghampaul



Joined: 15 Aug 2012
Posts: 655
Location: Kent

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like your coming in with your eyes open at least!

Welcome back to two strokes and welcome to the forum, look foward to seeing more
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Bitacticus



Joined: 13 Apr 2009
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Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

another RG 250 Very Happy

Great little bikes

Good you have all the fairing parts

Enjoy the rebuild

Regards Erik
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