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1988 RGV250 VJ21A Model J
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:21 pm    Post subject: 1988 RGV250 VJ21A Model J Reply with quote

Just wrapping up arrangements to bring this one home...








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1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
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1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one.

Should go well with the other RG250 Wink
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steezin_and_wheezin



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking bike! Congrats on the find. Is it being imported? Curious as after I check a gt380 off the list I'll be hunting for a RGV myself.

Looking forward to more photos and video!
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its already in Canada and registered in my home province. buying it off another forum member whom I've bought several bikes from in he past couple of years.

also picking up a nice Honda Hawk GT NT650 at the same itme
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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
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1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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wizbit



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, will you keep it that colour?

Honda Hawk? I had the UK version of that, the NTV650 that came with shaft drive. Great bike, great quality and I used it for a few years to commute with. Still came up nice and shiny in the end after our salty winter roads, I used to hose it down fairly often if salt was on the roads though.

The chain version was called the BROS. A name that didn't do it any favours as it was the name of a very cheesy boy band in the 80's Dance
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill keep the stock colours, its very rare here to begin with (the RGV) and even rarer in the all black Japanese scheme.

Im getting a white tank and white wheels with it tho, so ill likely get an extra set of bodywork and have a lucky strike version.

Over here in Canada the Hawk GT NT650 is chain Drive (an thankfully not called a BROS ), this one is metallic gray and in beautiful shape:





I pick them up this Sunday
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2014 Honda VFR800
2015 Yamaha FJ09
2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd really like a Bros/Hawk. Some of the modded ones look amazing:-


Nice VJ21 btw.
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wizbit



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They pop nicely on the over-run too Very Happy
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steezin_and_wheezin



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been dreaming of a black rgv lately, so jealous of yours! How's it riding?
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont know, I rolled it in to the shop and started pulling it apart, its my Resto project for the next 12 months.

Ive fired it up and run it for a few minutes, but Ive not ridden it ye. ....next summer
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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
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1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tear-down of the RGV is underway




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2015 Yamaha FJ09
2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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steezin_and_wheezin



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following along closely on this one!!
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The Cameraman



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Straycat,

keep on going with the great work.
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

progress is slow, but at least im getting somewhere.

forks and triple clamps.head stock are off and apart. really bad corrosion on the lower tubes and the triple clamps. the lower tubes are re -finished, triple clamps are in progress they were also very badly corroded.

Just need to polish up the fork Caps and then I can try out the new Bush & seal driver I made, these forks are larger diameter than the RG250 so I had to make a new one.








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2014 Honda VFR800
2015 Yamaha FJ09
2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
1988 RGV250 VJ21A-J
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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steezin_and_wheezin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving along! I like the front stand you made, might use that idea for a setup of my own
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