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1988 RGV250 VJ21A Model J
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Straycat



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some progress pics.

Swing arm refinished, triple clamps in progress (dark spots on the triple clamps is not dirt, its corrosion):







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Straycat



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more progress.

wheels painted, new tires, new bearings, new sprocket etc.











Pipes Painted











New callipers

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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those zorsts have come out a treat.
What heat res paint have you used ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use TREMCLAD High HEat paint, works fantastic on pipes
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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Straycat wrote:
I use TREMCLAD High HEat paint, works fantastic on pipes


Would you know - Is that the same as Rustoleum? And did you use gloss or satin?

I can't find Tremclad outside of Canada in gloss heat resistant black ?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, no its not the same as Rustoleum, we get that here too.

I use the "gloss" black Tremclad.

years ago I used to use Duplicolour High Heat Manifold Paint in satin black, that was the best stuff ever. Cant get that here now, so I switched to Tremclad
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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)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep it up, going to be one great looking rgv!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the wheels are back on, rear brakes are done, but the front brake calipers need replacing, so thats next.

I finally did a leak-down test and it failed miserably, Mag side crank seal is leaking really badly. Engine will get a complete tear-down and rebuild with all new parts. no point in just doing seals, so I have a rebuilt crank on the way with new bearings and seals, new rods, new OEM pistons and rings, wrist-pins and bearings, OEM gaskets. Pistons are only available from Suzuki or The Tuning Works and only in std bore. the 1988 bike is a 1 year only bike and the 89's on-wards had different psitons/rings (although i believe the UK 1989 bikes were the same as the 1988 JDM only bike that I have). i have 145psi on each side, so a light hone should work. other than that, the cyl would have to be re-plated to std bore.

New clutch to go in while im at it and we'll see how the powr valves look once its apart.
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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
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1986 Honda NS400R
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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Pics




Carbs are cleaned , new jets etc. There was an incredible amount of silt in the bowls, and the inlet filters were full of crap too. will have to clean the tank well and maybe put a temporary filter inline until im sure.

Carbs Before





Carbs after ultrasonic cleaning



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2015 Yamaha FJ09
2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine is coming apart now.

Flywheel, Heads, Cylinders, Pistons are off

Clutch is coming off, had to get a socket to fit the 27mm basket nut. Once off ill remove the main drive gear and then split the cases.
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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More progress








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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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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got my parts in for the Crank Rebuild, should have that back in 2 weeks






While I wait for the Crank rebuild, Im now at the bodywork. I'm uncovering some hidden sins (bad past repairs) too. here the center section bounded by the decal stripes was repainted and the decals were used as a dam to hold the filler. decals then got painted over and the whole mess cleared in.



Heat warpage on the lower left fairing from the pipe



I also had an issue with the factory adhesive on the decals bonding to the paint on the side panels, had to be sanded off



Dent in the tank fixed and old "SUZUKI" decals removed


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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 May 26, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

engine ready to go back in and bodywork off to the painter




bodywork off to the painter to finish...


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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
1985 Yamaha RZ500
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

more progress



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2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
1989 Yamaha RZ350 ypvs
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda NS400R
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1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Honda VF1000R (x2)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great. Starting to come together now.. not long and you will be taking for a test run Very Happy

Thanks for the rebuild pictures Thumbs Up
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