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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:52 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
This has been a project for well over a year, but stalled out last April when I realized I had to get new pistons and rebuild both cranks....
I showed some pics on board member bikes.....but they only want finished bikes on that section, and I was showing it in pieces.
The first of this year I decided to face the facts that I had to get the RZV back together, and do it justice for such a clean/rare bike.
So.....
We will start this off with lots of pics, as they tell the proverbial 1000 words in some cases.

The last day it was in one piece.....


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When I pulled the motor apart, this is what I found...rust along with a near perfect 6000 mile old original bore

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:04 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
I let the engine set on my bench for close to 8 months just like that.......I was just so damn tired of total nut/bolt projects...

I got my head straight and dove back in on the 1st of the year.
Pulled cranks out, and started searching/ordering parts


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Bought ALL new bearing throughout the crank, and sent it out to Bill Bune

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And this showed up two weeks later

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:10 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Cylinders got the treatment as well.
Soda blasted then single stage polyurethane paint.
Then sent to Bill Bune as well for a next size up rebore for the new pistons


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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:16 pm 
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Then came time to start putting things together instead of pulling things apart.

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:20 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
The frame was in excellent shape, but needed a good deep clean as well.
Soda blasted frame, swingarm, all suspension linkage, and.....lots more stuff....


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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Carbs got the deep clean treatment too, with soda blasting and the sonic tank.
Ready now for all new jetting throughout, as the RZV was a restricted home market model with jetting being one of the restrictions.



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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:35 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
A very tuff and somewhat costly decision was made to upgrade the rolling stock as well as brakes and fork on the bike.
All original parts are being restored as well, and then put up on a shelf.
When the time comes that I need to retire from riding, I will swap the original parts back on....and cash out..... A sad day it will be.

1988 is not that modern anymore, but it is better than 1984 tech.
I wanted to still look somewhat oldskool, but have better rubber and brakes, so the FZR1000 was the best choice for this project.
YZF 5.0x17 rear wheel, would need new spacers to use the original 17mm axle and original swingarm, but the front 3.5x17 FZR wheel and fork would bolt in as original.


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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:40 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Wheels, brakes, and forks all got a workover, along with all new bearings and seals throughout

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:45 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
The time finally came to start bringing it back together.....

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:51 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
And......where it sits as of tonight....


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The rest of this story could take another 3-6 months before its all done to my liking....



To be continued..........

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:50 am 
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Location: The Republic of South Yorkshire
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Bikes owned: GT550s GT750 GSX1400 and lots of spares
Very nice. Lots of work gone into that project.
Keep it coming, I prefer build threads to 'look what I have' pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:11 pm 
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Thanks :up:
It has been a lot of work, the financial side of it has been somewhat brutal as well....
But I basically knew this project was going to empty my pockets before I bought it.

Naked for a day.....
Streetfighter style, I love the look, and being able to see all the pipes.
But all the bodywork will go back on when it's time, sadly hiding the upper pipes forever....

So here is a moment of glory for them.

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:49 am 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Brakes all finished and working now

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520 sprockets on, new DID VX2 chain, clutch cable, sprocket cover on, footpegs and shifter hooked up....pipes hanging

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:14 pm 
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Country: England, UK
Bikes owned: FZ50, GP100, RG125 Gamma, GT380, Bandit 1200S
Dude, that bike looks so sexy I almost filled my underpants!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:39 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Guess I better get some clothes on it then..... :up:

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MY TWO STROKE ADDICTION

RS 250 Cup bike
RGV VJ21 L
RGV VJ22 FL
RGV VJ22 N
RGV VJ23 T
RZ 350
GT 750 J....sold.....
GT 750 long term cafe project
SX-R 800
KD 80
JR 50
RZV 500 R


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