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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:53 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Ready to ride again after 25 years in the desert and 2 years in the garage...


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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....on the bench
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:03 pm 
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Location: Pisgah Forest, N.C. USA
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Bikes owned: GT500 T500 GT750
One of my old favorites right there.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:28 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Mine too...had my first one back in 82...it was my first open class hell raiser.

This is what it looked like after I pulled the Vetter off, and had started collecting parts for it...

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Full nut and bolt (literally) rebuild/restore/restomod...

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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....on the bench


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:32 pm 
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Location: Pisgah Forest, N.C. USA
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Bikes owned: GT500 T500 GT750
Nothing an afternoon wrench session couldn't fix!! 18" at both ends? What width? Nice work.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:41 pm 
I like it! Nice work! Chuck


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:24 pm 
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Location: Trowbridge UK
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Bikes owned: T500R, SV1000S, TS125, Seeley T500
Wow, a restoration to be proud of. A lovely looking machine :up:

Cheers Geoff


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:43 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Thanks guys....took a lot more out of me than I planned....
I know most do...but this one was torture at times...

Wheels...18x3.5 and 18x2.75 Sun rims
150x70x18 and 110x80x18 tires...

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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....on the bench


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:29 pm 
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Location: Blythewood, SC, USA
Really nice. :up: :up: :up: :up:



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:31 pm 
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Location: Macon, GA
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Bikes owned: 76 GT750, 72 H2 750, 84 RZ350, 67 YR1, 82 MB5
Round headlight looks better than square one. I had a 1982 GS1100E bought new with the matching Bell helmet. You always do such nice work!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:56 am 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Thanks guys. Speaking of round headlight....this one still needs a new ring, as the one I have is pretty rough.

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Now that this is basically done....It will be two stroke time next :mrgreen:
First, to do a sympathetic restoration to my VJ23.....Then....YES.....My GT750 Café Project, ...finally :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....on the bench


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:22 am 
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Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
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Bikes owned: 69 T350 thru 75 GT750
Congrats on a job well done. :up:

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GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:59 am 
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Location: The Republic of South Yorkshire
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Bikes owned: GT550s GT750 GSX1400 and lots of spares
I notice you went downsize on the rear sprocket somewhat!!
Nice resto.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:27 am 
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Beautiful job. Did you vapor blast the engine castings or paint them?

And what are the disk rotors? They look good.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:45 pm 
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Location: Northern Indiana
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Bikes owned: RGV RGV RGV RGV ......
Thanks guys...
The rear wheel originally had been used on a dragbike, so the sprocket was unusable for the street....at least for the way I planned on riding :)
I soda blasted the engine and re sprayed the upper half silver, and left the bottom casting bare like original. Not many vapor blasters around, compared to the UK....I checked into buying one, but I just don't do enough to make it worthwhile for the cost of equipment. And too lazy to do it on the side to make money to pay it off :(

The rotors are off a GS1150E

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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....on the bench


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:45 am 
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Location: Saskatchewan
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Bikes owned: '72 gt750
That is a seriously impressive transformation! Did the GS1000s have oil coolers from factory?

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