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    Taking up smoking

    Managed to pick up my dream bike for a pretty decent price. Apparently mechanically sound but just a bit rough around the edges - which is fine as I'll be getting the fairings resprayed, then sticking it in the pool room.

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    cool looks good not rough at all

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    A ringa ding dinger?
    If i'm elected PM, I'll build a bridge from Tasmania for Dex to escape over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    A ringa ding dinger?
    2 Stroke Smoke for days!
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    How are the welds on the frame notorious
    For cracking....
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    awesome little rocket there Diggs.

    all ya need now is a gag to put the motor into
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    Is it an RGV?
    Old hondas don't die......they wait.

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    It'll be a shame to not ride it.
    If it ain't broke fix it till it is

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    Havent got it yet Spanky - will have a good look.

    It's a 1993 RGV250 Ray, I will more than likely register at some point - but I've only just got myself down to 6 regos now. So it will sit for a bit.
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    Had one years ago, great fun little bike for short distances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecrazy View Post
    Had one years ago, great fun little bike for short distances.
    Yeah, they aren't huge - but then again, neither am I. I'm just under 6 foot and 85kg, I've heard that taller guys find them to be very cramped.

    If it does get registered it would be only for mountain runs and such, so it's all about fun factor!
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    Bloke I knew once was hell bent on putting an RG500 motor in his RGV250.....Not sure if he is still on this planet.
    Old hondas don't die......they wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raytriplej View Post
    Bloke I know once was hell bent on putting an RG500 motor in his RGV250.....Not sure if he is still on this planet.
    He sounds like the kind of idiot I'd get along with!
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    So it's here and a very minimal amount of fuss got it going - new battery, gave the plugs a clean and PUT THE FUEL FILTER IN THE RIGHT WAY!!!! It's rough, but mechanically ok.

    Stripped down and mocked up with the new fairings, will need to send tank and hugger off to be painted up to match.

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    Cool project diggs ,, one of the buggers youd drool over when they came out and i was at school .
    That and the kr1 kwaka. Not so much the tzr ,, diddnt do it for me .

    Did you ebay the pre painted fairing kit ,, hows fit n finish,?
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Yeah the KR1S was on my list as i have a soft spot for Kwakas (I learnt to ride on a ZX2R and have my ZRX1200 now) but they are much rarer and short on HP - 45hp as opposed to the 60+ for RGV and Aprilia RS.

    Yep, that's eBay kit. About $500 shipped. Finish is excellent but havent fitted it all up yet.
    From what I hear the colours are off a bit - which is fine as I'll get the other bits painted to match, but if you were just replacing like for like that would be an issue.
    I'll also be renforceing all the mount points with some extra glass as they are very thin compared to OEM (yay lighter!) and I am told prone to hairline cracks around the mount points.
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    Zx2r's are a fun bike ,,"revvy mongrels .."
    Heres my ol one ,, was heck of a lot lighter than my gpz zx
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    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Very clean Dex, dont think I have pics of mine - but it had a very hard life.

    Mine was this colour scheme:
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    Should have me worked out by now diggs ...
    Me likey cleany .

    The C model looks better than the A ..
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullarabs View Post
    my smoker 1979 tz350Ftz350F.jpg
    Beautiful! Great to see it on the track too!
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    Very cool Wynston and very clean for a race bike!
    Rigby "No dude, you're doing it wrong! Righty-tidey, lefty-losey! Not lefty-tidey mess it up because you're a loser!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diggs View Post
    Very cool Wynston and very clean for a race bike!
    You could buy them in this livery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkiesuncle View Post
    You could buy them in this livery
    One of my faves, and the Smokin Joe Repsol CBRs.
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    Tank, front fender and hugger off being painted. All fluids and filters replaced. Fixed oil leak (oil pump gasket) and fairings mounted.

    Do not for one minute think the China plastics are plug and play, not even close - but the end result is pretty good for 1/4 (maybe less) of the cost of a respray and new decals.

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    Tank, hugger and front fender back from painter.

    Not much to go now - just screen, mirrors, pillion seat and indicators. Wheels need to go the same white to be correct - painter has mixed extra already and is ready to go!

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    Got to grinning like a cheshire cat ..
    Im unsure on the black top on the tank bit .
    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex View Post
    Got to grinning like a cheshire cat ..
    Im unsure on the black top on the tank bit .
    Looks a bit darker than it is Dex, but it's definitely darker than it should be according to OEM - but we had to do that to match the China fairings.

    Maybe one day I'll get the whole think done again all correctly (using the original fairings), but this was a semi budget build and a $2K wasnt in the budget
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    Update, pulled it out and gave it a clean - ripped the wheels off so they can go to painter to match the white. Snapped this pic before though.

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    its engine oil madge ,,,
    Your soaking in it ,,!!

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    Wheels back from painter!!!

    Wheels.jpg
    Rigby "No dude, you're doing it wrong! Righty-tidey, lefty-losey! Not lefty-tidey mess it up because you're a loser!"

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