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'90 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21- Highside update

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    The sort-of finished product.

    For the last couple of days I've been dropping subtle hints on FaceBook, but i guess its now official.. Here's Archie - My RGV250 track bike!!

    It was advertised on OCAU for 3k, but after a price drop to 2700, it blipped on my radar, and i saddled up the trailer to the Jazz to head up to have a look.

    The For Sale ad mentioned the following:
    - HEL braided brake lines (front is in the race setup)
    - CNC machined brake and clutch levers (really adds feel to the braking)
    - Lucky Strike paintwork, real head turner bike..
    - New Pirelli Sport Demon tyres, both front and back
    - New brake pads and fluids
    - New rear disk brake rotor
    - New wheel bearings and cush drive rubbers
    - New suspension dog bone bearings
    - New fork seals and oils
    - New gearbox oil
    - Registration till May 2010
    - White powdercoated wheels
    - Carbon fibre exhaust cans
    - Almost new chain and sprockets (done 5000kms ago)

    Bike had been low-sided whilst doing a u-turn on a patch of gravel at low speed (about 5kph) causing the sratches on the RHS panel and some scratches on the nosecone and mirror. Damage done was only cosmetic *phew!*

    The engine had done about 13500kms before the rebuild. Bottom end was sent away to be rebuilt, trued and balanced and he'd done the top end rebuild himself. Kicks over and starts first go everytime, now just needs to be run in.

    Add to the deal an ENTIRE Carload of spares and bits, a whole set of fairings and a CBR400 frame and engine and i now have myself a bike! Theres enough RGV Spares to build 2 engines and 2 gearboxes, a set of CF Pipes, a Shitetonne of odds and ends and gear for the CBR400.

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    Zero rear vision!

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    The seller claimed it would kick first go - It Did. BOOYAH! He also claimed it was still regisitered - yes again! WIN! He also said it was perfectly fine, ready to ride away and run in. and, HE WAS ACTUALLY TELLIN' THE TRUTH!

    Enough chit chat, the bike!!!

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    CRG Levers
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    HEL Brake Lines
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    Pirelli Sport Demons - Same as the Ninja...
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    Fully floating front discs - this one is actually fuxored..
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    Getting used to having to chin on the tank!
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    LPM and I at a lookout on the way home [​IMG]

    The sunshine really started to get to me here..
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    The CBR 400 Frame and Engine
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    Time for a Wash, Clay, polish and Wax - all by myself!
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    Its amazing what a good quality clar bar will get rid of!
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    Finally back in the ACT!
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    Plans? Well its eligible for PCRA Period 6, so I'll track it for a little while, and hope to do the PCRA 1 hour this year! Then get crackin' and do PCRA next year! .
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Jealous! Nice :)

    Looking forward to hearing all the next stages of this bikes life.
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    +1 How I wish I had a better paying job.... and worked more then 3/4 days a week :lol
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Oooh, looks nice! Have fun on the track :)
     
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    RGVs rule. All the cool people own one at some point... and Craig has one too!
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    lol, TGR ready to take a lady-racer under its wing? hehe
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Awesome stace!! Even better, I know where to go for parts. Instead of visiting a wrecker and getting robbed by a stranger, I can now rob someone I know! Sweet!! :)
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    "The Force (of CR) is strong in this one"


    PS, That seems like one hell of a bargain so well done guys :up
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Very nice. Only thing I can recommend you need is some Dunlop Alpha 10's on it. That'll transform the bike on the track!
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Of course. But are you ready for TGR? :p
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Like like like like like

    Sorry thought I was on facebook for a minute there haha

    Good work Stace (and Supa too) for road tripping it to pick up this little beauty!! Look forward to seeing what you guys do with it!

    Hope buzz still gets a workout too of course haha
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Nice pick up there Miz.

    I was just talking to a friend today how I was watching the moto gp classic that was on last night and liked the lucky strike fairings. Now I can't get them for my bike cos you have em :cry

    ;)
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Wouldn't you get Repsol for a blade? :p.
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    Oh, she's more than ready. Is TGR really ready for the ball of energy that is her?


    (...and the epic ball of fail that is my gixxer).
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV250 VJ21

    If its still got some rego on it, have some fun on the road with it while you can
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RG250 VJ21

    What and be just like the rest of the sheep?? ;)
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV250 VJ21

    Unfortunately, as I'm still on my restrictions till start of Dec, I won't be riding it on the road.

    BUT! We're going to transfer it to ACT rego and keep it registered. supa needs to run it in before it does any trackdays (the engine was entirely fully rebuilt, so it needs to be looked after), so he'll be riding it to coffee tomorrow, and I've already done some laps on it as a pillion to see how it goes. Feels like a fun bike; sucks as a pillion. Bearing in mind I didn't buy it to be pillioned on, though!
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV250 VJ21

    Happy to assist in running it in. I'll make sure its track ready for you ;)
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV250 VJ21

    No, we want it to arrive at the track in one piece, and not broken.

    Thanks for the offer Mike but supa "oh so hideous" running in duties (though it sucks not getting to powerband it just yet).
     
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    Re: Archie, My 1990 Lucky Strike Suzuki RGV250 VJ21

    :D;)
     
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