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Old 01-09-10, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default My RGV 250 Rebuild

Thought I would post some pics of my little project:

What it looked like when I picked it up. 4000 miles. Registered in 1995. It had been stood in a farmers garage for the last 5 years in a giant vacuum bag. (The sort you use your hoover to suck air out of). Someone told me he wanted rid while I was at Sherburn, so I paid him a visit with cash in hand and he accepted my offer. I rode it home and it goes like sh!t through a goose. I decided to rebuild it after reading posts o nthe RGV forum.



















Here's the wheels back from the engineering firm who had to drill out every caliper bolt.







Actual mileage 5076 at the time of the strip down.

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Old 01-09-10, 05:12 PM   #2
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Very nice! I would love an RGV to re-build but i seem to be wanting to do too much without the mullah!

How far you going with the rebuild?
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Old 01-09-10, 05:13 PM   #3
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400 worth of billet power valves. Anyone who has had an RGV knows why these are soooooo important.



More bits to fit.



Plastics off to go the S****horpe to be sprayed up in the Lucky Strike Kevin Swantz Race Rep.








Wheels back from the powder coaters.





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Old 01-09-10, 05:15 PM   #4
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Essential for labelling every part - Chinese takeaway cartons





Every part is being powder coated. First bits back from Triple S in Bingley.







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Old 01-09-10, 05:27 PM   #5
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Fork Rebuild with Hagon Prgressives. They are a bit better than the Sh1tty SV forks.





Before anyone asks the scooter has been sold lol.



Homemade fork tool, made from a meat skewer.







Wheel with new EBC prolite discs and new bearings and new tyres.










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Old 01-09-10, 05:31 PM   #6
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Before anyone asks the scooter has been sold lol.


So what about the tractor?! haha

Love the rebuild, has it been completed now then?
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Old 01-09-10, 05:32 PM   #7
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Then disaster. My 2 year old son taking his John Deere tractor for a spin rams into the bike and knocks it off the abba stand, casuing a great big scratch on the frame when it fell.

Looks like the frame is getting powder coated as well now.

Minutes before disaster.

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Old 01-09-10, 05:36 PM   #8
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To date. I haven't touched the bike since April as I have been pre-occupied with the SV and a new baby.

All the plastics are back in the full lucky strike scheme and they look amazing. I have hid them in the loft away from tractor boy.

I paid 1800 for the bike, and so far I have spent well in excess of 3000 on parts and powder coating etc. Every nut bolt etc is being replaced.

I am putting off the next bit because it is an the engine drop. I have all the bits to rebuild the engine such as pistons, new heads, billet power valves. Trouble is finding time now!
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Old 01-09-10, 05:42 PM   #9
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nice work! lovely.
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Old 01-09-10, 05:58 PM   #10
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nice work! lovely.
Calling him lovely is a bit familiar dave, didnt have you down like that
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