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Title: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 24, 2019, 06:11:25 PM
I guess we will have a go at this one more time.
Happy to see another place open for us stroker lovers again....

Where to start....?

Spring of 1985 I wanted in the worst way a RZV500R.....but realized at that point in time it would never materialize.
So I did the next best thing and bought a used RZ350......

35 years later and I still will never say goodbye.

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/ads-cars-bikes-287-jpg.57485/full)

After I painted bike in 86, I added Toomey pipes and carb kit.....and twisted the crank about 2 months after.
So I sent out the bad part to SPEC II and had them do a full stage 3 port and head work to it, along with a rebuilt and welded crank, bigger carbs, reed valves, and pistons.... Engine going back in

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/ads-cars-bikes-119-jpg.56630/full)

Rode for a few years, but other bikes were used more and more, and the RZ got pushed into various basements and rooms of homes for about 20 years.
Then....
Found a deal of a lifetime when I had the chance to swap out my perfect condition wheels and brakes to someone who had a set of Dymags..
.....even trade... I think I got the better end on that deal

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/rz-dymag-8-copy-jpg.52416/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/rz-dymag-9-copy-jpg.52417/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_9731-2-jpg.56624/full)

AFter getting the Dymags on, I decided to take it back to original paint for it's 30th birthday.
So in 2014 my ZZ top style 80's paint had to go...kinda sad in a way as that was when I really had fun on the bike.
But it's still the same little screamer it has always been....

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3635-jpg.54633/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/spring-2016-jpg.54768/full)

And a moment of fame along with some of it's roommates

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/practical-sportbike-2-jpg.55617/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Hawaii-Mike on March 24, 2019, 08:54:09 PM
 Looks super sharp with the Dymags and stock paint. 
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Czakky on March 25, 2019, 05:39:28 AM
The “ZZ Top” paint does have its charm, but i do like the stock paint.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Alain2 on March 25, 2019, 09:15:23 AM
Nice LC!

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 25, 2019, 04:19:28 PM
Thanks guys  :thumbs:

All these years and it only has a little over 6000 miles.
But it has been fired up several times every year just to keep things working, and went through the carbs just last fall when I put it to sleep.
Planning on taking it to the dyno when I get my RZV500R done and broke in...dyno guy hates seeing me bring in strokers, but is usually impressed by the time I leave.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: teazer on March 25, 2019, 06:05:50 PM
Looks great with those Dymags.  Not yellow so it's slower than ours.... :whistle:

Don't piss off our dyno guy.  I have a pair of RD's to take there soon as well as the Phat Trakka (again).
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 25, 2019, 08:04:51 PM
Looks great with those Dymags.  Not yellow so it's slower than ours.... :whistle:

Don't piss off our dyno guy.  I have a pair of RD's to take there soon as well as the Phat Trakka (again).

I was wondering if you were on here.  :thumbs:
Did you get your GT over to the dyno, since last I heard from you?
You said you were having a problem getting all 3 to fire all the time?

A sneak peek at the RZV

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_1822-jpg.57392/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_1881-jpg.57406/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_1942-jpg.57428/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_1950-jpg.57430/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/rzv-new-cam-2-jpg.57481/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: teazer on March 25, 2019, 09:36:42 PM
That 500 is lust worthy.. It's a really nice job you are doing.

And you are correct that I was having some issues with the GT that I had zero time to address.  And over the winter I had an RD350 to strip and rebuild and port and so on and a GT750 barrels to port and head to machine for a guy in Colorado, so not a lot of time for my bikes.

I also started to refresh the Dunstall.  There were a number of details that I wasn't wild about, so I ordered a small pile of shiny stainless hardware from the UK, got some fresh powder coat on some other parts, and I am about to send off the chrome parts for some extra bling. And to add to the confusion, Dave Derrick finished the changes to the GT750 "Altered" and I need to clear the decks before that arrives and then I'll have more work that I know what to do with. I have to build a motor as well as fabricating the bodywork and wiring it for data logger etc.  Was planning on using the Ignitech TCIP4 V88 on that but may upgrade to the multichannel CDI which as similar functionality but more power to the plugs.

And in an idle moment I stuck another GT750 on the frame jig and started removing OEM frame tubes which will be replaced with Chome moly in a slightly different pattern.

I did the same thing on the RD350 drag bike and of course it took way longer than I budgeted for, as did the one piece carbon fiber tank and side covers.

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 25, 2019, 09:47:42 PM
Thanks  :thumbs:

That drag bike looks sweet
Is that the one that was hanging off a wall or on the ceiling?
Are those LC cylinders or TZ parts on it?

GT on a frame jig.....damn you do sound busy....I need to find where you are when it warms up.
I need a destination to get some use out of my 1290 Superduke GT.
And a full on drag chassis for a GT also?

I have been saying for years I know....but after this RZV I am really going to try and do something with the GT I have.... :-[
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: teazer on March 25, 2019, 11:15:28 PM
Barrels and cranks are TZ750 with Blaster Reed cages.  The pipes arrived as a set of cones that I had to weld and then cut at angles to re-weld to get the curves.  Right side cover is an R5 modified to take a TZ waterpump. Other than that it's more or less stock RD. :whistle:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 26, 2019, 09:58:21 PM
Other than that it's more or less stock RD. :whistle:

I would guess closer to less  ;D

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 27, 2019, 07:53:44 PM
As far as GT750's go, this was one I cleaned up after the rear rack and huge fairing came off....and powerwashed 15 years of dirt from sitting in the horse barn it was in. This was my wifes favorite bike once it was cleaned up and running.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_01/IMG_2082.thumb.JPG.5459189baf29ebf8565d44c3a854e0bc.JPG)

About as close to 100% as possible except the seat.....which is long story in itself....

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_01/870042747_IMG_9181(2).thumb.JPG.498b11c9a8ee7f533c11b42cc0c5fc83.JPG)

Chicago Motoblot.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_01/1939693004_amotoblotpic.thumb.jpg.66842d2c65aba541db426809e5667bda.jpg)

The last pictures I took for the guy who eventually bought it....another long story.
But the proceeds went to bringing my RZV into the country.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_01/IMG_0127.thumb.JPG.8f459a7dd4f227652162c70cb785e83b.JPG)

And this is the pile of parts I have still, that I consider to be almost a motorcycle... Another GT750J frame and engine

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_7354.thumb.JPG.79228f686ae3140c3108c110f341a55a.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: teazer on March 28, 2019, 11:56:51 PM
That was a good looking bike - and a really early one with bolt on inlet manifolds.

Are you thinking mild restomod or something outrageous for the one you have left?
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 30, 2019, 04:47:35 AM
More towards outrageous....definitely want a TR style cross through frame exhaust....just for looks
Also will need the frame cross braced at least.....if not something completely different/better
My RZV has become a financial vacuum.....may take a few months to recuperate my bike fund.....

Still need to try and get cylinders off the pistons....rusted pretty good.
Been soaking in oil for a few years, but need to get back at it after I get the 500 fired up and running.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 30, 2019, 04:59:50 AM
The engine will need new everything....
It is a 72 same as frame....not that it matters for my intentions.

Damn these things are freakin heavy though....!!!
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 02, 2019, 08:31:21 PM
I know most of you guys here are into oldskool aircooled strokers.
For some reason I have a thing for complexity, so all my strokers are at the other end of the spectrum with water cooling.
I also have to limit the bikes I buy, so if I were to start buying aircooled bikes......I would have about 10 more in the garage....
I have too many now to keep up on properly...
But these 3 are ready and willing to go at any time..... ranging from a genuine 60-65 rear wheel HP from 250cc.... a MotoGP ride can be just a kick away.  :dance:


(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=346138&d=1510543326)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 04, 2019, 07:43:44 AM
The RZV500R is getting closer


(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_2137-jpg.57503/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_2145-jpg.57504/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 06, 2019, 05:44:42 AM
I do have two air cooled strokers now that I think of it...
Here is one, a 1980 Kawasaki KD80 that I bought for my wife to learn how to ride, before she took riding classes.

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/brenda-learns-to-ride-7-jpg.54499/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/brenda-learns-to-ride-8-jpg.54498/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 07, 2019, 10:27:36 AM
The other aircooled stroker I have is a 2004 JR50....one of the last of a long line of JR's
Only about 10 hours on it.
Kid hit a tree with training wheels on, and the mother said never again.
Bike sat in a basement until this past winter when I got it while trading/selling the last of my 4 bolt 512 Chevy blocks.

Has new forks and front fender on it now.
Ready for the granddaughters now that spring is finally here.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_11/IMG_1158.thumb.JPG.6fa0c45602666a81ebcae44b0bb3dab6.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 13, 2019, 07:31:32 AM
Off the table and almost ready to fire up after I get the rest of my carb parts

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_2200-jpg.57525/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_2206-jpg.57526/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 20, 2019, 11:20:55 PM
https://youtu.be/1stvezZ8yNk (https://youtu.be/1stvezZ8yNk)



(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_2261-jpg.57557/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: SUPERTUNE on April 23, 2019, 08:58:18 AM
Got to love them RZ's with quad pop to them!!
Can't wait to see more...
Chuck
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 23, 2019, 09:47:26 PM
 :thumbs:

Putting break in miles on it right now.
Slowly working my way from 6000 to 7000 to 8000 and on up
I think I have it jetted near perfect right off the bat....plugs look good and temp is right in the middle of the gauge...
....pulls like it should.
Once I can run it up to redline, then I'll know where I need to go with the jetting.

After I dial it in, I'll change things up and put my Zeel ignition in and start all over with tuning.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: SoCal250 on April 24, 2019, 01:16:49 PM
Awesome!  :whoop:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: paul1478 on April 24, 2019, 02:29:59 PM
I want you for my neighbor! So many toys. 
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 26, 2019, 02:31:59 PM
 :thumbs: Thanks

Slowly getting time on the RZV.....very slow as weather is not the best yet.
But taking care of all the small details that are never seen, and making my to do list shorter.

The last stroker I built was also a bike in a box....from Japan.
A home market only RGV250SP VJ23.....the very last of the line as far as two stroke development for street bikes.

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_1112-jpg.55216/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/vj23-shipping-3-jpg.55195/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/vj23-in-a-box-4-jpg.55232/full)

I went in pretty deep on this one as well.


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Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 26, 2019, 06:17:04 PM
Small box on the porch had this inside

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_1206.thumb.JPG.d33946719a3a15a5bece14d79f6c8357.JPG)

This is what was in the big box...

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_2186.thumb.JPG.ea922b03ff31faa032fd8fb1e3c00b35.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_2188.thumb.JPG.9483630dab04cc4d0b57db485b07223e.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2016_12/IMG_2190.thumb.JPG.266c1aaf7e4a584aa36d65267c864ba6.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 27, 2019, 05:10:57 AM
Time to freshen it up.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_03/image.thumb.jpg.5b72dc317cd309f0ac6b19265519b313.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_03/image.thumb.jpg.217e1bec29de141856feb26eff23fcc5.jpg)

After soda blasting

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_04/image.thumb.jpg.bbcaf78fb7e364cd99aab78e195832b2.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_04/IMG_7285.thumb.JPG.ff8a9890459fb428f1c70c2964c1d38d.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_04/image.thumb.jpg.85d65265e5099e63fd30821f730af0b9.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_04/IMG_7572.thumb.JPG.7c4ab809b8819b016acac9b35de096a8.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_06/image.thumb.jpg.68911a49384d04cc2829bcdb3a4a4a53.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_06/image.thumb.jpg.06c532f7d46ae9fcac344c9dc86849e1.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_06/image.thumb.jpg.1540cf3f96e21976fd889b71665b631f.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2017_06/image.thumb.jpg.6ae3cd230984e5ce46816ab7afd02e60.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: peddro on April 27, 2019, 06:15:24 AM
Wow !
A very nice collection of bikes you have there. 

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 27, 2019, 08:02:36 AM
 :thumbs:  Thanks
It's an addiction for sure.

Here are a few vids of the VJ23....

https://youtu.be/u5Z-bcWeQbU    building/first time riding

https://youtu.be/hHNTCPKjQ9Y    test and tune

https://youtu.be/64xQQu-38yc     dyno

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_1041.thumb.PNG.9b2bf4909cba7db656429460f692ae5b.PNG)

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on May 25, 2019, 09:01:07 AM
My RS250

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=180058&d=1326425398)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=325907&d=1485913230)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=265989&d=1414547919)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=265987&d=1414547893)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=265986&d=1414547877)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=180054&d=1326425332)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=369065&d=1540066626)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on May 30, 2019, 11:05:37 PM
Time for some testing and tuning for the RZV....

https://youtu.be/hlHVgWaEgn8

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/g0831574-jpg.57633/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Organicjedi on May 31, 2019, 02:58:55 PM
I felt my heart rate go up at 1:40.  :olaf:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on June 04, 2019, 08:52:13 PM
Mine went up a little bit too....hoping it would stay together  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Seizer on June 04, 2019, 11:07:05 PM
Mine went up a little bit too....hoping it would stay together  :thumbs:

Haha that may be the best post on this thread!
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on June 21, 2019, 07:43:39 PM
Next one to go into the garage for a full rebuild at some point.
Hope to see it in about 10-12 weeks

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_2577-2-png.57657/full)

As close to a street legal TZ250 as you can get.
First year 3XV Sports Production. (3XV2)
500 were homologated for the Japanese F3 TT racing class.
http://planetjapanblog.blogspot.com/2017/07/vintage-japan-brochures-yamaha-tzr-250.html
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on July 18, 2019, 10:34:33 PM
Official info...
https://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom/library/detail.php?id=210752
http://pure2strokespirit.net/redandblueftp/download/3XV/3XV2_brochure_jp.pdf

A few more pics of the TZR250SP before it heads my way...

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/67a48slq-jpeg-jpg.57694/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on August 04, 2019, 07:04:48 PM
If the TZR/SP is not my next full rebuild project, then this RGV VJ21 will be.
I bought this the same time as I bought my VJ22SP, as a package deal (everything in the guys shed out back)
In sorry shape and well abused...it was a complete bike and running at one point.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_0491.thumb.JPG.5db1870d095e307117adbe181f7da451.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_0604.thumb.JPG.a9511baf7761ebc0461c88383e951ecd.JPG)

As the years have passed buy I ended up finding a set of genuine VJ21SP forks for it, and then i put on a RF600 3.5x17 front wheel with some early 750 katana rotors.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_9643.thumb.JPG.7303e9e1ac31fa85368268f38e4a5b1b.JPG)

Then after i put the front end on I decided before I throw more parts at it I need to see if I can get it to run. So first thing was pull carbs and put them in the sonic tank.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_9698.thumb.JPG.bdf590e7d07918a8e242656e6365b33e.JPG)

Not long after that.....it started smoking again.... :whoop:

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_9702.thumb.JPG.c55c5af21512feba71773ecac4eed411.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_9707.thumb.JPG.f41a9fb6bc2048017c19f09fa2b9490e.JPG)

After riding it around the block a few times, I decided it was worthy of being saved and started getting more parts...

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_10/IMG_2187.thumb.JPG.5f0a91203f9f9399d07588bfe32ddcdf.JPG)

One of my best auction scores was the top set of pipes VJ21 Suzuki kit pipes.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_06/IMG_2560.thumb.JPG.59d7422193e243c976d2448515b47968.JPG)





Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on August 12, 2019, 08:51:21 PM
(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_08/621103525_VJ21(3).thumb.JPG.eef765b2e3110cba41bbc2141211a904.JPG)


Swapped out the 18x4 rear wheel for a 17x4.5 from a VJ22, fits just fine.
Will add the GSXR/SP swingarm after I get it cut down about a 1/4 inch on both sides.

Now with 3.5 front and 4.5 rear, I can run regular 120x70 and 160x60 tires with sticky compound.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on August 31, 2019, 09:31:55 AM

My 1990 RGV250SP / VJ22FL
Complete with all the correct SP parts, and running great, but ready for a full rebuild soon.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_01/IMG_0549.thumb.JPG.3e569b5e52df2a1405ef8d4c641977d9.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_08/C371A531-394C-4A13-82FC-E4B007B7F1A0.thumb.jpeg.a4597aa2346dc35b0187f66f351c4f8b.jpeg)

(https://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/125615737a728d59df.jpg)

(https://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/12561555bd16fdb868.jpg)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2018_08/7DECD8BB-90CE-468B-866F-01354B65ABD5.jpeg.615c3ef0954348b7b1faa37de44d456a.thumb.jpeg.5d5db7707c5a91e113e5a8263fbaa83e.jpeg)

(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=238966&thumb=1&d=1387581137)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 06, 2019, 10:47:24 PM
Went to Chicago and picked up my crate from Japan at the shipping company Thursday, looks like a lot of work ahead....  3XV2

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/3xv-3-jpg.57741/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/3xv-4-jpg.57742/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/3xv-1-jpg.57743/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/3xv-2-jpg.57744/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 09, 2019, 10:28:10 PM
The TZR still has it's original 36 Mikuni powerjet carbs.....Impossible to find if missing on these....

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_9492-copy-jpg.57752/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: pdxjim on September 09, 2019, 11:50:37 PM
You will be pleased with the 3XV once you get it going.

Great midrange pull.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 10, 2019, 08:55:14 PM
 :thumbs:
Compression check showed 165psi, so it still seems healthy to some degree.
Hope to get the carbs back on the RZV tomorrow, and then I'll get the TZR carbs off for the sonic tank.
Then hopefully get the TZR fired up and go for a quick spin out in the country before complete rebuild
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 15, 2019, 02:24:07 PM
It lives once again....


you tube vid.....
https://youtu.be/Eg3Kxl0l8uE

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: RdsOnly on September 18, 2019, 07:32:13 PM
Great thread- hooked me with the water buffalo then Bam holly shit you do great work and have some beautiful bikes. Glad to see a Yamaha in you brood of Suzuki's.SP to boot, great bikes.
RZ500 is nice Gammas are better, I have owned 3 RZ500's still have one.

Great job


JT

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 20, 2019, 09:25:08 PM
Great thread- hooked me with the water buffalo then Bam holly shit you do great work and have some beautiful bikes. Glad to see a Yamaha in you brood of Suzuki's.SP to boot, great bikes.
RZ500 is nice Gammas are better, I have owned 3 RZ500's still have one.

Great job


JT

Thanks, for the kind words.
I would have prefered a RG500 over the RZV500R....But the price difference for comparable condition was extreme.
Also the RZV has been my dream bike longer than the RG500 has existed, so I had to get the RZV first either way  ::)
Yamaha definitely does things in a more complicated way than Suzuki does from what I have seen from the RGV vs TZR, and RZV vs RG....
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 28, 2019, 08:23:25 AM
1991 Yamaha TZR250RSP 3XV2......lots of letters and numbers for a simple description I know....
Parts on the way for a complete trans/clutch removal and reinstall....then it should be road ready.

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/dsc06151-jpg.57761/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on October 29, 2019, 07:06:43 PM
Trans back in the TZR now and I have put about 75 kilometers on it, without any issues.....bike runs very good for a non runner  :o

Next project on the operating table.....I will have had this bike in various stages of bits and pieces for over 6 years this month.
It is time to take this parts bike, and make it the hardest hitting stroker I have built yet....

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_10/DSC06348.thumb.JPG.b14a4dfd9a66ca1978796f959a5e14b6.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_10/DSC06340.thumb.JPG.338b8fa1b38f224d3090492364c96e4c.JPG)

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2019_10/DSC06356.thumb.JPG.1dfc8ec2f4378257e7f43fc2fa7386f9.JPG)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on November 22, 2019, 08:36:36 PM
This was posted today from a two stroke lover in the UK on a different forum...

My RZV  :vroom:

(https://advrider.com/f/attachments/img_1696-jpg.2004740/)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on December 10, 2019, 08:35:28 PM
 Thanks...:thumbs:

A small glimpse of fame..... That cost me a fortune  :eek:
Not much to show lately...
The TZR has a new correct tail section on it now, and have a few parts collected to swap out before spring.
And the RGV VJ21.....is down to the bare frame at the moment waiting for me to do some soda blasting, and have a fresh start.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: RdsOnly on December 12, 2019, 01:04:57 PM
Fun to walk through your builds THANKS


JT
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on December 13, 2019, 08:46:43 PM
 :thumbs:
I hope to have some progress on my VJ21 project soon, and will probably start a project thread from basket case to the Salt Flats.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on December 23, 2019, 08:36:39 PM
Winter is here, bikes are hibernating as I collect some parts to get the RZV running like I want.
As well as having the TZR ready for spring, and the RGV on it's own two wheels again.
No riding ...... :(

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3122.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Czakky on December 23, 2019, 10:19:51 PM
 You’re a lucky guy. All of your bikes are my dream bikes.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on December 24, 2019, 07:45:23 PM
Thanks  :thumbs:
They were all dreams for me as well when I would read about them, when reviewed as new bikes in the magazines.

Better bodywork for the tail of the 3XV2....have a few more bits to swap on it now that I'm off work for the holidays

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3119.jpg)

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on January 16, 2020, 04:11:34 PM
I have a dry clutch on it's way for the VJ21 salt flats bike I have in a few hundred pieces right now.


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Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: The Red Scourge on January 17, 2020, 03:14:11 PM

But these 3 are ready and willing to go at any time..... ranging from a genuine 60-65 rear wheel HP from 250cc.... a MotoGP ride can be just a kick away.  :dance:


Don't tempt me with a good time!
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: The Red Scourge on January 17, 2020, 03:15:01 PM

https://youtu.be/1stvezZ8yNk (https://youtu.be/1stvezZ8yNk)



(https://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/125615cbb4090a5229.jpg)

You can smell this picture.  I literally stopped scrolling to fully enjoy it.  It's an experiential picture for sure.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on January 17, 2020, 10:14:10 PM
 :thumbs:
Thanks. The YouTube vid links give a little more life to the pics.... :vroom:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on February 11, 2020, 08:29:40 PM
RGV250 VJ21 SP

Back up on two wheels again.
GSXR400  swing arm fits perfect after machining off the ends to match the dimensions of the RGV arm. All new bearing EVERYWHERE, new tires also (Continental Super Moto).
The only thing really slowing me down is money.....I just ordered a Nitron rear shock $$$ and after buying the Dry clutch engine....I need to wait a few weeks till I have expendable cash to finish up the brake lines and pads. Then I will have to dig into the engine.

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3335-jpg.57928/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3331-jpg.57926/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3333-jpg.57927/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3339-jpg.57929/full)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: ohio2troke on February 11, 2020, 08:50:07 PM
Looks great!  Love the idea of the Conti SM's...  they are the only tires Ive run on my Aprila and KTM Sumo's for the past 5 years or so. Going to "borrow" your idea! 
Waiting to have Bill Wilson contact me to start the rebuild of my RZ500 engine.  May be riding by end to the summer.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on February 12, 2020, 08:21:02 AM
 :thumbs:
I have 110 and 150 17 inchers on my VJ23 and they work beautifully.
Hard to find good sticky tires for small bikes.
Good luck on the RZ....hope you have a large amount of $$$ saved back....they can drain a bank account quick.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: ohio2troke on February 12, 2020, 09:22:12 PM
:thumbs:
I have 110 and 150 17 inchers on my VJ23 and they work beautifully.
Hard to find good sticky tires for small bikes.
Good luck on the RZ....hope you have a large amount of $$$ saved back....they can drain a bank account quick.
I've managed to accumulate a fair amount of cash with the sale of my RGV and KTM last year.  Bill's 1st estimate for the complete (but not a higher spec performance)rebuild was pretty stiff but reasonable given his use of almost all OEM Yamaha parts and attention to detail.  As luck would have it I gifted myself a set of Gus Christenson's crankshafts for X-mas when he was selling them for $600/pair shipped. Using the new cranks will save significant amount $ on the final price... Will be nice to have an essentially completely restored engine.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on February 14, 2020, 04:10:38 PM
:thumbs:
I have 110 and 150 17 inchers on my VJ23 and they work beautifully.
Hard to find good sticky tires for small bikes.
Good luck on the RZ....hope you have a large amount of $$$ saved back....they can drain a bank account quick.
I've managed to accumulate a fair amount of cash with the sale of my RGV and KTM last year.  Bill's 1st estimate for the complete (but not a higher spec performance)rebuild was pretty stiff but reasonable given his use of almost all OEM Yamaha parts and attention to detail.  As luck would have it I gifted myself a set of Gus Christenson's crankshafts for X-mas when he was selling them for $600/pair shipped. Using the new cranks will save significant amount $ on the final price... Will be nice to have an essentially completely restored engine.

I thought about those cranks, but decided to rebuild, since the bearing manufacturer or grade of crank material was never specified.
Hopefully they will last during your lifetime of use  :thumbs:
I'll be watching for the rebuild.
Sorry to hear you got rid of the RGV, but as long as you are reinvesting in more two stroke fun, I understand.
I sold my 72 GT750 Suzuki to help pay for my RZV...
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on March 22, 2020, 10:26:33 AM
Still no parts...
USPS delivered to wrong address, yet has delivery confirmation,.... and FedEx has delayed shipment as well.
No spare $$$ for engine parts at the moment, as I might need it for survival depending on if the government shuts our company down.
Bought 100 pounds of soda so I can start blasting clean, parts that I have had waiting for attention for other projects.
Too cold outside to blast though, so I played around with the RGV.....didn't accomplish anything permanent, but kept me entertained.

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3542.md.jpg) (https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/image/65WC)

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3543.md.jpg) (https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/image/6dqa)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 07, 2020, 06:26:20 PM
The RGV is on hold till the world gets back to some sanity....
The sun came out for a few hours today, so I decided I needed to get one of my strokers out.
The TZR got the short straw....went for about a 70 kilometer round trip out in the country....ran without the slightest issue
Have a set of HEL brake lines somewhere in the mail for it, and then I can get my TZ Nissin calipers on .

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3634.jpg)

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3629.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 23, 2020, 05:45:35 PM
35 years together this spring....This relationship has lasted longer than every other form of relationship during my life.
It will be with me til the end... The only thing I still would love to do is put a dry clutch in it....I have a dry clutch fetish (4 of my strokers have them)

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3610.jpg)

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3613.jpg)

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/IMG_3616.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: rodneya on April 24, 2020, 02:05:36 AM
That one is for an air cooled Rd, but I'm pretty sure they make one for a RZ.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on April 24, 2020, 08:43:46 AM
I have researched it a number of times, but have not heard from anyone after they put them in if they work without any engineering issues.
And they all are always just out of reach .....$$$$$ price wise....
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on May 16, 2020, 09:06:32 AM
The AMA Bonneville event has been canceled for this year, so no need to concern myself about getting the RGV SP done for that.
Although Bonneville did motivate me to get the Hayabusa up and running....so instead of paying entry fee to race, I bought plates and insurance for the street. (bike has sat dormant for almost 7 years)
Time for some spring cleaning to get garage organized, so the RGV SP had to get off the table.
Riding weather is finally here, so the projects will get little attention for a while.
Until the post/mailing system world wide gets back on track I will be unable to get the bike done, but that will give me time to regenerate some $$$ to finish it this fall.
In a dry build stage. May get bodywork painted in the next month or two as that will cost me only time (I work in a custom paint shop)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3757-jpg.57977/full)

(https://www.customfighters.com/media/img_3746-jpg.57975/full)


As part of the spring cleaning I am going to see about selling my very long term RGV VJ22 project.
I just don't have time for it, and have enough RGV's already.

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2020_05/IMG_2423.JPG.8531759ca17934d0f3e655cc72f2cac6.JPG)
(http://www.rgv250.co.uk/forums/gallery/image/4840-1992-rgv250-vj22n/)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 07, 2020, 08:48:05 AM
No more cars....strokers have taken over
Sold the Hemi streetrod


(https://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=406769&d=1599479782)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: toffee on September 08, 2020, 06:34:12 PM
that is some takeover! super collection and a nicely populated shelving system!!
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: SoCal250 on September 08, 2020, 06:41:12 PM
Your pics always give me a severe case of garage envy!
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: Czakky on September 08, 2020, 07:02:15 PM
I’ve probably said it before but, why couldn’t some of you guys have been my neighbor!

Just think of all the bikes I could test ride for you! :whoop:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 09, 2020, 07:15:55 PM
Thanks guys  :thumbs:
The addiction continues.....
I have a set of cylinders off to Tuning Works in the UK for a 300 big bore
A set of Veronesi intakes from Italy on their way, so I can mount some Lectron 38's onto my RGV VJ21SP that I had abandoned for 5 months.
I have a NOS crank in the box sitting on the bench and all my dry clutch rebuild parts ready to go in....
Might have it running by first snow.... :eek:

Also have a dyno appointment for the 17th to see what my A/F ratio is on my RZV, and also the TZR/SP

Nothing worthy of pics yet.
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 19, 2020, 09:36:49 PM
Short dyno run at Valley Racing with the RZV500R
https://www.facebook.com/157353800971854/videos/311673996793205/

Bike was running lean from bottom all the way to the top according to the A/F ratio
But now I know what to do to get it better and start making some good HP runs
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: SoCal250 on September 19, 2020, 11:46:03 PM
 :thumbs: Sounds great
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on September 20, 2020, 09:02:15 AM
Thanks  :thumbs:
It sounds considerably more intense in real life closed up in the dyno room, than the vid portrays....but my phone is junk for videos  :bang:

A couple more pics of the dyno day.
The TZR/SP had a very good A/F reading throughout. But the factory restrictions really killed the powerband after 9000RPM
After the RZV is dialed in to my satisfaction, I will hook up the SUGO kit ignition, and get the powerjets operational on the 36 Mikunis....with my SPR air inlets for full power.

(https://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/125615f674f6708981.jpg)

(https://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/125615f674f6711476.jpg)

(https://www.customfighters.com/forums/imagehosting/125615f674f67198e4.png)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on October 18, 2020, 12:26:27 PM
Finishing up paint work, and collecting bits to get the engine back together for the VJ21/SP....but not much to show for all the time that has passed.

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/D8BCDA15-A836-499F-A790-D98056C4A465.md.jpg) (https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/image/P94b)


Test fitting Lectrons for cables

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/04C5E54B-BFE3-4B8D-8F93-7465C97FBA20.md.jpg) (https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/image/PRBm)


Veronesi intakes to adapt the 38mm Lectrons in a upright position

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/2E8E0CF0-F592-4BEB-94E7-2532607C6A8E.md.jpg) (https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/image/PIL2)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on November 14, 2020, 08:24:53 PM
The 300 big bore parts are here for the VJ21/SP
Almost time to get it all in one piece

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/F5BA57EA-5DE8-4B22-9175-AF697EFFAB89.md.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: 85RZwade on November 14, 2020, 11:54:58 PM
 :notworthy:
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: rodneya on November 15, 2020, 11:35:36 AM
The 300 big bore parts are here for the VJ21/SP
Almost time to get it all in one piece

(https://pure2strokespirit.net/chevereto/images/F5BA57EA-5DE8-4B22-9175-AF697EFFAB89.md.jpg)

Looks like Christmas came early
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on November 19, 2020, 06:25:48 PM
Yes it came early  :thumbs:
Too bad I had to use my money for my own presents....but at least I got what I wanted....

Going through all the parts I have bought, trying to see what I have forgot for the RGV/SP
All new dry clutch plates, and the various oil seals that are needed, powervalve cables, throttle cables, clutch cable, oil lines...and my new crank are already here.
I have a new list started, but I’ll get serious this weekend and try to make one last order.



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Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on December 28, 2020, 08:38:15 PM
I can almost see the smoke rolling out.... ;D

(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2020_12/IMG_5382.JPG.322bdcac701911e156dd53ef1c89e075.JPG)

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Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: dgorms on December 28, 2020, 08:45:28 PM
Bike porn at it's purist.........................................D
Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on December 29, 2020, 11:05:17 AM
Thanks   :thumbs:
Trying to get as close to a GP bike as I can for the street


Yamaha strokers in hibernation mode.....

(http://www.2strokeworld.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;ts=1609257914;topic=296.0;attach=7265;image)

Title: Re: Whats in my garage
Post by: busa1300 on February 12, 2021, 07:02:52 PM
Still inching away on the RGV
Waiting on a set of shorter intakes for my carbs, and a set of shorty kit baffles from Japan yet.
Wiring done for the Zeel and my Dyna coils.
Powervalves set, TPS set, and ignition curves programmed in.
Kicked over and have spark.

Almost there.


(https://oldskoolsuzuki.info/forums/uploads/monthly_2021_01/IMG_5788.JPG.f777e49c7556b583c9e724c03ea5afb8.JPG)

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