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Post by 90sbiker » Wed May 23, 2012 10:36 pm

...as the KR was looking lonely during the winter a new friend was required :) she's a bit rough at the moment but runs.. Hope to rebuild completely in Pepsi Colours of the era.. got to love the early late 80s and early 90s :) BTW this is the KR I'm after the tail pipes for to put her back to standard(ish) :D
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Post by teerex » Wed May 23, 2012 10:41 pm

Nice pair of smokers you have there, how do they compare!!
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Post by 90sbiker » Wed May 23, 2012 10:50 pm

yeah, i'm well pleased couldn't afford an RGV in 1990 so bought a KR1 instead, never regreted that but nice to have one now :wink:
Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to play yet as it only arrived today, sounds like I should rebuild it first or carry my AA card.. :D

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Post by Cliff » Thu May 24, 2012 8:53 pm

8) 8)

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Post by KR-1R » Thu May 24, 2012 9:00 pm

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Kr1stofer wrote:But i can't decide wether to keep it or send it to a new home where it will be ridden more often.... :-k

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Post by Bertie_Mollie » Thu May 24, 2012 9:14 pm

I like the VJ21. They are really small like a 125. I had a K model and the power was like an on off switch at 8K :twisted:

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Post by Howie » Thu May 24, 2012 9:55 pm

I like the VJ21 too, much prefer the look to that of the 22 models on.

Can't quite put my finger on why though :-k

Lack of bling maybe :-k

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Post by 90sbiker » Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 pm

Someone has a very good memory, KR-1R :D , I have had it for a while now 3yrs ish, been MOT'd since Feb now and gets used all the time, in fact I used it today to pop and see a customer, I just prayed I wouldn't need my tools (any excuse)..
It is a VJ21A 1990 (still learning the sub models) I was thinking about getting a VJ22 all done up but thought it would be more fun doing this one up from scratch.. :)

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Post by 90sbiker » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:46 pm

I thought I better not start an RGV Project thread on here 8-[ but seeing as this thread is already here I will post some progress pics along the way, I'm glad I decided to strip it back to the nuts and bolts as I have found a few gremlins hidden thats for sure!! Thought I would make a quick start on it, everthing has been catalogued on the way.. Quite good fun!! :)
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Post by 90sbiker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Made some good progress, got some bits cleaned up ready for the next step.. Not sure whether to go for powder coat, 2 Pack or get the alloy anodized, but read somewhere that all the embedded steel bolts would have to come out of the frame.. Not playing that game.. Any ideas whats best for an orignal finish? Cheers :)
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Post by Top-shaggy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:26 pm

90sbiker wrote:Made some good progress, got some bits cleaned up ready for the next step.. Not sure whether to go for powder coat, 2 Pack or get the alloy anodized, but read somewhere that all the embedded steel bolts would have to come out of the frame.. Not playing that game.. Any ideas whats best for an orignal finish? Cheers :)
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I used to be sold on powder coat but now I'm a fan of 2 Pack. It seems it give a more OEM less 'gloopy' finish. Think Martin has found this too - and he has done a number of superb builds. Sure I've seen this on a recent thread.
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Post by 90sbiker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:08 am

I think I'm going to go the 2 Pack route too, that is what I was edging towards.. Do you mean you have seen my pic on another thread? Maybe the RGV Forum? Took that pic this afternoon after lots of degreasing :) I can't wait to get it finished lol :)

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Post by 90sbiker » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Down to the bones & starting to go back the other way, slooowly :)
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Post by teerex » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:36 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmm, could one of these be my next project! it would look nice parked next to the KR1, then an NSR, TZR.

No, i wish the voices would stop!!!! :lol:
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Post by 90sbiker » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:11 pm

Go on.. You know you want to... :twisted: I have already got visions of an RD125LC alongside these and I have hardly even started this one!! :shock:

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