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Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by PC on Mon 13 Aug 2007, 21:21

Carrying on from the old site, the RGV project is well under way, the bike so far is in a thousand bits ...

Bit of back ground, the bike is a 92 RGV250 N, it has 14000 miles on the clock, has had a low speed spill on the left hand side and a lower speed spill on the right, the overall condition is "used and abused" with 15 years of road crap and filth ...

So far the damage is proving to be quite light with left seat panel, left fairing panel and nose cone/top fairing a complete write off. the right side main panel is ok and the right hand seat panel is repairable.



So far i have stripped and painted the sub frame gold



Cleaned and polished one side of the swing arm



And have been trying out different colours for the bike, the winner looks like metalic black, graphite grey and a bit of bronze for the panels with gold wheels, sub frame, fairing frames, disks. Bronze calipers fork lowers and stickers ....

Some old panels off ebay to pactice on







I think the project will take at least 6 months to complete ... but hopefully will be worth it ....

Quite nice having a bike which I can restore to my own colours etc ..

Will post more as I progress
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Jollygiant on Mon 13 Aug 2007, 22:03

Coming along nicely matey.
Swingarm looking very shiney
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by PC on Mon 13 Aug 2007, 22:19

Cheers mate ...

made a improvised paint shop in my garage, just have to be careful as there is a lack of air .... end up high as a kite :sleep: cool bong
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Hondachunk on Mon 13 Aug 2007, 22:45

Want one of those :021: :021:
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Blade_Hog on Mon 13 Aug 2007, 23:53

PC wrote:Cheers mate ...

made a improvised paint shop in my garage, just have to be careful as there is a lack of air .... end up high as a kite :sleep: cool bong

I got some bits that need spraying up m8, bikes coming on nicely
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by PC on Tue 14 Aug 2007, 13:12

I do like the RGV and cant wait to get it on the road ....

Got the best of both worlds with a Blade and a RGV ....

Mad-hog you are welcome to pop round with your panels for painting, I will let you know when I do mine, do yours at the same time if you like.

Depending on the finnish you are after it could take 2 weeks :shock:

Nice looking M you had there Bicster thumbup
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by cbrsinner on Tue 14 Aug 2007, 13:21

Oi loikes the sound of that colour scheme... keep us up to date with piccies....
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Jollygiant on Sun 19 Aug 2007, 22:57

What the hell you doing to take 2 weeks for a good finish mate??????
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by PC on Sun 19 Aug 2007, 23:08

Its all in the layers of paint JG .....

Start with filler primer, sand, then another coat, sand, then normal primer, sand, then another coat, sand, then another coat, sand, then the base coat, wet-and-dry sand, then another base coat, wet-n-dry sand, then the first top coat, wet-n-dry sand (1200 grit), repeat this 3 times, then 2 more top coats, flat down with cutting paste, then 3 coats of laquer, cut with paste, then additional colours 2 coats, then 2 final coats of laquer ... polished.

Trouble is you have to wait 24 hours between coats .... unless you have a spray oven ...
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Jollygiant on Sun 19 Aug 2007, 23:16

Bloody hell mate.
All i do is give it a rub down, 2 coats primer (use primer depending on colour) then 2-3 coats of final colour.
Thats the way i'll be painting my cowl for the gsxr conversion.
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by PC on Mon 20 Aug 2007, 17:13

Thin layers ... thats the key ... maybe a bit over the top but will hopefully be worth it ...
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by nickyboy on Mon 20 Aug 2007, 19:57

you cant be over the top with paint mate, the more time and more layers you put on, the better it will look

keep up the good work mate
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by PC on Sun 26 Aug 2007, 19:24

Not much to add at the moment ...

Plan has changed a bit, I am going to get the chassis finnished first and as much of the painting (have not got all the panels yet) then do the engine over the winter with a complete rebiuld, plan is - new big ends, main bearings, top end re-biuld and a gear box re-build ...

Done the swing arm






And as the weather has been so warm I thought it a good idea to get some of the painting out the way ...

2 coats of filler primer, 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of base coat (pain black), 2 coats of met-balck,the picture is after the first coat of laquer which needs flatting down for the second and third coat.

Started with the V-piece as it is out of the way in case I make a miss of it

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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Fastdiablo on Wed 05 Sep 2007, 21:30

That looks super shiny Cool Cool Cool . . .

its all coming along nicely . . .
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by Jollygiant on Thu 03 Jan 2008, 19:30

Hows this coming along mate???
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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by craigs23 on Fri 18 Jan 2008, 21:15

Coming along nicely. What's with all the small cc projects as of late?

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Re: Project Bike - RGV 250N

Post by alsieboy on Mon 21 Apr 2008, 23:42

How about an update, I'd love another 2 stroke, had a few 125's and a Kr-1 and a TZR250, could easily get the bug again I think after seeing this
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