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« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2014, 04:02:13 PM »
Been off the forum for a while, we have been busy riding our newer bikes since riding season finally hit. Great reading all the posts and catching up

Awesome looking project BL, maybe we will meet up at a vintage race sometime and get some big brother little brother pics! I always wanted to do the black frame/bare engine back in the 1980's, I think some of the Suzuki fanatics might be offended but I like what I like... ;D

Yeah that would be pretty awesome to get some good pics of the bikes. I posted some of the progress pics on another forum and someone was trying to bash on me because of the black frame, but again I very much like the clean look of the bare aluminum engine and the black frame. in 1983 they did the black frame, but also the black engine. Plus your not loosing the Suzuki Brand, still rides like RM! Skinny bike, Hard top Hit, squishy Suspension.... Right at home!
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2014, 04:03:40 PM »
Back burner?  That's where my wife puts me.

HA HA Your telling me, Between installing hard wood floors and tiling bathrooms I have to squeeze in time to get work done before bed!   :( ;D
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2014, 09:05:00 PM »
Well, my hate to the original Suzuki Phillips screws continues! I broke a phillips #3 bit just trying to get the front brake rotor off. I finally did, but man it was a pain in the butt! I was able to replace them with some pretty 8 mil hex screws instead which makes me really happy! I also installed all new ALL BALLS bearings in the front and rear hubs. And you can see the pretty new tire and heavy duty Tube I am throwing on the front rim! Cant wait to get on this thing.



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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2014, 09:11:57 PM »
Hehehehe dem phillips head screws eh? Yamaha used em in some places too. I hated them. KTM's torx screws are much better and they only use em where you can't really use a hex head now thankfully.
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2014, 06:06:28 PM »
Hehehehe dem phillips head screws eh? Yamaha used em in some places too. I hated them. KTM's torx screws are much better and they only use em where you can't really use a hex head now thankfully.

Yeah, what engineer would put them on a bike with more than 10 lbs of torque! They are a pain, and if you do not have the correct head you will strip that thing out like no body's business.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2014, 06:02:08 AM »
alright guys, quick update.

The rear shock has been rebuilt with all new oil and recharged. Also I have finished the radiators and the front brake system. The radiators have been completely straightened and fins have been adjusted back to a straight look, and then high heat coated in satin black. The front caliper has been completely rebuilt as well with all new o-rings, and the master cylinder has also had all o-rings replaced. The replacement of brake fluid is a pain in the butt if you do not have a bleeder. This is one tool that i desperately need. Also I rebuilt the pet**** and it started leaking after i put some gas in the tank, So i will have to pull it apart again and see what the issue is. The bike starts but was running so rich, I couldnt wait to see if the bike would start up so this is the reason why i had put gas in the tank. The bike is in desperate need for a re-jet! I will make sure i post the jetting, because i have not found anything on anywebsite for jetting for high altitude for this RM125.





Ignore my messy Garage and tangled extension cord  :-X

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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2014, 11:42:55 AM »
Love that custom clutch lever
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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2014, 08:15:02 PM »
plus and minus some good work and she is all finished up.





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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2014, 09:16:30 PM »
nice, but whats with the arby's levers?
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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2014, 01:20:23 PM »
nice, but whats with the arby's levers?

They're custom the fit the riders hands... I happen to have a similar brake lever on my 380
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2014, 05:59:20 PM »
nice, but whats with the arby's levers?

They're custom the fit the riders hands... I happen to have a similar brake lever on my 380
ha!
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