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Thread: F5s first ever brand new bike!

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    F5s first ever brand new bike!

    . . . Will have to be deferred as I’ve gone & done something else. See picture (haven't taken one myself yet, this is from past owner).

    My rational is that one probably won’t be able to new register a 2 stroke in this increasingly worrisome cotton wool environment. One can’t buy a new 2 stroke, but I’d like one. Best act now.

    So how much would you pay for a decent new 2 stroke I ask meself? As much as an R6. Well so be it.

    This is really dumb, I’ll never get the money back if I decided to sell it. Maybe I should have bought that R6/GSXR/ABC600, but I didn’t want just another mass production bike.

    Project road going 2 stroke begins.

    I was inspired by someone putting an RZ into a RS250, but that was a lot of work. - I am realistic. Specials take time to build, a lot longer than many would believe & increase in price like there’s no day after tomorrow.

    So I came across this one in an RG250 with RGV 250 front & rear end in it. Just a random email I shot off asking how it had got on & started talking & the bike had sat in a mate of his shed for over 2 years as he had been posted. Did I want to buy it? He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse so I did a bit of investigating & went ahead.

    Problem was it was in Kalgoorlie (Perth). Brave or stupid I was about to find out. So after a month or so it arrived on Friday after much dickn around & extra expense in customs etc.
    What I have learnt:

    Customs suck, the shipping was the cheapest part. The trucking from Kalgoorlie was more expensive. Had to pay GST on purchase price, need a receipt of course. Should put frame no on shipping docs so you can prove bike legit when go to register it.

    I got stung by customs for the bike not being clean so they had a raft of charges to steam clean it (they never did lying sods) & then paid 1/2 a doz $30 fees from everyone from the LTSA to the Forestry for no good reason I could see.

    Took it home & cleaned it, cleaned out the oozing carbs, squirted some premix into the crankcase to lube the mains & plug holes & kicked it over. then it started.


    It needed a damn good clean & there are a few details (like the wiring that are a bit bodgy, but current spec:

    Frame: RG250W..
    swing arm RGV/P 93 front end rgv/m
    carbon hugger/fron mudguard braided lines,
    ohlins rear shock,
    ohlins steering damper,
    rgv/m fairing seat unit,
    custom made 3way triple clamps
    Motor: race porting shaved head Keihin PWK flatslide carbs(off KR1S).uni filter pods, boysen reads
    New balanced crank,wiseco 2nd oversize pistons(365cc displacement)
    Toomey racing USA expansion chambers,
    spondon clipons,
    racetech goldvalves,
    Supposedly 70hp rear wheel

    Oh yeah apparently the bike was featured in some Aussie bike mag, performance streetbike maybe? Dunno, wouldn't mind a photocopy if someone has one.

    But this is only the base starting point.

    Next is throw away most of the engine & start again with new aftermarket parts. It appears that the Banshee Quad (basically an RZ350 engine) is very popular in the states & has an enormous aftermarket following.

    So. .
    Trinity aftermarket monoblock top end with PVs, V Force reeds, nickasil plating & modern porting, head with replaceable domes 72mm bore.
    7mm stroker billet crank

    = 496cc of modern 2 stroke engine.

    35mm Keihen PWKs
    Custom made pipes for midrange

    Yeehaa!

    Chequebook tuning for sure & it is costing 1.6 million dollars but what the heck.

    Not just dreaming, the bits are bought, due in a couple of weeks.

    Hoping to have bike sorted before summer. Pipes will take some while + there is a bunch more to do like adjust the riding position etc.
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    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
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    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Good grief, DT on a 2 smoke again!

    It's deja vu all over again!
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    ooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo oooo


    Jay Lawrence #37

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    Can't believe you guys can read so quick, I'm still proofing
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Bugger me thats COOL! Very Cool!

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    Wow! That looks positively WICKED!!
    Congrats man!
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    Dave, surely you're getting too old to have a bike as awsome as that!

    Now look what you've done, made all us young fellas jealous!!!



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    no wonder you left for home on sunday .. needed to get home & have a play huh .. very noice bike btw
    Have to Karma ... Justice catches up eventually !!

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    Thanks guys. For those who don't know my last project bike here's a pic, it is a 750SP that has had a full makeover. Would like to keep it, we'll see how the finances go & how much I use it after the Gama is complete.

    & I'm approaching that crisis age so figured I better do something about it now
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    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    But. It's got a... chrome tank! (Said the Master of stating the fucking obvious)
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    That is going to be one mean mother when its finished.

    How do you intend to control the likely frame flex Dave?

    I'm gonna enjoy reading about this one.
    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

    - James Dickey, Cherrylog Road.

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    mmmmm.....shiny!
    Bloody nice purchase chap. Have shitloads of fun!
    Ahhhh memory's, 2 strokes with arse kicking power bands...mmmmmmmmmmm

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    I'm jealous.

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    Me too.

    Just like FatJim over PaulinNZ's bike.

    Except my wife wouldn't be worried. She'd just laugh - as in "yeah right..."
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    And I to my motorcycle parked like the soul of the junkyard. Restored, a bicycle fleshed with power, and tore off. Up Highway 106 continually drunk on the wind in my mouth. Wringing the handlebar for speed, wild to be wreckage forever.

    - James Dickey, Cherrylog Road.

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    Holy crap man.........I WANT THAT BIKE!!!!!
    that is an orgasm on wheels.
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