From The Garage

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Re: From The Garage

#31 Post by tacky1 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:51 am

silverstrom wrote:
tacky1 wrote:Beauty's John. The RG is just class
What isn't visible in the photos is the multitude of cracks I found in the fairing under the mirrors. Typical Gamma fairing problem. It's aggravating.
Mines the same, and its dark blue, almost black, almost impossible to hide them!

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Re: From The Garage

#32 Post by silverstrom » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:26 pm

I brushed acetone into the cracks and fused them from the inside. A bit of the acetone went through to the front, so some paint fixing needed. I'm going to try brushing it on and then cut and polish. Most is under the mirrors, but some is beyond which is disappointing. The whole bike was painted and the painter didn't address the cracks. :smt013
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: From The Garage

#33 Post by silverstrom » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:36 am

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1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: From The Garage

#34 Post by silverstrom » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:18 am

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1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: From The Garage

#35 Post by Straycat » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:05 pm

That TZR 250 is a rolling work of art. stunning !
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1989 Yam RZ350
1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
1986 Honda NS400R
1986 VF500f
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Re: From The Garage

#36 Post by Smoker » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:05 pm

Awesome work on these bikes.

Quality photos are really necessary to show the perfect details.

My favorite pic:

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Re: From The Garage

#37 Post by busa1300 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:17 pm

Is the frame on the TZR still anodized....or has it been painted?
What years were the TZR available in Canada?
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79 CBX
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86 1100 sportster
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Re: From The Garage

#38 Post by silverstrom » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:58 pm

That TZR frame is all stock. It still had the protective shipping tape on it when I got the bike in 2011. Took many hours to remove it. The bike is a 1987 2ME Cdn spec. The only year it was sold here and in very limited numbers. Price was $6000 in 1987 and there were bigger and better options I suppose.

The bike had 15,918 KM on it when I bought it in 2011. 2 prior owners, both within 6 hours of me. After buying it in 2011 it sat in a shed here for over 4 years before I touched it. It was parked beside the RGV250 VJ21 I bought the same week (now beautifully restored by straycat). The TZR was a complete strip to the smallest components, including the engine. All work done in one of my sheds, before the garage was built. I rode the bike only once since buying it, and that was last summer (2017), post restoration. I put 200 km on it during it's break-in/shakedown. Amazing little bike.

More on the bike here http://www.rzrd500.com/500phpBB3/viewto ... =7&t=13629" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Minutes before the one and only ride:
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
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1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
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Re: From The Garage

#39 Post by silverstrom » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:19 am

Straycat wrote:That TZR 250 is a rolling work of art. stunning !
You have set a very high standard my friend. I do my best to follow.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: From The Garage

#40 Post by silverstrom » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:54 pm

Work in the garage has come to a screeching halt. Broken hand (small metacarpal) and broken radius.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: From The Garage

#41 Post by Ron57 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:58 pm

OUCH! How did you manage that John.

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Re: From The Garage

#42 Post by tacky1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:08 am

How did that happen!!!!

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Re: From The Garage

#43 Post by silverstrom » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:52 am

Being a good samaritan.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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Re: From The Garage

#44 Post by tacky1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:10 am

Oh man. That looks sore John!!!

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Re: From The Garage

#45 Post by silverstrom » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:44 am

tacky1 wrote:Oh man. That looks sore John!!!
It's not bad Paul. A bit uncomfortable, but no meds needed, not even the day it happened. Must be getting tougher in my old age, or dumber.
1985 RZ500 1GE Spec
1985 RZ500 47X Spec Project Bike
1986 RG500 ATR
1986 NS400R
1987 TZR250
1988 Honda RC31
1990 TDR250 Pre-Production # 000001
2007 DL650 VStrom
2014 Triumph Thruxton Modified

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