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 Post subject: '88 RGV250 VJ21A Model J
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:48 am 
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I bought this 88 RGV from a fiend and fellow forum member a few months back, this is a Japan only model, imported to Canada a few years ago. I finally started to tear it down to start the resto. No real surprises so far, its generally a clean bike with just over 9000km on the clock. The only yuk moment came when I drained the cooling system and the contents looked like they'd been dredged from the bottom of the Takahashi River.

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not sure how far I will get this year, but I dont expect to finish it until sometime next summer. Here's where Im at, more tear-dow still to do

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:02 am 
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RGV250's are great bikes to play on.
Looks like a good clean bike to start a resto on.

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82 Katana
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86 1100 sportster
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90 RGV250 VJ21 L
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:53 am 
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Not posted in a while, lots of progress. Fork legs re finished, new seals etc. Wheels re-painted and new bearings, new tires, new brake callipers and pads, swing arm re finished, new sprockets, etc etc

Engine rebuilt with all new OEM Suzuki engine parts, Crank bearings, pin and seals, rods and bearings, pistons and rings, gaskets etc. ready to go back in

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bodywork off to the painter to finish...

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1986 Honda NS400R
1989 Yamaha RZ350 YPVS
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex (for Sale)
1988 Suzuki RGV250
1986 Honda VF500F
1985 Honda VF500F
2013 Yam YZ250F
2016 Yam TTR230


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 6:53 pm 
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Awesome work as always! :smt023 :smt023

Congratulations on your recent RZ500 purchase by the way. :smt001

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 pm 
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Hi, thanks Colin, ill be happy when she's running, this one has fought me every step of the way, but im looking forward to riding it.

The RZ500 is a fun bike, i feel fortunate to have gotten it, thanks to John for making the connection for me. I just need an RG500 now as the final jewel in the triple crown :smt029

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1986 Honda NS400R
1989 Yamaha RZ350 YPVS
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex (for Sale)
1988 Suzuki RGV250
1986 Honda VF500F
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:37 pm 
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All finished, full resto and full engine rebuild. I have a nice set of stock silencers, but thought Id try the lomas ones:


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1985 Yamaha RZ500
1986 Honda NS400R
1989 Yamaha RZ350 YPVS
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex (for Sale)
1988 Suzuki RGV250
1986 Honda VF500F
1985 Honda VF500F
2013 Yam YZ250F
2016 Yam TTR230
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Very nice!

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Well done!

How does this ride/handle compared to the rg250?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:10 pm 
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Hi Guys, thanks a lot.

From the little riding ive done on both (the RGV is still not safetied due to my lack of time), the RGV feels much more like a race bike, power comes on harder and, riding position is more aggressive (you sit in it rather than on it, and the clip-ons are very low). I suspect it will handle much better (i say "suspect" because I havent really had chance to put enough time in on it yet).

The way time is now it will be next spring to get it safetied and on the road.

Too many bikes and not enough time it seems

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1985 Yamaha RZ500
1986 Honda NS400R
1989 Yamaha RZ350 YPVS
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex (for Sale)
1988 Suzuki RGV250
1986 Honda VF500F
1985 Honda VF500F
2013 Yam YZ250F
2016 Yam TTR230


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:30 am 
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Straycat wrote:

Too many bikes and not enough time it seems


I know exactly what you mean...
Bike looks beautiful, hope to get at my 21 one of these days..(years?) ...soon.

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78 GS1000E X2
79 CBX
80 KD80
82 Katana
84 RZ350
86 GSXR1100
86 1100 sportster
88 FZR1000
90 RGV250 VJ21 L
90 RGV250SP VJ22 FL
92 RGV250 VJ22 N
96 RGV250SP VJ23 T
99 RS250
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