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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #90 on: June 02, 2018, 11:33:47 PM »
No! That muddie suits it perfectly!

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #91 on: June 03, 2018, 10:28:56 AM »
No! That muddie suits it perfectly!
Yes it is a lovely colour and pretty much the one I was going with.. Still undecided!

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2018, 10:32:05 AM »
Some parts for these little bikes are super hard to find aren't they, nice find with the rear guard, good to see some progress, getting close now, I can't wait to hear a little vid of it running and read your comments on it here, should be wicked.
Thanks Tony, it's been a long time on the sidelines but I'm trying to make a push with it this year. I think Martin is making me up some silencers using some old Leo vince cans off a ped :)

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #93 on: June 06, 2018, 11:08:12 AM »
Some nos goodies have turned up :) like the front guard the rear light bracket is obviously for a different market so I'll be carefully removing the two little tabs for reflectors and sending it off for chroming. The second buy wasn't really necessary but I couldn't help myself ;)

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2018, 12:40:17 PM »
More nos goodness

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #95 on: October 27, 2018, 11:40:13 AM »
Little update,  settled on a colour although you can't see it properly in the picture as it changes the tone but it's actually Henley Blue :) it's only a test piece hence the rubbish half flatted job on the panel. My friends welded me up the holes I made removing the tabs off the rear light bracket and one  session with synstryp has 90% of the paint removed off both guards and bracket. It's great stuff and I highly recommend it... I also recommend a p2 or p3 respirator as it's nasty stuff! Excellent on powder coat too

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #96 on: October 27, 2018, 11:46:39 AM »
The rear mudguard is in excellent condition with no rust just a few dings to address! I fell lucky with that one..
I've also finished my silencers by using oven pride to bleach the alloy after I'd gone over them with wet and dry and scotchbrite pads.. Tricky as you need to cover it all at the same time or it stains. Much better than a scotchbrite finish that you might use on forks but might be a bit too blue in colour for fork legs but I may experiment ;)

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #97 on: October 27, 2018, 01:59:17 PM »
Ooh looking exciting. Get spannering Jason!!


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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2018, 06:07:23 PM »
Thanks Peter. Still chipping away :)

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #99 on: December 05, 2018, 05:45:32 PM »
Still keeping on, cables, handlebars and a few odds bought... I've also shortened the end cans for that extra cackle :)

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #100 on: December 05, 2018, 06:49:45 PM »
i take it you checked the holes in the frame where the centre stand pin locates i have 3 frames which are all egg shaped after years of wear , a absolute design Cock up by yamaha , had nick chambers weld some washers on the frame to the correct size of the pin to sort rd125 no 1 out
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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #101 on: December 07, 2018, 09:19:02 AM »
i take it you checked the holes in the frame where the centre stand pin locates i have 3 frames which are all egg shaped after years of wear , a absolute design Cock up by yamaha , had nick chambers weld some washers on the frame to the correct size of the pin to sort rd125 no 1 out
I've dodged that bullet totally with this build by doing away with the centre stand... It never came with one and I thought it might foul my pipes so I left it

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #102 on: December 07, 2018, 10:08:14 PM »
That is a great blue colour!

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Re: Rd dx 125 restoration (non standard)
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2018, 07:06:19 PM »
That is a great blue colour!
It's only taken me five years to settle on it haha

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