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GeeKay



Joined: 29 May 2009
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:31 pm    Post subject: Latest toy........... Reply with quote

bought with some of the proceeds of the sale of the Tesi, probably the ultimate stroker (though V-Dud owners may disagree) Very Happy







Suzuki RGV250 VJ23A - and it's a rare, full-power "V" model.

Yum Yum Very Happy
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JRH



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only electric start 2 stroke 250...... Amazing bike 👍
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Evilchicken0



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very very nice Very Happy

How come the callipers are so far round the disks ?
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brembo Goldline caliper conversion - well spotted ! Shocked
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2bims



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed....I look forward to riding it like I stole it........ Laughing

Never ridden an RGV 250....perhaps I'll stall it on a paint blob roundabout or such......DT125LC (Rare Yammie IT enduro blue...ah...my first bike...), KDX200, RD400E, RD350LC, RG500....and Vdue....or and a teeny tiny cutesy KH100EX....thats my 2-stroke history

We may slag...and like to slag this country.....and whilst the resurgence and love of 2-strokes continues....at least this Govt of ours doesnt have any current legislation against us owning and riding these smoker machines.... Laughing
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Bud977



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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice bike. It looks like it's in great condition. It's hard to find a VJ23 like that these days.

Yes, an electric start two stroke is a rare thing indeed.

The VDue is electric start isn't it?

I remember there was an old RD200 that used the generator as a starter motor by reversing the power direction.

Oh yeah, my KTM 300EXC is electric start, but only when it is in the right mood.
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vort28



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice GK , that looks amazing .
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2bims



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud977 wrote:
Very nice bike. It looks like it's in great condition. It's hard to find a VJ23 like that these days.

Yes, an electric start two stroke is a rare thing indeed.

The VDue is electric start isn't it?

I remember there was an old RD200 that used the generator as a starter motor by reversing the power direction.

Oh yeah, my KTM 300EXC is electric start, but only when it is in the right mood.


Yup....Vdue is electric start....but only when it is in the right mood...hhmmm...seem to have heard that before somewhere... Laughing
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vort28



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2bims wrote:


electric start....but only when it is in the right mood...hhmmm...seem to have heard that before somewhere... Laughing


You know if the quick prod of the finger on the red button does not get you instant access to the riding pleasure you require, there is always the old school running jump and mounting it from behind.
However some form of co-ordination is required to get the hands and hips into sync to take full effect of the seat pressure. Laughing
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trev45



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a couple of these VJ23's

This one is a full power model too , very lucky

A great bike , so nice to ride

Trev
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JRH wrote:
The only electric start 2 stroke 250...... Amazing bike 👍


Depends if you include the Gilera NGR250 (mid 1980s 250cc disk valve single).

All the best

Katy
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glened



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice bike, look forward to meeting it in the flesh. Guess that is another excuse to have a ride over, congratulations the bike does look very clean.
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GeeKay



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Glen

I'm in the process of building another one - a blue / white version this time - just for you. Very Happy
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