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Discussion in 'Old Guys & Old Bikes' started by smitty, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    just picked up a 1981 suzuki RM125 off one of my students,it had belonged to his uncle since new and never raced,a very complete bike,tank is painted (stock?),real nice seat
    I'll get photos asap (how do I do that pit?)
    smitty
     
  2. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
  3. Mosher

    Mosher PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Sunbury Ohio
    Cool....let me know if you need a tank, I have one lying around the garage.
     
  4. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    thanks,this thing has a few issues,crankcase was FULL of fuel,laid the bike on it's side and pumped it out,removed the radiator to remove the pipe to drain it as well,when kicking the engine thru to clear it I saw exhaust vapor from the water pump,removed the cover and this was confirmed,I have never seen this on anything before hopfully just a gasket,photos will be delayed due to disassembly,got to love them old bikes!
    smitty
     
  5. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    rm.jpg this is the photo I got from the guy I bought it from,it was much cleaner when I got it,head gasket appears to be the problem,parts ordered
     
  6. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    it lives!,new gaskets,rings and fluids,2 kicks and she was a cackleing away (no silencer),ran thru 2 heat cycles,did a test ride down the drive and forgot to hook up the rear brakes! good thing for the front ones,going thru the suspension next and maybe a fresh coat of paint on the frame,tank appears to have a coating on it not paint
     
  7. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    I'm jealous, I want on of those bikes !
     
  8. Vargo671

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  9. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
    yes that is a 1981
     
  10. NQ1965

    NQ1965 PR Elite

    Location:
    Heath, Ohio
    Man.......seems like the old dirt bike supply and barn-finds just never ends up there in the north east.
     
  11. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    have not decided if I'm going to take it all apart and repaint the frame after removing the welded on kick stand or just put it all back together and give it a rip up and down the street trying to avoid the cops,just like the old days........awwww....memories
    smitty
     
  12. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    it all came apart last night,ready to be pressure washed,all suspension pivot points were in good shape needing only fresh grease,had an abrasive cutoff wheel explode during the improper side stand removal leaving me with a nice 3" gash on my arm,may have exceeded the recomended RPM with my rotozip (w/o guard),just another scar to add to the collection
     
  13. Mosher

    Mosher PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Sunbury Ohio
    If you ain't bleedin', you ain't succeedin'
     
  14. mooch

    mooch PR Elite

    Gash on "arm"?

    Geez, would you believe that until I saw Mosher's reply...I actually thought you were refering to a gouge on the bike's swingarm!

    Glad to hear the RM was not harmed :)
     
  15. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    no RM was hurt during this repair,just a billybob welded kickstand,funny thing was that they welded the original bolt to mount to the bottom of the frame first then welded the stand to the frame where the mount was suppose to be??????
    in case it matters my arm is healing well,as much as I bleed on some of these projects I must be succeedin : }
    frame/engine assy pressure washed preppin for paint
     
  16. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    wounds healing well,got the frame and engine painted last night,not restoration quality (I don't restore them,I refinish them)but much nicer and pretty good for a rider,got the forks done and the swingarm is good except for one bearing which is on it's way,got to clean up the rest of the parts and staart puttin it back together
     
  17. PitRacer

    PitRacer PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Medina, Ohio
  18. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    as soon as the chassis is assembled,i'll get photos
     
  19. smitty

    smitty PR Addict

    Location:
    cleveland,ohio
    Racing Number:
    21x
    CIMG0081.jpg here's where we are so far,finished chassis/engine,frame cleaned and apinted along w/all suspension parts,new fork seals,rear all cleaned and re greased (10 points both sides)left side swingarm bearing replaced,new clutch and throttle cable,bodywork next
     
  20. Mosher

    Mosher PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Sunbury Ohio
    Smitty, Send me your address and I'll get you that tank. kmosher@bx.org
     

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