It all, I thought I keep a little blog of the tidy up job on my RE5A. This way I can ask all of my inane questions in one place!!
To give a little back ground, Two strokes are really my thing and I have an RD350LC2 (RZ350 for American viewers) which I have fully restored, a KH500A8 (work in progress) and an RD400F (work in progress).
The RE5 qualified for my attention as it is a two stoke (fires every revolution) and has a total loss oil system (or as a friend that used to work for Norton says "an oil system that is a total loss" ).
Leaning from my mistake of doing too much to my LC2 to the point where I'm scared to ride it, I'm looking to do a nice but not show standard job on the RE5.
For reference, here is my LC2
So, without further ado, work has commenced on the RE5
First jobs, where removing the bodywork and the front master cylinder and front calipers.
The master cylinder circlip put up a good fight, but finally came out, followed by some nasty looking gunk.
The body work was obviously black, but I would like to paint it with the Firemist Blue.
Can anyone help with sourcing the paint?
Anyone know where I could get some new tank badges?
The seat base is sound, but could do with a lick of paint
The battery box has some corrosion as well, so it will get some paint (when I finally figure out how to get it out, it seems like half of the bike is attached to it!!)
The tool tray has seen better days
Anyone got a spare?
Last Edit: Sept 16, 2014 10:19:55 GMT -5 by wozzap
Well, after almost 4 years of sporadic activity, other projects, moving the bike three times and generally not focusing on it, last week my RE5's engine ran. And I've even ridden it, albeit with the bottle tank on it.
Still a few jobs to do before MOT and registering it, but almost there
Post by don07tncav on Jun 11, 2018 17:05:30 GMT -5
Great looking RE5!
Two 09 Victory Visions, RE-5 parts bikes merging into one. Former bikes are a 75 RE-5, Sportster, several XS-11's, XJ-750, GL1000, GL1100, Several Valkyries, VTX 1800, Vstrom 1000, and a few other bikes along the way.