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    Project - RD125LC

    Hasn't been run since 1991 but engine turns and has compression.

    Needs a full going through, new rubbers, gaskets etc. but it's a UK matching numbers bike.

    Going to do it all with my son Should be a hoot to ride.
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    Looks complete and a rare Mk1 check the tank has not rotted through

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    I'm in......I love this old Jap' stuff.........

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    Tank looks ok but supplied key doesn't fit the lock so can't see inside.

    Feeling all round the seams from below it seems to be solid but we won't know until I lift it off.

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    It's May 1985 on 'B' reg. Tax ran out July 1991.

    23,000 miles according to the clocks.

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    This should knock about 10mph off the top speed
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    Looks complete and a rare Mk1 check the tank has not rotted through
    I think it's an early Mk2 from what I've been told but happy to be corrected.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pazuzu View Post
    I think it's an early Mk2 from what I've been told but happy to be corrected.

    Cheers,

    Phil
    Mk1 going by the wheels similar to the first of the RD350LC bikes the MK2 has wheels similar to the RD350YPVS

    Some info here for you

    http://www.rd350lc.net/STORY125FR.htm

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    I've seen this bike before and know Jon, the previous owner. He's a small capacity two stroke type of guy. He also has a biblically high spec'd original mini.

    I have his 350 LC in my workshop awaiting recommissioning.

    Good luck with the resto, the bike does seem to be all there but does need a lot of bringing round.


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    i had one of a simiar age and colour when I was 17 - 18 and loved it. Passed my test and sold it to get a 350LC which was a real disapointment. Wish I still had it. My KTM 390 Duke reminds me of it because it likes to be riden hard, has similar performance and is very light.

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    Small world - I've known Jon since I was about 3, still best mates today

    We bought LC's together but he hung on to his and I foolishly sold mine.

    Cheers,

    Phil

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    Great little project, ring a ding ding.
    When you are flushing out the 2 stroke have a look how to prime the pump since in the early 90s your mate may not have used synthetic and you dont want a gummy mess and a sieze.

    One observation, those handlebars looked pretty far gone. I would review their condition after wire brushing them. If in doubt buy replacements. You dont want lofting the front wheely stylie to find it breaks off in your hand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pazuzu View Post
    Small world - I've known Jon since I was about 3, still best mates today

    We bought LC's together but he hung on to his and I foolishly sold mine.

    Cheers,

    Phil
    Well well well small world!

    Feel free to drop in for a cuppa with Jon next time he's passing!

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    I had one of these, very much like this one, only not as clean. I loved it. First bike I ever bought from Rainbow

    http://www.bikesrestored.com/wp-cont...5lc-1982-2.jpg

    Good luck with the restoration
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve hughes View Post
    Great little project, ring a ding ding.
    When you are flushing out the 2 stroke have a look how to prime the pump since in the early 90s your mate may not have used synthetic and you dont want a gummy mess and a sieze.

    One observation, those handlebars looked pretty far gone. I would review their condition after wire brushing them. If in doubt buy replacements. You dont want lofting the front wheely stylie to find it breaks off in your hand!
    Thanks for the 2 stroke tip. New handlebars are about £20 apparently so a no-brainer there.

    Cheers,

    Phil

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