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RM125 G 1986

Looking for an RM125 G Model (1986) engine. I live near Adelaide.See More
Apr 10, 2016
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"Looking for an RM125 G engine"
Apr 10, 2016
Brian Doyle commented on Paul Kelly's blog post No Title
"Too true! Last time I checked how much the RM125 G (1986) cost me I considered professional help. I'm only ever one issue away from complete and now I need a gearbox cog and spotted cracks in the frame the other day.  I've stopped…"
Dec 1, 2013
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Brian Doyle is now a member of OzVMX
Nov 5, 2013

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What does the word VMX mean to you?
Air cooled two strokes.
Preferred riding
Dirt Track
What's your ultimate Vintage dirtbike?
Zeds (CZ)
All time hero racer/rider personality
Agostini, Hailwood, Pretty, Doohan, Roberts, Rossi, Basham
How long have you been riding?
Thirty Years
What's your story?
My formal racing was road racing. I did many many hours of informal dirt racing - loads of fun and invaluable as road racing preparation. My Dad and I spent many hours working on the CZ's of his. I loved their straight forward bullet proof approach to engineering. We eventually prepared a 125 ZED for road racing. By 1982 they were hopelessly outdated and I was too clueless to notice so had a great time on it. It had that ZED knack of tracking like it was on rails. Because of that it was good prep for the TZ350. Fast forward 30 years and Dad I decided to resurrect the ZED but with a Suzuki engine (RM125G 1986). I thought ZED bits would have disappeared by now, if I'd done my homework first I would've put a ZED 400 engine in it. He passed away just weeks before it first test outing. In memory of Dad it will be finished properly. Don't bother reminding me it's an uncompetitive hybrid for a class that's evaporated like it never it existed - I've already heard that stuff. There were some easily identified problems that need fixing but it handled as good as I remembered, that's what makes it such a hoot to ride now. It'll take quite a few rides before I've had enough but's it's main purpose will be to introduce a couple of lads to road racing. Mechanically the RM (engine chassis and all) is restored but it's ratty appearance needs work.
Right now the Suzuki engine is back in the RM chassis to give the lads a good dose of dirt racing. They've done quite a few weekends at Port Gawler (a great venue) in South Australia.

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RM125 G 1986

Looking for an RM125 G Model (1986) engine. I live near Adelaide.

Posted on April 10, 2016 at 10:12pm

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