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Old 27th April 2011, 01:46   #1
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As I had mentioned in earlier threads I was planning to give my 1974 Yezdi Type B a facelift. I got her cos of sheer luck (A friend was hunting for a bike, any bike infact. He search far and wide. Then he stumbled upon a Yezdi. As usual he was owner hanging for weeks... average kitna milega, parts kaha pe milega... Then one day he showed me the pics. I saw the fins on the cylinder head and realised that it was a Type B and a rare one. Called up the owner went to him, saw the bike and papers... everything was clean. Ran to an ATM, gave him the money and took her home that very day). But now I want to treat her right. The facelift process is half complete. Need all the Yezdi gurus suggestions and tips to make her a prim and proper lady!!!
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Old 28th April 2011, 12:22   #2
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The bike looks in quiet good condition. Congratulations on the purchase.

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Old 29th April 2011, 05:45   #3
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Thanks man. It didn't even have no seat, tyres were worn out, tank was rusting and leaking, crank was making lot of noises, chassis was rusting and shaking. It had lots of problems. It was a slow and steady process to bring her back to her former self!!!
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The restoration is almost complete. The tank pads had to be removed cos the panel was too rusty and leavy. Some more fine tuning needs to be done. And thanks in advance to Indrojit Sircar. His Jikov carb is on its way!!!
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Dear leepower,

Excellent restoration the 74 Yezdi had round chain cover like that of jawa and Jawa mutha.
The Fin heads were available only for a year i guess.
Excellent find though as it had all the spare parts like the chain cover, the front mud guard.
Also i can see the mrf tyres 3.25*16 on the bike these are a rareity these days.where did u find them?

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Old 1st May 2011, 01:58   #6
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Yes, only 1974 Tybe B has the fin-type cylinder head. That is one reason why I bought the bike. It is kind of a rare find.
The tyres are not MRF, it is of a company called SpeedWays. It is an OK OK tyre. The plus point is that the tyres are new and the typre profile is pretty close to the MRF one. I got it in Pune itself. But I have managed to stock three MRF 3.25 16 inchers in Kerala!!!

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Hey how is the tyre quality? i mean is it good , average or ok.
What is the average cost of the single tyre?

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Tyre quality is average. I have driven my bike for nearly a month with these tyres, and I have to say that tyre slips while doing over even a small stone!!! Costs around Rs 1500 per tyre.
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Hi!,

I also have ordered the tyres from the company itself; hope they last for atleast a year or so.
With whom in pune did u restore your bike?
were u able to source the spares of the bike like engine gears and cylinder and piston?

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Just found some Dunlop 3.25 16 inch tyres yesterday at Nana Peth in Pune. Managed to stock up two for a friend. Dunlop and Ceat tyres for Yezdi do arrive in the market at times. Anyways, I don't need em cos I found some MRF ones in Kerala. Only problem is I have to bring them here and that is gonna take sometime.
Now, about the restoration. I did it at my friend's garage. He is techie and a Yezdi expert. Kept the bike there. As I said earlier the engine was butter smooth. Didn't have much work there. Just got the gear fixed with Satalkar, he is a old hand, slow, but good. Sat with him for nearly a day and he fixed it. Painting and chroming was done by my friend's mech. Didn't let the mech keep the bike, can't trust any of them these days. They might take off and mount cheap parts!!! It has happened to a friend's Jawa.
Now, the only thing left is to put a battery and the Jikov carb sent by Indrojit Sircar. Hopefully, will do these tasks tomorrow and the bike will be ready to rock and roll!!!

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Here are some pics of the Jikov carb. It needs to be cleaned. Thanks to Mr Sircar again!!!
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Hi Leepower,

That's a beautiful restoration of a bike from the yesteryears. I have personally never ridden a yezdi, but I love the sheer sound of the 2 stroke engine of a 250 cc yezdi. I happened to see a lot of them back in Kerala where people used to get them restored. Just wanted to know, how much did it cost you, what is the usual FE of the bike and how is the overall ride quality (as compared to a Royal Enfield Bullet).
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It didn't cost me much, under 30K, excluding the cost of buying the bike. Most money went for spares cos I was buying them in bulk. Now, I have three sets of MRF 3.25 16 inch tyres, three pistons, two Pacao (is the spelling correct???) carbs etc, etc...
I have never checked her FE, like I never check my Bullet's FE. But my friend says she gives around 30 km per litre. I know of roadkings which give FE of around 35-40 which is considered very good!!! And I have personally seen a Jawa running on kerosene!!!
Yezdi is not a city bike. Compared to them, Bullets are a breeze to ride in city traffic, thanks to the neutral finder.
Finding the neutral before stopping is a real pain. May be it's just cos I have only been driving her for two months or so... Then if the bike stalls in the traffic, kickstarting it while sitting is a real toughie for me, I am 6 feet and have to stand up to kick start it!!!
But she never heats up like my Bull is neck to neck traffic and on open roads she rules.
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Good whats the price of dunlop ones in pune?
Renovating the bike at your friends place was a good call.
Getting the gear fixed at Bhaus (satalkar) place was a smart move as he is the best in business.
IPL pistons are easily available i also have stocked a dozen may be for my bikes of all sizes you never know when u require them.
If the Jikov (SBD2969) carb is used one; if yes please check for the slide as there may be a play in it also never forget to switch off the petrol cock when not in use as this carb is prone to flooding.

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