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Old 15th May 2012, 16:22   #16
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Thanks. The other bike (2nd picture) has an expansion chamber. Is that a Spec II? If yes, wanted to know if the performance difference from stock silencer is noticeable.
No yaar they are not specII they are some locally made chambers and just make noise..i posted that picture as thats how it came to my hands...change from that to the US spec stock silencers was much better than the jetting not being proper with the chambers the sleeved engine already had multiple seizures...

If you want to go for chambers then it should be done by someone who knows the port duration of the barrels you are running in your bike.
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Hi Jay,

Nice work mate. I will hunt for that handle lock for sure once im back in action. [i'm down with an eye injury since last month]. I didn't ask my friends who travel to cochin to do it just because they are total noobs. They cant distinguish between an RD & RX . Ohh yes, they do ride splendors & passions. The one on my RD is short in length compared to the ones available in market these days. And its been working brilliantly for the past 3-4 years. Please wait till i get a chance to go, check and buy it personally..
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No yaar they are not specII they are some locally made chambers and just make noise..i posted that picture as thats how it came to my hands...change from that to the US spec stock silencers was much better than the jetting not being proper with the chambers the sleeved engine already had multiple seizures...

If you want to go for chambers then it should be done by someone who knows the port duration of the barrels you are running in your bike.
They look just like spec ones I'd come across. I am tempted to go for either the spec ii or the ridiculously expensive motocarrera. Maybe I will just go with the stock ones that I already have.
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Hi Jay,

Nice work mate. I will hunt for that handle lock for sure once im back in action. [i'm down with an eye injury since last month]. I didn't ask my friends who travel to cochin to do it just because they are total noobs. They cant distinguish between an RD & RX . Ohh yes, they do ride splendors & passions. The one on my RD is short in length compared to the ones available in market these days. And its been working brilliantly for the past 3-4 years. Please wait till i get a chance to go, check and buy it personally..
Hi Arun,

thank you very much get well soon and then we can sort out the lock thing...no hurries...keep in touch and take care
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Old 17th May 2012, 11:54   #20
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Awesome looking bike, can really see the attention to detail, hats off again, hope to see your bike in the next RD meet in Airlines.
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What a beauty! Takes me back to the Eighties. My cousin owned one of these (still does.) I still remember the scream of the engine. it was very difficult to ride that bike like a gentleman. It brought out the hooligan in me. Enjoy your ride and ride safe!
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Superb!! The fit & finish is excellent. Let's have more high-res pics please.

When we were in high school/college we used to ogle at these beauties. Even in 1997-1999 (last years in school when we used to ogle ) there were not many left on the road worth looking at. In Pune there were very few properly maintained pieces remaining. Us students felt that in those days, every man worth his salt had to have one of these. Or the RX100. The insane acceleration at signals when the red lights changed to green was enough to give a high.

Pity that pollution norms killed these two bikes. The RX135 was a feeble attempt by Yamaha, somehow it never striked a chord with your heart in a way RX100 or the RD350 did.
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My dream bike. Good to see someone put in so much effort on a classic. Truly a great job done.

Had a doubt.. is the headlamp assembly an original RD unit or is it an RX unit?
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Wow ! Its indeed a beauty, Congratulations for reviving the 2 stroker

What was the cost of the chasis ? How much did you spend on restoration job ?
Did you complete the run-in period ?
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Congrats buddy. the bike is a stunner. though i was initially confused with the fairing and all
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My dream bike. Good to see someone put in so much effort on a classic. Truly a great job done.

Had a doubt.. is the headlamp assembly an original RD unit or is it an RX unit?
Its the OE unit and koito beam only earlier in the bike it had a yezdi dome and bucket unit and since i changed it to OE from that it looks a bit smaller.

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Wow ! Its indeed a beauty, Congratulations for reviving the 2 stroker

What was the cost of the chasis ? How much did you spend on restoration job ?
Did you complete the run-in period ?
thank you i completed the running in i would have spent around close to around 1.5L incl engine rebuild, front end and cosmetics
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thank you i completed the running in i would have spent around close to around 1.5L incl engine rebuild, front end and cosmetics
Jay,
Congratulations on the bike rebuild, looks very well planned. The front discs are simply too good compared to the standard US Discs. Would you be using Wiseco Pistons or running on the Original ART?
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Wow its indeed beautiful..

Congratulations and drive safe
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Congratulations on the bike rebuild, looks very well planned. The front discs are simply too good compared to the standard US Discs. Would you be using Wiseco Pistons or running on the Original ART?
Hi am using the 320mm Ducati rotors...and the bike is running with ProX pistons...
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Thank you
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Hi am using the 320mm Ducati rotors...and the bike is running with ProX pistons...

Thank you
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Would there be any maths you did before arriving at the 320 MM size or was it a simple case of you liking them and getting them fitted
Apologies if am asking you lot of question. But am sure this would be a 4 pot disc you have put in and will be very very effective if all the pressures are to optimal level.
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