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Old 5th May 2014, 12:37   #91
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That's cryptic to say the least. Could you please elaborate what you meant in this context.
I should have been more specific. I meant that the bullets were in Production, so the spares, avalibility, quality, Mechanics, everything is good. Whereas the Yezdi`s.. Nothing is available, Very few mechanics are available, spares are not freely available, even if we get them, it is just a compromise on the quality, Mechanics taking 4 months to complete a paint job on a Yezdi.
I use my bike daily, and dont face any issues..
Bullets have an advantage over yezdis.
I have a friend who was very much adamant on getting MRF Front tyres, i told him i am going in for ceat as MRF is not available, but he said let me wait for MRF tyres to come. It never happened and not sure what he is doing now.

am i beating around the bush? or sensible enough?
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am i beating around the bush? or sensible enough?
There was absolutely no question of beating around the bush, its just that I could not comprehend what you intended in the very laconic reply of yours!
Sad to hear that a paint job on a Y took four months, that definitely is not down to the lack of available parts, is it? I did have a torrid time sourcing the spares when mine was being rebuilt.
Speaking of tyres, there's a dearth of 32516 Ceat/MRF tyres in Bangalore and the dealers having them are quoting insane prices of ~3-4k INR
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I dont go to mechanic for a paint job, all i do is remove the parts myself, then take it to a painter, do the work, and ask my mech to fix them. He does that in max 2 days..

Also for the tyres what do i do???? i have upgraded my tyres to 18 inches. so I am good. easily available, and variety of tyres available from 2K to 12K
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My younger brother would disagree on that point about the Yezdi/Jawa being an easier vehicle to maintain because each time he left it standing for a while (couple of weeks and at times a few months) and then came back later to start it, it would invariably have to go to a mechanic first and involve the emptying of wallet in the ritual
I beg to disagree on the point. I had a couple of Jawa (1971 & 1972) which I would start on Ayudha pooja, run it for a couple of kms and would go back to hibernation till next year. Never I had the problem of starting on these beasts. A gentle pumping action and a kick, these would roar back to life.
Yes the availability of genuine parts is an issue today, but the bike do not require any maintenance as a modern day bike would need.
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I totally agree on your point UNK9JA. and i never face this problem because i use it daily.
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I beg to disagree on the point. I had a couple of Jawa (1971 & 1972) which I would start on Ayudha pooja, run it for a couple of kms and would go back to hibernation till next year. Never I had the problem of starting on these beasts. A gentle pumping action and a kick, these would roar back to life.
Yes the availability of genuine parts is an issue today, but the bike do not require any maintenance as a modern day bike would need.

Normally if i need to hibernate it i add more oil to the tank and rev it till it smokes itself to a stall, also disconnect the battery. A technique I used to use between college semesters when i visited home.
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A recently restored Yezdi.
We started off with this bike:

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Which after restoration turned out to be like this

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Bought a Jawa last week as well which might replace Yezdi soon.

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do you have that carrier? and how can i get the front tyre mount from you?

The bike looks good.
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do you have that carrier? and how can i get the front tyre mount from you?

The bike looks good.
Dear Srini,
I will have to check whether carrier is still available with my mechanic, if its available than i will ship it to you.
I am getting this bike to Poona soon (may be in a month), i will take picture of mount and share.
to fit spare tyre you need to make curve in front mudguard to avoid scratches/dents (refer pic of bike) during wheel travel. if possible, i will ask my mech at Allahabad to fabricate a mount and ship to you.

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So nice of you shubendra, i have been following you jeep build. I have a MM540 too.
Let me know once you check if you have the carrier and the plates.
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Dear Srini,
I will have to check whether carrier is still available with my mechanic, if its available than i will ship it to you.

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Sir,
The bike does look pretty cool but are those new tires?
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Sir,
The bike does look pretty cool but are those new tires?
I am not sir
no, those tyres were taken off from another bike, i couldn't find MRF tyres while restoration. They have 60% tread life remaining. Planning to replace with MRF as and when i get them at REASONABLE price.

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I am not sir
no, those tyres were taken off from another bike, i couldn't find MRF tyres while restoration. They have 60% tread life remaining. Planning to replace with MRF as and when i get them at REASONABLE price.

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your statement is a self contradictory one:
1. Will replace them with MRF.,
2.Reasonable price. not even 1 is possible out of this.
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1. Will replace them with MRF.,
2.Reasonable price. not even 1 is possible out of this.
Why, because MRFs are not available anymore ? or because they are available for steep price ?

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Why, because MRFs are not available anymore ? or because they are available for steep price ?

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i totally agree with you. Even old MRF`s cost a lot now adays, and they are not so worthy. I am not sure if dunlop new stock is available in bangalore.
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