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Old 16th August 2013, 14:34   #16
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Thanks! That's one of BMWs shade of blue. Love it.
Sigh..rear set has another story. A friend and I picked a set each. He tries to install and figures out it can't be and sells his. Asks me to sell mine too. Sold it to a guy in Denmark and then check with Doug. He says he has spacers and brackets for an additional which will fit our RDs just fine. Picked up a couple more sets. Dumb! Isn't it
Hahaa! Hardly anything on such a build will be straight forward eh. so the brake pedal of the rear sets sits on the RD's OE knurled shaft? The actuating brake arm is OE RDs? Sorry to pick your brains so much. What about the gear shifter? Straight forward plug and play on the OE gear shaft?

Also, why rear sets for a stock seating position (seat and handle bar)? Is it comfy that way?

The front end is sweet. Adrian is also running the same set up right? Do you know anyone who has gone and put "dix" brake for the rear? Ideally on an 18inch spoked rim.

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Hahaa! Hardly anything on such a build will be straight forward eh. so the brake pedal of the rear sets sits on the RD's OE knurled shaft? The actuating brake arm is OE RDs? Sorry to pick your brains so much. What about the gear shifter? Straight forward plug and play on the OE gear shaft?

Also, why rear sets for a stock seating position (seat and handle bar)? Is it comfy that way?

The front end is sweet. Adrian is also running the same set up right? Do you know anyone who has gone and put "dix" brake for the rear?

Cheers!
I will let the pictures do the talking! There will be some waiting involved though More or less straight forward so long as you have the installation diagram.
Maybe make it a cafe racer later :P. Honestly, I went for them because of the looks. I need to sit a bit behind so as to get into a slightly comfy position. Tough for the pillion.
Adrian has some Yam front end mine is the P220. His bike's turning radius is a bit more though.

No. But do let me know if you come across!
Engine braking is what works mostly for my bike. Rear brakes are as good as not working, front is good but don't work when it hits the power band because the wheel is up most times!
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Old 16th August 2013, 18:02   #18
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Sweet looking bike!! Should've stolen it for a spin when Anto was busy looking at my bike!! Adman and Jags seem to have their 'reach' everywhere!! hehehee!!
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Sweet looking bike!! Should've stolen it for a spin when Anto was busy looking at my bike!! Adman and Jags seem to have their 'reach' everywhere!! hehehee!!
You wouldn't have enjoyed the ride then . Which one is yours? Oh yeah, they are omnipresent
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That is one good looking bike. Excellent choice of color. The bike looks as though it has just rolled off the assembly line

This is what is called 'Showroom Condition'

Good job Bro
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The silver-blue TMD 379. Currently on a "strip it apart-clean/replace it-fix it back-spit polish rebuild".
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That is one good looking bike. Excellent choice of color. The bike looks as though it has just rolled off the assembly line

This is what is called 'Showroom Condition'

Good job Bro
Thanks! This is a pic on our way back to Hyd. A few hundred kms from Bang. The pipes had a nice mildly golden glow.

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The silver-blue TMD 379. Currently on a "strip it apart-clean/replace it-fix it back-spit polish rebuild".
Ah! The works. Should take a month or two?
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What a resurrection and what a write up. Precise but yet kept me stuck till the end. By the way the bike looks as if rolling out of the assembly line. Very nice job indeed. The delay was surely well paid off and the color choice is also brilliant. But haven't you thought of putting body stickers, the std RD sticker kit is pretty neat adds that character to the bike.
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What a resurrection and what a write up. Precise but yet kept me stuck till the end. By the way the bike looks as if rolling out of the assembly line. Very nice job indeed. The delay was surely well paid off and the color choice is also brilliant. But haven't you thought of putting body stickers, the std RD sticker kit is pretty neat adds that character to the bike.
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Sometimes I feel like going for the decals and then again not able to decide if i like it this way better. Maybe a deeper shade of silver grey on this color should look good.
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Sometimes I feel like going for the decals and then again not able to decide if i like it this way better. Maybe a deeper shade of silver grey on this color should look good.
I think metal grey shade will look brilliant.There are quite a number or examples in the same shade on facebook Rd club. You can surely check and decide.
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Sometimes I feel like going for the decals and then again not able to decide if i like it this way better. Maybe a deeper shade of silver grey on this color should look good.
Hi nice work on the bike, i had a similar shade done on my RD back in 2000, went for YAMAHA written in plain white letters on the tank and it looked good. Decals may spoil the look
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Goodness gracious! I have seen my share of restored RDs and ridden quite a few of them. But never have come across such a droolworthy piece. Still salivating. Specially at the chromed chamber. You just woke up my dormant dream of owning one!
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I think metal grey shade will look brilliant.There are quite a number or examples in the same shade on facebook Rd club. You can surely check and decide.
It has to be that shade or nothing

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Hi nice work on the bike, i had a similar shade done on my RD back in 2000, went for YAMAHA written in plain white letters on the tank and it looked good. Decals may spoil the look
I'd even thought just the yamaha logo gel stickers. I do quite like Yamaha written instead of decals. Probably will either the gel stickers or YAMAHA. Maybe, both?

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Goodness gracious! I have seen my share of restored RDs and ridden quite a few of them. But never have come across such a droolworthy piece. Still salivating. Specially at the chromed chamber. You just woke up my dormant dream of owning one!
Thanks! Time for you to go get one! One of the top ten bikes of the century, definitely should be a part of an avid biker's collection!
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Wow! Thats one awesome rollercoaster build. My Red Devil is also lying unused since the past 2 , maybe 3 years :(

Need to get up and do something about it, hard to find good trustworthy mechanincs in Mumbai/Thane.

Ride Safe!
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Wow! Thats one awesome rollercoaster build. My Red Devil is also lying unused since the past 2 , maybe 3 years :(

Need to get up and do something about it, hard to find good trustworthy mechanincs in Mumbai/Thane.

Ride Safe!
Thanks! Trustworthy mechanics for an RD - tough ask anywhere in India. Glad that bangalore has a few. You might want to consider getting it done there.
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