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Old 21st August 2013, 11:34   #31
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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.
True! You can check out my ride during her glory days in 'My Garage'!
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Amazing story there. Read it in one go. And your RD looks really sweet. I am almost done with my RD restoration, and having had her for 10 years, can totally relate to what you have written. Ride safe! Never part with her.

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True! You can check out my ride during her glory days in 'My Garage'!
Which chambers are those? I'd gotten my fenders painted body color when it moved to black.

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Dear MindSpeeDs

Amazing story there. Read it in one go. And your RD looks really sweet. I am almost done with my RD restoration, and having had her for 10 years, can totally relate to what you have written. Ride safe! Never part with her.

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Thanks! Can't wait to read your restoration details. Who is doing it?
Nah, will never ever part. Don't mind picking one more though
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Thanks! Can't wait to read your restoration details. Who is doing it?
Nah, will never ever part. Don't mind picking one more though
I don't think any RD owner will mind picking one or two more. I had four at one point in time. It's a disease.

My restoration is being done by my trusty old mechanic in my home-town in Kerala. I get the parts, he does the rest.
It has been on for the past 6 - 7 months. Hopefully, will have a story to write by next month. Almost there.

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I don't think any RD owner will mind picking one or two more. I had four at one point in time. It's a disease.

My restoration is being done by my trusty old mechanic in my home-town in Kerala. I get the parts, he does the rest.
It has been on for the past 6 - 7 months. Hopefully, will have a story to write by next month. Almost there.

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Whoa, four! I know a guy in the US that is quite a bit into biking and has a total of 20+ bikes. Midst his superbikes, tourers, dirt bikes he has three RDs and he loves them quite a bit.
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Which chambers are those? I'd gotten my fenders painted body color when it moved to black.
Those chambers are from a LC RD, have a good mid range and awesome roar at full flow. Will try to source better pics!

Edit: Managed a couple of pics from the forum itself!

More at this link: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...age-4-a-4.html (Small RD 350 meet! EDIT: NEW pics on page 4 !!)
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MindSpeeds if i am not wrong this bike has came for Bangalore RD club monthly sometimes back, I think December 2012 or Jan 2013 meet.
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Those chambers are from a LC RD, have a good mid range and awesome roar at full flow. Will try to source better pics!
Are the wheels golden or does it seem so in the pics? Ported?

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MindSpeeds if i am not wrong this bike has came for Bangalore RD club monthly sometimes back, I think December 2012 or Jan 2013 meet.
Yes. Antony had taken it. Was before I got the bike back home. Was not what she currently is!
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Are the wheels golden or does it seem so in the pics? Ported?
Yup, the wheel are indeed golden but in a matte finish, was some kind of fancy name for the coating, don't remember it though. The plating is still intact since the past 8 years! And no porting done.
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that is such an inspirational story
what a neat RD it turned out to be. superb!!!!

i used to own a RD when i was living in hyd.
i used to know a jagdeesh who was a die hard Rd fanatic. i wonder if its the same jaggu!!!! does he live in or near ameerpet area. iv have lost contact ith so may when i moved out of india.

someday when i am back in hyd i would really like to meet you and see your bike.
and would like to own an RD like yours. hopefuly u could help me with a build.
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Yup, the wheel are indeed golden but in a matte finish, was some kind of fancy name for the coating, don't remember it though. The plating is still intact since the past 8 years! And no porting done.
8 years is quite a bit. Stock LCs in some countries were 63 horses! That speaks a lot for the pipes too. Does the stock Indian RD benefit much from the pipes though?

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that is such an inspirational story
what a neat RD it turned out to be. superb!!!!

i used to own a RD when i was living in hyd.
i used to know a jagdeesh who was a die hard Rd fanatic. i wonder if its the same jaggu!!!! does he live in or near ameerpet area. iv have lost contact ith so may when i moved out of india.

someday when i am back in hyd i would really like to meet you and see your bike.
and would like to own an RD like yours. hopefuly u could help me with a build.
Thanks!

Could be the same guy. He doesn't live there but probably lived there. Will check with him.
Sure thing! Seems like investing in RD parts offers more returns these days. The $$ has gone up like crazy and that makes it so much more expensive almost overnight!
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Just few months back I was out looking for a RD myself, dreaming of blasting down the streets in a cloud of smoke! And now I come here to see this beauty. Hearty congratulations on getting it up and running.

Would be such a sight to just have a look around the bike!

PS :- Did you get all the chrome work done here in Hyderabad itself? If so, could you kindly point me to the right place?
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8 years is quite a bit. Stock LCs in some countries were 63 horses! That speaks a lot for the pipes too. Does the stock Indian RD benefit much from the pipes though?



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Could be the same guy. He doesn't live there but probably lived there. Will check with him.
Sure thing! Seems like investing in RD parts offers more returns these days. The $$ has gone up like crazy and that makes it so much more expensive almost overnight!
if u do ask him tell him adil with the pearl white rd350 with the rd125 tank
i bought some R5 barrels from ebay 5 years ago took it hyd and left it there
are these of any use!!!
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Great job. Myself Being a owner of the RD can completely understand your agony as there have been times when the bike was neglected by me too. Waiting for monsoon to get over and I will be getting my bike in top shape too. Your article has indeed instill a reason now.
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chrome work done here in Hyderabad itself? If so, could you kindly point me to the right place?
Thanks! Yes, was done in Hyd. Have no contact number but know the location (MG Road).

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if u do ask him tell him adil with the pearl white rd350 with the rd125 tank
i bought some R5 barrels from ebay 5 years ago took it hyd and left it there
are these of any use!!!
Did you sell the bike or was it stolen :P? he has an RD in that color. Changed the color now.
Nah. Just let me know where to collect them from!

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Great job. Myself Being a owner of the RD can completely understand your agony as there have been times when the bike was neglected by me too. Waiting for monsoon to get over and I will be getting my bike in top shape too. Your article has indeed instill a reason now.
Thanks! Good to know that you would be getting your bike back in shape. Seems like quite a few RD threads would be coming up on tbhp soon.
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