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Old 6th September 2013, 09:43   #61
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The rear footpegs need to be modified for the installation, was not a very clean job. About the baffles, am baffled , they came with the exhausts, no idea about the details!!
No exhaust leak, right? Good for you! One option is spanking new (you heard me right!) with the baffles for $600 and other is used but in good condition without for $300.
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No exhaust leak, right? Good for you! One option is spanking new (you heard me right!) with the baffles for $600 and other is used but in good condition without for $300.
Yes, No exhaust leak! WOW, I would advice the brand new one's if budget is not a constraint as there is a slight tone difference in my exhaust note. The LHS has more treble and the RHS has more Bass.
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Yes, No exhaust leak! WOW, I would advice the brand new one's if budget is not a constraint as there is a slight tone difference in my exhaust note. The LHS has more treble and the RHS has more Bass.
Can get nice chambers for that monies too.
So one has to be in the middle for the bass and treble to sound right :P
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R5s are known for better top end than the RDs even when done on an RD setup. Not going to be easy and will involve a bit more. Heard that the jetting can be reasonably easy though.
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Am not quite convinced that by a mere jetting that vehicle would be better off. R5 actually came with Piston Ports which were a step behind the reed valve step. The R5 came with a stock jetting of 125-135 compared to the RD's of 150-160 (US Specs). Indian RD came with even lesser Jets for the mileage conscious community we were.
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Beautiful restoration MindSpeeDs! It is very evident that lots of time, effort and moolah has gone into the bike and the end result is just too good.

Loved those chambers. And the crank is drool-worthy too. Ride safe!
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Mate,
Am not quite convinced that by a mere jetting that vehicle would be better off. R5 actually came with Piston Ports which were a step behind the reed valve step. The R5 came with a stock jetting of 125-135 compared to the RD's of 150-160 (US Specs). Indian RD came with even lesser Jets for the mileage conscious community we were.
Oops! I've not been clear. Yes, am aware of the piston ports/reed valve. setup difference between the R5 and RD. People have successfully used the RD barrels on the R5 and the vice versa too. Not an easy setup for sure but possible and with happy endings

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Beautiful restoration MindSpeeDs! It is very evident that lots of time, effort and moolah has gone into the bike and the end result is just too good.

Loved those chambers. And the crank is drool-worthy too. Ride safe!
Thanks! Crank and chambers - got the looks and are very good performers!
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A proof of what love makes you do
Superb stuff, and a neatly executed job. I just loved the matte black finish on the transmission case. The chrome twin exhausts looks damn macho on the 350. Wish today's bikes had this character and charisma
Anyways, I'm sure your 350 must be a hoot to ride now.
As your story goes regarding the RD350 since your childhood, the same story goes for me regarding the S10, since my childhood. First loves never die right?
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A proof of what love makes you do
Superb stuff, and a neatly executed job. I just loved the matte black finish on the transmission case. The chrome twin exhausts looks damn macho on the 350. Wish today's bikes had this character and charisma
Anyways, I'm sure your 350 must be a hoot to ride now.
As your story goes regarding the RD350 since your childhood, the same story goes for me regarding the S10, since my childhood. First loves never die right?
Thanks! Yeah, love and passion. Even I quite like the end result. A head turner with looks and performance.
Lovely to ride - loves the power band.

That's a sweet S10 you have. You bet!
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Great restoration! Please could you let me know how to contact your mechanic in Hyderabad? I recently acquired a nice HT, but haven't found anyone reliable here so far. Thanks.
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Great restoration! Please could you let me know how to contact your mechanic in Hyderabad? I recently acquired a nice HT, but haven't found anyone reliable here so far. Thanks.
Thanks, I saw this message only today. Will PM you the contact details.
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Would be amazing to hear em pipes at idle and in motion. Did you do anything new on the paint front? I think looked smashing in blue.
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