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Old 2nd December 2013, 12:45   #16
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Friends, there are few dents in the silencer. Is there any way to get them corrected?
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Can you please post some photos with the dents highlighted?
Depends on where exactly you have the dents. If you have dents near the rear stinger then it will be hard to even them out. If they are in the initial parts of the silencer or technically called the mid cone you can have them sorted out.

All the best, looks like you are going full pace.

If you need the bore kit let me know will PM you his contact details.
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Aargee, very useful post there. I have an RD, an RX and a Z. I am paranoid about parts availability in the future and I am stocking up as much as I can.

But to be frank, even my running does not cross 5000 km every year. I am not sure if you have considered the 4 oversizes in the 80000 km estimate. But considering that, I think a genuine can last much longer (provided we stock up genuine piston kits) - may be 1,50,000 km.

May be I need not be so paranoid after all. I take good care of my bikes and ride very sanely. Thanks!
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With regards to hoarding of spares, i think hoarding body line items which when obtained at a leisurely pace is fine enough. Engine parts should not be a problem as am sure you will get very good hi-quality replacement parts. Especially for the RD you get good quality aftermarket stuff which are better when compared to OEM.
EX: Wiseco Pistons, Vesrah Packing Kit, EBC Disc Brake Pads, HV Cycle replacement cables.
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Can you please post some photos with the dents highlighted?
Depends on where exactly you have the dents.

All the best, looks like you are going full pace.

If you need the bore kit let me know will PM you his contact details.
Thanks mate. I don't have the snap right, will post tonight. There are 2 dents in the rear end and 1 in the middle.

Sent you a PM for bore kit (although I'm not looking to change the bore kit for this bike, it will be useful for my other bike)

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Appreciate your suggestion on Option 2 in my initial post.
No need to have 3rd or a standby parts donor bike; just have one Rx & spend your time maintaining it. It's like having a Wife & Mistress thinking you'll have a mistress if you Wife gives up, but the fact is, Wife never gives up & mistress doesn't listen either. And you'll keep waiting for that day to happen

Point is, it's extremely hard to maintain when you've multiple vehicles. Just have one bike & maintain it to mint.
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Can someone please help me sourcing the lock set with complete steel keys (not the one with Plastic head) For past 2 day I'm running around all the dealers around Tambaram but couldn't find one. I was informed that the full steel key type lock set supply was stopped long back (around a year ago)
Yet to check in G.P Road, but before going there if I could find some pointers it would be better.
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Old 3rd December 2013, 11:02   #22
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Experts, need your advice. (please don't kick me after reading this question)

I wish to increase the acceleration without compromising the top speed.
Calculator inside my mind said go with RX100 sprocket (15/39 instead of stock RXG spec 15/37) This increases the drive ration by 5.43%
Now the calculator made some stupid calculations and said chain the 4th gear ratio same as 5th gear in 5 speed GB spec (22/24 instead of 23/23)

Will this workout?
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Can someone please help me sourcing the lock set with complete steel keys (not the one with Plastic head)
Yet to check in G.P Road, but before going there if I could find some pointers it would be better.
just a thought, take a plastic covered key and remove the plastic. i assume that there is metal inside the plastic.

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just a thought, take a plastic covered key and remove the plastic. i assume that there is metal inside the plastic.
Tried this already with my old set of keys. Only a portion of metal area is inserted into the plastic top.
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I wish to increase the acceleration without compromising the top speed.
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A simple thought, why don't you advance the exhaust by a few degrees? You will gain a smooth power delivery, no jerky output and without doubt a slight pep up in the top speed without compromising on the Acceleration or Mid Range speed?

Only down thingy would be that the engine life will be compromised by 10-15% based on how much you advance it.
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Only down thingy would be that the engine life will be compromised by 10-15% based on how much you advance it.
And cold engine starting trouble
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A simple thought, why don't you advance the exhaust by a few degrees?
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And cold engine starting trouble
Neither am I nor my Mechanic is expert in this area. So I will keep off from this modification and have the bike in stock condition.
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So I will keep off from this modification and have the bike in stock condition.
Exactly my point & that is why I kept saying, BRING IT TO STOCK before you touch anything on performance, be it even using a AM air filter or even upsizing your tire!! If you don't bring to stock, you cannot measure your performance increase & if you cannot measure the improvement, you tend to think what you've done has yielded better until someone on stock does the same or even better
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Mr. Boss, go with the plastic head key lock set. I understand the aestheic value however, the steel keys lock set were out of production from 2007 last heard and few selling old stock in the web for at least 4 times.
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Mr. Boss, go with the plastic head key lock set. I understand the aestheic value however, the steel keys lock set were out of production from 2007 last heard and few selling old stock in the web for at least 4 times.
Hi, got the full steel key type lock set on Saturday (from GP Road)
That was the last piece available.
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