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Old 4th October 2016, 15:15   #61
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Update: Bike Sold

Sold it to an ex-colleague, and another RX is on the way home
Man You are bonkers, RXZ?

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Marvellous work Mr.Boss !
I'm planning to redo my RXG on the same line on its 20th anniversary in this month end. Can you kindly provide any contacts which did the great job for you.
Ill be grateful, as I'm struggling to get hold of reliable hands in Chennai.
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Marvellous work Mr.Boss
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I'm planning to redo my RXG on the same line on its 20th anniversary in this month end. Can you kindly provide any contacts which did the great job for you.
Ill be grateful, as I'm struggling to get hold of reliable hands in Chennai
All the best for your restoration job.
Ping me once you get access to PM, I stay on out skirts of the city and my mechanic is close to my residence. He does the job pretty well.
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I'm planning to redo my RXG on the same line on its 20th anniversary in this month end. Can you kindly provide any contacts which did the great job for you.
It's done
As promised / committed, in terms of QCT (Quality, Cost and Time)

From this
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to this
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Stock RXG except for the sticker theme (owner's choice)

Nice meeting you coolspeed and we are glad that we could meet all your expectations.

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Thanks Mr.Boss. You and your team have been simply awesome, passionate and professional. My longtime wish fulfilled to my fullest satisfaction!
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Hey Guys,
I have a '96 RXG and have been planning a restoration for quite some time now. The bike does not get used much - its average weekly running is around 50 - 60 kms. This will increase a bit now that I have sold my SZ-R.
Spoke to my mechanic and he said that a full restoration would cost me upwards of 40k!
I stay in Pune, have a couple of questions here.
1. is the quoted price correct?
2. does it make sense to have the bike restored? I have it with me since 2009, the RC expired in 2011 and I haven't gotten it renewed
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1. is the quoted price correct?
2. does it make sense to have the bike restored?
1. YES, if it is a proper restoration rather than a cosmetic upgrade only
2. It's personal choice
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1. YES, if it is a proper restoration rather than a cosmetic upgrade only
2. It's personal choice
Could you please elaborate a bit on the 'proper restoration' part. This is the current state of the bike (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3937146 (The Yamaha 'RX' Thread (with pics)))
1. I got a new block (second hand of course) installed last year, it was already bored once when I got it installed. Piston is also new.
2. The electrical wiring / system is pretty bad - Only the headlights are in working condition, the indicators light up dimly and make a funny buzzing sound; Moreover, the battery does not charge properly
3. Clutch seems to be in pretty good shape, all the cables are new.
4. The fuel tank had developed a leak a long time ago - this was fixed using 'mseal' since welding was not an option
5. Forks and springs are in decent shape - I want to stick to the original parts, dont plan to swap them for newer ones
6. The silencer was de-carburized around a year and a half ago. Currently it has developed a slight rattle - something has come loose inside it
7. Tyres are in decent shape - they would be close to 5 years old
8. Oil pump not working - dont want to get it fixed, am happy with the safe option of mixing oil with petrol
9. Instrument cluster does not work at all
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Could you please elaborate a bit on the 'proper restoration' part.
Taking care by all means to keep the machine mechanically perfect than cosmetic upgrade.

Going by your post you mean to say the bike is already mechanically fit (except for few items like oil pump) and needs only electrical and cosmetic upgrade. If you leave the engine, transmission and tires untouched, rest (painting, plating, few cosmetic parts, electrical itmes, etc) should cost you less than 30k.

Fuel tank leak can be repaired, but if the inside is rusted better to go for a brand new tank.
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1. I got a new block (second hand of course) installed last year, it was already bored once when I got it installed. Piston is also new.
2. The electrical wiring / system is pretty bad - Only the headlights are in working condition, the indicators light up dimly and make a funny buzzing sound; Moreover, the battery does not charge properly
3. Clutch seems to be in pretty good shape, all the cables are new.
4. The fuel tank had developed a leak a long time ago - this was fixed using 'mseal' since welding was not an option
5. Forks and springs are in decent shape - I want to stick to the original parts, dont plan to swap them for newer ones
6. The silencer was de-carburized around a year and a half ago. Currently it has developed a slight rattle - something has come loose inside it
7. Tyres are in decent shape - they would be close to 5 years old
8. Oil pump not working - dont want to get it fixed, am happy with the safe option of mixing oil with petrol
9. Instrument cluster does not work at all
1. How was the condition of crank and connecting rod when you rebored last time? If you are unsure, check and calibrate if required (along with a set of bearings)
2. If the coils & RR unit are good, rest you need is only the harness, switch assembly, and all bulbs and sockets. It should cost less than 2k
4. Get them welded properly. If the tank inside is rust free (or marginally rusted) go for repairing it. Else get a new tank instead.
6. If you are planning to rechrome it, decarb will be necessary again.
9. Less than 1k for the complete instrument cluster
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1. How was the condition of crank and connecting rod when you rebored last time? If you are unsure, check and calibrate if required (along with a set of bearings)
Back when I got the head and piston changed, my mechanic said that the crank and connecting rod were in pretty good shape. I don't foresee any work to be done on the engine for the time being.

Thanks for the info on the rest of the parts.
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