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Old 6th March 2014, 11:40   #16
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My God!!! I'm not sarcastic. If you've learned from me, it doesn't mean, I can be right all the time or I've all the knowledge.

I'm only asking you to understand as how does that black powder coating contains the heat more compared to the stock finishing. Pls help.
I never meant you being sarcastic sir !!

Ok well there are 2 ideologies behind the opinion I posted. There is and will always be a debate about it.

1. Powdercoating is afterall just a different method of applying paint. The resin used in powdercoating differs in quality and it definitely is a good insulator of heat. Hence the heat does get trapped within the bore which, in my opinion and understanding, isn't a good idea to have an insulator over the part that's supposed to vent out heat.

2. I fully understand that many of the production bikes use powdercoating on the entire engine. They have their own R&D which surely must have a logic behind it and they use the best possible materials and components for the same.

Out of the above 2 I chose to believe 1, hence I gave my opinion. Of course, i have zero scientific evidence at all to back that up.

I may be wrong though and there is no intention to challenge your bonafide aargee sir. Infact when I was rebuilding my bike you have really given me good advices in my threads and pms.
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Confused!! Which color should I go with?
1) Blue - matching the body color
2) Silver - matching the YAMAHA & YEIS stickers

1998 Yamaha RX135 Restoration completed : Now, 5 speed converted!-s.jpg
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Confused!! Which color should I go with?
2) Silver - matching the YAMAHA & YEIS stickers
I would say stick to the original shade and get it powder coated. Usually paint flakes after a certain period of time.
I had recently restored my Yam 135 5 speed, here's a pic.

1998 Yamaha RX135 Restoration completed : Now, 5 speed converted!-imag1605-large.jpg

The bike was languishing at my parents place for a real long time(about 7 years) since I wasn't using it. One fine day it dawned on me that I should start riding again and it went in for a restoration.
After I was done with the restoration I was back at square one. The bike looked too small for me and I hardly was using it.Sold it for a princely amount to an old school two stroke junkie.
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Hi rjstyles69,

Could you pass on the mechanic info you had used for your bikes restoration? Planning for my 4-speed RX135 restoration this year.

Thanks
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Hi rjstyles69,

Could you pass on the mechanic info you had used for your bikes restoration? Planning for my 4-speed RX135 restoration this year.

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Sure man. When you are ready to drop off the bike let me know, I will take you to my mech' and help you with it. My only advise please make a list of parts that you would need and pick them up first. From what I have seen, bikes usually languish at the garage is for the lack of spares. So stock them up first.

My experience, I had a real tough time trying to source the t-stem and the oil pump for my RX 135 5-speed.
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I had recently restored my Yam 135 5 speed, here's a pic.
That's good looking, eye candy.

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I had a real tough time trying to source the t-stem and the oil pump for my RX 135 5-speed.
Can you please share the price of Oil pump?
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Can you please share the price of Oil pump?
Don't exactly remember man, my mech sourced it for me and I think I paid something around 1500 Rs.
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Added a helmet lock from HH Passion (will replace with original RX lock once I get them)

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Got the original silencer plated.
Will be fixing it this weekend (the only pending job in this bike)

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Thats a neat and mean looking RX Mr.Boss. Will add a picture of my RX for your valuable comments.
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Nice restoration job!

But honestly, that black headlamp sticks out like sore thumb. The original round plated steel lamp would look much better.
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Thats a neat and mean looking RX Mr.Boss. Will add a picture of my RX for your valuable comments.
Thanks jamesdral.
I like your Red-Black combo.
Is that a 100 with 5S Crankcase or a 135 rebadged as 100?

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Nice restoration job!

But honestly, that black headlamp sticks out like sore thumb. The original round plated steel lamp would look much better.
Thanks dude.
The bigger headlamp on RX was my childhood desire and I could make it happen very recently My other bike (RXG) which is under restoration will be in 100% stock looks.
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[quote=Mr.Boss;3395948]Thanks jamesdral.
I like your Red-Black combo.
Is that a 100 with 5S Crankcase or a 135 rebadged as 100?


Mine is a 100 with 5S crank as u rightly spotted out Mr.Boss.
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Time for update:

Covered a little less than 2k km (running came down as I restored another RX in parallel and started using it. Also got a new car a couple of weeks back and it became my daily ride)

After the run-in period tried her potential on a open highway. Reached 90kmph without any effort. Didn't push her any further.

Getting FE between 35~40kmpl (pretty satisfied)

And the next upgrade planned is Front disc brakes (parts procured and already given to painter to match the existing color scheme)

More updates to come soon.

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