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Old 19th December 2015, 18:55   #46
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Due to recent floods, One of my colleagues Yamaha RX135 was drowned.
The Vehicle should have been inside water for 3 days.
Do you thin we can restore it? Is the restoration worth it?

How much do you think that it would take to totally bring it up from scratch?
Sad to hear about the damage.
It can be restored and it is definitely worth. Depending on the severity of damage cost may range from 30k to 50k.
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New accessory arrived today

1998 Yamaha RX135 Restoration completed : Now, 5 speed converted!-img_20160428_205053.jpg

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After (successfully) restoring 3 RX, it's time to secure the spares for future.

1998 Yamaha RX135 Restoration completed : Now, 5 speed converted!-img_20160507_172351.jpg

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Engine screw kit (3 new kits - 1 'Plus', 1 'Minus', 1 'Allen key' ans 3 used sets)
1998 Yamaha RX135 Restoration completed : Now, 5 speed converted!-img_20160507_184358.jpg

Other fasteners
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Oil pumps (1 brand new & 3 used)
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Lock set (1 brand new, 1 used set and few other new & used individual pieces)
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After (successfully) restoring 3 RX, it's time to secure the spares for future.
Now we know who to contact, if we need spares

BTW my restorations have hit a wall due to fund crunch

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Now we know who to contact, if we need spares
Glad to support you (of course everyone) any time for RX spares as much as I could.

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BTW my restorations have hit a wall due to fund crunch
I hope to hear the good news in near future pramod.
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Back to initial color theme , tank & shields swapped from 5s

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5 Speed conversion in-progress

Engine dismantled
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This 4s gearbox goes to my next project
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5s gearbox which I got recently for my RXG (before the bike was sold)


Purchased the below parts last night
- Bearing kit
- Packing & Oil seal kit
- Carb repair kit

PS:
- Planned to convert my other RX135 4s to 5s, the bike was sold after the decision
- Purchased a 5s gearbox to convert my RXG 4s to 5s, bike was sold
- Now converting this bike from 4s to 5s, I pray God this bike should remain with me. There are many sentimental attachments associated with this bike, primary being this was gifted by my better-half a month after our wedding.
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5 speed conversion complete

No change in sprocketing (as of now), bore and carburetor. Plonked the 5s gearbox only.

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Tank cover fixed
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Final Version (hopefully)
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Swapped the 18" rear wheel with 16" to match the final drive ratio (instead of sprocketing)

Changes made:
Wheel & Tire : 3.00 x 18 --> 3.25 x 16
Rear Shocks : Pulsar --> Libero
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Used to be my laptop wallpaper sometimes back

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Great looking motorcycle dude
Is the conversion from 4 speed to 5 speed that straight forward?
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Great looking motorcycle dude
Is the conversion from 4 speed to 5 speed that straight forward?
Thanks for the compliments.

Proper conversion (4 speed to 5 speed) includes Head, bore, carburetor, sprockets, cat-con silencer along with the gearbox. What I had done is only the gearbox swap with change in tire size to match (close enough) the original 4s final drive ratio. Quite simple job if 5s gearbox is readily available.
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Help required.

I am planning to buy a RX100 for around 20k and then replace everything( condition- clean papers and running condition).

Is it reasonable to expect that I can get it done within another 40k? ( want all original/ OE, no disk brakes, only good tyres and 12V electricals which are not OE)
Learnings from threads: Acquire all OE parts first and only then start work. Hire a mechanic for full days and complete at one go. Is it correct?

I am technically weak.
I have not been able to understand cylinder, block piston, oversize etc.
Will I get a brand new engine for the bike ( in terms of cylinder etc.- basically as it came from factory).
Usage: 8-10 kms ride every week, max speed would be not more than 50kmph
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I am planning to buy a RX100 for around 20k and then replace everything( condition- clean papers and running condition).
Highly possible, but you should have patience to find one. Today a running condition RX100 is quoted more than 25k here in TN (even without valid documents) but I'm pretty sure you could find one in 20k bracket.

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Is it reasonable to expect that I can get it done within another 40k? ( want all original/ OE, no disk brakes, only good tyres and 12V electricals which are not OE)
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Will I get a brand new engine for the bike ( in terms of cylinder etc.- basically as it came from factory).
40k is more than sufficient if the bike is mechanically good (or above average) but since you are asking for a brand new cylinder block, keep aside another 10k for the same. New block is available, but beware many replica blocks were being sold in OE packing (which lack the performance / refinement)

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Learnings from threads: Acquire all OE parts first and only then start work. Hire a mechanic for full days and complete at one go. Is it correct?
Ideal way.
Wish you all the best, keep us posted
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40k is more than sufficient if the bike is mechanically good (or above average) but since you are asking for a brand new cylinder block, keep aside another 10k for the same. New block is available, but beware many replica blocks were being sold in OE packing (which lack the performance / refinement)
Thanks a lot for inputs.

So a new cylinder block means a new engine? ( please pardon my lack of understanding). Will ask for help on this once I procure the bike.

I am hopeful of finding within 20k, I see at least 10 RX's everyday, pretty common in my town. Challenge is to find one with clean papers more than price.
Too many stolen/paper changed bikes around, I have been told

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