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Old 10th August 2015, 12:10   #346
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Are you sure of these Main Jet upgrades? What is the mileage to a liter of petrol? What are the state of plugs when you open them? Are they wet or are they dry?

Based on the spark plug condition you might want to retune your bike before fiddling with the jets?

How is the Bottom end of the machine? Does the bike pull effortlessly in top gear in speeds of around 25-30 on a level road?

My 2 cents mate...do post the pictures of the plug if you don't mind?

PS: Suggest you to get the tuning sorted out before you upgrade the air filters.
I have not calculated the mileage yet, but looks like it should be within 20s, I had a pair of 8 series plugs and they were running cold, last time I checked the pugs, it was running rich. It idles now below 2k(1.5k) if I reduce the idle it will die.

The bottom end was rebuilt as well, its got new conrods and crank was reconditioned with newer bearings.

It does pull fine, but when I try to readline it in gears, its starts to flutter at 5k. I will post the plug pics, currently running 5 plug.

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Old 10th August 2015, 14:10   #347
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Update: Just made payment for the RDD analog CDI, Ron is making some RDD CDIs for pending orders, he just finished a Digital order, not building new ones anytime soon

He promised me an upgrade once the latest batch of digital CDIs are available.

That's one upgrade I am planning to do.

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Well written blog on a rebuild which has been done putting your heart and soul into it. I can very well understand all the passion and emotion spilled here as I have been through all same phases around 1 year back. I waited a little longer than a decade to get my hands on a RD which can be built according to my taste which is nothing but next to stock condition outside and a beast inside. The hunt for the RD went so long as the market price kept increasing way higher than my salary hikes and it was a wonderful 1.5 years of experience exploring spare parts worldwide and rebuilding rest of it part by part just to get it back to full glory. Some photos of my build here.
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Well written blog on a rebuild which has been done putting your heart and soul into it.
That's a good looking bike you have. The seat assembly just looks WOW...
very nicely done mate, Cheers.

Does she still run on points or you have upgraded to CDI?
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Some photos of my build here.
lovely Bike in red, US spec Seat, wow. You have an original Kerala RD, that's even more priceless. PM me your number, let me add you to the Kerala RD group, There is an independence day ride happening on the 16th you can join with your beast.

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That's a good looking bike you have. The seat assembly just looks WOW...
very nicely done mate, Cheers.

Does she still run on points or you have upgraded to CDI?
Thanks mate! Thats a brand new US Spec seat which fell into my hands from eBay angel. Even the seller never posted it as a New one because he didn't have the factory box packing. She's running on RX CDI kit as of now which would be changed soon. I am just not getting time to go sit on the bike. By the way I have head your name countless times from many sources during my RD rebuild days. Currently the bike is lying at my place in Kerala. Let's meet once I bring it to Bangalore.

Pramod: Sorry for having your show stole for this conversation
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Pramod: Sorry for having your show stole for this conversation
Absolutely fine to have any conversation as long as its bike related

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lovely Bike in red, US spec Seat, wow. You have an original Kerala RD, that's even more priceless. PM me your number, let me add you to the Kerala RD group, There is an independence day ride happening on the 16th you can join with your beast.

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Thanks alot Pramod! . Nothing like getting praises for your beloved rides . I am actually based out of Bangalore. I would definitely love to join any rides happening during my visit to Kerala.16th looks tough but I would love to join for your next ride. My number is: 9945228282.
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By the way I have head your name countless times from many sources during my RD rebuild days.
Pramod: Sorry for having your show stole for this conversation
Wow I must admit you are one lucky Guy.

Hopefully you have heard good things Sure do PM as to when you are in Bangalore along with your RD. Would be very keen to meet you in person.
Who did the restoration of your RD? Mechanic, Painter!!!

Am sure Pramod will not be minding much as long as we use his thread for RD Talks.
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Am sure Pramod will not be minding much as long as we use his thread for RD Talks.
As long as I am part of the conversation


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Wow I must admit you are one lucky Guy.

Hopefully you have heard good things Sure do PM as to when you are in Bangalore along with your RD. Would be very keen to meet you in person.
Who did the restoration of your RD? Mechanic, Painter!!!

Am sure Pramod will not be minding much as long as we use his thread for RD Talks.
All good things mate . Rebuild was done by Ansar, City Motors from Cochin. He did the color matching and got it painted. The color has come out a tad lighter than the original shade under any direct light source. Porting and Head work was done by Team Carbon again from Cochin. Spares were mostly from Yambits. Decals were done again by Ansar except the "RAJDOOT" piece which I got cut by Attaullah.
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Pramod

There you go, Pramod has set his expectations clearly

Surely Mate, shall ensure that part.

By the way, do you have plans to fit the visor?


PS: Asif, check if you can get hold of the replica for the sprocket, it will increase its looks even better.

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There you go, Pramod has set his expectations clearly

Surely Mate, shall ensure that part.

By the way, do you have plans to fit the visor?

You asking me , Let me assume you do. I don't have any plans for the visor as of now. Visor looks good in red.

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Pramod, Are you based out of TVM? I have one of my friend who is in the middle of a RD restoration there.
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Pramod, Are you based out of TVM? I have one of my friend who is in the middle of a RD restoration there.

Yes I am from Trivandrum, who is your friend, tell me the name.

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