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Old 2nd August 2016, 22:36   #31
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Hey v12!
Any updates on this thread? I have been glued to this thread with trepid anticipation as to what the final outcome would look like.
I love the mods that you have mentioned to be carried out and am looking for ward to it!
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Hello Sharkashwa,

Unfortunately no updates at all. Bought a huge list of parts today - mainly the rear sprocket drum set and the air box covers and mudguard and chain cover. Things should now progress faster I believe. Hopes are always on that the bike will be ready every weekend.

All the parts were brought from.Bhagwati Scooter House in Malad. The guy is authorised dealer for many of the big brands like Hero Honda, Royal Enfield and Yamaha. The best part I liked is that the guy knows his stuff and not just a seller. Very quick in his work - Although I had to wait due to a long list of parts. He knew what part would fit what model/year of each and every bike that came to him. A must go for someone for not only RX but even other bikes.
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A couple of things which did not go as planned :

The rear mudguard could not be fitted because it was too too small and would pose a big problem during rains.

Fitting the original tail light and a plastic mudguard at the back instead of the chrome one. Don't want the headache of any parts rusting.

Half chain cover - Realised this will look better than the full chain cover. Will also mean that I will have to clean the chain regularly.
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Hey v12!
Any updates on this thread? I have been glued to this thread with trepid anticipation as to what the final outcome would look like.
I love the mods that you have mentioned to be carried out and am looking for ward to it!
Count me in as well. I've been following this thread closely for a while now.
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Sorry guys haven't been able to update much. Ive been waiting for updates from my mechanic too. Hopefully I should be able to give some better updates. For now the rear wheel has been finally mounted. The only thing left now is to paint the tank and get a new battery installed.
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Here's a much needed update. The tank has been painted in Graphite Grey ...I had initially planned on Gun Metal Grey (but that's a different story). Have to now get the panels and the mudguard painted in the same shade. Other things pending are indicators and mirrors and wheel lip. And then a good wash and polish.

While I like the overall look - I don't quite like the front mudguard. It looks very bulky - any suggestions for a slimmer mudguard ?
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As I type this, the rim stickers and the number plates are being fitted.
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As I type this, the rim stickers and the number plates are being fitted.
The mudguard does look hideous, You can install RX mudguards after drilling holes in them, these look too huge, go for something smaller.

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Agree with you Pramod, it looks too bulbous. I am not sure how the RX mudguard would look / fit on the 17-in setup. Or should I look for a plastic mudguard from another bike?
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Except for the lowered mud Head lamp and bulky mud guard, that's an wonderful outcome. Congrats buddy.

Which sprocket hub were you using, RX or pulsar?
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Thanks for the feedback Mr Boss. I was having second thoughts about the headlight too. Lot of gap between the speedo and the light and the space below the headlight also looks very empty. Will keep it for a few days and take it a bit higher if needed. It's mounted on the lower part of the "kaan" so shouldn't be difficult to put it on the original mounts.

Regarding the mudguard - yes it IS bulky. Would there be a problem fitting the chrome mudguard on the Pulsar forks. I may have to drill additional holes to match the forks - but will it fit considering the mudguard is originally for an 18-in setup and my wheels are 17-in.

Regarding the rear sprocket - yes it's from a Pulsar. My mechanic said it was possible to fit the Yamaha sprocket but it would need modifications. Pulsars was easier - so we went with it.

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Trial with the red lip. I had ordered the yellow rim stickers from AliExpress, but found them to be too thick. Yellow because I had planned for a different stickering on the tank. That didn't work out well so decided on red. The sticker guy was suggesting I go with silver or white, but I wanted some color.

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Carefully applying the sticker on the rim.

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Rim looks complete now.

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The front number on the "ugly" mudguard, Pulsar headlight and indicators. Again I went for the amber indicators instead of clear lens because I wanted to add some color.
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will it fit considering the mudguard is originally for an 18-in setup and my wheels are 17-in.
That shouldn't be an issue, check the below image with 16" wheels.

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Regarding the rear sprocket - yes it's from a Pulsar.
How many teeth?
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Thanks Mr Boss. I guess I will go for the chrome mudguard then - but after the monsoons.

The rear sprocket is of a Pulsar 150 so I guess it should be 44 teeth. The front sprocket is of a RX100.
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The rear sprocket is of a Pulsar 150 so I guess it should be 44 teeth. The front sprocket is of a RX100.
Reduced wheel size + bigger drive ratio = Increased acceleration + Drop in top end

I remember some variant of Pulsar (may be 180 UG4) came with 39 tooth sprocket. IMO 16 in from (from RX135) + 39 in rear + 17" Tire should match (close enough) the stock drive ratio of RX100. Give a try if you are interested.

EDIT : have a look at this link http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/universa...sprockets.html

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