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Old 16th April 2017, 20:55   #31
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Upgraded the headlamp with H4 reflector (Autopal) and HS1 bulb (Osram)

OE headlamp ring, Autopal reflector and head lamp socket from HH Splendor
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Stock reflector and the new one, for comparison
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Socket color coding
Stock:
Black - Negative
Yellow - High Beam
Green - Low Beam
Splendor
Green - Negative
Blue - High Beam
White - Low Beam
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Heat shrink sleeves
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Prepared the socket ends
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After heat shrink
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and the final outcome
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with parking lamp ON
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You did the right thing by going back to OE Handle

My suggestion would be that you can try and rise the HB by a using risers if you require handle on a higher position.
Sorry, I missed your post.
I haven't rolled back to the OE handlebar yet.
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Nice & thorough restoration job. The disc brake adds charm to RX100. Red looks classier than Black.

Hmmm.... I wish my RX100 was not sold. Mine was Blue. Opted for it as it was very rare to see a Blue RX100 & in a way I tend always go with shades of blue in vehicles after this.
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Nice & thorough restoration job. The disc brake adds charm to RX100. Red looks classier than Black.

Hmmm.... I wish my RX100 was not sold. Mine was Blue. Opted for it as it was very rare to see a Blue RX100 & in a way I tend always go with shades of blue in vehicles after this.
Thanks buddy.

Blue is very unique and still a head turner on road. Earlier I wanted to go for the same color but dropped the idea as future color matching will be a pain.
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Swapped the RX100 type flat seat from my other bike. It is little softer than the current one (with new foam) and I could feel the overall riding posture is apt compared to the earlier setup.
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Swapped the RX100 type flat seat from my other bike. It is little softer than the current one (with new foam) and I could feel the overall riding posture is apt compared to the earlier setup.
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Got Endurance rear shock absorbers and RX100 handle bar grip set last evening. From the past experience I felt Endurance to be on softer side than Escorts and Gabriel (Gabriel being the stiffest)

Costed me 1.25k for the pair
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The only down side is painted tubes, I wish they could have gone with plating
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Length difference with current (Pulsar) shocks, almost an inch.
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it doesn't sit right with a pulsar shock, I don't like the stance with a pulsar shock, that is the reason I got rid of the libero shocks from the RD which were comfy but it completely messed the stance for the bike

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it doesn't sit right with a pulsar shock, I don't like the stance with a pulsar shock, that is the reason I got rid of the libero shocks from the RD which were comfy but it completely messed the stance for the bike
100% agreed Pramod. I could feel noticeable difference in vehicle posture after switching back to OE spec shocks. My other RX is running with 16" rear wheel + Libero shocks which is almost same as OE stance (except for the swing arm angle & chain slack)
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except for the swing arm angle & chain slack
These are crazy, I did the same on an RX and he shattered his sprocket bearing.

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These are crazy, I did the same on an RX and he shattered his sprocket bearing.
Got a similar feedback from xBhp as well. I think I should roll back to OE spec before something goes wrong.
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it doesn't sit right with a pulsar shock, I don't like the stance with a pulsar shock, that is the reason I got rid of the libero shocks from the RD which were comfy but it completely messed the stance for the bike

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Hi Pramod,

I fully agree with you on this.

But, I have seen a mechanic near my place in Bangalore using this with an "extra eye" welded on to the top "eye" of the same shocks. The stance of the bike was not affected but it was killing the looks.

Nothing like a OEM Shocks. Is it that difficult to find them ? Are the RX135 ones very different ?

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Is it that difficult to find them ? Are the RX135 ones very different ?

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It is getting difficult these days to find them however things are getting better, I got this from the local shop in Trivandrum, the RX ones are different, they are shorter and not that heavy in terms of damping power.

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Covered a little over 500km after restoration. Got 41.6 kmpl FE (208 km for 5L gasoline)
Run-in with both Autolube and 2% premix.
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[quote=Mr.Boss;4181911]Thank you guys.

When the fresh stock reaches the dealer, it is our responsibility to make them run out of stock. Got all 3 pairs last evening.


Hi Mr Boss

Congratulations on restoring yet another beauty to its glorious past. The final producet talks about your passion and attention to detail. These were the bikes that introduced the meaning of speed in the Indian biking arena. I still recollect the old yamaha TV ad in which a guy on the maroon yamaha as yours used to race against a girl in the car and he finished first.

In fact at one point of time the Yamaha rx100 was banned by the MP police because as per them it was the only bike which had good pick up and good mileage in comparison to other 2 strokes in its category.Please don't mind me saying this. and I do apologize for the same The same was extensively used by teenagers as their bikes used to be faster than the ones used by the police department them self. That was when in 1993 the Bhopal police had all the bikes replaced in their stable with a white colored Yamaha rx100 . However in my mind the yamaha Rx 100 was always and still continues to be one of the stylish bikes of the era. would love to have one some day. In the meantime just in case you need any help with the spares i can help you as have mechanics who are also close friends both in Bhopal and Hyderabad which still has some of these bikes which are being used regularly.

Congratulations once again. Alternatively you can also check out my restoration thread when i had restored my dad's 1974(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...jaj-150-a.html (Restoration and The Untold story of Our Prized Possession "The 1974 Bajaj 150".))

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