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Old 12th February 2011, 04:27   #901
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Nearly 50 years of biking I can barely remember the way home let alone all those years back!!!!!!!!!! Current bike is a heavily modified 04-07 blade with the same grin factor as a teenager.
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Old 12th February 2011, 14:22   #902
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My first bike was a Suzuki Samurai (Feb 1996), which is currently being restored.

Realized the RD dream in Dec 2001, with a 1985 LT joining the stable. Currently dismantled and awaiting restoration.

Another 1985 LT followed in 2004, primarily was intended to be a donor bike, but then decided to restore it. Now this beast is back on the road. James, a fellow TBHPian deserves the credit for this.

2009 June saw the entry of a 1996 model Yezdi Roadking into the family.

2010 December, got my first vintage bike, a 1954 BSA Bantam.
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Old 1st March 2011, 11:40   #903
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^^^^ wow that is some dream list (of mine) in there.. nice rides sir

As for me my first geared bike was a hero honda CBZ brought by my father after a lot of convincing. i had my eye on the karizma but my lean and tiny frame(that time) didn’t allow me to pursue the karizma dream further. I used to ride on my sisters bajaj Sunny to Jr. College and a good result in my 12th prompted my dad to gift me a bike. Believe me he had his eyes on a TVS Scooty for me. Man, I don’t know what would have happened if he had brought me the TVS (no offence to scooty owners here).

Anyway fast forward to my college days. I took Automobile designing as my stream and kept on looking at my CBZ with a devilish smile. I started getting more serious into it. So while most of my buddies were partying and busy finding girlfriends, i started working in a workshop, understanding bikes and mechanicals. The workshop owner Mr. Nigel lopes a member here, initially didn’t like me floating around his workshop and used to shoo me away.

But I made it a point i stuck around and I got my CBZ to his workshop then. He is an expert with fiberglass and made his own designed panels on bikes. I got my mildly modded CBZ then(read handle bars, mono suspension and a free flow) to him. He inspected the bike and suggested that, i throw away all the cheap stuff away from my bike .They were none other than the mods I had done.

From there started a story of my bike which got modded to one of my dream projects. Now I use her to commute to office (which is a good 40 kms) sometimes when I find the car too hectic to drive in the traffic.

I am attaching a pic of mine on the bike...
The list of mods include:-

1. Custom fiber glass body
2. Front 120 section tire with a working dual disc tokico set-up.
3. Custom front forks and triple clamps machined from aluminum
4. rtr handles and mirrors
5. An Air-intake designed on the tank which leads to the air filter box(CAI)
6. Free flow exhaust and air filter.
7. Custom made rear rim (from chopping a tavera rim into two and welding together) shod with a 150 section rear tire and a rear disc set-up
8. An over bored head with a 225 cc piston and modded fuel jets for compensating on the tires and additional weight.
9 custom made chain sprocket mechanism.

and many more...phew
So the final result is an Italian design inspired, retro looking hero honda cbz. I made it a point that the bike is tagged as a cbz. You can see that in the pic. As for the big question the bike sprints very well with the engine mods and most of the power can be felt in the mid power band.

i hope you guys liked the final result. Cheers everyone.
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1960 model RX100??!

I believe that RX100s were introduced during mid 80s in India

Correct!! I was not bothered about the year of manufacturing back in those young days. But when I learned of such stuff, around a year back I had a nice look the RC book of the bike and read the year of manuf to be 1968 to be precise! Year of sale 1986 and my uncle bought it as third hand from a doctor in 1990. Well sadly my uncle is not there anymore, so I cannot ask anybody of the real history of the bike!
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Correct!! I was not bothered about the year of manufacturing back in those young days. But when I learned of such stuff, around a year back I had a nice look the RC book of the bike and read the year of manuf to be 1968 to be precise! Year of sale 1986 and my uncle bought it as third hand from a doctor in 1990. Well sadly my uncle is not there anymore, so I cannot ask anybody of the real history of the bike!
The year 1986 must have been printed by mistake as 1968..

History about the RX100 can be found here

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A biker by heart, I have had the following rides till date

1. Hero Puch
2. RD 350
3. LML Vespa
4. Hero Honda Splendor
5. 2005 Pulsar 180 - Current Ride
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Old 1st March 2011, 13:56   #907
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I have owned and ridden the following bikes so far

1997 Kinetic honda zx - learnt riding on this one as a kid
2003-2007 honda dio - official college vehicle
2007-2009 Pulsar 200 DTSi
2009-present Pulsar 220 DTSi - seems funny if i look back now, at how I upgraded for 20cc more

will book for a Honda CBR 250R very soon
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Old 1st March 2011, 14:05   #908
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Being a Touring addict my current steed is RE Bullet STD 350 (2009 model).

My steeds till date
1) Bajaj M50
2) TVS Champ
3) Royal Enfield STD 350
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Old 1st March 2011, 15:28   #909
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My current ride is the 1st Gen Apache RTR160. Used to ride a Caliber Chroma 3 yrs back.
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Old 1st March 2011, 22:54   #910
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Been riding bikes since I was sixteen. I am batting on fifty four now!
Bullet 350 1968 (My cousin's bike still with me!)
Bullet 350 1973 (Mine! Sold a long time ago!)
Rx 100 1990 (Sold! Wish I had'nt!)
Bullet 500 1996 (My present ride since 2007)
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My past rides:

1988 Enfield Explorer (TN Regd)
1997 Yamaha RX135 (TN Regd)
2001 Royal Enfield Lightning 535 (KA Regd)
2001 Royal Enfield Lightning 535 (TN Regd)
1971 Ideal JAWA (Mysore Regd)
1965-1982 Suvegas (TN Regd)
1993 Bajaj Super FE (TN Regd) - Still with us, but dumped
1982 Ideal Jawa Yezdi D250 (TN Regd)
1985 Ideal Jawa Yezdi Roadking (TN Regd)
1991 Rajdoot RD350 LT (Converted HT) (KL Regd)

My current rides:

1994 Yamaha RX100 (TN Regd)
1955 Royal Enfield 350cc - Diesel converted (TN Regd)
2004 Honda Eterno (TN Regd)
197x Rajdoot GTS (TN Regd)
2004 Royal Enfield CI 500 (TN Regd)
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Old 2nd March 2011, 07:23   #912
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Hello All,
I started riding when i was 13, got my first hands on the bullet at 15
My garage has the folloiwng rides
RE Thunderbird 350 (2004 model)
Bajaj Boxer AT
Bajaj Wind 125
Apache RTR 160 Fuel Injected

We also had the pleasure of having owned
IND-Suzuki - First lot
RE Bullet Standard 350 - Sold

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First bike: '94 Kawasaki KB 100
2nd bike: '99 Hero honda CBZ
3rd bike: '03 Hero honda KARIZMA
4th bike: '08 Yamaha YZF R15 And this one is going to be with me for a long time!
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The workshop owner Mr. Nigel lopes a member here, initially didnít like me floating around his workshop and used to shoo me away.

So the final result is an Italian design inspired, retro looking hero honda cbz. I made it a point that the bike is tagged as a cbz. You can see that in the pic. As for the big question the bike sprints very well with the engine mods and most of the power can be felt in the mid power band.

i hope you guys liked the final result. Cheers everyone.
Please introduce Mr. Nigel to M&M I am sure he can give some really good design ideas to them. J/K

The Bike looks hot in white, unlike the wannabes with lousy fiberglass panels, the mods on yours look like a real high-class job. Great looking bike. Do you have a thread dedicated for your bike, would like to see more on the same.
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I am attaching a pic of mine on the bike...
So the final result is an Italian design inspired, retro looking hero honda cbz. I made it a point that the bike is tagged as a cbz. You can see that in the pic. As for the big question the bike sprints very well with the engine mods and most of the power can be felt in the mid power band.

i hope you guys liked the final result. Cheers everyone.
Very tastefully done, to say the least. I am sure lots of effort (and of course money) has been invested. End result is just stunning!

How well does it handle with these mods? Anything on the flip-side that you experienced?

It would definitely help fellow motorcyclists if you share a detailed writeup with pics as suggested by fellow TBHPian Downsouth
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