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Old 1st October 2007, 18:39   #1
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This Is what I Found When I was going Through my Grandmas old albums


This is my Dad’s Jawa 250Carrying my Sis.

This old photo set my passion for this Old bike aptly known as
"ForEver Bike ForEverValue"

So I started my search for a “Jawa”. After a long wait & checking out small villages near pune I found one in decent condition.

I rode it as it is for many days. I loved the shear Torque & acceleration of the bike and the Sweet Exhaust note (Maybe only for my ears, not for my neighbor’s’).

Then one day I thought why not use the same bike engine for building myself a chopper. But I decided not to ruin an original Jawa bike & so bought an Scrap “Yezdi D250 Cl”.
Slowly I started Adding & removing and modifying parts to make it look like a chopper.

May be I have succeeded, maybe not, but what matters is that, however it is, I LOVE the bike.

For that I need your advices suggestions and comments. Please feel free to correct me if needed.

So here Goes :-
Disassembling Her



Parts Disassembled



Bare Bones Chassis With 130/90 MRF Zapper Y installed.





Specially Fabricated Exhaust Bringing Exhaust Gases from both Exhaust manifolds towards the right – hand side.



Now For the Tanks. I chose to try two types of Tanks

1) Original Yezdi Tank – Squarish
2) A Rounded One

Here’s the Try –The original Yezdi Tank

That’s My Dog Scooby near my bike.





Note The Monoshock Suspension & Swingarm.








Here’s How it Looks like when all things assembled.


Seat fabricated.




Things Remaining

1 ) Paint – Metallic Blue

2 ) Front End, Rims, Handle bar, Exhaust, Engine to be Chromed
3 ) Swingarm - Silver

Here are some Accessories that will be installed on it.
Registration Plate – Night & Day





The Conical Air Filter.



Looking forward to your responses.
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Old 1st October 2007, 18:46   #2
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@shreeram - I cant help you technically ( as I know nothing ) but all I can say is - Keep up the good work. All the best and hope your project is successful. Will keep re-visiting this thread for the updates.
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Interesting project. Liked the concept you are working one. A few pointers from my end.

1> If u are making it a chopper then why don't u retain the twin exhausts of the Jawa, will look good and also match the concept pretty well, also the current exhaust kinda looks out of place, Do make the necessary corrections.

2> install a wider handle bar to give it that chopper look.

All the best and keep up the good work !!
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Dam I love this Shreeram. Thats a lot of good effort. I rode a Yezdi back home for a few years and it had character alright! I can totally connect when u say how you feel the torque and acceleration and the exhaust note. People at college thought I was nuts but I tell you only I knew how good it felt.
Keep up the good work man and the final pictures of the bike please. I just can't wait to see the completed bike!!
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Amazing project,i really adore your effort and patience.
Good luck and cheers.
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Great work. Do keep us updated.
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Nice...but try and revert to the original twin exhausts. IMHO two long gleaming exhausts - one on each side - will go much better with the bike.

Stick to the round tank - gives you more scope to add more bodywork around it.
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Oh the Yezdi...what an amazing bike!!
Great job, Shreeram! Waiting to see the bike after its complete!
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Very nice art in motion. Why dont you try a twin-spark? Fellow BHPian Sankar has accomplished the same in a DIY effort on his Bullet 350. You could PM him for details.
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Excellent work Shreeram! Very good.

I am not sure if the exhaust design will give you best performance but it looks unique. Go for it if you like it, just make sure that it doesn't kill performance.

Round tank is more conventional for choppers but I like the Yezdi one better.
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Nice work there and also commendable that you chose to DIY than dump it in the hands of a mechanic.

Yezdi / Jawa are truly a love affair for the owners.

During my dads college days he managed to find a Jawa that belonged to a Bawa (Parsi). Single owner, brilliantly maintained. The guy was in tears while parting with it saying he loved it more than his wife !! Circumstances made him sell it off.
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Very nice art in motion. Why dont you try a twin-spark? Fellow BHPian Sankar has accomplished the same in a DIY effort on his Bullet 350. You could PM him for details.
The Yezdi doesn't have a decompression valve, AFAIK.

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May be I have succeeded, maybe not, but what matters is that, however it is, I LOVE the bike.
Very true, and you have my respect for doing, rather than just talking.

I would suggest you rethink the exhaust. You are running one port with an expansion chamber, and one without. That can't be too good for your engine. Also, where did you get the swingarm?
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Isn't that a metal-mesh filter that you're planning to use?
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You are running one port with an expansion chamber, and one without. That can't be too good for your engine.
Also the lengths of two exhaust pipes are different...
I can't come up with a technical explanation but this is bound to create some kind of imbalance and may harm the engine.
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Nice project. Where did the yellow monoshock come from? Uni?

Reg the exhaust, just stick to the original twin shotguns. They are perfect for a chopper. If you want you can add a chrome tip or finisher to it.

You might want to think of getting a bullet 19" wheel for the front.

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