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Old 2nd October 2007, 13:55   #1
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Default RX 135 1999 Model Refurbish Suggestions

Hi All,

I have 1999 4 gear 2 stroke RX 135. I would like to upgrade this bike:

1. New Alloy Wheels
2. Wider Tyres with Better Road Grip.
3. Disc Brakes Front Wheel.
4. Replace Both Front and Rear Shockers.

My Budget is around 10 K. Please advise what brand and specifications for these parts (OEM/ non OEM) should I go for? Also, advise any good garage for these mods in east Bangalore.

Also, if you think within this budget I can squeeze in few more upgrades please feel free to suggest.

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well whats the purpose of getting a wider tyre to the bike... it would degrade the handling and the performance... i would suggest go ahead with disc (front) and rear shockers if you want to add something. As far as tyres are concenred get Zapper Q if you can.. good on grip for this bike.
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Well I was considering wider tyres thinking it would give better grip on the road. If it would degrade the handling then I will drop this idea. Could you suggest what rim size and tyre make I should go for to get better road grip.

Also, I checked with local mechanic in Bangalore, he told me to install disc brakes whole front assembly including headlights will change. Is this correct ? He also recommended that I should for alloy wheels that yamaha puts in Fazer. He recommended genuine Yamaha shock absorbers.

I got impression after speaking to local mechanics that they really don't know what they are talking about.

One mechanic even suggested putting pulsar 150 cc alloys in RX 135.

Looking for some more inputs.
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Go for rim 18 and tyre size 100/90 should be ideal...you can use MRF Zappers Q and C, C being a little unstable on wet surface, its hard to find Q these days... and regarding the disc conversion you dont need to change your headlights, whoever says that doesnt know what he is speaking about.... there are two ways for conversion.. either get the complete front end of the bike i.e the mounts whose disc you would be installing or go for a tig weld. its not bad either and economical also.. but if you have the budget then go for a complete change of front shocker assembly.. As far as alloys are concenred i wont recommend them .. as they are heavier than your normal spoke wheels.. added weight to the bike surely downgrades the performance... so stick to the stock spoke rime or if you have the budget try to source allumunium spoke wheels. much lighter in weight...
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One mechanic even suggested putting pulsar 150 cc alloys in RX 135.
That will be heavier than your spoked rims and you will be stuck with 17" tyres.

I say you stay with stock rims and go for 100/90-18 MRF tire. Also check out CEAT Secura Sport 3.25-18, it has very good grip in wet.

Get original yamaha shocks for front and see if you can get TVS gas shocks for rear.
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vabs78,

CEAT Secura Sport 3.25-18 for front wheel or both ?

Also, which TVS gas shocks? The ones in TVS Victor? Would the fit without any modifications ?

I will go for Original Rims as everybody suggests.

For front shocks tube is bent, whole fork will change or only tube is recommended.

Thanks in advance
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CEAT Secura Sport 3.25-18 for front wheel or both ?
3.25 for rear and 2.75 for front wheel.

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Also, which TVS gas shocks? The ones in TVS Victor? Would the fit without any modifications ?
Victor or Apache gas shocks should work well on rx135. I have seen one guy put Apathe gas shocks on his Rx135 4sp. I don't think you will need any major modification for this.
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Guys,
Can anyone tell me what does RX stand for in Yamaha RX 100 / 135?
I have been doing a lot of research for this abbrieviation.
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Guys,
Can anyone tell me what does RX stand for in Yamaha RX 100 / 135?
I have been doing a lot of research for this abbrieviation.
Found some interesting reading for "RD" in Wiki.
But not able to find something for "RX" though.
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