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|4th December 2007, 14:06||#1|
Yamaha RX135 5 Speed - help
I'm new in Bombay and I have not given my Yam 135 5S for a service
for almost 10 months now in Mumbai fearing how the mechanics would
treat my Bike.
I'm looking for some very experienced, and trusted Mechanic in Mumbai
suburbs, Santacruz or bandra or Khar, Juhu, Sion, Chembur, Kurla or
I have searched for a Authorized Yamaha Service centre, and found none.
There is one in Mahalakshmi, which is damn far away from my place.
Can anyone please help me out on this?
|4th December 2007, 17:40||#2|
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If you are so paranoid about giving it for service to a garage, do it yourself. Its quite easy to work on the bike. Open your owner's manual and check what needs to be replaced at the service interval.
Dont touch what you are not sure of. If you have problems try and get hold of the workshop manual.
I have been doing regular small maintenance on my 84 RX100 all by myself. I have collected a nice set of tools and gives immense pleasure to work on your bike.
|4th December 2007, 17:58||#3|
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|4th December 2007, 21:07||#4|
I have always thought of doing so.
i work on all my house electricals myself, I like DIY on all my electronic gadgets, including our TV, Radio, Walkmans, old Cassette players, MP3 players, headphones, house switchboards, installing ceiling fans, servicing pedestrian Fans etc.,.. I still do these at time when they give trouble!
I used to work in and out on my MTB Cycle some years back, but these days,.. man I feel like just dozing off.
My major part in bike handling is the tuning of the engine to a perfect rythm., I have never been able to get any damn mechanic in town to do a desired tuning as the factory guys do! I'm serious about it, the way the engine sounds - no mechanic no matter how many years of experience he has!!
Changing oil, lubricating the cables, clutch, all those can be done by us, but I bet tuning the Engine is not an easy job.
I know to take off the Engine head, remove the crankshaft, piston, rings, head and assemble them back. I can do till that, but not the gear plates and clutch plates and the internal parts of the engine.
Some tuning needs experience. there is no second opinion about that!
So guys, pl point me to a Reputed Servicing! that makes life simple, lets leave the specialists do the job.
|4th December 2007, 22:32||#5|
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Tuning is no all that hard as you might think. What they mechs do is adjust the air screw and the idle screw. And in some case lift the needle or drop it down by a step or two.
Proper jetting and tuning takes some hard work and no normal mechanic would do it for you.
If you can disassemble & assemble and engine then carb air screw setting ought to be a cakewalk. It's very easy to learn.
|4th December 2007, 22:54||#6|
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When I came to Bangalore first my unusual way to find a good mechanic was to ride around and look out for mechanics who had a couple of RDs parked outside. Then park and walk up to him and talk to him about servicing your bike and ask lame questions like how long will it take if I leave it tomorrow morning. I have this problem .. any idea what is wrong. Then based on what he says and if hes approachable leave it for the service. Well thats how I did it.. and it worked out pretty well. He was a good mechanic.
|5th December 2007, 13:17||#7|
Gives me some confidence! will try it out!
thanks for the message. I feel some confidence now, will try to do the tuning myself, and with some reading and calling a few mechanic friends back home. I guess it is time to maintain the bike myself - huh
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