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Old 25th February 2008, 21:27   #76
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lovely write up Sam ! Only thing that is missing here,is your pic with the rx100.Post one,if you can.
the CD/KB 100 cracked me up.........
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Old 26th February 2008, 15:46   #77
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Sam awesome writeup.
My mom hated anything on 2 wheels and so i was not able to get a bike. The closest i came to buying a bike was in the final year of college.
Me: Dad i need a bike for my project. Mico is too far.
Dad: Take the bus.
Me: Frequency is very bad and it takes 2.5 hrs.
Dad: Hmmm will ask mum.
Mum: No i will pay you take the rick.
Me: Thats too much you can just give that to me as pocket money.

After few days of same argument.

Dad: Which bike you want.
Me: Pulsar.
Dad: Why not CT100. Our carpenter came from mysore on 1 ltr fuel.
Me: Dad i rather go walking than loose my respect.
Dad: Ok lets see.

At the showroom.
Dad(To the salesman): I want to check out CT100.
Me: No way show me the pulsar.
Salesman: Sir CT100 is very good saar. 90 mileage saar. Great sales saar.
Me: Its got one of the worst gear boxes. Auto gears are more silent.
Dad: But its suffiecient na for travelling.
Me: No i cant take this bike. Its unsafe. No disc brakes. Its the normal bike. 4 gears no speed also.
Salesman: Saar its only so much saar.
Me: Boss the bike is for me and not you so i will select.
Me: Dad ok minimum discover
Dad: Ct100.
Me: Come dad lets go. I will go walking.

End of story. No bike. Took th car after convincing mom that its cheaper than an auto. Had fun in it. But still miss having my own bike. I am lookin for a RX100 in mumbai or bangalore. God alone knows when that will happen.
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Old 26th February 2008, 19:08   #78
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Excellent writeup. Brought back the memories of my first bike. When I was in college I had a bike, now I am earning but no bike Damn! I should get a bike soon.
Can anyone suggest me where can I get a good RX100 in Kolkata?

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Old 26th February 2008, 20:18   #79
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SAM - Standing Applause

I have no words to describe this blog / memoir of your's.

Cheers to you my friend.
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Amazing memories Sam. While RX100 was out of production when I got into college. I had a CBZ which I did all the stuff on. You are right, 20 year olds are crazy and they could do anything and everything to be seen. I always wished to own an RD myself. My brother had the privilege of going through two. He was in Mitihbhai as well. One night he crashed in the back of a rickshaw at National college signal in the night when he was racing with his friends who were in an Esteem. Needless to say he was high and the bike was a goner. I could never ever get to ride an RD after that (not officially of course).

Lets hear the CBR story now.
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Old 26th February 2008, 21:21   #81
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Yeti....excellent write up You never let me down, i read all your posts and believe me once i start reading a thread of yours i cannot stop until the last post on that thread is finished (some time i start at 12AM and end @ 2AM)
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Old 27th February 2008, 13:13   #82
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Sam...your blog opened up a reservoir of RX100 memoirs. I am sure its the same for most in this group who are in wrong side of 30's.

Bought one @ 18 yrs. A cult bike (after the RD350, of course), I lived in it and almost died in it, many a times. 23 accidents at last count (nothing major - thankfully). My mom prayed that I would not be standing with bruises and torn cloths each time she open the door. Have attended numerous GO SLOW advise sessions from all & sundry incl. the post man.

Long rides, fast rides, races, show-off’s, wheelies and the pretty girl behind were the adrenalin. Those were the days...of perpetual HIGH...!
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Sam, this is spellbinding!! Looks like I am getting carried away...
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Sam, what a write up, I revisted my Yezdi Roading days all over again, and my biking memmories flashed before my eyes as I read your post. Fantastic Post.
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Great write up. I also did not had any opportunity to own a bike. I graduated from Sunny to M800 directly.

Hmm I think we all are waiting for the CBR story now.
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This takes the cake....never knew you were a biker...two stroke fan...

Most of us grew up on the RX 100's and a few lucky ones on the RDs....somethings we can never forget.....
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Well.. what can i say about RX... i always loved this bike.. and the only way to prove my love for it was to own one.....finally i did own after years...and even sold my Pulsar in the process.. as i could never ride it back after feeling the joy on the yamaha.....worked on the engine and build it from scratch....its even better now..and thats how i like it....i know this bike will remain with me forever.. thats how the passion of a RX is.
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Amazing memories Sam. While RX100 was out of production when I got into college. I had a CBZ which I did all the stuff on. You are right, 20 year olds are crazy and they could do anything and everything to be seen. I always wished to own an RD myself. My brother had the privilege of going through two. He was in Mitihbhai as well. One night he crashed in the back of a rickshaw at National college signal in the night when he was racing with his friends who were in an Esteem. Needless to say he was high and the bike was a goner. I could never ever get to ride an RD after that (not officially of course).

Lets hear the CBR story now.
Yes, lets hear about the CBR.
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Too good mate.. have a P150 and an RD350.. Taking the car anywhere is always an afterthought.. something amazing about biking!! long live the 2 stokes!!
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Had more than a few instance of riding RX100's and Shoguns during coll days.. man the adrenalin they pumped!!
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