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Old 25th November 2008, 21:56   #211
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3) Paint the front mudguard white (like the rest of the bike) , should've done that when you were painting the rest of the bike. Sandblast/ buff front forks and/or both brake drums/ wheel hubs . Reason being the whole front end is black and monotonous with no break in colour and hence nothing catches your eye except for the front mudguard. While at it , a second hand Pulsar front end with a disc brake would do wonders to this build as well .

4) You could also sandblast the chrome off your headlight and the ears that hold them and paint them in the same tone of white that was with the rest of the bike. Other options are a yezdi dome which i think is plastic and using after market aluminium ears. Look pretty neat as well. The basic point would be to keep the main flow of colour at all the right places.


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Old 25th November 2008, 22:12   #212
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V12, the RX looks really nice. I particularly like the color combo on the front drums and rims.

if I were you I would lose the stickers, they look kiddish.
get a round RVM that matches the round headlight.
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Old 25th November 2008, 22:42   #213
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Great job and a mission well accomplished

BTW, howz does the RX ride ?
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Old 26th November 2008, 01:37   #214
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Woow V12 thats a Project very well done... I have to agree with 2StrokeJunkie regarding the front mud guard, white would suite the bike much better... How does the ride feel?

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Very nice bikes there you got.

Am also in the process of building a streetable cafe/track RXZ.... its almost complete, will post up sometime.
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Old 26th November 2008, 15:54   #216
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Thanks Mpower, Shakensoul, crazydiablo, 2StrokeJunkie, YamahaBoy

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V12, the RX looks really nice. I particularly like the color combo on the front drums and rims.

if I were you I would lose the stickers, they look kiddish.
get a round RVM that matches the round headlight.
Which stickers?! The Gabriel ones? or the engine ones? Will try putting on round RVM and see how they suit.

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Great job and a mission well accomplished

BTW, howz does the RX ride ?
The RX rides well. As most cafe racers, most of your weight is on your palms.

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Woow V12 thats a Project very well done... I have to agree with 2StrokeJunkie regarding the front mud guard, white would suite the bike much better... How does the ride feel?

cheers:
Didn't choose white for the mudguard, since we thought it'd be a complete wash-out of white and would look boring and ugly. I've seen a white RX100 in my area with a white mudguard and it looks too dull.

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Very nice bikes there you got.

Am also in the process of building a streetable cafe/track RXZ.... its almost complete, will post up sometime.
Thanks crazydiablo, Awaiting those pics.

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Nice work there guys . I have a few suggestions . Hope u dont get offended since this is your money and your blood , sweat and tears . Here they are anyway :

1) Powder Coat your Proton black including ur bend pipe. Really stands out like a sore thumb right now. You could also look into getting ur barrels ported and building a custom chamber for it powder coated in Bangalore. Dont think it would cost more than around 3k @ most of the good workshops.
Thinking of giving it a coat of paint. The bend pipe shall remain chrome. Proton seems fine for the moment. Will try upjetting and an open air filter later.

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2) Use better quality rearsets which are chrome / metallic in finish. I would suggest picking up Yoshimura Brand rear sets , available in plenty in the far east. You will find them with anybody who sells any sort of imported parts / accessories and someone who gets parts from Bangkok etc. They look fantastic , are very functional and are pretty cheap too. Basically right now in the pictures you can hardly even notice that you have rearsets and they don't stand out or look good either.
I actually considered picking up another bikes rearsets, particularly the R15. But only if I couldn't make my own rearsets. I've perfected the gear rearsets and they work very very well. The brake rearsets are a little tricky though.

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4) You could also sandblast the chrome off your headlight and the ears that hold them and paint them in the same tone of white that was with the rest of the bike. Other options are a yezdi dome which i think is plastic and using after market aluminium ears. Look pretty neat as well. The basic point would be to keep the main flow of colour at all the right places.
We bought a chrome headlight for exactly one reason, its chrome. Didn't want everything to have paint on it. A little detailed chrome does look good.

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5) How about doing away with the front indicators ? or finding another place for them like where the reflectors are under your tank are right now ? you could also keep just one horn and install it on the chassis downtubes right behind and under the headlight , so it is hidden from view. That is where the stock horns are installed i believe . Also why only a left RVM and no right or only Right RVM ?
The front indicators are placed below the tank itself na. Will try relocating the horns though. Left RVM?! Same as the Enfield Cafe Racer.

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I love your seat ( how comfortable is it ? ) . Love the simplicity of the front console (any plans of adding an RXZ tachometer ? ) . I also love the way you have kept the stock decals and merged the shapes of the tank with the side panels and the side panels with the cowl. I think the cowl and the seat are the best parts of the bike ( anyway you could camoflage those 2 screws on your cowl ? ) . The rear indicators look neat as does the cutout for the brake light ( the underside of the latter needs to be covered , guess ur number plate will do that )
No plans on adding a RXZ tachometer. Yup, the number plate will hide the underside.

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ps: You need to replace the red cafe-d Bullet with a Cafe-d RD350
Yup, would love to make an RD350 cafe racer. A friend of mine is interested in doing it. We'll see what works out. Right now, I've spent enough on the RX. If I ever sell it, the next project will probably be a RD350.
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Which stickers?! The Gabriel ones? or the engine ones? Will try putting on round RVM and see how they suit.
the gabriel and the proton. The engine one is painted right? The exhaust should be all black

Also I think it would be better to remove the chrome cap on the rear shock so that only the spring is seen. You can photoshop it and see if you like it.

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Old 27th November 2008, 17:17   #218
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The Proton doesn't have a sticker. Its a plate on the silencer, would like to keep it since it'd look like a local silencer otherwise. The engine ones have stock Yamaha and YEIS stickers. Giving the proton a coat of black and getting the bottle buffed.

Had planned to remove the chrome shock caps, thought it'd have looked good if the springs were chrome. Will give it a try though.
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Old 30th November 2008, 00:58   #219
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Yes, the RD350 would be the next project. But I caant afford to keep and maintain 3 bikes. So the RX Cafe Racer will have to go incase I get a good RD.

And considering the amount we've spent on the RX, its definitely not gonna go cheap.

Anyways heres are some behind the scene pics of the stage between 26th June and now

My Yamaha RX100 Cafe Racer modification thread! Dec 09 - back to stock!-11.jpg

The bike as it was originally purchased.
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"Clubman" handleabars fitted for measurements.
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Khalil-bhai and his guy working on the elongated tank. His job is the best.
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Both the Enfields were used extensively to ensure that the RX was ready in time.
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The bike with the "Clubman" handlebar, shortened seatbase and elongated tank.
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The bike fitted with a temporary seat.
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Imran (Andheri East) working on the seat. He's one of the best guys for the job
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Meanwhile the rest of the bike is assembled. The bike was assembled at 3 different places. The engine, wheels were assembled at one place, electricals at another and body parts at another. All 3 mechanics were complaining that it would have been easier and faster had all the work been done by one guy. Have to agree 100% with him.
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While the other parts are sent for painting
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The bike getting assembled.
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Cafe Racer Part 2 completed...not yet!!! Silencer, brakes and Registration still pending.
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The disastrous first photoshoot. We wait for a mechanic to come and take our bike.
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And then we watch as a mechanic takes our bike away.
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The bike being towed from Bandra to Santacruz.
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Lookin at the before and after photographs i have to say Awesome!
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Old 1st December 2008, 10:05   #221
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This photo feature was very nice. People seldom realize the effort that goes into a build like this.

Better to keep this bike man, you will never find a buyer for the efforts you have put in. Bikes like these are keepers.
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You have a point there crazydiablo, but lets see how it goes.

Anyways here's the other seat. Its not yet ready so looks a bit wierd and empty from behind.
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Although the brakes and number plates are not yet ready here are the latest pics of the bike :
Awesome effort there V12.

How does the longer tank affect your handling?

Bike looks terrific.
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Old 21st December 2008, 10:11   #224
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Can you drop me the seat mechanic's number ?
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Old 21st December 2008, 15:00   #225
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I am not that active from quite some time now (thanks to my odd job timings), any way was very much impressed. The kind of hard work, effort, time is very much appreciable. One has to realize that the kind of talent is amazing, any way the point is that the hard work has paid off and you deserve a lot of respect and applauding for it.
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