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Old 22nd September 2009, 19:13   #241
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Hey V12/Gordon , have spent a chunk of productive time reading your exploits on this bike.
Dont mean to bring up bad memories but reading this last post was like reading a very tragic novel.
Very very sad to see that after all the time and effort spent this bike was not driver friendly.
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Old 5th December 2009, 14:25   #242
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Ordered for the following parts:
  • Tank:
    Wanted a cherry red one, but it seems its no longer made. You get only black and maroon. Will pick the black one. Costs Rs 1000. But I'm still not very convinced, since the engine, hubs, forks and frame are also black. I really wanted the cherry red tank. And no I'm not looking for a paint job. There just isn't any time for that.
  • Seat:
    Original seat for Rs 550.
  • Front mudguard:
    Black (fibre). Was thinking of the chrome front mudguard, but then decided against it because of risk to rust AND that it'll be from a company called "Top".
  • Rear Mudguard: Chrome.
  • Brake Pedal
  • Taillight Bracket
  • Handlebar upper mounts
  • Spark Plug Connector
  • Tank Rubbers
I still have some old parts, will retain them instead of buying new ones. They include:
  • Gear Lever
  • Mirrors
  • Back Rest Rod
  • Handlebar
  • Side stand
  • Tank Lid
  • Proton will be retained
I've to search for the footpeg rod assembly and the rubbers. Will get the following work done too:
  • Clean carb
  • Replace some bulbs and check wiring again
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Old 5th December 2009, 16:47   #243
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Hey I need a tank too. Where can I get it from?
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Old 5th December 2009, 19:45   #244
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The original tank costs about Rs 2500. A local one costs Rs 1050. Picked it today.

The seat I ordered came today but wasn't quite good. So rejected it. The original seat from Yamaha Service Center costs a whooping Rs 950 compared to the local ones ranging from Rs 450 to Rs 750.

Getting the seat made for Rs 500 with the stripe cover and Yamaha 'painted' at the back, single PU foam, and fibre seat base. Will be ready tomorrow.

The mudguards (both black fibre) and handlebar mounts will be arriving in about half hour.

Found the footrest assembly, footpeg rubbers, one mirror and the older handlebar. They were in bad condition, so have already given it for painting. Will be ready tomorrow hopefully.
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The original tank costs about Rs 2500. A local one costs Rs 1050. Picked it today.

The seat I ordered came today but wasn't quite good. So rejected it. The original seat from Yamaha Service Center costs a whooping Rs 950 compared to the local ones ranging from Rs 450 to Rs 750.

Getting the seat made for Rs 500 with the stripe cover and Yamaha 'painted' at the back, single PU foam, and fibre seat base. Will be ready tomorrow.

The mudguards (both black fibre) and handlebar mounts will be arriving in about half hour.

Found the footrest assembly, footpeg rubbers, one mirror and the older handlebar. They were in bad condition, so have already given it for painting. Will be ready tomorrow hopefully.
Where did you get the tank from? I need to buy one immediately.

Are you getting the seat made from the guy I referred you to?
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Old 6th December 2009, 10:12   #246
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Where did you get the tank from? I need to buy one immediately.
Got the tank from Laxmi Scooter Parts at D.N. Nagar, near Indian Oil, Andheri. Only two colors are available, black and maroon.

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Are you getting the seat made from the guy I referred you to?
Will call up Imran today and ask for his quote. For a stock RX seat its not much a seat-maker can do. The single PU foam, cover and seat base are all ready. They only have to put it together and give the final stitching or punching at the bottom.

If its anything higher than Rs 500 I'll get it done from the local seat guy.
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Old 6th December 2009, 17:37   #247
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Got some more work done on the bike today. Fixed the front number plates and the fork boots. The rear number plate has also been mounted. Here's a pic of it. Will post better pics later.
Hey v12
From where can i get those number plates made?
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Old 6th December 2009, 21:46   #248
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Almost done. Did the following:
  • New tank and tank rubbers.
  • New seat from Perfect Seats, Imran.
  • New taillight bracket.
  • New gear lever cam.
  • New brake pedal.
  • New rear mudguard flap.
  • Old footrest assembly with footpeg rubbers.
  • Old back-rest.
  • Old handlebar, painted. Also new handlebar mounts and bolts.
  • Old rear mudguard.
  • Old smaller indicators.
  • Cleaned carb, pulls very well!
Pending parts and work:
  • Front fibre mudguard.
  • Taillight assembly.
  • Check whole wiring.
  • Paint side panels to black.
  • Wash and polish entire bike!
Will post the pics of the bike tomorrow after I get the front mudguard and taillight assembly.
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Really enjoyed riding the Yamaha Cafe Racer, I guess I rode it the most, the longest trip was from Andheri to Bhayander. Will miss it !
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Finally the bike is completely stock. Only the rear number plate is pending.

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Old 15th December 2009, 13:45   #251
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I think Gordy you should get the stock handlebar and the stock silencer, then it'll be complete, although I still would miss the Yamaha Cafe Racer !
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Dont like the way the front handlebar and the headlight looks
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Yes, we too miss the Cafe Racer. But we just miss seeing it since the bike was hardly ridden by Gordy or myself. Chetanya was the one who used to ride the bike almost dialy from Andheri to Bhayender.

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I think Gordy you should get the stock handlebar and the stock silencer, then it'll be complete, although I still would miss the Yamaha Cafe Racer !
Not sure if we will fit the standard handlebar since we find this handlebar very comfortable. The handlebar-light placement does look a bit wierd since the handlebar is high, the light is low and theres a lot of gap between the light and the speedo.

Anyways the rear number plates have been fixed by now. Will post pics by evening.

Another problem you will notice in the pics is that the tank and panels are not of the same color. Trying to get a set of panels in the exact shade of the tank.
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We're already looking to sell the Proton Silencer, but no buyer yet. Only then I can get the stock silencer. I have the older silencer, but its dented and the chrome isn't good.

We didn't remove the clamps of the clip-ons simply because it'd be a pain to open the top triple tree. Next month we'll be changing the footrest assembly, another mirror, stock indicators, remove the clip-on and shorter headlight clamps and get the stock headlight clamps.
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Have you found out the price of a new stock exhaust?
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