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Old 11th July 2008, 19:00   #16
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Like headers has put it, Yezdi was a little ahead of its time in very subtle ways. A big fan of the bike, but i still did not know about this oilking.
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Old 17th July 2008, 23:18   #17
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Here's a pic of an Oilking from a recent Rally On Jawa Yezdi Day
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Old 18th July 2008, 17:38   #18
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Here's a pic of an Oilking from a recent Rally On Jawa Yezdi Day
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Is This A modded One?? It has got a disc brake... and is the tank original??
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Old 25th July 2008, 16:30   #19
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Got this Info from Jawaclub:

After the regular Yezdi models that we all know off, came some relatively unknown names.

The Yezdi Supersprint project was on from somewhere around 1993 and the product that was about to see light was a faired Roadking with Expansion Chambers and heavier metal body. If in fact had it been launched, it would have been beaten some of todays road bikes, for its drop dead looks and performance.

"The latest iteration of the Roadking was nomenclatured the "Super
Sprint"
and appeared around 1995. This fully faired bike was based
upon the Roadking's mechanicals and used the same 250 cc engine. The
exhaust in the Prototype was obviously a modification of the existing
system with straight pipes unlike the normal ones, which tapered in
the end. Moreover the system was powder coated to give off a Matt
black finish. The production machine was expected to have proper
expansion chambers specially tuned to get maximum power output from
the engine. Other changes included larger wheels, possibly 18 inch
Mag Alloy wheels with 6 spokes and front fork changed to telescopic
shock ups. The "Supersprint" was prototyped in Mumbai; the model's
claywork was executed by B D Rampure; the final assembly and painting
was completed at Swadi automobiles under the supervision of Arvind
Swadi. The Bike's striking graphics and attractive colours definitely
give it a very special appearance and coupled with its enhanced
performance this could turn out to be the winner of all super bikes.
Unfortunately for reasons unknown this could never see the light of
day."

In and around 1997, came something new known as Yezdi SHOWA. Not a product from the Ideal Jawa line, it was actually a modded Roadking and was done up by the Yezdi dealer in downtown Mumbai. With Showa front forks and disc brakes, it had a higher bhp then the Roadking, expansion chambers and other mods in the engine, apart from a full fairing.

The Yezdi Supersprint:
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Old 25th July 2008, 16:58   #20
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Can you upload any pics of the Yezdi Showa please??
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IMO, the yezdi did not need much advancements to keep up with the newer bikes. It was good as it was during the later stages of its production.
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Guys im being offered a 1987 Yezdi roadking which is run with CB points.Its being offered at 20K.
advise me what i should look for and if the price is okie?
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20K for a 20+ year old bike is too much. Market price is around 5 to 8K for good bikes!
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Hi All

I have created a separate thread on Yezdi 350 (The Yezdi 350 Thread) from this thread.

Please continue all the Yezdi 250 discussion there
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Here's a pic of an Oilking from a recent Rally On Jawa Yezdi Day
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The Yezdi OIL King looks exactly like a ROAD KING.
It has some room made in the Clutch bell cover, which is houses an OIL pump.
This was an model exported to IRAN & the same quality product was sold here by the name OIL KING. Very few ones around though.

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Guys im being offered a 1987 Yezdi roadking which is run with CB points.Its being offered at 20K.
advise me what i should look for and if the price is okie?
If I were you I'd offer him 8-10K, more if condition is great.
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Old 1st August 2008, 19:54   #27
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check out
BikePics - 1995 Jawa YEZDI ROADKING

BikePics - 1995 Jawa YEZDI ROADKING

Old mechies even say that the oil king didn't actually have an oil pump and people say that the oil pump wasnt very successful, can some one shed more light on this?


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Here's a pic of an Oilking from a recent Rally On Jawa Yezdi Day
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/...3327a6fc_o.jpg (credit to who snapped it)

This one with the separate kick-gear levers looks more like an JAWA import than a yezdi!

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The ownership of the Ideal Jawa India Ltd (Yezdi) never changed hands. The Co was founded by Mr Irani in the 60s then after he passed away it was run by Mr Tempton Irani and Mr Boman Irani till it closed down, i have known a family member of the Iranis for long hence this Input. Btw now the Factory place has been sold off and a big residential complex is gonna take its place. Sad real Sad.
Yea, a similar thing i heard. that it did okay as long as the founder ran it, after his death, the founders children were not as enthusiastic about the comany, happy with their brewery bussiness they didnt manage this as seriously as they should have leading to problems with the staff/workers, in the 90's when the euro norms came into effect adding to problems and also lost out after liberalization to newer jap bikes that came out offered mileage but one ended up spending on servicing one of those.

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I don't know where people get the idea that Yezdi was ahead of it's days. Well, this may have had some truth in the 60's, but certainly not in the 70's and by the 80's Yezdi was so far behind in technology, which is why it had to shut shop.
Completely agree with kuttapan here. 60's JAWA was tech of its times but then backwardness not just with yezdi or bikes or cars, thats what happened to all of India because of the sudershan period imposed by the congress, effectively blocking new tech from the country.
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This one with the separate kick-gear levers looks more like an JAWA import than a yezdi!
No that is an Oilking, the separate kick lever is a local modification. I have seen this modification done on a couple of bikes I know.

Oilking was not a myth, the bike exists, albeit very few.

The trouble with the indian public is that they refuse to change, adding 2T oil to petrol was ingrained in them, so maintaining 2T in a tank was cumbersome, leading to lost of engines seizing. Why, people used to remove oil pumps on RD's, RX's etc and go back to adding 2T in the tank. Admit that some engines may have seized due to faulty oil pump, but more often, an emply 2T tank was the culprit.

When I bought my RD, it was missing the oil pump, reason o.wner gave was that he wanted added power
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No that is an Oilking, the separate kick lever is a local modification. I have seen this modification done on a couple of bikes I know.

Oilking was not a myth, the bike exists, albeit very few.

The trouble with the indian public is that they refuse to change, adding 2T oil to petrol was ingrained in them, so maintaining 2T in a tank was cumbersome, leading to lost of engines seizing. Why, people used to remove oil pumps on RD's, RX's etc and go back to adding 2T in the tank. Admit that some engines may have seized due to faulty oil pump, but more often, an emply 2T tank was the culprit.

When I bought my RD, it was missing the oil pump, reason o.wner gave was that he wanted added power
I thought was an import as it has a different tank(or its just a effect of the sticker), front disc, separate kick & gear lever, different front mud guard, bigger front wheel so looks different from a standard yezdi kind.

My mechie also says oil pump version flopped because of the same every reason.
never disagreed with whether it exists, Oil tank was near the battery box, and the engine ran the pump.

That yezdi exported to Iran was news to me.
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