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Old 10th July 2008, 09:34   #1
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Is there any way that i could improve the ride comfort on my Yamaha RX100? I mean is there any special shocks that i could use to have a more comfortable ride. Any ideas for a wider seat etc. etc. Has anyone done anything like this. Please post pictures if you have.

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Old 19th February 2009, 12:05   #2
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hi,

Have been using Rx 135 for 5 years as of now, yes except the hard ride of shocks, all goes fine with Yamaha.

I would rather suggest use Gas shocks for better absorption of potholes and bad roads. Ride will be far better.

As of now it seems they have the Gabriel shocks in Yamaha.

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I have a Rx135 fitted with Pulsar shocks for Rs 1500/= . Im pretty happy with the ride quality. But you must sacrifice on the handling part. Must be careful while making fast turns. (it will not be like the stiff Yamaha suspension).
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you can buy the above listed shocks .. get better tyres as they also play little roll for comfort
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Upsize the tyre by one size and go with gas shocks, this will help. WRT seat you can change the foam to a more comfortable one, only down side is it can sag after prolonged usage.
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Old 19th February 2009, 19:33   #6
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Go for bajaj discover's rear SNS shocks.this the best shocks for any rx bike.
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Sorry for the long time before updates. Got a pair of Hero Honda rear Shocks for my ride. Had to weld in a seperate screw to give the longer shock the right angle.

Now the rear rider feels real good but the front shocks are still bad.
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Dont go riding hard with those ring weld jobs :P its dangerous, one of em snaps and you are in trouble. Front do an overhaul, again one size tyre upsize helps but will give you a slightly heavier steering, ensure you use right grade oil for the front shockies.
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SNS is the best option for the rear shox.. dont go for Pulsar ones as they are meant for a much heavier bike.. it will end up in poor ride comfort for lighter bikes like the RX100/135. Try shifting to a 3.25-16" Yezdi tyre at the rear.. works like a charm..
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SNS is the best option for the rear shox.. dont go for Pulsar ones as they are meant for a much heavier bike.. it will end up in poor ride comfort for lighter bikes like the RX100/135. Try shifting to a 3.25-16" Yezdi tyre at the rear.. works like a charm..
+1 to that.

Have been driving on 3.25-16 yezdi tyres on my 2003 RX135 now about 5 years, it has worked good for grip as well look. From mileage about 10k km, I had been running on the same, it has served well till date. Now its almost 40k km on the odo. Also last year swapped to Bajaj Discover OE - SNS shocks for rear, this has really made huge difference like a cushion ride. The hard thuds and rolls over humps are smoother now. Try for sure - SNS.

And maybe this is first time I would check the mileage kmpl, on my 4 speed RX 135. God knows what it really gives. If it gives atleast 30kmpl I am more than happy. Will let you know and update this thread. This was spurred by second hike in fuel in the year, almost end up paying 60 rs/l.

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Yes SNS works like a charm, but the only problem, it is THE BEST for solo. When you opt for pillion, you need to set it to 5th position & still its not as comfortable as you ride in solo.

Never go for 16" Yezdi wheel; it has a direct hit with your crankshaft on long run. Stick to the 18" stock or probably stick with HH CD100's rims, they're better than OE.
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Try changing the spring of the front shock absorbers to the ones from HH CD100 SS, they are excellent and a direct fit.
Improves the front suspension a lot.
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I'm using SNS shox absorbers for the rear on my RX135, it is better than stock. It proved too good over over small potholes and unavoidable bumps.
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when we are talking of the shox it is important to consider the weight of the rider. a rider with 45-50 kg weight stock or SNS will be the best were as a 80-90 kgr rider needs a pulsar or Hunk shox. RX is a 98 kg bike, fitting a Pulsar(130kg+) bike's shox with the rider just 50-60 kg will end up in a griping bike but rear will be so hard it will affect your disc/spine in the long run. this is from my experience. upsize to 3 x 18 tyres is a good thing .the the popular yezdi wheel mod is also not good for your back
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@alstonvaz - what're the spring sizes of HH? Do they match to the size of 135 or 100s? Pls shed some light here. Tks.
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