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Old 11th October 2008, 16:20   #61
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@2StrokeJunkie- Yeah you are right, patience is what is needed.

I had got a call now from a local mechanic who told me that there is 1 in malad,so went with him to check it out in the afternoon, saw it lying in a garage, the moment i could ask something more about it, the mechanic who works there says, "yeh tooh bikh gaya hai"( its already been sold).

So i returned to my office waiting for another day and another call..,

I might go to malad to check out another RD in the evening.
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Old 11th October 2008, 22:08   #62
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dont worry man. you will find your dream machine soon enough. its better to wait than to regret best of luck in your quest
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Old 29th October 2008, 04:42   #63
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Things have changed alot buddy. Specially in your city. Not only does ur city have a good mechanic, but has the specialists. Daily Commuting, no stalling issues, perfectly timed, CDI's etc etc, enough to make an old RD rider scared of the full potential that it churns out.

True Insaneroller, lotsa specialists but honest ones are rare and parts even harder to find. Met all the specialists from all over Bangy when I had my RD. And I personally believe classic vehicles should be looked after with love and care and used occassionally so that they last longer. Anyway thats just my opinion.
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Old 27th November 2009, 03:27   #64
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Hi Guys,

First of all thanks for all the suggessions, I posted this fourm very long back and could not update after that, i apologize for that, the bike owner has shown some interst and rebuilt it, the bike is in excellent condition now with new paint and engine jobs, i think now its worth buying for 45K, but not sure if he sells it or not, but he will sell not less than for 70K now. being a good friend of his, i can see the bike almost every weekend. thats the satisfying thing for me and i am not of a show off kind of a person, i love RD for its true values. and for Pradeep and other guy asked if it was in HSR layout in Bangalore, Yes i stay in HSR layout and the bike owner also stays here.

I once again thank all for all the suggession and feedback.

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Old 29th February 2016, 18:53   #65
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Hi all,
Its been really a long wait for the dream machine, meanwhile I bought a jawa 350, and a continental GT( not the Bently one ) I am happy with both and then I stumbled upon this decent looking RD 350 (1989), the owner says its HT, how ever I doubt that, as according to my readings about the legend, the HT was manufactured only till 1985, and the bike in question definitely doesn't look govt. registered.
the engine No is: 1A1511758.
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Please suggest,
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Hi all,
Its been really a long wait for the dream machine, meanwhile I bought a jawa 350, and a continental GT( not the Bently one ) I am happy with both and then I stumbled upon this decent looking RD 350 (1989), the owner says its HT, how ever I doubt that, as according to my readings about the legend, the HT was manufactured only till 1985, and the bike in question definitely doesn't look govt. registered.
the engine No is: 1A1511758.
Please tell me if that series belongs to the HT numbering series or not. the owner is currently asking for 1.50L, Attachment 1481439

Attachment 1481440

Attachment 1481441 (which I thing can be brought down a bit with some serious haggling.)

Please suggest,
Not sure if it's HT or LT, but for the price and the condition the bike looks to be in(assuming everything is working), it does look to be a sweet deal.

Let me know if you drop the plan of buying this and If you can help me with purchasing. I have been on hunt for an RD, but the prices are beyond sky high.
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Not sure if it's HT or LT, but for the price and the condition the bike looks to be in(assuming everything is working), it does look to be a sweet deal.

Let me know if you drop the plan of buying this and If you can help me with purchasing. I have been on hunt for an RD, but the prices are beyond sky high.
Well for now the plan to go for another high maintenance mistress is shelved, how ever apart from my personal considerations, i have some genuine doubt about the credibility of the documents of the above mentioned bike. so in case you want to go for her, check if all the documents are in place, the owner seems sceptic about providing the documents even after persistent insistence .
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The RD 350s today are costing anywhere between 250,000 to even 400,000 in Bangalore depending on their condition.

It seems like an investment today, it might go up even higher in coming years.

Please remember you will always be proud that you are very few owners or the last owners of 2 cylinder 2 strokes ever made.
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It is worth buying if you are a true blue bike enthusiast and don't mind endless hours searching for spares, running pillar to post for a good mechanic and shelling out obscene amounts on the bike.
The reward is nothing but a bike so full of character with sheer music from that parallel twin that no damned 4stroke can ever dream of + hair raising sort of performance. If you have money, buy, buy, buy
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Its really true, that RD is worth each penny that you pay, I paid a hefty amount for the bike, and then the spares. But the fun and the rush that the RD gives you when you ride it is beyond words to describe.

I myself had been a die hard fan of an RD for years, but every year what ever amount I saved, the RD used to go beyond that, Finally 2 years back I got hold of one, and have been enjoying it since then.

Did a solo 300km run on that, and it was really fun. If you treat it well, its there to stay.

So put on your helmets n just enjoy it...
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