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Old 9th January 2009, 21:42   #1
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This is my RD that i built about 3 yrs ago(had it since 1999). Would you beleive it took 8 other Rd350 sacrifices to make this one. The chassis is from a 83 RD350(original japanese chassis was a bit different), along with LT cylinders, with indian Mikuni carbs and silencers. I even two other sets of cylinder kits, both HT, but one a complete HT the Japanese carb and Japanese flat tail silencers. Already have collected numerous extra parts like and extra original seat, 2 sets of mudguards and guages, and loads of rubber staff for the cylinder heards and carb covers. I even have the very limited edition mitsubishi alternater( the normal ones used hitachi, or was it the other way around), which were high powered alternaters specially imported for the bikes used with sirens and lights for haryana CM's pilot vehicles.
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Excuse that BMW sticker there, would you? my younger brother put it there to hid a scratch.



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This looks almost exactly like my bike - except that it is now an engine-less frame...engine in Bangalore for the last year and a half, I think.

Good on ya, mate. Keep her running - I feel sad for mine.
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Good bike. its quite rare to get the Red side reflectors on the tail red lamp. what you get is normally the red tail lamp with yellow side reflectors

can u post some pics of the other side of the bike ?
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Dont ride it often though. I do take a look at it somethings, and every time i'am puzzled if i should probably sell it off to someone who can take better care of it than i, but then again, i do remember the thrills, and the numerous scratches and marks we got while we were together. Maybe the passion never ends.
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Good bike. its quite rare to get the Red side reflectors on the tail red lamp. what you get is normally the red tail lamp with yellow side reflectors
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The red tail lamp always came with red side reflectors - see my bike on my garage, its the same. I also have a spare of the tail-lamp lens - it is exactly the same.
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Good bike. its quite rare to get the Red side reflectors on the tail red lamp. what you get is normally the red tail lamp with yellow side reflectors

can u post some pics of the other side of the bike ?
Those reflectors were probably the hardest parts to collect, even the orange ones a pretty tough(6 sided ones).
The Indicators came in 3 sizes, long for police bikes, med for normal bikes and short which used to come on later bikes(because you would almost always kick it off the bike while mounting or getting off it). Its got the long one at the front and mediums at the rear, the short ones are way to ugly. The police bike had the longer ones so that they could mount the round police plate on it, and i think they were the only ones to come with the white and the black colour from the factory, Civilian ones were only blue,red and silver as far as i know.

These pics were taken while the bike still had the LT cylinders,carbs and silencers, now its totally HT. I found these pics so i thought i'll post them. I'll post the latest pics in some time, maybe tomm.
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Haryana CMs pilot vehicles.Lol.I think i ll ask the security staff.i know them. haha.But a nice looking bike you got there..I havet seen it much on the road though.
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I use it with the PNF-350 number plate here, mostly for daily rounds to the university.
I think only punjab,haryana,U.P., and Delhi used Police bikes.
While visiting Chautala, i used to see a couple of them when i was young. Heard there are still a few standing in police station in Jind, waiting to be scrapped. There are about 5 standing in the Chandigarh traffic police station, they too waiting to be scrapped.
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Well i got intouch with the official who deals with the sale of offical vehicles and i dont think there is a single yamaha rd 350 left with them now. All sold or scrapped. I think i ve seen this bike if thats the number you use.
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Nice looking bike.Good job,buddy!
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This looks almost exactly like my bike - except that it is now an engine-less frame...engine in Bangalore for the last year and a half, I think.

Good on ya, mate. Keep her running - I feel sad for mine.
Why does your vehicles always lands up at wrong people's hands

Where is it, i will do something if i can help
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Great job mate, nice choice of colour too.

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Hi there,
This is my RD that i built about 3 yrs ago.... The chassis is from a 83 RD350(original japanese chassis was a bit different) ..... put it there to hid a scratch.
Hi Brutus,
That's interesting. I too have a stock '83 RD 350.
In what way did the Japanese chassis differ from the
later Escorts made chassis??
And that's a nice looking RD

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Hi there,
This is my RD that i built about 3 yrs ago(had it since 1999). Would you beleive it took 8 other Rd350 sacrifices to make this one. The chassis is from a 83 RD350(original japanese chassis was a bit different), along with LT cylinders, with indian Mikuni carbs and silencers. I even two other sets of cylinder kits, both HT, but one a complete HT the Japanese carb and Japanese flat tail silencers. Already have collected numerous extra parts like and extra original seat, 2 sets of mudguards and guages, and loads of rubber staff for the cylinder heards and carb covers. I even have the very limited edition mitsubishi alternater( the normal ones used hitachi, or was it the other way around), which were high powered alternaters specially imported for the bikes used with sirens and lights for haryana CM's pilot vehicles.
Bikram

Excuse that BMW sticker there, would you? my younger brother put it there to hid a scratch.
Looks like a very well kept & well assembled beast. Dont know how she moves so cant say on that front. Those are LT exhausts right? If not, then do let me know where you got the HT ones???

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Thanks guys,
The Jap RD aint much different, but its frame is slightly different shaped ,especially around the rear footpeg area, much like the norton featherweight frame, and some sections are re-enforced from the factory. Rest is just the same. The earlier Jap RD350(72-82), with 5 gears had a lot of differences, including the cylinder kits, silencers, carbs, engine side panels,etc.

When these pictures were clicked, it had the LT kit, so it used the LT silencer with it. The Stock(HT) silencers are only used with the HT kit, so at present it has the HT silencers on.

I have run either silencer units with both cylinders kits, and never felt the difference in power levels, but psychologically you dont feel it, because the howl of the pipes make it sound like its going at twice the speed, and here you miss it. The jap pipes dos'nt have any low end rumpty-rumpty sound effect like the indian pipes do. Instead its just play dumb here. But when it wakes up, it howls louder than a new born.

I told you i sacrificed 8 bikes for this one. 90% parts are from other bikes to complete this one, and the Jap pipes too are off one of those.

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