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Old 20th February 2009, 21:34   #16
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I saw one RX 100 yesterday 94 model single owner the bike looks in a pathetic state mechanic says the only thing he can use out of this bike would be the chasis and the engine cover, I almost jumped into it but the owner wants 15 K thats way to pricy for that bike not worth it for that price. Mech says it wont fetch more than 7 K also owner says he lost the document where it says he has paid off all his dues by escorts so we decided not to go for the expensive 15 K chasis and engine case.

Esteem can you please check if your friend wants to sell his TN rego RX 100.

Anyone is it possible to add the Digital CDI module into the RX 100's CDI module? If yes which DCDI and is it a straight fit?

Guys please if you have time please visit mouthshut and read reviews about RX 135 5 and 4 speed people seem to experience

1) Strong vibration after 70 k speed
2) Starting problem
3) Port layout are not proper
4) People regretting they didn't go for RX 100 this they say it in a polished way.
5) Only one person agrees that it has got state of the art gear box.
6) MIleage 25 - 30 per litre(Not a concern for me)

My usage of RX 100 would be
1) Not for racing and I doubt I have the reflexes fot it anymore
2) Will be used only on the weekends driven only to envy the neighbours and the YAMAHA fans as it will be well maitained polished sparkling clean stock condition "------- color Yamaha".
3) And to tell stories about Yamaha RX 100 to the younger generation.
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Old 21st February 2009, 00:39   #17
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Hi RX100 seeker,

I would suggest to go for RX135 5 speed, it is far betteer than RX100. There ia no rattling issue in RX135 when compared to RX100. I recently bought a 2000 model Rx135 5s in bangalore for 20k and spent 5K to get it run smooth.
I have a known good mechanic near Kodambakkam, His name is Shiva - He is a Superbike Mechanic, I guess he should have many contacts who are selling RX100's and 135's. He also has a 2000 Model RXZ 4 speed for sale with front & Rear Disks and proton Silencer.
PM me for his Mobile number and u can refer my name.
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Old 21st February 2009, 05:56   #18
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As explained, just forget the RX100.
The 135 five speed is excellent, but you cannot find one in good condition without paying an exhorbitant price for it.

Buy a cheap 4speed and work it up. 5speed barrels and gearbox are easy and cheap to buy. The 5speed heads are difficult to find brand new, so your existing 4 speed's head will need to be modified for proper compression, MSV.
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Dear All

Thanks for all your valuable suggestions, I have changed my mind and decided to go with RX 135 4 speed and upgrade to 5 or getting a 5 speed if its a good deal. Thanks again everyone for guiding me in the right path.
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Hello Everyone

Please help me with the list of questions below on RX 135

1) What is RXZ from which year to which year was this?
2) RX 135 4/5 speed with/without cat con from which year to which year?
3) RX 135 4 speed YEIS escorts engine from which year to which year?
4) At any point of time was RXG re-badged to RX135 if yes then which year to which year?
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There is something different about the RX100 that u dont get in the 135 - apart from the exhaust note which got muted thanks to the cat con..

going a bit OT - there were some rumours back in the late 80s ( i think the first 2/3 yrs of the RX100 launch ) that YAMAHA was selling 125cc engines in the guise of the 100 which was supposedly the reason for the segment leading performance of the RX. wonder whether that was true
Actually yamaha launched RX125 before the RXG in response to thje shogun
similar to rx100 but had a square headlamp with fairing.
I actually saw a couple of them in 1998 & wondered if it was ever launched
then found its review in an old auto india issue
Does anyone know what happened to it?
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Actually yamaha launched RX125 before the RXG in response to thje shogun
similar to rx100 but had a square headlamp with fairing.
I actually saw a couple of them in 1998 & wondered if it was ever launched
then found its review in an old auto india issue
Does anyone know what happened to it?
I doubt it my friend but there is always a factor which you need t respect ignorance. So guys is this new model did exist as per vikram please give the from to the end year thanks.
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I didn't think the RX125 ever saw the light of the day but when I was in school, I saw plenty of RXs around Bangalore sporting a RX125 decal on the toolboxes. The decals looked more like the gaudy aftermarket kinds rather than a Yamaha factory job. As far as I know, the first 125cc Yamaha for India was the YBX125 and it was a four stroke.
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Actually yamaha launched RX125 before the RXG in response to thje shogun
similar to rx100 but had a square headlamp with fairing.
I actually saw a couple of them in 1998 & wondered if it was ever launched
then found its review in an old auto india issue
Does anyone know what happened to it?
Yes, i remember. They were considering launching it here but it wasn never launched. The one you saw must be company owned bikes, or some other RX made to look like it. The RX125 emblem shape was also different compared to RX100 and RXG.
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The RX125 Tiger was a very short lived model. I have personally seen only a few examples on the road. I remember Ludhiana's Hero Honda dealership's owner (Kalsi Motors) had an RX125 tiger during his college days and it is running till date as it is regularly maintained by the service station work force.

Freewill, don't be so much bothered about what model ran from what year and all. Just buy an RX135 4 speed for cheap and start modding it.
Suggested mods:
First thing. Make sure all papers are complete.

1) New 5 speed barrels and gearbox.
2) RDD CDI ignition upgrade
3) Foam airfilter. Preferably UNI airfilter + bigger mainjet
4) Disk brake in front. Bajaj Pulsar fork legs and disk brake setup is a direct fit.
5) Check all cycle parts. New rear shocks. Either victor, pulsar gas shox or some other. I will have to check which one is best fit for it. Also depends on your weight.
6) Good quality engine oil, 2T oil. Motul, Agip are good choices.

Come to this stage and see if you are satisfied. Otherwise, there's a whole new world of tuned 2 strokes that awaits you ;-)
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How many times this has happened you settle on a different item than the original one you were looking for and voila the original search pops-up from the blue.

Yesterday I bought RX 100 December 88 model Single Owner.

Today I will be sorting the paperwork then will be working on the bike to make it look stock condtion. Please find attached pic of the motor bike.

One question do I work on the cosmetics first or the machine?
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The RX125 Tiger was a very short lived model. I have personally seen only a few examples on the road. I remember Ludhiana's Hero Honda dealership's owner (Kalsi Motors) had an RX125 tiger during his college days and it is running till date as it is regularly maintained by the service station work force.
Tiger was not RX125, Tiger was a 135cc sold alongside RX135 after the RXG episode. Difference between tiger and the regular RX135 was in the indicators, speedo console, seats etc. which looked really bad and cheap. Tiger was a less expensive model.
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This bike looks quite neat first lift the barrel and check the bore condition, crank, piston etc then start your restoration of engine after that you can pump money in cosmatics and RX restoration is not that costly you can manage it within 15K max.
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yes understood but except one thing. The crank shaft has a connecting rod and main bearings so when you remove the barrel you shake the connecting rod to find out if its fine or not. If there is a shake I should replace the connecting rod and the main bearings rite.

What about the crank shaft does it need replacing? How do you find out?

Today i sent the papers for name change, FC and Insurance. Once all this is through I will get into the act.
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Tiger was not RX125, Tiger was a 135cc sold alongside RX135 after the RXG episode. Difference between tiger and the regular RX135 was in the indicators, speedo console, seats etc. which looked really bad and cheap. Tiger was a less expensive model.
I stand corrected. The Tiger was indeed a cheaper short lived 135. Don't know why I included the word "Tiger" in my earlier post. Should have been a little less excited while typing. The RX100 just puts me off because it was, for all intents and purposes, overhyped and anaemic with very limited aftermarket support unless there is a lot of money involved.

Anyways, congrats for your purchase Freewill. Ride safe.
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