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Old 20th November 2009, 14:58   #76
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Hi Team,
A nice thread and brings back great memories !
I have a 1992 model silver RX, which has a strange 'sales' story behind it. I tried to sell it off twice, but strange enough both times when i rode it off to the buyer, the tyres punctured. The first time it happened i was on way to show the bike to a prospective buyer and the second time i had fixed up the price and was going to deliver it when it punctured. I have NOT sold it yet !

Now I use it only once or twice a year and feel 10 years younger while riding it.
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Hi Team,
A nice thread and brings back great memories !
I have a 1992 model silver RX, which has a strange 'sales' story behind it. I tried to sell it off twice, but strange enough both times when i rode it off to the buyer, the tyres punctured. The first time it happened i was on way to show the bike to a prospective buyer and the second time i had fixed up the price and was going to deliver it when it punctured. I have NOT sold it yet !

Now I use it only once or twice a year and feel 10 years younger while riding it.
Thanks rxpaul- sorry for the belated acknowledgement.
The other day my bike was parked on its centre stand on a loose soil patch.It toppled and the rear left indicator was dislodged after the black rubber body link cracked up.Now this is common occurrence for all RX 100 owners.I may have changed the rear indicators "n" number of times during the past 19 years. The front ones rarely give up.Luckily after the fall the petrol tank paint was intact which I feared could have been scratched.
Now this time I tried something new-bought Fevikwik and tightly held the rubber part, joining the cracked portion.Soon it dried and the cracked parts were joined stiffly.Then I applied Fevicol liberally to prevent water seepage and the result has been excellent!
Spent Rs 5/- and saved Rs 80/-. Hopefully the thing should last!

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Old 13th February 2010, 22:39   #78
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The indicator after the fixing!The shiny surfaces on the black rubber are due to the adhesive.
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Old 27th June 2010, 19:30   #79
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My bike has completed 20 years on the road on 06/06/2010.Am renovating it with little efforts. Recently, the speedo would not work.Bought a new cable (the cable is easy to blame always) and fitted it. But to no avail. the speedo won't simply work.So took it to the Y.A.S.S. and the fault was found in the speedo gear attached to the wheel drum.I got that replaced. Most of all I was in search of new side panels of the original wine red colour. The Y.A.S.S. could give me a new one for the right side. Here it is and the look is fresh now.However the left one remains as it is as it will be made available in the next one/two weeks.
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The tail light cover is new.
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And the front Yamaha monogram is also replaced.

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Old 30th October 2010, 19:07   #80
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The bike has been done up now with the speedo working. The gear (OE) on the front wheel disc was replaced at the Y.A.S.S.
The two side panels have been replaced with brand new wine red ones from the Y.A.S.S. alongwith the RX 100 logos fitted therein.The right side panel was bought and fitted first. Then after a wait of nearly two months the left side panel arrived.The YASS people were tired of my phone calls and informed me when the consignment arrived. I picked it up and got it fitted the next day.Thanks to the YASS - the spares are still available!
Touchwood! The bike runs hassle free now into its 21st year.
My Red Yamaha RX 100-dsc06049.jpg

My Red Yamaha RX 100-dsc06050.jpg

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@Anjan - Did Yamaha come up with this color in OE? I thought they only had a wine red color isn't it?

Also try changing the rubber bush in the kicker, it looks odd at this stage.

Do you have rubbers on the cylinder & cylinder head? If not, buy one & get them fixed & it helps reduce vibrations a lot.
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@Anjan - Did Yamaha come up with this color in OE? I thought they only had a wine red color isn't it?

Also try changing the rubber bush in the kicker, it looks odd at this stage.

Do you have rubbers on the cylinder & cylinder head? If not, buy one & get them fixed & it helps reduce vibrations a lot.
Yes Yamaha had this kind of a metallic wine red shade from 1987 onwards. This was replaced in the late 1990's with the darker wine red shade.The RXG's too came in the dark shade.
Thanks for the suggestions.The rubbers are fitted to the cylinder head.
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This picture is from 1993, when the bike was 3 years old.The original paint in the OE side panels look fresh. I got them repainted later sometime in the late 1990s with a dull finish. Finally now in 2010, I have changed the panels altogether as paint colours did not match!
My Red Yamaha RX 100-dsc06078.jpg
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About three weeks ago the bike had starting problems. I took it for a check up to the YASS. They checked up the bike. I thought it would be a fouled up spark plug so got it changed. The carburettor was also cleaned up and the electricals also checked.
The mechanics however told me that the engine compression had gone down and the engine seizure can take place anytime. The piston and rings have to be replaced. It was getting late and so I left with the bike thinking I would get the work done soon. But enroute home the bike's engine got seized.There was a metallic sound - I stopped the engine and pulled it back home which was about a km away.Since then I did not have the time to get it repaired.Only yesterday I took it to my trusted 2 wheeler mechanic. The bike is being opened up and there appears to be a crank bearing failure too.
The bike has just run about 50 K kms in its 20 years with me. It got all the TLC from me always. This appears to be an oil pump failure trigerring the engine failure but will be confirmed tomorrow as the work is on.The RX 100 engine is quite tough and endures about 70000 kms or more without any trouble as many of us know. I always check the oil level in the oil chamber so there was no oil starvation of any kind.
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Old 31st December 2010, 06:30   #85
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......... But enroute home the bike's engine got seized.There was a metallic sound - I stopped the engine and pulled it back home which was about a km away........This appears to be an oil pump failure trigerring the engine failure but will be confirmed tomorrow as the work is on.
Sad to hear that anjan. That is the reason i dont trust the oil pump. My rx135 oil pump was also stopping sometime, so I removed it alltogether. Now oil with petrol is doing a great job.
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Sad to hear that anjan. That is the reason i dont trust the oil pump. My rx135 oil pump was also stopping sometime, so I removed it alltogether. Now oil with petrol is doing a great job.
Thanks Chipz. Feel disheartened when we take all the care and the unexpected happens.Thats when Murphy's Law becomes applicable and the unexpected happens.
Feel I should have also checked the oil pump functioning.
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As predicted, it was the oil pump that turned out to be the culprit.The thing did not and however cannot warn you as its smugly located in its hideout under the engine.There are no warning lights. A warning light for oil is not very difficult to install as OE by bike and scooter makers who have autolube systems fitted in their machines. It save s such costly repairs and embarrassment to owners.
I am told that RX100's have run for about 120,000 to 140,000 kms without the first engine overhaul and not 70-75,000 kms as mentioned by me in an earlier post.
In my bike the two main crank bearings were minus any oil, the crankshaft was dry and the engine failing. I wanted to fit a new engine block with a standard sized piston but the YASS says these are not being supplied anymore.
All the other engine overhaul parts and clutch were available with the YASS.I preferred a new crankshaft assembly with the connecting rod (Rs 3500).The engine block will have to be rebored and the piston bought after this work is done.I also preferred to buy a brand new oil pump (Rs 1647)though was advised against by my mechanic and also as said by Chipz here in his post below.
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So much love and care and look what a pesky little thing can do. Did the pump stop working or was there no oil at all.
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A sad interval in a happy story.
As the engine is going new again (New piston & rings) start a new running period.

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So much love and care and look what a pesky little thing can do. Did the pump stop working or was there no oil at all.
Chipz there was enough oil in the chamber but the oil pump conked off sometime on its own sweet will. My mechanic was showing me all the dried (desert like) parts including the engine block, bearings, crank,and even the reed valve..Also he said that if sometime the oil pump is starved of oil it can develop faults and ultimately conk off.I don't remember about such an event but it has done 20 years after all.

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A sad interval in a happy story.
As the engine is going new again (New piston & rings) start a new running period in a old bike.
Thanks Alok. Yes the bike will now sing"abhi to main jawan hoooo""
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