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Old 21st February 2009, 20:30   #31
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I think there is a subtler point here. Even if Yamaha doesn't have shelves stocked with RX/RD parts ready to sell, if they will at least accept orders, that in itself is a huge step forward and will eliminate the gray market currently in operation.

You can walk into any BMW car dealer and order any BMW motorcycle parts as long as you know the exact part # from their parts fiche. You may have to wait for however long it takes, but they WILL source it for you as a courtesy. I have personally not tested this in India, but it's the norm in US and Europe.

Something like this from Yamaha would make me think about an RD350.
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Old 22nd February 2009, 22:24   #32
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Tuffryder: Yamaha in order to revive the old passion has launched the r15 and the fz16. Both performance bikes which give todays rider a taste of their illustrious past in india.They have no logical reason to bring back the spares of bikes taken off the shelf long ago.Also they have the r1 and the mt 01 to futher their claim of being a performance brand.I would seriously love some genuine spares for my 1986 rd and 1994 rx. Thats why i said earlier i would definately catch the guy in the company dealing with these things and ask him straight before i start to rejoice.
Bigron: Im really sorry Rx100 and RD350 owners will most probably not relate to the R15 and FZ16. They are no way close to each other. The passion over here relates to the classic bikes. Guess we can talk a lot on this issue but then it would go out of topic.

Hope you can catch the guy from the company and see whats happening. Why Im tilting toward the positive side is that it came from a person who is sitting very high up in this company's ladder, so Im sure this was well thought of and probably, VERY PROBABLY, true.
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Old 22nd February 2009, 23:40   #33
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Tuffryder:I still ride my rd as a regular everyday bike . And yes , i do not relate to these new bikes that yamaha has come up with.Infact i ve not ridden nor sat on any one of them.But they are modern bikes in sync with todays times.For a new rider they are quite alluring.
And when i say i can talk to the concerend person i mean the absolute top.The person who runs the show.Will have him contacted and ask him straight.Lets see what he has to say.I can definately use some original spares for my rd.
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Old 22nd February 2009, 23:48   #34
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Great news!!Better late than never!forget the amount i paid for the spares before and the time i wasted searching for them-if i can get it from the nearest Yam dealer at official rates,i am happy as hell!!
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Old 24th February 2009, 23:28   #35
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Tuffryder:I still ride my rd as a regular everyday bike . And yes , i do not relate to these new bikes that yamaha has come up with.Infact i ve not ridden nor sat on any one of them.But they are modern bikes in sync with todays times.For a new rider they are quite alluring.
And when i say i can talk to the concerend person i mean the absolute top.The person who runs the show.Will have him contacted and ask him straight.Lets see what he has to say.I can definately use some original spares for my rd.
Wow!! Very hard to come by people who use this bike every day. So you can really understand my sentiments when I said you cannot really relate these bikes. Ive ridden the newer ones but they are by far very different from the older lot, some people will swear otherwise arguing about technology, comfort, service, et al. Im not a very big fan of Japanese bikes but RD is a bike that I will surely add to my collection. The cost factor and good mechanics has deterred me from owning one. The costs of keeping it alive and original is quite ridiculous down here in Bangalore. Its much easier to own an old brit bike. I ride another twin quite regularly from the same era, although a very different bike, I find this one easier as I know more about the brand and the bike; itz a Yezdi/Jawa 350 twin.

If you are interested there is a guy from Pune or Mumbai who has put up lots of spares on ebay.in. Check it out if you haven't.

The reason Im waiting for Yamaha to deliver their promise is to see how the market for these bikes change; Im sure the rate of the available spares will go down but more than likely the prices of bikes will shoot up tremendously.

Have you put up pics of your bike? Own any other?

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Tuffryder: Its nice to know you own a jawa350 twin. Definately an exclusive bike and it surely has its own share of followers. I rode one long time back around 10 years to be exact. As fas as the rd is concerned. Well owing a rd is like getting into a commitment relationship.You know you are beyond screwed but you are way to stubborn to care. Lol. read this line somewhere.Anyways, its a hard ordeal maintaining an rd in original condition.Parts are real hard to come by and the ones that are available are quite expensive.So I am going to be one happy person if yamaha does plan to sell rd and rx parts.I briefly owned a hayabusa for about 3 months.Fell in love with it.
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Great news!!Better late than never!forget the amount i paid for the spares before and the time i wasted searching for them-if i can get it from the nearest Yam dealer at official rates,i am happy as hell!!
RX spares are available aplenty in Mumbai. So the news doesnt help Rx guys and I dont think there are as many RDs around to interest the Vendors.
And Tsuji said they are in talks(not confirmed). It will only lead to YAMAHA Authorised dealers to start stocking the RX(100,135,Z and G) parts which are already available(MINDA).
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RX spares are available aplenty in Mumbai.
So are RXZ, RD and others in rest of India, issue is they are not original.
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Yamaha, please relaunch the RX100!
mate i expect a much better bike from Yamaha and with quality parts this time, say some thing around 20 bhp and some thing with strong alloys at least as strong as Zma the R-15 and FZ-16 have some horrible alloys they bend and what not.

and i am taking a wild guess Sam might actually buy a RX and build it up dont you guys think?

after his nostalgia of the RX? sam you listeing?
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RX spares are available aplenty in Mumbai. So the news doesnt help Rx guys and I dont think there are as many RDs around to interest the Vendors.
And Tsuji said they are in talks(not confirmed). It will only lead to YAMAHA Authorised dealers to start stocking the RX(100,135,Z and G) parts which are already available(MINDA).
Hi i have an RD350 and not the RX100.yeah and like spitfire pointed out problem is to know whether spares are genuine or not-there are lots of imported and locally made spares!
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Does anyone know where and for how much I can get a block from Yamaha for a 135?
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Old 28th February 2009, 21:05   #42
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Hello guys,

Sorry to bring in a bit of disappointment. A good friend and an Auto Journalist in Gulf, had a chat with the big boss at India Yamaha Motors ( Rado He is also a die hard RD 350 entusiast).

He had posted the following in the Y RD350 forum

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It is indeed sad, but I come with bad news:

IYM will not be bringing back the RD350 parts.

Sorry, but that IS the truth! No matter what you have heard, from whomever. Rajdoot/Eicher/Escorts sold just 6,000 RDs combined! Much less than 2,500 examples exist today. Even at, say, Rs.20,000 for a pair of cylinders, it does not make IYM, nor their suppliers, any 'sense' to even run the exercise - even with 200% profit.

I could produce new barrels for you all, but how many of would actually buy it? Some customers still believe that sleeved 'OE' barrels are much better than non-OE unsleeved ones.

I'm afraid, Prabbuda was right in his scepticism. Yamaha is not running a nostalgic, fan-based company. The only reason they re-started RX100 parts production is because they had sold over 550-600,000 of them. And of that, I'd say, at least 70% still run! When was the last time you saw a scrapped RX being sold like an RD.

Take Care RD lovers,

Rado.

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I thought of posting it here let the people looking forward to this know.

Regards. Ride & Drive Safe

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Hey thats great ya. if they really come up with spares i'll be the most happiest person....hard core fan of Rd350.
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This is old news but I dont seem to see anyone discussing this here or have I missed it out?

I dont own a RD350 or RX100 at present but still this news is very exciting to me. Here is the >link< and here is a snippet.

"In its bid to regain customer confidence and regain its glory, Yamaha came out with a great announcement. RX100 and RD350 owners can jump to the skies, as Yamaha itself plans to sell spare parts for its older yet cult bikes like RX 100 and RD 350. “We are talking to the vendors for providing spare parts even for our older bikes, like RX 100 and RD 350, to win back the confidence of our customers,” India Yamaha Motor CEO and Managing Director Yukimine Tsuji said."

This website does not post the source but I guess the experts here will do the research on its authenticity.

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Hey All,

This might be slightly off tangent on this thread.
I was wondering if anyone of you here could help me in sourcing out a few cycle parts for my RD-350.

(a) OEM Indicators(With long metal stalks)
(b) OEM Headlamp assembly unit(Currently running with the Yezdi Headlamp Assembly)
(c) Pricol Dial Cluster

I stay in Bangalore, but occasionally travel down to Trivandrum. Any information about availability of the above mentioned in either cities would be hugely helpful.

Arun Chandranath
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2003 Opel Corsa 1.4 GSi
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I was wondering if anyone of you here could help me in sourcing out a few cycle parts for my RD-350.

Since you live in Bengaluru, search out AjayBiz on TEAM BHP. He'll help you out with all you need...
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