Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th December 2009, 21:29   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: PB03, HR26, DL**
Posts: 1,086
Thanked: 172 Times
Default

you mentioned the Cafe racer. i cant see it.
desideep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2009, 23:21   #32
Senior - BHPian
 
Gordon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,420
Thanked: 162 Times
Default

Seriously, get the front fairing and the pegs back to stock. Its good to have rearsets, but then unless you can make pillion pegs you'll find it more impractical than it already is.
Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2009, 11:24   #33
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Yes I failed at the Cafe Racer attempt. I am getting to old to ride around with clip ons. Front fairing is not a bad idea, but rear sets stays because of the shape of the pipe.
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2009, 14:27   #34
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

Wht shox are you using at the rear. My RXZ is currently undergoing a drum to disc conversion where i have used the entire front of a classic pulsar. Using pulsar gas shox on a stock rxz swingarm will only stiffen the ride quality. Any other shox i can use which are better than the stock ones?
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2009, 14:44   #35
BHPian
 
crazydiablo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bangalore/San Francisco
Posts: 854
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

These are CBZ shocks. I have also used the Platina SNS shocks on the RX which is a good compromise between comfort and handling.

Yesterday I bought HH Hunk shocks for the RXZ, these CBZ ones are 7 years old. Will post feedback in a few days but these shocks are not cheap at 3.4K for a pair.
crazydiablo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2009, 16:24   #36
BHPian
 
balenopower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 909
Thanked: 211 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
These are CBZ shocks. I have also used the Platina SNS shocks on the RX which is a good compromise between comfort and handling.

Yesterday I bought HH Hunk shocks for the RXZ, these CBZ ones are 7 years old. Will post feedback in a few days but these shocks are not cheap at 3.4K for a pair.

i was thinking of getting the Apache shox and footpegs. Let us know how the Hunk shox perform.
balenopower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th December 2009, 16:48   #37
Senior - BHPian
 
SunnyBoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mysore / B'lore
Posts: 1,582
Thanked: 2,767 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
Yesterday I bought HH Hunk shocks for the RXZ, these CBZ ones are 7 years old. Will post feedback in a few days but these shocks are not cheap at 3.4K for a pair.
Thats a lot! I got Pulsar DTSi 1.0 shocks ( non gas, ones with silver springs ) for 1K odd a year back from the showroom. Works perfect for my weight ( 85KGs )
SunnyBoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2010, 22:29   #38
BHPian
 
aa_asif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: KL 07 > KA 03
Posts: 244
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by balenopower View Post
i was thinking of getting the Apache shox and footpegs. Let us know how the Hunk shox perform.
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
Yesterday I bought HH Hunk shocks for the RXZ, these CBZ ones are 7 years old. Will post feedback in a few days but these shocks are not cheap at 3.4K for a pair.
Could i get the feedback of both Hunk and Apache shox as I am planning to change the OEM shocks on my RXZ?
aa_asif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2010, 09:13   #39
Senior - BHPian
 
aargee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KATN
Posts: 4,694
Thanked: 2,105 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aa_asif View Post
Could i get the feedback of both Hunk and Apache shox as I am planning to change the OEM shocks on my RXZ?
Apache's rear suspension undergoes some juggad work as its not a direct fit. Hunk may (MAY) be possible due to the 18" wheels but again it also depends on the swing arm & chassis positions.

If you want a direct fit, go for the old Discover 135's Endurance SNS suspensions or Gladiator's suspension. I've been using SNS for more than a year now & its more than perfect for solo rides.
aargee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2010, 15:20   #40
BHPian
 
aa_asif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: KL 07 > KA 03
Posts: 244
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aargee View Post
Apache's rear suspension undergoes some juggad work as its not a direct fit. Hunk may (MAY) be possible due to the 18" wheels but again it also depends on the swing arm & chassis positions.

If you want a direct fit, go for the old Discover 135's Endurance SNS suspensions or Gladiator's suspension. I've been using SNS for more than a year now & its more than perfect for solo rides.
Hmmm... I liked Apache shox for its looks :( In this case, which gas filled shox would be a direct fit to RXZ with no jugaad?
aa_asif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2010, 21:57   #41
Senior - BHPian
 
aargee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KATN
Posts: 4,694
Thanked: 2,105 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aa_asif View Post
Hmmm... I liked Apache shox for its looks :( In this case, which gas filled shox would be a direct fit to RXZ with no jugaad?
You can settle for Pulsar's Nitrox which is a direct fit, but it is bound to increase the height of Rx; otherwise no issues.
aargee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2010, 22:13   #42
BHPian
 
aa_asif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: KL 07 > KA 03
Posts: 244
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aargee View Post
You can settle for Pulsar's Nitrox which is a direct fit, but it is bound to increase the height of Rx; otherwise no issues.
This sounds good but would'nt increased height affect the sprocket wear?
aa_asif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th August 2010, 22:14   #43
BHPian
 
aa_asif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: KL 07 > KA 03
Posts: 244
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazydiablo View Post
Finally finished the RXZ just the way i want it. Move to handlebars as clipons are getting too uncomfy. This is a conclusion to this thread from my side.
Hey Diablo, is that a FZ-16's handle bar on your RXZ?
aa_asif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2010, 09:15   #44
Senior - BHPian
 
aargee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KATN
Posts: 4,694
Thanked: 2,105 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aa_asif View Post
This sounds good but would'nt increased height affect the sprocket wear?
That's too much of confusion. Point is it will not as a friend of mine has this setup running for several years now. But for sure, it will increase a good amount of height. What you may want to do before buying is to approach a neighbour friendly spare parts shop or garage, check for the fitment of both Endurance SNS as well as Nitrox & then consider which one to go for after checking the height yourself.
aargee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th August 2010, 10:25   #45
BHPian
 
2StrokeJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 230
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

Apache shox straight fit on RX135 . Increases rear ride height .
2StrokeJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Yamaha RX100 Cafe Racer modification thread! Dec 09 - back to stock! v12 Motorbikes 279 14th July 2016 02:03
Café Racer Projects: Yamaha Café Racer is BACK! Chetanya Sharma Motorbikes 24 10th May 2015 15:52
My Enfield Cafe Racer!! Project Complete and I'm back. (Back to stock - Pg 6) v12 Motorbikes 92 26th August 2013 20:40
Pictorial Progress: V12's Cafe Racer Project! Updated pics! Gordon Modifications & Accessories 226 23rd June 2013 01:31


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:38.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks