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Old 3rd February 2010, 09:24   #91
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What I had posted before were older pics. Managed to find newer pics. The bike has a RTR front end and a OEM HL now.


Ze beautiful RX-Z aquired - and Now restored(pics on page 6)-rxz_disc-10.jpg


Ze beautiful RX-Z aquired - and Now restored(pics on page 6)-rxz_disc-14.jpg
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Old 3rd February 2010, 14:55   #92
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neat!

if 'm not wrong front tyre is Micheline M45.. what size (2.5 or 2.75?)
The front is a 2.50, rear is a 3.00

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Are you going to run w/o chain cover? hope its an o ring chain then.

Sprockets also need some dressing up.
Yep will replace the chain and sprocket in some time. will also get a half chain cover for it.

@sunnyboi - bike looking beautiful!
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bike looks great with the RTR front. did you fix the whole front end of RTR ?
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AWESOME is not the word great bike man.
I am also in a project of rebuilding a RXZ, your bike gives me great ideas and inspiration to complete the same fast.
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The front is a 2.50, rear is a 3.00
Talking about the tyre size, if anyone remember the "stock" size was 2.50 front and 2.75 rear when I got the bike back in 1997 Dec 27th

That "brave" decision from Yamaha made me change the tyre in a matter of weeks after I had a really close encounter with the road. (thank god I did't fall off the bike nor did the bike go down)

It was nobodies fault but mine stupidity and wet roads were the main reason.
And oh yeah my "age" was right too.
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bike looks great with the RTR front. did you fix the whole front end of RTR ?
It just has the fork legs of the RTR + a new wheel. Fork inner tubes, triple trees were reused from the RXZ. Dont like it much, I have a Pulsar 200 setup on my other RX and its far better.
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Mudguard doesnt look that bad. Cannot fit the original one, sigh.
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Mudguard doesnt look that bad. Cannot fit the original one, sigh.
You really mean the "entire" front end is from an RTR ?
The exhaust is not the OEM for this Rx-Z model, its for the 5 speed right ?

Any reason why you got these ?

Guys,
Chain and Sprocket are they same for Rx and Rx-Z ?

If we need to go "chain cover less" is it possible to fit the chain from the new-gen bike that has no chain cover by default. (I hear the chain type is different than in a chain covered bike)
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You really mean the "entire" front end is from an RTR ?
The exhaust is not the OEM for this Rx-Z model, its for the 5 speed right ?

Any reason why you got these ?
I have listed the parts used in my previous post. plus the mudguard is from a RTR.

I always loved the catcon noise. Unfortunately on my other RX I abandoned the catcon 4 years ago and never looked back. This will be my slow and relaxing bike to ride around the town while the other RX will be purely for adrenaline rush.
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Chain and Sprocket are they same for Rx and Rx-Z ?

If we need to go "chain cover less" is it possible to fit the chain from the new-gen bike that has no chain cover by default. (I hear the chain type is different than in a chain covered bike)
What ur talking about is an O-ring chain. Im not too sure they can be fitted on the Zed. But yea chain and sprocket on the rxg and zed is similar. I's say stick to chain cover or keep lubing it regularly if its open like i do.
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I have listed the parts used in my previous post. plus the mudguard is from a RTR.

I always loved the catcon noise. Unfortunately on my other RX I abandoned the catcon 4 years ago and never looked back. This will be my slow and relaxing bike to ride around the town while the other RX will be purely for adrenaline rush.
Thanks buddy. I kinda find the "cat" silencer too mild. Yeah it does have a different beat. 2 stroke silencers are difficult to mess around with in my experience. Do you find any difference compared to the "original" one.

Are the down tube RTR and P200 a "direct" fit ?
I'm planning to get a "disc" setup done.
Personally I feel the front suspension of the Rx has too little travel and the read hard as a rock.
P200 sounds good.

Anyway I'm having mixed thoughts. To keep it "stock" or not to keep it stock. I've not used anything that is't genuine Yamaha in 12 years.
Bike is bone-stock now.

Remove the chain cover
Disc up front
Black paint for engine/chain cover (if I retain it) etc.
P200/RTR shocks (thanks to you)
Mono shock (thanks to a neat bike I saw sometime back)
Foot pegs from enticer.

Exhaust porting. (I'm not sure what they do exactly from what I read they just "polish" it so the exhaust gases flow better) It does change the sound (which I don't like) I'm not a fan of "expansion chambers" so stock exhaust will be retained.

I'm worried to get suspension mods done. My friend got some huge menacing looking rear shocks + 120 section rear tyre. It was fine for a month or so. Now the bike does't handle like an Rx anymore.

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What ur talking about is an O-ring chain. Im not too sure they can be fitted on the Zed. But yea chain and sprocket on the rxg and zed is similar. I's say stick to chain cover or keep lubing it regularly if its open like i do.
Yeah, that's the one. I've seen a Rx-Z with a neat little cover. So its giving me ideas. Maintaining the chain without the cover is no easy task :(
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id say go for the pulsar forks. Tried and tested and should be cheaper than the RTR's set up as well. i went for the old classic pulsars fork and disc (not the DTSI) cause it was a direct fit to the Zeds T. The 200's forks are fatter and require more modifications to fit.
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What about Gladiator front end? i think the forks are feww mm thicker also
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What about Gladiator front end? i think the forks are feww mm thicker also

difficult to source and more expensive than the pulsars forks. Bajaj spares are the cheapest!

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