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Old 19th June 2015, 21:30   #856
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Iillegal. The bike needed to be inspected by the RTO [being more that 15 years old by then], and they would confiscate it when they saw I modified the suspension
Alright, here's my old bike. Has anyone seen it around?
Sweet mods..what front end have you used?
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Old 20th June 2015, 21:30   #857
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Sweet mods..what front end have you used?
There were 2; the original one was in [about] 1990, and was from a Yamaha XT500. I collapsed the tubes by removing the spacers from inside them, and brought them in my suitcase from Europe.
That used the RD350 drum brake and hub, laced to a 19" Enfield rim. I brought the clamps and stem from the XT with me too.

Around 1995, I managed to get a Yamaha XT550 front end brought over for me, with stem, disc brake, 21" alu rim and tire.

Surprisingly, both of them fitted right onto the rd350 frame without any trouble at all.

I designed the exhaust myself using info from a book [this was BEFORE you could find everything the internet!] and had the pipes fabricated locally. The same with the fuel tank, which was originally in 14 gauge steel and weighed 4.5kg empty. I had it reproduced in fiberglass by a local factory, cutting the weight in half.

Remember that at that time, it was VERY tough to get a foreign bike into the country for any money [and I know, because I did that too], and there was a specific ban on off road bikes.

The RD was capable of traversing soft deep sand [which got some beach goers angry... and one bollywood beach shoot had a ruined take unless they left me in it].
It could climb stairs [but sometimes broke the forward edges of them], and was great fun in rice feilds, where I used to see how much air time I could get as I went over each divider. Only when dry of course. I rode along many trails and hills where no bike had gone before.

I got stuck in deep mud a couple of times, had a few crashes of course.

I guess it had 35- 40 HP with the expansion chambers and K+N air filters.
The Indian RD's were shipped with non-functioning air filters, which led to many engine failures and gave the bike a bad reputation.

I do miss that bike... I'm sure it would still turn heads today [and maybe it does!].
Can you imagine what it was like to have that 25 years ago?
One guy, I swear his face turned green [ok, he was a white guy].

Today I drive a worn out Mitsubishi.

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Old 26th June 2015, 15:47   #858
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here is my custom RE called "Indori" : enjoy!

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I usually don't post anything in this thread; but, making an exception just because I wanted to share my sheer joy of watching this motorcycle. What a wonderful, artistic, tastefully, simple yet elegant, beautifully worked out, isn't it? Its a sheer beauty, I could watch it all the day, how about you?

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Aah! Memories of the Road King refreshed!

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A friend's mod project. Most of the things were a DIY.
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A friend's mod project. Most of the things were a DIY.
Nicely but overly done, Loved the way it was in plain black. A spoke wheels would also made it look better/ stunner. The alloys just don't gel with the beautiful body lines.

The flames seems to be garish, if done subtly, it would have been a stunner.
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Hero Impulse converted to a Dirt/Motocross Race Bike
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A big thank you to Tarun Sidhu for sharing this project with Team-BHP.

This is the “Bulletproof” BOMBARD by Panjloh Handmade Motorcycles.

Idea behind the concept: The motorcycle represents an army motorcycle that has been torn and broken in battle. The bike is then laid to rest (or rather, rust), but the war survivors rescue it. The bike is then operated with all the hardware accessible in a "steam punk-yet-classy" style.

The motorcycle has some unique traits for a custom motorcycle built in India. For example, it is one of the first motorcycles to have a 1L oil filter and it's one of the first motorcycles to have all the 5 "vintage metals" in it i.e. iron, steel, copper, brass and gold.

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To add to the war-time appeal, the team cast a solid 4 kg brass barrel and infused it into extremely old reclaimed wood and finally tightened it with a copper wire, to give it the effect of wearing canons.

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As the designer puts it, "The final coats of lustrous lacquer depict the moistly-waxed oil spills of a war environment and the paint depicts the battle scenes which are etched as reminders of what the beast went through." The painting / finishing method used for the bike is unique in itself, being a multi-tier process. The team started by rusting and aging the metals first, which took several days to get the desired effect.

This was followed by conceptualizing and painting the bike by hand, before the paint was aged further. Several controlled fireworks were shot on the body of the bike to amplify the effects of its war-time injuries.

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The motorcycle is customized to stay as raw as possible, with solidified tough metal and heavy machine geometry; be it the inverted levers, solid cast copper handle grips or the custom made rear and front lights.

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This is the “Bulletproof” BOMBARD by Panjloh Handmade Motorcycles.
Wow...wow...wow...its an awesome ride. Definitely looks like an old antique rugged machine that has been put through a lot. What motor does it have? Is it an RE?
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Interesting mod job by a college drop out . Read here : http://motohive.in/story-of-modified-dio/

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A friend's mod project. Most of the things were a DIY.
Hi Chakravarthy - this is very elegantly done (although i think the flames werent necessary at all). How difficult was the DIY? I've got a 1988 RE classic 350 and am planning to restore it (keeping as much of it original as possible), but with a few mods to make it look more vintage WWII era.

Do you or your friend know any good mechanics to help guide me with this in Bangalore?
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How difficult was the DIY?

Do you or your friend know any good mechanics to help guide me with this in Bangalore?
A DIY gets difficult as and when your interest and patience in it starts to wane.

And, regarding the mechanic suggestion, I guess full time Bangalore members might be better placed to advice you. I'm not familiar with the biking scene there.

Good luck with your project.
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This is a tastefuly done RE Continental GT i stumbled upon on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/buraqmotorcycles). The USD forks from KTM Duke make the front look so much beefier and better proportioned than stock.
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Hello everyone,

I was unable to find any thread where I could post this query of mine, so posting it here instead.

I happen to own a '14 Yamaha Fazer. I was planning for an exhaust update, mainly for the sound, don't want to touch the mechanicals right now. Went to a local shop and found a silencer. They install this by cutting off the portion from where the stock silencer starts and replace the stock silencer with this one with the help of welding. The shop owner is charging me 2k for the silencer and another 200 bucks for fitting. Attaching a pic of the silencer below.

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My queries are:

1) Will this harm the engine anyway in the long run?
2) Will this void the Pollution norms?

Apologies for my poor writing skills, tried to keep it as simple as I can. I hope I can get some help here.

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Spotted this in Vile Parle
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