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Old 19th December 2009, 11:02   #16
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Nice!! One of the guys in our core college group had a roadking (95 model) and I have such lovely memories of riding it around pune in the mid 90s. Its a lovely machine and deserves cult status. I would love to see more pictures on this thread as the restoration progresses.

All the best and happy riding!!
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Old 19th December 2009, 11:59   #17
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Nice!! One of the guys in our core college group had a roadking (95 model) and I have such lovely memories of riding it around pune in the mid 90s. Its a lovely machine and deserves cult status. I would love to see more pictures on this thread as the restoration progresses.

All the best and happy riding!!
Thanks a lot.
Just been to the Mech, i think it would be ready by EOD or tomorrow. Will definitely post more pics of it.
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Old 19th December 2009, 23:39   #18
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Cool My pal is back home after the surgery

Guys,
I was actually pushing my Mech to give the bike today as it was my son's birthday and he is very very fond of that bike. He calls it as "Boom Boom Bike".
Mech called me around 4.00pm and informed it's ready. I was all excited to see and ride it. Immediately i reached the place and my expression was "Wow". My Mech asked me to take a ride and check if any small changes required.
I kick start it and does not come to life. Tried couple of times, nope, no life. The Mech immediately removed the spark plug, cleaned it and put it back. Tired starting and it starts with that beautiful note to the ears. Phew!! at last.
Took it for a small ride, found everything fine except the gear/kickstart lever was little too high. Asked to lower it little bit. All done and set to ride it back home.
Called my wife that i have taken the bike and would be home in next 10-15 mins. This was in fact a surprise to my whole family as nobody knew that i was getting it re-done except my wife.
Reached home and all were surprised and very happy to see the outcome of the re-birth.
As it was my son's birthday, we had a small family get-together and all of them were very happy to see the re-born kid.
Sorry guys will post the pics by tomorrow. Very busy day it was and time to hit the bed.
Before ending, the interesting climax for the day, we do not have closed parking area but the parking area is like a portico. I park my bike and lock it and see my mom gets one of her old saree and covers the bike from all sides and then Dad comes up tells me to lock the gate, which we never do it as we have a dog outside in the compound. This reaction from the family members was not there even for my new i10 couple of months ago. So that's the climax for the evening.
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Old 20th December 2009, 09:18   #19
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Cool

I will let the pics do the talking now
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@rksans- awesome restoration dude, how much did all these cost you, can you post the details of spare parts?
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@rksans- awesome restoration dude, how much did all these cost you, can you post the details of spare parts?
Thanks @spike arrestor.
It cost in total appx 15K(Paint, chrome, spare parts,labour, etc). Will try to post the break-up or will scan a copy of the bill and upload it.
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Very Nice.

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Congrats! The bike is truly stunning. Really glad to see this.

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Congratulations !

I have also bought a 84 model recently , will use your restoration as a template.

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Hi Sans,

It is great to see the great Road king of 1980s alive here at your house. These photos made me remember by king who carried me all the way from Cuddalore (Near Pondichery) to Bhutan. It did not give any trouble till the West Bengal Bhutan border. I had a spare wheel between front wheel and the frame. Nice good old days of 1992.
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@jay/@Jose,
Thanks a lot.

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I have also bought a 84 model recently , will use your restoration as a template.
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Great to hear that. Hope to see the restoration story over here soon. Which model is that, i mean is it Yezdi Classic ?

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It is great to see the great Road king of 1980s alive here at your house. These photos made me remember by king who carried me all the way from Cuddalore (Near Pondichery) to Bhutan. It did not give any trouble till the West Bengal Bhutan border. I had a spare wheel between front wheel and the frame. Nice good old days of 1992.
, You can trust this bike to take you any part of the world with very little maintenance.
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That is one neat restoration job! Congrats RK_Sans

Btw the 1996 Roadking that I bought recently is currently at the mech's place undergoing restoration

RK_Sans - a question on spares. Are they readily available in Bangalore? I am looking for a handle bar and rear shocks. Any help would be really appreciated.
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That is one neat restoration job! Congrats RK_Sans

Btw the 1996 Roadking that I bought recently is currently at the mech's place undergoing restoration

RK_Sans - a question on spares. Are they readily available in Bangalore? I am looking for a handle bar and rear shocks. Any help would be really appreciated.
Thanks @sudhirbhan.

All the best on your restoration. I think i will able to get you the rear shocks. Will check and let you know.
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Great restoration , your bike looks like mint , just out of showroom . You would be immensely satisfied to see the bike restored to its old glory . your Mech has got a fantastic job
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Exhaust pipes looks like brand new from where you sourced them, nice work man.
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