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Old 3rd May 2010, 12:00   #16
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I owned a RX100 and i would suggest go for the RX100. It's production was stopped in 95' but it is any day better than a post 98' RXG or RX135.

and the japenese mill 80's model which the owner showed at 20k is actually much better than any other yams. If it is properly maintained it's worth the 20k. a jem of a bike.
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I owned a RX100 and i would suggest go for the RX100. It's production was stopped in 95' but it is any day better than a post 98' RXG or RX135.
I own 98 model Rx135, still find the bike is young.

RX100 is no doubt good. I would say, RX 135 has a edge. No offense.
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Old 3rd May 2010, 17:56   #18
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I own 98 model Rx135, still find the bike is young.

RX100 is no doubt good. I would say, RX 135 has a edge. No offense.
In what way do you feel the RX135 edges out the RX100?
The used market prices suggest otherwise.

IMO the RX100 had a better exhaust note and a reputation for never breaking down. I never visited any mechanic in the 4 years i owned it except for oil change & clutch cable changing. And defnitley the engine was more rev friendly than the other RX and Gs.

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IMHO, it all depends on what is being looked upon.
RX100 has a smooth yet powerful engine in a charm of its own class & for the obvious reason you mentioned
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IMO the RX100 had a better exhaust note and a reputation for never breaking down.
RX135 is slightly more powerful than RX100 & little less smoother than RX100. The revs are all almost the same & the top speed of 135 is slightly more than 100.
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Guys i am sailing in the same boat ...

I have yesterday seen 2 bikes one is a 5 speed 135 ' 98 make &
other one is 4 speed 100 ' 86 - (japanese mill)

now the Person selling have issues with papers for the rx100 , he wont sell unless
he gets the papers for that bike and to my surprise he has full paper work for the 135cc , Plus on top of that he is quoting rx100 at 20000 grands against rx135 at 17000
You might want to double check that RX 135 5 Speed. The 14BHP RX135 5 Speed was launched in 2000. It might be a RXG or a Tiger with a 5th gear retrofitted.
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I own 98 model Rx135, still find the bike is young.

RX100 is no doubt good. I would say, RX 135 has a edge. No offense.

Sri,
Can you please confirm is yours the 98 model with the stock 5 speed gearbox
or is it a 4 speed ... ??
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Sri,
Can you please confirm is yours the 98 model with the stock 5 speed gearbox
or is it a 4 speed ... ??
My RX is 4 speed.

Till 2000 RX135 came with 4 speed gear box as far I know.
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In what way do you feel the RX135 edges out the RX100?
The used market prices suggest otherwise.

IMO the RX100 had a better exhaust note and a reputation for never breaking down. I never visited any mechanic in the 4 years i owned it except for oil change & clutch cable changing. And defnitley the engine was more rev friendly than the other RX and Gs.

Dear Daewoo,

Welcome to the forum ,
I respect your post and absolutely understand what you meant , to help
us know better about these legendary bikes.

To me Biking matters alot, and no ordinary biking suffice my taste i am an Enfield guy and still new to it , learning tricks & trade , tunning etc , etc . When i look closely at the yamaha's especially the RX series it gives me a feeling of a suttle & an admirable comfort which almost resembles a one off feeling of a Bicycle with a Motor attached.

(I remember those schooling days riding 'Streetcat' & 'Hero rangers' while envying people on their Rx100's & 135 's & RD's)

Seldom other bike makers have achieved to induce such an
engineering marvel & nothing looks Sexier than a STOCK , Maintained YAMAHA (RX100, RX135,RXZ, RD350 ,etc) in PRISTINE condition

I think it does not matter which bike we opt for but its always better
to pick up something that personally suits us and brings great joy to ride with passion , everything else will just be technical Mumbo - Jumbo as long as we focus to
Drive SAFE

Regards
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argee,
for the 5 speed, the porting is different. the exhaust is bigger permitting the rev happy nature of the bike. due to this, anyone who rides a 5 speed would not ride it like a four stroke. there really is no fun riding it at below 5-6 k rpm.
about the 15k kms point: since the speed of the engine is high, wear happens much faster as compared with the 100 or the 135 4 gear. if you are riding it like a daily commuter, you can expect 17-18k max. same case for the shogun. that engine will start rattling at 11-12k kms. it will run, that will never be a problem till 40-45k kms also. but it wont run like a 5 speed.
and its not the piston which wears off, but the block. it starts becoming oval. as ovality increases, it becomes a vicious circle and engine starts losing performance. i can feel deterioration on my bike in as little as 2k kms also. but i always thrash the bike...
for the 5 speed gear kit, get in touch.
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The rx135 5 speed is SOLD out , Hunt continues for a JAPANESE MILL
hopefully should be able to get some vital details when i meet the Mechanic this weekend or sunday ...

Thanks , Sankar for the headsup ...
the so called TIGER definitely as you pointed out was retrofitted , the friend who already has his dad's rx100 just confirmed that and they came into production fiscal year 2000 & may have lasted untill 2005 (approx)

My focus will still be the Jap Mill with stock build

will keep you folks updated

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^^^^ good luck with things
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Old 13th May 2010, 04:10   #27
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Thanks Nitin ,

Yes my search is still on ... few mechanics way too less to offer me what i really
want is my OEM Jap Mill on a rx100 against VFM ...
I am really running on the edge with patience
holding my hands **SIGH**

Well i just hope to find something that i always wanted as a Biker -
An Authentic Yamaha since college days

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