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Old 26th October 2010, 16:59   #16
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Old 26th October 2010, 17:58   #17
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Yeah gasket is my main concern.
Gasket is very easy to source; IIRC, it costs somewhere around Rs 160. If you're inner parts such as clutch springs, push rods & their related bolts, outer crankcase covers are something difficult to obtain.

Also when you're buying friction plates, ensure you buy the highest quality that costs around Rs 150 per plate compared to Rs 60 in local.
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Old 31st October 2010, 00:22   #18
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Lovelly work there you have choosen the right way man , why are you worried about gaskets ?? its easilly available ask aargee he will surelly help, please update the proceedings.
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Old 1st November 2010, 16:00   #19
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Thanks to the unpredicted showers in chennai i got sick
Just couldn't get out of bed for the weekends job.
Lost the whole week progress.
Lot of issues to address and so less time. Diwali around the corner, another week gone i guess.
Will be starting work on my beast next weekend, but before that i wish to get out the comprehensive list of parts i need to buy and buy them as soon as possible so i don't need to do multiple runs to the spare parts shop.

Can anyone list out the things i would need to buy ?
I am also listing out. it will help anyone in the future who is planning a restoration work.
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Old 18th November 2010, 09:35   #20
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Well i know its been long since i updated the thread.
As you know 2 weeks went down the drain because of my sickness then Diwali.
And now the rains.
I really hate the rains especially in Chennai cause the whole neighborhood has become slushy and weird.
The conditions are really bad to go on with the do it myself option anymore.

Updates

The engine, chain guard, front fork, wheel drum is out for painting (Matt black)
Frame, stand, ( regular black )
New seat is been fitted on over a newly bought metal plate
New set of indicators
Yezdi Headlight
New set of side panels
Have got a caliber tank lid (have to workout its fitment on the present tank)
New switch control newer version
Change of front shock and back shock Height ( Good overall increase of the bikes height by 3 inch )
New Rxz engine guard, front mudguard
New chain, sprocket, brake shoes, bulbs, wiring kit, brake light, rubber bush, wheel spokes, nut set
Slowly buying stuff one by one and sending in for painting.


Its taking longer than expected for the paint to dry because of the weather in chennai.

Still a long list of items are left to buy.
Due to the break in the process of work i feel things have gone disorganized.

Will try and get things on track soon.
At times wondering whether i can go through all this with my tight schedule, or don't I leave to the machine who will be more than happy to take our and finish it faster.
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Old 18th November 2010, 10:53   #21
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At times wondering whether i can go through all this with my tight schedule, or don't I leave to the machine who will be more than happy to take our and finish it faster.
Don't worry my friend, these thoughts keep coming often & I've felt the same during my work, but in the end, patience not only pays, but the immense satisfaction that you get on working on your Rx is immeasurable.

When you ride on the road, you can ride with pride that you know every bolt & nut that went into your motorcycle while the other one speeding off doesn't even know why the rear lamps glows when you apply brakes!!!

How about the chrome work? I might need your help to get my old exhaust chromed, hope you don't mind about the contacts.
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Old 13th December 2010, 11:43   #22
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Sorry i had gone missing again.
Its the regular drill.
Had been out of town for a conference last week.
Now back in chennai and got some work done yesterday. (Photos coming up)

Wishing to get mat black Alloy wheels and disc brakes for the bike.

Any idea where i can source an alloy of the exact match for the bike.
I don't believe in up sizing.
And which disc brakes will suit the bike.

Aargee- I will get you the contact from my mechanic in couple of days. Thanks for the replies. I guess you have a disc brake. Whats the setting on your bike?

Lately have been contemplating on getting a Ninja and spending a lot of time in that part of the forum.
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Old 13th December 2010, 19:48   #23
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Gladiator disk brakes are good, as is apache and pulsar. Using pulsar disk will raise the front portion a bit...
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Old 14th December 2010, 12:54   #24
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Well i still have not researched much into the disc brake and alloy wheels for the yamaha.

If someone can give me the best straight forward fitment with no hassles is much appreciated.
And a not on the cost of it will be of great help.

@chipz - thanks mate, so you feel pulsar is the best option. How about the alloy wheels?
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@aargee: You are a big motivation on this thread.

@Visaster: Hooked to your thread and great building. Imagined your experience (smelling grease, petrol and oil) and got the same picture of yours as seen in the Painted Petrol Tank Picture. All the very best in your rebuild. For me this thread comes in the right time when it started within me thinking "Can I rebuild by friend Suzuki Samurai". It has been a year since it is lying unused and going rust and dust. Will start a thread soon on how I decide to go about, and hoping @aargee like motivation.

Lighter side: On a discussion with a friend, I mentioned why not try rebuilding my Samurai on my own.
Me: What do you think?
Friend: It takes lot of effort, do you think you can do it?
Me: I have done it on my Bicycle (when I was in school)
Friend: With that experience, wonder if your bike will have two pedals after the rebuild

@aargee: any leads to Suzuki Samurai manuals?
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Old 28th February 2011, 15:53   #26
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Sorry for letting this thread down.
Have been busy as hell.
Anyways lot of work done up on the bike and the bike is almost put back into one piece for the time being before its goes in for a final finish within 6 months.

Here are the pictures. Enjoy. Hope its worth the effort
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Old 15th April 2011, 10:44   #27
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Its about time me bike gets a authorized service from someone who knows about YAMAHA and who will do job to perfection and use genuine parts.
Can someone PLEASE HELP.
Chennai is too big to crack without information from people who have been around for long.
Hoping a reply atleast from AARGEE :-)
My hands are itching. i need to get the bike to service today itself. I am that desperate, cant see my bike go down one day also.
Any place in and around Tnagar, Ashok nagar, Vadapalani is much appreciated.
Thanks people
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No offence but a clean chromed front mudguard, OE headlamp, OE indicators, OE handle bar, OE decals will sure help her to get her original identity.
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Wow. that's one neat looking RX135.
Like the color theme of your bike.
Must have been fun to put all the things together from scratch.
Can anyone HELP me with the same query as to where in chennai can I find YAMAHA RX specialist mechanic.
Just name a place.
Thanks folks.
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I back here for the second rebuild of the bike.
The bike again started giving up on me after 2+ yrs of use after the last build.
Starting trouble.
Petrol leaking from the tank. some rust hole i suppose
Dust and dirt accumulated over the months.
Broken side shield
Bad seat cover with some seiko written on it.
Clamps of the engine guard broken and making it vibrate
Engine heating up at serious speeds of 100+
Black paint pealing off from engine due to poor paint job.

Impression : The previous mechanic ripped me
Poor paint job, which started pealing off
Pathetic paint quality which started bubbling off the tank
Sticker which was supposed to be under the lacquer coat started peeling
In-spite of me being around everyday the mechanic cheated me
Over shot the target day by 2weeks
Lost most of my accessories
Whatever parts I asked him to source since lack of time was all FAKE
All this when all I gave the bike to him was for the strip and paint as I did
not have that kind of space in my apartment.
Wish I was back in my home town
Mechanics are money thirsty characterless heartless souls

Saying all this I am again in the same place not knowing where to go get the bike stripped?
Who does a good paint job in chennai?
Where can I find a mechanic who will do the right job no problem if he makes a couple of thousands in the bargain.
Should I head to the YASS ?
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