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Old 14th March 2012, 13:09   #46
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Went hunting for parts and came back buying nothing.
Its such a difficult task when I get out of work only after six pm, six days a week and all shops close by then.
In the 2 hr window I am really not able to progress in speeds I actually want to get this completed.
As its the only bike I own there is no option of stripping it and let time take its course.

Thanks to Sriram and spot on advices I am able to have a lead to things.

Progress:
ART piston request placed
Splendor rims order placed (HH guys were looking down upon me like - this guy can't afford company service so he is getting is bike serviced at some road side mechanic but he wants company parts)
Finalized tires but no shop seems to have MRF tires Zapper FS and MOTO D

Parts to buy today
Electricals

First and fore most if its going to take a really long time to source all the parts and start work I would like to get my leaking tank fixed.
I was told it will cost me Rs 200 + during the day (just impossible)

Time is precious.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 12:50   #47
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Can anyone suggest me which is a good gas shock absorber I can use on the bike.
Piston hopefully on its way.
Still searching for a shop to buy the MRF tires I have decided.

Planning to start stripping the bike pretty soon.
Nuts, bolts and rubbers are all left to buy (hopefully). That I will do as the progress happens.

Still to narrow down on a painter, and re bore shop.
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Can anyone suggest me which is a good gas shock absorber I can use on the bike.
Kindly refrain change from stock. There are many who have fitted other than stock. However, there might some amount of hight increase/decrease while doing so. My RX135 runs on Bajaj SS suspension which made the bike slightly taller than what it was. Though I enjoyed the suspension, however, if you stick to Escorts RX100 suspension should hold good for your daily commute.

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Good to hear that. Hopefully it is piston kit i.e with rings etc.

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Still searching for a shop to buy the MRF tires I have decided.
When it comes to tyres, I would think of 2 brands.

1. Ceat - which come very similar pattern of MRF Nylogrip. Why? Ceat has an edge over MRF on wet conditions, though they perform good on dry roads.

2. Michelin - Sirac Street - They offer very good grip on wet and have ability to take on and offroads conditions. I've been running my RX135 and have experienced superior road grip.

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Planning to start stripping the bike pretty soon.
Nuts, bolts and rubbers are all left to buy (hopefully). That I will do as the progress happens.

Still to narrow down on a painter, and re bore shop.
I'm pretty much on the same situation as yours. Still on the look out to locate good paint workshop.
Rubbers bolt and nuts are also in the bottom of the list.

With regards to Rebore - will do some search for CNC boring works in estate area and let you know.
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The petrol leaking off the tank was irritating at the back of my mind and I had to fix it, but time was an issue.
Finally managed to get to a mechanic shop just next to a welder and an electrician with a spare part shop adjacent to it in Saidapet.
Got there at about 4:30pm and immediately the guy wanted to change the tap.
I gave him a loud NO and told him to check the tank and do what I tell him to do.
He accepted and started at it.
Now that I was there and it was going to take time to get the tank ready I asked him to check all systems.
Started by removing seat, tank, side panel, carburetor, and air filter.
A thorough wash, carburetor air filter cleaned, oil pump checked (working), chain tightened, brakes adjusted, muffler decarb, oil check, 2T oil added.
Funny thing is after wash the crazy fellow sprayed something white all over the bike, found out it was coolant.
And reason told was ( ithu polish madhari polish sir, bike shine adikum ) "its polish like polish, bike will shine". He was doing this to all the bike in there for wash.
In my opinion he dirtied the bike.
My previous mechanic was even worse, he used to spray oil from a aerosol sprayer.
The bike will look all glossy when you get it, but within 2 days it will all be greasy, sticky and dirty.
All these cheating stunts I have seen only in place I go to in Chennai.

Got the bike finally at 8:00pm
Bike is butter smooth, tank is camouflaged with metal paste.
Did a 250+ km ride on Saturday midnight.
Just the best time to be on the road.

Waiting for the new tank and side panels to come.
Could not source MRF. How good/better do you all rate CEAT bike tyre compared to MRF?
I was quoted totally 3k for front and back ceat with tube (even liked the pattern on them), should I go for it?
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My piston kit has arrived.
It is an ART first oversize.
I hope the rings are a match, yet to inspect it closer.

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As if now the bike is back to awesome riding condition.
Has become my daily commuter for the past couple of days.
Now I am going to peacefully take time sourcing all the parts.

After seeing the mechanic strip the bike last week I have got the confidence its going to be a cake walk if I have all the right tools and I work organized.
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^ Excellent Dr. Visakan. Those are genuine ART piston and rings. These are of highest standards you can give to the engine. All the best!
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Very motivating, thread.

This thread is tempting me to get my RXZ overhauled and painted. Currently short of Vitamin M hence need to delay this. Any idea what should be the overall expenses and tools required for a complete overhaul. The bike has been idling in Chennai for nearly 3 years and before that, it was spoilt by some YASS mechanics in Hyd.

I willing to get my hands dirty on Sat / Sundays. Also would like to clean it thoroughly and have a fresh coat of paint. The foot rest has cracked and needs welding.

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The foot rest has cracked and needs welding.
I would not suggest you to weld the footrest if that cracked. Reason? Frame, footrest, rear arm stay are main components or the backbone of the bike. Any welding will need thorough introspection and as well need to analyze if any other impact. For your footrest, guess it is available at YASS or even order them a new one and you'll sleep in peace.
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I would not suggest you to weld the footrest if that cracked. Reason? Frame, footrest, rear arm stay are main components or the backbone of the bike. Any welding will need thorough introspection and as well need to analyze if any other impact. For your footrest, guess it is available at YASS or even order them a new one and you'll sleep in peace.
Isnt the Foot rest already welded to the frame ?
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Isnt the Foot rest already welded to the frame ?
No. Foot-rest is not welded to the frame. It is fitted using nuts. Though, mechanics usually suggest to weld a broken/cracked foot-rest, I would suggest you buy a new one. This will most probably be readily available and doesn't cost more than Rs. 300-500. This is the best option as far as alignment and weight-bearing capacity is concerned.
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Isnt the Foot rest already welded to the frame ?
Footrest is a separate component by itself and it is bolted with a PIN on to the lower side of the frame with a centre stand.

Check the RX100 parts catalog for your reference here.
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No. Foot-rest is not welded to the frame. It is fitted using nuts. Though, mechanics usually suggest to weld a broken/cracked foot-rest, I would suggest you buy a new one. This will most probably be readily available and doesn't cost more than Rs. 300-500. This is the best option as far as alignment and weight-bearing capacity is concerned.
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Footrest is a separate component by itself and it is bolted with a PIN on to the lower side of the frame with a centre stand.

Check the RX100 parts catalog for your reference here.
Thanks guys, this is good news. I will not hijack this thread any further, and keenly watch this thread.
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Thanks guys, this is good news. I will not hijack this thread any further, and keenly watch this thread.
If you're getting a new footrest, get a 5-Speed footrest. Its the same except there is an extra piece of metal welded, which make sit much stronger. Should cost the same and look no different.


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^ Excellent Dr. Visakan. Those are genuine ART piston and rings. These are of highest standards you can give to the engine. All the best!
No they aren't. You can clearly see Goetze Logo before Yamaha 09L SP on the last pic. Goetze rings will have GTP written on the rings.

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No they aren't. You can clearly see Goetze Logo before Yamaha 09L SP on the last pic. Goetze rings will have GTP written on the rings.
Thanks for the update on the rings. As far as I know this is how we get from the showroom everytime?!?!? Can we put Riken rings if available?

@Visaster:- Post the picture of Piston as well. The inside should have ART embossed. With regards to rings don't worry, Goezte rings are decent.
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Thanks for the update on the rings. As far as I know this is how we get from the showroom everytime?!?!? Can we put Riken rings if available?
Haven't heard of Riken rings for the RX. You'd get the supposedly ART rings with bore-kits, Piston Kits always came with Goetze rings, since 2005?. Rings in Yamaha packing are always Goetze rings, exceptions are the really old ones as shown in pic below:

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...But then again I dont trust any Yamaha packed stuff with a date past 2007. 99% of them are fakes.
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