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Old 3rd February 2011, 11:00   #61
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Default Re: My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100

Yes, my RX100 also has the same Engine and Chassis number.
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Old 4th February 2011, 21:56   #62
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How can a bike become a true home made bike unless you paint it. Well i have taken that dreaded step and painted my RX 100. The finish is better than most of the RXes i have seen, but i believe the tank can be painted even better. I have some pics rest will be posted by nutty_nair who was documenting the entire process.


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Old 8th February 2011, 18:32   #63
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The bike is being painted red as we speak, I have just applied a base coat to check how the finish is? I have encountered some issues " lifting" I have to Remove the finish from affected areas and refinish. This is caused mainly because of enamel based paint used earlier . I will post pics of some final results. BTW can anyone help me source a YEIS sticker that goes on the engine cover


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Good one mate. Would love to see the final product
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Default Re: My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100

Hi Pramod, the RX100 came with a black stripe and didnt come with the YEIS written on teh engine cover. If you are looking to restore it to the ultra stock standard, then that sticker part for RX100 was a black strip and you could get it from the showroom. If its not available then i would get it vinyl cut.
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Forgot to add, if you are doing the vinyl cut in black colour do that and stick it on before you do the finaly lacquer coat so that it will be held there properly
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Old 10th February 2011, 12:14   #67
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Default Re: My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100

Thanks for the reply guys, I have painted the bike black again, The red was looking very much out of the place. @ Jaykrishnan, I have little change of plans as of now, its not a stock restoration, the bike will also be a tribute to a RD we had in our family long back. So as a start the bike's engine is painted matt black. The mud guards and the rear bar behind the seat will go for chroming along with the gear lever. I have painted the bike to get the fitness done ASAP, it will undergo a detailed restoration once i have some M. Some pics Kindly ignore the upper part of the chain cover, it will be painted.


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Old 17th February 2011, 14:24   #68
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A bit late in posting but I think this will help you guys see the enthu and DIY spirit of Pramod.
The scrubbed side panel ready for painting
My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100-dsc07431.jpg
The Painter
My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100-dsc07432.jpg
The "wet" look!
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Pramod & Foby working together on the tank
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The tank ready for painting
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The tank gets a coat of paint
My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100-dsc07438.jpg
The side panels get a second coat
My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100-dsc07440.jpg
Waxing & Polishing
My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100-dsc07442.jpg
The"glazed" look!
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The tribute to RD350
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Default Re: My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100

@Pramod:- I would have suggested to take out the tank for painting job.
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Default Re: My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100

Whats the news on this bike? Fully restored now? I have a 135 and planning to pick up a 100 soon
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Whats the news on this bike? Fully restored now? I have a 135 and planning to pick up a 100 soon
It is fully restored twice after this thread

Its now Blue and is one sweet bike.

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Default Re: My 18 year old crush, finally became mine today. The mighty Rx 100

[quote=Nutty Nair;2248362]A bit late in posting but I think this will help you guys see the enthu and DIY spirit of Pramod.
The scrubbed side panel ready for painting

What a shoddy painting job? Get the RX painted by professionals who know their job. RX deservs it
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Old 10th May 2016, 12:41   #73
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It is fully restored twice after this thread

Its now Blue and is one sweet bike.

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Post some photos here, buddy.
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