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Old 23rd November 2010, 09:00   #16
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1: The pistons are fake TKR....
A lot more but i will stop now.
Will post some pics in some time
Totally disappointing to hear this; which means the previous owner completely neglected the RD, he never knew the value of what he possesed.

So now the current owner/you have got a big headache in front of you, unless you guys do not want to restore to perfection.

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we still have may a bikes and cars that still run on the black plates.
+1
If not many, I could see frequently AP registered & occasionally TN registered vehicles with black background & white letters here.

In KL, its very strict.
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Old 23rd November 2010, 09:35   #17
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Today we opened up the engine and i was shocked and came to know the reality. i am sure most of the punjab RD have the same state.

1: The pistons are fake TKR. one can tell by the build quality.
2: CON RODS are some NEELKANTH brand. i am sure they are something local until and unless some INDIAN went to Japan and did some naughty hanky panky.
3: MY rd's one barrel was full with water that made sure that most of that side was rusted.
4: One of the carbs is serious damaged.
5: Most of the electricals are from Bullet.
A lot more but i will stop now.
Will post some pics in some time
I agree with r_nairtvm regarding the old number plate. On the contrary, I myself have seen few old patterned plates at outskirts of Mumbai and Bhopal. But considering the fact that the bike is in Delhi now, I guess you will not be able to keep it that way.

Also, I guess getting it cheap would mean some where around 12k considering the fact of nothing original in bike's heart. With points above and "lot more" it seems you paid for the structure/casings/chasis/paint.

Hope, to see the beast getting reborn with a heart it deserves. Man, in simple words, please do justice to the beast to reveal its hidden power.

It still thrills me, even after 10 years of relation with my beast.

Happy Riding
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Old 23rd November 2010, 17:14   #18
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Here are some of the photos attached from yesterdays finding.
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Old 25th November 2010, 08:28   #19
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Here are some of the photos attached from yesterdays finding.
Woo! now I am not sure if I have seen any piston head with some kind of teethed lines. What exactly is that on the piston head (sorry couldn't make that out from pic). Nice to see a neelkanth con rod. I was waiting to see how it looks as never seen one before.
Regarding carb either you can invest in getting a new pair or to use the casing and replace its minor parts (make sure them to be original and exact match for your carb)

I believe, those greenish thing along the edge of open crank is the sealing sheet cutout.

Sand blasting or polishing should get back the motor as brand new
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What exactly is that on the piston head
Myself wondering the same!!!

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Nice to see a neelkanth con rod. I was waiting to see how it looks as never seen one before.
Anything special on this one?

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Regarding carb either you can invest in getting a new pair
+1; get a VM/TM 28/32mm. Its better.

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I believe, those greenish thing along the edge of open crank is the sealing sheet cutout.
They're the remains of gasket.
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@nomadabhi@aargee- It's not a piston head as your eyes seem to believe The barrel without the piston is inverted and resting on the rear seat.
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@nomadabhi@aargee- It's not a piston head as your eyes seem to believe The barrel without the piston is inverted and resting on the rear seat.
Oh!!! both of us got fooled
Its the cylinder taken out from the studs, you're right; Tks for the clarification
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Myself wondering the same!!!


Anything special on this one?


+1; get a VM/TM 28/32mm. Its better.


They're the remains of gasket.
@Randhawa, i thought you were lucky to have a unique piston head inpair with those Neelkath conrods.

Also, the upper corner on exhaust port shows visibly 2 sleeves as if the block was sleeved and then over sleeved. What you had to say about that aargee.

@aargee, do you own one now / or used to own?

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Also, the upper corner on exhaust port shows visibly 2 sleeves as if the block was sleeved and then over sleeved. What you had to say about that aargee.
Looks like its sleeved & its hard to believe stock cylinders these days.

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@aargee, do you own one now / or used to own?
Well, when I couldn't afford, I was offered good ones, when I could buy, I'm afraid to own one.

I own its little brother, a stock Rx 2010 model
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Looks like its sleeved & its hard to believe stock cylinders these days.


Well, when I couldn't afford, I was offered good ones, when I could buy, I'm afraid to own one.

I own its little brother, a stock Rx 2010 model
Guess then you would enjoy my travelogues with my beloved RD. Did you by chance checked on them
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Guess then you would enjoy my travelogues with my beloved RD. Did you by chance checked on them
IIRC, you've a red RD350 from Mumbai, once you got struck somewhere & ppl were curious to know how you've 2 exhaust; once you got lucky enough to find the only battery shop in the entire town to be opened for you; last but not the least the story on how you ran out of fuel & to find one close by.

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IIRC, you've a red RD350 from Mumbai, once you got struck somewhere & ppl were curious to know how you've 2 exhaust; once you got lucky enough to find the only battery shop in the entire town to be opened for you; last but not the least the story on how you ran out of fuel & to find one close by.

Sorry about the OT.
oh you got me aargee
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@Randhawa, you seem to change the rear number plate though to legal white background. Waiting to see the beast roaring back again.
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Deep bro cylinders are half sleeved and crank i am sure over size pin so here your half of investment comes in picture, find a unsleeved cylinders and std pin crank, many people don't mind them but if you are looking for performance then don't look further.
If you want more details about what RD is browse its best indian forum.
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Also, the upper corner on exhaust port shows visibly 2 sleeves as if the block was sleeved and then over sleeved.
AFAIK, they do not put a sleeve over an already sleeved bore. They pull it out and put a new sleeve.

BTW, from the colour of the exhaust pipes, it appears one of the cylinders is overheating.
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