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Old 15th February 2011, 18:37   #16
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Naveen, the bike looks cooool !!
Its a neatly executed paint and chrome job, looks brand new.
Why did you replace the rear wheel ? Any specific reasons ?
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Naveen, waiting for the price list dude! Need that info to start my restoration.

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Naveen, the bike looks cooool !!
Its a neatly executed paint and chrome job, looks brand new.
Why did you replace the rear wheel ? Any specific reasons ?
Thanks a lot Ashok. No specific reasons. Went for the looks. This is used just for the weekend drives.

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Naveen, waiting for the price list dude! Need that info to start my restoration.
Sure. Havent received the list from the garage. Changed the silencer to rx100. Now got the original 100 beat and sound. Will update the thread soon.
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Changed the silencer to rx100. Now got the original 100 beat and sound. Will update the thread soon.
Woww!! Whats the difference in power and acceleration? Low-Mid-High range feedback please.
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Woww!! Whats the difference in power and acceleration? Low-Mid-High range feedback please.
Technically, I have no idea about the power difference. Changed over to rx100 silencer and flute. Better acceleration now. A lot better low-mid range now compared from the previous setup.
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Technically, I have no idea about the power difference. Changed over to rx100 silencer and flute. Better acceleration now. A lot better low-mid range now compared from the previous setup.
Thats great. But there's another thread going on on the forum and the impression I got from there is the opposite. Heres the link: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...35-5speed.html (CAT Vs Expansion chamber Vs RX100 Silencer : For RX 135 5Speed)

I am happy that you are like the performance now and that the addictive sound is back
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Dude, I had no idea you had a RX135 in your garage. What a pleasant surprise! This looks like one well executed restoration job. Now the likes:
1) Superb chrome and paint job
2) RX100 silencer (must be that much nicer on the ears )
Dislikes:
1) Head light dome
2) Rear tyre
3) Handle bar
But all in all, a very commendable job. Kudos to you! Enjoy your ride.
Btw what was the total damage to your pocket?
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I've seen this bike before the restoration. It's a brilliant job, looks good and sounds good. Gonna have a test ride soon.
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Wow!amazing restore really! could you give me the garage/painter details. I Have a First lot pulsar-150KS which i intend to restore to full original glory. The bike is in pretty good shape but since it is an old flame and i have decided never to sell it ever; want to restore it to as good as new. I am planing to do a comlete repaint/recrome the metal (planing to retain most of the original metal) and replace only the plastics. I also want to keep the stock look only thinking of beefier tyres. Any pointers?
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Dude, I had no idea you had a RX135 in your garage. What a pleasant surprise! This looks like one well executed restoration job. Now the likes:
1) Superb chrome and paint job
2) RX100 silencer (must be that much nicer on the ears )
Dislikes:
1) Head light dome
2) Rear tyre
3) Handle bar
But all in all, a very commendable job. Kudos to you! Enjoy your ride.
Btw what was the total damage to your pocket?
This is my BIL's ride and it's in Blore currently. Yes, the dislikes are pretty common. But wanted to try out something different. 10k was the total bill.

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Wow!amazing restore really! could you give me the garage/painter details. I Have a First lot pulsar-150KS which i intend to restore to full original glory. The bike is in pretty good shape but since it is an old flame and i have decided never to sell it ever; want to restore it to as good as new. I am planing to do a comlete repaint/recrome the metal (planing to retain most of the original metal) and replace only the plastics. I also want to keep the stock look only thinking of beefier tyres. Any pointers?
I shall share the details of the garage soon. Yes, I did have the first model Pulsar, but sold it off. I would recommend to stick with the basics. Keep the stock glory, paint the bike, plate the metal.

I had also upgraded to bigger tires.
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Pure nostalgia. Very Very nice job, i like the people who take pains to the minute details of restoring these machines. Many a times people forget the importance of proper paint job. Reflects in your bike that the paint job is also done with care and improvisation of metallic colours.

I have acquired my Rx today, seeing your restoration i am too much inclined to do things on my bike to get it as neat.

The price list will be appreciated if u upload it sir.

Best regards !
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Hi! Naveen, Your restore is amazing. Could you share with us:
1. Name of the Garage in Bangalore.
2. Was engine recondition carried out.
3. Did you source the parts, details.
Hearsay : The original design of the RX100 was from 1985 to 1991, there after the company started twerking the engine and the 1992 onwards bikes lost its performance. Is there any truth in it?
I have been looking for a RX100, shortlisted a few. And would also like to get the bike to Bangalore for a Full restore. Your feedback will be a step in the right direction.
Regards to all,
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