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Old 6th April 2011, 22:43   #31
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I had an RXG when it came out. The initial bikes had some issues, like the bike would jerk a bit when riding downhill with no throttle. Then they came updated with something called YEIS(Yamaha Energy Induction System), which was supposed to iron out that issue. But the damage had already been done. Guess it was mostly the exhaust note that spoilt the party for the RXG. But it was quite powerful for the time.
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Then they came updated with something called YEIS(Yamaha Energy Induction System), which was supposed to iron out that issue.
The YEIS was nothing but a resonator. It's the rubber tube u see running from the intake manifold to the box below the fuel tank.'

It's only function was to feed the engine the right fuel/air mix when the throttle was rammed open to prevent the carb's lag in adjusting the fuel/air mix at the sudden opening of the throttle.
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RX125 is not myth I have personally seen one in my home town way back in 1994 and that time it was Indias first 125 cc 5 speed bike with disc breaks but after that bike never seen any.
I owned couple of RX135 and RXZ 135 and never got the initial and mid range rush of RX100 so sold all of them one by one, soon going back to RX100 as there's no match of that bike specially the third gear city fun.
Anyway RX135 5 speed is good pick RXG had the strongest clutch system specially the clutch bell.
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Old 8th April 2011, 16:51   #34
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bumped onto this thread and it revived some of my wonderful memories. I had RX-100 (12v) from 1996-2000. The (firing) sound was so unique and pleasant - one of the distinct characteristics of this machine. Ofcourse, it had a mean & macho image. If I remember correctly, in '97, one of my friend purchased the then newly launched RXG -YEIS - but even he finally agreed that RX-100 was the overall winner.
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RX125 is not myth I have personally seen one in my home town way back in 1994 and that time it was Indias first 125 cc 5 speed bike with disc breaks but after that bike never seen any.
I never heard of such a bike. But if it is true, its a revelation. I need to revisit those Yamaha dealers. If such a bike existed there should be some India based material around.

Or are you talking about the Shadow.
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I had an RXG when it came out. The initial bikes had some issues, like the bike would jerk a bit when riding downhill with no throttle. Then they came updated with something called YEIS(Yamaha Energy Induction System), which was supposed to iron out that issue. But the damage had already been done. Guess it was mostly the exhaust note that spoilt the party for the RXG. But it was quite powerful for the time.
I had one with YEIS, it was a nice bike, but not half as fun as the old RX100s.

Two things killed the bike:

1. The engine was not as free revving as the RX100. The latter would give you all she had to give when you tweaked it without any fuss. A RXG would make you work for it and you had to ride the power band to have fun with it, otherwise the power delivery was like a rubber band - not fun when you needed the power and had to count 1..2..3..4 before it kicked in.

2. The Shogun. It looked awesome, revved without a care in the world and had a nasty snarl.
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I had one of the earliest RXG, I think around 1996. I used to ride my friend's RX100 and liked it very much. So I went to the Yamaha Dealer in Kathmandu with cash only to find that there was no RX100 available (out of stock). New stock would arrive in 15 days. I was too young and too impatient so I bought the RXG.

It had no problems, rode it roughly for 3 years and sold it on half the original price. I never spent anything on maintenance except regular servicing.

I found no difference compared to RX100 in terms of riding. It did not have low end torque like RX100 but it was faster than RX100.
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I still own a RX 100 but am looking for a good mechanic since the 15 year old beast now wants some attention. Can anyone suggest me a good one at that in and around East Delhi?
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I have put up a picture of the elusive Red RXZ 5s. my blue rxz 5s is the next pic.
I have the RXZ 5-speed manual for download or photocopy if needed.
Is that the owners or service manual. if the latter id be interested in it. I have one of the elusive Red RXZ 5 Speed bikes.

I wanted a blue one but that was sold out by the time i got an OK from dad to buy one.
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The RX series is so legendary that it is still being sold in ASEAN countries. In fact, the RX100 was exported by Escorts long after if was stopped in India.
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RX125 is not myth I have personally seen one in my home town way back in 1994 and that time it was Indias first 125 cc 5 speed bike with disc breaks but after that bike never seen any
I'd like to see the RC book please.
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The RX series is so legendary that it is still being sold in ASEAN countries. In fact, the RX100 was exported by Escorts long after if was stopped in India.
now the production is stopped in Indonesia / Malaysia etc.. Flag is being taken over by FZ / R15/ V-ixion
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Sure as it may happen that i may get that bike along with me, planning soon to visit my home town.
Felt its worth compared to its 100 and 135 cc siblings, as factory fitted front disc break, 15 BHP is worth spending and it will be one of the rarest bike even RD is not so rare.
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The RX series is so legendary that it is still being sold in ASEAN countries. In fact, the RX100 was exported by Escorts long after if was stopped in India.

I'd like to see the RC book please.
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Thanks harbir for starting a thread, It was very much useful.

Since past few years I am planning to buy Yamaha RX 100 or 135. This thread has really gave me what I want to buy.

can anybody provide me best price to buy RX100 & 135 and are there any RTO related issues while registering the bike.

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I owned an RX-100 between 1999 and 2002, now have an Rx-135 4-speed (98 Dec) which I pamper. Was able to sell, buy, re-register, insure both bikes with no issues at Thane and Mumbai RTO's.

Between the two, I personally prefer the 135 4-speed, the 100 was just quick initially, with very limited top end. The 135 on the other hand has a respectable top end, lets you stick to 95-100 on the highways, and what a sensational exhaust note it has! I've hollowed out the muffler by cutting through the coin shaped discs in it, and it sounds fantastic.

The 135 5-speed was a disappointment, when I rode it, it did not seem to have come from the same stable as the 100 at all. That signature pickup, exhaust and agility was just not there. The minute we threw away the cat con and up-jetted it though, it was a monster.

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I have the RXZ 5-speed manual for download or photocopy if needed.
Mate I am on the look out for the Service Manual, Can you help me with the soft copy ?

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So I guess I should look for an RX100?
I have been fortunate enough to own all the three, the RX-100 ( 1986) , the RX-135 - 4 Speed and the RX 135 5 Speed.

Here is the summary

1) RX-100 : A truly wonder machine. A Legend. You cant relate to it as a 100 CC Bike. Its got the initial Madness and rush going with it. The best exhaust note till date. The bike can do wonders when tweaked. However, the fun ends when you near the TOP end.

2) RX-135 4 Speed: Was manufactured also keeping the mileage factor in picture. Its the most fuel efficient RX, with claims of around 40+ from owners. Its got great grunt. The nature of this RX is different from the 100 and the 135 5speeds. You find power band even at lower revs, its got more throttle response. The bike does not have the 'OPEN' factor though.
PS: The bike maxs out @ 6000 RPM.

3) RX-135 5 Speed Or RXZ 5 Speed : In my humble opinion, it is the BEST RX till date and my favorite too. With 14 BHP @ 7500 RPM, it was a BEAST! I do agree with Sriku, it did lack the signature exhaust, pick up, feel, sound etc. However, The FUN of the 5Speed starts only above a certain RPM, after which it unleashes the monster within it. Trust me, when you enter the power band of 5 Speed, there no competition from the 4 Speed or the RX-100 (With due respect to them) .The acceleration does not seem to stop even 70- 80 KMPH onwards. The disadvantage of the bike is that its the most FUEL consuming RX till date . FE is really low, but do we actually care ?
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