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Old 26th May 2011, 23:34   #136
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Could not resist doing this photoshoot and video:

My Bikes (some of them)

1983 Rajdoot 350
1962 Jawa 353 "Tank Switch"
2003 RXZ 5-speed Genuine.

Catch the video here:




HD version coming up soon!!!
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Hi guys here is the link to the HD version of the video.

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Old 27th May 2011, 11:55   #138
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Hi guys here is the link to the HD version of the video.
Nice collection of excellent machines!! love the Jawa!!
All the best for your restoration!!!

With thanks and regards

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Old 27th July 2011, 00:06   #139
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Found some really old photos of the Ideal Jawa factory, were in one of my older computers that I had not used for more than 5 years (lol .. its a Pentium III -- luckily the hard drive was in good shape)

Also uploading some photos of a really well maintained Jawa in which was once in Mumbai.


This is a 354 JAWA 350cc twin bike, you would have seen one similar to this....but not this @ MUMBAI

as this particular bike was from some European Jawa forum
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Old 27th July 2011, 00:37   #140
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On the topic of old jawas, here's a 1947 jawa:

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Hi guys here is the link to the HD version of the video.

Hey Buddy long time ... Thanx for uploading the HD video ...

Althrough the video the Jawa firing is the most audible one ..

The restoration of my RTZ was completed in April and now its back to the covers for the monsoons.. hope she kicks back in sooner ...

Cheers and keep up the good work
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Old 24th September 2011, 07:41   #142
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[quote=riteshpawar;2332943]Who launched India's first Moto-Scooter ??


Kinetic Engineering Limited, a part of the Kinetic group of companies, launched the moped -- Luna -- in 1972. The company also introduced the first gearless scooter[quote];

Here is the LUNA which was launched by Kinetic Engineering at 1972

Had a transmission>>>" From engine to rear wheels by means of centifugal automatic clutch, trapezoidal shaped belt, belt pulley & reduction gear unit" , noiseless Moped, initially came with the famous Soma blue & front leading link suspension as of Laxmi 48 .

Here is my Luna, still with its original factory paint ( hardly 10% left now)
with all its stock parts.
This was one among the first batch of Luna s rolled out of the Ahmednagar factory at 1972 , guess only few examples believed to survive till now ( Me- have seen three at recent times, all of them in southern states)
Here is the DUCKLING :-






*** This particular Luna is termed as " Duck Luna" --@ Tamil Nadu
" Camel Luna' --@ Karnataka
" Giraffe Luna"---@ Northern States
among our Bikers fraternity
cheers!!
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To get back to your question ( after a hell of a long time ,my apologies) my Dad bought it in 1986 and then I came along it 1987 so had to wait a good few years to ride it but what I love is that when my Dad is in town and tries to start it it just won't start and he calls me up and grumble grumble and then when I come to town( my dad's work and mine keep u out of town for months on end) the first kick and she comes to life
( in all honesty she coughes out a generous dollop of 2 stroke smoke for the first 4 minutes)
But have started work on it
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Anoshdhondy -- you can post ur AX100's pics even now and then you can continue your posts as a story of the restoration with gradual updates of the pics in various stages.

My KB100 RTZ was in spic and span condition till 2008 when I moved out of my home to another suburb in Mumbai. Since 2008 to 2011 when I moved back home with my folks the bike had done just 192 kms.

In the last 4 months the bike was not even started, the tank and sidepanels were a wreck. Dust and Rust had set in however with just a little choke and a few kicks she rose back to life. Thats when I began her restoration and its still underway. I have posted her pics in the same thread also in my Garage.

What model of AX100 is yours ??
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It was a scotter that was far ahead of it's times. Came in the 90s.
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Believe me the paint quality was better than any other car sold in India at that time, except the Mercs.
I'm one of the fortunate ones who has rode the Spectra for quite some kilometers. I even got my 'geared two wheeler' license by giving a test on TVS Spectra only. It was owned by my cousin. I used to ride it in the early morning hours before my cousin used to take it to his office at 11 a.m.

Yes, it was a full blooded 150cc, 4 stroke, 4 hand geared scooter. It's only on-paper competition was Bajaj Legend 4 stroke which was also launched at the same time when Spectra entered the market. It's fit and finish was really beyond any other 2 wheeler manufactured and sold in India then. With my typical teenage wannabe racer riding style, it used to return a decent fuel consumption ~ 36 - 38 kmpl. It's engine was butter smooth with enough oomph and would surprise many with its barely audible exhaust note.

More than the pricing, TVSs half hearted attempt to move it in the market killed the Spectra. It was a scooter with a premium feel to it, they could have made an attempt to relaunch it with a variomatic version.

Last I saw of it was in the garage of my cousins ah-so-trustful mechanic. It was in a horrible shape.
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On the topic of old jawas, here's a 1947 jawa:

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This not a 1974 jawa it must be a 1954 Perak

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This not a 1974 jawa it must be a 1954 Perak
YES it Is a Jawa , ( In post # 140 ) it has a plunger suspension
I owned a 1950 model -- same like this

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The Jawa 250 of 1947 was called 'Jawa 250 Perak'
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Did anyone here own a Hero Puch?
It was one heck of a moped. It had 2 versions, one with 2 gears and another which was a turbo or something like that. It had alloy wheels and an amazing engine. The power to weight ratio was awesome and doing wheelies on it was a breeze.

I have a Hero Puch Autogear back home in Rajasthan;running smooth. Will click and upload some pics soon
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Dear ritesh, your wine red RTZ Delta reminds me of my own delta which I purchased in September,1990. Its been parked in the garage at Varanasi for the last 10 years and my father ensures that its covered all the time. Condition is not good, since the tank has rusted completely on the inside and has a layer of rust which choked up the small plastic filter attached to the side of the air filter box when i started it last somewhere in 2004 or 2005.
It still has the original headlamp unit and reflector, but no bulb has been able to provide the kind of headlite beam that a stanley bulb would. I remember paying Rs.140 for a stanley bulb even in the mid ninties when the other bulbs came for Rs 20-30 at that point of time. And yes the stanley was a normal filament bulb and not a halogen but its beam would lite up anything at a 100 m.
Is that original stanley bulb still available?
I drove it regularly to office from 1994-2002 and i think the bike has done something like 45000km although the odometer kept konking off and repairs were never reliable.
Would love to start the restoration of my bike some day.
The bike had a major issue and that was the carb tunning. even slightly off and it would putter like a Luna TFR plus. Spot on and i managed to touch an indicated 97kmph on NH2 between Varanasi and Allahabad.
I stumbled on your thread by accident and its made me walk down nostalgia lane...Thanks.
Rgds,
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Old 17th June 2012, 19:55   #150
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The Jawa 250 of 1947 was called 'Jawa 250 Perak'
Yaeh!! one of our bhpian " lockheed" has a Perak, but haven't brought it down from his residence ( at First floor)..nice running bike..needs restoration though!!
@ Pratap(lockheed) : Why don't you bring that Czech beauty to the forum at least....???

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