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Old 20th July 2012, 18:01   #46
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Countless people are of the opinion the CL-II is the most symmetrical, best looking Yezdi, you wouldn't want to attempt a 'crossover' with the Classic and the CL-II, IMO.
Not much symmetry on the console with speedo on one side and ignition key on the other though, is there?

Going by brochures and manuals (including my Operator Manual from 1996) of Ideal Jawa, it looks like the twin pods were introduced on all machines somewhere in the early 90s. Before that, just the Roadking/Oilking had the twin pods, the rest having the headlight nacelle. This motorcycle's registration MVC would make it a mid-80s model. Was the nacelle present on the CL-II in the 80s, and changed later? I've seen even Jawas with twin-pods. Obviously not original, right?

The entire above paragraph is just my observation, and is wide open to correction.

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And the Yezdi nameplate was fitted upside down to read ipzah !
Even one of my uncles had a yezdi, and its nameplate was also inverted to read ipzah. I thought he had it fitted that way, but recently I asked him, and he swore that it came from the factory that way.

I wonder if there's a pattern here
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Even one of my uncles had a yezdi, and its nameplate was also inverted to read ipzah. I thought he had it fitted that way, but recently I asked him, and he swore that it came from the factory that way.

I wonder if there's a pattern here
It never came from the factory that way at any point in time,
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Not much symmetry on the console with speedo on one side and ignition key on the other though, is there?

Going by brochures and manuals (including my Operator Manual from 1996) of Ideal Jawa, it looks like the twin pods were introduced on all machines somewhere in the early 90s. Before that, just the Roadking/Oilking had the twin pods, the rest having the headlight nacelle. This motorcycle's registration MVC would make it a mid-80s model. Was the nacelle present on the CL-II in the 80s, and changed later? I've seen even Jawas with twin-pods. Obviously not original, right?

The entire above paragraph is just my observation, and is wide open to correction.

Cheers,
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The jawa ,yezdi , and the yezdi Classic had the full nacelle with the speedo in the centre ,The CL-2, the deluxe, the monarch,the 350 and the oil king/roadking had individual headlight and speedo clusters ..

Inverting the yezdi to ipzah was a very common thing but it never arrived from the factory that way

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The jawa ,yezdi , and the yezdi Classic had the full nacelle with the speedo in the centre ,The CL-2, the deluxe, the monarch,the 350 and the oil king/roadking had individual headlight and speedo clusters ..

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I stand corrected. Most humbly. By the man himself! How's it going Saar?

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Update as on 21.07.2012

Post the process of mounting the front forks, the rear shocks as well as the rear mudguard and the side panels, the next thing we did was assembling the engine.

The head and block had been removed for painting and chroming and needed to be fitted back.

On Saturday night, we have managed to check the piston for work-ability and have fixed the head and block.

Next on the to do list is mounting the engine before which we need to fix the tyres.

Some how there is some work left in the bearings and therefore the tyre mounting is getting held back.

We should be able to get both the things mounted by the end of this week.
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Old 24th July 2012, 09:58   #52
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Update as on 23.07.2012

Yesterday we have fitted the headlight dome to the bike. However I am still on the lookout for the classic D250 glass as well as the reflector.

We also tried fitting the wheels but the rear wheel bearings have gone kaput

New ones will be sourced and replaced today and the wheels will be fitted by today evening.

Plan of action now is as soon as the wheels are fitted, the engine will be mounted and the rest follows then.
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Update as on 24.07.2012

As decided, we were able to repair the old bearing of the wheels and have managed to put the rear wheel to the bike.

We were earlier planning to buy new ones but the old bearings had some more life in them and hence we put the same ones back.

Somehow, the plate on the chain sproket got missed out in paint job and needs to be dented as well as painted silver.

We did not want to wait further and hence have fitted the same old one as of now. Lateron we will be getting it painted.

Posting pics of yesterday's work.

Once the rear wheel was fitted, i could not resist placing the tank on the chassis to get a feel of the bike. So i placed the tank and clicked some photos

I can hardly wait now to mount the engine and fire her up.

Next plan of action is fitting front tyre and mudguard today and by this weekend we are planning to mount the engine. Just praying to god that this momentum continues.
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Looks like you have a CLII Paint job with Classic logos and headlamp "chuppa"/dome ?
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Looks like you have a CLII Paint job with Classic logos and headlamp "chuppa"/dome ?
yes you are right. I was some how not happy with the original CL II headlight dome and the twin cups and hence replaced it with a classic one.
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Old 17th August 2012, 16:46   #56
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Not much to update except that now both the front forks are in place and the engine has been mounted.

Adding photos of the WIP
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Update as on 20.08.2012

Well...what a day !! We not only managed to fit the engine, but the silencers, the handle, the front Tyre and small bits and pieces like the tail lamp, the reflector and such stuff.

Posting pics of today's work

Next to go is putting the wiring harness and starting the bike. I can now hardly wait to hear the beat.
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Next to go is putting the wiring harness and starting the bike. I can now hardly wait to hear the beat.
Usually the wiring harness needs to be done the first thing the chassis and swinging arm is in place,some wires need to go in through the mudguard as well and its easier before it is fitted .Its a proper one day effort to put together a yezdi once the engine is in one piece.I suggest you take a days off and get it completed and ride it away .As the project is prolonged, safeguarding the paint against scratches etc in a garage gets painful .

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Usually the wiring harness needs to be done the first thing the chassis and swinging arm is in place,some wires need to go in through the mudguard as well and its easier before it is fitted .Its a proper one day effort to put together a yezdi once the engine is in one piece.I suggest you take a days off and get it completed and ride it away .As the project is prolonged, safeguarding the paint against scratches etc in a garage gets painful .

prashanth

You are right.

We have already taken care regarding the wires that need to go through the mudguard as well as the ones that need to go into the headlight dome. Somehow I have not taken the photos of the tail lamp switch and the accelerator cable that we have fitted.

I am hoping to complete the project in this week itself but then "Man proposes and God disposes"

Lets see what is in store ahead
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Update !!!! Update !!! Update !!!!

Last few days of my life have been just awesome. We not only got the bike assembled,

but

but

but

We also got it started !!!

As per the title of the thread "Bringing a Yezdi CL II back to life - MVC 382" we actually brought her back to life.

Some updates on the bike since my last post:
- The silencers now have rubber joiners
- The tail lamp has been fixed properly
- Wiring harness done
- Handle now has levers
- ignition Switch fitted
- Ignition coil fitted
- Foot rest fitted
- Engine cover fitted
- Tank fitted with rubber pads and monograms
- Chain is fitted
- brake pedal fitted
- Meter is currently undergoing cleaning and some minor restoration.

I am posting the recent pics. Will be posting the video of the first start very soon.

I can hardly wait to bring her home now.
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