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Old 21st October 2013, 17:44   #91
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Hahaha. I can understand your situation. My father sold our 1964 Italian fiat in original company blue paint only for 15,000/- and I still dont know why.

Jawa, Yezdi, Lambretta, Vijay Super, Rd 350 all these vehicles once sold to bhangarwallas as scrap, literally on per kg basis are now collectors item.

Anyways, as you mentioned you had given your bike to the workshop guy for free, why dont you go and ask him back for the bike? I am sure if the bike is still on your name it wont be very difficult to get it back.

All the best for the hunt !!
He dismantled and sold it part by part ,at least that was what he told me, when i saw him some time after.
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Old 3rd December 2013, 15:37   #92
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Well almost a year after the restoration, I was pretty much happy with the yezdi. The performance was absolutely wonderful and the bike was "showroom condition" as one would say. MVC 382 was one of the best yezdi's in our club.

But....

Not one of the best CL II in the club. I had changed the headlight assembly to the orthodox headlight khopdi of the classic and therefore it was not the CLII as the book said.

As usual google god gave me the answer of what all parts i needed to make her completely "oh-ree-ginaal yezdi CLII"

I opened my old treasure box to search for some of the items that had come with the bike when i had purchased her.

Found most of the items intact. Infact i had even got some of the items of CL II setup painted when i had painted the bike.

So here starts my re-restoration of MVC 382.

Posting my inspiration for all :
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So the work started at snail's pace.

Firstly we had to change the complete headlight dome.Also the meter console needed to be replaced.

Luckily i had all these painted therefore there was no such delay.

One more most important change that i wanted to make in the bike was adding a fairing. I was always in love with the fairing that RD 350 had and always wanted to try it out on one of my bikes.

This meant some serious changes:

- Change in headlight dome
- Change in meter console (from 1 to 2 cups type)
- Change in handle bar
- Needed to put indicators (front and rear)
- Entire wiring to be done
- Headlight and indicator switch assembly needed to be changed
- Fairing fitment
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@350biker- hey buddy will be in Nasik from the 25dec. Let's arrange a meet up at my place. My no. Is 9969471365. Please share me your no. So that we can arrange me a meet
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So the work started at snail's pace.

Firstly we had to change the complete headlight dome.Also the meter console needed to be replaced.

Luckily i had all these painted therefore there was no such delay.

One more most important change that i wanted to make in the bike was adding a fairing. I was always in love with the fairing that RD 350 had and always wanted to try it out on one of my bikes.

This meant some serious changes:

- Change in headlight dome
- Change in meter console (from 1 to 2 cups type)
- Change in handle bar
- Needed to put indicators (front and rear)
- Entire wiring to be done
- Headlight and indicator switch assembly needed to be changed
- Fairing fitment
Hi 350biker,

Its been an absolute pleasure going through this amazing restoration of an even more amazing bike. I could cry looking at the pictures and hoping that my bike will look like this some day.

You see, I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a Yezdi 250 CL-II, 1986. My granddad passed it on to me. The bike is in a similar condition as your bike was when you first got it. It runs, but barely so. All parts are original including the stock silver paint. It would be a massive help if you could give me the details of the total expenses you incurred in order to get it back to its former glory.

The bike is in Andhra and is my daily ride when I go there. Before I bring it to Chennai and start the restoration, the expense details would be of great help. And once I get the bike to Chennai, you could probably help me out with the info on where to source the parts from. Once again, let me thank you for this awesome restoration project and congrats on getting her back to her young days!
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So the work started at snail's pace.

Firstly we had to change the complete headlight dome.Also the meter console needed to be replaced.

Luckily i had all these painted therefore there was no such delay.

One more most important change that i wanted to make in the bike was adding a fairing. I was always in love with the fairing that RD 350 had and always wanted to try it out on one of my bikes.

This meant some serious changes:

- Change in headlight dome
- Change in meter console (from 1 to 2 cups type)
- Change in handle bar
- Needed to put indicators (front and rear)
- Entire wiring to be done
- Headlight and indicator switch assembly needed to be changed
- Fairing fitment
OK I know this is really very lazy of me but I have finally found time to post the changes that I had mentioned I would make to the bike in December.

As mentioned, the bike was in superb condition but somehow I wasn't happy with the appearance. I wanted the bike to be CL II as the documents said. So once again I started the re - restoration of MVC 382.

#1 - Change in the headlight dome and meter cups: The bike had earlier been fitted with the old style headlight assembly and I had to change it to the CL II (2 cups) type assembly. The handle bar was kept same
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Next step was putting the indicators and the meter as well as the ignition switch after which we decided to change the handle.

Somehow I had not planned a bigger handle earlier however I had other plans of fitting a fairing and therefore the original short handle of the yezdi was inadequate.

Posting pics of the next changes made in MVC 382
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Meanwhile, I had also given a RD 350 fairing for painting which I got back just in time for fitting to the bike.

After the painting was over, one of the biggest task was to fit the visor to the fairing. It was to be done with utmost care since even one wrong move could crack the whole visor.

Once the Visor and the fairing were fitted, next step was to fit it to the bike.

I cannot tell you how happy I was to see MVC 382 in a completely new and transformed avatar. The bike looked completely different then before and it was a complete treat to see her in this shape.

Posting the final set of pictures...
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With the bike almost complete, the only thing that was left was adding a crash guard. My bike never had one and so the search started. I was somehow not of the view to put the standard OE one since it would not suit the new avatar of the bike.

A lot of searching on FB and on google gave me the perfect answer. The simple straight bar was one of the best suited crash guard for the current avatar of the bike.

Posting the full and final pics of the bike proudly standing along with my other bikes.

MVC 382 was reincarnated and how
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Hi 350biker,

Its been an absolute pleasure going through this amazing restoration of an even more amazing bike. I could cry looking at the pictures and hoping that my bike will look like this some day.

You see, I've been lucky enough to get my hands on a Yezdi 250 CL-II, 1986. My granddad passed it on to me. The bike is in a similar condition as your bike was when you first got it. It runs, but barely so. All parts are original including the stock silver paint. It would be a massive help if you could give me the details of the total expenses you incurred in order to get it back to its former glory.

The bike is in Andhra and is my daily ride when I go there. Before I bring it to Chennai and start the restoration, the expense details would be of great help. And once I get the bike to Chennai, you could probably help me out with the info on where to source the parts from. Once again, let me thank you for this awesome restoration project and congrats on getting her back to her young days!

Hey cruze'ader thanks a lot for the compliment. I am happy that in some way my bike could bring a smile on your face

Regarding the expenses, actually the bike has been restored in different phases and that too in a span of 2 years. Hence I cannot really help you out with the exact figures. However, as far as i remember the paint costed me about 3.5k the chrome plating about 3k, the denting about 1.5 k, labor was about 2.5 k and the small parts about 1 k.

This, my friend was 2 years back. The TLC of the bike has continued till date and the small small bills are adding up on regular basis

I am very happy that you too have a CL II. please share a pic if you can. Would love to help you out in any way that I can.

cheers !!
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Nice to see your old machine became spanking new, awesome it looks sir, I could see the honest efforts of yours have brought the bike to life. I am glad to have a CLII with me and am planning to restore it very soon, sourced lot of parts for it and eager to do it and am planning to use it as a daily drive.

Why don't you pose some pictures along with the bike, we wish to see the proud owner with the ride.
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Nice to see your old machine became spanking new, awesome it looks sir, I could see the honest efforts of yours have brought the bike to life. I am glad to have a CLII with me and am planning to restore it very soon, sourced lot of parts for it and eager to do it and am planning to use it as a daily drive.

Why don't you pose some pictures along with the bike, we wish to see the proud owner with the ride.
Sir, I am really thankful for such kind words. Good to see that you too have a CL II with you. These bikes really have the Never say die attitude and can easily be used as a daily drive.

I took part in a recent event with our Nasik Yezdi Jawa Club and am posting my pic with the bike. I am second from the right
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Hi,
I wanted to know where could I find a yezdi block piston in mumbai. I have a 77 type 'B'. I have just seized the piston which was first over sized by the previous owner and now I need a new block piston. Please help.

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