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Old 29th May 2012, 07:25   #1
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Default Bringing a Yezdi CL II back to life - MVC 382

The Jawa / Yezdi bug had bit me and that too big time. I kept looking out for a Jawa / yezdi wherever i went. I had already tried getting my hands on Jawa that my dad's friend had owned but in vain. (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...quisition.html (Jawa 1970 acquisition))

Meanwhile, i was in constant touch with Ranjit - Jawabiker and he was a continuous guiding star for me. Everytime there was a disappointment, I used to discuss with him and he used to tell me not to worry. There is always a bike where there is a rider

We kept searching wherever we had clue at times even going to people we did not intend to. Finally, day before y'day that is on Thursday, we got hold of a 1986 yezdi classic CL II !!

I am starting a separate thread for this yezdi because I do not want to mix both projects - Jawa acquisition and Yezdi restoration.

Some points about the bike.

- It is a single owner bike.
- Engine not yet touched
- The exteriors are not in that bad shape.
- Runs and fires like it is just out of the showroom
- minor parts like the original handle bar and headlight assembly are missing

Have decided to restore the bike in 2 phases :

Phase 1 - Get the bare minimum things required to make the bike a daily runner (tyre, tube, headlight assembly, brake lever assembly)

Phase 2 - Source all the required parts first and then get the bike for a proper paint / chrome job so as to get it back to factory like.

Phase 1 got completed within a week and now the phase 2 has started this week.

The bike has been dismantled completely and is at 3 places at the moment.

The chrome and the aluminium parts have gone to the electroplating guy.
The chassis and other parts are with the painter
Some parts required denting and hence are with the mechanic.

Posting the pictures of the bike when we got her and then the phase wise restoration pics
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Old 29th May 2012, 10:12   #2
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Wow. It's an amazing feeling to see an old Yezdi being restored. Congrats. Can't wait to see the after pictures.

I went through something similar. I had restored a Road King that was dug out of the ground. 5 years since, she's still going strong.
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Old 29th May 2012, 10:44   #3
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Wow. It's an amazing feeling to see an old Yezdi being restored. Congrats. Can't wait to see the after pictures.

I went through something similar. I had restored a Road King that was dug out of the ground. 5 years since, she's still going strong.
Great !! I am sure you must have enjoyed restoring the RK just the way i am enjoying.

These machines were made to last for generations. I have seen so many Yezdi / Jawas that have been abandoned by their owners, yet the heart of the vehicle is intact !!
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Old 29th May 2012, 19:29   #4
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Update:

I have just delivered the parts to be dented to the denter today. Unfortunately, the denter is overloaded with prior assignments and says he will be taking at least 1 - 2 weeks time to complete my job.

Below is the list of items that are under process (WIP) :

ITEMS GONE FOR CHROME PLATING :
- Shock Absorber Barrels
- Shock Absorber Springs
- Both Silencers
- Both Bend Pipes
- Handle
- Brake Pedal
- Kick Lever
- Both Rims
- Petrol Tank Cover cap
- Side Stand

ITEMS GONE FOR DENTING / PAINTING

- Petrol Tank
- Side Panels
- Both Mudguards
- Headlight Khopdi
- Front Forks
- Rear Shocks
- Chassis
- Chain Cover assembly
- Number Plate
- Centre Stand

ITEMS GONE FOR BUFFING

- Carb Cover
- Drums both
- Head
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Old 4th June 2012, 12:58   #5
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Update as on 04.06.2012

The parts from chrome plating and buffing will be back by 06.06.12

The parts given to the denter are in process and we should be receiving them by the end of this week or max by 11 -12 of this month.

After the denter finishes his job, then the parts go to the painter who will take another weeks time for doing his job

Meanwhile pics are from the denters place
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Update as on 06.06.12 -

Yippee !!!!

Parts from the denter have arrived and have been delivered to the paint shop this morning !!

The painting work starts tomorrow morning. Yet to arrive are the parts given for chrome plating and buffing.

Attaching pics of the parts post denting work -
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Is the bike a Classic or CLII?
The battery-box and the air-filter box monogram says Classic The headlight doom and the speedo/key unit was of the CLII, now that you have got the doom type Classic one.
All the best with the restoration. Please post some recent pics.
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Is the bike a Classic or CLII?
The battery-box and the air-filter box monogram says Classic The headlight doom and the speedo/key unit was of the CLII, now that you have got the doom type Classic one.
All the best with the restoration. Please post some recent pics.
Yes Sir, you are bang on.

Although the monograms suggest classic, it is a CL II. I somehow always liked the headlight dome of the classic and therefore i am replacing it.

Will be posting the recent pics shortly.
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Update as on 13.06.12

The parts given for chrome plating and for buffing are back and I am extremely happy with the results.

Posting pics of the work done on chrome and buff.
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Bling!!!! You must be a happy man! Was the plating done in Nasik itself? Looks to be of really high quality. Could you post more detailed shots of the chrome?

Now its just a matter of a few more days till the bike is up and running
Waiting for some more pics when she's done!

Cheers,
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Bling!!!! You must be a happy man! Was the plating done in Nasik itself? Looks to be of really high quality. Could you post more detailed shots of the chrome?

Now its just a matter of a few more days till the bike is up and running
Waiting for some more pics when she's done!

Cheers,
Rahul
Yes Rahul, the plating was done in Nasik itself. i will try and post a few close up pics of the chrome plated items. I have also forgotten to post the pics of the mandap rims which i will be doing in the evening.

By the way, the bike is almost ready. Work wise, just the final stuff needs to be done. I am super excited and cant wait to get the bike up and running.
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Wonderful effort 350biker. Those plating jobs are fantastic. Yes, it is a CL-II with the wrong monogram on the side panels. I think I see the shorter Classic handle bar too being plated. Good choice after the dome change.
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Nice job!! Do take extra care during monsoon. I too restored my dad's D250 classic and then came the monsoon and rust started appearing on the fuel tank and Silencers. All the money spent was almost a waste.
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Wonderful effort 350biker. Those plating jobs are fantastic. Yes, it is a CL-II with the wrong monogram on the side panels. I think I see the shorter Classic handle bar too being plated. Good choice after the dome change.
Thanks esteem lover. You are right. I have also got the shorter handle to go with the headlight dome of the classic.

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Nice job!! Do take extra care during monsoon. I too restored my dad's D250 classic and then came the monsoon and rust started appearing on the fuel tank and Silencers. All the money spent was almost a waste.
Thanks Nim_peter. I will keep in mind your point and will take care in the monsoons for sure. As it is i coat my bullet with the anti rust thing but i was not too keen on getting it done on the yezdi immediately after the restoration. But will surely try to keep it as protected as possible.
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Update as on 15.06.2012

The climax is almost over now.

The bike has been painted and is now ready for the coating. Just before the coat is applied to the bike, the painter had asked me to get the radium stripes done on the side panels and the tank.

Yesterday evening was spent at the radium guy carefully doing up the stripes on the tank and the panels.

Some photos of the process : I am posting the BEFORE and the AFTER pics.
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