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Old 9th June 2009, 19:04   #151
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Congrats on your Bobby Siva.
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Congrats Shiva......great find.
Thanks for your wishes. I hope to bring this tiny boy into the its old days look

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The tank monogram on the early bikes was the old one with E/L written on it. Anyone remembers this?
I hope my bike would have been show cased with E/L, I have only heard of it but never seen it. Anyone in this forum got the model of it.

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Old 12th June 2009, 22:03   #152
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Thanks for your wishes. I hope to bring this tiny boy into the its old days look



I hope my bike would have been show cased with E/L, I have only heard of it but never seen it. Anyone in this forum got the model of it.
Here's it friend,from my Bobby (GTS)

& now, Iam sending this GTS tank with side panels to you Mr.Siva.
any way you will have tough time in getting the tank fixed to its stock shape !!
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Old 12th June 2009, 22:52   #153
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Here's it friend,from my Bobby (GTS)

& now, Iam sending this GTS tank with side panels to you Mr.Siva.
any way you will have tough time in getting the tank fixed to its stock shape !!

Sir, simply excellent. I don't really feel this task going to be tougher as you mentioned. Thanks a ton for this tank.

With this I'm completing to collect Tank shield, Tank rubber pad, Stepney mount, Silencer cover.

I only need the following now and it is always happy to see the number of rare parts list is going down on my restoration phase.

1. Tank monogram (hopefully i will get replica face one tomorrow, sure E/L is a tougher one)
2. Tank lid (the cap)
3. Side shield Rajdoot GTS plate (Will fabricate either with steel plate or sticker)
4. Tail light - now got an idea to convert the Ambassador reverse light into the bobby tail light. Just simply painting the lens with the slide colors will make my tail light ready. However I will continue search for the original one.
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Old 12th June 2009, 23:01   #154
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Mr.Siva,

Try to use tail lamp from normal jeep, I have used the jeep tail lamp for my GTS.
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Old 14th June 2009, 19:09   #155
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Mr.Siva, Try to use tail lamp from normal jeep, I have used the jeep tail lamp for my GTS.
Could I see your bike's picture with the tail lamp that you are referring ?

I just returned from Bangalore after successfully collecting few items for my bike. My only need for the GTS restoration is now the tank lid and tail light.

Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image026.jpg <br />
Rest of the items were also collected.  Here are the parts that I collected in bangalore:<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image030.jpg <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image031.jpg <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image042.jpg <br />
The silencer front portion shown above is a replicated one and it was done in half a day time. The stepney mount also replica one and all of these items were collected and given to me by Mr. Gopi, he got these items replicated for me. Guys the GTS lovers should meet him once<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image019.jpg <br />
He is a regular visitor to TBHP but I doubt if he got a handle here. He owns none other than 2 bobby and got good amount of parts for the GTS. He personally got the GTS logo replicated.  His 1972 GTS still got the original tail light made by Hella, hence it clears a fact that the GTS was equiped with Hella made tail lights.<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image017.jpg <br />
As a gift I also got the parts catalog, and that parts catalog reveals another truth that 1972 to  1974 GTS were originally came with the silencer cover that is fitted on my bike. Hence what I have currently is also original GTS silencer cover. (Mine, an article in Hindu about GTS, Yellow GTS shown here, The Hot rod shown in this post are all having he same old GTS silencer cover)<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image043.jpg <br />
He got a completely original 1972 GTS and Hot Rod GTS 1974,the picture of the hot rod is here below:<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image018.jpg <br />
I also saw a beautiful yellow and red GTS that is getting ready in Bangalore.<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image021.jpg <br />
The red GTS painted tank gave me an idea about how my tank needs to be prepared:<br /> <br /> <a href=Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image022.jpg   <div style=

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Wow Shiv: You were so close to where I live. I just stay in the next lane to that garage and Gopi's house. He has also picked up a lovely Lambretta 48. Yeah his Bobby is one of the best restored ones I have seen and the Yellow Bobby belongs to a called Ian. It was already restored, its there in the garage for some small repair work.

The Y350 (right hand bottom corner) in the 5th pic with Mr. Gopi belongs to another T-bhpian.

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Wow Shiv: You were so close to where I live. I just stay in the next lane to that garage and Gopi's house. He has also picked up a lovely Lambretta 48. Yeah his Bobby is one of the best restored ones I have seen and the Yellow Bobby belongs to a called Ian. It was already restored, its there in the garage for some small repair work.

The Y350 (right hand bottom corner) in the 5th pic with Mr. Gopi belongs to another T-bhpian.

Oh no! I didn't know that you are from the same area, missed an opportunity to see you. He really got a good hold of fabricators for the Bobby rare parts. I was seeing him with full of enthusiasm about the Bobby bikes and very helpful.

Yes, I did come to know about the lambretta 48 as he was referring through the conversations.

I did see the mechanic's son who drives a blue color RD350. I'm sure you are referring the Red colored J350, is it our TBHPians ?
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No the red J350 belongs to another person (who I think is a member here) who has the most enviable collection of jawas and yezdis in his garage. Ive learnt a great deal from him about these bikes. I was talking about the black Y350.
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Can some one tell me if Rajdoot GTS got a mufler (core) at the end of silencer pipe ?

I'm trying to identify alternate parts for the Rajdoot GTS

Mufler core:
I heard someone saying that the GTS was sharing the Yezdi half sized mufler (core) in the exhaust system for noise reduction. Any pointers?

Handle bar:
Rajdoot GTS owners here, Please let me know if the TVS 50 XL and Rajdoot GTS shares the same handle bar ?

Wheel Rim:
I got a Lambretta disc (wheel rim) for my GTS as stepney as I could see it from the rim pattern both are matched.

Air filter:
The Rajdoot GTS shares the same airfilter as Royal Enfield Crusader one

Tail light:
Thought the GTS tail light is no direct sharing with other vehicle, the close one is the Mahindra MM540 side indicator lights. Instead of blood red as seen in the GTS tail light the MM540 one got white color. This could be painted with a transparant color to make it look like original (Thats what I did)

There are many items were common among Rajdoot D175, Runabout and GTS. Hence I'm not discussing them in here.
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Can some one tell me if Rajdoot GTS got a mufler (core) at the end of silencer pipe ?
Yes there is a muffler core at the end of the tailpipe. It is fastened by one hex screw (the core has a nut welded to it at the correct position).
Not sure whether any other bike shared the same core.
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Yes there is a muffler core at the end of the tailpipe. It is fastened by one hex screw (the core has a nut welded to it at the correct position).
Not sure whether any other bike shared the same core.
Wow, can you post a picture of the core if possible. I would really appreciate if you can remove the core from the tail pipe and post the core picture here, so all GTS restorers can have it as reference.
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Trammway, I'll try to do that. Give me a few days please.
If it is not totally jammed inside, I should be able to do the needful.
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Shiv: U should have asked Gopi about it. even Ian's bike has one. Will try n take a picture the next time around.
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Trammway, I'll try to do that. Give me a few days please.
If it is not totally jammed inside, I should be able to do the needful.
hey buddy no need to do that labour... here are the pics of a brand new core... i have one...
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Is there is anyone with a Rajdoot GTS 175 a.k.a. Bobby service manual ???
I am in the need of one, can anyone will be able to scan it or send me a xerox copy ??
Please do reply.
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