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Old 12th March 2009, 22:45   #121
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trammway: Thats quite some headway on the Bobby parts, eventhough the engine, gearbox parts are not so difficult to procure. Good job, I shall keep my eyes and ears open for a Bobby for you for sure.
Actually in all my restoration projects, I collect the spare parts before buying the vehicle itself.

Once again, I'm looking for the following items for my future Rajdoot GTS. If anyone know or have these items please let me know.

1. Tail light lens
2. Tank Rubber pad
3. Tank lid (cap)
4. Tank Monogram
5. Side shield monograms (originally came in aluminium)
6. original switch console (I saw a iwory colored switch console on the handle bar)

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Hi Team,

In case any one is keen on the Bobby, I have 2 to spare.

Let me know.

Cheers!
I wish I would pickup one, however I'm already talking to a person for a GTS. If my deal with him ends with failure note, I wish to pickup one from you.

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Chief if at all you do have a spare spare (stepney) bracket please put me on the list for it. Would be highly obliged.
If you can wait for a month or two, I'm sure I will be doing up my Bobby, Will try to fabricate one for you. If you don't have one that time.

Now here is my latest parts collection for my future bobby.

Rajdoot GTS "Bobby"-image004.jpg
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Old 16th March 2009, 15:24   #122
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Hi Team,

Tons of inquiries my message generated!

Ok I will answer all the PM's and other queries.

Request all those who have sent a PM to me to send me their e-mail id as well so that I can send out pics.

Well to all those requesting for parts at the moment my answer is "no" as I do not want to cannibalise the bikes for parts as a lot of people have shown interest in the bikes and I would rather give out the bikes as a whole instead of parts so that the 2 owners who get the bikes are happy to restore them and we are able to bring 2 bobbies on the road - restored well and truly.

If I am unable to sell the 2 bikes well I will then reconsider butchering the bikes for parts supplly.

Stanher you will get the pics on your e-mail shortly - choose your pick!
Cheers!
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Why dont you share the pics and other details for all to see on the forum?
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Hi Karl,

Thats the only way you get genuinely interested people to contact you for the sale. Last couple of times I have only got all sorts of messages on my pic posts for sale instead of sale itself!

So in case anyone is interested he or she will contact me and I will send them the pics and price. Serves the same purpose in my opinion.

Cheers!
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Hmmm I know this model filter, I have got one. I bought it for Rs.500 thinking that it is for my ex-RE Crusader. But later I learnt it was not RE Curusader's.
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Sorry for the bad picture quality as it was taken with low light and mobile camera, later tinkered to post in a single file ;-)[/center]
No trammway, the Airfilter which you have(seen in ur post) is meant for RE Crusader & RE Sherpa, the one came for Bobby's vm26 mikuni carb was same pod type with wire mesh filters & had two springs to strap the filter to the carb
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The Bobby (proper name Rajdoot GTS) was made after the Rajdoot Runabout fiasco - Escorts attempt at making a scooter with a motorcycle engine. The joke is that Escorts had too many small wheels leftover from the planned scooter production endeavour and therefore decided that if a scooter with a bike engine wont work, a bike with scooter wheels might. It worked briefly, thanks to the promotion on Bobby (the movie).

Basically they thought the scooter was a bad idea, tried improving on it, failed, and therefore tried to make a bike that could be ridden by scooter lovers - India was primarily (99%) a scooter market back then and bikes were frowned upon as either (1) dangerous (2) not for family men or (3) for guys like Shammi Kapoor who chased girls around.

A Scooter was more conservative. Methinks since Escorts didnt have a scooter, they tried this.

Read more here:

http://www.hindu.com/mp/2006/03/01/s...0100670300.htm

http://www.hindu.com/mp/2006/03/01/s...0100670300.htm
Hi Friends,plz see my Rajdoot GTS "akka" BOBBY Bike pics posted before restoration & after restoration, its a 1974 model bike.
If my memory serves right, let me say something about the birth of this GTS!!!
I doubt, no other two wheelar manufacturer,has produced so much variants from from a single age old powertrain ( not powertwin)
other then our Nandas( Escorts India).
At early '70 s, Escorts came out with a scooter known as "Runabout", with the same engine ( designed by Cektoff of Poland / warsek motor factory in English.), with a only change in the Cylinder kit, yes the same Rajdoot bike engine was ported ,squished & made to scavenge reverse,...........the Runabout scooter failed to impress even the Doodhwalla bike lovers, who trusted Nandas products immensly!!
In parrallel Escorts brought " Rajdoot RANGER", BIKE with the same powertrain, with lots of cosmetic changes.........Ranger to failed to hit its Target!!!
Now, Escorts engineers, cobbled most of the parts from their night mare models
few examples: Wheels>>>>>>Runabout (RA)
Fuel tank>>>>> Ranger (Rr)
Head lights>>>>>Rr
& a new bike with tweeky looks & peeky performance was launced and named GTS ( Grand Tourismo Sports)
I'll post the specs & performance figures of this Bobby, some time later.
Asusaul our Seveties bike loving public ,felt "too small bike for same big money" & did not even rate it as a bike, but now...........GTS

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I tried my hands on a Rajdoot GTS "Bobby" . It was a scarey experience. The bikes of the same size had a smaller engine and less powerful. The Company had transplanted the 175 CC engine of the bigger rajdoot Bike to the Rajdoot GTS "Bobby". The bike was found to be very unstable and difficult to handle.
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The bike was found to be very unstable and difficult to handle.
...and, therefore, people should not collect or restore them?

LOL, Sudharma, you've missed the whole point of this thread!
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Sudharma,

When ever you passing through Mangalore, try my GTS........

My GTS is very powerful even myself and my mechanic (double ride) can go anywhere so easily, even ups and downs on the road.
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The original GTS advertisement as seen from a Automobile shop
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I think the above picture is one of the last model GTS produced by Rajdoot as you can see the headlight dome is of RD350 type.
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I think the above picture is one of the last model GTS produced by Rajdoot as you can see the headlight dome is of RD350 type.
Wonder where the speedo & the ignition keyhole went? That dome does not seem to have the space.
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Wonder where the speedo & the ignition keyhole went? That dome does not seem to have the space.

Look at the picture closely, there is a box kind of setup behind the headlight dome and center of the handle bar, which looks similar to the TVS 50 XL model model speedo & key console. I think the same is used in this model, I'm really surprised to see this picture and looking for information from gurus who have seen such a design directly from escorts in the later days of GTS.
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.... I'm really surprised to see this picture and looking for information from gurus who have seen such a design directly from escorts in the later days of GTS.
LOL, I should be one of those gurus! I used my 1973 GTS till the end of 1976, but then went away for years.
I do not recall ever seeing a GTS like that one in the ad.
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...and, therefore, people should not collect or restore them?

LOL, Sudharma, you've missed the whole point of this thread!
Sorry. I did'nt mean that way. I was used to the normal heavier bikes and riding the "BOBBY" was a bit scarey due to the Power, size, throttle response. This was about 30 years back.

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The original GTS advertisement as seen from a Automobile shop
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I think the above picture is one of the last model GTS produced by Rajdoot as you can see the headlight dome is of RD350 type.
This Palaniappa poster,has the pic of a modded GTS bike, though it was an Escorts Ad
ps: Note the modded parts are all from their home machines like "Ranger" & RD", The only change it had was the tank badge & silencer safety sheild from the later madels
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