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Old 23rd July 2012, 12:09   #166
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Thanks for the inputs.

Will try to take a close look at the hoses mentioned.

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Sanjay ,

Too late on this thread but its good learning in 2hrs. Any update on the papers of the bike as you stated in the beginning as one my friend is facing a similar issue.

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Too late on this thread but its good learning in 2hrs. Any update on the papers of the bike as you stated in the beginning as one my friend is facing a similar issue.

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I managed to get all the papers sorted out and the bike is fully legal now.

It was very difficult and was only possible since I was lucky enough to get an RTO who had a soft corner for these old bikes and took the time to look up the history of the bike and help me get duplicate papers.

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I managed to get all the papers sorted out and the bike is fully legal now.

It was very difficult and was only possible since I was lucky enough to get an RTO who had a soft corner for these old bikes and took the time to look up the history of the bike and help me get duplicate papers.

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Thanks Sanjay for a quick update and you were lucky to get things sorted out from RTO.

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I had a 1949 speed twin here in Bangalore for a number of years. Your bike is a Speed Twin if it has 5T on the Engine number / frame ( chassis ) no. It also looks like someone has altered the left side engine caseing. Not the original tail lamp assy. It came with a single momoblock Amal carb. The rear spring hub should be serviced with someone who has working knowledge of such a unit as it can be quite tricky.
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I had a 1949 speed twin here in Bangalore for a number of years.
Hi Ajay, welcome to the forum. You and your family are badly missed in the KVCCC meets. I only wish the Late Ganesh Rao was still alive, our KVCCC would have been so much richer.

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Hi Ajay, welcome to the forum. You and your family are badly missed in the KVCCC meets. I only wish the Late Ganesh Rao was still alive, our KVCCC would have been so much richer.

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I just cannot Figure out who " KPS " is so please introduce again. KVCCC is not what is used to be some time bacK.
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I just cannot Figure out who " KPS " is so please introduce again. KVCCC is not what is used to be some time bacK.
Hey Ajay,

Are you related to RaviPoll by any chance, i remember your name being mentioned by him during our conversations some time ago

Its always nice to welcome another Kadam on the forum
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Hey San9jay! Amazing restoration of your treasured possession! It looks simply beautiful. and congrats on getting your bike registered and completely legal now! wish you many amazing miles on your classic British icon!
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Hey Ajay,

Are you related to RaviPoll by any chance, i remember your name being mentioned by him during our conversations some time ago

Its always nice to welcome another Kadam on the forum
Hi Pavan,
I am Ravi's cousin, who had about 6 old bikes. Glad to see the Merc back on the road & helping Ravi with the project.
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Wasif,

I have a feeling its a 500cc Speed twin.

After you mentioned it the name struck a bell. I only assumed it was a Thunderbird since a picture of a 50's Thunderbird was a close match to the bike.

After a google search for pictures of the 1950 500cc Speed twin I can say that the Speedtwin picture is an exact match.

I will get the engine and chassis number this weekend and after that request an admin to rename this thread.

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The 350 was called the 3T, 500 called the 5T. Most of the body / panels etc were common.Is the restoration complete ,can we get to see some pictures.
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Hey San9jay! Amazing restoration of your treasured possession! It looks simply beautiful. and congrats on getting your bike registered and completely legal now! wish you many amazing miles on your classic British icon!
Thank you.
Getting a new clutch bell since my clutch is a bit noisy. But otherwise she has been running great. I have taken her regularly for our sunday biker group ride which is 200km round trip and she handles that comfortably.

I have a new toy which is a Fz1 so have been alternating between the two bikes.

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The 350 was called the 3T, 500 called the 5T. Most of the body / panels etc were common.Is the restoration complete ,can we get to see some pictures.
There are pictures of the restored bike in this thread. Just browse back a couple of pages.

But since you asked. Here is one on a recent ride to Mudaliarkuppam (about 90 km from Chennai)

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A couple of pictures after a recent tune up
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Hi Sanjay, the bike looks great and I bet it rides as good as it looks.
Like Triumph said way back then-It's the "Best Motorcycle in the World!"
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