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    Default Re: Restoration of a 1989 Yamaha RX100,by an 18 year old.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Boss View Post
    Regarding the nuts and bolts, I would suggest to go for brand new ones. Ofcourse plate the existing ones and store for future use.
    how about the condition of rims?
    I decided to go for plating as they were in decent condition @Mr.Boss..Should i go for new ones still?.The rims are excellent,they just need a thorough polish and are good as new.
    I think the vehicle was restored previously once,while dismantling,could see some relatively newer parts..

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    Default Re: Restoration of a 1989 Yamaha RX100,by an 18 year old.

    Believe me bro, it's all the plating quality which it depends upon.
    Presently I see the your bike's metal parts are still holding a good shine but it does not take much time to get the cheap plating to come up with its cheapness.

    When you getting this big restoration done, I would suggest go for new rims and spokes. And if the drums and bearings are okay then repaint the drums alone.
    Say if you do not replace the rims now and after few months you see the plating coming off. And then you decide to change the rims.
    Then comes the real frustration when the mechanics scratch your shiny drum while they change the rims.
    PS: the rims will cost you under 1k believe.
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    Default Re: Restoration of a 1989 Yamaha RX100,by an 18 year old.

    Quote Originally Posted by augmentor View Post
    Believe me bro, it's all the plating quality which it depends upon.
    Presently I see the your bike's metal parts are still holding a good shine but it does not take much time to get the cheap plating to come up with its cheapness.

    When you getting this big restoration done, I would suggest go for new rims and spokes. And if the drums and bearings are okay then repaint the drums alone.
    Say if you do not replace the rims now and after few months you see the plating coming off. And then you decide to change the rims.
    Then comes the real frustration when the mechanics scratch your shiny drum while they change the rims.
    PS: the rims will cost you under 1k believe.
    Thanks for the suggestions bro,i never thought about such a possibility arising.The rims are relatively new,thats why i decided not to go for plating.Anyway i'll consult with the mechanic and will update the same.

    Running on HH rims,the quality is good,i must say.
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    Default Re: Restoration of a 1989 Yamaha RX100,by an 18 year old.

    Just sharing two cents here. I agree that while restoring the old bike, we tend to go with all new bling parts and offcourse new set of bolts nuts screws washers. Believe me, if you could salvage some fasteners that are in good condition as in, head, thread and not rusted to the core, I would just go do zinc dip and use them. Reason, quality! I always believe old parts came with much decent quality than what we get today. However, I don't want to interfere too much into each's personal choice.

    For my RXZ, I have got some parts plated so that I can use them. The other point is, parts like clamps holders are almost extinct and don't want to spend time and fortune on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SriramEfunds View Post
    Just sharing two cents here. I agree that while restoring the old bike, we tend to go with all new bling parts and offcourse new set of bolts nuts screws washers. Believe me, if you could salvage some fasteners that are in good condition as in, head, thread and not rusted to the core, I would just go do zinc dip and use them. Reason, quality! I always believe old parts came with much decent quality than what we get today. However, I don't want to interfere too much into each's personal choice.

    For my RXZ, I have got some parts plated so that I can use them. The other point is, parts like clamps holders are almost extinct and don't want to spend time and fortune on them.
    Absolutely true,this is the same @rxdude told me,salvaging old parts.
    I have no plans on buying a new nut bolt kit..will only be salvaging the old ones as they held good all these years and were found to be of good quality.

    Sriram,i have a question for you..is like a rubber kit including all necessary parts available off the shelf now.I mean,few years ago,i have seen the same in threads..but what is its current status now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmkmonk View Post
    Absolutely true,this is the same @rxdude told me,salvaging old parts.
    I have no plans on buying a new nut bolt kit..will only be salvaging the old ones as they held good all these years and were found to be of good quality.

    Sriram,i have a question for you..is like a rubber kit including all necessary parts available off the shelf now.I mean,few years ago,i have seen the same in threads..but what is its current status now?
    All rubbers can be found as one kit, or you can buy them as separate kits, like cylinder rubber kit, tank rubber kit etc.

    A new engine screw and bolt kit hardly costs 250 rs. So its better to get a new set. If u dont want to buy them as a set, you can always get good quality tvs screws and bolts. But you have to buy them individualy.

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    Default Re: Restoration of a 1989 Yamaha RX100,by an 18 year old.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmkmonk View Post
    Sriram,i have a question for you..is like a rubber kit including all necessary parts available off the shelf now.I mean,few years ago,i have seen the same in threads..but what is its current status now?
    From showroom, all the rubber parts come in individual packing. These days not all of them to be found, especially head and cylinder rubbers. There are after markets and good quality ones all in one pack costs 600-750 bucks today. So, first check the availability at the showroom in and around your locality first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SriramEfunds View Post
    From showroom, all the rubber parts come in individual packing. These days not all of them to be found, especially head and cylinder rubbers. There are after markets and good quality ones all in one pack costs 600-750 bucks today. So, first check the availability at the showroom in and around your locality first.

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    Oe yamaha cylinder & head rubber kits are available sri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibhu View Post
    Oe yamaha cylinder & head rubber kits are available sri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SriramEfunds View Post
    Can you help me getting them bibhu as its not available here (your old memories)?

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    Sure. I will let u know by tomorrow.

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