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    are u kidding? 30K for a sleeved RD is too much yaar. even if it is negotiable.
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    Thanks amar, that's what I would like to know. Trying hard to buy one. Will seek some advice b4 finalizing on one. Ok, shall I buy it in First place. If so how much could be spent on it ?

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    Try to buy a RD with no sleeves. there r so many other things like battery, coils etc u have to keep in mind while buying a RD. B'cause a bad RD and really make a large hole in ur pocket.

    Visit this link i think u can learn a lot from here
    http://www.xbhp.com/forum/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=43
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    Sorry for posting here, as I didn't get a better place. Are there any RD owner/ex-owners from Hyderabad. Or atleast does somebody know who was ?
    Also any reliable RD mechs in Hyd ??? Please lemme know.

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    don't know of mech,86 model has to be a LT if it's not a police bike.watch for paint and battery,chain set and tyres.check brakes too
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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    quote:Originally posted by rajnish

    o.k this is what we r to look for as per the rd guru ron-Engine:
    Insist on seeing what oversize the barrels are. THis will tell you how much life the bike has left dont touch the bike if its on the last over size. New barrels cost 12-16K. And nobody can do a decent sleve in India yet. STD bor orignal are priceless. First over size are rare. Sleeved garbage is the norm. A sleeved bike will never run as good as the orignal because we dont have the metal or tools or skills to do a decent sleve in India. Expect a sleeved engine to put out about 18-24 BHP nothing more.
    Take the bike for a ride. It should lift the front wheel with just the throtel no clutch.There is no mistaking a good RD when you ride her. Put it in first and whack the throtel open. Your body gets flung back. Your neck snaps back and the front wheel becomes very light as it leaves the Ground.

    If it has been repainted well ok, Bad paint job then expect to sped a packet on geting it painted.
    If its repainted most probally its been in a accident. Chk the foot peg levers and underside of the chambers and frame for damage. Chk the front fork legs they should be straight and no scoring marks.
    If the bike has been in an accident it wont handel as well if the frame has been bent. Try and take the bike for a high speed spin i.e. over 150 see how she handles.

    When accelrating. Accelrate hard thru the gears she should move smoothly without stutering check the red line. She should be able to rev to 6K for LT and 8.5K for HT in all gears under load.

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    Ask what jets he is running avoid a bike that has been running on anything smaller than 140.
    basically guys if u ride a rd hard u should shudder when it enters the powerband at around 6 k for ht and 5k for lt.and it will then kick ur ass and will shoot from under ur legs.ur back neck hairs should stand.thats the rd 350 for you LOL
    hi rajnish (or morpheus) what shud i call u?

    Ur tips on buying an RD are priceless. Plannin to buy a RD which has a digital convertor, front discs and alloy wheels for around 26 k, is it worth it?

    My friend n I r plannin to buy one jointly, although we have our own bikes, this whole racing history attached to RD makes it a Legend which shud be felt once in a lifetime. Thanks for all the info man!

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    what kind of a digital convertor will it be?is it the cdi?what make is it?what make is the disc?how is it hooked to the front fork?what make r the alloys?which oversize pistons is the bike running,is it a LT or HT,which year?this is critical info i need before commenting on price
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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    quote:Originally posted by rajnish

    what kind of a digital convertor will it be?is it the cdi?what make is it?what make is the disc?how is it hooked to the front fork?what make r the alloys?which oversize pistons is the bike running,is it a LT or HT,which year?this is critical info i need before commenting on price

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    hey dude,
    I happened to go to check out the bike, it wasnt good enough and completely modified into a local sports styled RD. Only the engine and frame were original.As per ur instructions,i asked him the barrel oversize, it was on the last, the bike wasn't anywhere close to the description u gave of how an RD feels. So just left it then n there itself.
    BTW it was fitted with a CD (which i guess solves the problem of points??) and not a digital convertor.there are two other bikes which looked in mint condition,both fitted with a CD. But the mech was demanding 40k and 42k for them!!didn't ask anything further abt those two.

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    cdi bikes done by local mech.r useless.the cdi's they use r for a few hundred rs.they don't give power like points bike.
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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