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    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
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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    thnx rajnish.. i bought the RD i was asking u before for 37000. did'nt check the barrels etc will get it chkd from a good mech tom... otherwise the bike is running fine and paintjob etc is neat. hope i hv paid the right price.

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    rajnish i have a problem with my rd 350
    recently it fell on its right because some ****er sat on it in the parking and must be playing around with it
    what this caused was to get the kick stuck and also the gears dont go upto more than 2 in non running condition
    do u have ne idea what has happened
    plz advice me mail me at anevesh@touchtelindia.net
    i am dying to ride my rd 4 some time now
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    shady congrats on getting a rd.my best wishes for getting india's only power bike.now i'll tell what to do and what to look for.mention if it's a HT or LT and the year of manu.tell me the model and i'll let u know what to do.
    red devil u'll have to get the kick assly.opened by mech first.shouldn't be a big prob.
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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    thanks rajnish i get that done
    any good mech in south delhi
    im in south extension and will have to get the bike there dont know how
    coz its not running at the moment
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    thnx man.. i will give u all the details asap .. as the previous owner is oput of town and the papers are with him... my cbz now rests at ome and RD rocks on road.

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    way 2 go shady u have a blast man. devil go to chotu who is next to motibagh gurudwara.he is the best.and give my name and say the guy with the white police rd from ghaziabad.as i was there few months back.but he knows me and is a good guy.and knows bout the bike.go after 12 as he goes late to his shop.
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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    hey shady no news from you?how's the rd doing?
    \'87 High Torque RD 350B
    in first gear,6000 rpm,whack the throttle.

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    Hey shady can u post some pic of ur RD. Yaar we all wanna see how ur bike looks.
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    Rajnish , can a RD ( 86 model, HT, sleeved ) be bought around 30k , negotiable?? Need your advice on that.

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