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    Default Re: Zeus - A story of RX-Z restoration

    Quote Originally Posted by joe_marvy View Post
    That is one beautiful restoration!
    Thanks.

    I was in Chennai with my RX 100 for a couple of years. You guys got a lot of support there compared to Bangalore. Whenever you try to restore a RX, the mechanics and painters here in Bangalore are the most happiest people than the owners, their reaction would like "hey I got a goose which lays golden egg!".
    Infact, Bangalore got lot of expertise than Chennai. Here many did not believe RXZ ever came with disc set up. Ok, straight to the point..Bangalore is filled with many garages, tools and could find a way to restore a bike. Here in Chennai I could not even say any one of them from what I have seen in Bangalore except mechs after your bike and wallet. Here even if you pay money, there's no guarantee that the job will be a quality one. I'm speaking out of experience as this is my third restoration.

    Almost every part of the bike was sourced/bought outside Chennai. I don't even have to try too hard and the answer is simple, RXZ spares are not available in Chennai.

    I read your thread from the start to end, it was a treat! BTW, is your center stand not releasing properly or it gets stuck somewhere in the middle before it touches the rubber bush (I may be wrong)?
    Oh good.

    The center stand thing, there is small glitch that was spotted later that, the plate beneath has worn and was advised that it needs to be welded. I have not looked into it much as my run is very limited and it did not pose a practical issue at the moment. I will look into this and fix it.
    RX100 1996 | Karizma 2004 | Karizma-R 2011 | RXZ 1999 | RX 135 1998 | RX 100 1993 | CBF150 2005 - 2011

    2012 - Meghamalai | Kuttralam | 2011 Ooty | Munnar | 2010 Point Calimere | Horsley Hills | Yercaud

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    Quote Originally Posted by SriramEfunds View Post
    Infact, Bangalore got lot of expertise than Chennai.
    Yes, thats true. These guys in Bangalore will source you any parts you need and can solve any kind of bottlenecks. You said it right, they are after our bike and wallet. If you are not around, most of his dear one's or his own worn out parts goes into yours. I had a very reliable mech but now he started a Yamaha showroom and a partner of it too, good to him. One more neighborhood mechanic is good but target my wallet directly. I have done several restorations mainly mechanicals none cosmetic. The worst part is I was never able to get a good bore/cylinder. Sorry for going OT.

    Tomorrow I will post my RX 100 front number plate with the monogram. In your RX threads I haven't seen any front number plate assembly like mine. I think that might work on your RXZ or you might get a different idea to keep both the plate and the monogram. Pardon me if you have already figured it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_marvy View Post
    Yes, thats true. These guys in Bangalore will source you any parts you need and can solve any kind of bottlenecks. You said it right, they are after our bike and wallet. If you are not around, most of his dear one's or his own worn out parts goes into yours. I had a very reliable mech but now he started a Yamaha showroom and a partner of it too, good to him. One more neighborhood mechanic is good but target my wallet directly. I have done several restorations mainly mechanicals none cosmetic. The worst part is I was never able to get a good bore/cylinder. Sorry for going OT.
    If you know what goes in and goes out, then shouldn't have problem to keep a check on thier work. Also, I had serviced(non showroom) my ZMA recently and should say they looked in detail and showed patience while working on the bike.

    Tomorrow I will post my RX 100 front number plate with the monogram. In your RX threads I haven't seen any front number plate assembly like mine. I think that might work on your RXZ or you might get a different idea to keep both the plate and the monogram. Pardon me if you have already figured it out!
    Guess I know what you talking about (number plate), shall watchout this space for tomorrow.

    Two things:-

    The number plate holder - fork cups; once had the mount piece welded come off that I did not go back and fix. More over those were spot welding, and not easily found here to get the piece welded. Also, the number plate of RX100 is not suitable for RXZ as the fork cups are not the same.
    Current number plate which is mounted on to the T stem had to sacrifice the monogram as they cut through all the way straight. If you understand what I mean here.

    Laziness to fix as they don't pose any issues that I have to plonk the typical number plate immediately.
    RX100 1996 | Karizma 2004 | Karizma-R 2011 | RXZ 1999 | RX 135 1998 | RX 100 1993 | CBF150 2005 - 2011

    2012 - Meghamalai | Kuttralam | 2011 Ooty | Munnar | 2010 Point Calimere | Horsley Hills | Yercaud

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    Joe, couple of things wanted to point:-
    1. RXZ fork cups are different from rx100/135.
    2. This type of number plate robs the beauty and I'm planning to fabricate number plate on my own.
    RX100 1996 | Karizma 2004 | Karizma-R 2011 | RXZ 1999 | RX 135 1998 | RX 100 1993 | CBF150 2005 - 2011

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    Hey guys can anyone help me out here? I am restoring an old RX 135 and want to install a mechanical tachometer like on RX-Z. Did anyone do that? What parts do I need? If someone could point me in the right direction or give a valuable advice, I would appreciate it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krishna Gopal Das View Post
    Hey guys can anyone help me out here? I am restoring an old RX 135 and want to install a mechanical tachometer like on RX-Z. Did anyone do that? What parts do I need? If someone could point me in the right direction or give a valuable advice, I would appreciate it a lot.
    I had installed the Tacho in my 5 speed 135 back in 2012.

    As far as I remember, to install the mechanical tacho like the RXZ buy a RXZ tacho worm kit. A hole has to be drilled in the clutch cover and a small gear from the wormkit has to be installed from the RXZ series. Its a pretty simple job but has to be done by a knowledgeable mechanic.

    If you dont know how to drill the holes and stuff, simply buy the RXZ clutch cover which already has this provision. This is a bit rare to find though.
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