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    Hi. This is a post about my father's bike which was handed to me, this past June on my birthday, when I also secured admission to my Postgraduate M. D. course. This bike has been with my father since the past 43 years. He purchased it with his first job's salary with some assistance from my grandfather. It has been with him ever since. He used to drive to his office daily. He was known by this bike and every evening when he returned, I knew it from the beats emanating from the silencer. Watching the rings of smoke being blown out of the silencer was my favorite pastime. I have been using it ever since I got my license. I remember one day it was raining cats and dogs in the morning and I had to reach for my morning shift, my other bike did not start. My Jawa which was on its stand since a year that time, started within 4 kicks. She got me back home safely as well. But once I reached, she stopped running. I was crazy busy with work, so I could not follow up with my mechanic. Since then it has been standing under the sun and rains under a cover for more than 3 years. Finally I took time out and went loony behind my mechanic and got him to start the bike, the clutch plates had hardened, so they were replaced as well. My speedometer was spoilt beyond repairs. Now I have dropped off the bike for renovation. I am attaching the before renovation pics.
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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    Restoration Thread Approved

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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    [QUOTE=rk1685;1206626]Hi. This is a post about my father's bike which was handed to me, this past June on my birthday, when I also secured admission to my Postgraduate M. D. course. This bike has been with my father since the past 43 years. He purchased it with his first job's salary with some assistance from my grandfather. It has been with him ever since. He used to drive to his office daily. He was known by this bike and every evening when he returned, I knew it from the beats emanating from the silencer. Watching the rings of smoke being blown out of the silencer was my favorite pastime. I have been using it ever since I got my license. I remember one day it was raining cats and dogs in the morning and I had to reach for my morning shift, my other bike did not start. My Jawa which was on its stand since a year that time, started within 4 kicks. She got me back home safely as well. But once I reached, she stopped running. I was crazy busy with work, so I could not follow up with my mechanic. Since then it has been standing under the sun and rains under a cover for more than 3 years. Finally I took time out and went loony behind my mechanic and got him to start the bike, the clutch plates had hardened, so they were replaced as well. My speedometer was spoilt beyond repairs. Now I have dropped off the bike for renovation. I am attaching the before renovation pics.
    I will post the other pics as and when possible.

    Hi all the best on your restoration, the Jawa's were a cool bike during my collage days.

    I have a '82 Bajaj Super, which I restored http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/thumpers...ml#post1187519

    the restoration also includes a brief history.

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    An interesting story ahead!

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    Hi guys!

    Sorry for the delayed reply. As anyone who has attempted a restoration of their bike from the previous millennium would confirm, the restoration is a painfully long process.

    I made a trip to Kolhapur last week, where the bike is being restored and met up with my mechanic Rasool Kaka (the elderly gentleman in the picture) to get the status of the restoration. Murphy's law is completely at play here. First kaka's wife underwent an angioplasty a week after I kept the bike with him in December. Then last week, just as things were getting settled, the other gentleman in the picture (the painter) lost his mother in law. The bike had been in a crash ages back and the chassis had a bend, while removing the same, some other part bore the brunt. Now that has got sorted. The extended frame you see at the back of the chassis is to prevent the rear mud guard from getting bent when the pillion sits.

    I spoke to the mechanic just today evening. Apparently the dent removal and painting for half the parts is done. He has also received the parts which were given for chroming. (The place where the chroming was being done, was closed the day I went there) The remaining painted parts will be given to him on Monday evening. Waiting for some other parts to come through. The old block will be sleeved and given a standard size piston.

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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    Are you also planning to change the original Bore of 65.0 mm?

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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    Keep it coming.

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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    No. Will not be changing the bore. The vehicle had been modified to have CDI (Bajaj KB 100), having it changed to Hero Honda electricals.
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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    Jawa is a very nice bike.

    good initiative. keep on updating your progress

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    Default Re: Renovation 1972 Jawa 250 (353/04)

    This is going to be a good project! dont forget to treat your mechanics at the end

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