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    Default Restoration of Bajaj Chetak-From hibernation to awesomeness

    Bajaj Chetak. A scooter which carried an entire family of four comfortably through the Indian roads. A machine every child of late 80's and 90's admired and wanted to ride but waiting for an age to ride on own.Its aesthetic look adds majesty to the rider.
    it was the fastest scooter for me that i ride till I got the new pulsar that I got few years back.moving the Chetak is equal to getting gold medal in weightlifting.its sound helped me to get inside my home and ‘Acting’doing homework even when my dad was far from my house.It was my first vehicle that I drive on my own. it was the chariot that made me feel like a king.
    From standing in front of Chetak to sitting between my dad and my sister and mom to riding it alone,this Bajaj Chetak gave me lots of memories.A real middle class vehicle that ruled Indian roads over a decades.
    Unfortunately it was the year 2009 which jolted the journey the Chetak and halted the machine speedometer till it was restarted in 2016.

    It is just not a story but a rebirth of a Chetak.
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    Default Re: Restoration of Bajaj Chetak-From hibernation to awesomeness

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    It is just not a story but a rebirth of a Chetak.

    2009,
    The year in which the Chetak's ignition was turned off.Due to a fracture in my father's left wrist. it made him difficult to shift the gears in Chetak.As I was in my early teenage I was not allowed to drive the scooter.My father got then tvs Xl which was easy to handle due to its less weight.Arrival of XL further extended the rest of the Chetak in the backyard....
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    It was in the same position for five years without any moment. It looks like an athlete tied in the bed without allowed to play for long time.
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    The first question arise in my mind is that will it move because literally tyres are torn away from the rim also we are sure that engine must be seized and gears,clutch wire,brakes are jammed that even we can't move any further. After some hard trying we made the scooter to move so that we can move it till the mechanic shop
    After we move the scooter to road from the backyard.(see pic)
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    Now the scooter had woke up to see the sun light from the hibernation.
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    Waiting for images of beautiful baby .
    Iam also an owner of bajaj chetak .


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    Default Re: Restoration of Bajaj Chetak-From hibernation to awesomeness

    THE RESTORATION OF THE "Hamare" CHETAK

    I 'surrendered' my scoot to the mechanic who was the close friend of my father.He is the one who helped in the restoration work. After the through inspection,he quoted the initial list of the spare parts.
    One of the hard phase of the restoration is the availability of the spares. There is not even a single shop with the spares of Bajaj Chetak in pudukkottai,TN. except the electrical parts. But I found a shop at Tiruchirappalli(50kms near to pudukkottai). DJ SPARES Is the shop where I got the spares immediately without any delay in availability. I got everything there including the logo designs. From vijay to dio we can get everything from that shop.Thanks to them and the spare parts manufacturer.
    Meantime the scooter was cleaned & water serviced. Old yet usable tyres were replaced the torn tyres so that the scoot can be moved.
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    Can you friends believe that it’s the same scooter that we have seen in the past posts...
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    Default Re: Restoration of Bajaj Chetak-From hibernation to awesomeness

    Tinkering the scooter
    Dissembling the scooter is the challenging job,it requires a lot of time and patience. We can even drop the crying child in the first day of the school but these rusted bolts and nuts don't giving up,me too neither...
    After the dissembling of parts,we went straight to the tinkering job.That Busy tinker man asked for two days time.Granted.
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    Default Re: Restoration of Bajaj Chetak-From hibernation to awesomeness

    Those pictures are the parts of body tinkered.... and now the body is ready to get the new colour...

    Job completed till now:
    Got almost all the needed spares (Friends the list is very long)
    Rust are removed and tinkered
    Engine got cleaned and starts beating
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