Made Like a Cannon Performs Like a Tank

The engine sounds like the insides are going to shatter anytime, No you are not taking her: The engine was submerged in the flood waters during the December 2015 rains. Despite persistent bearing noise we just had the water pumped out and engine oiled, without actually opening up the engine. After the first test ride... Continue Reading →

Lessons learnt

It's been over three months since the motorcycle was fully dismantled, the final assembly is in progress now and we are expecting to wrap up by the 22nd of February. The painting has come out really well. Though we didn't get the brown I had in mind when we were mixing the paint, the brown... Continue Reading →

Queen’s makeover

Though not indicated in the RC book, RocketQueen is actually a Yezdi Classic II and not a D250 Classic as revealed by the side monograms. This is a picture of RocketQueen sometime in 2006, about the same time I was mulling over giving her a makeover. Being a student, my shallow pocket only permitted me... Continue Reading →

Price list of precious and semi precious metals

Spare parts estimates November 2015, (for Yezdi D250 and Classic II)¬†Download Excel Version Part Name Price Dealer Exhaust pipes (locally manufactured) (2) 2900 Balaji Auto Stores Bend pipes (locally manufactured) (2) 1100 Balaji Auto Stores Rubbers, clips, gaskets and nuts (for exhaust assembly) 550 Balaji Auto Stores Seat with base plate 1150 Balaji Auto Stores... Continue Reading →

The pursuit of vintage spares

After 5 years of not being in one place and several months of procrastination, I found my self in an appropriate situation to begin the restoration of RocketQueen. Acquiring all required parts is the first and major phase in any restoration project, and can turn out to be a long and painful one depending on... Continue Reading →

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