Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Project Yezdi !

The Yezdi 250 Classic Restored !

Its Ready Restored & Running, all the hard work has paid off...
at last a shy of relief & the joy that I have experienced & experiencing !
all the do & don t's all the negative markings that I had received from the people around me has been converted into a positive & more joy full expressions.
reminiscing the time when it was just a thought & now its a reality.
remembering how I had to convince a lot of people to help me out, be it moving the bike from a dead space where it would have had rotted for the rest of its life, how we transported it from Pune to Bombay in a Qualis it was a night to remember...how we had to sqeeze it in the Qualis, how we had to move it & bring it back to Bombay where it was destined to get a new life.
Now recollection those memories just makes me feel happy & a sense of achievement that i have or should i say we(friends, family, The Mechanic & the Painter) have achieved together.
we had our share of roughs talks, brainstorming & laughs through out this session... ;) This Led us to achieve the ultimate goal that was meant for Us !

Thanking all My Friends, Family for their Support in Words & Kind ;)
Thanking the Painter & the Mech. for doing such a superb job, could n't have asked for more..(thought it was way above my budget)

Hope this Brings Happiness for all you people who are/were associated with this Project.

Here are some pictures that will guide you through out the project.

Phase 1
The bike Was in chakan so it had to be transported to mumbai for the restoration to begin, here is how it was all done.. 
Me & My few friends from Mumbai after my constant nagging & emotionally friendly "tochan" planned a sudden trip to get the bike.
Ravii Got his Qualis & then both of us got in the other two lazy heads Rehmat shiekh & Azhar (also a Mech.) thought they had their rojas they tried their heavenly tantrums but could n't succeed & hence were forced to join in...
& then we left for Chakan at night at about 11:30pm...

 Ravii, Rehmat & Azhar
 Hungry Ravii Singh !
 Ravii & Me ...(taking a break)

After a lot of tp & fueling at the Mumbai Pune Expressway it was time to rush but in a sober speed :) yes we say a big no to Rash Driving !
 pulling the bike out for some desi style logistics..
 yes the bike was then forced in the Qualis
(we had no choice, no need to try it people)
Yes after all the hush hush we managed to get the bike inside the qualis had a early break fast at my masi's house & also had the opportunity to celebrate the festival of rakhi.(thanks to my lovely cousins who were awake to tie rakis to their brother :) )
after all that fun we had to head back for mumbai...
 thats me on the expressway clicked no lights ...
ravii bhai not yet tired after such a long drive ..
(he gave me the car when we had reached Panvel)

Sleep Deprived after a tiring night of driving to & fro !
We reached mumbai safe & sound without & problem's...

Clicked the Bike later that day !
Phase 2
It was a hectic night but still was super excited & woke up with in 3 hr's & was ready to look for a Mech. i wanted the bike to start as it was laying down for more than 10yrs & I wanted to get it checked & start it up for the third phase i.e Paint & body work !
So after many calls & smses found some one who might be able to do the needful & get it running without wasting time took/pushed the bike to his Garage luck me he was nearby...
The bikes tyres were flat, no ignition key & the left side filter panel was missing...
Once i reached there there was a mixed reaction from the people at the shop then can munna bhai he quickly checked by pumping the kick & told no problem the bike looks good within 2hrs he had started the engine & yes the bike was running with that mind blasting sound of the two stroke engine ...

So i was happy & yes started the work with munna bhai he got me the genuine ignition switch from bangalore did the wiring from an expert but as i told him i wanted the bike to be stripped & sent for paint he was shocked & suggested that its not a good idea as the parts were a headache to get.But as i was dedicated & wanted the bike to look immaculate & pristine i waited & was on a look out for another Mech & painter.

Bike in its Original Form

After the First start
                                  have uploaded a video after the start up !

 Phase 3

After a long wait of 10 days with the help of my mech friend Azhar got a painter & he suggested a Yezdi specialist mech. who only works on these bikes.

Without hesitation called the Mech. & arranged a meet he was very quick & reached the painters off. we had our chat about the bike how & what will he do.. & then came the final negotiations after coming on a particular amt. i freezed the deal & then he started work immediately..

Stripping the Bike
Fitting the bike back on

as i wanted the bike to be black & less on chrome we only chromed the headlight ring, Org yezdi handle bar, chromed spokes, shock up spring rear !
the rest would be Black in color for the main body paint & Silver for the Engine with the silencer's & the Rim's have a Matte Black for a rigid feel that the bike has.

 The Mech.
Painter to the Right

Total Cost of the Project !