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Old 28th April 2014, 00:19   #1
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Greetings fellow BHPians.

Let me start by saying that I am so glad to be a part of this esteemed community. I have been following TeamBHP for around 4 years and watching you all build it post by post. It is a pleasure to be a part of the crew finally

My name is Umesh Kataria and Iím originally from Indore (MP). Born in 1977, I was bit by the automobiles bug when I was 19. Thatís when I bought my first bike Ė Suzuki Samurai. A peppy two stroker which I loved it so much that I designed an expansion chamber for it myself. Whether it is automobiles, computers or furniture, I just love to build stuff on my own. DIY projects are my favourite.

On the career front, I started as a software engineer. Itís been 10 years since my career brought me to Pune and now I am a proud punekar. I bought my first car here in Pune, which was a Maruti Wagon-R, second one was a Honda City ZX Gxi, and now I drive a Ford Ecosport 1.5 TDCi, which I am totally in love with.
Thanks to Team BHP forums, I knew well in advance that this car was going to take the auto industry with a storm, so I booked it a year before it was launched. I almost had to push the cheque down the sales personís throat (figuratively speaking) to book it so much in advance.

Anyhow, it has been 9 months and I have been having a blast with my car. I recently got it remapped by tune-o-tronics and it is mayhem since then. And itís not over yet. Soon I am going to get a more refined map. Iíll post the entire remapping experience soon.

I am eagerly waiting for the 2015 Ford Mustang to be launched in India, as I dream of owning it someday.

Finally Iíd like to thank the moderators for letting me in. I look forward to learning more from you all and sharing my two cents whenever possible.
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Welcome Umesh!

Congrats on the EcoSport. The diesel is my favourite motor of the lot. It's a heck of a car, wish you many happy miles with it.

As an enthusiast, why did you pick the Samurai over the Shogun? I used to ride an RX100 back then and the wars between it & the Shogun were legendary.

We have loads of DIY threads. Happy searching & reading
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As an enthusiast, why did you pick the Samurai over the Shogun? I used to ride an RX100 back then and the wars between it & the Shogun were legendary.
I loved Shaolin and that was the first 5 speed available that time. (Mid 90's i guess).

Ecobeast: Have u still retained your Samurai.?

Waseem.
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Welcome Umesh!

As an enthusiast, why did you pick the Samurai over the Shogun? I used to ride an RX100 back then and the wars between it & the Shogun were legendary.
Hi GTO. I chose Samurai because shogun was a bit pricy and I was buying my first bike ever so wanted to play it a bit safe.
I still remember the Shogun commercial where the black biker zooms by a house blowing it away. It was Shogun that made me to choose a 2 stroke bike over other 4 stroke options.

I still remember that RX100 used to be a big craze back then. Yamaha launched RX-135 but it didn't rule peopleís hearts the way RX100 did.
I had heard that RX-100 was originally a 5 gear bike and was launched in India with 4 gears. The provision for 5th gear was still there and some people successfully modded it by adding a 5th gear sprocket. Never met anybody in person, who did that so not sure how true this was.
I even explored this option in my Samurai but to no surprise, it was not possible. So I settled by replacing the rear chain sprocket with a slightly larger one. That gave me better pickup.

Thanks for bringing up your RX-100. It brought back the memories of the good old days.

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Ecobeast: Have u still retained your Samurai.?
Waseem.
I enjoyed it for good 7 years and then I sold it off. It's age was upon it.

One of my friend (and coleague) had a Shaolin. Came with the sticker "5 sprint gears" on the side panels.
To my surprise, Shaolin had a highest cubic capacity of the three varients. Samurai was 100cc, Shogun 110cc and Shaolin 125cc (I think).

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Greetings fellow BHPians.
now I drive a Ford Ecosport 1.5 TDCi, which I am totally in love with.

Anyhow, it has been 9 months and I have been having a blast with my car. I recently got it remapped by tune-o-tronics and it is mayhem since then. And itís not over yet. Soon I am going to get a more refined map. Iíll post the entire remapping experience soon..
Welcome Umesh.
Good to have you on board. We share the DIY bug.
I have done quite a few DIY mods on my Ecosport in a small way(you can access them on my initial ownership thread-title"my silver ford ecosport first delivered in India)
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Remap and built in touch screen with navigation is on my cards, hope to take some pointers from you.

Dr.Kumar

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Welcome Umesh.
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Remap and built in touch screen with navigation is on my cards, hope to take some pointers from you.

Dr.Kumar
Hi Dr. Kumar.
I replied to your post in your own thread - "my silver ford ecosport first delivered in India". I thought tech-talk about Ecosport should belong in an Ecosport thread.
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