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Old 20th August 2012, 16:29   #121
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Hi, i got my Impulse on Thursday after long, long debate sessions with friends for Duke or Impulse. Of course both bikes are very different considering what they will be used for, but my requirement was for a proper off-road bike and that's why the Impulse. Also i think the comparison with Duke 200, considering the off-road use is just because all of a sudden we think every KTM is an proper/ serious off-roader which is not the case. Ok Duke best at its place i am very happy with my decision with Impulse.
I am really stunned by the Pics quality, detailing and the ability of the Impulse as experienced and shared by niks_devil666, thanks a million brother for the same and will definitely be in touch with you for the Impulsing experience .
Here i'll share some pic's of my Impulse hardly done 100 km's of running in, and in its own style.
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Recently I filled fuel from someplace on the highway and now the bike struggles to cross 5/6k rpm band. the bikes top speed is also reduced to 75kmph. Last time when this happened to me was from Leh-Keylong stretch. The moment I had filled fuel again in Keylong (probably unadulterated) the bike was perfect.

Anyone else faced such an issue?
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The issue got fixed after carburettor cleaning . I guess some bad fuel must have caused the blockage
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Leh ride part 1 on impulse

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A brilliant video Niks. Congratulations!

Royal Enfield use to own the Leh ride, and had become very complacent about it: the common perception is that if you wanted to ride to Leh, you had to do it on an RE. But your video proves otherwise. Hero, a company everyone had assumed was dead after Honda left it, has thumbed its nose at RE, and delivered a true off-roader at an affordable price. India is really seeing a lot of exciting activity on the two-wheeler front....

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A brilliant video Niks. Congratulations!

Royal Enfield use to own the Leh ride, and had become very complacent about it: the common perception is that if you wanted to ride to Leh, you had to do it on an RE. But your video proves otherwise. Hero, a company everyone had assumed was dead after Honda left it, has thumbed its nose at RE, and delivered a true off-roader at an affordable price. India is really seeing a lot of exciting activity on the two-wheeler front....
I was with Niks on that journey and can safely vouch that Impulse is THE bike for Ladakh. The wire-in-carb mod is good enough for all ascents and the whole terrain is super fun on it!
But, not sure that it will be as good with a pillion. With pillion, the 220fi is the best bike for that terrain in my opinion.
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the common perception is that if you wanted to ride to Leh, you had to do it on an RE.
Yeah, RE is riding quite a bit on their "image" and fanboys these days. Don't get me wrong, I think the Bulls are still great bikes (I've done Leh on my TB too), but with the massive increase in sales, I've watched their service and support levels plummet.

Plus, for a small-built rider like me, a lighter bike that can handle Ladakh roads easily is always welcome. I was a bit skeptical about a 150cc being able to handle the Leh ride without strain, so thanks Nik for clearing that up! The Impulse seems to be a very promising bike for practical touring in India.

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I was a bit skeptical about a 150cc being able to handle the Leh ride without strain, so thanks Nik for clearing that up! The Impulse seems to be a very promising bike for practical touring in India.
Thanks Guys ! the bike is definitely good for such terrain but as Mik said , we are not sure if this will do well with a pillion.

here is the part 2 of the journey

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I did a test drive of the bike couple of days back. My comments:
1. The finish of this hero bike is not upto the mark unlike other bikes
2. Seat is pretty soft and the front part adjoining the tank is also there. So one can be sure that you will not accidently sit on the tank.
3. Shock absorbers are too cool for Indian roads which.can travel a long.way.
4. Gear ratios are small and hence it cannot be used as a speedeing bike. Engine performance is poor. Nevertheless, it would not leave you stranded on any roads.
5. Eventhough the bike is tall and seating position is high, I did not feel that it would cause any stability concerns.
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Part 3 of our leh trip

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Part 5 of our leh trip



(part 4 will be online soon)
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I was with Niks on that journey and can safely vouch that Impulse is THE bike for Ladakh. The wire-in-carb mod is good enough for all ascents and the whole terrain is super fun on it!
But, not sure that it will be as good with a pillion. With pillion, the 220fi is the best bike for that terrain in my opinion.
Please can some explain this wire in carb method ?

Want to carry this mod.
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Please can some explain this wire in carb method ?

Want to carry this mod.
a few strands of wire are put in the main jet of the carb which reduces the orifice and hence reducing the fuel going into cylinder . are u going to high alti areas that you wish to do this mod?
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Please can some explain this wire in carb method ?

Want to carry this mod.
This was done on Niks bike. From what i know, the mech will insert a wire in the carburettor, which will make the bike burn lean which would otherwise have been running rich due to less air and more fuel in proportion.
This is required only on the highest of passes so get it done once you are in leh. On the plains, it might cause the engine to overheat.

PS: It will also increase the mileage a few notches
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