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Old 26th December 2012, 11:08   #136
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^^That is why I am always present during the oil change of my bike / car. Even if I have to take a day off for it.

It really sucks to be enthusiastic about your ride here, unless you are the DIY type.
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^^That is why I am always present during the oil change of my bike / car. Even if I have to take a day off for it.

It really sucks to be enthusiastic about your ride here, unless you are the DIY type.
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However, the feedback I received was that the engine oil had not been replaced for atleast 6k kms, or over 2 past services. Considering that I had always insisted on oil change during every service (and all prior services were with the RE company service station) and paid for the same, this is an outrage and willful cheating.
Just in case you are not able to be present personally for the servicing / oil change, I guess, it is mandatory to at least have a look at the oil level window at the time of taking delivery of motorcycle post servicing / oil change. By that way, you can inspect if the newly oil filled is at correct level and most importantly is there is an oil change. New oil invariably is much clearer than the oil which has run over 2K - 3K kms.

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Hey everyone, have 2006 THB and would like to modify my stock headlight with the new projector one (new 500 THB one), is it feasible with existing wiring.
I have 2012 THB and enquired with the authorized service centre for a change to new projector headlamp of new THB. Technically possible, but the service manager said that there would be change in the wiring kit. So, as per ASC, direct change (plug & play) is not possible without alteration to wiring.

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Technically possible, but the service manager said that there would be change in the wiring kit.

Never a good idea to fiddle with the stock wiring on an RE particularly. The poor technical competency across RE service centers only compounds this suggestion!
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Hey MAG dude. Kudos for the decision, Even i was a biker and then changed to being a car guy given my traveling and thanks to Delhi traffic.

But the dream for a BULLET was always there & recently the bug bit me again (mid life crisis may be). I was sitting with some old friends and one of them mentioned that he is considering disposing his RE Tbird 350 as he rarely rides it so as a mark of respect he let some one use it. Done and sealed the deal and got the monster home. What an adrenaline rush man, it was 15 years since that i was riding a bike.

Got the basics - chrome, rubbing, polishing done and shine it did, feeling of ecstasy.

Read your review on the horn & headlight - fully agree an I am also going for the Bosch & Phillips as suggested respectively.

Posting a first cut pic. Will be back with more later once I have done the modifications and customized it.

PS : If any Delhi members on the forum - can you guys suggest some places where i can get gut stuff for the monster.

Happy Bulleting !!!!!

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Left the RE with the company service center today after a hiatus - the last service was done by Devesh. I must say I am pleasantly surprised with the effects of the service: they are certainly significantly more than during any of the previous services there. Would rate the service quality as an 8/10 : pretty good rating, if I must say so myself. They also had someone from the Royal Enfield factory management seated there permanently now.
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Yet another running update. At around the 16.5K kms mark, the bike had started to become sluggish, did not like first start, handle had become tight, braking was weak and the bike was overall reduced in performance.

Left it with Devesh - who's shifted shop again (rather annoyingly!). After a change of front brake pads, rear brake shoe, air filter, oil filter, front left fork oil seal, brake oil and engine oil, alongwith removal of a fork bend, the bike sprang back to its original sprightliness 4 days later. It feels tight and responsive now.

After 2.5 years of owing this machine, I have come to the conclusion that you approach the company service station only if you are time starved and want a quick service without attention to detail. Else, a trustworthy private garage is the way to go for that TLC your RE needs.
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