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Old 26th July 2012, 18:52   #31
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Sivavikram anna!

Ordering one book may be tomorrow and will post feedback as soon as i get it.

Just a doubt since your 'Location' is Hyderabad, where do you stay? If you dont mind I can collect the book from you directly.

Don't have the patience to wait for it to get delivered.

Any book on the way for Karizma?
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Old 26th July 2012, 19:13   #32
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Sivavikram anna!

Ordering one book may be tomorrow and will post feedback as soon as i get it.

Just a doubt since your 'Location' is Hyderabad, where do you stay? If you dont mind I can collect the book from you directly.

Don't have the patience to wait for it to get delivered.

Any book on the way for Karizma?
Anurag maama!
Your doubt is valid. I do live in Hyderabad.
Unfortunately all the copies I had have been snatched away by HYD bikers, and I am left with none at the moment. I will be getting some from our piblisher, but that will take longer than you buying online.
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Old 26th July 2012, 21:53   #33
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Sivavikram anna!

Ordering one book may be tomorrow and will post feedback as soon as i get it.

Just a doubt since your 'Location' is Hyderabad, where do you stay? If you dont mind I can collect the book from you directly.

Don't have the patience to wait for it to get delivered.

Any book on the way for Karizma?
And yes, Karizma is definitely on the way.
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Old 9th August 2012, 14:45   #34
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Our book is starting to enlighten me.
Now it just occurred to me that the oil strainer in my bike has never been cleaned in 41k kms!!
I have asked the service center fellows to get it cleaned 3 times or so and every time when I asked at the time of delivery they shook their said it has been done. But on both occasions, the bill did not indicate gasket change.
So what effect could this have done to my engine? Please do share your views.
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I have ordered this book from Naaptol.in. Thanks for the book.
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Old 18th September 2012, 12:08   #36
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Our book is starting to enlighten me.
Now it just occurred to me that the oil strainer in my bike has never been cleaned in 41k kms!!
I have asked the service center fellows to get it cleaned 3 times or so and every time when I asked at the time of delivery they shook their said it has been done. But on both occasions, the bill did not indicate gasket change.
So what effect could this have done to my engine? Please do share your views.
Am so sorry it took me this long to get back to you. We have been a little overloaded recently due the launch of a project we (the same Regos team) have been working on. More on this soon

As for your question, this seems to be a classic case all around,from dealerships to regular mechanics. Weather they actually cleaned your strainer in the first place or not is something you need to think about. Cleaning the strainer, as you can see from the book, is actually a little time taking and messy. So most mechanics don't bother unless you insist.

Changing the gasket of crank case is highly recommended by Honda and it makes sense too. The gasket's purpose is to seal the crankcase perfectly and it is designed to make a perfect seal with pressure and heat. And once we open the crankcase, it becomes nothing more than a green colored veneer along the mating surface. However, I sincerely hope your engine isn't effected significantly. If you don't see any leaks, along the crank case's bottom your probably doing fine.

When you are due for an oil change next time, make sure they(or you) scrape off the old gasket (or whats left of it) and put a new one on. You can probably clean the filter again while they're at it.
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Sivavikram,
Ordered a copy today. I have a 2006 unicorn and except engine I have been doing almost all of the job my self. Last weekend I replaced the aging chain-sprocket kit from rolon(gold) Rs.950/-. I could diaasemble every part of rear wheel clean and grease the spindle etc.. I hope the book enlighten me more along this path.

Really great to see your passion taking fruit..
Kindly PM me your email, In case I get struck anytime anywhere.

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Excellent effort guys! I love the clean uncluttered look of your bok. I am looking forward to the series on TVS Apache RTR. A few (selfish) thoughts. If you are getting a book ready for RTR 160 please include some info on the (rare!) RTR 160 eFi as well. It would be a boon!

Thank you! Please keep up the good work!

cheers!
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Ordered a copy today. I have a 2006 unicorn and except engine I have been doing almost all of the job my self. Last weekend I replaced the aging chain-sprocket kit from rolon(gold) Rs.950/-. I could diaasemble every part of rear wheel clean and grease the spindle etc.. I hope the book enlighten me more along this path.

Really great to see your passion taking fruit..
Kindly PM me your email, In case I get struck anytime anywhere.

thanks
Hey thanks for buying the book. Do give us your feedback.
Its very encouraging to find people like you who like to get their hands dirty. Makes us want to keep writing.
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Excellent effort guys! I love the clean uncluttered look of your bok. I am looking forward to the series on TVS Apache RTR. A few (selfish) thoughts. If you are getting a book ready for RTR 160 please include some info on the (rare!) RTR 160 eFi as well. It would be a boon!

Thank you! Please keep up the good work!

cheers!
Thanks dude. We haven't stated working on the Apache yet, but when we do, I'll keep your suggestion in mind.
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Sivavikram,
Kindly take a look at page 125, point no. 5 and page 131, point no. 5.
A small copy error, can be ignored easily.
Meanwhile can you tell me how to remove the battery side rear side top panel. The screw points at two points are broken, will have to do small fibre work. I removed 3 screws one on top of battery(to remove side panel), one along the helmet lock, and on on the rear grab-rail. Now how to slide if off after pully it off from the front boss. I was a bit hesitant and feared if i might break it..
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Is there an epub version of the book ?
Its more eco friendly that way.
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Sivavikram,
Kindly take a look at page 125, point no. 5 and page 131, point no. 5.
A small copy error, can be ignored easily.
Meanwhile can you tell me how to remove the battery side rear side top panel. The screw points at two points are broken, will have to do small fibre work. I removed 3 screws one on top of battery(to remove side panel), one along the helmet lock, and on on the rear grab-rail. Now how to slide if off after pully it off from the front boss. I was a bit hesitant and feared if i might break it..
Hey I am sorry about this extremely delayed response. Thanks for pointing out the errors. Will get them corrected by our publisher in the next reprint.

As for your doubt...I can't quite visualize which panel you mean by "rear side top panel". Is it the panel on which the bikes name 'Unicorn ' is sticker'd on?
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Is there an epub version of the book ?
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The ebook is going to be out in September. Thanks for the suggestion Nripin.
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Default Re: Book : The ABC of servicing and maintaining your Honda Unicorn

Sorry to have put up this question here, but could not find a relevant thread, hence posting here.

I would like to know that how much of continuous running on an air-cooled bike may be undertaken? I know a lot would depend on the weather conditions, roads, traffic etc. but what say if the roads are typical Indian NHs with constant speeds of 60-70KMPH and the bike is any 125-150 cc air-cooled like a Unicorn?

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