Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th January 2014, 14:27   #136
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Chennai
Posts: 15
Thanked: 6 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Sorry for changing the topic. but i need some help here.

My 200Ns is 10 days old and 250 kms ridden, The front fork seems to be bent a little to the left. I did take the bike to the Bajaj dealer and the mechanic assured me there is nothing wrong with the front fork, I still feel the fork is bent to the left ( the console seems to be tilted to the left & the bike feels wierds when turining to the right ) I find it hard to trust the dealer.

Is there any way in which i can check if the fork is bent ( apart from showing to a mechanic).
aashish.shah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th January 2014, 19:39   #137
BHPian
 
Akhilash95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 141
Thanked: 61 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aashish.shah View Post
Sorry for changing the topic. but i need some help here. I still feel the fork is bent to the left ( the console seems to be tilted to the left & the bike feels wierds when turining to the right ) I find it hard to trust the dealer. Is there any way in which i can check if the fork is bent .
Firstly make sure the tyre pressure is at factory recommendation. On a closed empty road , ride upto 40kmph, come to neutral and take off both your hands from the handle bar, if the bike doesn't travel in a straight line at least upto 25kmph, then there might be a fork bend. A simple jugaad would be to place a steel scale beside the inner tube. If there is any gap between the scale and fork ,it suggests that the fork is bent.
(a misaligned rim also shows similar symptoms )
OT- we tend to blow up small things out of proportion on a new bike. Just enjoy the ride and don't worry about every small sound or feeling.

Last edited by Akhilash95 : 13th January 2014 at 19:47.
Akhilash95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2014, 01:21   #138
BHPian
 
preetam_KORG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 701
Thanked: 376 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aashish.shah View Post
Sorry for changing the topic. but i need some help here.
Is there any way in which i can check if the fork is bent ( apart from showing to a mechanic).
Check the cone set, it may be way too tight, this is by far the most common problem on all bajaj bikes.
Also check if the front disc rotor is jamming up against the disc pads, if so get it rectified.

Finding that sweet spot where all ergonomics match up to your posture takes some fiddling. 250 kms is way too small to judge that. Ride some more and find out.
preetam_KORG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th January 2014, 18:19   #139
BHPian
 
katchkamalesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chennai
Posts: 145
Thanked: 122 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Its been 45 days since I gave my battery for replacement and I have still not got the call from ASS regarding the replacement.

ASS says that the battery is found to be faulty and it will be replaced by exide. He says that 200 battery is low volume production and once manufacturing starts, I would get a replacement battery.

I feel that this is BS and I am not creating an issue cause I have been provided with a temp battery until the replacement arrives.
katchkamalesh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2014, 07:23   #140
BHPian
 
preetam_KORG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 701
Thanked: 376 Times
Default

Its been sometime that I have updated my thread!
There is something really big coming up, keep an eye on the travelogues for more details!
A small teaser here to catch your attention! Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms-imageuploadedbyteambhp1391219577.700645.jpg
preetam_KORG is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2014, 11:49   #141
BHPian
 
Added_flavor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 614
Thanked: 735 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Looks like a good big republic day ride! Looking forward to a travelogue bro.

What windscreen is that on the NS?
Added_flavor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2014, 12:51   #142
BHPian
 
preetam_KORG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 701
Thanked: 376 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Added_flavor View Post
Looks like a good big republic day ride!
It was a little bit bigger than that Added_flavor!

Quote:
What windscreen is that on the NS?
Its made for the 200NS by a company called Hindustan Motorcycles.
preetam_KORG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st February 2014, 18:31   #143
BHPian
 
aviorp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 431
Thanked: 743 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Quote:
Originally Posted by Added_flavor View Post
Looks like a good big republic day ride!
Quote:
Originally Posted by preetam_KORG View Post
It was a little bit bigger than that
Bigger? That was mammoth

Glad to have met you bro. Eagerly waiting for the travelogue. 3 Cheers to you mate and you hit the spa soon.
aviorp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2014, 21:40   #144
Newbie
 
Achekay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Nagpur
Posts: 20
Thanked: 14 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Hi guys, I need a little help here. My friend is having his 200NS delivered in a few days and having read less-than-confident reviews about the stock tyres wants to replace or upgrade/upsize them. Also, if the front tyre is kept stock, and only the rear tyre is changed, would it affect the performance or stability of the bike ?
We have zeroed in upon
Michelin Pilot Sporty Radial (Expensive)
Dunlop Radial/Nylogrip
Pirelli Sport Demon(Almost impossible to procure in Nagpur, please advise)

Regards,
Hrushikesh
Achekay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th February 2014, 07:58   #145
BHPian
 
preetam_KORG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 701
Thanked: 376 Times
Default Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Quote:
Originally Posted by Achekay View Post
Hi guys, I need a little help here. My friend is having his 200NS delivered in a few days and having read less-than-confident reviews about the stock tyres wants to replace or upgrade/upsize them. Also, if the front tyre is kept stock, and only the rear tyre is changed, would it affect the performance or stability of the bike ?
We have zeroed in upon
Michelin Pilot Sporty Radial (Expensive)
Dunlop Radial/Nylogrip
Pirelli Sport Demon(Almost impossible to procure in Nagpur, please advise)

Regards,
Hrushikesh
There is no Pilot Sporty Radial AFAIK, I guess you are referring to the Pilot Street, which retails at around 5300 INR for the rear stock section.

Pirellis are very difficult to come by, these tyres are sourced by the dealers from Baroda, see if you can get it from there.

There is a TVS tyre, ATT230R, a very good and sensible buy, and is also available in the stock section. Your best bet would be to choose between the Dunlop Tuffgrip and the TVS. Both should be about the same price, here in bangalore both are available for about 3500-3800.

As far as putting different tyres front and back, it shouldn't be a problem unless the compounds (hard, medium, soft) of the two tyres are drastically different.

Example: You should not put a metzeler at the rear and a stock tyre up front as the two tyres have very different levels of grip, and thus the handling of the bike will be adversely affected.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by preetam_KORG : 16th February 2014 at 08:01.
preetam_KORG is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2014, 22:40   #146
BHPian
 
Majumdarda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Pune
Posts: 720
Thanked: 411 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

When is your travelogue coming up brother? Waiting very eagerly for it.
Majumdarda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th February 2014, 22:13   #147
Newbie
 
tracerspiff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 24
Thanked: 104 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Hi Preetam,

Just got my membership confirmed and it is only apt to write my first post here.
I bought my Pulsar 200 NS in Sep last year and your thread was really helpful in making my decision. So thanks for your detailed ownership review! I have done 3500 Kms on my bike so far and I have not regretted my decision one bit!

I just love the way it lurches ahead when I wring the accelerator. You were exactly spot on when you meant the tyres lack grip. I have had "multiple" rear wheel lock-ups when braking.. even at moderate speeds. Will chuck my stock tyres soon.

Btw, I noticed a yellow 200 NS shod with PSDs at the HSR amba bajaj service center in a very bad state.. looked like it had been dragged along the road, one side of the handlebar was gone. was it yours? If so, what happened??
tracerspiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th February 2014, 00:59   #148
Senior - BHPian
 
avishar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: kolkata/bangalore,india
Posts: 2,411
Thanked: 686 Times
Default

That was his bike,still is.Long story behind it!

Bike's all hail and hearty now.:-)
avishar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2014, 23:29   #149
BHPian
 
preetam_KORG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 701
Thanked: 376 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Quote:
Originally Posted by tracerspiff View Post
Hi Preetam,

Btw, I noticed a yellow 200 NS shod with PSDs at the HSR amba bajaj service center in a very bad state.. looked like it had been dragged along the road, one side of the handlebar was gone. was it yours? If so, what happened??
Yes bro, that was my bike. However that is history and I am living every moment of my life in utter epiphany now. The joy is endless and the bike is as good as ever.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Majumdarda View Post
When is your travelogue coming up brother? Waiting very eagerly for it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by aviorp View Post
Bigger? That was mammoth
Eagerly waiting for the travelogue.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Added_flavor View Post
Looking forward to a travelogue bro.
For all of you who have been wondering what I have been upto, here goes!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ke-1-soul.html (Discovering India : 8407 Kms | 15 Days | 15 States | 2 Wheels | 1 Bike | 1 Soul)

Lots of Love
Preetam
KA-51-EE-531
preetam_KORG is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2014, 10:04   #150
BHPian
 
bullet_chacha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: NEW DELHI
Posts: 82
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS : Ownership Review, 2200 Kms

Quote:
Originally Posted by aviorp View Post
The Boss reached his hometown (Kolkata) early morning today.

1st Day : 900 Kms (16 Hours)
2nd Day : 1210 Kms (23 Hours)

Attachment 1184806

That is some serious riding Preetam. Well done! You deserve some rasagoolas

Nice looking saddle bags there...did you use any harness's for the same on the inner side between tire and bags as the saddle bags got torn as they made contact with the tire on my C5
bullet_chacha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bajaj Avenger 200 ownership review at 50,000 kms highway_star Motorbikes 42 29th November 2015 17:26
Bajaj Pulsar 180 UG4 - Ownership review. 2 Years & 13,000 kms nilaykmrsr Motorbikes 21 26th December 2014 22:49
New Bajaj Pulsar 180 and 200 bikes Gregory Motorbikes 57 12th October 2011 12:08
Maruti SX4 Zxi - 2200 Kms report sathya_nars Long-Term Ownership Reviews 411 10th October 2007 12:24


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:52.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks