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Old 6th February 2013, 10:39   #1
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Hello tbhpians,

I am trying to put our good old Bajaj Super '93 back into action. Yesterday it was washed for all the fossils which had 'settled' over it for the last 1 year. Today in the morning, I tried starting it & it did start after a few 'kicks'. I turned off the engine soon as I did not want to stress it without proper relevant checks. Now I want to ask our fellow tbhpians that which aspects need to be checked so that it is put to some work on the road. I have checked the tyres and they had good amount of thread on it since they are not more than 2 years old. The fuel in it, about 1.5-2 ltrs is about 4-5 months old. Air pressure looks okay, at least to ride it to the pump. I am mainly concerned about lubrication issue. Which oils need to be checked apart from the regular 2T oil which goes in as a mixture with petrol? I guess there is another oil chamber near the gearbox?

Please also suggest if I have missed anything else. It is my coming sunday's agenda.

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Hello tbhpians,

I am trying to put our good old Bajaj Super '93 back into action. Yesterday it was washed for all the fossils which had 'settled' over it for the last 1 year. Today in the morning, I tried starting it & it did start after a few 'kicks'. I turned off the engine soon as I did not want to stress it without proper relevant checks. Now I want to ask our fellow tbhpians that which aspects need to be checked so that it is put to some work on the road. I have checked the tyres and they had good amount of thread on it since they are not more than 2 years old. The fuel in it, about 1.5-2 ltrs is about 4-5 months old. Air pressure looks okay, at least to ride it to the pump. I am mainly concerned about lubrication issue. Which oils need to be checked apart from the regular 2T oil which goes in as a mixture with petrol? I guess there is another oil chamber near the gearbox?

Please also suggest if I have missed anything else. It is my coming sunday's agenda.

Regards.
I would suggest a complete service of the scooter. Since it did start up, it is a good sign. Get all parts/nuts, bolts cleaned, lubricated. Clean the carb and fuel tank thoroughly and check for any rust formation. Do check the tyres for leak/cracks which may have developed. Checking the electricals should also be a prioroty.
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Thanks Motormania for the reply.

Of course, a complete service is required & its sure that I do not hit the roads without doing it. Just wanted to know if there is any chamber for oil because I have seen oil drops on the floor where the scooter was standing. Though, it will be definitely covered in the service, just wanted to know in advance.

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Just wanted to know if there is any chamber for oil...
Yes - oil for the gearbox and multiplate clutch. Grade 20W-40 or 20W-50 (regular engine oil). IIRC about 450ml. Needs to be filled with an oil pump through a filler hole next to the kick start shaft. The drain nut is below the chamber.
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Yes - oil for the gearbox and multiplate clutch. Grade 20W-40 or 20W-50 (regular engine oil). IIRC about 450ml. Needs to be filled with an oil pump through a filler hole next to the kick start shaft. The drain nut is below the chamber.
Thank you sir! Precisely what I was looking for.

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Update:

Project completed yesterday...the fuel tank was flushed, spark plug cleaned, carburetor jets cleaned and it gulped half-a-litre Castrol GTX. Brakes & tyres were checked for reliability and air pressure corrected.

Now the scooter is moving good. I just got to get the paperwork updated so as to put this on road.

Thanks for your contributions! Helped.

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Why not put up some pictures?

What is the condition of the scooter? Cosmetically?
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Ok, will surely put up some pics of the history! Its an old scooter, bought back in '93, so its 20 years now, but cosmetically, its not that bad. However, time has taken its toll on the paint work. Will post the pics soon.

Thanks for your interest.

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Petrol degrades over a period of time.
Drain the old petrol and fill in with new fuel.

The tires may have gone week if the same spot was in contact with the ground for the whole year.
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Petrol degrades over a period of time.
Drain the old petrol and fill in with new fuel.

The tires may have gone week if the same spot was in contact with the ground for the whole year.
Yes, you are right. Petrol had gone 'stale'. It looked dirty and it smelled like degraded rubber. It was all flushed out. Tires were in good condition as they were not too old and were inflated about 3 months ago. The MRFs have held really well.

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