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Old 25th September 2013, 17:08   #16
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Hi Friends,

I agree, However this is best answered by someone from RE if they have someone on this forum. (RE are you listening)

2 issues came up post 1st service

1.Choke lever is kind of jammed / stiff, will need to visit the service center
2.The time on the Digital meter is not correct, tried to set it however does not work, this means that I will need to go in for a change of the console in a bike costing 2 lacs in just a month.

Again a humble request to RE if they are reading this, please bump up the Quality Control for your bikes.
Update
1.choke lever will be fixed in the second service
2.the time setting on the digital meter has come back to senses and is working correctly now, visited Kunal last weekend and when he tried to set it , the clock seem to come back to life.feeling good for now.
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Congratulations Jimmy your beautiful purchase.
Hope you are having a wonderful time.
Would appreciate if you can give me the contact number/address of Kunal,Motocapm in pune
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Hello TBhp Members,

Welcome to my thread and I hope you enjoy the experiences I have shared below. am from Bombay , born and bought up here, stayed in Kalbadevi (Marine Lines) for the unknown, currently reside in Pune.
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Feel free to post and write as this is the only way we as a community can exchange ideas and strengthen this amazing repository of information called Team BHP !!!! 3 Cheers !!!

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Congratulations Jimmy your beautiful purchase.
Hope you are having a wonderful time.
Would appreciate if you can give me the contact number/address of Kunal,Motocapm in pune
Hi LOKSIN,

here is the address

Kunal Bike Works
Royal Enfield Authorised Service Workshops,
Shop no. 6, Shraddha Terrace
Viman Nagar.
Pune-411014.
Call him ( Monday to Saturday)
Cellphone : +91 9881341144

Call him before going , you can give him my name as reference.

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900 Km Update

I have been riding the Bull everyday to office and back, the way the machine has opened up is truly amazing.

I fall in love with it all over again whenever I ride and try to find excuses for a long drive when possible.

Yesterday was the 1st time when I rode with a pillion and what an amazing experience it was , with 2 people the bike was ROCK SOLID and i was able to pull it to 80 km/ph effortlessly.

I have been averaging about 25 kmpl in the city driving and have yet to stretch the Bulls leg on a really long drive (Highways).

Thanks again for reading this forum and happy riding to everyone.
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Hi LOKSIN,

here is the address

Kunal Bike Works
Royal Enfield Authorised Service Workshops,
Shop no. 6, Shraddha Terrace
Viman Nagar.
Pune-411014.
Call him ( Monday to Saturday)
Cellphone : +91 9881341144

Call him before going , you can give him my name as reference.

Regard,
Jimit
Hi LOKSIN,

Did you visit kunal's workshop yet ?

hows your ride doing ?
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900 Km Update

I have been riding the Bull everyday to office and back, the way the machine has opened up is truly amazing.

I fall in love with it all over again whenever I ride and try to find excuses for a long drive when possible.

Yesterday was the 1st time when I rode with a pillion and what an amazing experience it was , with 2 people the bike was ROCK SOLID and i was able to pull it to 80 km/ph effortlessly.

I have been averaging about 25 kmpl in the city driving and have yet to stretch the Bulls leg on a really long drive (Highways).

Thanks again for reading this forum and happy riding to everyone.
nice to hear you are happy with the bull!
are you satisfied with the stock rear tire? have you been through a monsoon with them? I had heard that most consider upgrading them after few long runs on the bull, but then you haven't done any on yours yet.

Go on, take her to a long journey! Happy riding!!
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nice to hear you are happy with the bull!
are you satisfied with the stock rear tire?
My personal opinion, the stock rear tires are good if you stick only to the paved roads or highways. The stock rear tires are relatively poor and cannot take the beating if you plan to go off-roading.
My tires gave way during my trip to Sikkim n Bhutan and was lucky enough to find Ceat Secura Vertigo Sport as a replacement. They are slight harder compound but better.
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nice to hear you are happy with the bull!
are you satisfied with the stock rear tire? have you been through a monsoon with them? I had heard that most consider upgrading them after few long runs on the bull, but then you haven't done any on yours yet.

Go on, take her to a long journey! Happy riding!!
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My personal opinion, the stock rear tires are good if you stick only to the paved roads or highways. The stock rear tires are relatively poor and cannot take the beating if you plan to go off-roading.
My tires gave way during my trip to Sikkim n Bhutan and was lucky enough to find Ceat Secura Vertigo Sport as a replacement. They are slight harder compound but better.
Hi cr4nkshaft,

I took the delivery of my Bull in the peak of Rainy Season, Drove from Mumbai to pune immediately.here are the observations for the tyres

1.Grip is good on Dry Road
2.Grip is good on fully wet roads
3.Grip is average is the road has even slight amount of slick

let me know if this helps.

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Congratulations Jimmy_u. TBTS 500 is definitely a great touring motorcycle for going places. And now you have proved that it serves equally well for short city rides . Though a Bulleteer should not ask this question, but just for comparison sake, " Kitni deti hai?"
I will calculate the mileage on my STD 500 post the petrol goes to reserve, and then from reserve to reserve after filling with 10 liters.
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Regarding rear tyres; has anybody tried 130 or 140?
would either of them fit in properly and what would be the effect on ride quality?
if it improves considerably than i would replace the stock tyres
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Regarding rear tyres; has anybody tried 130 or 140?
would either of them fit in properly and what would be the effect on ride quality?
if it improves considerably than i would replace the stock tyres
Skeptical if you can get a 140/90*18. The max that I would safely bet would be with 4.00*18. For the new TB500 we might need to check on the swingarm clearance before we can go ahead with it.
Do not think you need more than 4.00*18 considering that the fatter you go on the rear tire your handling gets compromised. Bike would tend to turn in to corners with a delay, you can't hurry the bike on the hilly roads.
off Course straight liners become even more stable.
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Congratulations Jimmy_u. TBTS 500 is definitely a great touring motorcycle for going places. And now you have proved that it serves equally well for short city rides . Though a Bulleteer should not ask this question, but just for comparison sake, " Kitni deti hai?"
I will calculate the mileage on my STD 500 post the petrol goes to reserve, and then from reserve to reserve after filling with 10 liters.
Hi Majumdarda,

my approximate calculation till date have reveled a steady return of 25 kmpl.

Trying to plan for a looong trip (pune-mum-pune) to further open up the engine , hope fully it should add a bit more to the mileage

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Hi Majumdarda,

my approximate calculation till date have reveled a steady return of 25 kmpl.
Suppose 25 is still a good number considering the Engine Size and the weight it has to lug around alongside our chaotic traffic situations?
Was thinking that any number from 25 to 27 is a good one. My TB 500 gave me a steady 25-27 on my NE trip.
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Was thinking that any number from 25 to 27 is a good one. My TB 500 gave me a steady 25-27 on my NE trip.
And that figure has not changed since I have been riding RE 500s - all 3 engined versions. On tour, 27, in city 23-25. Of course the Bullet speedo and odo is legendary, and is more a general guidline than an accurate measure.

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And that figure has not changed since I have been riding RE 500s - all 3 engined versions. On tour, 27, in city 23-25. Of course the Bullet speedo and odo is legendary, and is more a general guidline than an accurate measure.
+1 to that Doc, by the time the trip finished my odo was reading 5592 kms whereas the Honda CBR were showing lesser kms. Could sense a deviation of close to 2-3%. So in reality the bike might have been giving lesser than what is showing on the meter.
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