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Old 9th October 2013, 14:21   #16
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Can you guys (jon doe, majumdarda) please educate me on this trick by the petrol attendants? I have been living in Pune for 25 years now and do not know of it.
Its age old trick of many petrol attendants across the country. They will keep you engrossed in a small talk and either dont switch the meter to zero and start filling from whereever the meter was before or meter is already pre-caliberated to give you less amount of fuel than it is supposed to usually about 0.5-075 litres less as such quantities can never be really caught when tanking up your vehicle

Majumrda, Congrats, thats pretty fast in terms of starting the ownership. Nice to see you get off the block so quickly with the report

Is that really a green color? Hope your not kidding me? It looks jet black to me. Eitherways the bullet looks really nice and standard has a more bulky appeal than the classic which is clean lines

Even Iam having terrible issues with my RVM and thinking of replacing them with Avenger ones but, hesitating as the retro look of the bike will be lost.
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Old 9th October 2013, 14:31   #17
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The trick that the attendants play is pretty simple. They will give you less amount of fuel for the price you pay. Either the meter reading will be pre-calculated (I mean it already has some units and the meter starts after that) or they will keep you engrossed in small talk, quickly fill up in the mean time and by the time you have a look, the pipe-hook is already in the cradle. There might be other ways too, but the best way is to have a look at the meter reading with vigilant eyes. Also try to fill up from a pump that is closer to your residence, so that the attendants know you pretty well. I usually fill up at the pump opposite the Daichi in Pimpri. Earlier it was speed from Chinchwad chowk.
Thanks man, I knew of these. I always look to see its 0 before they start pumping. Also always ask him to set the amount beforehand rather than control by hand (that way you always invariably get some units short because of the rates and the change issue).

The other trick is to pump the release lever while filling, allowing the lever to shut (saab vapor hai) while filling and then restarting, etc. That is what best to tell them to lock the lever and leave it till the amount is filled completely. Also make sure they wait a few seconds before removing the nozzle. Quick change artists removing the nozle quickly could cheat you of a good 100 or more ml about to come through after the lock kicks in.
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This Green is the the exact colour of the 500 I owned 20 years back. I did not have such a pleasant experience with it. Hope you have better luck than mine.

Many congratulations on owning our own 'desi' cruiser bike...
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Is that really a green color? Hope your not kidding me? It looks jet black to me. Eitherways the bullet looks really nice and standard has a more bulky appeal than the classic which is clean lines
Thank you mobile008. The color is indeed green. But like as I have told you, the shade is visible only under sunlight.

This reminds me of the photo-chromatic visor shades that we were. Under the sunlight they are dark, whereas in normal lit conditions, it has a clear-view. You can term the color properties of Amun-Ra in those lines probably [just kidding]

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The other trick is to pump the release lever while filling...
Luckily till date I have not heard the attendant telling me any such stories. But a new point learnt and I will keep my ears open. Thank you.

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This Green is the the exact colour of the 500...
Thank you dkaile. Seems that I am following your footsteps then . By the way, liked your Superlow and I have been an avid reader of your posts in the forum.
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@Majumdarda:

Exactly how the trick is done!
ABout the battery, I have an older bike, so disconnecting it is easy and has no repercussions. Will there be some wrong signal sent to the ECU if the battery is disconnected in your more modern bike? Does your bike even have an ECU?

I'll ask my trusted Enfield technician and tell you tomorrow.

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First time riding Amun-Ra to the office. Usually the mind set which I have while coming to office is, "when will the road end?". This is mainly because of the traffic that chokes the Hinjewadi - Wakad section.
But tonight was different. I was a bit sckeptical about the handling in the traffic, will I be able to manage in this bumper to bumper traffic etc? The main reason for this concern was the weight. But I found Amun-Ra quite easily maneuverable in this peak traffic conditions. In fact, it seems that the weight actually helps to have a steady motorcycle. This gave me more confidence to ride on, but unfortunately destination was fast approaching and the riding culminated.

The current Odometer reading is 260 odd kilometers. The way I am riding Amun-Ra, 500 Kilometers seems just to be round the corners.

Before coming to the office, did receive a call from the dealership regarding my tax papers. They have arrived and I am expected to collect them. So tomorrow I have another excuse for another ride

By the way, does anyone know that how much time it takes for the Vehicle Registration Papers (Card) to reach the owner? I was advised that it will be sent through courier, but have not reaceived them yet.

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Congratulations on the Bullet 500, more keen in trying to understand as to why you chose this model especially when you could have laid your hands on the Classic 500 or the TB 500 due to the fact that you will get an EFI instead of a Carb.
EFI is better off maintaining on the long run and needs no fiddling like the Carb,again my perception.
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more keen in trying to understand as to why you chose this model especially when you could have laid your hands on the Classic 500 or the TB 500 due to the fact that you will get an EFI instead of a Carb. EFI is better off maintaining on the long run and needs no fiddling like the Carb,again my perception.
+1. Maintaining an EFI bullet is like any other contemprary motorbike brand that is there in the market. Fill it, shut it and forget it

I have had negligible issues with my MM and I too was wondering why would you pick up the carb bullet ( except for the nostalgic value, I dont see a point) instead of the more eye catching Chrome/DS or the TBTS-500

Please share your views Majumda
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Thank you all for your valuable feedback. Though Classic and TBTS 500 are both good motorcycles, but I still wanted to have the nostalgia. Per me, Bullet is best in its true nostalgic version. Yes, I understand that CL and TBTS are easier to maintain and requires less attention from the user perspective for maintenance etc, but somehow I did not get the feel of the nostalgia associated with it. (though the design of the classic is inspired from the WW2 days)

I had ridden my colleagues Chrome 500, don't know why but the seating seemed to be too low for my taste. I might be wrong ( as there is hardly any difference in the dimensional aspects of both these motor cycles) but the few MM that Std 500 has, probably gave it a more matured seating. Again this is purely my understanding.

With regards to the TBTS 500, yes I would have probably gone for it, had there been no news for the Bullet 500, but the main deterrent factor was the long waiting period (even for the 500 CC). TBTS is very good an option for touring purpose as well as for city rides, with comfortable plush seating and my friends/colleagues can vouch for that, but then the long waiting period stuck out the deal for me.

Moreover at the end of the day, we all are riding the Royal Enfields, and no matter where ever we go, the road presence in itself commands respect.
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Moreover at the end of the day, we all are riding the Royal Enfields, and no matter where ever we go, the road presence in itself commands respect.
Agree to your rationale, so how long or rather how short was the waiting period? Not quite sure if the missing BHP or NM would make any difference on the vehicle running. How is the running? Somehow I felt that EFI Engines have a lean run in their low end torque and is not exactly healthy.
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Agree to your rationale, so how long or rather how short was the waiting period? Not quite sure if the missing BHP or NM would make any difference on the vehicle running. How is the running? Somehow I felt that EFI Engines have a lean run in their low end torque and is not exactly healthy.
I had placed advanced booking in the month of May. Officially the motorcycle was launched in Pune in September beginning. (as told by the dealership) So it was not much of a waiting. I got mine on 5th October, the first one from Pune to get the Bullet 500

With an experience of approx 300 KM, the running is good. Like I have mentioned earlier, the RVMs shake a lot. Till now, did not get a chance to enjoy the 5th gear as I am supposed to ride within 50 kmph limit
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Till now, did not get a chance to enjoy the 5th gear as I am supposed to ride within 50 kmph limit

Please take the time to read this from the Original GURU:

http://www.cybersteering.com/cruise/...t/running.html
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Congrats man, looks like your 500 is the first on t-bhp too in addition to being first in pune. I've been eyeing this carb 500 to ever since it was relaunched. Mainly for because it allows for a lot more fiddling. Which is the main reason I still have my 8 year old pulsar - I probably spend more time tinkering with it than actually riding it...
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Please take the time to read this from the Original GURU:

http://www.cybersteering.com/cruise/...t/running.html
Thank you John Doe. It is a piece of gem. Thank you very very much for sharing it with me. I have been reading the articles very slowly, so that I understand what he wants to convey and co-relate. Thank you again.

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Congrats man, looks like your 500 is the first on t-bhp too in addition to being first in pune. I've been eyeing this carb 500 to ever since it was relaunched. Mainly for because it allows for a lot more fiddling. Which is the main reason I still have my 8 year old pulsar - I probably spend more time tinkering with it than actually riding it...
Thank you Isiv for your wishes. Seems that we have the same interests, at least on the choosing front. My Pulsar 150 Dtsi, was brought in May 2004 (9 years now) and the engine is really awesome (special thanks to my humble polite mechanic). There is a machine-man trust and confidence. The Carb Bullet 500 was chosen after reading innumerable posts across the internet, alternate available options and my personal choice.

I intend to keep this thread alive. The first servicing is just round the corner. The experience till now has been mind blowing and I suggest that you safely book this one before the "dreadful waiting time" starts to raise its ugly head.

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Well, I really liked your display name. It is actually a Bengali surname. Coming to the bull, I actually envy you after saw a display vehicle in the showroom. When I took delivery of my black electra in August this year( in record 11 days, though) the 500 standard was not available( only the classic version was available which somehow I did not fully like, except the chrome having a 6-8 months waiting period). Otherwise, I would have surely waited for some days/months and purchased this one. Not that the electra is an inferior one, but it is not 500, and does not have the legendary thump. Happy thumping, dada.

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