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Old 11th July 2014, 09:53   #331
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Guys, have you wondered, that why RE is now selling the old Tank Stickers? I mean, they have just rolled out the models with the new sticker set and new logo, and within one month, the old and trusted tank stickers are available at the dealerships [2600 for one pair for B500]. So what was the need of the new stickers then without market review? And now giving an option to the end user to replace back to the old one, seems somewhat to be business oriented. What about the paint? Will the stickers just come off the tank without any trails and peeling (I doubt); and if the paint goes for a toss, then its more expenses.
The old stickers were always there and it is a part of the standard spare parts provided by RE. Ideally they should never stop making those. Soon the new logo pack will also be available.

Yes I believe you should be able to remove the 'Embossed' metallic RE logos without a fuss. Check the following link.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...your-ride.html

But, as you know, it will not be possible with the likes of Classics/Desert Storms where the RE logo is painted on it.
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My bike vibrates a lot when it's run some 50km, wats the issue. And what are the ways by which I can reduce the vibrations.

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Old 17th July 2014, 09:46   #333
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Monsoon Madness, 13th July and Birthday :- Contagious Combination

13th July 2014 will always be a memorable day for me. A fun filled memorable birthday is the norm of every year, but a fun filled, energetic and exciting, mud splashing and tire skidding, twists and turns amongst the crazy mist of cloud and rain, sudden rise of roads into the clouds and then immediate braking as road takes a deadly down-turn with continuous explitives heard in the helmet chamber as the MRF Zappers tries hard to bite the mud filled roads, all happening in splits. Just one word :- Mind-blowing.

The day started quite early, at around 5 so that I can reach the meeting point by 6 (NCC Canteeen, Symbiosis). Fellow riders came along with decent sense of timing and off we started around 7. The early morning wait was very boring as we all were hungry but dare not raised the topic with lead. (He in-fact had come after completing his breakfast, presuming we all will be late risers on a Sunday morning, hehe). Anyways, till we reached Bhor, it was quite a chalked out ride, with little rains, but the fun started post it. Someone from our group had already ridden these roads and off we went to some mud filled detouring, from where the fun actually started. Even the rain started to give us company , gifting us Mud filled trails where Zappers had some tough time at corners,though we were not cornering much. The effect of the front bike kissing the mud, gifting it to the follower, and the sudden loss of vision on a muddy track, is something worth experiencing. Its not that risky, but with the combination of a serene atmosphere and this sudden block of vision, typically saw riders trying to zoom ahead, and then the fun. Yippee, you guessed it right, on a narrow muddy road, you zoom ahead and then comes a turn. Thankfully none had any major falls (though we all were in full gears). There were sections where one could see mist in distance, a little raised from the roads. Human tendency is to go for it eagerly, possibly to catch it, as if its going to run away, but then only do you realize, that there is a turn after the rise with mud across the edges and pebbles across the center line. Now everything changes abruptly. Forget the mist, its going to stay, save yourself and the bike and take the turn safely. The mist can be enjoyed later on. Wonder, where was this sense in the beginning? Only the Motorcycle Gods can probably answer. And in those moments, one will hear those chants of expletives, doing its round in the moist atmosphere of your helmet chamber, probably accompanied by drops on your nose (might be rain drops through the visor, might be sweat). You cannot brake as the bike will skid and then you realize that the gears needs to be shifted down for better traction. All these had been told in the briefing, but who cares to remember. But will you forget in future from now onwards, Never!! This is called practical scenario of theoretical implementation.

Returning was through the highway and lunch was on some roadside dhaba. We know certain bikes to be fuel guzzlers, but here in this small dhaba, there were these food guzzlers. No, we did not eat much (I think), but the way it was consumed, I wonder what the other family had thought about this lot. A bunch of armored "bhukkars".

Total distance covered from my home and return back was 150 odd kilometers and I returned by 5:30 PM, to catch some quick nap. To enjoy the world cup at some joint location was the next in target, but ultimately everyone was found glued to their idiot boxes. Call it the tiring bones or exciting match, its your call.

And here are some images :-


With the Ghost Rider

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Look I am missing

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Rain across the hill-top

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Leading somewhere for a something good, away from the menacing crowd

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Can you spot my rider buddies?

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Waiting patiently for someone to "touch-base"
My zappers did a complete 90 + 90 turns in the very section as I revved the engine at the wrong spot. Result is the above picture. I am looking at their enjoyment through the zoom.

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I hope its some sort of a water passage way as it gets connected to the dam down the road. But now its all dry.

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My Amun-Ra, my friend. Thank you for not letting me fall off

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Yours Truly

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Kind regards,

Bikramjit.

P.S. : The entire ride had been performed with proper all round protection, with sense of safety being paramount.
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Finally got the mobile holder for my iPhone last week. It's from Rynox. Here are some pics.

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Finally got the mobile holder for my iPhone last week. It's from Rynox.
Girish, how about the vibrations? The mirrors shake a lot especially at idle. What about the holder?

Regards.
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Yeah the vibrations are there but very very minimal.

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Majumdar-da,

This is Himanshu (hsparida) - I'm from Pune too and I also recently bought this exact bike May be we can go riding together sometime!

I have a couple of questions for you - I notice that you have an after-market exhaust, for the thump I assume? Did you have to wait (for example, a certain minimum number of KMs) before you can change the exhaust? Where did you buy it from?
And secondly, what is the 'break-in' period for this Bullet? I've been hearing numbers from 1000km to 3000km...what's your view?

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Monsoon Madness, 13th July and Birthday :- Contagious Combination

13th July 2014 will always be a memorable day for me. A fun filled memorable birthday is the norm of every year, but a fun filled, energetic and exciting, mud splashing and tire skidding, twists and turns amongst the crazy mist of cloud and rain, sudden rise of roads into the clouds and then immediate braking as road takes a deadly down-turn with continuous explitives heard in the helmet chamber as the MRF Zappers tries hard to bite the mud filled roads, all happening in splits. Just one word :- Mind-blowing.
Excellent set of pics.Amun ra is looking at his best.I am from Pune and have booked a DS500 from Brahma motors.Expecting to get the bike by last of November.
Can you please suggest me a good service centre for my bike?I would like to install a short bottle silencer,just like yours.Can you please suggest me a good mechanic who can do this.

By the way I just saw,we share the same D.O.B
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Majumdar-da,

Did you have to wait (for example, a certain minimum number of KMs) before you can change the exhaust? Where did you buy it from?
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I am from Pune and have booked a DS500 from Brahma motors.Expecting to get the bike by last of November.
Can you please suggest me a good service centre for my bike? I would like to install a short bottle silencer,just like yours.Can you please suggest me a good mechanic who can do this.
You guys can buy a after market exhaust from Bhavani peth, there is shop who sells authorised RE parts and after market exhaust. All ASC's buy exhaust and crash guards from them. The short bottle straight one costs 1200 and up swept costs 1500 something which ASC sells for double price.

For Bullet 500 you need to visit good mechanic to set the mixture for new exhaust and for EFI nothing can be done and its just fitting job. Bullet 500 will easily cope with new exhaust with carb setting change however EFI will show some miss firing because of increased free flow.

I will suggest to wait for at least 5000 km and then take decision because if something mess up then it kills the enthusiasm, also it takes some time to understand bullet and its mood swinging nature

BTW Rakesh, my office is walking distance from Bramha motors, ping me when your bullet will be ready for delivery we can have quick meet there.

Thanks,
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Majumdar-da,

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I have a couple of questions for you - I notice that you have an after-market exhaust, for the thump I assume? Did you have to wait (for example, a certain minimum number of KMs) before you can change the exhaust? Where did you buy it from?
And secondly, what is the 'break-in' period for this Bullet? I've been hearing numbers from 1000km to 3000km...what's your view?

Thanks.
I recommend waiting until the break in period is completed before changing the exhaust silencer.
You really want the air/fuel ratio to be as close to stock as possible during this break in period to prevent overheating the piston and valves. (They are working a bit harder during break in so they run hotter).

As for the recommended break in period, you should find the factory recommendations in your Owners Manual.
If you don' thave a Owners Manual, here is a brief explanation of what it says:

0-500km: Max speed 60 kmph. Do not use over 1/2 throttle opening while accelerating. My dealer said that for short distances the max speed could be increased to 70 kmph.
At 500km it is imperative that the oil and oil filter are replaced.
This is the most important oil change of any the motorcycle will ever get.
There will be metal filings and chips in both the oil and the oil filter which must be removed.
Following this oil change, the next scheduled oil change is at 3000 km and the filter does not have to be replaced.
Just for peace of mind, I did my second oil change at 2000 km.

500-1000 km. During this period the maximum speed is 90 kmph and avoid using over 3/4 of the throttle during acceleration.
Again, during this period I feel that short bursts of speeds up to 100 kmph would not cause any harm.

After 1000 km, there is no maximum speed limit and full throttle can be used.

It is important during the break in period to vary the speed your riding. In other words, do not ride for long distances at just one speed.

Also it is a good idea to stop every half hour and let the engine cool off.
These heating and cooling periods are as important as watching your max speed because they allow the parts to expand and contract so they can wear in for all future conditions.

Have fun.
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You guys can buy a after market exhaust from Bhavani peth, there is shop who sells authorised RE parts and after market exhaust.
Thanks Vishal. Do you remember the name of the shop by any chance? I assume there will be quite a few shops selling such stuff?

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You guys can buy a after market exhaust from Bhavani peth, there is shop who sells authorised RE parts and after market exhaust. All ASC's buy exhaust and crash guards from them. The short bottle straight one costs 1200 and up swept costs 1500 something which ASC sells for double price.

For Bullet 500 you need to visit good mechanic to set the mixture for new exhaust and for EFI nothing can be done and its just fitting job. Bullet 500 will easily cope with new exhaust with carb setting change however EFI will show some miss firing because of increased free flow.

I will suggest to wait for at least 5000 km and then take decision because if something mess up then it kills the enthusiasm, also it takes some time to understand bullet and its mood swinging nature

BTW Rakesh, my office is walking distance from Bramha motors, ping me when your bullet will be ready for delivery we can have quick meet there.

Thanks,
Vishal
Sure thing Vishal, I am expecting the delivery to happen by end of Nov end.As you suggested it is better to complete 5000km post which I would change the exhaust.Till then stock it is.

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Thanks Vishal. Do you remember the name of the shop by any chance? I assume there will be quite a few shops selling such stuff?

Thanks,
Himanshu
Here is the details:
Shree Spares
924, Near Ramoshi Gate Mutton Market, Bhawani Peth, Pune - 411042
+(91)-20-26346876, +(91)-9822377709
Here are the lat/long for shop location on google map.
18.510490, 73.868203

This shop is alone there as it is not in Nana Peth.

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Sure thing Vishal, I am expecting the delivery to happen by end of Nov end.As you suggested it is better to complete 5000km post which I would change the exhaust.Till then stock it is.
Yes, it gives peace of mind.

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Sorry Guys for not being regular with updates from Amun-Ra. In fact Amun-Ra was under wraps for approximately 2 months because of the rains and for the fact that I had visited my hometown too. Point to note is that I had forgot to disconnect the battery terminals but Amun-Ra did start, without much of a pain. Just some initial grunts, probably voicing his displeasure for neglecting him for so long.

A very good news to share is that we have been blessed with a cute little angel. Grand dads have named her as Princess and Victoria I only wish that she does not eye Amun-Ra when she grows up (something which will inadvertently happen)

With regards to the Part Number for the exhaust, it is 592879/A. But like others have mentioned too, please complete the run-in before even thinking of any modifications. It is very much essential for a smooth Bullet.

Another good news to share is that recently (that is yesterday) I crossed the much sort after mark of 10000, in company with my rider buddies from the Blitzkrieg Riding Club, Pune.

From the past

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To the present

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Thank you Amun-Ra for being there with me all the time.

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A very good news to share is that we have been blessed with a cute little angel.


Another good news to share is that recently (that is yesterday) I crossed the much sort after mark of 10000
Congratulations on your little angel. Girl babies are loads of fun. I am sure you will cherish every moment with her.

The bike should be getting more smoother as it is putting on more kms. Among all the REs that I test drove, the carb 500 was the smoothest and it had clocked more than 10000 kms on it.
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