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Old 7th May 2016, 12:30   #121
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Just finished doing the Achetty loop, pretty lazily though (over 5hrs), learnt a couple of things;

  1. No matter how much you ride the bike, the low battery indicator will always light up when you come to a standstill (some RE ghost for sure in the elctronics)
  2. It's way too much fun to ride the bike uphill. I've only been driving cars before this and uphills are always not-welcoming. This is the first time I actually really enjoyed riding uphill. The bike is so responsive, it doesn't seem at all that it is doing extra work. Really enjoyed it.
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Old 7th July 2016, 21:56   #122
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I have been riding the GT for the last week after a gap of almost two months. I was trying to log in as much mileage as possible on my Himalayan.
The biggest difference I noted in the GT was the lightness of the clutch and also the butter smooth gear shift compared to the Himalayan. The difference is huge. And I love the torque of the GT
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Old 13th July 2016, 01:11   #123
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Chopra,

The battery indicator coming up does not mean the battery is low. It comes up when the battery is discharging, such as when headlights are on and we are at very low speed. It is just an information to caution you, but not warning you. You can ignore that as long as it is not continuously lit for prolonged periods. Have a good ride!

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The high rpm may come back to haunt once the air breather rubber develops cracks. We need to find a DIY fix for this, the technique suggested by mkovuri mate looks worth a try.
I think the fix that was put on my bike worked. In the past few months, for some jerks in movement, I suspected if this pipe had developed cracks again and needed replacement. But both the times, the mechanic, that pipe is fine since we put the electrical tape on. So I can see the problem is gone for now. How long? Not sure. Good for now

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Old 13th February 2017, 15:42   #125
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Arul, The crash guard looks great on GT, could you provide details of the brand/manufacturer? and any idea if they can ship it?


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I am attaching a few photos that show how the bike looks with the crash guard that I have fixed. This was bought at Quality Metals, Ellis Road.

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Old 13th February 2017, 16:25   #126
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Congrats on the Himalayan!

Last couple of days, have been thinking if it made sense to switch to Himalayan. Since you own both, i think it would be apt to ask you if its a good idea to sell the GT and buy Himalayan.


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May be I will look at the CEAT when I change the rear, provided I keep the bike.
My Himalayan has arrived at the dealership and will go for registration tomorrow. If all goes well should get it in a day or two.

I am happy with the LED setup. Couldn't test it on dark highways since I didn't get to ride in the late evenings. But in the city definitely it throws more light than the halogen.

I will post a photo along with the Himalayan's headlight once I get it. It also has the same wattage, though the reflector seems to be different.


Hi Thanks mate. I will check my bike tomorrow to see if there is any damaage.
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Congrats on the Himalayan!

Last couple of days, have been thinking if it made sense to switch to Himalayan. Since you own both, i think it would be apt to ask you if its a good idea to sell the GT and buy Himalayan.
Hi, If your riding is mostly on highways and stay on saddle for longer duration then I would say Himalayan without any doubt. The comfort it offers can not be matched by GT.

Quality Metals is the manufacturer of the crash guard. I think they specialize in these sort of components. I don't know how their products are distributed
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Thanks Arul, i agree, had taken a short test ride as soon as it was launched and i was impressed with the comfort it offered...

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Hi, If your riding is mostly on highways and stay on saddle for longer duration then I would say Himalayan without any doubt. The comfort it offers can not be matched by GT.
Meanwhile, i had called up "Quality Metals" a while back, since this crash-guard/model was not listed on their website, i shared couple of pictures of your bike (i dint check with you before sharing the pictures, hope its ok).
they gave me the model number of the crash guard, its "#2014". also they provided the dealership details in Mangalore.

It looks like there is a confusion, the mail what i had sent them dint get delivered. now it looks like they referred to some other mail/image and gave me a wrong model#. i shall check with them and update.

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Hi Folks,

I have been sitting on the fence thinking whether I should put my money on a GT or not. I do not have any other contenders in my list so far, I just gave up riding and sold my Avenger 200 couple of months ago but it was easier said than done.

So, coming back to the topic, when I try to find the price online, most of the websites quote the ex-showroom price above 2L. But the www.pricedekho.com website quotes a mouthwatering 1.64L as the ex-showroom price. Any clue how true this can be? If it is true, then I would probably go and book one right away.

They even mention that the price is as of 13/2/2017. How legit this price can be?

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That is a lot of a discount if true. It is almost as cheap as a second hand one.
Send them your details and they are sure to respond one way or another, isn't it? Hope you have test ridden the bike. The torque is the major plus point and of course the styling is really unique.
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That is a lot of a discount if true. It is almost as cheap as a second hand one.
Send them your details and they are sure to respond one way or another, isn't it?
True that. The price they have quoted is too good to be true. I already submitted an online request for the on-road price in my city. Now the waiting game begins to see what the local dealers have to say.

And yes, I already tried my hands on the GT. My cousin got one last year and that is when I realized the fun riding this beast. Before that, I always had apprehensions about riding comfort and all that.

Keeping my fingers crossed. I will keep you all posted about what the local dealers have to say about the pricing.

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After almost three years of ownership and 12K Kms of riding, mostly on the highways I am parting with this bike. I am parting not because I don't like it any less, but because it is difficult to maintain three bikes and for commuting within the city limits Himalayan seems to be a better bet.
I have put it up in OLX for sale. Attaching a couple of photos taken today.
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Arul, am sure its a tough decision, hope the bike finds a caring owner goodluck!

btw, on the crash guard. from the picture it looks like it has started to rust?

Dint hear from Quality metals for months and since i was busy i dint follow-up either. got intouch with them again and they have sent me a quote of 2170Rs. i want to make sure the guard/chrome is not rust prone.

Is it worth the money? Arul your thoughts?

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After almost three years of ownership and 12K Kms of riding, mostly on the highways I am parting with this bike. I am parting not because I don't like it any less, but because it is difficult to maintain three bikes and for commuting within the city limits Himalayan seems to be a better bet.
I have put it up in OLX for sale. Attaching a couple of photos taken today.
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Arul, am sure its a tough decision, hope the bike finds a caring owner goodluck!

btw, on the crash guard. from the picture it looks like it has started to rust?

Dint hear from Quality metals for months and since i was busy i dint follow-up either. got intouch with them again and they have sent me a quote of 2170Rs. i want to make sure the guard/chrome is not rust prone.

Is it worth the money? Arul your thoughts?

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Hi Lohit, it is rusted because of a fall. . Otherwise it is good.
And yes, you are right. It was a tough decision to let go of the bike. Was looking for excuses to keep it, but could not find one
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