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Old 29th July 2007, 11:19   #16
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Nice writeup mate, keep it up. Any idea if i cud get the good old Cast Iron 500 Bull, RE says they stopped producing it, none of the dealers in Mumbai have it anyone knows its availablity anywhere, maybe some old stock etc.

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Nice writeup madbullram. I also own one of these masterpeices. And what i have learnt is that you got to give respect to that machine at every thump. Its an addiction once you start riding it, a totally different way of biking with grandpa's technology. hehehe. Enjoy mate!
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it happened to me yeterday. AGAIN!!
i was on reserve and the first bunk that i reached was too crowded.
i decided to fill-up in the next bunk and rode on. (BIG mistake)
exactly equi-distant from both bunks the bull stalled and i had to push her like crazy for atleast a km.

also, the reserve capacity on bullets is a joke!!!
for the mleage that bull's give, the reserver tank should be bigger i guess.
my old STD 350 would run only 8-9KMS on reseve!!
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I cannot believe the original post where he claims ripping bull constantly for 100kmph :shocked: .it must sure take a toll on bull if done constantly for sometime.
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also, the reserve capacity on bullets is a joke!!!
for the mleage that bull's give, the reserver tank should be bigger i guess.
my old STD 350 would run only 8-9KMS on reseve!!
I Am pretty Sure that the new Bikes Now Have a better reserve quantity.
I own a 2006 Electra and the reserve in that holds around 2.25 Lts.

Which models is Yours???
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it happened to me yeterday. AGAIN!!
i was on reserve and the first bunk that i reached was too crowded.
i decided to fill-up in the next bunk and rode on. (BIG mistake)
exactly equi-distant from both bunks the bull stalled and i had to push her like crazy for atleast a km.

also, the reserve capacity on bullets is a joke!!!
for the mleage that bull's give, the reserver tank should be bigger i guess.
my old STD 350 would run only 8-9KMS on reseve!!
I don't know about you, but bullet seems to know exactly when I am skimping on exercise, and make me work out by giving me the honor of pushing the one ton bike to the nearest(?) petrol bunk!

I got a little paranoid after my last push and I almost keep the tank to the brim and refill at every possible opportunity!

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Old 28th October 2008, 17:12   #22
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rangan - there seems to be a problem with your bull's fuel tank or strainer. Bulls has a + 14 ltr (14.25 or 14.5) fuel tank with 1.25 ltrs in reserve. Atleast 1 ltr should be usable in reserve. I ride a 500 with 25 (aprox) kmpl average and have successuly ridden more than 20km in reserve. Change your fuel lines (strainer, tap, tubes etc) and do a tank cleanup. Fill the tank with 2 ltrs and open the tap to colect the petrol in a bottle in mains. Once it hits reserve, turn the knob to reserve and see how much petrol comes out. If it is too less (some 100 - 200 ml) then there must be some issue.
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Old 28th October 2008, 19:25   #23
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Madbullram : I could visualise the entire scene wow. I think no can can express exactly how it feels when they come to know that their ride didnt let them down. Its a kind of proud excitement of the entire ownership !!
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I cannot believe the original post where he claims ripping bull constantly for 100kmph :shocked: .it must sure take a toll on bull if done constantly for sometime.
What is so shocking about that? And why should it take a toll on the bike?
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What is so shocking about that? And why should it take a toll on the bike?
Because Bullets, contrary to popular perception, is not a cruising bike to be ridden constantly at 100 kmph over long distances. No true blood Bulleteer rides like that actually. The Bullet was designed for a time and era when the pace of life was a lot gentler. You can see that in everything about it, starting from the way it is started in the first place. Unless you have the compression perfect and the kick is precise, the bike wouldn't even start. If you can get everything right, it will start with just half a kick - not even a full one - by a child.
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valves will get fry !at max 5 minutes that bull can sustain such "high" speeds.bull 350cc is meant to be a cruiser with comfortable 70-80kmph speed and at times short burst of 100kmph(in std. it will vibrate like hell- my exp).if tappets are tight ,then it is a good recipe for engine seize. :( .

I know @madbullram is kind of experienced guy.so I am waiting to here something from him(if he still visits this forum)
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Incidentally one of the most popular websites on motorcycle travel and trips in India is called 60kph.com !!! lol. It's owned by a Bollywood director called Gaurav Jani. Although they don't officially promote any bike brand, all their bikes are Bullet.
However, they have a caveat on the site saying the name doesn't imply they all ride at 60 kmph. But I think they generally do .
Let me reiterate once again - the Bullet is not about speed. It's about a way of life.
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@others : Now I think @madbullram's bull may got engine modification and other goodies to cross at 60mph consistent. .it is ,indeed possible.here one guy got a 80's bull engine(500cc) modified in such a way that he can rip it consistently 120kmph(claimed).some cylinder-piston kit used from abroad ,I think.also ,porting and more tolerant valve setup may have been done.AFAIK there is some hitchcoke's site in UK which sells such parts collected from india from companies like samrat etc and from delhi's karolbagh sellers.
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I Am pretty Sure that the new Bikes Now Have a better reserve quantity.
I own a 2006 Electra and the reserve in that holds around 2.25 Lts.

Which models is Yours???
mine is electra 4s 2005
it has 1.25 lts as reserve

but, i would like the bull to have a bigger reserve capacity as the range is pretty small even with 1.25 lts, especially on the highways.
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I Am pretty Sure that the new Bikes Now Have a better reserve quantity.
I own a 2006 Electra and the reserve in that holds around 2.25 Lts.

Which models is Yours???
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rangan - there seems to be a problem with your bull's fuel tank or strainer. Bulls has a + 14 ltr (14.25 or 14.5) fuel tank with 1.25 ltrs in reserve. Atleast 1 ltr should be usable in reserve. I ride a 500 with 25 (aprox) kmpl average and have successuly ridden more than 20km in reserve. Change your fuel lines (strainer, tap, tubes etc) and do a tank cleanup. Fill the tank with 2 ltrs and open the tap to colect the petrol in a bottle in mains. Once it hits reserve, turn the knob to reserve and see how much petrol comes out. If it is too less (some 100 - 200 ml) then there must be some issue.
you mean to say that the tank would have fuel, but it isnt quite being delivered??
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