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Old 27th October 2007, 02:05   #16
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Hey nice to see another Apache RTR 160 owner.Brother I will suggest you dont go for any cosmetic mods . This bike rocks at its stock looks IMHO. Instead invest your money on performance mods like K&N air filter,up sized jet, tubeless tyre ,switch to synthetic oil etc. You will definitely be more satisfied & enjoying your ride.
Dont want to jack your thread but I am also planing for K&N air filter, up sized jet but I have few doubts can somebody will throw light on them?
1)My bike is just 7 days & 210 Kms old is it advisable on new engine or should I go for it after its first 1000 Kms ?
2)How much performance gain will be there Vs how much drop in fe will be there ?
3)Is there any any other reputed brand available for bikes (like for cars Green Cotton)
4)Where can I buy & get it fitted in Pune?price if possible!!
5)I want switch to synthetic oil, wrt to Kms when should I do it ?Which brand ?
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Old 27th October 2007, 17:46   #17
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Hey nice to see another Apache RTR 160 owner.Brother I will suggest you dont go for any cosmetic mods . This bike rocks at its stock looks IMHO. Instead invest your money on performance mods like K&N air filter,up sized jet, tubeless tyre ,switch to synthetic oil etc. You will definitely be more satisfied & enjoying your ride.
Dont want to jack your thread but I am also planing for K&N air filter, up sized jet but I have few doubts can somebody will throw light on them?
1)My bike is just 7 days & 210 Kms old is it advisable on new engine or should I go for it after its first 1000 Kms ?
2)How much performance gain will be there Vs how much drop in fe will be there ?
3)Is there any any other reputed brand available for bikes (like for cars Green Cotton)
4)Where can I buy & get it fitted in Pune?price if possible!!
5)I want switch to synthetic oil, wrt to Kms when should I do it ?Which brand ?
Congrats on acquiring the RTR!!
1. Yup, wait till 1000 or 1500 kms.
2. Gain from K&N alone wont be much; you might not even feel it. Not sure about FE drop.
4. K&N. There is one more, i cant remember the name.
5. Switch to synthetic after about 700kms. Motul is supposed to be good.
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Old 27th October 2007, 21:38   #18
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4. K&N. There is one more, i cant remember the name.
5. Switch to synthetic after about 700kms. Motul is supposed to be good.
Other than k&n, there are HP and Proton filters.....other brands I dont know about, and even out of these two, I have only seen proton filter....any HP filter user here?

And I would suggest waiting until at least 1500-2000 kms are covered to change over to synthetic oil. Let the running in get over fully. Until then, make at least 2 or 3 oil changes with normal oil itself. And the same applies to k&n, wait until the running in is over.

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Old 27th October 2007, 23:26   #19
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dude forget the synthetic oils use the Castrol GTX 20w50 or the shell helix 20w50 grade oil and be happy with it for at least 10k kms change it periodically at every 2000kms or less if you ride at higher rpms and if you are still unhappy then try the synthetic ones
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put and engine cover....remove the rear view mirrors, put a 140 mm rear tyre (or bigger ) if possible...youve already painted your wheels red...try orange may look good as well..also try converting it to lpg to get better mileage....and post pics so it can be shifted to the whacky threa or....

jus enjoy your bike the way it is and remind your self its not a sports bike.
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Old 28th October 2007, 23:39   #21
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bhai revtech no offense here but i would not suggest some one to remove their rear view mirrors in fact i would recommend to keep them on, on any bike they are a must i feel and one should make it a habit to use them riding with or without helmets while riding for we at times ride rough and they could be life savers!

i dont feel good seeing bikes with out them and riders often turn their heads while taking turns and all it feels bad!

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Why Why Why? the RTR is sheer perfection -- it looks modded already. Changing the color of the alloys seems like the only decent idea.

Crap all other plans and Enjoy the bike as is.. My Personal suggestion
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Old 29th October 2007, 00:20   #24
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put and engine cover....remove the rear view mirrors, put a 140 mm rear tyre (or bigger ) if possible...youve already painted your wheels red...try orange may look good as well..also try converting it to lpg to get better mileage....and post pics so it can be shifted to the whacky threa or....

jus enjoy your bike the way it is and remind your self its not a sports bike.
While reading the first few lines, i was shocked to see that you advised him to do those things!! Man, 140mm rear tyre is
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i agree with rider60,pls dont remove the rear view mirror, its an essential thing on a bike.i dont know how it would make a bike aesthetically appealing if you remove the rear view mirror.
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put and engine cover....remove the rear view mirrors, put a 140 mm rear tyre (or bigger ) if possible...youve already painted your wheels red...try orange may look good as well..also try converting it to lpg to get better mileage....and post pics so it can be shifted to the whacky threa or....

jus enjoy your bike the way it is and remind your self its not a sports bike.
LOL good one revtech. You guys missed the point of his post.
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bhai revtech no offense here but i would not suggest some one to remove their rear view mirrors in fact i would recommend to keep them on, on any bike they are a must i feel and one should make it a habit to use them riding with or without helmets while riding for we at times ride rough and they could be life savers!

i dont feel good seeing bikes with out them and riders often turn their heads while taking turns and all it feels bad!
was being sarcastic...guess u missed that..

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LOL good one revtech. You guys missed the point of his post.


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Thank You All!
My Bike gets dirty everyday, so when it will be washed I'll take a pic of it and post here!
Thanks Again.
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Please Tell me about that engine cover!
What type of?
What shape?
etc.
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Get the engine cover from the Adreno. Paint it red. Then post some pics.

Also did you get that 140 mm tyre yet ?
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