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Old 15th February 2011, 18:57   #76
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The bikes look like identical twins!!
More pics coming up?

And like technocrat pointed out, the 'jeep' is a modded Bolero, seems 'lifted' as well. Must say though, very tastefully done!
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@Dry Ice- Check out the exhaust of abhinav's. A more closer pic would have done justice, but we were busy soaking in the scenery
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The bikes look like identical twins!!
More pics coming up?
Thanks! Have a few more pics. Will let rdna decide what he wants to post and then post the rest.

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And like technocrat pointed out, the 'jeep' is a modded Bolero, seems 'lifted' as well. Must say though, very tastefully done!
The words I was looking for!! It was not over done and looked very good.

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@Dry Ice- Check out the exhaust of abhinav's. A more closer pic would have done justice, but we were busy soaking in the scenery
Exactly! We never even clicked a pic of ours with the bike etc. We were only soaking up the scenery and enjoying the twisties
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Not wishing to play spoil-sport or play nagging granny, but please get used to riding with RVM's.

Once you get used, it won't be a hindrance/bother and in-fact you won't be able to ride w/o one.

I too ride in congested areas and never has my RVM grazed anything. You got to take a bit wider margin.

Cheers & all the best
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.....but please get used to riding with RVM's.
point taken! I normally don't go on long rides without the RVM. This was a spur of the moment decision taken on the night of Friday to ride out on Sat early morning. So did not have time to fix the mirrors. Need to get used to them in the city though which is proving tough, not when riding but when parking!!!
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Folks, need your help/advice with an issue I am facing with the bike.

The front of the bike judders on hard braking. It does not lose balance or any such. Is it a case of replacing the fork oil or am i in for any nasty surprise?

The bike has not had a fall or crash (touch wood!!) and nothing has changed since the last year that I have owned the bike with regards to the riding conditions. The bike is in its 3rd year now and this juddering has started only about a week back.

Else the bike is doing great and is a fun to ride every opportunity that I get.
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Folks, need your help/advice with an issue I am facing with the bike.

The front of the bike judders on hard braking. It does not lose balance or any such. Is it a case of replacing the fork oil or am i in for any nasty surprise?

The bike has not had a fall or crash (touch wood!!) and nothing has changed since the last year that I have owned the bike with regards to the riding conditions. The bike is in its 3rd year now and this juddering has started only about a week back.

Else the bike is doing great and is a fun to ride every opportunity that I get.
Hey Abhinav,
I hope you are not in for a surprise, but this might be a case of the front shocks only for sure,
I had faced a similar issue, they opened up the font suspension system and said a set of ball bearings (i dont know why they are required there) had gone kaput, they replaced it for Rs 60 and refit the assembly and voila the problem was gone
Now i was under warranty so they did not charge any servicing cost to me but in your case they will
If i am not wrong the suspension system of Apache is different from the usual bikes so please go get it checked up at service center
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Hey Abhinav,
I hope you are not in for a surprise, but this might be a case of the front shocks only for sure,
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If i am not wrong the suspension system of Apache is different from the usual bikes so please go get it checked up at service center

Thanks Sridhar. That was some good to know info. I will get it checked over the weekend for sure. And fingers x'd hope its nothing major.
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Folks, need your help/advice with an issue I am facing with the bike.

The front of the bike judders on hard braking. It does not lose balance or any such. Is it a case of replacing the fork oil or am i in for any nasty surprise?

The bike has not had a fall or crash (touch wood!!) and nothing has changed since the last year that I have owned the bike with regards to the riding conditions. The bike is in its 3rd year now and this juddering has started only about a week back.

Else the bike is doing great and is a fun to ride every opportunity that I get.
I want to check out if it's the same kind happening on my bike now

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Hey Abhinav,
I hope you are not in for a surprise, but this might be a case of the front shocks only for sure,
I had faced a similar issue, they opened up the font suspension system and said a set of ball bearings (i dont know why they are required there) had gone kaput, they replaced it for Rs 60 and refit the assembly and voila the problem was gone
Now i was under warranty so they did not charge any servicing cost to me but in your case they will
If i am not wrong the suspension system of Apache is different from the usual bikes so please go get it checked up at service center
It's at least good to know that the cost is less. Enough of this stupid bike. I'm selling it off
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I want to check out if it's the same kind happening on my bike now
You are welcome to try it on any Sat.

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It's at least good to know that the cost is less. Enough of this stupid bike. I'm selling it off
Given the no. of issues you have had with the bike, no wonder mate. But wait at least until the PG driven is replaced and check if it resolves the major issue. Then decide on selling it off.

Which bike next? GS150R??

EDIT: Just noticed in your thread that the part is already replaced. So give it a few days/weeks and then take the final call.

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^Would it be possible to hold back on the check with the mechanic till Sat? Let me come down to your place and check it out
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The juddering has reduced by itself magically. Though i had a close watch today when riding, it was not evident.

Nevertheless will get it checked over the weekend.

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Done! Ring me or text me and we can meet up.
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Due to a last minute plan to go to Coorg tomorrow by bike, I got the bike checked and did a routine service of oiling and greasing. During this time, i asked the mechanic to top up the fork oil. He put 10ml of oil in each fork.

Viola!! On the ride to office, no matter how hard i braked, i could not notice the juddering issue. Hope it stays that way!!!
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Now that is some good news abhinav,hey folks i am planning for a tyre change-both front and rear..i have decided to put tubeless tyres..any suggestions ???
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Now that is some good news abhinav,hey folks i am planning for a tyre change-both front and rear..i have decided to put tubeless tyres..any suggestions ???
Thanks Shridhar. As per the suggestions I got below are a few options for the tubeless tires:

Michelin M45
Michelin Pilot Sport
Dunlop Geo Cruiser


You can check them both and decide which one you want to go for.

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