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Old 21st July 2008, 18:06   #211
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yeah JK!...never mind...will update you guys with the filter.

I would get the crash bungs first if I were you. cheers: They protect the faring of the bike.
They look something like this. Ask Yamaha if you can fix these on the R15.
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Old 21st July 2008, 18:52   #212
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Gregory, those things are not available at my place or else I would have done that in the 1st place.I just got the call from my dealer that the bike cant accomodate RC1100 so I will be fitting the RC1060[conical] .
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Gregory, those things are not available at my place or else I would have done that in the 1st place.I just got the call from my dealer that the bike cant accomodate RC1100 so I will be fitting the RC1060[conical] .
Get those bungs from some online motorcycle parts dealer.

IMO the R1060 would be 'too' small for a high revving bike like the R15. My suggestion is to go in for replacement K&N filters if available. Otherwise fit a bigger bigger K&N.
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You will not get the frame sliders in the US. Even if you do, you will have to drill a hole on the fairing exactly in front of the spot where you can screw it on. You can try in the UK where they have the 125R.
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Guys, what is the top speed you managed so far? Please keep us updated on that.
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Old 22nd July 2008, 17:31   #216
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Shankar - Actually I was planning to get RC1100 hich is bigger than 1060 but due to not enough space in the air filter box I guess Iam getting the RC 1060.One of my friend got it fitted.HE said there is an all round improvement but nothing exceptional.

Proxima - My top speed is 127[w/pillion]
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I for one think it to be the other way round! R15 being a 6speed should have a short ratio gearbox hence making is quicker.

I think the zma and the p220 should be faster though.

Just my 2 cents.

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hmm Thats an interesting piece of info. I haven't ridden the R15 but somehow I feel its not as powerful as the P220, it may be faster but certainly not quicker than the P220
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Noticed that the R15 has an exposed chain. Do you guys have trouble with dirt clogging up on it? Although it looks good it must be a PITA for maintenance.
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Shankar - Actually I was planning to get RC1100 hich is bigger than 1060 but due to not enough space in the air filter box I guess Iam getting the RC 1060.One of my friend got it fitted.HE said there is an all round improvement but nothing exceptional.

Proxima - My top speed is 127[w/pillion]
Okay.. but i have my doubts with the filter.

How accurate is the R15 digital speedometer? From what i've heard and read the Pulsar has got the most accurate of the digital speedometers. TVS' speedos are very much error prone i know of one bike that has the recorded top speed as 160kph.. lol And i have read about this issue elsewhere too. I will have to wait till someone cross references the R15's digital speedo with a speed gun.

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Noticed that the R15 has an exposed chain. Do you guys have trouble with dirt clogging up on it? Although it looks good it must be a PITA for maintenance.
It's on O-Ring chain that's the reason why it's exposed.
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Noticed that the R15 has an exposed chain. Do you guys have trouble with dirt clogging up on it? Although it looks good it must be a PITA for maintenance.
yep its a headache, needs to cleaned and lubed regularly more so because of the rains
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I for one think it to be the other way round! R15 being a 6speed should have a short ratio gearbox hence making is quicker.

I think the zma and the p220 should be faster though.

Just my 2 cents.

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I found this on you tube.
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I found this on you tube.
guess R 15 ran out of road before it could be put on the 6th gear..
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guess R 15 ran out of road before it could be put on the 6th gear..
or did it run out of horses

Watch this video

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R 15[with K&N and syn.oil] - 1000 +kms Review [with 1st service done at 750kms]

Perfomance - The bike is fast and even though its low end rorque is nothing to write home about it will make up when you are in the higher rpm band.Now since everyone is interested in knowing how the bike perfoms against Zma,220 and 200 I will speak about that. What Iam telling here is just my opinions and Iam speaking in the light of doing some extensive rides along 220's,Zma, 200 etc.
IF the question is which is faster ie outright power ,I wont be too surprised if the 220 or a Zma with K&N overtakes me in a drag but if they beat an R 15 in real road conditions ie curves etc I will blame it on the incompetent rider.Infact after changing to K&N and syn oil I think it will even beat Zma and 220's with litle sweat on drags and totally leave them for dead on the twisties.But I must admit that the Zma and 220 are a lot more TORQUEY.
R 15 is more like the OHC which has a bad low end.

Servicing and complaints - Well, no complaints actually except for the chain which picks up dirt easily and when it picks up dirt it gives an irritating sound.I had to take it twice for cleaning[which they did promptly] in the first 300kms.But suprisingly after that even I have ridden it through dirty roads there are no issues from the chain.

1st service was promptly done and I changed the oil filter[Rs430] and changed to Syn oil.The bike is more smoother and faster now.Not sure about any improvement in FE though.
Forgot to add, I had a punctured tyre on the 3rd day.Maybe something to do with the soft tyres.Not sure about this though.

After gettign the K&N filter[RC 1060] there is an overall improvement ie its more free revving now.Couldnt ride much with the K&N so Iam just tellign the 1st impressions.Total cost Rs1650 for the filter and rs 100 for some pip and installation was free as I knew the guy.THe install is very neat and the filter is placed in the stock airbox.


FE [Without K&N]- I have tested with all types of riding except after the install of K&N. FE calculated by full tnk to full tank method.
HArd riding[to the MAX] - 33
Fast riding - 37
Sedate and smooth - 40

Sankar - The digtal meter is as accurate as the pulsar because I compared it side by side with the 200 and 220.

HEre are some pics with Zmas and 220's for the sake of comparison of looks.

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Old 23rd July 2008, 22:11   #225
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R15; a nice one for Yamaha
but for the looks I feel the front does not match the rear
the rear looks are very slim when you have a look, especially when you see the rear tyre
seems like a person with a lady model legs and a muscle man upper body
that should explain a bit why the bike throws a lot mud
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