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Old 1st January 2009, 16:55   #391
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my bike is in jodhpur. No tracks there as far as I know. I might take it to Delhi though. Would be a nice road trip. I am sure there will be some tracks in Delhi.
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Old 9th January 2009, 21:58   #392
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Finally got my bike from service after a horrific crash at the racetrack.

Got a bill of Rs.9197. The entire side panel, one indicator, the front assembly, one side view mirror, rear grab handle, fork mending, front no. plate, and some other small parts included.

Got an initial quotation of around 20k, so I am very happy with the service bill.
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Bumping up an old thread. Just noticed some stuff on the R15.

A) The "diagnostics" module beneath the seat (that sends critical info to the ECU & back to the speedo console, showing up check lights, malfunction codes, etc) is da-yum expensive, at 25 grand...!!! Yes. A 2 and a 1/2 cm piece of electronic equipment.

B) The battery, a Tata green SMF, is a 2.0 ampere one. I'm shocked. Running full DC electricals, with such a small battery is incredibly, um...ridiculous (check out the first pic)?

C) Saw the mechanicals of the R15. Did some R&D myself. Although the design is really contemporary and the mechanicals so-so, the wiring is off the hook. In other words, a bit complex. I'd really like to see this bike's performance & reliability 3 years down the line.

And oh, yes. On a lighter note. Ever seen a R15 with a side pannier/suitcase..? Check out the second pic...
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Nice pics Veyron. I've been wanting to see some shots of the R15 under the skin. Post more of the chassis if you have them.

Battery may have been downsized in the interest of size and weight.
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Battery may have been downsized in the interest of size and weight.
Yes & to such an extent that you cant put a bigger battery
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Hi,

i knew its off topic to ask here.. but any one knew abt any confirmed news that r125 is getting launched in india? sooner?...
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I don't think so yamaha is going to launch the r125 in india.
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Dear friends, I have received a recall for my Jan 2009 R15 for a radiator replacement. Apparently a bike from the 20P01 batch (Original Indonesian manufactured??? 2008 batch) has burnt down to a cinder due to a radiator leak when a clamp put in to mount/protect the horn ??? puntured it.
The service centre guy is a friend of mine and has off the record told me that the new Indian radiators are far poorer in quality than the originals and hence if I have no issues with my radiator, it would be counter-productive going in for the free replacement. He is however willing to do my bidding.
The Radiator replacement (original cost is Rs 7000) is free and I have just to pay for the Coolant which should be just a little over a hundred rupees.
REAL DILEMMA. PLEASE HELP IF YOU HAVE UNDERGONE THE REPLACEMENT OR KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
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@astro-- If you aren't facing any problem, you can go w/o a replacement, but do visit the SVC & get your horn mounted off the radiator & put it some place else with the help of a clamp.
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I had my bike serviced recently and had the spark plug replaced. The bike had been behaving weird sine then with jerky acceleration, heating & loss of power. Today on an empty road I heard few sparks and stopped to check. Was shocked to find that there were electrical arcing near the plug. spark plug was arcing with the head and a burnt out a bit of the casing. Hearing incidents of burnt r15, I am wondering if this could be a reason. There is a rubber protector near the plug but it was not fully covering the plug. Going to the service centre on Monday to have it checked out.
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I had my bike serviced recently and had the spark plug replaced. The bike had been behaving weird sine then with jerky acceleration, heating & loss of power. Today on an empty road I heard few sparks and stopped to check. Was shocked to find that there were electrical arcing near the plug. spark plug was arcing with the head and a burnt out a bit of the casing. Hearing incidents of burnt r15, I am wondering if this could be a reason. There is a rubber protector near the plug but it was not fully covering the plug. Going to the service centre on Monday to have it checked out.
Your Spark plug cap worth Rs 70 is faulty causing a shorting of the spark to the body after a supposedly normal 5 minutes. The Sparking sound comes from the grill on the right side fairing. The bike jerks, loses power and may stall. After waiting a few minutes for the unit to cool the bike behaves normally for a few minutes before behaving in the same manner again.
I replaced my spark plug cap recently.
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Its crucial to look for anything weird when you get the bike out of service. The service guys are always ready with a bill waiting for us to pay and leave the place. No need to be a nice guy with them it could cost you your life. Be stiff faced, ask him what all was changed, how was it done, where are the replaced part. Ask him where what goes. You will be amazed that at the end of these questions there will be number of faults you will make out. You wont be able to pick out these problems if you do not known your bike.
Start to know what you own.
R15s are great bikes. some under maintained bikes puts it to a shame.
I raced a R15, these machines are built to give what a 20yr old craves. Definitely not a replacement for a super bike.
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I own a 2008 Yamaha R15, Needless to say V1. These days, Radiator fan starts after riding the bike for about 1 km and remains on till the time I reach the destination. This is abnormal since it wasn't the case earlier. What should I get checked? Coolant replaced recently.

Thanks in advance.

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I own a 2008 Yamaha R15, Needless to say V1. These days, Radiator fan starts after riding the bike for about 1 km and remains on till the time I reach the destination. This is abnormal since it wasn't the case earlier. What should I get checked? Coolant replaced recently.

Thanks in advance.
The radiator could be clogged or most probably the thermostat valve is sticking/not opening completely.
Is the engine overheating ?
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