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Old 7th July 2008, 18:04   #76
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Old 7th July 2008, 18:31   #77
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Saw this news on another automotive forum.... A charred R15. Apparently the guy just took his delivery and filled petrol
Very ghastly and raises questions on Quality checks
I guess, that's what happens when people get into the rat race and end up being guinea pigs.

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I only recommend that we do not jump to any conclusions without figuring out what really happened. There are too many variables in this equation including the bike, driver, petrol bunk, so lets wait for a full post-mortem report. Also sabotage cannot be ruled out.
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Old 7th July 2008, 19:22   #79
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Hey Ms001,

Congrats on your new R15, good you stuck to your color of choice. racing blue looks good.

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Congrats ms001. Dont you think the rear tyres could have been a little bigger, would have enhanced the look of it. Give us a review of the servicing too, that should be helpfull to determine the service costs.
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Hey Ms001,

Congrats on your new R15, good you stuck to your color of choice. racing blue looks good.

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thanks Sajan blue is my all time favourite color could not have missed it
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Congrats ms001. Dont you think the rear tyres could have been a little bigger, would have enhanced the look of it. Give us a review of the servicing too, that should be helpfull to determine the service costs.
thanks SWIFTron, the rear tyre may have looked better it was wider , but as far as functionality is concerned it does the job well ,the soft compound just sticks to the road like glue,moreover it has been done to keep the weight in check,will surely update about the service.

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I only recommend that we do not jump to any conclusions without figuring out what really happened. There are too many variables in this equation including the bike, driver, petrol bunk, so lets wait for a full post-mortem report. Also sabotage cannot be ruled out.
i agree with you lets not speculate and wait for the facts to come out
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Yes, you are essentially correct. There are too many variables that have to be taken into account. I guess it is useless to speculate without additional information. As soon as I get any additional info, I'll definitely share it with you. I, as a prospective buyer, will definitely hope that this is one-off freak case.

@ms001: Congrats on your new bike. Ride Safe. Blue looks dashing on a yammie.

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There is one more incident of the 200 kms odo run bike's piston being seized ! in chennai itself .

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There is one more incident of the 200 kms odo run bike's piston being seized ! in chennai itself .
But aren't the pistons of R15 forged ones if i recollect correctly?? How could they seize within 200kms? Even the normal pistons don't suffer from seizures in such short durations.
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Saw this news on another automotive forum.... A charred R15. Apparently the guy just took his delivery and filled petrol
Very ghastly and raises questions on Quality checks
Could it be due to the static discharge?? Plastic fairing.. clothes rubbing against the fairing will create static electricity.

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There is one more incident of the 200 kms odo run bike's piston being seized ! in chennai itself .
Could be due to improper running in combined with chennai heat. It doesn't have a radiator fan, does it?
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Guys, here is an update from my side.

Total kms done so far - 275kms
Max speed - 113
FE[Full tank to tank] - 37-38
Max RPM - 7 - 7.5K

No issues except that of late I hear a small sound somewhere from the bottom of the fairing...kind of mettalic sound and my wrist pain hasnt vanished yet.
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There is one more incident of the 200 kms odo run bike's piston being seized ! in chennai itself .
This could be because the owner over revving the bike. In the break in/running in period, one has to be very careful. During this period, the engine will also heat up more because of friction. I dont see this as a part of manufacturing defect or poor quality control unlike the fire incident.
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hi guys ,
took the delivery of black R15 on 4th july in bangalore, did a little mod to the exhaust and the note is much deeper and better now, changing the rear tire to 120/80/17 as the swingarm does not permit anything broader than a 120, doing subtle changes in the bike , shall post the pics when it's ready.

As far as the initial review is concerned tumbler has excelled in it !
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hi guys ,
took the delivery of black R15 on 4th july in bangalore, did a little mod to the exhaust and the note is much deeper and better now, changing the rear tire to 120/80/17 as the swingarm does not permit anything broader than a 120, doing subtle changes in the bike , shall post the pics when it's ready.

As far as the initial review is concerned tumbler has excelled in it !
cheers!

Congrats ashrafaliek on getting the R15..
post some pics of the modded R 15 esp the mod that you have done to the exhaust.
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