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Old 19th August 2008, 17:49   #76
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Congrats!! Good choice of colour. Waiting for the photos.
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Yes i got the bike in the evening. It's a great bike smooth, torquey, has presence and it has a big bike feel and i am enjoying it! I will post the photos tomorrow.
Congrats SHANKAR,enjoy your self

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How do i remove the front fairing/headlamp of the Karizma? I need to get access to the headlamp bulb holder so that i can change the bulb.
Open you the screws on the fairing(they are visible on top,near the tank),It will come out as one piece,Then you can easily change the bulbs
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Old 19th August 2008, 19:44   #78
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Yep already did the experiment of removing the two screws and two bolts (under the fairing) and the whole thing came off as an assembly.

Changed the bulb with Phillips Rally 90/100 and it's lighting up the roads pretty well. I really really hope the battery doesn't get exhausted because this morning i removed the kick starter assembly too. Now if the batt goes down i will have to push start it LOL

Many thanks to Technocrat for the lighting tips

Srijit, i will catch up with you tomorrow man! I'm sorry i couldn't make it today.

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Changed the bulb with Phillips Rally 90/100 and it's lighting up the roads pretty well. I really really hope the battery doesn't get exhausted
Get a cutout and a ceramic holder.. Also make sure you never use your starter with the lights on.. Also get a better horn..
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Get a cutout and a ceramic holder.. Also make sure you never use your starter with the lights on.. Also get a better horn..
I am told that a relay is not required and it has been tried and tested.

After the light upgrade i went for a ride and i noticed that the headlamp dims a little bit when the brake lamp lights up. This makes me want to try the 55/60 headlamp bulb.

Changing the bulbs is a big bother..
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Change to 55/60. You don't need a relay for that. But I strongly suspect that 90/100 will screw up things. It really an overhead for battery/wires/reflector etc unless properly modified.
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Technocrat has been using his Karizma with a 90/100W bulb before he sold the bike. He didn't say he had any issues.

Anyways i'll try a 55/60 bulb and see how the lighting is. I plan to go for H4 HID kit sometime in the near future.
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Yes I had this(90\100w bulb) on my bike for around 4+ months & faced no issues.

I had observed diming of lights but it was not very noticeable.

Just keep the battery in good health

Sankar why did you remove the Kick? I know the self is really good on ZMA but still.

For battery do put relays in place.

Waiting for a detailed report & pics
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Old 20th August 2008, 22:03   #84
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Met up with Sankar and redfire today. Took a ride on his bike and it looks and feels really nice. Sadly he didnt tell me that he was following the MotoTune method of breaking the bike in, otherwise I would have tried with a bit more speed Anyway, that is for next time.
This is how the bike looks.
Cancelled RTR Fi booking going for ZMA EDIT: ZMA now Bought-img_0097.jpg

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An AVL beside it.

And he didnt tell you his future plans about mods ?
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Hehe... Srijit you beat me to posting my own bike's photographs! Yep that AVL belongs to a friend, it's a beauty!

I'm liking the 90/100W bulb. Sometimes when i apply the brakes the headlight dims a bit but it's kind of okay i'm getting used to it.

Can someone recomend a better handlebar for the Karizma, i am not looking for any clip ons but something better. What i have in my mind as of now is the old KB100/125's handlebar and the Pulsar 200's handlebar. Any better choices?
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Yes i got the bike in the evening. It's a great bike smooth, torquey, has presence and it has a big bike feel and i am enjoying it! I will post the photos tomorrow.
Sankar congrats!!! have fun with the bike..cheers:
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Congrats Sankar.. Enjoy ridin!!
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Here are a few pics of my ride from my side

I'm not very fond of the Yellow dials but in this photo i like the contrast of the Yellow against the Black. It's not bad.
Cancelled RTR Fi booking going for ZMA EDIT: ZMA now Bought-pdr_0003.jpg

It looks clean in this angle with the kick starter removed. The chrome kickstarter, if present, against the black background is an eyesore.
Cancelled RTR Fi booking going for ZMA EDIT: ZMA now Bought-pdr_0015.jpg

Finding use for the helmet lock.
Cancelled RTR Fi booking going for ZMA EDIT: ZMA now Bought-pdr_0020.jpg

Headlight upgraded to 90/100 for better visibility. And it works!
Cancelled RTR Fi booking going for ZMA EDIT: ZMA now Bought-pdr_0022.jpg

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Can someone recomend a better handlebar for the Karizma, i am not looking for any clip ons but something better. What i have in my mind as of now is the old KB100/125's handlebar and the Pulsar 200's handlebar. Any better choices?
The 200 handle bar touches the fairing when fixed, plus its really uncomfy after a while. So you can chuck this from your options! But what is it that you want to achieve by changing the handle bar? Do you want a sportier stance or just want something different looking?

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It looks clean in this angle with the kick starter removed. The chrome kickstarter, if present, against the black background is an eyesore.
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Solution: Paint the kick black , but seriously you should consider putting it back. Coz you never know when the battery might suddenly give up on you (although that does'nt happen frequently though)
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