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Old 21st August 2009, 14:27   #166
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Thanks Amit, I will get these checked hopefully tomorrow.

My bike is very well maintained with most of the services being carried out withing the prescribed KMs. I haven't changed anything yet on my bike either.

The quality seems to have gone down only lately with TVS, Just check out the number of complaints people have on the RTR thread on xBhp.

A friend of mine (Nav75 here) has a Fiero which has clocked now over a Lakh Kms & didnt face any issues with switchgear or anything else but when he recently put up RTR's Switch gear on his Fiero, it too had the high beam pass switch conked in few months.
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I too have a Suzuki fiero that has clocked close to 80 k kms but still running strong. Its one of the most hassle free bikes i have ever come across and can take quite a beating and still keep going. The only major overhaul till date is the rear shock changes and the sprocket replacement and all this with the bike service only probably once a year. It still packs enough punch to get ahead of most other bikes from the start line, but then it eventually runs out of steam for lack of the fifth gear. It is a very stable bike and provides a lot of confidence while taking curves at decent speeds. I was hoping the good characteristics of the suzuki has been passed on to the TVS . I had read that the TVS fiero wasnt as good as the suzuki fiero.
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Old 31st August 2009, 12:58   #168
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Alright the problem is resolved, there is an LN Bolt inside the small hole on side which had gone completely loose mostly becasue of vibrations, the service guy tightened it & its fixed.

He said it could come loose if you carry load(Pillion) often it puts pressure on foot pegs making the bolt/screw go loose.

I am not sure if this is the right reason but if this is then its ridiculous.

Anyways I will make it a point to keep checking this screw/bolt in check
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Whew,thats a relief. But does that mean that if one is riding with a pillion regularly one would need to keep checking if the bolt is tight enough ? Wow, thats a new one.
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That's what he meant but like I said I doubt that & if its true then its really Rubbish R&D
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Alright time for an update, the RTR never fails to surprise me both Positively & negatively.

if you guys remember I had mentioned that during the ride in the first heavy rains, the pass switch stopped working

Now I rode through heavy rains again last evening & the pass switch started Working
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Techno , I had a similar experience last week with my TBTS too...after riding in very heavy rains for a couple of days, my pass switch stopped working...but after a couple of dry days (lol not those ones) it started working again.

The miracles of poor engineering?
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Yep & cost saving techniques.

Btw mine didn't start working in dry days, it stopped in heavy rains & started in heavy rains, some consistency huh
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Alright time for an update, the RTR never fails to surprise me both Positively & negatively.

if you guys remember I had mentioned that during the ride in the first heavy rains, the pass switch stopped working

Now I rode through heavy rains again last evening & the pass switch started Working
The rain washed the dust/dirt that might have accumulated there
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Ok so the first rain got the dust & Dirt & the other one washed it away

Damn if this becomes a routine then I will have to wait for heavy rains every time it stops working
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Ha ha Techno, I guess you must have gone out in the first rain after a few days of dry spell. That would have brought down all the dust and dirt and caused the malfunction. Next rain would have been a cleaner one which cleaned all the dirt :P
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Old 18th September 2009, 23:03   #177
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Techno,

maybe your RTR has "rain"deer genes ! Or maybe it's hinting to you, not to dump your steed for the cage , so lights up only when it rains !
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Come over, lets open the switchgear and spray some WD40.
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LOL Ricci may be that's the case

@Nav- What for? the pass switch works just fine now
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by the way, below is the damage in my pocket lately.. i got a three page bill.. started running-in after 38k kms

Things changed..,
valves/ports,
whole clutch set-up with plates,
front disc + pads,
engine block + piston,
lots of O-rings,
spark plugs,
rear brake assembly with the rubber liner,
de-carbed the whole bike..




Carbon deposit in my piston



Scratches in my cylinder (i believe its because of K&N )



I was too dumb to fit the K&N directly into carburettor.. I did this because to keep it inside the air filter box, I had to cut it a little bit to accommodate the K&N.

The bike is now like brand new.. waiting to complete 1500kms
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