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Old 22nd February 2010, 17:53   #211
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LOL That I always knew

What I mean is I dont intend to spend on any add-ons on this bike.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 17:57   #212
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Oh comeon Techno, get the 17" alloy and you are good to go hunting R15's sticky rubber. And then bring back the "young" Techno who would be carving corners like good old days.
Yes yes ... lets do it.
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Old 22nd February 2010, 18:05   #213
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Hey I was carving corners almost like the old days in the recent trip, you should have been there, it was lot of fun

Well if someone is sponcering me the rim & tyre change then am game
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i am riding a friend's RTR 180 nowadays and feel the seat is lower aiding in handling and think it has more to do with 17"
the cost part is!:]
The 180 also has a longer swingarm. so by mixing parts you are going to get something quite different.

17" front on the 160 gives more front bias and a sharper turn-in that the 180 doesn't have.

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Dude, is what I saw on the classifieds really true?
Chances of going "Green" ?

Edit: Just saw the reason.

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Old 8th June 2010, 22:56   #216
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Last weekend took my frineds Apache RTR on my Harihareshwar trip from Dombivli.

1> Total Distance Covered 450
2> Approx Fuel Consumed 10L
3> Top speed 117 Km/Hr (Double seat with the help of slop)
4> There are vibrations till 70 Km/hr but once you cross 80 absolutly no vibration great exhaust beat and bike is comfortable at 90-100 kmph
5> By far best handling bike when it comes to attacking the corners.
6>Very stable at any speed.,amazing areodynamics,hardly any effect of crosswinds and the other bikers were struggling to keep the pace with me.
7>Excellant Torque.
8> Riding postion takes some time to get used to but not very comfortable,but great if you want to attack corners.

Will upload few pictures soon as finding tools to reduce the Pic size
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Old 8th June 2010, 23:27   #217
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Found the tool Easy thumbnails,will upload few pictures now
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TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-tn_img_4602.jpg  

TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-tn_img_4769.jpg  

TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-tn_img_4770.jpg  

TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-tn_img_4783.jpg  

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@parimal-Could you please let us know how old the bike is? Any issues encountered till now? My bike is around a month old and I hear this annoying sound from the front shocks whenever I go over humps/potholes at slightly high speeds. The service center guys have just tightened the stem of the fork, but its still there. This has also led to losing the flickability of the bike :( I heard all kinds of excuse from the mechanics and I've also heard few people complaining about this. Any advise?
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@parimal, great pics and boosts my confidence to take it on a few long rides i have planned. Both would be around 600kms round trip.

@rdna, in the same thread, Techno has mentioned that its a problem with all RTR's due to a flaw in the fork oil hole design. I have the same issue on my RTR as well. Techno has also mentioned that there is no valid fix from the service center and others have widened the hole thru which fork oil is circulated to get rid of the sound.

It is not affecting handling of my bike though and only an irritant when going over pot holes at speeds.
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@rdna,this bike is six months old and has done close to 5k,and absolutely no issues at all,even same problem with this bike, little sound from front fork,really don't know the fix for the same,but its not causing any problem to the handling and ride.

@abhinav,thanks for the comments,take your bike to long ride no issues,this bike is too stable and smooth at high speed,last oil change i used 10-40 grade of Shell which cost me 320/rs,its really good,which one you are using currently..?

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abhinav and parimal - Thanks for the update. I guess I'll just have to get the adjustment loosened a wee bit so that I can have the good old handling back.

@parimal - It's good to see that you are a bit adventurous and could make this trip. Travelogue please
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@abhinav,thanks for the comments,take your bike to long ride no issues,this bike is too stable and smooth at high speed,last oil change i used 10-40 grade of Shell which cost me 320/rs,its really good,which one you are using currently..?
I am currently using the Castrol which is actually Craptrol. Does not even last 1500 kms under hard riding. Planning to switch to shell or valvoline as its due for a service shortly. Will complete the service and leave on one of the long rides
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@rdna..The trip was awesome as some of the roads were very good and the climate was perfect.Travellog am really bat at my writting skills but this time i will give try.
@Abhinav. Check for Motul they have very good range.
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