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Old 5th December 2008, 05:34   #121
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They are now offering RTR carb with disc in Thane/Mumbai/Kalyan too. That matt black helmet looks good? What brand and how much?

Changing out the rim with the tire doesn't make sense at all to me. Are those radial tires? In that case it means that people here have no expertise of changing bike radial tires and balancing them.
Hey fz6.Congrats on your new bike.My helmet is from cross.It set me back around Rs 3200.I have no clue about tyres.
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I have used Motul 300V FL for my Apache for 7K kms.... it was really good...remarkable difference! Initially I must admit that I dint get any big difference. Then I gave the bike for a routine service to the service center where they replaced some parts w.r.t transmission ...and wow... the bike was super smooth....

Just keep n mind that you get the best results when you have completely drained the engine oil and also replaced the oil filter (34bucks).

Btw, My fi has completed just <700kms but I have changed the oil twice first time was after the compeletion of 200kms and then i changed it again at 550.

TVS Tru4 ->Castrol(Basic)-> and now using Veedol Super swift (Semi Synth)

PS : I am right now riding both the Apache and the fi ...and it never fails to amaze me what TVS has done to the original apache. My bike feels like a nice commuter with strong and gruff engine while the fi feels ready to hit the track! and that exhaust note....its simply the best 4 stroke note in the country....right up there with 'the original' - fiero (imo)
So your 2 oil changes within the 1st 500 km seem to indicate that you have used Motoman's breakin method? So hows the kpl and performance and smoothness?
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Hey fz6.Congrats on your new bike.My helmet is from cross.It set me back around Rs 3200.I have no clue about tyres.
Does it have removable and washable liners?
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Techno its not about lean but the speeds you managed - as long as you got that, wonder why you say that you need to better how you take curves
I know man, It was for those who think leaning means more speed which is not the case everytime
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Does it have removable and washable liners?
I have no idea what that is.Could you be more specific?
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I believe he is asking about the liners in helmet.
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Old 6th December 2008, 18:19   #127
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I believe it is washable.Guess,my idling is set at 1100 rpm but after riding for about 10 mins at 3-4k rpm it automatically comes to 2.5k rpm.This will decrease mileage.

Should i get it checked in showroom or does it happen in all bikes?
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It happens in mine & have heard others reporting it too. so I guess its RTR's character feature
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The rising RPM issue is strange! Did the TVS mechs say anything regarding it when you reported.
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No he didnt say anything & gave an expression which made me feel that its common.

I will prod him during next service.
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Today, the air pressure in my bike's tyre kept reducing.I filled air like 2-3 times.I took it to the dealership and got it checked.He told me that it was due to a faulty pin and he replaced it.
Also there was a transparent pipe hanging below my bike,got that fixed as well.Guys give some tips on how to maintain the bike well.I havent crossed 50 kmph due to running period condition.
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Hey guys I took some pics of my bike.I have removed the RVMs and the saree guard.

TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-pc111152.jpg

TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-pc111146.jpg

TVS Apache RTR - Initial Ownership Report EDIT: Fun on Twisties, Pics on Pg7-pc111155.jpg

Guys still waiting for some tips on how to maintain the bike well.


By the way,I touched 66kmph before 1000kms.Will this incident ruin my bike?

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Nice pics but You should not have removed the RVMs.

Yeah doing 66 kph once in a while is fine.
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He he he, I would have done 66+66 = 132 by now
Hard run-in works for me.
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GOt the 2nd service done this weekend. Oddo reading was at 23xx kms

The bike has got a lot smoother now with tappet sound gone down considerably
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