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Old 5th September 2010, 11:57   #646
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Bullet Electra Twin Spark
07/2010 - 3000 Km
45 to 50 Km per Liter (cruising speed 50 to 60kmh)

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delivered in really poor condition! bought it brand new but lacking screws, bolts, first rusty spots, broken battery cover (broke 2 times more since then!!!), the electric starter never worked well from the beginning and finally broke after 2800 Km. this bike is just put together in a horrible quality. thats not what i'm expecting from such a bike.
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Old 6th September 2010, 01:16   #647
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My father on his '57. Not with us anymore....had outlived its life. The photo date to '68.
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Old 6th September 2010, 07:11   #648
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Congratulations for UCE Electra.

A return of 45 kmpl is really good from any RE.
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Old 7th September 2010, 15:52   #649
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Yesterday, Lord Ganesha brought some cheer and enthusiasm for me to shower TLC on my Bullet. Restored the headlight crown (cap) that was stolen in the parking lot of a big city mall few months back.

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Seemingly simple job, this DIY took me about a couple of hours and a broken sealed beam (Minda costs about INR 325/-) plus two trips to REI spares distributor, about 20kms round trip each. Impressed after the effort though .

Hope you guys like this. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

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Old 12th September 2010, 16:21   #651
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Got the bike to complete stock. Will soon be buying the following:

Stock seat for the comfort it offers.
Right side mirror

Finally the skies cleared up. Washed the cafe(now stock) and took some shots in harsh sunshine. Enjoy.

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Old 12th September 2010, 17:47   #652
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Got the bike to complete stock. Will soon be buying the following:

Stock seat for the comfort it offers.
Right side mirror

Finally the skies cleared up. Washed the cafe(now stock) and took some shots in harsh sunshine. Enjoy.

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Are you not going to put the stock rear mud guard?
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Old 12th September 2010, 18:26   #653
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Thats me on my RE 350 bullet electra 5s

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could anyone throw some light on a issue i am facing on my RE thunderbird 2005 50th year edition, the ignition goes down while driving many a times, in that case, i need to park the vehicle in the nearest pavement and then do ON & OFF the key many a time till it shows the "N" signal and then only the bike starts, it can be quite dangerous also at times when the vehicle goes off in the middle of the road at full speed.

Hey i had EXACTLY the same problem. However, i just got my battery terminals cleaned up and my bike was back to normal. No coughing and no sneezing just pure thumping

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Are you not going to put the stock rear mud guard?
Would love to, but the current one is looks quite good with the BSA setup. We plan to replace the front tyre since I still have the original front mudguard with me.

Just a question: Would it be fine to top up the gear oil with 20W50, or do I require SAE90 only?
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Got the bike to complete stock. Will soon be buying the following:

Stock seat for the comfort it offers.
Right side mirror

Finally the skies cleared up. Washed the cafe(now stock) and took some shots in harsh sunshine. Enjoy.
Doesn't look stock to me. I told v12 also to get proper mudguards and set the handlebar properly
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@Gordon- pls get rid of that giant mud flap in front of the engine. It not only murders the looks of your awesome bike, but, also blocks the fresh air on engine (radiator fins) and creates extra opposing thrust while sprinting.

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a@ GORDON'S PICS: Is it a good idea to cut shor the front fender and put a huge screen in front of the engine ! I did'nt get the poit. IMO this would not allow air flow to cool the engine...? pleae explain the logic behind this arrangement.
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...huge screen in front of the engine... pleae explain the logic behind this arrangement.
In MH, particularly in western/coastal parts, people use this arrangement to protect their trousers/lower limbs from mud splash from front wheel during rains. I think it looks very "ghaati ishtyle"

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@Gordon- pls get rid of that giant mud flap in front of the engine. It not only murders the looks of your awesome bike, but, also blocks the fresh air on engine (radiator fins) and creates extra opposing thrust while sprinting.
The flap is for protection. Without it, I and the engine, both would be sprayed with muck.

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Is it a good idea to cut shor the front fender and put a huge screen in front of the engine ! I did'nt get the poit.
The front mudguard was cut-short for the cafe racer styling. The huge screen was added for the rains.
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Gordon, does your mud flap not defeat the whole purpose of an air cooled engine?
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