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Old 7th November 2008, 16:21   #16
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why not i used to geat solid 32-35kmpl on my t bird

if u really wanna save dont buy a RD350
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Guys,

This was a just a gentle joke. I ride a bullet and i will defend her against any one.

But just look at who is writing the post, and in what spirit.

And its a fact that bulls are low on mileage and high on maintainance. So there is no argument on that.

Anways a small tip I have relized how to sip the most out of my bull is

1) Hi - speed fuel does not make a difference on my old bull, so Ignore and avoid expnsive fuel

2) Simple things like : monthly cleaning (with jet spray) increases mileage

3) ensure oil levels are high.

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And its a fact that bulls are low on mileage and high on maintainance. So there is no argument on that.


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Anways a small tip I have relized how to sip the most out of my bull is

1) Hi - speed fuel does not make a difference on my old bull, so Ignore and avoid expnsive fuel

2) Simple things like : monthly cleaning (with jet spray) increases mileage

3) ensure oil levels are high.
True for almost every bike available in India.

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Old 7th November 2008, 17:35   #19
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You are tell me (a person who rides a bullet) that a bullet his low on maintainance and high in fuel efficiency ?

Maybe then mine is not a bullet.

I rest my case.

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Bike: tB July 2003
Removed the odo console so I only have an estimate that its done about 70k+ kms.

Third rear tire.
Second front tire.

Third Chain.
Second Sprocket set.

Third rear brake shoes.
Second front disc pads.

One gear wheel for controlling the tappents that cost me Rs 200.
Carb intake manifold cost less than 150.

The rod connecting the foot pegs. cost 54.
Foot pegs second or third set. I sometimes graze them while turning.

Front shock bushes.
Replaced rear shocks with gas filled absorbers.

Rear View mirrors changed.
Seat cover.

Fourth or Fifth clutch cable. Most are preventive changes.
Lost the cable in traffic only once.
I still rode the bike about 30 kms in city traffic to get to my mechanic.

Silencer broke after it grazed the road during a ghat turn.
So changed it to another stock silencer.
Currently on a experiment with my friends retro.

Oil is Magnatec.
Chain likes WD 40.
Clutch is topped using fork oil.
Regular Gear oil.



I rest my case on maintainance costs.
This thread is not about a bike but about milage.
This is my last post on this topic.

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Old 8th November 2008, 00:07   #21
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Checked the mileage of my Karizma today and i am surprised that i got 42kmpl on my last refueling. I was not riding as if to extract the most mileage i was riding as i usually do exercising my right wrist often. But still i got 42??!! Even after upjetting and the airfilter. Bike is definitely not running lean and the performance has improved much from stock. I don't want this much mileage lol

With TPS disconnected the best i got was 39, checked many weeks ago. I reconnected the TPS couple of weeks back.
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lol, if you dont want that much mileage, then pour some of the petrol into my tank. That should take care of both our problems
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I meant i can still live with 30kmpl if my bike will pop a wheelie in 5th gear Hehehe...
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Sankar either you forgot intial reading or you forgot how to calculate mileage
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Sankar either you forgot intial reading or you forgot how to calculate mileage
lol my thought the same. how did you manage 42 people I spoke to said they dont get more than 30 on theirs.

Did that UNI filter and exhaust (modification) do something ? cheers:
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Guys, even i am amazed at the fuel economy. 42 is not fiction, earlier when i did a run with TPS disconnected and during the initial jetting days i got 39. Now the present state of tune is kept stable since the last couple of weeks and i am running with TPS connected and that pulse air system completely removed. The present combination of various things is working well that's all i know. it's not a calculation error for sure Anyways i shall check once more and let you know.

Another thing. When the vacuum feed to Pulse air valve was disconnected (meaning the valve shouldn't work and the system was still connected, there was popping from the exhaust during deceleration. But after i removed that whole thing the popping completely disappeared.

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Sankar lolz there is no way you can achieve that mileage with those heavy pirelli sd's, empty your tank pour in a litre of fuel and carry a half litre spare fuel with you. you will be convinced yourself with the results.
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Er.. the two smileys above this line summarises what i feel now.. hehehe

The mileage is not 42 it is 39kmpl.. well it was a calculation error. I filled up with normal fuel last time but when i did the math i thought i had used XtraPremium and used it's rate.

Trip meter was set to 0km when the bike hit reserve then i filled up for 200 bucks which got me 3.8 liters of normal fuel. The bike again hit reserve at 149km on the trip meter. And the fuel mileage now stands corrected at 39kmpl. Still impressive enough for me.

This time i filled up with 1.9 liters of normal fuel. let me see when the bike is gonna hit reserve now.
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The bike hit reserve this evening and the trip meter reading was 228 the previous reading was 149. The distance done is 79km and the fuel used was 1.9 liters. So the fuel mileage this time is 41.5kmpl.

Filled up 3.8 liters of fuel this time.

Edit: This time around i didn't go WOT all the time, but i wasn't going slow either. The ride was mostly done in between the speed ranges of 60 to 100 and most of the time needle between 80 and 100.

When the bike hit reserve i noted the trip meter reading, turned the fuel petcock to reserve and went WOT in 4th gear to check the performance since i was getting pretty good fuel economy. In 4th gear the bike comfortably crossed 120mark on the speedo on a level road (airport periphery road) and as I shifted to 5th the needle was again climbing and soon i ran out of road as i was approaching a corner. So i am pretty much satisfied and happy with the state of tune of my bike (Main jet is 130 now, Pilot Jet is stock 35, TPS is connected and Airfilter is UNI inside airbox)

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Considering the way you ride, that is damn impressive
Just out of curiosity, how much is the stock Karizma mileage? How much money have you spent so far to get your bike to perfom this way? Just to work out how long it would take to even out the costs
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