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Old 7th January 2009, 20:02   #1
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Hello Fellow BHPians, I have recently booked an RE TB Twinspark. I usually like to ride my bikes with stock, but looking at the possibilities of modifing the bike to some extent to make it look even more attractive I was drawn to this idea. Obviously I do not have a lot of experience regarding the RE Bikes, so I would request anyone who can come up with ideas regarding modifing my TBTS. I am looking for simple mods like what kind of "Handle Bars", "Tyers", "Wheels" etc would suit the bike. I would appreciate your comments and feedback for the same. Incase you know anyone who does a good work on this please let me know.
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Old 7th January 2009, 20:41   #2
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hey nikhil!!

Congrats on the new buy!!! She is a beauty by herself!!!!! Don't do any modifications to her now buddy!! Ride it for sometime get comfortable with the bike!! I would suggest not to change the handlebar unless and until the riding position is not comfortable for you. You could opt for slightly broader tires for the rear, you get a special heavy duty tire with a nice thread from MRF( should cost around 2000INR), you can fit it down without any alterations. One alteration i would suggest is remove the long rocket silencer and go for a short bottle silencer, Will you give you a better thump. Apart from these keep her as stock as possible at least for a year.


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Agree with Ram. Since you don't know the bike well enough, don't think of mods yet. Once you've clocked 2000kms or so you can start your research here.
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A RD handlebar worked like a charm on my Citibike (now sold). Ergonomics wise the TB and the Citibike are pretty much the same, if I am not wrong. You may want to give this a thought. Improves the handling characteristics in city traffic (the wide stock handle bar is not exactly very useful in the city)
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That is so thoughtful of you guys. I just happened to see one of them with the long harley kind of handlebars and it looked good, so i was just wondering, but as it is rightfully pointed out that I should ride it for some time in stock and see how good it is for me and then think of any. Another doubt on my mind was the Engine Oil. I know it requires about 2.75 ltrs of engine oil, and was just wondering how much would it cost me in servicing and also after that when I want to change it what is the standard Engine Oil used, bearing in mind that it has a UCE and is made from Aluminium cast.
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@Nikhil: I'm not sure about the standard oil that is used in UCE engine , remember reading somewhere as Motul ( but am not sure, please reconfirm). I use Shell oil for my AVL( cost abt 175INR/ltr). One complete change for regular RE's last about 4k kms in the regular oil and around 14k kms in the synthetic oil, but synthetic oil is way too costly ( approx Rs700 / ltr ). As for now stick with the *** as you will be having your free services.
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