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Old 2nd February 2009, 16:37   #1
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It was due a long time , a very long time, the local mechanic had messed it up bigtime for me , a post-rust welded ugly looking tank , jammed disc brakes and overall engine not sounding like it should , with some oil leakage to go with it. With the ride being a integral part of worklife oflate , it just had to be made in order. A lot many suggested that this was too old & I buy a new one , But then there are so many memories associated with it , a owned vehicle becomes a part of you , I can never get how people can just sell off their's , anyway I dont get the same 'ride' experience on any other available bike , I would love the RD350 but getting a really good one in great condition at a price which my pocket can afford is out of the question (plus i am saving up for a RE), Personally I would have preferred a local mechanic but after my old mechanic left town and having bad experiences with the other local mechanics the hero honda service center looked the only option , at about 10am I rode into the hero honda workshop at andheri , the guys there are up with a lot of suggestions , helpful too , The 'estimate' ran high , but I knew it was comming , a battery change was in order too , a new seat cover is due as well as there are a lot many kids around who like to dig in their keys and whatnots to tear seat covers.

Delivery date is set to wednesday , till then its a combination of gyarah number ki bus and daredevil autos.

Hero Honda CBZ 2001

Will let ya'll know what exactly was changed and the pricing of each thing so that people can have an idea of whats priced what incase they go in with repairs.

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Old 2nd February 2009, 16:51   #2
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All the best, Vikrut. I hope and pray to God that the HH show room guys do not disappoint you and you get re-united with the love you are missing...

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Good luck,Virut. Hope things work out just fine.
Do keep us posted on the repairs.And some pics too..please!
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Vikrut, having an official service center work on your bike for a 'complete' job is a lot better than taking a chance with a mech who you are not familiar with or known to. rom a self respecting authorised service center, you can be mostly assured of a standard job at the very minimum, however there are always exceptions to all rules.
Hope your bike comes back as you imagine it to.

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Have changed the tank , put a new seat cover with plastic 'lamination' , quite a few more smaller parts replaces , Bike looks good, I mean really good as I saw quite a few heads turn, have been a little busy so the picture is quite shitty, will put up a few good ones in the gallery soon !
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The bike really looks cool. I however, didn't like the plastic cover on the seat. "lamination" that is.
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Neither do I , but to be frank Id prefer the kids in the colony to tear the lamination first before they tear the seat cover, so the seat actually last for that wee bit time more
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Take your bike to Creative Motors in Andheri east as i had very good experiance with them from 1999-2004, bit costly and they replace the parts even in minor defect its good for bikes health, my CBZ which is hardly ridden from past 5 years still rocks even after clocking 60K odd kms till date only replaced plastic parts, oil seals and packings no major work.
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Hey Vikrut, Congrats for getting your bike overhauled. Looks as good as new now. Could u please post the details of the work done on your bike and how much did it cost.

I have an equally old cbz but sadly it’s in pretty bad shape. Major problems being the disc brake (will have to be serviced and damaged parts changed), front left fork (needs to be replaced), completely worn out tires and worn out swing arm bushings (as told by the service guy when I told him that while slowing down from speeds above fifty the front ends feels as if going one side). Engine as per the service guy seems to be good .There is no oil leak. I will be taking it to the service centre this Monday to get these major issues fixed. It will also include de-carboning, carb and fuel tank overhaul. This I hope should get the safety and utility factor back into my bike again as I haven’t ridden it for six months now since the disc brake malfunctioned. Minor problems are many and will get them fixed subsequently. At least this is what I have planned.
Guys(friends actually) feel free to give your inputs on what more things I should get checked in a bike which is close to nine years old, has done thirty five thousand odd kms and stationary for the past six months. Which front and rear tires are best at a modest price? Misfiring often happens, why is that so? Recently changed the rear suspension with Gabriel cbz struts. Is it ok or should I get the original ones fitted from the service centre?

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I had some problems similar to yours, i shelled out close to 10k for the internals , disc brakes were changed, I think you should get tires & battery done from outside, rest of the things seem better done at the service center, they fixed most of the stuff in my bike ,but I do have a niggling gear problem where the gear gets a little stuck when shifting to 2nd .
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