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Old 10th March 2015, 14:04   #1591
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I must say my Electra 350 has really comfortable seats, I was torn between the

I can't find the video I did after all this was complete, will post it soon here.

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There is a hell of a difference in the oil change done as a DIY and an oil change done at the RE ASS. The service guys won't drain oil properly and hence, the fresh oil mixes with the residues and turns black after a couple of kilometers.

Did you change the oil filter ? I asked because you didn't mention it anywhere in your post. It is necessary to replace the oil filter each time you replace engine oil. To ensure that all the gunk is drained you should open the primary and secondary drain plugs and wipe the magnets and the oil filter screen using lint free cloth.
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There is a hell of a difference in the oil change done as a DIY and an oil change done at the RE ASS. The service guys won't drain oil properly and hence, the fresh oil mixes with the residues and turns black after a couple of kilometers.

Did you change the oil filter ? I asked because you didn't mention it anywhere in your post. It is necessary to replace the oil filter each time you replace engine oil. To ensure that all the gunk is drained you should open the primary and secondary drain plugs and wipe the magnets and the oil filter screen using lint free cloth.
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Hi Adrian,

Yes, I missed out to mention, I cleaned all the plug ends with a clean cloth and also inside as much as I could reach with my finger, especially where the restrainer was held.....I also replaced the oil filter twice, 1st when I filled it with Shell and then before filling with Motul.
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Do these silencer rubbers which are put at the end of exhaust do any good? As in minor changes in thump? Anyone tried these?

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Silencer-Rubb...item3cf370839c
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Do these silencer rubbers which are put at the end of exhaust do any good? As in minor changes in thump? Anyone tried these?

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Silencer-Rubb...item3cf370839c
These are available on e-bay now?

On the long type exhaust , they don't make any difference in thump but double as a protector to the muffler tip if anyone decides to hit it from behind.

On the short type muffler, provided you have a flap for the rear , it does help in concentrating the exhaust pressure to hit the flap to make a different beat , as in the picture.

Cheapest way to get a different exhaust note on a Bullet.
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On the long type exhaust , they don't make any difference in thump but double as a protector to the muffler tip if anyone decides to hit it from behind.
I have seen some long bottle UCEs with this black rubber and had a slightly deeper thump. Though, I am not completely sure if that rubber made the whole difference.
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I have seen some long bottle UCEs with this black rubber and had a slightly deeper thump. Though, I am not completely sure if that rubber made the whole difference.
I doubt if it would be the rubber piece that is the reason.

Even on the long mufflers on the UCE, I have noticed that different bikes have different notes, just like the old Enfields had all different notes.
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Folks,
I got my Desert storm a month back, am loving it.
Not so much the MUTED thump.
Read somewhere that if you remove some glasswool from the stock silencer it gives a better thump without changing/spending anything.
Pls advice-What i need is a good bassy thump-not very loud though and should not affect performance in any way,improvement welcomed though.
Am due for first service month end.

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What i need is a good bassy thump-not very loud though and should not affect performance in any way,improvement welcomed though.
Am due for first service month end.

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After 3rd free service I upgraded my STD 350's silencer to Goldstar. I came to know that if you want deeper thump, fill extra glasswool but it would raise the load on engine and finally affects fuel economy.
I can say that, with upgraded silencer bike is breathing easily, significant change in pik-up. Also with stock silencer it could reach 95km/hr but now it easily gets upto 110km/hr.
If you don't like loud sound you can opt for short-bottle (Indore) silencer, it would give you that Dug-Dug sound.
Goldstar is too loud at higher speeds. I would suggest get rid of stock silencer, it completely transforms the bike.
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I came to know that if you want deeper thump, fill extra glasswool but it would raise the load on engine and finally affects fuel economy.
I can say that, with upgraded silencer bike is breathing easily, significant change in pik-up.
Yes there would be a slight increase in pick up, but filling glasswool in the muffler does not have an effect on the engine.
The glasswool basically absorbs the shrill sound waves leaving only the bass. That bass may have an effect on the riders right wrist which in turn affects the load on the engine.
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Hello all, since we are discussing silencers, I've a question. I've a 5month old 15,000km run thunderbird 350. As rightly pointed out, this model is a silent one among the Royal Enfield stable. Also, I've a 91 model standard 350 which is sparingly used these days owing to repairs, painting and plating. Now the problem is regarding the exhaust note of the new one. I sorely miss the bass. Hence thinking of replacing the exhaust. My friend who owns the same model thunderbird has replaced to Zeus wild boar. My only condition is, this change should not affect the engine. I travel around 130 km in a day in the bird. Also FE also should not be compromised. I get around 42-45 kmpl. Is there any suggestions?

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Has anyone used the Greasehouse exhaust on their Bulls? A fellow in my apartment has it installed on his TB350 and it sure as hell makes some noise! I've observed it to have a tad faster acceleration than other Thunderbirds too.
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Has anyone used the Greasehouse exhaust on their Bulls? A fellow in my apartment has it installed on his TB350 and it sure as hell makes some noise! I've observed it to have a tad faster acceleration than other Thunderbirds too.
Am using Greasehouse Exhaust on my TB500 and it does make quite a sound. I don't really know for sure, if it aids in faster acceleration.
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What do you do with the ex-cam, swap with an inlet cam or just a tiny blob of weld? i'm sure you have gone thru details. Lets have some pics & notes please..
Yes. A tiny weld and a bit of grinding to match the profile.
And, get the old CI de-compressor valve on the UCE head.
Mod the crank to weigh ~10.5kg, and you get a clatter-less UCE doing 20kmph in 5th gear, without any knocking.
Add a nice short bottle exhaust and you get a decent thump.
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Hi friends I have a query about an issue with my TBTS 350. When I switch off the engine during the waiting time in the traffic signal, I get to smell the petrol. This is been happening for over a month now everytime when I press the engine kill switch during the waiting time and restart the bike.

What could be the reason. I don't see any oil leakage or petrol droplets in the morning when I start the bike.

Can someone help me solving this issue?

Thanks in advance..
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Hi friends I have a query about an issue with my TBTS 350. When I switch off the engine during the waiting time in the traffic signal, I get to smell the petrol. This is been happening for over a month now everytime when I press the engine kill switch during the waiting time and restart the bike.

What could be the reason. I don't see any oil leakage or petrol droplets in the morning when I start the bike.

Can someone help me solving this issue?

Thanks in advance..
Well I faced a similar issue with my T.B 500. On checking the fuel pipe coming out of the fuel tank was loose so a few minute drops petrol leaked and evaporated over hot engine. Quite dangerous indeed. Just tightened the clamp screw , and the problem was resolved.
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