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Old 5th June 2011, 18:42   #106
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My 78 Bull's battery's got a low charge. Cos of rains, I am not riding the bike. But yesterday took her out for a spin and the bike of stalling at low speeds. Rough idling and erratic running can be due to low battery charge, right guys????
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No. Not necessary. If your battery is low get it charged.
Rough idling and erratic running could be due to water entering the carb .
Your clutch might be too tight or too loose set it right.
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My 2002 RE Thunderbird is behaving a bit abnormal. It runs fine when i am riding at above 40kmph but if m on 2nd gear and at a speed of 10 kmph then it just stops and doesn't start before 5-6 kicks. It seems the fuel overflows or may be it is because of the rainy season. Please help.
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Old 7th June 2011, 17:06   #109
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Hello Everyone,
This weekend i am planning to service my STD 350 by myself, just to learn more and understand more about bullet.
i have planned following things to be done in my bike.
1) Engine Oil Change i.e. 20w50, always use Castrol, but open to ther good oil.Quantity is 3.2 ltrs if i am not wrong.
2) Oil Filter
3) Chain cleaning & lubing
4) Clutch oil (is it 20w40?) and how much quantity?
5) Tappet setting: during my last service i told my mechanic to keep tappets little loose because of summer season, but now i want to tight them what is correct procedure?
6) small tidbids: Replace rear left indicator, air filter cleaning etc.

I need your help to know what else is required for 3000kms servicing. It will also help other people to to do service in DIY way.
If similar thread is already existed, then please direct me.
Thanks in Advance

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Old 7th June 2011, 17:44   #110
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Hello Everyone,
This weekend i am planning to service my STD 350 by myself, just to learn more and understand more about bullet.
i have planned following things to be done in my bike.
1) Engine Oil Change i.e. 20w50, always use Castrol, but open to ther good oil.Quantity is 3.2 ltrs if i am not wrong.
2) Oil Filter
3) Chain cleaning & lubing
4) Clutch oil (is it 20w40?) and how much quantity?
5) Tappet setting: during my last service i told my mechanic to keep tappets little loose because of summer season, but now i want to tight them what is correct procedure?
6) small tidbids: Replace rear left indicator, air filter cleaning etc.

I need your help to know what else is required for 3000kms servicing. It will also help other people to to do service in DIY way.
If similar thread is already existed, then please direct me.
Thanks in Advance

Regards,
Shubhendra Singh
These things look easier than done. A mechanic would check many other things while doing the normal oil change, and therefore I would highly recommend you not to get your hands dirty. Cheers mate !!
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Old 7th June 2011, 17:50   #111
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These things look easier than done. A mechanic would check many other things while doing the normal oil change, and therefore I would highly recommend you not to get your hands dirty. Cheers mate !!
Bradhey,
i know, don't we start from somewhere? if anything goes wrong mechanic is there to help me. i want to start from somewhere.

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I need your help to know what else is required for 3000kms servicing. It will also help other people to to do service in DIY way.
If similar thread is already existed, then please direct me.

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here is the AFAIK list.
engine
  • engine oil change
  • engine oil filter change
  • tappets setting
  • ignition timing setting
  • air filter cleaning
  • carburetor cleaning & tuning
  • spark plug cleaning & gap setting
clutch
  • clutch oil change
  • primary chain adjustment
gearbox
  • oil change
drive chain
  • adjust the chain tension & lubricate it
cables
  • adjust play of clutch cable
  • adjust play of accelerator cable
  • adjust play of de-comp cable
battery
  • check electrolyte level
  • check the terminals
also check for oil leaks, rust, other damages.

EDIT:
lubricants
  • engine oil 2.25L 20w/50
  • clutch oil 420ml 10w/30
  • gearbox oil 700ml (??) 20w/50

BTW this list is meant for STD CI 350cc bullet.

rgds,
Nikhil

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...l-enfield.html

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My bullet is electra 5s January 2009 model.I have clocked 13366 kilometers in last two half years.I have recently learnt the art of bullet carb tuning from the Royal Enfield site.Now I have read in the manual that bullet requires head decarbonisation every 13000km or so ,kindly let me know the if its really needed so that i cant guide my mechanic .Moreover I have read the decarbonisation exercise posts of Jeepster , but still not very confident for DIY.
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@ Blueblooded : If your bike is running like it always did, then you need not decarbonise it. But even if you do want, there are products like "sea foam" which can be added to the fuel tank and will get rid of most loose carbon from the engine.

Happy thmping........!!
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@Bradhey: Yes my bullet is running as it always did .Just out of extra care and love i did enquire about the decarbonisation thing.BTW,can i do the servicing thing myself as outlined in this thread.I mean i just want to go for the oil change job myself,leaving the clutch oil for the mechanic.
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@Bradhey: Yes my bullet is running as it always did .Just out of extra care and love i did enquire about the decarbonisation thing.BTW,can i do the servicing thing myself as outlined in this thread.I mean i just want to go for the oil change job myself,leaving the clutch oil for the mechanic.
Blueblooded,
I think you can go for DIY way, infact there is no harm in doing things by yourself. Most of the things mentioned by Jeepster can be done by us. I am going to market today evening to buy a new tool set. I am planning to work on my bullet on Sunday.
And yes, as you drove your bike for 13K kms, you must be well versed with your bike. waise bhi Bullet ownership teaches you all this

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@Shubhendra ,well you encouragement is going to take me towards learning art of bullet maintenance ,nothing better than learning by doing .I could say that i have become adept in tuning the carb externally using the air mixture and idle screw .
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Blueblooded,
I think you can go for DIY way, infact there is no harm in doing things by yourself. Most of the things mentioned by Jeepster can be done by us. I am going to market today evening to buy a new tool set. I am planning to work on my bullet on Sunday.
And yes, as you drove your bike for 13K kms, you must be well versed with your bike. waise bhi Bullet ownership teaches you all this

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well shubhendra do go ahead and I can very well realise how fun filled the whole experience is going to be.I am quite busy these days and my better half wont let me dirty my hands before the upcoming exam .I am eagerly waiting to dirty my hands soon
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Dear Experts,

Request some help understanding the following:
1) Different types of free flow air intake filters? compatibility with a C5!!
2) Front sprocket upgrades if possible?
3) Why is it must to install a free flow intake system if one has a free flow exhaust ( read goldstar ), as some strongly mandate.
4) any light on rear mudguard fancy luggage carriers on C5s with a solo seat!!

Many Thanks, request you to quote me in your replies, that's just a bit more convenient

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Old 13th June 2011, 12:29   #120
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4) any light on rear mudguard fancy luggage carriers on C5s with a solo seat!!

Many Thanks, request you to quote me in your replies, that's just a bit more convenient

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hi Ashit,
I have same setup on my bull, but as of now i have removed luggage carrier (problematic in city driving) but still riding single seat. you can easily get the same (luggage carrier & single seat) in Delhi (Karol Bagh), they can even courier the same to your place.

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