Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th May 2009, 19:16   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: hyd
Posts: 231
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

man how could u find only one 500 in hydseesh there are many places to checkthere are soo many old bullet specialists in hyderabadwell anyways congrats on ur bike
gt_mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2009, 17:30   #17
BHPian
 
amarprusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 118
Thanked: Once
Default Test Drove New Bullet 500 AVL LB

New Bullet 500 Machismo AVL LB is a neat power machine,very torquey,great handling and stability along with the huge front disc brake halting the bike at 100 kmph.

Rs 10k more than the puny 350 TB-TS at Rs 1.16 Lac on-road Bangalore

Awesome Drive
amarprusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th May 2009, 22:43   #18
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: vellore
Posts: 83
Thanked: 38 Times
Default

Hi guys, I just thought I should share this with you. My friends bullet was the 6th dissapointing 350 AVL bullet to be released by Bullet in India and the early ones were a flop. I believe that all things got to do with the number '6' is pure bad luck(Satan's number). We had been to our Bullet dealer in Vellore, Tamilnadu and wanted to improve our 350 machismo. We were promptly offered a new 500 cc stock AVL engine for Rs 35,000. This engine contains cylinders, crank case, crank and shaft, everything new. Just keeping the old gearbox. That's really cool, now all of you out there, don't waste money on reboring an old engine. If you don't want a AVL engine just go for a new cast iron engine, it costs Rs 15,000. Just get a load of that.
drsamuelk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2009, 06:38   #19
BHPian
 
Torque-ative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 487
Thanked: 54 Times
Default

Did I hear you right !!! Or may be I heard what I wanted to! The 15000 was for a CI 350 or 500 block ?
Torque-ative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th May 2009, 08:48   #20
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

smokie, good buy! enjoy
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2009, 09:32   #21
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 83
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Ok guys, I have some updates

The engile oil was really, low so topped it up. The mechanic filled it higher than the "H" level. It started burning oil after that. I then got it reduced to exactly "H" level. Now it only burns oil the first few minutes, after that it's ok.

The spark plug gets all oiled up after a ride. The mechanic says that the piston rings have to be changed. Right now, I am not too keen to get that done. I am cleaning the spark plug before every ride. I am hoping that this problem will go away once the oil level goes further down.

The battery died, so got a new Amaron battery. The old one was 5amps and the new one is 9amps. The new battery needed a new battery case.

Got all the locks changed, so now I have only 1 key for all the locks.

The best for last. The engine has started kicking the carburetor out. Right now it's dangling. Got a rubber flange yesterday, and will get it fitted today.

Here are some pics of the bike after a good wash. As you can see the bike has already started marking it's territory.

Took the bike upto 100, and it seemed ok till now. Will push it a bit further once I have more confidence in the bike and my riding skills. Looking for a neat helmet as well. Looking for the old style scooter helmet, probably white.

I have a few questions.

1. Does RE showroom sell single seats? The ones I saw in the market, I didn't like. I would like the one they are using on the RE classic, or something similar.

2. What would be the best way to transport this to Indore from Hyderabad. There are no direct trains. I have to leave to Indore without the bike. I will ask my friends to send the bike once I have reached there. Any steps/precautions to take before the transportation?
Attached Thumbnails
Help needed in buying a Bullet 500cc-16062009009.jpg  


Last edited by smokie : 16th June 2009 at 09:35.
smokie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2009, 09:56   #22
BHPian
 
pedrolourenco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Margao, Goa
Posts: 756
Thanked: 446 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (4)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokie View Post
The battery died, so got a new Amaron battery. The old one was 5amps and the new one is 9amps. The new battery needed a new battery case.Got all the locks changed, so now I have only 1 key for all the locks.
Get a battery box with a lock. Infact your lock set should have 1 lock for the battery box. All you need to do is pick up an original battery box from RE. Also change the crankcase cover. The one you have is from some other model.
pedrolourenco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2009, 12:10   #23
Senior - BHPian
 
Spitfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Panaji - Goa/Bangalore - Karnataka
Posts: 3,242
Thanked: 691 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (7)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokie View Post
Now it only burns oil the first few minutes, after that it's ok.
Something is not right here. It shouldnt "burn" oil.

Quote:
The spark plug gets all oiled up after a ride.
You mean its coated with oil after a ride?

Quote:
The mechanic says that the piston rings have to be changed. Right now, I am not too keen to get that done.
The above symptoms and this(rings) appear to be some major issues.

Quote:
I am cleaning the spark plug before every ride. I am hoping that this problem will go away once the oil level goes further down.
I dont think this is the right way to go about it.

Quote:
The best for last. The engine has started kicking the carburetor out. Right now it's dangling. Got a rubber flange yesterday, and will get it fitted today.
Kicking the carb out? you mean it comes off... just like that... Your mechanic didnt remedy this?

Quote:
As you can see the bike has already started marking it's territory.
Stop going by this nonsense, get your bike repaired.

Quote:
Took the bike upto 100, and it seemed ok till now. Will push it a bit further once I have more confidence in the bike and my riding skills.
If you keep riding the bike with above symptoms you are going to damage it.

I am sure this is your first Bullet.
Spitfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2009, 14:39   #24
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 83
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pedrolourenco View Post
The one you have is from some other model.
Which model is this from? I thought it was the standard Bullet 500 case. The 350's I have seen don't have this crank case. They have one without the Royal Enfield written on it. In any case, is there any harm in using this case? Will there be any mechanical damage?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
Something is not right here. It shouldnt "burn" oil.

I am guessing it's burning oil because white smoke comes out of the exhaust. I am (again guessing) that this is because the oil seeps into the combustion chamber, due to faulty rings.


You mean its coated with oil after a ride?
Yes. It's wet.

The above symptoms and this(rings) appear to be some major issues.
Probably.

I dont think this is the right way to go about it.
I know. But I am not riding it much if at all. I have ridden probably 50km in all since I have bought it. All highway. The reason I clean the spark plug is because, otherwise it takes a whole lot of kicking for it to start. With a clean spark plug it starts in 2-3 kicks.

Kicking the carb out? you mean it comes off... just like that... Your mechanic didnt remedy this?
It came out once. After which the bike was grounded. It did not come off while riding, but when I was starting it one day. He said to buy a rubber flange. The old connection between the carburetor and engine had become too loose. I bought one yesterday and fitted it myself today morning. Instead of metal, it's plastic/rubber combination. It is a very snug fit. The bike started, which is a relief. Haven't ridden it after the operation.

Stop going by this nonsense, get your bike repaired.
I am getting it repaired. Part by part, when I have time. I want to be next to the bike when the work is being done. I am in the process of shifting cities and starting college (again, woohoo!!!), so don't have much time. I have to ship the bike to Indore, and get all the major work done by a mechanic there.

If you keep riding the bike with above symptoms you are going to damage it.
Not riding it. It's not my primary mode of transport. The bike has been grounded since the carburetor episode. Will ride it in the evening, to take it to the RE showroom for mechanics to have a look.

I am sure this is your first Bullet.
Yep! And I love it.
Attaching pics of the metal part which was replaced by the rubber part. Thanks for your time.
Attached Thumbnails
Help needed in buying a Bullet 500cc-16062009012.jpg  

Help needed in buying a Bullet 500cc-16062009013.jpg  

smokie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2009, 20:49   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: PB03, HR26, DL**
Posts: 1,086
Thanked: 172 Times
Default

it is not a great idea to clean the plug every time you run the bike you may break the thread for the plug and then again another problem,

get your bikes Piston rings changed and i am sure you would be a happy man.

get a better battery cover this one is a pure desi one.

you dont have to change your clutch casing cover the bullet 500's did come with this one.

try to see if you can get a disk upfront
desideep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th June 2009, 09:52   #26
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 83
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

@desideep: I am sure you are right. Will get that done once I am at Indore. The way I see it, leaking of piston rings won't damage the engine, just burn oil and reduce power. As I am not riding the bike daily, nor for long distances, I guess this repair will have to wait for a month.

It rained in Hyderabad yesterday. Today morning the sky was overcast and weather was cool. Perfect for riding. Got out at 7:30am. The bike almost started in the first kick. Then the bike decided I was not worthy of this honour, so it died after a sputter. After another couple of attempts, it started and I was good to go.

Surprisingly, the white smoke at the start reduced a lot. Enough that I did not see it, only smell it a bit. It was completely gone in a few minutes. I don't know the reason for this, but just a observation. I did not remove the spark plug today. I will leave it in from now on.

The total ride was 50kms, all highway. The bike and I both like to ride at 55kmph - 60kmph. It's the speed where the engine sounds the best according to my ears, not stressed at all. A quick twist of the throttle and bike accelerates smoothly to about 90 or so. Enough to overtake trucks etc.

The bike doesn't care too much about cross winds. While coming back, I faced a strong head wind, but the bike kept going, very stable. Also, it makes me sit up straight, which I am enjoying.

After about 20kms, the bike became real smooth. So smooth, I never felt anything like it.

I love the neutral finder. I am still having trouble up-shifting. Will need more practice.

Will go to the RE showroom in Indore once I am there and buy the battery box.

Thanks everyone for your time and advice, I really appreciate it. It is helping this bullet newbie a lot.
Attached Images
 
smokie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th September 2009, 19:04   #27
NIP
Senior - BHPian
 
NIP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,150
Thanked: 81 Times
Default

Enjoyed reading that ownership, especially from a newbie. Has the bike reached Indore yet ? Any new updates ?
NIP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2012, 12:02   #28
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 13
Thanked: 3 Times
Default Re: Help needed in buying a Bullet 500cc

Folks, I'm visiting Hyderabad day after tomorrow and wanted to connect with Sudhakar Anna in Bansilalpet to check for any vintage bikes. I'm eagerly looking out for one.

Can someone share Sudhakar's contacts pls.

regards
Brian
brian.ammanna@gmail.com



I suggest a trip to Sudhakar Anna (Bansilalpet...ask at Commercial store, Ranigunj for directions) to make sure your baby is as good as she looks.

Congratulations...I am so jealous of you![/quote]
Brian Ammanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2012, 16:18   #29
BHPian
 
bradhey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Agra
Posts: 288
Thanked: 32 Times
Default Re: Help needed in buying a Bullet 500cc

anybody who says you paid more for a good 500 like this, will have to eat his words because it has become a rare bike and if you keep it well with the help of Sudhakar Anna, it may fetch you much more when you sell it later !!
bradhey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th March 2012, 16:48   #30
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 865
Thanked: 35 Times
Default Re: Help needed in buying a Bullet 500cc

Congrats on your black thumper and hey, this seat looks very nice and comfy, does anyone know if this can be fitted for C500?
zaks is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Questions on Buying a 500cc Royal Enfield vikrut Motorbikes 12 5th December 2013 06:00
Advice needed on buying a bullet std 350 Edit - Now Delivered sudheermenon Motorbikes 82 16th December 2011 12:02
Searching for a 500CC Bullet Lightning EDIT now bought Machismo 500LB (Alberto Green) maheshmenon Motorbikes 41 13th September 2009 13:43
500cc Bullet production has been stopped! But why? kph Motorbikes 17 15th April 2007 16:36


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:53.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks