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Old 19th October 2009, 12:43   #1
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Default Bullet 350 Std - Best way to treat a new bike ?

So guys, the Machismo I bought couple of months back, has gone to my cousin. And I have decided I will go for Standard now. I want this to be a long term bike for me, as I have experienced them all Electra, Thuderbird, Machsimo, but I guess standard is the one that is gonna do it for me.

So what is the best way treat a new bike, what would be best for it ? Please advice.
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Read your Owners Manual thorughly and stick to each word it says. You should be good.
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Old 19th October 2009, 16:15   #3
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Just called all the dealers in Delhi, and they all have given me waiting time of 7 to 10 days. Will go this evening to make a booking.
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Good one Shashank. i did not realise that you were going to Transit to the Standard so soon.

Take care and have a good one
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Thanks Deep bhai. I have already made a booking and hopefully would have it by next week.

Machismo is a stunner when it comes to look, its a awesome bike to ride and it rips like anything. You just wipe it with a cloth, and look at heads turn on traffic signals.

But, I need bit more of class, old worldly charm, something that is more sedate, mature.

Anyhow, now the question is that an add not Electronic ignition kit can be fitted in the new bike, doing the CB thing away. Would cost around 3K. what do you guys think ?
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It costs 1500 i think from Autoescorts MUMBAI. its easy to fit i am sure that Sankar would be able to answer any further queries
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Great, I am gonna get it fitted from Showroom guys or their workshop only. I do not want mess around with warranty.
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thats a good option but you may need to try hard to get it via the showroom cause IIRC they have stoped doing it now.
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Best way to treat bike ??

> Buy a dozen boxes of turtle wax polish - Wake up early in morning, do the wax polish daily morning.
> Buy an umbrella - Stretch it up whenever it is under sunny.
> Buy around 6 locks - Tie up them to all bike in night to avoid any sort of theft issue. (Smiley Limit)


Kya yaar... ??? Just drive it to Leh and kanyakumari...
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Ashish sir, would love to do that, but its not a normal Japanese bike. The bullet needs proper running in (compared to other bikes) as its a lifetime investment and chances of things going bad are high compared to other conventional bikes.

What I am looking for how to run it in or break-in the bike, for long term reliability ?

What are the things that would cause trouble initially ?
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Well, guys like us do run their vehicles as long as they can so longevity of the machine highly usual in our case.

Do get it regular serviced, do not run it too hard (as you run your esteem), do not rely on too many jugaads instead of permanent fixups... I feel that's what the machine wants from you.

Care for her and she'll take care of you
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Do get it regular serviced, do not run it too hard (as you run your esteem), do not rely on too many jugaads instead of permanent fixups... I feel that's what the machine wants from you.
yeah..this is what I know. I need more specific info. How many kilometers what speed ? what engine oil change at what interval ? what filters ?

And I know this comes in owners manual, but I have heard its not the best guide.
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Although it dosent asnwer your specific questions, but i strongly recommend the Snidal manual for bullets to get a comprehensive understanding of the bulls.
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