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Old 17th December 2010, 13:34   #571
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Tried it already. :(

Its still there, and most annoying.
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Old 17th December 2010, 14:05   #572
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Tried it already. :(

Its still there, and most annoying.
Sorry to hear that friend, but there is nothing that can't be corrected. Check for air in the system. You are have a cold climate up north, aren't you ? Perhaps a cracked rubber pipe or something ? Check the seal of the fluid reservoir as well.
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Brake fluid level is constant? Any leak perhaps ?
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Nope. Its more or less constant. Will try and get the brakes bled soon.

Silly REs :P
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Old 18th December 2010, 14:01   #575
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The various seat modifications on Classic so far has been to harden the cushion and stiffen the springs. Perhaps we should try the opposite (soften both) and see the results?

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Hi San,
RE should have incorporated provision to adjust the tension of the springs and also to adjust the angle of the saddle. In Bajaj scooters one can adjust the spring tension by the twist of a nut and the saddle of the scooter is comfy too.
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RE should have incorporated provision to adjust the tension of the springs and also to adjust the angle of the saddle. In Bajaj scooters one can adjust the spring tension by the twist of a nut and the saddle of the scooter is comfy too.

The Classic seat is actually like a flat wooden bench. For a 70~75kg rider, it doesnt sag at all. No easy way out without modifying the entire seat. But this is pretty good for city rides. For long rides the only way out is take 10 minute break every 50 minutes. In a way its good - Regular breaks refreshes the mind and body - avoids fatigue. RE Engineers must have known that

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Hi All - Of late I have seen rust on chrome around mirror, chrome around ignition key, chassis area etc. Can anyone help/suggest/solution for arresting the rust ?

Cheers !!!
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Achint

Ever thought of using K&N filter ? I know its costly and a bit of modification is required etc, but will there be any advantage in our carburetted C350 ?

By the way whats the status of your ABS ?

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Not really. I don't feel that the bike is gasping at high revs. Going unnecessarily lean makes no sense to me. I might go in for it when I want to play around with it some more. Tuning the carb right, itself creates a huge difference.
The ABS is still there. I am being slightly lazy about it, and haven't really gotten time from office to address that. The Bull is still busy clocking a 100 kms everyday.

UPDATE:
So the update for today is that my clutch cable snapped at the lever end on my way back home. It was the puncture revisited as I pushed the Bull uphill to a spot where I could park and do something about the cable.
Luckily, I was carrying a spare clutch cable. It took me a bit to get it done as I was having some difficulties with routing the cable. Luckily a guy stopped to help me out with it. He was a C5 and a Std. owner. While he fed the cable, I pulled it down. We fixed it and I spent a bit adjusting the play.
I had been in touch with Sanjeet, so I let him know that all was well and moved on. The clutch play wasn't working out right. It took me 4-5 tries to get it right (in the process ended with a burnt finger), but I finally managed to get it done.

As of now the plan is to manage till January and get a servicing done around January end. Will pick up another spare cable one of these days.

It anyway wasn't a great day for riding. I had almost banged into a dude, crossing the dude with his eyes fixed on his phone, in the morning.

Phew! Tired!
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Thats bad

What tools do you require for fixing the clutch cable ? Will the standard toolkit supplied by RE do ?

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Yes, the standard toolkit is more than sufficient.

I was thinking of uploading a step by step picture tutorial. Just the lack of a camera that holds me back always :(

When will you guys feel pity and gift me one?
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UPDATE:
So the update for today is that my clutch cable snapped at the lever end on my way back home. It was the puncture revisited as I pushed the Bull uphill to a spot where I could park and do something about the cable.
Luckily, I was carrying a spare clutch cable. It took me a bit to get it done as I was having some difficulties with routing the cable. Luckily a guy stopped to help me out with it. He was a C5 and a Std. owner. While he fed the cable, I pulled it down. We fixed it and I spent a bit adjusting the play.

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Hi, Did you grease the cable or is it not necessary in the new RE ? You must have shape shifted to Arnold Schwarzenegger after pushing the Bull uphill
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Yes, the standard toolkit is more than sufficient.

I was thinking of uploading a step by step picture tutorial. Just the lack of a camera that holds me back always :(

When will you guys feel pity and gift me one?
First we will listen to the radio. How about a descriptive account of the procedure ?

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Hi All - Of late I have seen rust on chrome around mirror, chrome around ignition key, chassis area etc. Can anyone help/suggest/solution for arresting the rust ?

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How old is you Bull Milestone ? You park him in the open ?
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How old is you Bull Milestone ? You park him in the open ?
Hi Adrian,

It's 2 yr old, and it's parked in building parking area which is open from one side. Most of the time it used to be covered and recently someone stole the cover of my Bull and since the its parked open !!!

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It's 2 yr old, and it's parked in building parking area which is open from one side. Most of the time it used to be covered and recently someone stole the cover of my Bull and since the its parked open !!!

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Hi friend,
Covering the machine in monsoon season does more evil than good. Condensation forms and stays inside due to lack of ventilation and this is not good for the paint and chrome.
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Covering the machine in monsoon season does more evil than good. Condensation forms and stays inside due to lack of ventilation and this is not good for the paint and chrome.
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Hmm, that could be the reason. I think, I will have to get some rust removal powder and try it.

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