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Old 4th March 2011, 11:20   #721
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Hey friends, Posting the picture of the exhaust pipe with allen key provision. Seems like they were adhered to last generation CI bulls. I checked the pictures of EssYouWe's bike in the first part on this thread and they are similar to the new exhausts. So this is not a recent update.
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Old 5th March 2011, 22:16   #722
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Per Randhawa's thread for Classic 500, many users have reported many issues with 500 model. Do the 350 users have the same issue or are they less or none?
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Per Randhawa's thread for Classic 500, many users have reported many issues with 500 model. Do the 350 users have the same issue or are they less or none?
C3 has far less issues. Almost none. UCE 350 engine was introduced in 2008 in TBTS and by the time Classic 350 was introduced, the engine is well settled.

It is my personal opinion that RE first designed the UCE 350 engine in collaboration with some Italian and English firms and also the Classic 350 chassis. Then they modified it themselves for foreign market - increasing the Cylinder capacity to 500cc, adding Fuel Injection, decreasing the front tyre size, etc but the modifications didnt go well ending in a problematic product.

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Old 7th March 2011, 10:33   #724
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@ Abeer : San is quite right. Seems like the 500 issue has to do something with the cold weather as well. I know couple of 500 owner in Trivandrum and they seems to have no issues with their machines. (May be it is the warm climate or may be the ignorance of the rider.....which is sometimes a bliss !). As far as Trivandrum is concerned, I think that the number of 500s rolled out has outnumbered the number of c350s and stds taken together !
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Old 7th March 2011, 11:51   #725
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I have a feeling that the dying of the engine on my Bull is because of carb flooding. In any case, will need to get it rectified. Was thinking of doing it myself.

I am planning on taking the Bull for a spin to Ahmedabad and then perhaps Pune. Lets see if the program works out! But with the recent reliability issues, I am having second thoughts.
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I am planning on taking the Bull for a spin to Ahmedabad and then perhaps Pune. Lets see if the program works out! But with the recent reliability issues, I am having second thoughts.
Hello Achint,

Now that you are planning to come to Pune, adding a couple of more 100kms wont hurt. How about visiting Mumbai or we can also catch up at Lonavla while you plan on being around. I have been out of action for quite sometime now.

Update on the Bull: Have clocked 6500kms (Bought in Sept'10). No issues so far, even have completed a 1000 mile run when I did a Mumbai-Goa-Belgaum ride. Also, have booked the CBR 250R which is expected to be delivered by June'11.

While in the in the US, I was lucky enough to visit the Autorama 2011 - which was held in The Motor City, Detroit (Michigan).

Wanted to start a different thread on it but time constraints have been holding me back. I have clicked a lot of pictures which I can happily upload, however would not have time for a write up and so in two minds. The show was huge, with two floors full of the mean machines and the circumference of each floor being approximately 2 miles. The Mustangs stole the show.

Ground floor had all the classic bikes, cars and trucks restored to their pristine condition with some modifications chosen by few owners. Honestly speaking, quite a few machines had lost that vintage look which took out the flavor of the car/bike being a classic. But then everyone have their own preferences and tastes.

The first floor showcased a mix of new and old cars/bikes customized/modified/pimped up to something that had me forget everything else around me. I spent almost 6-7 hours at the show and was finally asked to leave as they were closing down.

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Old 7th March 2011, 15:54   #727
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Beauty!

The Triumphs are the best. :P (bias speaking here)

I might hit Mumbai too. I am not very sure if I will be able to get the Bull to Pune and all. Heck, even Ahmedabad is doubtful. But lets see how things work out.

You have been away for ages now! The CBR move is interesting. I have been thinking on similar lines. Will you keep the Bull post CBR?

Ride safe.
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Beauty!

The Triumphs are the best. :P (bias speaking here)

I might hit Mumbai too. I am not very sure if I will be able to get the Bull to Pune and all. Heck, even Ahmedabad is doubtful. But lets see how things work out.

You have been away for ages now! The CBR move is interesting. I have been thinking on similar lines. Will you keep the Bull post CBR?

Ride safe.
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Now that depends, honestly I am considering selling the Bull as there is already a 73'STD in the house which is rarely used. And I would prefer selling the CL 350 for the new office ride. Also, dad recently bought a Hero Honda - Achiever for himself which is not used much.

I feel cheated at times only due to the quality of the product we have been given by the RE folks and to make that worse lack of proper fully equipped service centers. Lets see how things come along, am still to make up my mind.

The bike is awesome and no two ways about it, however keeping so many bikes is not my cup of tea anymore especially with the time that is required to maintain them. Will keep you posted on any decision I take, which should be anytime soon.

With regards to your bull coming to Pune, don't worry much and call once around. We can always catch up over a meal & some beers.
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Guys i got a question! In the above pics most of the bikes have straight pipes as exhausts and if we try this on our bulls then people say the exhaust valves will get roasted. Doesn't this affect the exhaust valves of these bikes?
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Old 21st March 2011, 10:34   #730
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Hey Friends and experts,
What do you use for polishing your Bulls ?. I use Dazzle wax polish on my car, which is semi solid. Should I use it on the Bull or should I go for the liquid type polish ? Is there any product available for polishing the chrome surfaces ?
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I think a chroming machine and a chroming compound can do wonders for a chrome surface. Get in touch with Navpreet to know the right brand and ask him for a few pics of his chromed up Bull. Looks awesome!

I use 3M liquid wax for paint surface polishing. Works out okay for me. Its a quick job, but does not stick for very long.
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Hi EssYouWe, thanks for the reply friend. I was wonder what happened to the C3 guys.. nobody is updating on their machines. Feeling lazy lately, aren't you guys
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Hehe! Unlike the C5 folks, our bulls give us little to talk about.
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I use Motomax wax polish manufactured by Pidilite (Fevicol makers). Cheap and gives good results on painted surface and also on chrome silencers. Engine covers I simply clean with cloth.

Achint is right. Less talk.. More ride... I feel C5 talk (Randhawa forum) has become highly technical these days. Cant understand much whats going on with those guys .

As for me, I ve booked 3rd service with the dealer - appointment on April 4th. I am yet to fix the minute oil leak. I fiddled with the Carburettor screws for improving mileage and dont know what happened - the performance is great now. The engine is very peppy and torquey - I really enjoy the ride. I feel RE riders should forget about Fuel efficiency - Tune the carburettor properly and reduce tyre pressure by about 2psi and you are in heaven

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Old 22nd March 2011, 10:09   #735
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@ EssYouWe : You are right to the point
@ San : Thanks friend. Are you doing the service on completion of tenure or KM ?. I think I am not going to do 6000 in the said period.
I took my bull for the service and had a chance to talk with a C3 owner. He was one of the first to take grab of the machine once RE launched them. He has all complaints about this thing lugging below 60 in 5th gear. I think RE has made some serious crank upgrades. Believe me or take a ride on the new Standard UCE, you can shift gears from 1 to 2 in 10KPH, 2 to 3 in 20, 3 to 4 in 30 and 4 to 5 in 40 without lugging and also decent power to take the vehicle from 40 and way up.

The rear mudguard in my Bull was corrected by bending the mudguard stays. In my case they did it by bending the saree guard a bit with positive results. Before that they checked the rear wheel alignment and brought the cam gears to 12-12 on both sides.

Now during the service, when I talked to the mechanic he said two things
1. The head light cannot be adjusted (beam height)
2. There is no tappet adjustment in UCE Bulls as they adjust automatically. Could anyone throw some light on these.

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