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Old 9th December 2009, 20:49   #1
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I have a pulsar 150 UG3 with 13000km on the odo. Bought it in aug 2008 with 7k on the odo. Original owner had bought it on 27th dec 07. Bike is in great condition.
Now I want to trade in this bike for a thunderbird. The maximum i can spend over my bike is 25k. So could you guide me where to look for a the thunderbird in delhi? and which model (year) will be the best suited? Also could someone guide me to a good RE mechanic? BTW do RE showrooms deal in used bikes?
I have never take a TB for a spin. So how difficult will it be to shift from a pulsar to the TB?
Sorry for the multiple questions.
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Old 9th December 2009, 20:59   #2
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I think your bike trade in value will be around 30K. If you go for a 2005 TB with 50K done, it'll be around 60K. So it should be doable.

It's not much difficult to shift from other bikes to Thunderbird.
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2005 TB with 50k on the odo for 60k?? Never knew Tb had such a good resale.
But then trading in a 2 year old 12k done bike (+30 grand) for a 4 year old 50k done bike makes no sense.
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I have never take a TB for a spin. So how difficult will it be to shift from a pulsar to the TB?
Sorry for the multiple questions.
As said by akas_chauhan, it's not much difficult but defiantly it's different. Keep in mind following things as people don't consider them before buying any RE bikes and later complain about the product.
1. Clutch will play major role in city drive and it's much more harder compare to pulsar.
2. Weight of the bike makes much difference in city drive.
3. Style to start bike specially if TB is kick start.
4. Attention to maintain the bike.

I am not complaining anything as I love TB and own since last 4 yrs. It's no doubt wonderful bike.

Pradip.
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2005 TB with 50k on the odo for 60k?? Never knew Tb had such a good resale.
But then trading in a 2 year old 12k done bike (+30 grand) for a 4 year old 50k done bike makes no sense.
But i think TB or any bullet can be in good condition for another 15-20 years with proper servicing. So it's not such a bad deal.
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2005 TB with 50k on the odo for 60k?? Never knew Tb had such a good resale.
But then trading in a 2 year old 12k done bike (+30 grand) for a 4 year old 50k done bike makes no sense.
well, Pulsar is around 60K for new bike and TB around 100k for new one. And bulls never die, if maintained half decently even after 20 years they command amazing resale value.
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1. Clutch will play major role in city drive and it's much more harder compare to pulsar.
2. Weight of the bike makes much difference in city drive.
3. Style to start bike specially if TB is kick start.
4. Attention to maintain the bike.

Pradip.
I went from a Pulsar 150 to a TBTS 4 months ago and it is not that difficult at all except sometimes you feel it difficult to manoever if you are stuck in bad traffic jams.
But I would agree with above points and add that it is especially difficult to park in narrow spaces and say in between 2 other bikes.
Apart from that it is a great bike! I would not be too bothered by the kick start either as once you get the knack of it there is no problem.
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where in delhi can i find used bikes? and also when did the AVL TBTS come out?
Also do the RE dealers have a buy back schemes on new bikes?
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we recently had a 2005 TB and we bought it for just around 35. donated all the parts here and there
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we recently had a 2005 TB and we bought it for just around 35. donated all the parts here and there
sir if you find another one, hopefully newer and stock i would be greatful.
what model can i expect to get for around 60k?
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delhi people stop having fun on your enfields and help me out here.
Dont you want me to join you?
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