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Old 5th May 2011, 12:34   #1636
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Could someone please post the email address of the Regional Service Manager for Chennai\Tamilnadu?

I am having serious electrical issues which the service station refuses to deal with.
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Regional sales manager for Chennai -
Mr. Jayapradeep
email: vjayapradeep@royalenfield.com

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Old 5th May 2011, 18:48   #1638
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Loving the new remapped UCE 500
Took an opportunity to test ride the upcoming new variants of UCE 500 Electra/Std with remapped ECU.
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When is the Electra 500 coming out ? Where did you get the test drive ?
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Old 6th May 2011, 01:27   #1639
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I have completed 1000kms on my C5. Thought i would give a proper user review..[ Even though the bike has got completed around 1.2k kms, 500kms were ridden by a friend of mine. He used it for a trip to Vayanad, Kerala]


Overall feel- Simply superb. The bike is super fast and reliable. I haven't taken her above 70-80km/hr though.

Engine- Reliable. No oil leaks so far. Even the gaskets have improved a lot i believe.

Suspension- is on the harder side. Feels good with a pillion only. Otherwise, bumpy ride[coupled with the hard seat]. I think i'll have to switch the rear shocks to a softer setting ASAP. Any suggestions? Please..

Headlight- Could have been better. I wish i had the ac type one to save me from draining the battery.

Horn- is a big mess. It feels like there is no horn with the headlight on. I'll have to do a proper relay job.

Brakes- Very good as usual. Felt same as my old AVL TB.

EFI- The bike gets off when the throttle is closed completely [on a turn or something] in a higher gear like 4th-5th. Service guys told me its a usual prob with EFI. The bike jerks at a speed of 40km/hr. No misfiring issues and all to report though.

Off-road Silencer- A huge improvement over the stock one. The bike feels more free now. That chocking feeling is gone. I changed it after completing 1000kms only. I advice everyone to switch to the bend-one even though it comes at a price.

Handlebar- New type. No issues here. Very comfy.

Wheels & Tyres- new 19"-18" combo works just fine for me. Zappers are not the best though. Michelin is on my cards.

Handling- This is the most impressive factor i felt on my C5. Its simply superb. Gives awesome confidence on corners unlike other REs. Feels like im on my RD350.

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Old 6th May 2011, 10:32   #1640
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What tyre pressure are you running? 20psi (F) and 30psi (R) should work fine for a single rider. I personally prefer 22psi (F) and 32psi (R).
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I'm running 45 PSI front and rear.LOL.works for me.hahahaha.goes like a real bullet now!
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You guys have the broader zapper tyres. Can you tell me what should be the ideal air pressure for an old TB?
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Old 6th May 2011, 12:10   #1643
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20psi F and 28psi R is better, makes the tyres stick better and also controls the rear wheel oscillation to a great extent.

can anybody share pics of what the factory setting is for the rear shockers........!
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@ Nasir :- thanks a lot for the advice and for the email addresses,I have started pointing out the faults on my C5 to the RE Management,and guess what I got a time response from them via email and phone,I got a call from Mr.N.Shivaprasad - Territory Service Manager located at Bangalore office (Contact No.9886791325), hope I get a satisfactory fix once i get the C5 in for my 2nd free service[COLOR=blue][/COLOR]
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Hi,

I have seen a wierd issue with the MIL. I don't think it's a problem but still wanted to check with you guys.

When I switch on the ignition the MIL glows and shuts of after 4 seconds (normal). As soon as I give a starter it glows again and shuts of after 4 seconds. Bike starts normally and I don't see MIL glowing again. I just noticed it today, what could lead to this behavior.

P.S. I don't see the same behavior when I kickstart.

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When I switch on the ignition the MIL glows and shuts of after 4 seconds (normal). As soon as I give a starter it glows again and shuts of after 4 seconds. Bike starts normally and I don't see MIL glowing again. I just noticed it today, what could lead to this behavior.
Wildly guessing: some loose contact in the ignition switch.


My entire key set including the ignition switch, was replaced after 7k kms, and now bike is done about 15k.

these days, even i am facing a problem on similar lines. the ignition switch is become loose and the key after insertion, sometimes breaks the electrical contact, resulting in re-glow of MIL and sometimes engine stalling.

why do they use source such bad quality of ignition switches?
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Wildly guessing: some loose contact in the ignition switch.


My entire key set including the ignition switch, was replaced after 7k kms, and now bike is done about 15k.

these days, even i am facing a problem on similar lines. the ignition switch is become loose and the key after insertion, sometimes breaks the electrical contact, resulting in re-glow of MIL and sometimes engine stalling.

why do they use source such bad quality of ignition switches?
For all RE owners, while the key is inserted in the ignition key hole, it should not have any heavy dangling key chains. Preferrably only a ring with a removable clasp......!!
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Wildly guessing: some loose contact in the ignition switch.


My entire key set including the ignition switch, was replaced after 7k kms, and now bike is done about 15k.

these days, even i am facing a problem on similar lines. the ignition switch is become loose and the key after insertion, sometimes breaks the electrical contact, resulting in re-glow of MIL and sometimes engine stalling.

why do they use source such bad quality of ignition switches?
I had also replace the entire key set because the same problem you were facing.

Currently I believe it's not because of the the ignition as the bike does not stall and I can still kickstart it without MIL glowing again. And another wierd thing it doesn't happens during day.. I feel it might be because of low battery during night. not sure.
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Found some nice gizmos here which fits perfectly..

NField Gear: Clocks 4 Bikes Clock - Instruments - Parts & Accessories
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After my wishful & long wait,finally I got it done.
Got the Swing arm bushes replaced by a std one during 5th service.
Total cost incurred 700.

Swinging rear was the biggest trouble & flaw of this dream bike by RE.
Well, lets come to the result now,it was all done to cruise past 120 without any wobble,in the royal style.

However dreams got shattered today when today,a RTR Apache cruised past me on Noida Expressway at around 115 kmph.
What a time to test the new bushes,I opened the throttle,went up-to 110 & just before I could have easily smoked that RTR,Shakira came into play............& heart begun to sank.

It just didn't work out for me,changing bushes to old std one's just didn't do any good to the wobble,other than bringing an extra trouble to get all this done.
BTW I haven't actually witnessed the modification,as I left the Bike at service station,is there any way to inspect from out-side only if the bushes have been changed in reality.

Though I don't expect them to do such a mischief of dodging a customer like this.

Perhaps this chassis has some serious flaw we still need to unlock.

I would look forward to any concrete way,which could take care of this wobbling menace.
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