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Old 21st May 2011, 09:02   #1666
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In the upcoming movie"zindagi na milegi dobara" katrina kaif is seen driving classic series bike in spain.How elite product we have brought, but how miserable service and parts are we know that.
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Old 21st May 2011, 22:18   #1667
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happens all the time on righty's .tried to fabricate a solution but there isnt much u can do since it is right below the silencer. just have to learn to use the front brakes.
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I had a scary moment today with the rear brake pedal scraping the road while cornering. Has someone here done anything about that?
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Old 23rd May 2011, 16:18   #1668
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Can anyone help me here...

have a problem starting my Classic 500. I've been out of town for the past 2 weeks and today I'm not able to get my bullet fired.
Strangely even my panel doesn't come on when turn the key..

1) Can anyone tell me if the issue is with some loose connection or if the battery is dead.
2) Another probably a stupid question... If the battery is dead is there a way we can kick start the classic 500 atleast

Any suggestions ... pls..
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Old 23rd May 2011, 17:06   #1669
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check your battery connections, thoroughly. if everything seems alright there, try to blow horn. If it goes on slightly, the battery may be loosing charge. Turn off the ignition, pull in the clutch and kick over the bike a few times to loosen everything up. Then turn on the ignition wait for few seconds and try to kick start. If the bike starts, take her to the dealer and get the battery checked and replaced if necessary.

This is from my past experience.
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Old 25th May 2011, 01:20   #1670
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Anyone using a 100-90-19" tyre upfront on their CL500? What are the odds? Coz when i see the OE 90-90-19 of the new C5s and the conventional 3.25-19 of the older 350s side by side, i feel the latter wider. Or is it just me?
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Old 27th May 2011, 15:09   #1671
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Can anyone post pictures of their luggage carrying solution on the C5? I've seen nasirkaka's rear box in another forum, but what about saddlebags/side boxes/panniers? Anyone got anything interesting to show (off)?
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Can anyone post pictures of their luggage carrying solution on the C5? I've seen nasirkaka's rear box in another forum, but what about saddlebags/side boxes/panniers? Anyone got anything interesting to show (off)?

The most interesting solution is the one which our fellow T-Bhpian (bblost) came up with. Here is the link to his Homemade Saddle Bags :- http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post1106581 (Saddle bags. Make it yourself.)

I have been using and have been pretty much happy with my Cramsters (pics below for reference).
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I have been using and have been pretty much happy with my Cramsters (pics below for reference).
Thanks MantriG. One quick question though. How do the Cramsters' affect the pillions comfort? Most of the times I'll be touring with my better half.

How about other side box solutions? Apart from the usual removable side racks and ammo boxes..anyone got anything to show? I'll be visiting J.C Road tomorrow, will post my findings here.
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Old 27th May 2011, 17:51   #1674
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Thanks MantriG. One quick question though. How do the Cramsters' affect the pillions comfort? Most of the times I'll be touring with my better half.

How about other side box solutions? Apart from the usual removable side racks and ammo boxes..anyone got anything to show? I'll be visiting J.C Road tomorrow, will post my findings here.
No, the cramsters do not affect the pillion comfort. I also do most of the trips with my fiancée and she has never complained any discomfort due to those bags.

The reason behind this, your thighs run parallel to the ground and then post the knee joint your shin in perpendicular to the ground. The bags rest well below ones thighs, infact they provide added protection for the pillion in case of a fall. Legs stay protected and its the bags that have first contact with the tarmac in case of a fall. I have tried to explain the seating position graphically.

I used to have delhi panniers (hard metal boxes) on my earlier bull, however switched to the Cramsters as they are easily removable and you can carry it back to with you to the place you are staying at while we take a break.

When travelling for ultra long distances (Tour-De-Himalayas etc..) the Panniers make a lot of sense, however for rides a lasting for a couple of days these bags are very helpful and more practical. They easily accommodate stuff for one for a week (2 people -3-4days).
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IT may be an OT but i would not carry a pillion like rthat with me ever.
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This may be even more OT, but where do you find wives/fiancées who agree to travel pillion?

@Desideep: Can you elaborate on the risks one would run if carrying luggage and a pillion passenger, and mention an alternative as well?

Thanks!
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IT may be an OT but i would not carry a pillion like rthat with me ever.
I hope you were not hinting at the shape of the pillion.

My farmhouse is approximately 200kms from Mumbai and whenever we decide to ride down for the weekend - I dump stuff into cramsters and head out. Have never faced any issue whatsoever with those.

But if I am missing something here, I would really if you could help me understand the concern. It certainly would be very helpful.
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Saw a post in FB. Race Dynamics Bnglr, is developing a new programmable ECU for our CL500s with atleast 3 custom curves. Lets hope for the best.


http://www.facebook.com/mysticarcher...15547195134133

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This may be even more OT, but where do you find wives/fiancées who agree to travel pillion?

Come to dehradun and i'll introduce you to one who infact gets annoyed if i ride alone.She has to be the pillion at all times.And loves the speed and the "leans" into the turns.
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Which battery do you guys use on your bikes? I was checking out the Exide online store and they recommend 3 batteries for the Bullet 500 (Store:&nbsp Bullet 500). But what I noticed it none of them have an AH rating of 14 -which is specified in the bike's manual.
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