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Old 17th December 2011, 15:33   #2236
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G) Upswept exhaust - if you fancy the looks and heavier thump. It's attached to the down pipe and does not come with free flow down pipe anymore so you wont harm the engine during running in period.
Hi @randhawa, the upswept silencer is available with the RE as an accessory, if i go for an after market goldie silencer will it void the warranty and revoke any other issue since personally i did not liked the design of upswept much but will love to have a louder thump sound and one more query, in case the showroom has 2 - 3 DS, then is there any way to find out the better tuned engine if the exteriors of all are same, the RE mechanic told me that there is no such difference as a better engine

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Is it necessary that I go in for oil change now and then again at 500 or can I let it be and do it at 500?
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Old 19th December 2011, 09:12   #2238
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Sometimes a manufacturing company would intentionally keep a certain 'lot' of cars/bikes behind in December and punch in the chassis number which would correspond to the manufacturing date of next year. This 'lot' is referred to as a Black-Buffer.
I dont know the exact reason for this, but I'll find out... And Im guessing this is whats happening in your case.
Thanks for the update, i checked again with the RE Brand store and they told me that the current chasis number for RE starts with "B" which denotes 2011 and you will get the chassis starting with C"" which is for 2012, is it true? can some body confirm me since my current TB chassis number starts with "5LJ" where 5 Stands for 2005 and J for October i guess
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Would a RE CL500/CL350 be a ok in comfort for a short guy with just 5'6" height?
Can someone please share?

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Old 19th December 2011, 18:59   #2240
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Hi,

I did the following on my Classic 500 between 19th Nov and 9th Dec.

Delhi - Ludhiana - Jammu - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Kargil - Srinagar - Katra - Amritsar - Delhi - Udaipur - Mumbai.

2 People (70 kg myself, 55 kgs the pillion rider and approx 25 kg of luggage)

Approx 4500 km.

Rode my classic 500 in almost -2 or -3 degrees conditions.

Had a fairly large accident on top of zozilla pass

Consistent riding of 100 kmph for around 3 hours (en route from Udiapur to Mumbai, did 800 kms in a single day)

Even after the above - my classic 500 did not give me ANY single issue.

This bike truly is 'bullet - made like a gun'

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Old 19th December 2011, 20:23   #2241
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@RUCHIRTNT

chasis no of my DS bought of 16/11/11
ME3U5S5F0BL018227
ENGINE NO
U5S5F0BL018227

PLEASE DECODE
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My 2011 G5 owners manual says the ENGINE code you gave is as follows
U = ENGINE FAMILY
5 = ENGINE CAPACITY (500cc)
S = TYPE OF START (electric?)
5 = TRANSMISSION (5 speed?)
F = FUEL FEED (fuel injection?)
0 = BLANK FOR FUTURE USE (?)
B = YEAR OF MANUFACTURE (-9=2009, A=2010, B=2011, C=2012)
L = MONTH OF MANUFACTURE (A=JAN, B=FEB, C=MAR...L=OCT, N=DEC)
108227= PRODUCTION SERIAL NUMBER
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Had a fairly large accident on top of zozilla pass
Sorry to hear that. I am toying with the idea of riding Bangalore-Leh-Bangalore in the near future in my son's Desert Storm after running in [which he has booked a month back]. Did you face any issues at Zoji La while riding with a pillion like struggling to climb due to lack of oxygen/steep, rocky, snowy terrain?
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Even after the above - my classic 500 did not give me ANY single issue.
Great. Hats off to you and your CL500.

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Sorry to hear that. I am toying with the idea of riding Bangalore-Leh-Bangalore in the near future in my son's Desert Storm after running in [which he has booked a month back]. Did you face any issues at Zoji La while riding with a pillion like struggling to climb due to lack of oxygen/steep, rocky, snowy terrain?
Great. Hats off to you and your CL500.
Hi J. Ravi.

The Cl 500 had no issues coping up with the steep gradients and climbs of the numerous passes. I guess the ECU did all the job of giving the right amount of Fuel X O2 mixture in the engine.

But Riding on snow is a diff ball game. We met with an accident because of a thin layer of Ice on top of zojilla. Our Stock tires are good enough to cope up with any kind of rocky terrain. The Torque of the engine is something that you have to experience when you will be on top of one of the highest roads in the world, and when you see your cl 500 breezing through.

Having said that, what I would recommend is put your bike in the train upto delhi, start riding from Delhi, as while you are combating the passes you would need Yourself and the bike to be in perfect condition.

Just to elaborate Jammu to Srinagar is all paved highway all of 198 odd kms. But I was exhausted by the time I reached Srinagar, as the road is full of twisties and u turns. All of 198 kms. It was exhausting.

Hence I recommended the above, rest its your call

Have fun and ride safe.

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Thanks a lot, ac 427, for your prompt and detailed response.
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I guess the ECU did all the job of giving the right amount of Fuel X O2 mixture in the engine.
Those soothing words made me comfortable.
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We met with an accident because of a thin layer of Ice on top of zojilla.
I am planning to do it in September 2012 when there will be no snow.
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The Torque of the engine is something that you have to experience when you will be on top of one of the highest roads in the world, and when you see your cl 500 breezing through.
Capital bike.
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I would recommend is put your bike in the train upto delhi, start riding from Delhi, as while you are combating the passes you would need Yourself and the bike to be in perfect condition.
Lemme see.
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250kms up
Is it necessary that I go in for oil change now and then again at 500 or can I let it be and do it at 500?
the owners manual recommends first oil change at 500kms, I've stuck to that routine.
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250kms up
Is it necessary that I go in for oil change now and then again at 500 or can I let it be and do it at 500?

the owners manual recommends first oil change at 500kms, I've stuck to that routine.
Last few pages have been full of confusion and uncertainties over the first oil change. how i see it is, If you can afford it, get the first oil change at around 100kms. 2nd oil change during the first service(500 kms).

If you fail to change oil at 100kms, and change it at around 500 kms (first service), there is nothing major to worry about.

The company recommends first oil change at 500 kms. The residue released in the oil as a result of initial wear of parts act as minute abrasive particles, and help in further polishing the parts to close tolerances.
Some of us are extra cautious, and worry about some larger chunks of initial residue which could damage the internals. For them, i feel its better to rinse the engine with a new oil at around 100kms mark. beyond that its too late anyways, be it 250 or 500 kms. Just my thoughts.
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My 2011 G5 owners manual says the ENGINE code you gave is as follows
U = ENGINE FAMILY
5 = ENGINE CAPACITY (500cc)
S = TYPE OF START (electric?)
5 = TRANSMISSION (5 speed?)
F = FUEL FEED (fuel injection?)
0 = BLANK FOR FUTURE USE (?)
B = YEAR OF MANUFACTURE (-9=2009, A=2010, B=2011, C=2012)
L = MONTH OF MANUFACTURE (A=JAN, B=FEB, C=MAR...L=OCT, N=DEC)
108227= PRODUCTION SERIAL NUMBER
But L is the 12 letter of the alphabet, how will it stand for October, is there some other nomenclature behind setting L as October
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thanks a lot @ArizonaJim
May be I should have another detailed look in chassis since the code suggest it is brand new.
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I should have mentioned that the letter I and J are not used.
This makes K = Sep., L= Oct., M=Nov., N= Dec..
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