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Old 3rd September 2012, 17:00   #2701
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Got a new windshield yesterday,tested her on the highway for 250kms,no shortcomings observed till now.
Akshay, looks super cool. Is it really effective in stopping gushing winds at higher speeds? Pricing info please


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Well here we have 'regular' and 'super' and its 'super' which I use. I suggest you use power.
Most car manafacturers themselves ask customers to use regular fuel be it petrol or diesel as there is no tests that prove that super/power fuel has an edge over normal fuel

I would recommend everyone to use normal fuel ( Petrol or Diesel) at all times. I have been using that in my car and bike for over a decade now and everything is as smooth as it should be.
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Old 4th September 2012, 23:04   #2702
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Wow! The bike looks just amazing. I personally like the chrome version ore the desert storm. It gives the "Royal" look to the "Royal Enfield.

How much does the windshield cost? and can we fix this windshield to the older version of Enfield Bullet?
Thanks,it cost me 1500 bucks,and yes it can be mounted on any RE.

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Akshay, looks super cool. Is it really effective in stopping gushing winds at higher speeds? Pricing info please
Yes it is effective,to some extent,rode for 250 kms this sunday in heavy rains,and i loved it,the way it protected me from the muck spray of the trucks.This one is a aftermarket shield,cost me 1500 bucks for the RE showroom,OEM costs around 5.5-6K.

Has anyone tried a 90\100 Halogen over 60\55?
I am not happy with Stock 60\55 set up.
My CI 350 Machismo used to light up the road pretty well with a 60\55 Halogen.

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Hi Team:

I booked a desert storm C500 today at the Pimpri, Pune, showroom and should get delivery in the next 6 months or so. My fellow team-bhpians are the first to know, haven't even told my wife yet. Its gonna be a huge surprise for them to find that good old conservative me has gone and blown up his money on a thing such as this!

I was reading up the travelogue about 5 guys on bikes in Ladakh today and I don't know what came over me, but I decided to go for a test drive of the C500 and before I knew it, I'd paid the booking amount.

I can't wait for 6 months to pass. :-)
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Hi Team:

I booked a desert storm C500 today at the Pimpri, Pune, showroom and should get delivery in the next 6 months or so. My fellow team-bhpians are the first to know, haven't even told my wife yet. Its gonna be a huge surprise for them to find that good old conservative me has gone and blown up his money on a thing such as this!

I was reading up the travelogue about 5 guys on bikes in Ladakh today and I don't know what came over me, but I decided to go for a test drive of the C500 and before I knew it, I'd paid the booking amount.

I can't wait for 6 months to pass. :-)
make sure you start looking for a good helmet and riding boots... next up, you'll be heading to Leh soon
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Hi Guys,
Just got my Desert Storm day before. Could you please advice which petrol I should use? Regular or Power?

Thank you so much,

Deepak
Regular 87 octane. Using 91Octane will lead to drop in both power and FE while wasting more money. The same has also been mentioned in the manual.
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Hi Team:

I booked a desert storm C500 today at the Pimpri, Pune, showroom and should get delivery in the next 6 months or so. My fellow team-bhpians are the first to know, haven't even told my wife yet.
Congrats and welcome to the bullet and C-500 club. I am sure next 6 months would be the most excruciating time of your life counting the days of your DS arrival

But, it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, start planning your mods and rides apart from buying the riding gear
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A friend recently acquired the CL500 and have been baby sitting the bike during the running-in period. Of all the cons mentioned in the thread, vibrations are the worst and takes a toll on the rider, specially a skinny fellow like myself.

Just had a query, on few occasions with a pillion whenever I have come across a small jump/bump on the roads the bike touches somewhere. I initially thought of the exhaust, but that was ruled out on close inspection. However my suspicion is on the rear fender hitting the tire. Has anyone faced this issue and any juggad for this or do we live with it.
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Asif: It is possible that the rear fender (mudguard) is rubbing on the tire but a close visual inspection should show some evidence of the rub.

Because of the bolt clearances, the fender can easily be installed in a mus-aligned position. If this is the case, loosening the retaining bolts, moving the fender to a more centralized position and then re-tightening the bolts will fix the problem.

Another possibility is the adjustment on the rear drive chain.
If it is too loose or too tight it can make a noise when the tire passes over a bump.

With the motorcycle on the center stand and the engine shut off you should be able to move the middle of the chain down and then up.
The total movement should be about 30-50mm.
If it is tighter or looser than this, have a mechanic adjust it to the correct value.
By the way, if the motorcycle is resting on its tires and the sidestand, the movement will be reduced about 12mm.

While you are examining the area, make sure the tail light wiring that is located inside the mudguard on the left hand side is restrained by the metal clips. These wires are not always secured to the clips, allowing them to hang down.
If this happens and the tire rubs thru their insulation it can cause a failure of the tail light, brake light or rear turn indicators.

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Whenever I start my bike, simply pressing the start button is not enough.

I have to slightly increase throttle (very slightly) in order to make it start.

Is this normal ? Do you guys start your bikes without having to increase throttle at all ?
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Old 16th September 2012, 00:55   #2710
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I don't have to move the throttle at all when starting my 2011 G5.

That said, each one is a little different.

In many ways motorcycles are like women and you have to know all the little things that please them if you want to get along happily.
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Whenever I start my bike, simply pressing the start button is not enough.

I have to slightly increase throttle (very slightly) in order to make it start.

Is this normal ? Do you guys start your bikes without having to increase throttle at all ?
Same here,Dec 2011 CL5,does not start without slight throttle input.
It has been like this since day 1.
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Old 16th September 2012, 12:05   #2712
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Maybe I should increase the idle speed via the idle speed adjustment screw on the throttle body? Not sure.
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Old 17th September 2012, 11:42   #2713
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Maybe I should increase the idle speed via the idle speed adjustment screw on the throttle body? Not sure.
That won't help either. At least it did not in my case


I'm facing a different issue. The indicators on my Classic are loosing the chrome shine. It is some sort of rust. I've tried cleaning them but i'm not satisfied with the results.

I believe there is a powder available to get rid of the rust. I searched around this forum but have got mixed reviews on it. Has anyone used it or can suggest a way to retain the shine?


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Guys could you please help me out. I am having a rust issue with my classic chrome 500. My bike is just 4 months old. I have noticed spots of rust on the handlebar and the leg guards. I wash my bike weekly and clean my bike after every ride and keep it in a covered basement parking. i am told of some powder which is a rust inhibitor for chrome. Any pointers to what it is and where to source it will be appreciated. I do not like the brown-golden anti rust paint that lots of people put on their bikes during the monsoons. Thanks
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Has anyone faced this issue and any juggad for this or do we live with it.
Have been facing this issue and a few more.

The rear fender was touching the tyre over speed breakers, and especially with pillion. Can cleanly see the points on the tail lamp cables where the tyre is touching. The rear shocks setting was at the tallest, so i went for a new set of rear shocks about 2 months back. The problem still persists with a pillion over speed breakers. No clue as how to rectify it. Some one had experimented with a pulsar collar over for the rear shocks, which will increase the shocks height by about 2 cms. I looked for a pair of used pulsar collars, and someone who would fit it on the C5 shocks. Could not find either.
Not sure whats causing this, any pointers anyone?

Secondly, 90 times out of 100, when i apply front brakes progressively and hard, there is a 'TAK' sound that comes from somewhere around the fork. This sound comes almost when the fork is compressed most. Had showed to two mechanic, and they ruled out the possibility of bottoming out. Not sure what it is, but its damn irritating for sure.

Had gone for 300 kms breakfast ride yesterday. Good flat roads, full throttle and the bike just refused to go beyond 115kmph on flat roads. On a slight downward slope section, it barely touched 120. :( any ideas why?
My machismo 350 used to do 115 with ease.

Also, there is lots of vibrations at 90+ speed, and especially at the right footpeg. checked for looseness etc, but all seems ok.
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