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Old 10th November 2015, 18:12   #3796
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Mate the flywheel is indeed lighter on the CGT compared to other 500 RE's. It is been explicitly mentioned on their website. In a Bulleteer's parlance the crank/flywheel is the same by which they describe heavy crank and light crank. Technically the crank is not a flywheel but is called so by the Bulleteer's (as the local mechanics then didn't hear of the term fly wheel hence named it crank) over the years.
Thanks for clearing that up!

I am starting long distance rides on my Classic 500. And a couple of times in the past 3 years, my bike went dead because of adulterated fuel. Worked fine after the fuel was changed. The last one happened recently in April. I have also heard of other 500 EFI owners who have experienced the same issue.

There was a recent post on team-bhp about an Audi owner who had a similar issue and it cost him 4 lakhs.

How do I maintain the consistency of fuel when refuelling at unknown pumps? Will I have to bring a filter paper and check for adulteration at every stop?

And why does this not effect the carburetted Enfields and other bikes like KTM, which also happens to be EFI?

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When I got this done I didn't notice any change except that the wobbling between 50-60kmph stopped. Actually, today I really got to know the difference. I thought the bike was stable and planted at high speeds earlier, but today was a completely different experience. The suspension has become stiffer though, but I don't really mind as it suits me.

Did you get a chance to go for a longish ride on the highway after getting the bush changed? As mentioned above, I didn't really experience any change in the city, but highway was completely different.
Yeah, I did a couple of 170 km one-way trips. But haven't felt much of a difference.

All feels the same.

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Old 13th November 2015, 22:59   #3797
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Hi guys. Faced this issue in last two starts on my 500 efi and hence need help. Had to do 10-15 start stop go while searching for some medicines and then this happened - a long MIL blink. So when i turn the key, the routine check engine comes up and goes ofd. Now when i crank with electric start, MIL glows for 3 seconds and then goes off - no other issue with bike performance. Bike also starts without issues. What could be wrong?
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Old 14th November 2015, 02:24   #3798
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IMO, nothing is wrong with it if the MIL does not stay lit and everything seems to be working correctly.

The computer may have stored a fault and it is rechecking to see if the fault is still there after the engine has started.

As the fault is no longer there, the MIL goes out and everything is happy. At least, that's my guess.
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Has anyone tried to change CL500 rear tyre with Continental GT rear tyre. I could find few discussion about this, but no mention about fitment and change in riding experience.
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Old 18th November 2015, 17:39   #3800
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Hi guys. Faced this issue in last two starts on my 500 efi and hence need help. Had to do 10-15 start stop go while searching for some medicines and then this happened - a long MIL blink. So when i turn the key, the routine check engine comes up and goes ofd. Now when i crank with electric start, MIL glows for 3 seconds and then goes off - no other issue with bike performance. Bike also starts without issues. What could be wrong?
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Given that you had frequent start stops, just check that the battery is fine, esp if you had used the starter motor to crank it. I remember seeing something similar when my battery was failing..
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Old 18th November 2015, 19:20   #3801
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Thanks to Bangalore roads, today the headlamp just dislodged and fell off when negotiating a hump. The glass shattered and thankfully the vehicles/riders following me are not hurt.

So, please check and tighten the headlamp screw(s).

I am also thinking of fitting a 45w 7" LED lamp found in aliexpress or nh4.
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Old 24th November 2015, 10:16   #3802
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Thanks to Bangalore roads, today the headlamp just dislodged and fell off when negotiating a hump. The glass shattered and thankfully the vehicles/riders following me are not hurt.

So, please check and tighten the headlamp screw(s).

I am also thinking of fitting a 45w 7" LED lamp found in aliexpress or nh4.
There you go, a reason to upgrade the headlamp. :P
Jokes apart, if the screws are loosening out of their place, it happens gradually. Once it becomes a little loose, there must be some sort of noise because of vibration, right? Was nothing observed?

Thanks for the heads up though, I'll check mine today
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Old 24th November 2015, 10:55   #3803
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[b]I am starting long distance rides on my Classic 500. And a couple of times in the past 3 years, my bike went dead because of adulterated fuel. Worked fine after the fuel was changed. The last one happened recently in April. I have also heard of other 500 EFI owners who have experienced the same issue.

How do I maintain the consistency of fuel when refuelling at unknown pumps? Will I have to bring a filter paper and check for adulteration at every stop?
Mate adulterated fuel wreaks havoc with carburettor equipped motorcycles as well but it takes time while doing so and can be easily repaired as compared to EFi. On my long rides I always tank up to the brim from a known Petrol Pump and thanks to the 20 litre tank I am able to carry on for 450-500kms without refuelling. I have my own reservations about shady petrol pumps operating on our highways. Unless it is a CoCo(Company owned Company operated) bunk I don't risk it. About checking the consistency of fuel it is a tedious job and difficult to gauge. Best option is to stick to petrol pumps once you reach the nearest city, as my experience with city petrol pumps are a tad bit better than the highway ones. As far as possible I stick to one particular brand(BPCL) of petrol pump.
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And why does this not effect the carburetted Enfields and other bikes like KTM, which also happens to be EFI?
I am not sure about the KTM's but as I mentioned adulterated fuel also affects the carburetted Enfields albeit it takes some time to do so unlike EFi. My Tbird500 is EFi but so far I have not experienced adulterated fuel issues as I stick to CoCo petrol pumps on our highways.
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Old 25th November 2015, 10:34   #3804
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All this talk about EFi and Fuel Pumps makes me nervous. I had a rather unique but unfortunate event- my bike got tipped over at the recent RM and the bottom of the fuel pump cracked (Where the plastic nozzle come out). Drying the tank, and generous M-Seal'ing helped as all dealers in Goa were sold out on fuel pumps (amazing sales thie RM generates for local dealers-anyway). So am looking out for a used/non-working pump to salvage the bottom. Can anyone here help me?

With regards to the fuel quality Q- I also ride a harley and have done about 40,000Km on it in the last 4 years. The constant fueling and riding, seems to be the only answer- MAYBE fuel is hygroscopic and the standing fuel kinda sucks in water-vapour- or whatever- with adulterated fuel. Please understand that in India- adulteration is done with Naptha or Kerosene or some organic solvent that is stolen. And none of these are usually the cause of the pumps going bad. Its the water content- so- as some peers have suggested, a reasonably 1/2+ tank, and regular fuel consumption- is the best way.
For EFi bikes, a Fi cleaning about every 25-30000Km, and for Carbs a regular cleaning about 10-15000Km- or earlier depending on your manual will help keep the blues away.
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Hi Guys, After mulling over it for about three months, went ahead and booked Classic 500 yesterday. It's been nearly 15 years since I stopped riding bikes other than the occasional short sprints on my RX to run some errands whenever I visit my home town. Recent decision by my company to restrict the car parking facility had me thinking about buying a bike. Also, the thought of going on long rides in bike fascinated me. However, could not quite decide which bike to go far. Did consider CBR250, Yamaha R3, Mojo and the Enfield staple. Somehow, other bikes did not appeal to my heart and finally zoomed in on Classic 500 and booked. Bike was readily available at the dealer but chose to get the 2016 model and told him to call me when he receives 2016 batch in Jan'16. I am going to be a novice to the Bulleting world and looking forward for your valuable advise in the near future.
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Hi Guys, After mulling over it for about three months, went ahead and booked Classic 500 yesterday. However, could not quite decide which bike to go far. Did consider CBR250, Yamaha R3, Mojo and the Enfield staple. Somehow, other bikes did not appeal to my heart and finally zoomed in on Classic 500 and booked.
Mate first of all congrats on booking the CL500. I have been always saying this and will say it again, RE motorcycles are either make it or break it. There is no in between like a shade of grey between black and white. It is either that you want it or you don't. You chose the former as you said the decision was made from your heart. Mate listen to your heart and you will never regret. RE CL500 has been around for some time now and has made a loyal fan base and place for itself among the riding community. Your pattern of usage makes it perfect to choose the CL500 as it is a good for city commuting as well as an excellent weekend mile muncher. Enjoy and ride safe.
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RE is going to launch Forest Ranger. Here are the pics.
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RE is going to launch Forest Ranger. Here are the pics.
I thought they cannot sell this colour in India since they have some arrangement with the army. But surely a colour that suits it the most.
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RE is going to launch Forest Ranger. Here are the pics.

Buddy, firstly this post doesn't belong in this thread. Secondly, it looks like the bike has been delivered to a customer as i see a Garland and Temporary plates. How is it that they are launching a new colour after it's delivered to a customer?
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Please spread some gyaan here sir. You seem to be having the top secret info which no other website or news channel still has. How and where in Bangalore did you click this pic ? and how did the army allow special rights of battle green colour in KA 05 leaving all other states ?

Eagerly awaiting more pics and news on "Forest Ranger"
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