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Old 21st January 2011, 19:38   #1186
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Yeah I am serious on coming to Bangalore but not certain when I will be able to make it. Will love to help my fellow comrades and learn a thing or two from experienced bulleteers.

It's not just the plugs but every thing clean makes lot of difference hence in my opinion the engine oil should be changed at every 3k. Don't forget to clean the filter and oil it as well(only for K&N).

You can only downsize the front sprocket as its at its max teeth's in front(no space to go bigger). Only other option is to play with the rear sprocket or perhaps go for belt conversion but not a cheap option.

Update on carb conversion

I finally made the OEM parts(with part no) & cost list. Came out to 13k but a lot can be improvised to bring the cost down. Will update the list soon.
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Old 22nd January 2011, 13:18   #1187
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Yeah I am serious on coming to Bangalore but not certain when I will be able to make it. Will love to help my fellow comrades and learn a thing or two from experienced bulleteers.
kewl. Let us know once u finalise on the plan. would love to meet you.

13K for carb conversion! weighing the pros and cons, would it be worth the price?
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Old 22nd January 2011, 14:04   #1188
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That price is excluding labour and tuning. It will be each to its own thing. Cons will be fuel economy and hit & trial getting the jetting right. Apart from that its all pros as I see it. But beneficial only for hardcore enthusiast who wants max performance and want to tune it to their liking and get the best from K&N and free flow exhaust. Price can be reduced by more then 4k depending on how resourceful you are in getting parts and how far OEM setup you want.
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Old 22nd January 2011, 17:28   #1189
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I finally sold my ride. Delivery will be in second week of feb after I do a ride to Goa on it
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Old 22nd January 2011, 17:56   #1190
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Your last days of ownership will end up with a awesome ride to Goa and back. What a way to end up the relationship hey
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Old 22nd January 2011, 18:08   #1191
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Your last days of ownership will end up with a awesome ride to Goa and back. What a way to end up the relationship hey
true Randhawa had it for exactly a year now. And will end it with a ride in one of the supposedly most scenic routes. Had good times with the bike. And got a good deal also.

Will post the final amount after the delivery of the bike is complete

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Old 22nd January 2011, 23:06   #1192
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Most of the time the rear tyre will skid to LH side and nothing to do with the front and thats normal. It's also due to the fact that when we do hard braking, unconsciously the handle is tilted to left as we expect it to slide to that side.
Hey, I'm new to this forum but have been following it since 5-6 months. Firstly I would like to appreciate your insights into the C5. Secondly, my bike always skids to the right side when I brake hard. I'm attaching a pic of my rear tyre. It looks like it's misaligned but I'm not sure since it drive ok until I hit a indentation on the road, where it feels like slipping. Is that common?
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Old 23rd January 2011, 08:55   #1193
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Hey, I'm new to this forum but have been following it since 5-6 months. Firstly I would like to appreciate your insights into the C5. Secondly, my bike always skids to the right side when I brake hard. I'm attaching a pic of my rear tyre. It looks like it's misaligned but I'm not sure since it drive ok until I hit a indentation on the road, where it feels like slipping. Is that common?
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Misalignement is not measured by comparing the rear tyre with the rear fender (mud guard)..... it is measured with your front tyre...this was discussed somewhere in the thread, but you may also search the Internet.
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Old 23rd January 2011, 09:35   #1194
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@indian21r : A nice way to end the ownership. Looking forward to read your post of your drive.
@randhawa : Looks like you have a following in Bangalore too. Cheers.
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Yeah agree with bradhey, calculating the alignment wrt the mudguard it not a good idea.. 1. should see the number of notches.. 2. front and back wheel track (for the more inclined who believe notches may not be accurate)
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Old 25th January 2011, 03:39   #1196
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@Classic86- As bradhey said, you should not compare it with the mudguard for reference point. Better to do it with front tyre. Aren't you using rear brake too much or not the proper ratio front to rear? In my entire 21k on my bike, the max I have skidded on the rear tyre is less then 10 times. You have more chance to loose your balance if rear is used more then front.
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Old 25th January 2011, 16:03   #1197
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the fact that military Green C5 is not allowed in india, i was thinking of alternate options. One that came to my mind was MATT FINISH DARK BLUISH GREY, with some vintage simple graphics. Basically Military type looks without having the military green colour.
Below is a simulation. What do you guys say...
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the fact that military Green C5 is not allowed in india, i was thinking of alternate options. One that came to my mind was MATT FINISH DARK BLUISH GREY, with some vintage simple graphics. Basically Military type looks without having the military green colour.
Below is a simulation. What do you guys say...
The colour looks great, neat!.

Any ideas for a Thunderbird? am planning to get mine coloured and am really looking for good options. All help in this regard appreciated.
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Nasir this is truly amazing....worth a hundred compliments...however (there is always a catch) this may be the colour Air force uses on its bullets...check it before you go ahead.
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the fact that military Green C5 is not allowed in india, i was thinking of alternate options. One that came to my mind was MATT FINISH DARK BLUISH GREY, with some vintage simple graphics. Basically Military type looks without having the military green colour.
Below is a simulation. What do you guys say...
The color looks awesome. If you go a little lighter color you can go for the Air Force blue color if not the Army green (if thats allowed).
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