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|23rd August 2010, 22:10||#16|
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Although this is a comparatively old topic, but since I own a Karizma for last 5 years, would like to put in a few comments in here
Against your points in serial order
1. Ask the previous owner if he had an accident or the bike fell off which had affected the handle bar. Try replacing it and see if the pain goes away. Shouldnt cost much.
2. The idle RPM is best to be kept around 1250, keeps the engine healthy in the long run with optimum petrol level in the fuel mix. And yes, the engine revs up after some time .. upto 1800 rpm as in my case.
3. Karizma headlights are always underpowered, I am living with it. You can try what other members have suggested.
4. Your battery is very weak. You should get it serviced, ( topped up with acid and recharged ) and see if it makes a difference. Also, get the coils of the dynamo checked to see if they are producing enough power to charge the battery. The wiring may be short circuited at some place draining off your battery charge.
5. Get the rear brake drums and the brake shoes polished with some emery paper. This should kill the sound. (Since you have already replaced the brake shoes)
6. Taking a Karizma to neutral gear is a ALWAYS pain on the (you know where)! The job remains smooth for a day or two after a service when the clutch wire is adjusted, but it keeps coming back. Best solution is when stationary and first gear engaged, just let the bike move very slightly forward by releasing the clutch lever a bit while you simultaneously get your foot taking the gear pedal to neutral. Needs a bit of practice but works wonders when mastered. Try using your right foot to control the forward movement of the bike while doing this, so that it doesnt move forward way too much.
Let me know if these help!
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Re: Finally.. acquired a Karizma R.
Reviving and old topic, but didn't want to start a separate thread for this. The problem is with my '05 Karizma with 37k on the odometer. The problems are:
1. Even with a full tank, the fuel indicator only shows half full. The gauge that goes inside the tank could be a culprit, but the thing is I just put a new one a week back. Could it be due to faulty fitting or something? The rest of the stuff on the console works properly.
2. The bike doesn't hit reserve. Rather with the fuel cock on "ON" when I'm riding and the bike stops due to fuel getting over and I'm supposed to put it on reserve and it should start. It doesn't. Could a faulty fuel cock be the reason? Also, do you get Karima fuel cocks with locks?
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