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Old 9th May 2011, 11:28   #61
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Hows the performance after the swap? What about stability?

At 25 ps you are touching CBR territory and even beat Yamaha to a proper 250 CC bike
The performance is great. I was running a 39 Tooth sprocket at the back and 14 at the front and still it was performing well. Now I have shifted to 42 at the back and it is even better. Initially I was using a carb which was not tuned and was giving very rich mixture at mid and high RPMs. But after tuning the the main jet and the needle clip position, I think this should challange a CBR. I just got a chance to run it against a R15 and on a straight stretch of road I went past R15 very easily.

Stability - I had actually raised the height of the bike keeping in mind offroading that I would be doing. But now I have reduced back the height as I am mainly driving on roads at high speeds. Beyong 120kph wind pressure actually becomes too much and you feel as if you are taking a risk seeing the Indian road conditions. You dont feel like driving this bike in the city or crowded roads because of the power. But on a highway I easily cruise at around 120 with the engine at comfortable RPMs and more power on hold.

One of my pals is getting his CBR this month and then we will compare it one to one.

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Hows the performance after the swap? What about stability?

At 25 ps you are touching CBR territory and even beat Yamaha to a proper 250 CC bike
Yamaha 250cc - If yamaha brings in air cooled 250cc, then I will have an advantage as my performance would be superior. But if they come out with water cooled engine then we will have to wait and see.
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Just stumbled upon this interesting thread... how is the bike doing? Kindly take us further in this interesting journey!
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Just stumbled upon this interesting thread... how is the bike doing? Kindly take us further in this interesting journey!
The bike is doing fine except some minor hiccups here and there. We attempted Chanshal Pass in June 2013, did Badrinath, Mana and Malari in October 2014 and did Winter Spiti in February 2015 on the same bike. Chanshal and Malari I did with my daughters as pillion riders. Spiti this year was my solo ride. Chanshal and Spiti Videos you can see...



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The bike is doing fine except some minor hiccups here and there. We attempted Chanshal Pass in June 2013, did Badrinath, Mana and Malari in October 2014 and did Winter Spiti in February 2015 on the same bike. Chanshal and Malari I did with my daughters as pillion riders. Spiti this year was my solo ride. Chanshal and Spiti Videos you can see...



Way to go! Your mod story is really inspiring!

Edit: First video marked private so could not see... The second one just shows how effortlessly the path was negotiated.

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Way to go! Your mod story is really inspiring!

Edit: First video marked private so could not see... The second one just shows how effortlessly the path was negotiated.
Sorry for the video being Private. I have made it Public now so you can view it.

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Sorry for the video being Private. I have made it Public now so you can view it.

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Thanks a lot! Superb rides. Hope to do those circuits some day!
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Bumping this interesting thread up again.

How many km's has the new motor covered?

Have any parts been replaced due to wear(premature and normal)?
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