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Old 5th June 2011, 10:08   #31
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Better replace and keep this one for parts.
I think fewi kwik won't hold for long. If you are good at wrenching, dismantle assy from bike and use epoxy adhesive like Araldite to glue the main bolt (wired one) in place. Lose the other locating pin & put a screw from inside the mount plate.
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Just use Quick-Fix and fix it for now,it is much better than Fewi Quick on plastics and rubber and the intact stays longer than any other glue. May be if the wiring is cut or glass is broken you can go for replacing it. But it is just a plastic broken and you can fix it yourself without any expense. Keep Thumping!!

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Better replace and keep this one for parts.
I think fewi kwik won't hold for long. If you are good at wrenching, dismantle assy from bike and use epoxy adhesive like Araldite to glue the main bolt (wired one) in place. Lose the other locating pin & put a screw from inside the mount plate.
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You're right and i waited till 10:30 am on Sunday for the showroom to open to get this done however my efforts went in the other direction

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Just use Quick-Fix and fix it for now,it is much better than Fewi Quick on plastics and rubber and the intact stays longer than any other glue. May be if the wiring is cut or glass is broken you can go for replacing it. But it is just a plastic broken and you can fix it yourself without any expense. Keep Thumping!!
Good suggestion ( and my thought too ) however decided to get a permanent fix.

Here is what happened when i went to the RE showroom on Sunday morning.

Showed the damage to mechanic and instead of replacing he gave me 3 options
  • Get 2 fevikwiks and that should do the trick ,
  • Alternatively i could get just the rubber part changed from Karol bagh ( would cost me around Rs 60 )
  • Get the entire set up changed for rs 200 ( he did not have it in stock )
Judging the scenario i went for option 2 as i could not spend even a minute seeing that indicator hanging on a new bike.

Went to Karol bagh to my usual accessory shop and and he had the spare rubber part ( Rs 40 ) and labour charges ( Rs 30 ) to fix the entire thing. The only flip side was that he had to cut the wire in order to insert the broken rubber part which hurt the most however I agreed and it took him about 30 minutes to fix it and i was back again on the road happily THUMPING.

Here are few picture of the parts & the process

SWISS Rubber spare
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Printed rate Rs 48 - Gave it to me for Rs 40<br /> <a href=Booked the Royal Beast - TBTS ( Ownership report )-img00363201106051134.jpg <br />
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Taping the wire back after inserting the Rubber spare<br /> <img src=Booked the Royal Beast - TBTS ( Ownership report )-img00367201106061903.jpg
Notice the <b>Swiss</b> written there. eyesore for me as the right indicator is just smooth black rubber with nothing written on it<br /> <a href=Booked the Royal Beast - TBTS ( Ownership report )-img00368201106061904.jpg   <div style=
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Am going out of Delhi for about 10 days and am worried about the battery. I have a safe place to park my bike and would be buying a cover soon to keep it clean and safe..my query is if i should disconnect the battery or let it be the way it is?

Just wondering if the button start would work after 10 days of the idling. PLEASE HELP!!
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Am going out of Delhi for about 10 days......my query is if i should disconnect the battery or let it be the way it is?
Better to disconnect the battery terminal and get it reconnected once you are back.
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You can leave the battery as is for a short duration like 10 days. Of course if you want to be really safe you can disconnect it - its just a 2 minute job.
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Better to disconnect the battery terminal and get it reconnected once you are back.
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You can leave the battery as is for a short duration like 10 days. Of course if you want to be really safe you can disconnect it - its just a 2 minute job.

Thanks Guys. Although i'm yet to see how it's done ( disconnecting battery terminal ) but i guess i'll try and figure it out.
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10 days is nothing,and yours is a new one,so dont worry.
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Disconnecting the battery - super easy. Remove the battery cover, the battery terminals are connected to the bike's electricals through a simple screw, just unscrew them, remove the wires and bingo! Though as other members have said - no need to remove it for a short time like 10 days, specially on a new bike.
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@Singhsid & Akshay - Thanks for the advice

I went for an off roading trip to Bhondsi yesterday and the Bike fared pretty well. Here is a small Tl that i wrote along with some pictures

2 New Bulls & 2 new riders on an off roading trip to Bhondsi - with Pics
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Ok Guys lot of updates to share post July.

I completely forgot about the 2nd service and always kept thinking that it was at 3000 kms or 6 months and went to the RE workshop accordingly but to my shock that was not the case.

Anyways there were not too many open items to be taken care of in the 3rd service except the regular oil change etc. Since i had gone there on a saturday so i decided to just be there and see the entire process myself as i wanted to get closer to the machine.

I had not clue of how the Mechanicals work in a Bullet so kept clicking pictures at every juncture to ensure that i at least have a photographic memory [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/hnayak/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]

It took the mechanic about 3.5 hours straight excluding the lunch time to dedicatedly work on my Bird. The total bill came to Rs 777 which i think is pretty steep as compared to a 2 wheeled machine for a free service , i'm expecting steeper bills once the free service period gets over [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/hnayak/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG].

The mechanic at ( maya puri workshop in Delhi ) was pretty co-operative as opposed to a common notion that they don't keep customers persepective on priority..On the contrary the reception area was shabbily maintained with the workers there also cribbing about things etc amongst themselves ( which should not ideally fall on customers ears ).


Any ways the service was pretty satisfactory and the cleaning of the bike was also upto the mark which also made me tip the guy who did it with Rs 50.


Im facing issues with the memory card and still trying to pull the pictures of the servicing time. Will do that shortly.
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I have no words to get through this shock!!! An RE Thunderbird in under 4 days...hmmm. Like somebody said earlier, we guys in the South are certainly turning red! I booked my RE Thunderbird on the 25th of November 2011 and was promised delivery in under 6 months!!! I even asked the guy if I could get the bike if I coughed up some extra dough (cash), but the guy just told me, "Saar, the company starts building the bike only when they recieve a booking!". I don't know how far that is true. I paid the booking amount and told him to hold the bike until the mid of september 2012 (since thats when I plan to return, if at all, from Dubai).

My bad, in all the haste, I completely forgot - CONGRATULATIONS THUMPER! She's certainly a beauty to behold and though there are certain negatives, I think that should all dissipate with some extra care.

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I have no words to get through this shock!!! An RE Thunderbird in under 4 days...hmmm. Like somebody said earlier, we guys in the South are certainly turning red! I booked my RE Thunderbird on the 25th of November 2011 and was promised delivery in under 6 months!!! I even asked the guy if I could get the bike if I coughed up some extra dough (cash), but the guy just told me, "Saar, the company starts building the bike only when they recieve a booking!". I don't know how far that is true. I paid the booking amount and told him to hold the bike until the mid of september 2012 (since thats when I plan to return, if at all, from Dubai).

My bad, in all the haste, I completely forgot - CONGRATULATIONS THUMPER! She's certainly a beauty to behold and though there are certain negatives, I think that should all dissipate with some extra care.

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It's very surprising to know what you're saying and i've also heard this from few other people. I sure was lucky to get it in few days and those 4 days were hell for me as i was as impatient as it can get .
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I went to an off roading trip to Death Valley last weekend and here are few videos from that event. I love to push my machine to the maximum limit.

I'm also posting videos of my friends doing some off roading @ Death valley

Hope you enjoy the videos.





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