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Old 22nd June 2015, 00:36   #256
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Took the bike to nearby mechanic. The screws holding the lock console were loose. Mechanic had to remove the handle to have access to the screws and replaced them with new. No issues with the lock though.

Had to shell out Rs. 50 for this job.
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Old 22nd June 2015, 00:55   #257
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Hi blue,

You are referring to the Allen Head bolts, Right? Use a dab of blue(removable) loctite on a couple of threads while tightening and everything will be dandy.
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I managed to take a picture of how the Pulsar Battery is mounted on my Karizma. No extra clamps were needed, just bent the existing one

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@Sunny:

If i remember, you have fit braided hoses for the front disc? Which bike's did you use?
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If i remember, you have fit braided hoses for the front disc? Which bike's did you use?
Yes; Its from a Pulsar 220.
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Hi

Is the Karizma ZMA and R the one and the same or is there a difference? Looking for a good tourer and got a lead for a 2013 Karizma R with 12k on the odo. Asking price is 50k, yet to check it out in person. What do the pundits think about the price?

Also, need some advise on what should one watch out for. Have heard that Karizma spares are expensive
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I managed to take a picture of how the Pulsar Battery is mounted on my Karizma. No extra clamps were needed, just bent the existing one
Hey,

I too installed Amaron 9Ah battery in my Karizma. No clamps used, just a slight bend in the horizontal clamp.

Can i know the costs and what all you bought for the braided hose? I am thinking to get installed in my Karizma. Some guidance would help me. Thanks.
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Old 22nd June 2015, 11:49   #263
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Is the Karizma ZMA and R the one and the same or is there a difference? Looking for a good tourer and got a lead for a 2013 Karizma R with 12k on the odo. Asking price is 50k, yet to check it out in person. What do the pundits think about the price?

Also, need some advise on what should one watch out for. Have heard that Karizma spares are expensive
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Plastics! Plastics! Plastics. Very obscenely priced. INR 2300 for ONE outer fairing! So make sure that the clamps are not broken. If yes, Deduct price accordingly. Carburettor parts are very hard to obtain but you should not have any problem with a ZMA of this vintage.
Ride the bike thoroughly and let us know...
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Is the Karizma ZMA and R the one and the same or is there a difference? Looking for a good tourer and got a lead for a 2013 Karizma R with 12k on the odo. Asking price is 50k, yet to check it out in person. What do the pundits think about the price?

Also, need some advise on what should one watch out for. Have heard that Karizma spares are expensive
ZMA is the older one where as the R is with the Premium sports cowl and some stickering job.

If that Karizma R that you are looking at is well maintained, buy it around 35K which is the current price running here in Hyderabad.

1) Spares are atrociously costly,

2) Look for the plastic body panels and their condition (read no cracks etc). I recently changed the panels on my Karizma R. Check my thread for costs.

3) Brake pads are 1200 bucks.

4) Spares for the Carb and look for the chain + sprocket condition.

If there are any extra fitments then the quality of Installation.

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Can i know the costs and what all you bought for the braided hose? I am thinking to get installed in my Karizma. Some guidance would help me. Thanks.
Braided hose costs Rs 1109 and available from any Bajaj showrooms. You dont need anything else apart from a fresh bottle of DOT3/4 brake fluid.

The Pulsar cable is about 1 inch shorter, so you cannot reuse existing mounts to fix/hold the hose in place. Use cable ties to do the job.
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It would probably work in my case..I have copied Sankar's P200 retrofit modification. P200 handlebar sits slightly lower on the risers as compared to the stock ones.

Edit : perhaps couple of pics of the cable tie location(s) would help a lot...

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Braided hose costs Rs 1109 and available from any Bajaj showrooms. You dont need anything else apart from a fresh bottle of DOT3/4 brake fluid.

The Pulsar cable is about 1 inch shorter, so you cannot reuse existing mounts to fix/hold the hose in place. Use cable ties to do the job.
Any idea how much would it cost if I replace the whole set i.e from the brake fluid container to the rotors?
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It would probably work in my case..I have copied Sankar's P200 retrofit modification. P200 handlebar sits slightly lower on the risers as compared to the stock ones.

Edit : perhaps couple of pics of the cable tie location(s) would help a lot...
I'm no longer using cable ties; fabricated couple of clamps using metal "tanti" (closest I can think of are aluminium cloth hangers). One on the T stem and one above the caliper in the stock mount place. I have moved on to a FZ16 handlebar so the hose has a lot of slack now. Apologies for the poor pic, this is all I had :

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Mine looks almost same sans the speedo and the round headlight cover. Did you drill the top fork bridge and adapted the existing speedo metal bracket?

Would be interested to know in detail.

@anurag: you cannot use any other rotor because the karizma has a 5 bolt pattern, every other bike has a 6 bolt pattern. Better get the master cylinder overhauled. You can purchase OEM kits for 500 rs change and the Master cylinder is good as new. If you want good braking, you may go for the Ninja 250R pads(INR 1350 approx) or EBC pads(INR 2200 change). Im partial to the ninja ones due to proximity of the Probiking showroom.

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Any idea how much would it cost if I replace the whole set i.e from the brake fluid container to the rotors?
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@anurag: you cannot use any other rotor because the karizma has a 5 bolt pattern, every other bike has a 6 bolt pattern. Better get the master cylinder overhauled. You can purchase OEM kits for 500 rs change and the Master cylinder is good as new. If you want good braking, you may go for the Ninja 250R pads(INR 1350 approx) or EBC pads(INR 2200 change). Im partial to the ninja ones due to proximity of the Probiking showroom.
New OEM rotor is recommended if the one on the bike has deep grooves or is worn out thin.

I had rebuilt my Nissin master cylinder using the 500rs MC rebuild kit as mentioned by Manoj. It still felt very squishy. I'm currently using an old Pulsar Master cylinder made by KBX. It feels way way better than even a freshly rebuilt Stock MC.

I have a "chow chow bath" of parts for brakes. Except the caliper and rotor, I have swapped out all parts with other bike ones. Master Cylinder from a pulsar 180, brake lever from Avenger, hose from a Pulsar 220 and EBC HH brake pads.

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Mine looks almost same sans the speedo and the round headlight cover. Did you drill the top fork bridge and adapted the existing speedo metal bracket?

Would be interested to know in detail.
I have got new clamps made for the meter which fits on the Top plate on existing two thread holes. You can find more pics here :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3502765 (Hero Honda Karizma Ownership Experience)
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