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Old 30th September 2012, 00:44   #16
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After owning 3 Enfields and trying lots of mechanics ( incl. most of the mechanics named above), I found only one good + Honest mechanic: Kunal Bike Works in Vimannagar. I go there even though it is damn far from Aundh, where I live. Just google him and read about his bikes. I believe that he has the fastest Enfield in India.

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Shop no. 6, Shraddha Terrace
Viman Nagar.
Pune-411014.
Call him ( Monday to Saturday)
Cellphone : +91 9881341144
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After owning 3 Enfields and trying lots of mechanics ( incl. most of the mechanics named above), I found only one good + Honest mechanic: Kunal Bike Works in Vimannagar. I go there even though it is damn far from Aundh, where I live. Just google him and read about his bikes. I believe that he has the fastest Enfield in India.
Slightly OT, Kunal is a BHPian too: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/members/motocamp.html

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I own a TBTS and a small problem (it might be a big one) of the gear transition not smooth is not even acknowledged by most of the mechanics, one is also mentioned here.

Everyone says it is an issue with cluth setting and does some magic and says see it has improved from before. I am going nuts finding the right guy who is willing to understand the problem and then fixing it. Most of the mechanics give their gyan and show that how it is not a problem in the first place.

This thread and google now gives me hope in 2 guys after which i think i will just sell off the bikes since no one is able to fix it and I know it needs a fix.
Alex and Kunal !!
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I own a TBTS and a small problem (it might be a big one) of the gear transition not smooth is not even acknowledged by most of the mechanics, one is also mentioned here.

Everyone says it is an issue with cluth setting and does some magic and says see it has improved from before. I am going nuts finding the right guy who is willing to understand the problem and then fixing it. Most of the mechanics give their gyan and show that how it is not a problem in the first place.

This thread and google now gives me hope in 2 guys after which i think i will just sell off the bikes since no one is able to fix it and I know it needs a fix.
Alex and Kunal !!
Dear Rastapopoulos - comments like yours makes me hold back my decision to plunge in to buy a brand new Bullet. I wonder when this bike will ever become good enough for me to buy. I am all gaga over it but it must work also naa!

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Enfield is a company which really should not be making bikes. They have no quality , no interest in keeping their customers happy, and are content on the lack of competition too keep things going for them! Which is why I would only buy a used Enfield, and only if it is reasonably priced.
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For guys in and around PCMC, following are the most relied mechanics.
1) A guy near Nashik Phata, on the 1st complex in the left hand side on the road heading to Nashik. Seemed like a veteran as he had only Bullets & RDs to work on
2) Mechanic Saleem at Finolex Chowk. A very small shop though. The 3rd or 4th shop on the left hand side on the road from the chowk towards Chroma (or right opposite to the main gate of Finolex Company)
3) Amit Gaud in Nigadi Pradikaran - mostly known for Chopper mods
4) Dont know this guys name - The shop is in the basement of the Dominos building on RTO road, Sahu Nagar.
Sorry guys, dont have the contact numbers of any of these people as myself dont have a bullet. But I have been to these places with my colleagues who own bullets. I wish I have a bullet some day.

Surinder Auto in Akurdi, Near Titan Showroom, Mumbai-Pune Highway, stocks some regular consumable parts for bullet

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For guys in and around PCMC, following are the most relied mechanics.
1) A guy near Nashik Phata, on the 1st complex in the left hand side on the road heading to Nashik. Seemed like a veteran as he had only Bullets & RDs to work on
2) Mechanic Saleem at Finolex Chowk. A very small shop though. The 3rd or 4th shop on the left hand side on the road from the chowk towards Chroma (or right opposite to the main gate of Finolex Company)
3) Amit Gaud in Nigadi Pradikaran - mostly known for Chopper mods
4) Dont know this guys name - The shop is in the basement of the Dominos building on RTO road, Sahu Nagar.
Sorry guys, dont have the contact numbers of any of these people as myself dont have a bullet. But I have been to these places with my colleagues who own bullets. I wish I have a bullet some day.

Surinder Auto in Akurdi, Near Titan Showroom, Mumbai-Pune Highway, stocks some regular consumable parts for bullet
Ilangop - Are these mechanics tried and proven to be doing sincere good work?

My only concern is I have been to a few mechanics who say they work only on enfields and have some super arrogance about the work they do. They give so much gyan about things which maybe me or some new enfield fan is not aware. Well I do not mind the gyan as long as the work is done well, but all i have seen as of now is all gyan but no results.

I confess that I do not understand the mechanics or anatomy of an engine and I might not belong to the hard core engine lovers BUT I love to drive and motorcycles. I do understand when something is not right about the ride/drive.

I have been facing issue with the way the gear transmits and I seriously wonder why everyone including the Kings auto(who tried to fix it twice, the second time was free as they failed to fix it the first time) and a few others from khadki to sinhgad road to warje could not fix it. All agreed it is not right and needs some "clutch setting", which has not fixed it. I seriously doubt if they have the intent to fix it. Most of them just do a good wash which makes the motorcycle looks fantastic and change some clutch setting and say its done.

I am hoping the last 2 options I have found give me a solution and makes my riding happy.


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Dear Rastapopoulos - comments like yours makes me hold back my decision to plunge in to buy a brand new Bullet. I wonder when this bike will ever become good enough for me to buy. I am all gaga over it but it must work also naa!

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Behram - I really do not know how to even comment on this, though I love the ride on it, I see it has too many niggles. Which I do not expect from a good motorcycle.


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Enfield is a company which really should not be making bikes. They have no quality , no interest in keeping their customers happy, and are content on the lack of competition too keep things going for them! Which is why I would only buy a used Enfield, and only if it is reasonably priced.
John I am happy that there is someone who accepts the reality. There are so many enfield fan boys (like iphone, ipad no offence) that they are not willing to except that as a company enfield needs to make better products.
There are just too many niggles with the bike or maybe just mine, I have replaced my battery 2 times in a year, unable to get a resolution for the gear transition, incorrect angle for rear view mirror (now I know this is not impossible as the whole arm of the mirror should be moved and the clip might to be fitted at a different angle, but the mechanic says thats all the range you can get ) .. well I am hoping the list ends here. Let me call up the new reference that I got from this thread.
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Update - Had been to Kunals and is a nice place , well equipped with a guy who seems to know about bikes in Kunals absence.

About my TB- Seems like it is not a problem from Enfields standards and the thud which comes on transmitting gear can be of different intensities in different bikes.
So where as it is not as THUD in my friends bike nor was it on a bike we saw at Kunals garage, they did have a thud and not a smooth click.

After too many settings later and too many trial rides later, we were blessed to have another visitor who had a TBTS. Upon close inspection his gear shifting was also a loud THUD- which he said is "like that only".

So maybe it is my folly to say I expect a smoother gear transition with clicks instead of the thud thuds and krat krats. And maybe am too naive to know that the noise levels can vary in different bikes of the same models.

OR maybe enfield needs to upgrade themselves to make their bikes a little different IF there are others like me.

So maybe I stand incorrect on the multiple mechanics I visited coz their was no problem as per enfield (but it still is for me) and they might be good and every mechanic is entitled to show off their gyan

Thanks guys for the help.
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Update - Had been to Kunals and is a nice place , well equipped with a guy who seems to know about bikes in Kunals absence.

About my TB- Seems like it is not a problem from Enfields standards and the thud which comes on transmitting gear can be of different intensities in different bikes.
So where as it is not as THUD in my friends bike nor was it on a bike we saw at Kunals garage, they did have a thud and not a smooth click.

After too many settings later and too many trial rides later, we were blessed to have another visitor who had a TBTS. Upon close inspection his gear shifting was also a loud THUD- which he said is "like that only".

So maybe it is my folly to say I expect a smoother gear transition with clicks instead of the thud thuds and krat krats. And maybe am too naive to know that the noise levels can vary in different bikes of the same models.

OR maybe enfield needs to upgrade themselves to make their bikes a little different IF there are others like me.

So maybe I stand incorrect on the multiple mechanics I visited coz their was no problem as per enfield (but it still is for me) and they might be good and every mechanic is entitled to show off their gyan

Thanks guys for the help.
Rastapopoulos,
I know this thread is an old one and may be your issue is resolved. Well, I came to this thread for the same reasons that you faced a year ago.

I own a Classic 350 and its 11 months old. It was a great ownership experience (with very very minor issues) upto my 4th service. I purchased the bike from Dhone after a wait of 11months. The second day of delivery, my bull had issues while self starting. After some desperate rounds of try, finally it fired. The next two days it was 400kms and 5th day saw its 1st service. Some days later the bike had the same issue and this time I took it to a SC. The person incharge informed me to replace the switch and also informed that I need to pay for it. I was shocked.

After explaining him that it was the 25th day after delivery, so the ignition switch should be under warranty. After lot of discussion, he finally asked me come next day. On arrival the next day, he opened the switch and brushed the terminals and all was okay. In between the vehicle worked fine but issue was with the service center.

Recently I got my bull's 4th service done at the same SC. Its a km or two from my house. After the servicing (no wash given third time in 4 service) the ride was very hard. I came back complaining, to which the incharge said use the bike for few days and all will be resolved. I went back after two days as the gears which were smooth like the Honda's were getting engaged very rough with a thud sound. The incharge re-set the clutch and asked me to use it for a week.
I was very disappointed with the reply. Later did visit Marketyard SC but again it was of no use. Finally reading through the posts and the sufferers( RE SC), I came across few advices from T-BHP friends.
I had two options to either go to Kunal or visit Alex.
Finally Visited Alex's garage 2 days ago. Explained the matter and after a test ride, Alex opened the Clutch assy. Filed-off seat area of clutch and finally the bull is running smooth. There is a minor thud sound, but its almost 75% less than what I experienced in last month. I have covered around 120kms since and the experience is good.
I feel that I may have future service at his garage. Its almost 25-30kms away from my house, but I am satisfied by the way the problems are resolved. It was an hour or two experience, but the customers that came and with whom I discussed their experience regarding their Bike, SC and the experience with Alex, they were of the opinion that Alex has a very keen eye to detect and resolve the issues.

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Hi All,

Can somebody point me to a good 500cc specialist in Pune for my 2012 Classic 500? Maybe in one of the authorised service centres? I have been getting my bike serviced from Alex of Royal Motors in Pune, but somehow not very satisfied in the last few months. There is a new independent workshop which has opened near my place of stay, called Bullet Guru. The owners Mr.Negi and Mr.Jaikant are from the Roadshakers club. Any feedback of this workshop?

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Hi All,

Can somebody point me to a good 500cc specialist in Pune for my 2012 Classic 500? Maybe in one of the authorised service centres? I have been getting my bike serviced from Alex of Royal Motors in Pune, but somehow not very satisfied in the last few months. There is a new independent workshop which has opened near my place of stay, called Bullet Guru. The owners Mr.Negi and Mr.Jaikant are from the Roadshakers club. Any feedback of this workshop?

Thanks in advance !

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I haven't used their services myself, since they don't work on older Cast Iron engines. But the owners come across as true Enfield lovers and genuine folks. But as in any garage, make it a practice to wait with the bike while it is being serviced.
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I had recently serviced at Bullet Guru, Pimple Saudagar. Here is my feedback:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post3839288 (The Royal Enfield 500 Classic thread!)

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Hi All,

Can somebody point me to a good 500cc specialist in Pune for my 2012 Classic 500? Maybe in one of the authorised service centres? I have been getting my bike serviced from Alex of Royal Motors in Pune, but somehow not very satisfied in the last few months. There is a new independent workshop which has opened near my place of stay, called Bullet Guru. The owners Mr.Negi and Mr.Jaikant are from the Roadshakers club. Any feedback of this workshop?

Thanks in advance !

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Can you please let us know a few details of your experience with Royal Motors?
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Can you please let us know a few details of your experience with Royal Motors?
The problem with Royal Motors is that Alex himself does not works or supervises on all the bikes unless needed. His men work on the bikes and during the last two occasions I have not been impressed by the work his men have done on my Enfield. I had to visit his garage for almost 3-4 times within a couple of weeks as considerable white smoke used to come out from the exhaust but even after 4 visits they could not fix the issue when clearly it was an issue with the piston ring/block. Later I got the piston block changed from a local garage in Warje and voila the issue never occurred again.
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Later I got the piston block changed from a local garage in Warje and voila the issue never occurred again.
You can contact Kunal Bhaskaran in Viman Nagar, he is an old bulleteer and very technical, few years back he built a supercharged bullet and recently opened an independent garage for superbikes as well.
Charges are though on higher side but justified given quality of work.


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