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Old 16th May 2019, 12:49   #616
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Yesterday, due to heavy rains, My Dominar had to swim in a pool of water on Hosur Road. Although, just a week back, I had cleaned the chain and lubed it, yesterday after getting into swimming pool, I am not sure if the lube continues to stay and work as earlier.

Then, I got this question to my self. Why are these manufacturers behind removing the chain guard boxes for all bikes?
What sporty or beauty can a bike gain just because, a chain is made naked by removing the box?

I consider this removal of chain protection box (The one available in lower cc bikes like Unicorn) to be a big disadvantage to the chain
1. Chain getting exposed to wet condition/dirt condition
2. Frequent cleaning and lubing required

Hence, am interested to put a box around the chain like in Unicorn if possible for my Dominar. Am not worried about the looks OR sportiness of the bike

Can someone throw some light if this is done earlier? If yes, How? Where? which bikes chain box suits Dominar ? Please help
I'm no expert, but I read that the reason that the more powerful / sporty bikes have exposed chains have to do with heat generated. If this is true then it would be a very bad idea to cover up your Dominar's chain with a box.

Also, I doubt that covering up the chain would mean less maintenance or a cleaner / drier chain, because as others have pointed out, they're not waterproof anyway.

Again, I'm not an expert, so please correct me if I'm mistaken.
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Old 16th July 2019, 11:10   #617
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This is on behalf of my friend who is not in team bhp. He bought a Dominor on 2017. Ofcourse I am the one who suggested the bike to him. He was a happy owner until once in the middle of nowhere, his bike stopped suddenly and to worsen the situation, it started raining. He tried to push start but it went in vain. The electricals were all working but the engine was not cranking. There was no sign of starter motor running when thumbed for start. He pushed it in rains for a long distance to reach home. He took the bike to Bajaj ASS the next day and they diagnosed the issue as a blown fuse. But then after rectifying this issue, blown fuse has become a regular affair for him. Every few months the same issue continues and when the fuse is replaced, the bike is all good. This frustrates him to the core and we are clueless why this occurs regularly. Anyone have faced this issue or any help is much welcomed. Thank you.
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He took the bike to Bajaj ASS the next day and they diagnosed the issue as a blown fuse. But then after rectifying this issue, blown fuse has become a regular affair for him. Every few months the same issue continues and when the fuse is replaced, the bike is all good.
'Somewhere' in the wiring harness, a bit of sheathing has come off the wire and the wire is making contact with a metal part of the bike, causing a short circuit when the bike is being ridden.

Very few ASS(es) will take the trouble to diagnose and find that exposed bit of wire. Almost all bikes made in India have very messy wiring that is hidden out of sight.

You should have asked any Bullet owner, this is a has been a 'standard' issue for decades!

Depending on the model of the bike, there are some standard areas where wires get cut because of design. In my Bullet TB AVL, the wires running inside(!) the rear mudguard (metal) keep getting rubbed against the rear wheel on bad roads and eventually they fray and cause a short (I know, what wonderful design!). Getting you stuck somewhere in the middle of a deserted road in Ladakh with rain approaching. Some other popular locations for fraying are the wires running from the headlight assembly that get twisted and under strain each time the handlebar is turned.

It's great fun trying to find the cause, like a detective! (Not really, but it helps to have a sense of humor to deal with stupid stuff like this without losing your mind.) Till this issue is sorted, carry some spare fuses with you so that you are not stranded when this happens.

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It's great fun trying to find the cause, like a detective! (Not really, but it helps to have a sense of humor to deal with stupid stuff like this without losing your mind.)...
Ha Ha That made me smile. Thanks for that. And you are absolutely right. A sense of humor is priceless.
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