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Old 11th April 2019, 15:16   #286
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Also to add, Remember when you could trade scrap for Ice lollies?

My friend exchanged his fathers watch once for 4 lollies when he was in 4th standard! He thought that was a great deal since he was getting four lollies!
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So this is where all the old guys hang out on TBhp eh?

My contribution: Remember when you'd let your kids cycle to school in Bangalore? One in a while, I'd cycle from Indiranagar to Richmond Road to get to school. These days, would you let your kids do that?!
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Remember when you didn't have to take apart the whole motorcycle to change your headlight bulbs?

Just had to rip apart the P220 to change a pair of bulbs.
Why did you have to rip apart your bike to change the headlights?


Surely this guy has magic hands or is doing something wrong.

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Just had to rip apart the P220 to change a pair of bulbs.
You didn't specify which pair of bulbs - assume it was the HL Bulbs. If that is the case you really wasted a lot of time and effort.

Have a look at the following



P220s cant be too different in various year models !

Half knowledge is often time and effort wasting - but you learn the hard way!

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Remember when Maruti 800 was the best thing to happen to India...
Remember when Maruti entered the Indian market, they were at a disadvantage that road side mechanics wouldn't be able to service those cars, something that HM and PAL could boast of?


Today, what was their disadvantage is their advantage.

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You didn't specify which pair of bulbs - assume it was the HL Bulbs. If that is the case you really wasted a lot of time and effort.

Have a look at the following

Half knowledge is often time and effort wasting - but you learn the hard way!

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Why did you have to rip apart your bike to change the headlights?
Dear Guys,

In both videos you've shared the respective individuals are only changing the low beam bulb, the P220 has two separate H7 bulbs for both beams.

The low beam can be accessed from under the fairing by removing the dust cover albeit with some dexterity and slender hands.

As for the high beam bulb, you need to lift the Speedometer panel to access it, and to lift the speedometer panel you need to remove the fuel tank as there are two bolts that need to be accessed with an 8inch extension.

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If it might seem easy then do note that the view is from the front of the motorcycle after I'd lifted the speedometer panel.

ASC's usually skip installing these two bolts due to accessibility concerns, though running without the bolts makes removing the speedometer panel a bit easier by forgoing tank removal and using a muscle instead of undoing two other bolts that can again only be accessed by removing the tank.

But the problem is that without the earlier mentioned two bolts supporting the speedometer assembly, it is a matter of time before the plastic panel mounts snap and the speedometer falls into the fairing.

So to recap there are a total of '4' bolts that can be removed only after removing the fuel tank.

Now lets talk about 'Magic Hands', suppose someone mystically manages to reach the high beam bulb from under the fairing, then the next issue is the uber-deep high beam well;

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I'd taken the above picture with my phone squeezed into the available space so that I could get an idea of how to replace the bulb without looking as I'd only lifted the speedometer panel rather than take the panel and console completely off the motorcycle only by which a direct view could be attained.

As for 'Half Knowledge', well that is exactly what you get from YouTube, but to think of the upside the P220 is equipped with a BCU hence if one bulb konks off the other one fires up immediately, hence it makes sense to only change the low beam in under 2 minutes as per our Desi Youtubers.

P.S. It is always best to follow the right protocol when it comes to assembly and disassembly, reason for me insisting on the same is because I've witnessed a ASC mechanic insert a screwdriver and pull a panel up so that the panel below locks into place, he did this to save the time of removing two bolts that was required to remove the upper panel. In the process the ASC did crack my upper panel and this was on a spanking new TVS Wego.

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Found a video of 3 guys removing the speedometer panel and console without removing the tank(aforementioned 2 Bolts not installed), even then you can see the struggle, jabbing screwdriver into every nook and corner, straining the harness and what not.



Cheers,
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So this is where all the old guys hang out on TBhp eh? !
Looks like that is a YES in all its glory .

Remember when..
- computers were introduced in school, you had to be within the top few ranks and then had to write an exam to qualify to choose Computer Science as one of your subjects for 8th or 9th standard.

- BMTC (then called BTS) in Bangalore, used to send chartered buses for school kids.

- there were double-decker buses in Bangalore city.

- there were NO "international" schools. It was either Baldwins or Bishop Cottons Or St. Josephs, etc.

- posters of Sam Fox, Madonna, etc were "the" most popular ones in Boys' hostels and schools.
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