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    Thumbs up Pulsar 200NS: Removing Battery Saving Feature - Using lights without cranking!

    Greeting to all, especially fellow NSians!

    In my opinion, in this fabulous piece of machinery, perhaps the only irritating feature is the "Battery Saver"! Understandably Bajaj incorporated this feature to ensure your battery doesn't get drained unnecessarily considering it's heavy dependence on battery. For Non-NS bikers, who might be unaware, that in 200NS, unlike other DC bikes, the LCD Back light, Pilot lamps, rear tail lamp, number plate light and of-course the headlight doesn't work until the engine is switched on.

    Though it might be a nifty feature, god forbids, if you are stuck on a highway in the middle of the night without fuel! But thankfully, bypassing the "battery saver" is the easiest of all the mods and perhaps the most desirable as well!


    Total Cost, excluding the tools: NIL
    Time Required: 5 Mins

    So, before we start a few pointers:

    1. Bajaj has deliberately went ahead and installed a secondary relay (additional cost), just to ensure that a NS owner's don't misuse the battery. Why was it required only on this bike? Well, 200NS uses 8AH VRLA battery which is not easily accessible. Hence in case of any problems with the battery you are stuck!
    2. Under normal circumstances, the pilot lamps (if changed to LEDs) along with rear tail light and LCD backlight can remain on, only on battery for at least 20 mins, without any issues. With the headlight on, the safe zone is restricted to 5 mins.
    3. Officially it will void the electrical warranty of the bike.
    4. The procedure mentioned here is quiet simple, but rider has to be careful not to deep discharge the battery in any case.
    5. Even after the mod, the "kill" switch and "key" will still work they way it supposed to be, and will switch off everything when in "OFF" position.
    6. I have tested this setup for about 300Kms till now without any issues what so ever, but understand, modding in anyway is a "RISK" after all.
    7. 200NS has "LOW BATTERY" warning icon as well. However don't completely rely on it, as in most circumstances, by the time it flashes, your battery may not have enough power left to crank the engine.




    Lets Get Started!

    Tools Required.


    1. Spanner to open the front seat.
    2. A small wire.
    3. Insulation Tape



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    (1) Remove the Front Seat (with the help of a spanner), and locate the Relay.


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    (2) Remove the relay from the rubber plug.

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    (3) There are two ends of the relay. One with the "BLUE" plug (power for relay) and the other with "WHITE" plug. We need to strip the wires (Yellow-Blue and Purple) and short them in whatever way possible. Tape it properly with insulation tape, and install everything back the way it was.



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    (4) Eureka!

    I'm sure this would be the most practical NS mod!
    Been There, Done That; Better!

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    A much simpler method to get the headlights of the 200NS to work without starting the engine is to just press the Pass Switch..!!

    The high beam, horn, turn indicators works without getting the engine started.
    Last edited by antz.bin; 11-07-2012 at 03:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahuldevnath View Post
    (3) There are two ends of the relay. One with the "BLUE" plug (power for relay) and the other with "WHITE" plug. We need to strip the wires (Yellow-Blue and Purple) and short them in whatever way possible.
    One noob question, can you please elaborate this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aditya N Bharadwaj View Post
    One noob question, can you please elaborate this point?
    Aditya, "short" is basically a term from "short circuit", that is simply the two wires supposed to be joined together, when it's meant to go through the relay to complete the circuit. From Wiki: Short circuit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aditya N Bharadwaj View Post
    One noob question, can you please elaborate this point?
    What this means is to strip open the protective covering of the Yellow-Blue and Purple colored wires and join the copper/metal bit of all three together and seal the joint and any open copper/metal part properly using insulation tape

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    It means, get the 3 wires to contact each other, ie remove the insulation on all 3 and make each wire touch each other, that is called shorting, and them in this case, apply insulation tape over it to hold it in that position.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aditya N Bharadwaj View Post
    One noob question, can you please elaborate this point?
    P.S: Good mod, never had thought of it that way, the highway thingy, seems this is a good mod after all, for night time travellers.

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    When the engine is off if you switch on your head light and put it on high beam and press the pass switch...everything lights up including tail lights and console light

    this can be a temporary solution but one can follow the DIY if they want the setup permanently

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    Is NS supports whole night HID ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayank.travadi View Post
    When the engine is off if you switch on your head light and put it on high beam and press the pass switch...everything lights up including tail lights and console light

    this can be a temporary solution but one can follow the DIY if they want the setup permanently
    I wonder whether this is a feature or a manufacturing defect!! It is a really odd way of getting the console to light up !!!
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