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    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoon View Post
    I'v personally seen customers bring up false issues in service centers. They can even fight tooth and nail for it. Real issues they are conveniently and totally ignorant of. And in the end they (we) mostly get what is deserved...
    I have also seen cases like this man!

    But what i am saying is keeping everything in check ups the reliability factor. Especially while on a tour or something.

    I dont like to be stranded in the middle of nowhere just for something i failed to check during the service.
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    Thats what I'm saying - some check ups come at a price! For eg. keep checking the tappets by opening it up and those clumsy mech hands will create scratches, cross thread some screws/caps, introduce some debris and what not...

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    Hey insanebiker,

    If your carb isn't showing any problem and the bike is riding fine, i'd just let it be for the moment like raccoon said because the carb is sensitive and has to be serviced carefully.

    I have over 10 yrs of experience with carbs and have done a lot of rebuilds. I own a ZX11 and i only tune the carb when i run into a problem. Otherwise, i just let it be. Trust me, if it is not done right it is very frustrating to fix sometimes.

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    Yeah don't get too concerned about reliability. Fact is nowadays bikes simply do not need that much servicing. In any case, carbs, valves do not fail suddenly. If they need servicing, they will let the rider know a long time before any failure occurs. A good rider always watches out for these signs. A good rider can even predict when a bike needs oil change by hearing the engine sound. And even if you follow the manual to the T but ignore the signs the bike gives, it may fail. So, best way is to listen to what your bike is saying.
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    well letting a mech touch anything is a big risk..i would never ever let a mech touch something on my bike that i can do myself..removing the carb and cleaning the jets with some petrol isint a big deal..nor is cleaning the air filter or spark plugs,throttle/clutch cable..its just that you have to take out some time/put in some effort and you can see the results...
    but i do agree some thing's are not DIY..and it requires the right tools and experience so we have to go to mechs..
    but are another factor are our indian mech's...i need to get my tappets/timing chain..adjusted because the engine gets very rough at higher revs...but when i told my mech about it he says that if the timing chain was replaced before the bike will always have extra vibes..nothing can be done...and i know this isint true so ill wait till i find someone better and then get it done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by outworldly maniac View Post
    4k
    was that a joke????
    dude they cost around nearly 1.55 - 1.65 k maximum man
    and that is for both not a single one

    i dont know about refillin
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    Ya, 4k is very costly. Recheck the cost, should be around 2k.
    yup, that was a wrong quote from one of a local mech.. today i checked with the bajaj service centres and they quotes 846 a shocks. In GP road, the same was quoted at 725 per shocks... both bajaj and local players dont give any warranty for this product...about refilling, this can be done but only two service centres in chennai do that and both of them requires a weeks time. if this is the case, am wondering how this check will be done in other pulsars which are given for service.. i think this check will done only on demand. that too at a cost....

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    How much KMS did you cover so far ?

    The re-filling costs about Rs.40-60. And, re-conditioning the shocks is not at all recommended. If it's time to replace the shocks, then the replacement is the best option.

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    i got the gas refilled in the shockers of my pulsar... but seriously speaking i dont feel any difference before or after filling the gas.. bajaj service center charged 100 bucks for the gas... its not very expensive so you can also give it a shot .. might work well in your case.. if it doesn't.. get the shocks replaced

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    what is the lifetime of Nitrox Shocks?I somehow feel the normal HeroHonda Shocks are way smoother than the nitrox one.(We have a spendour and a pulsar 150).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RascalAngel View Post
    what is the lifetime of Nitrox Shocks?I somehow feel the normal HeroHonda Shocks are way smoother than the nitrox one.(We have a spendour and a pulsar 150).
    Depends on your riding habits... my service centre told me not to touch it until I cross 10K (cause I roamed only on city roads). They do however suggest you to fill up Nitrogen gas if you are unsatisfied with the performance. I don't think its worth doing it, better to fix a genuine new one.
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