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    Default Reconditioning the Nitrox shocks

    Guys, the shocks in my P 150 has gone real bad and it ends up hurting my back every time i ride...i have come across the news that the rear gas filled shock absorber in pulsars can be refilled with gas to maintain optimum damping. can some let me know how and where it has to be done( esp in chennai).
    I believe a new pair of shocks is around 4 k, and reconditioning the existing one would save a lot..

    Suggestions regarding other type of shocks with good damping is also welcomed...though buying a new one is a second option for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP_freak View Post
    I believe a new pair of shocks is around 4 k, and reconditioning the existing one would save a lot..
    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.

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    The manual recommends checking of the gas pressure every service.

    It should be 7.0 + or - 0.5 kg/cm^2.

    But none of the morons in bajaj service do it.
    When everything comes ur way, u r in the wrong way ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by insanebiker View Post
    The manual recommends checking of the gas pressure every service.

    It should be 7.0 + or - 0.5 kg/cm^2.

    But none of the morons in bajaj service do it.


    For doing that, they need to know about it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilpulsarian View Post
    For doing that, they need to know about it.....


    U know what explanation i was given while i asked the mechanic why he didnt clean my carb?

    "U shouldnt touch the carb unless u have a problem, else you ll lose the mileage and pickup u are getting"

    Same kinda explanation for tappet adjustement

    To hell with them!

    As i said earlier all they know is to change engine oil, clean air filter, wash the bike and give lame excuses.

    If a guy goes complaining for engine vibes, these fools put double side tapes around the fairing and say "it s done"
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    ^^^Dude, what your mech is saying is not wrong!!!

    Please don't try to fix whats not broken! The less you touch those critical things the better. Even just opening and closing things carries a certain risk.

    If you ask me, these are false issues. If your tappet really needs to be adjusted and the mech does not do it properly (most dont!), then thats a REAL issue! False issues can bring false solutions.

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    Bro, but atleast the manual recommends the cleaning of the carb every 10k kms.

    They deny to do anything other than air filter cleaning, oil changing with the reason that it is not needed.

    DO u support that?
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    Well bro, what routine maintainence does a bike need???

    If you ask me -

    Air filter cleaning
    Oiling chain... cleaning (including cover) if necessary
    Oil change at appropriate interval
    Oiling any points, if applicable
    Checking spark gap, cleaning if necessary
    Washing

    If you do this much, and take care of other related issues like using good petrol, additives, etc., you are done (Hope I'v not left out something...). Am not considering things like oil filter cleaning, fork oil change, brake fluid change, etc as these things are to be done a lot less frequently.

    If you ask me all this hoopla about servicing after x km is something like a old wives tale. Mostly created by dealers who rake in most of their profits thru service. A lot of the above things you can take care of yourself... and at frequencies that match your usage pattern. And in a much better way, since you would be dealing with your own bike. If only people understood these VERY basic things, we would see most of the crazy rush in service centres drying up!!

    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...
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