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    Congrats on your new bike. Really liked the idea of a lockable fuel switch.
    "It's not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me."

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    Congrats on getting INDIA's most affordable bike. I'm following Ct100b on net since few months. And finally took the test ride 2 months back. What i like about this bike is its practicality. It has a longest and broadest seat in its segment and a luggage rack with long side fender rail. So its very useful to tie lots of luggage. Bike felt like a toy. Very light and easy to maneuver. I also took the test drive of tvs sport. I like handling of tvs sport better than Ct100b. But its 8k more costly on road for base model.

    I have few queries regarding the mileage. Company claims 99.1 for Ct100b and 89kmpl for ct100. I can't digest the fact that by shedding few kilos and tuning carburetor they achieved to improve 10kmpl. So i want to know how much mileage you are getting?

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    Congrats. Happy trouble free miles ahead.

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    @ arnuld, you have changed the fuel cock to a lockable one which has a different (not wrong) design. This changes the amount available via reserve capacity as compared to a stock fuel cock. Anyway be happy that you are getting a decent fuel efficiency right now. Also about electricals and other stuff, your bike is under warranty, so do not worry. 24kms or not your bike is new. If they had disabled the odometer and ridden it, how would you be able to tell? Love your bike and I wish you many many happy kms with it. Congratulations. Test fuel efficiency on level roads from reserve to reserve. Also you can check no. of kms possible under reserve fuel circumstances. Tilting the bike with AR Fuel cocks works, so even if it sputters to a stop when you get a dry fuel tank. By tilt method you should be able to drive for about 1.5kms and adding about 400mtrs by using the choke.

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    @Rahul_Seeker: I am getting more than 80+ in city. I have never measured it reserve to reserve because I could not understand the reserve capacity of this new petrol-lock. Bajaj original fuel-knob has 1.8L reserve capacity as per the manual but this desi-petrol lock I got no idea, I was scared that it will shut off in the middle of the nowhere, so I never tested. I had put 3L petrol and after 248 km still there was little petrol left which I came to know after shaking the bike otherwise tank was looking completely empty with petrol-lock-cum-knob in ON position . (I guess I could have done 15-20 km more before emptying it out totally). If you want to know the practical city milage comparing to "company told mileage" then you should always do -15 from what they tell. This formula always worked for me. e.g. they told me 99 for CT100B. Then 99-15 = 84, which is very close to what I am getting.


    @rk1685: Many thanks for reminding me the tilting-trick. I remember my college friends using it to go for exactly 1.5 km using that. I somehow forgotten about it, it was 16 years ago. I was scared of bike getting to a complete halt at some unknown place with no petrol pump nearby because of petrol-lock not going to reserve. Now thanks to you for jogging up my memory, I will check the mileage without worrying anything


    EXPERIENCE after 700 km & First Service:

    After 1st service gear-shifting is smooth again, just like earlier. So far, 700km have been fun. Bike is light, comfortable, can be turned and maneuvered into any direction, in any way without much effort. Mileage is definitely 80+, have not checked reserve-to-reserve yet. But I am not worried about petrol expenses with
    CT100B. And
    Rahul_Seeker you are right, it is very, very easy to maneuver this bike in extremely crowded traffic. Take my example, in peak traffic times, think 1km in 30 min, other people's bikes were constantly in 1st/2nd gear while I turned my bike off and was liteally riding it like cycle and it never made me feel tired. One more experience, I have travelled inside city with hardly 15-20 min breaks between four 15-25 km rides and I never bothered about petrol expenses. This feels like kind of really what I needed, a real commuting bike. Its silencer is really silent.

    Few points:
    1. Travelling 70-100 km on this bike in few hours tends to give bit of back-ache.
    2. Bike does not have any power in it. I am 60 kg and it rides fine like a champ. If I put 10kg worth of stuff in my backpack+side-box, which I need to do sometimes as per the nature of work, then bike starts to drag a bit. May be this is how all 100cc bikes are because I have felt exactly same on my friend's Hero Passion. I think I am expecting too much from 100cc, may be my 2nd bike will be 125/150cc.
    3. Don't drive this beyond 50 kmph. I took it to 70 once and I literally felt as if front tire is lifted-off the road and though i got scared, I still pushed it upto 80 and it felt like I and bike both will fly and fall off the punjagutta flyover (punjagutta, a place in Hyderabad). It was very scary, I never tried that again. All this I think because bike is very lightweight, it feels like a riding a feather.
    4. ASC (Authorized Service Center) told me I have to leave the bike by 10AM and get it back by 3 PM, I can not stand there and look at the service because lot of people come with their bikes and they really need few hours. I left by bike around 11 am and went back to get it by 4 PM. 1st free service was done they told me it will be 430/- for oil change and I paid but I did not move from there after that . They understood I was waiting for bill/receipt and the guy there said I have to wait because internet is giving some problem, I replied I have all the time in the world and will wait. Finally after sometime my phone got SMS from Bajaj (yeah, Bajaj company, not ASC). It had 1st free service coupon code in it. They asked me to show it to them, then they entered the code online and printed a bill of 370/-. They said "we don't know why consumer charge of 60/- is not showing up in bill, it is always there usually. Anyway, Sir, take your 60/- back". That is exactly what happened and I promised myself to ask for bill everytime I do anything anywhere with my bike or anything I buy, from this day onwards will never be without a bill.


    Having said all that, I love what Bajaj has created, this CT100B, it fits all of my needs and I am very happy.

    They used Bajaj DTSi 10w30
    oil and they use same for all 100cc bikes (and for all 125cc too IIRC).They told me warranty will void if I use any other oil , so I guess I got stuck with Bajaj oil as top-up. They top-up after every 5K and change of oil every 10K. But from what I have understood here on xbhp after reading insane amount of posts on Engine Oil, I will drain-and-refill every 2K km. I wil post more after another 1000-1500 km.

    Happy riding

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    I'm glad that you're enjoying every bit of your bike. It also encourages me to buy it very soon.
    My weight is 95kg and when i took the test drive of it. Bajaj Showroom's guy sat behind me during test ride. He must be around 50kg.But during the ride i never felt that bike is under power. I took it till 65kmph. I couldn't take it further because of road limitations.
    Can you tell me what's its top speed. How does it behave in top speed. When vibrations starts to creep in?
    And i totally agree with you that never give showroom guys a chance to thug you. Always ask for bill.
    In last i just want to say that it's a very unique thread which you are running. Even though people are not much interested in this segment. So that's a commendable job.
    I wish you many more happy miles.

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    @rahul seeker The vibrations may be felt between 50-60kmph and but the bike is very well dampened. I understand what Arnuld says about drag or lack of power. I have put on a ton of weight since I bought the bike and I understand the difference. Both of you are right. As a lightweight driver, any extra weight on the pillion gives a feeling of drag, especially when the person sits at the end of the 'longest seat' in it's class. However if the driver is significantly heavier, such effects are negated to a great extent.
    In my opinion, It may be something to do with Centre of Gravity of the bike or something like that.
    I have driven the bike at nearly steady 80kmph for a good part of the day. The top speed I have achieved is slightly less than 95kmph on a upward incline and slightly more than 95kmph on a downward incline. Mind you it is very slow to accelerate beyond 80/85kmph. So you will see bigger bikes zipping past you. Probably my heavier body kept the tyres well on the ground otherwise I have felt the wind trying to sweep me off balance when I was lighter. I still have all the invoices of the bike, free and paid services, tyres, batteries etc. even the PUCs. complete record duly filed since purchase of the bike. Wish you a very happy and safe driving for many many miles.

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    @rk1685 I also guessed reason for the drag, is the weight difference between arnuld & me. Can you tell the cruising speed of this bike.

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    I still have my 2004 ct100 with me . Very reliable bike, easy on your pocket.

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    EXPERIENCE after 1200 km:

    Bike is still running smooth, no issues. Mileage, I have not checked yet because I filled the tank to brim (500/- petrol) after first service (700km) and it has not reached reserve, so far 1237 km. It surely is bit more than earlier. The rubber pad of rear brake fell down somewhere while riding. It happened between 1000-1100 km, I wonder why because I don't use rear brake much, mostly front-brake I rely on with the grip of the engine at lower-gear. Look at the pic here:


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    1. VIBRATIONS: Vibrations above 50 have reduced after first service and riding for another 300 km. I don't drive beyond 50 kmph though. Mostly I don't even get a chance of using 4th gear for more than 40-50 seconds in Hyderabad traffic. On some weekend or public holiday I will go over the empty Flyovers at 60 kmph for half a minute or more.
    2. EMPTY-KICKS: Early morning I always used to do 2 empty-kicks (kicking without battery ON), I felt it was always good for the bike. Then I read in the manual that early morning before starting the bike, one should give 5-6 kicks with clutch-pressed and Battery OFF, it helps lubricating the clutch and will keep it smooth and kick will have long life.
    3. IDLE-RUN: After empty-kicks, I usually run it idle for 1 minute before going to office. I observed, if you run it idle for 3 or more minutes then bike is much smoother to ride.
    4. Oil-Grade: 10w30 as per the manual


    Bike still looks like new. This is the latest pic:

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    Here is some info directly from the User-Manual which you may find informative:


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