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    Default MY Wind 125

    Hi XBHpians,

    This is my first post.

    I will come straight to the point.

    I have a kawasaki bajaj wind 125. its 7 years old. Kms on it is 18000+.


    The problem are:

    1.the average is not good(45kmpl)

    2. Pick up is good on some days ....

    3. engine is heating too much.

    4.My mechanic says the suspension is good but i can feel every bump on the road.

    These are the major issues.

    I want to get rid of these problems.

    Please tell me how to improve the performance of my bike .

    Should i go for a new engine oil, new air filters, etc etc...


    Thank you,

    Regards,

    Suresh

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    Query approved.
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    GUYS ... little help....

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    Surely, your engine is demanding a good oil change,......in between, which oil you are using now.My suggestion is to go for authorised service center, tell their probs to manager their, they will sort it out
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    You might want to change the Front Fork Oil.

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    Dude, Just decarborize your bike. It'll do wonders and do it in an authorized service station. Before going in for that ask the opinion from the mechanic who works there, they know it well whether to go in for decarb or to change piston rings and all since your bike is 7 years old even that might be needed. While doing it they'll change the air filter, spark plugs, engine oil and all, if they dont insist on replacing them.
    You've got a nice bike, I like the smoothness of the engine a lot. Good Luck!

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    From my experience with 4 different bajaj service centres I can say that they don't do their job right. They treat old and small vehicle owners very badly and the bills too are huge with not even half the problems solved. I suggest you get all the parts listed in the manual changed asap. Switch to a better engine oil, change fork oil as Guru pointed out, spark plugs, chain+sprockets, air filter, etc. Else get a full engine overhaul done.

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    Thanks a lot for the ideas

    But... do i have to change all of the stuff mentioned above coz...my running is only 18,000 kilometers.

    People don't change even if they have clocked in more than 30k kilometers.


    Also please can someone give me an estimate so that i don't pay some exorbitant amount to the mechanic.

    Btw which spark plugs to put? iridium?

    Is shell good or Motul? or should i stick with castrol ?

    Etc... etc...

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    GUYS....Please help on the above post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.suresh85 View Post
    Thanks a lot for the ideas

    But... do i have to change all of the stuff mentioned above coz...my running is only 18,000 kilometers.

    People don't change even if they have clocked in more than 30k kilometers.


    Also please can someone give me an estimate so that i don't pay some exorbitant amount to the mechanic.

    Btw which spark plugs to put? iridium?

    Is shell good or Motul? or should i stick with castrol ?

    Etc... etc...
    I am ex owner of Kawasaki Bajaj Caliber 115 (bought 6 days before launch of Wind) Even I was having similar problems when I sold it last year.

    There is a difference between 'What People Do' and 'What is recommended'.

    You are required to change the oil every 2.5k km / 3 months.

    Replace Spark plug every 10k km, use industry standard Bosch spark plugs, no need to spend extra unnecessarily.

    Air filter (10k), oil filter(10k), fork oil seal(10k), cylinder head seal(15k) all need to get changed.

    Chain + Sprocket sets last around 20k km if taken care properly.

    Fork oil change will be required.

    Motul is overkill for this vehicle, stick to Mak (Bharat Petroleum) 20w40. If possible try Petronas Semi Syntheric 20w40 (costs 330 odd/litre) and the drain interval for SS is double of mineral. If using Shell, buy Shell Advance and never Shell Helix.

    As somebody suggested, decarborising the engine can do wonders. Changing piston rings will only be required if the initial Running-in was not done properly.

    Doing all this should not cost you more than 1500-2000 though.
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