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  • Problem with Pulsar 135 fuel tank

    Hi guys!
    Im having a strange problem with my 6 month old 135 ls..
    Seems that the tank wobbles!!
    It wobbles if i push it frm side to side, it wobbles if i accidentally touch it with my knee when kick starting the bike.

    Am i the only owner suffering from this problem?? how to fix this??

    HELP!!
    Last edited by Samarth 619; 05-30-2012, 03:07 AM.
    Trying to make ends meet....
    (with fuel prices surging, not a very rare case)

  • #2
    Topic Approved.

    I think it was you who was posting in the social group, saying that tank "hilta hai", right? Anyways, let P135's owners reply on this issue.
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    • #3
      yah that was me... im pretty vexed with this problem [it has shaken my heart ]

      there wasnt much response at the ownership thread..
      So started a new thread...
      Trying to make ends meet....
      (with fuel prices surging, not a very rare case)

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      • #4
        Under the front seat there is a single screw bolt which secures the tank to the chassis.
        Check that and tighten it if loose. Is issue persists, there are two rubber mounts which help a tight fit on the chassis, but you need to take the tank off to get to them.

        If you are not sure, go t a mechanic
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        • #5
          Originally posted by adityabhelke View Post
          If you are not sure, go t a mechanic
          Thats the big problem. I'm not sure. And my bike is still under warranty..
          Now the service center guys said that its normal with all pulsar 135s, and they cant do anything about it..

          So wat should i do? go to a mechanic and dunk the warranty??
          and what good does the warranty do me anyway? as in how big deal is loosing my warranty?
          Trying to make ends meet....
          (with fuel prices surging, not a very rare case)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Dart View Post
            Thats the big problem. I'm not sure. And my bike is still under warranty..
            Now the service center guys said that its normal with all pulsar 135s, and they cant do anything about it..

            So wat should i do? go to a mechanic and dunk the warranty??
            and what good does the warranty do me anyway? as in how big deal is loosing my warranty?
            it happens with all discovers & pulsar 135ls
            Its the fusion of a two wheeled machine & a human being which creates a true biker.

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            Pulsar spare parts price list (indicative only):
            http://www.scribd.com/doc/42303845/P...re-Parts-Price
            http://www.scribd.com/doc/99085008/Bajaj-180-Pulsar-UG3

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Abhijeet Bhattacharjee View Post
              it happens with all discovers & pulsar 135ls
              So should i not try to atleast reduce the wobbling??
              Trying to make ends meet....
              (with fuel prices surging, not a very rare case)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Dart View Post
                Thats the big problem. I'm not sure. And my bike is still under warranty..
                Now the service center guys said that its normal with all pulsar 135s, and they cant do anything about it..

                So wat should i do? go to a mechanic and dunk the warranty??
                and what good does the warranty do me anyway? as in how big deal is loosing my warranty?
                The warranty is for the engine....just confirm it with the showroom from which you brought it(ask which all parts comes under warranty??its usually only the engine)...go to the mechanic, get it fixed but make sure he does not touch your engine..
                loosing you warranty would make you pay for the parts of the engine, either manufacturing defect or any other problem like the piston getting burnt any similar problems...by the way the company service centres all round do good amount of service only during the free service period..after that they dont do anything properly,the will just solve the complains you give about the bike...its hard to get a goood mechanic...but when you do find one everything is tooo good
                Last edited by the_ghost_rider; 05-30-2012, 06:15 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Dart View Post
                  So should i not try to atleast reduce the wobbling??
                  the tank wobbles either side by just a few mm, not more than say 5~10mm, if its more than that visit a ASC ASAP!!
                  still if you want to check 1st remove your seat, usually there's a bolt to hold the tank. Check if the bolt is tight enough. If the bolt is tight but still the tank is wobbling too much check the rubber mounts after removing the tank
                  Its the fusion of a two wheeled machine & a human being which creates a true biker.

                  Fine me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krazzykid.abhijeet

                  Pulsar spare parts price list (indicative only):
                  http://www.scribd.com/doc/42303845/P...re-Parts-Price
                  http://www.scribd.com/doc/99085008/Bajaj-180-Pulsar-UG3

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Abhijeet Bhattacharjee View Post
                    the tank wobbles either side by just a few mm, not more than say 5~10mm
                    My tank moves like 20~30 mm or more may be..

                    Went to an asc, they said its a standard for all 135s, and refused to look into it..

                    seems that i will have to dismantle the seat and take a look at the screw...

                    When i get back to my bike that is; missing it a lot...

                    And THANKS a lot to all those who replied, i was worried a lot about this, you all took away some of the anxiety... All of you have my heartfelt gratitude
                    Last edited by The Dart; 05-30-2012, 11:19 PM. Reason: typographical error
                    Trying to make ends meet....
                    (with fuel prices surging, not a very rare case)

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                    • #11
                      @adityabhelke

                      Know any good mechanic in pune?? Im kinda new to the city (1 yr)
                      Trying to make ends meet....
                      (with fuel prices surging, not a very rare case)

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                      • #12
                        this happens on my pulsar 150 too. ..no matter how tight the screw is, there is about an inch or two of motion sideways..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Dart View Post
                          Thats the big problem. I'm not sure. And my bike is still under warranty..
                          Now the service center guys said that its normal with all pulsar 135s, and they cant do anything about it..

                          So wat should i do? go to a mechanic and dunk the warranty??
                          and what good does the warranty do me anyway? as in how big deal is loosing my warranty?
                          1.> Warranty is on the engine. As long as modfications are not done, warranty is still active.

                          2.> Next time you hear the service center guy utter this nonsence that all pulsar 135 have the problem just because his lazy azz can't get the job done, please give him a mouthful and stop visiting such service center's

                          3.> Tank wobble by few mm is fine, but if it is more than that, it's only a matter of checking if the rubber padding/struts are fitting properly between the chassis and the tank. If they are worn out out or needs replacement for some reason, get it done. And tigten teh screw securing the tank to the chassis under the front seat.

                          Originally posted by Abhijeet Bhattacharjee View Post
                          it happens with all discovers & pulsar 135ls
                          Please don't post such baseless monkey jokes

                          Originally posted by The Dart View Post
                          Went to an asc, they said its a standard for all 135s, and refused to look into it..
                          That is because, the moment you utter the word "warranty", they refuse to take a look at it and push off saying it's 'Normal'

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                          • #14
                            if you are confident that the wobble is more than normal, and the service center guys keep avoiding, just threaten them that you will get in touch with the head office or regional office and get directly in touch with the regional director or something.. this way, the service center guys will get scared and directly hand over the matter to a superior who will then know what some basic customer courtesy is..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cyrus_the_virus View Post
                              1.> Warranty is on the engine. As long as modfications are not done, warranty is still active.
                              Warranty is on the engine ??????? Dude warranty is on the whole bike! Everything including brakes,suspension,steering assembly,electricals,battery everything has a warranty on it! In fact I got my battery changed to brand new absolutely free of cost since it was under warranty and same for a couple of bulbs !

                              And for the OP, at first I was shocked at hearing that the tank wobbles and even more so when others said that this is normal. For the record on my dazzler there is absolutely ZERO play no matter how hard you push the tank. Then I went and checked this on my friend's P135LS and guess what he has this same problem. It is not a problem in the sense that the tank does not wobble but there is a very definite play of about 5mm on both sides if you push the tank side ways by hand, also you do not need to push very hard.

                              So I guess if your tank is wobbling just like that without even pushing then this is serious and get it checked under warranty. If the tank is moving when pushed side ways by 5mm or so then I guess it is fine and you are simply enjoying Bajaj Build Quality here and nothing else. Just to clarify, I have nothing against Bajaj and so please dont start raining posts on my opinion like little babies and going off topic.
                              Last edited by plasmabhai; 05-31-2012, 06:30 PM.
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