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2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - Repairs, Long Drive capacity queries

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    Hi all,

    I have a 2012 manufactured 200 NS BS3 model (Purchased in 2013), 42,000+ on ODO.

    Recently, I've noticed that my bike has been riding a little uneven when riding slow (around 25-26 km/h or less). However the bike does pull to one side even on good speeds but not as noticeable as when going slow. Haven't noticed any tire burnout on one side as the tire is relatively new.

    After a couple of visits to Bajaj ASC, they said - Fork Cone Set, Fork Oil, Fork Seal to be replaced. I understand Fork Oil and Fork seal replacement as the right side fork oil had been leaking. Is this one of the reasons of the pull when riding?

    Bike doesn't have ABS but when using the front brake - it behaves like ABS (hold, leave, hold, leave pattern). I thought the brake pads need to be replaced, but they said the front disc was a little bent. Can this be one of the reasons of the pull when riding?

    My Bike heats up like crazy when I ride for as little as 15-20 mins in traffic even if the bike stays at rest the entire day. Its not even warm, it straight up is very very hot(cant keep finger/hand on engine for more than 1 second without it getting burnt. Sometimes when riding on a higher gear(4th/5th) - the engine heats up but it heats up slowly.

    I might have to drive my bike from Hyderabad to Bangalore in one of the coming few months. Can it handle the long drive considering 600 kms+ in 1 day? What precautions i need to take, what to keep in mind, what accessories/things to carry when riding long?
    No Smoke whatsoever, recently engine oil changed, chain cleaned-lubed, coolant filled in 2018 - no changes/topups from then as i feel the coolant level is in the normal range.

    Any ideas why it is over heating?

    Does a clutch plate replacement help in improving the pickup atleast a bit(i feel in the 1st 3 gears the acceleration is less powerful than a new 150/160 cc bike like FZ/Apache 160 4v). But it does go to triple digits(100-115) and hold it there consistently(Sound becomes a bit weird over 7000 rpm a bit forced maybe- im suspecting the age of the bike).

    Anyone knows a good mechanic in Hyderabad/Secunderabad who charges economically.

    Thanks in advance. B.
    Last edited by xBhp; 11-09-2020, 07:26 PM.

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    Re: 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - Repairs, Long Drive capacity queries

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      Re: 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - Repairs, Long Drive capacity queries

      Hi There!

      I don't own an NS but, I own a AS200 with 40k (approx) on the odo.

      The way your query sounds seems a little off beat. I am hoping if you could help provide some clarity on few points below:

      1. Engine oil type you use.
      2. Engine change intervals.
      3. Did you change the petrol filter and air filter?
      4. Did you service the carburettor anytime soon?
      5. Have you changed or checked the wheel bearings at the front and the rear?
      6. Did you check for any leakage of engine oil from any part of the housing of the engine?
      7. What is the thickness of the metal brake disc up front and back?
      8. Did you drop the motorcycle ever?
      9. Did you see the coolant flushed out of the radiator and the right coolant being used instead of the one used on cars?
      10. Did you ever changed the timing chain, rocker arms or valves ?
      11. Did you check the rear monoshock for any oil leakage or damage?

      Kindly let me know about questions above. I'll try my best to resolve your query.

      Ride Safe!
      Originally posted by jilisil736@akxpert.com View Post
      Hi all,

      I have a 2012 manufactured 200 NS BS3 model (Purchased in 2013), 42,000+ on ODO.

      Recently, I've noticed that my bike has been riding a little uneven when riding slow (around 25-26 km/h or less). However the bike does pull to one side even on good speeds but not as noticeable as when going slow. Haven't noticed any tire burnout on one side as the tire is relatively new.

      After a couple of visits to Bajaj ASC, they said - Fork Cone Set, Fork Oil, Fork Seal to be replaced. I understand Fork Oil and Fork seal replacement as the right side fork oil had been leaking. Is this one of the reasons of the pull when riding?

      Bike doesn't have ABS but when using the front brake - it behaves like ABS (hold, leave, hold, leave pattern). I thought the brake pads need to be replaced, but they said the front disc was a little bent. Can this be one of the reasons of the pull when riding?

      My Bike heats up like crazy when I ride for as little as 15-20 mins in traffic even if the bike stays at rest the entire day. Its not even warm, it straight up is very very hot(cant keep finger/hand on engine for more than 1 second without it getting burnt. Sometimes when riding on a higher gear(4th/5th) - the engine heats up but it heats up slowly.

      I might have to drive my bike from Hyderabad to Bangalore in one of the coming few months. Can it handle the long drive considering 600 kms+ in 1 day? What precautions i need to take, what to keep in mind, what accessories/things to carry when riding long?
      No Smoke whatsoever, recently engine oil changed, chain cleaned-lubed, coolant filled in 2018 - no changes/topups from then as i feel the coolant level is in the normal range.

      Any ideas why it is over heating?

      Does a clutch plate replacement help in improving the pickup atleast a bit(i feel in the 1st 3 gears the acceleration is less powerful than a new 150/160 cc bike like FZ/Apache 160 4v). But it does go to triple digits(100-115) and hold it there consistently(Sound becomes a bit weird over 7000 rpm a bit forced maybe- im suspecting the age of the bike).

      Anyone knows a good mechanic in Hyderabad/Secunderabad who charges economically.

      Thanks in advance. B.

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        Re: 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - Repairs, Long Drive capacity queries

        Definitely, ive tried to answer in the same order:

        1. Engine Oil used - Motul (2018 - 7100, 2019 - 7100 & 5100, 2020 - 300V and 5100) - to see which one i like it better.
        2. Engine Oil Change frequency - Every 1500 - 1700 kms general servicing, top-up if required. 3500 to 4000kms - Engine Oil change.
        3. Petrol Filter - Nope, Oil Filter - Yes, Air Filter - Yes.
        4. Carburetor - In 2018 Valves and some more replacements were done in Carburetor. Post which - No servicing until now.
        5. Wheel Bearings - Havent checked/Changed.
        6. Leakage in Engine - Havent noticed any oil leakage, but the top(towards the leg guards) gets greasy (noticeable only after 20-25 days)
        7. Disc Brake - Dont know the thickness, but the ASC guys said the front disc was bent
        8. Dropping Bike - Yes, 2 times until now - both in 2018. Both times fell on the right side. Speed is 10-15kms only both the times.
        9. Coolant Used - Motul Motocool. I havent seen anything flushed, but the level has not dipped even once in 2 years which i find odd.
        10. Timing Chain - Dont think was replaced. Rocker Arms - Dont know what this is, but dont remember this even brought up in service. Valves - If in Carburetor - Yes they were changed. If in any other part - Not sure.
        11. Rear Monoshock - It does get greasy fairly fast, Doesnt soften the drop at all in uneven roads/potholes, etc.

        Let me know if you need any other info.

        Thank You.

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          Re: 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - Repairs, Long Drive capacity queries

          Originally posted by jilisil736@akxpert.com View Post
          Hi all,

          I have a 2012 manufactured 200 NS BS3 model (Purchased in 2013), 42,000+ on ODO.

          Recently, I've noticed that my bike has been riding a little uneven when riding slow (around 25-26 km/h or less). However the bike does pull to one side even on good speeds but not as noticeable as when going slow. Haven't noticed any tire burnout on one side as the tire is relatively new.
          Check if is tyre is squared, and replace the Head Stem bearing. Check if Handle is perfectly straight with the wheel

          After a couple of visits to Bajaj ASC, they said - Fork Cone Set, Fork Oil, Fork Seal to be replaced. I understand Fork Oil and Fork seal replacement as the right side fork oil had been leaking. Is this one of the reasons of the pull when riding?
          Yes if Fork is bent, bike pulls to one side, if you had any accident or hit a pothole very hard, fork might be bent, get it checked using laser measurement if its really bent. Check head stem bearing first before replacing forks.

          Bike doesn't have ABS but when using the front brake - it behaves like ABS (hold, leave, hold, leave pattern). I thought the brake pads need to be replaced, but they said the front disc was a little bent. Can this be one of the reasons of the pull when riding?
          Disc brake Major kit, it is between the fluid reservoir and brake lever

          My Bike heats up like crazy when I ride for as little as 15-20 mins in traffic even if the bike stays at rest the entire day. Its not even warm, it straight up is very very hot(cant keep finger/hand on engine for more than 1 second without it getting burnt. Sometimes when riding on a higher gear(4th/5th) - the engine heats up but it heats up slowly.
          Do a complete Coolant flush/drain. Fill fully with 1L fresh coolant. 2 years old coolant would've lost its properties by now

          I might have to drive my bike from Hyderabad to Bangalore in one of the coming few months. Can it handle the long drive considering 600 kms+ in 1 day? What precautions i need to take, what to keep in mind, what accessories/things to carry when riding long?
          It can, you have take it slow under 50-60kmph, ride smoothly cruise in top gear in 3000-4000 rpm. Take 30mins break every 90-100kms. Give some time for bike to cooldown.

          No Smoke whatsoever, recently engine oil changed, chain cleaned-lubed, coolant filled in 2018 - no changes/topups from then as i feel the coolant level is in the normal range.
          Old coolant has lost its property, do a full drain empty it out, freshly fill 1L-1.2L coolant
          Any ideas why it is over heating?

          Does a clutch plate replacement help in improving the pickup atleast a bit(i feel in the 1st 3 gears the acceleration is less powerful than a new 150/160 cc bike like FZ/Apache 160 4v). But it does go to triple digits(100-115) and hold it there consistently(Sound becomes a bit weird over 7000 rpm a bit forced maybe- im suspecting the age of the bike).
          ​Yes new clutch helps in reducing clutch slipping, inital pickup will be more instant but speed will not increase in each gear.
          For wired sound, check the timing chain slack and chain tensior and chain guide, replace if needed. And then check for valve clearances, get the shims and clearances adjusted .

          Anyone knows a good mechanic in Hyderabad/Secunderabad who charges economically.

          Thanks in advance. B.

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            Re: 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS - Repairs, Long Drive capacity queries

            Originally posted by jilisil736@akxpert.com View Post
            Hi all,

            I have a 2012 manufactured 200 NS BS3 model (Purchased in 2013), 42,000+ on ODO.

            Recently, I've noticed that my bike has been riding a little uneven when riding slow (around 25-26 km/h or less). However the bike does pull to one side even on good speeds but not as noticeable as when going slow. Haven't noticed any tire burnout on one side as the tire is relatively new.

            After a couple of visits to Bajaj ASC, they said - Fork Cone Set, Fork Oil, Fork Seal to be replaced. I understand Fork Oil and Fork seal replacement as the right side fork oil had been leaking. Is this one of the reasons of the pull when riding?

            Bike doesn't have ABS but when using the front brake - it behaves like ABS (hold, leave, hold, leave pattern). I thought the brake pads need to be replaced, but they said the front disc was a little bent. Can this be one of the reasons of the pull when riding?

            My Bike heats up like crazy when I ride for as little as 15-20 mins in traffic even if the bike stays at rest the entire day. Its not even warm, it straight up is very very hot(cant keep finger/hand on engine for more than 1 second without it getting burnt. Sometimes when riding on a higher gear(4th/5th) - the engine heats up but it heats up slowly.

            I might have to drive my bike from Hyderabad to Bangalore in one of the coming few months. Can it handle the long drive considering 600 kms+ in 1 day? What precautions i need to take, what to keep in mind, what accessories/things to carry when riding long?
            No Smoke whatsoever, recently engine oil changed, chain cleaned-lubed, coolant filled in 2018 - no changes/topups from then as i feel the coolant level is in the normal range.

            Any ideas why it is over heating?

            Does a clutch plate replacement help in improving the pickup atleast a bit(i feel in the 1st 3 gears the acceleration is less powerful than a new 150/160 cc bike like FZ/Apache 160 4v). But it does go to triple digits(100-115) and hold it there consistently(Sound becomes a bit weird over 7000 rpm a bit forced maybe- im suspecting the age of the bike).

            Anyone knows a good mechanic in Hyderabad/Secunderabad who charges economically.

            Thanks in advance. B.
            1. Fork oil, oil seal and cone set are the part of preventive maintenance.
            you can hear this thud-thud sound on normal uneven roads which is symptoms of rusty(due to water) cone set bearings.
            Fork oil changes it's viscosity over the period of time due to heat(compression and rebound and shock). An unequal amount of oil filled or present in forks causes uneven damping of front shocks, that's why you feel one side pulling.
            2. Brake engage and disengagement is due of brake rotor/disc bend (bend due to external impact).
            3. Heating is due to bad cooling system. Check coolant level. Service interval 2 year's(check coolant bottle for exact info). If everything is ok, change both engine oil and coolant and see the results.
            4. It is better to solve heating issues before long ride to avoid engine damage.
            5. Clutch plates replacement surely help to gain bit acceleration, as new plates have more friction. Check others components and replace it.

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