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    Prabhu congrats.

    Now that you Own a 500 what are your plans for GT 250.
    more pics & info needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prabhubravo View Post
    Hi Fellows,
    I got the RE's Classic 500 on 27th Nov. I like to share the exp and queries of the same in this thread.

    Awaiting Approval,
    Prabhu
    Congrats Prabhu !!

    I am getting my CL 500 tomorrow

    Awaiting for a few pics and a first hand report from you..

    Ride safe !! have fun !!

    Cheers..

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    @GS: The control cables are with graphite. The gel thing I noted previously was the oil added by these guys
    The knocking I said previously was from the auto decompressor

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisunil View Post
    Prabhu congrats.

    Now that you Own a 500 what are your plans for GT 250.
    more pics & info needed.

    Cheers
    Sunil
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    Quote Originally Posted by deepaksaligram View Post
    Congrats Prabhu !!

    I am getting my CL 500 tomorrow

    Awaiting for a few pics and a first hand report from you..

    Ride safe !! have fun !!

    Cheers..
    Sure dude.. the pics will follow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by prabhubravo View Post
    The knocking I said previously was from the auto decompressor
    So, is the 'traditional' tappet issue fixed?
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    Completed the First service on the bike. have done around 550kms. Fuel eff is around 34.5kmpl inside city.

    More pics and text here -> classic-500-ownership

    Is the tappet niose fixed? -> no completely. I get it once in 4 beats at idling. Increases are the Rpm goes to 2.5K rpm. Zero after that
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    Quote Originally Posted by prabhubravo View Post
    Completed the First service on the bike. have done around 550kms. Fuel eff is around 34.5kmpl inside city.

    More pics and text here -> classic-500-ownership

    Is the tappet niose fixed? -> no completely. I get it once in 4 beats at idling. Increases are the Rpm goes to 2.5K rpm. Zero after that
    Prabhu, please copy paste the text and pics here in the thread. It will be useful to have the your content on the board as well. Thanks
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    Thumbs up RE CLassic 500 Efi: ride/ownership report !!

    Hi xBhpians,

    Short ride report of Classic 500 !!

    The bike is just in for first service..

    KMS: 507 kms.
    Fuel filled: 16 litres.
    Mileage: 31.7 kmpl.

    Pros:

    • Engine is a masterpiece. The bike runs really well. It is smooth and has so much torque, its tough to keep it below the 50 kmph mark . Ride on smooth tarmac is bliss.
    • Suspension is just about rightly set up. Its not too soft neither too hard and ride on bumpy surfaces is eased out easily.
    • The electric starter works like a charm every single time (very unsuccessful with the kick start most of the times ).
    • Doesn't feel heavy and is very managable in traffic. The short turning radius is more than a boon .
    • Brakes are really good. Tried hard braking on different surfaces and also unexpectedly for a few potholes, it held well and there is no brake fade.
    • The seat is very comfortable, though the spring goes down a little on acceleration. It is very well made. (report on pillion comfort on later updates )
    • The only oil stain i see is from the lubricated chain spilt on the run on the inner side, that apart no leaks (touch wood, chair, table, tree or what ever by products of wood )
    • It an eye catcher, especially with the young brigade and cops (one cop stopped to ask if its fast enough to catch all bikes )
    Cons:

    • The mileage is difficult to calculate with the light blinking on cornering, left hand U turns, braking, bumpy roads and parking on side stand. I am not sure on the number posted above for mileage as the light went out just when i was to re-fuel (best would be tank it up, note the number of kms run and tank it up again for correct figures).
    • There is a slight tappet noise at lower RPM (say till about 2000 rpm) then vanishes (Answer from RE: It is due to the auto-decompressor and will vanish soon).
    The bike otherwise is very good to ride, smooth, hassle free and very very comfortable. Right now contemplating on whether I should change to the upswept exhaust or wait for a few more kms on the odo .

    Cheers,
    Deepak.
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    Thanks for sharing your ride report and experience!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirosh_03 View Post
    Thanks for sharing your ride report and experience!
    Pleasure Kirosh

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    Hey.. can someone clear my doubt.. on website and all pics, I have seen Classic 500 as having single seat..
    but the pics posted by 'deepaksaligram' I see complete two people seat.. can someone clarify please..

    sorry for the dumb Q. though

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