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  • @ chief

    I say again, get the holder removed beneath the mudguard, the sound should disappear.

    @ abhi

    I guess your reflector (Fx one) will get cooked in 6 months time, the heat produced by a 55w bulb isn't sufficient for that reflector.
    As i am running a 55w halo (high beam), its hotter than the 100w hid low beam.
    All the best.

    @ shreeni

    I believe its worth to spend on a disk brake setup, what i suppose is that if you ride with better equipment, you get even better with the machine, i mean its much much easier to scrape footpegs on the tarmac if your riding an apache, difficult if your riding a fiero, but if you are used to riding an apache and then want to scrape a fiero, it turns much easier.
    Maybe i am wrong, but this is what i think.
    Giving a lot to a fiero.
    Expecting a lot from a fiero.

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    • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
      Why get it done if the bike doesn't need it? I also had considered getting an electric starter assembly a couple of years back when I replaced the battery, but found out it wouldn't be worthwhile.

      True that

      You are right-no point in spending too much money on an old bike. But if a disc assembly comes for cheap, it can be considered. Anything more than 2-3K&it does not justify the cost, keeping the age of the bike in mind.

      Bro, I have already checked around & with in 2-3k we can get in Gujri & that too if we are ready to give back our stock fork & rim set up, It seemed to me not worth taking a risk

      You are right about the dome. I especially wanna check out the light intensity next time.

      Anytime when you are here, But dont expect a Huge difference


      Yeah, I also had the same cost in mind, initially he told me that he is replacing, then I found that it was covered with something black. I have been checking the RPM flucutation&it is minimal, only if the throttle is held constant for too long around the 6K range. But I'm positive that the wet stalling issue has finally been resolved. Balls to the showroom mechanic who asked me to replace the magnet assembly!
      Btw my Fiero F2 just crossed 55K kms.yesterday!

      Good thing, may be It seems the Ruby has become monopoly here & they charge more, I dont care much since I know it is in safe hands, good that you have finally got rid of your electrical problems man, now put that 15t & ride it here to bangalore soon
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      Originally posted by Shreeni0403 View Post
      I would say you are very loyal to Ruby. He is looting people wrt rewinding. In Mysore also the cost for rewinding is just 400rs. The material required will cost around 200rs max. And 200rs labor. But here !!

      I am not loyal that I dont have an Option, when it comes to bangalore ppl Isnt it ? Who else is doing this kinda job in bangalore, I have heard of one & the mech who suggested he himself is not sure of this guy, something called Diamond Electricals around lalbagh road

      @Gixxer - Bro, even I agree that Disc setup is very much a advantage but considering the money involved and age of bike need to think. Not only him, even I have stepped back for Disc setup on my Bullet as the cost involved is whopping close to 15grands which includes 6grands for latest forks, 8grands for disc brakes and 1grand for labor. For the weight of Bullet, I definitely need disc but is it worth spending so much for a 1980 Bullet.
      Anyways I will be doing the upgrades step by step. Got the latest Bull's clutch plates and the Classic's 18" rim. Now the pickup of the bike is way better. Was almost in a stage of hating it but now giving second thought to hate

      @Abhi - Foto of your unbuttoned ride plz

      [B]True that on Disc brake, no point putting 15k on two decades old bike & add to it, It doesnt even reach a ton mark comfortably, Instead you are Investing on something good & I am happy for you.

      Photos are up & happening , Waiting for all your comments now [B]
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      • Originally posted by NANOtechnology View Post
        @ abhi

        I guess your reflector (Fx one) will get cooked in 6 months time, the heat produced by a 55w bulb isn't sufficient for that reflector.
        As i am running a 55w halo (high beam), its hotter than the 100w hid low beam.
        All the best.

        @ shreeni

        I believe its worth to spend on a disk brake setup, what i suppose is that if you ride with better equipment, you get even better with the machine, i mean its much much easier to scrape footpegs on the tarmac if your riding an apache, difficult if your riding a fiero, but if you are used to riding an apache and then want to scrape a fiero, it turns much easier.
        Maybe i am wrong, but this is what i think.
        Nano - I am running on AC & you are on DC, anyway I know of this & I am taking a chance on it, checked yesterday & it does get hot more than the stock 35W.

        Now coming to Disc Set up, I am no footpeg Scrapper & Shreeni wouldnt dare doing such stuff on his 1980 Bullet

        As i earlier said, It depends on the usage of different people & for me at the moment disc brake is not that necessary yet
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        • @All

          Like Abhi has mentioned,we did try the 29mm carb and with it the missing in mid range went away.But there was missing now in initial revs ,it was the same with the other 26mm carb he had as well and in my carb the missing happens in mid range.
          Then the mech started saying that the engine has to be opened up to check the head etc,but i kept on insisting that the missing intensity keeps changing depending on the jet sizes ,so how can it be mechanical or electrical and besides the electricals had been checked thoroughly.
          Then i told the mech to put Abhi's carb as it had stock jets and sure enough the bike was screaming like a banshee!!!! So that covinced the mech that mechanicals and electricals on my bike were fine and it was indeed a carb issue.
          The mech was scared of doing jetting on his carbs ,or try playing around with different jet-needles,or pilot jets, so he simply told us that both his carbs for sale are defective and asked us to get a good carb from the used market for 1.5k.
          The mech is insisting that i put back the stock main jet and i know for sure with it the engine will heat up and seize!!!! In fact our regular mech is even scared to rev my bike with stock main jet!!

          So i am very skeptic of getting such carbs from the used market,as mostly they will be using these carbs as organ donors and the carbs we saw yesterday was a mix of many carb's rejected parts!!Now i can imagine what will be the case at the used markets!!At least here, because the mech was honest ,he admitted that it was a mix of many carbs.On hind sight,i am glad i got the mech to try it out on the bike before purchasing it,if i had been impatient and bought the carb out right on saturday ,then it would have been money down the drain.

          @Abhi
          I've found couple of distributors of ucal carbs on siddiah road,so i'll call them up and ask about the prices.Then i'll check out the availability and prices at Khivraj bajaj and hopefully get the carb today. God and my favorite Goddess willing
          Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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          • Originally posted by Shreeni0403 View Post
            I would say you are very loyal to Ruby. He is looting people wrt rewinding. In Mysore also the cost for rewinding is just 400rs. The material required will cost around 200rs max. And 200rs labor. But here !!

            @Gixxer - Bro, even I agree that Disc setup is very much a advantage but considering the money involved and age of bike need to think. Not only him, even I have stepped back for Disc setup on my Bullet as the cost involved is whopping close to 15grands which includes 6grands for latest forks, 8grands for disc brakes and 1grand for labor. For the weight of Bullet, I definitely need disc but is it worth spending so much for a 1980 Bullet.
            Anyways I will be doing the upgrades step by step. Got the latest Bull's clutch plates and the Classic's 18" rim. Now the pickup of the bike is way better. Was almost in a stage of hating it but now giving second thought to hate

            @Abhi - Foto of your unbuttoned ride plz
            Yes new disc brake set ups are costly,but think about the advantages?To put it simply it might save your skin someday.Isn't our skin worth the investment made on a disc brake set up?

            @Abhi

            Indeed you have been lucky with drum brakes on cbz and fiero.But when there's good safety equipment around why take a chance? In the days of RD,Roadking they had no options,now you can easily buy a good used set up cheaply,so think about it and good braking system is like investing on a good quality helmet or a good quality sun glasses(good ray-bans as opposed to not so cheap ones).You can compromise on other things but now when it comes to our safety or health it's better to invest a bit more.
            Disc brakes won't guarentee that mishaps won't happen ,but that's more to do with luck and fate and not in our hands.Especially while riding in chaos of a metro.So we can definitely improve what's in our control and that means investing in a used disc brake set up if need be.

            I donno how shreeni rides his bullet but based on the mileage Abhi gets ,it's safe to assume he revs the nuts off his bike.

            Besides Abhi's fiero is a keeper ,he won't be selling it for a long time,and his girl's very young and she has lot of life left in her. Hence investing on a good used disc brake set up will be worth it.
            Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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            • @All

              In case if you guys are wondering at the contradictory views of mine regarding buying of used disc brake system and a used carb. A carb is a far more complicated a thing than a disc brake system.
              Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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              • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                yes new disc brake set ups are costly,but think about the advantages?to put it simply it might save your skin someday.isn't our skin worth the investment made on a disc brake set up?
                Agreed, thats the reason its in my to-do list but its a big money. And i use my bullet very rarely. And my zmr has disc on both wheels

                disc brakes won't guarentee that mishaps won't happen ,but that's more to do with luck and fate and not in our hands.especially while riding in chaos of a metro.so we can definitely improve what's in our control and that means investing in a used disc brake set up if need be.
                Agreed :d

                i donno how shreeni rides his bullet but based on the mileage abhi gets ,it's safe to assume he revs the nuts off his bike. :d
                Sane on bullet and sane on zmr

                besides abhi's fiero is a keeper ,he won't be selling it for a long time,and his girl's very young and she has lot of life left in her.:d hence investing on a good used disc brake set up will be worth it.
                I can't opt for used bcz finding good ones of bullet is tough and i don't want any retro fits. And my bullet will stay with me forever.


                Edit - Abhi's unbuttoned girl is not bad

                @Nano - Bro, I don't think 55w Non Halogen Bulb will damage the reflector in anyway that too in stock electricals.

                @Abhi - Chapper, replace tail light bulb.

                @Gixxer - Bro, get a FI
                Last edited by Shreeni0403; 04-26-2011, 03:10 PM.

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                • Originally posted by Shreeni0403 View Post


                  Edit - Abhi's unbuttoned girl is not bad

                  @Nano - Bro, I don't think 55w Non Halogen Bulb will damage the reflector in anyway that too in stock electricals.

                  @Abhi - Chapper, replace tail light bulb.

                  @Gixxer - Bro, get a FI
                  Yeah i agree with what you've said.Maybe abhi will consider the used disc brakes as a fiero can take almost any bike's disc brake system.

                  A friend of mine back in mysore had sold his 1986 vintage bullet to buy a 1978 one!!!!
                  Then a prof of mathematics Chamraj ,had spent 30k on restoring his 1976 bullet,at that time we were baffled when he said it was worth it and none of the current lot of bullets can match his vintage bullet.
                  Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                  • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                    Yeah i agree with what you've said.Maybe abhi will consider the used disc brakes as a fiero can take almost any bike's disc brake system.

                    A friend of mine back in mysore had sold his 1986 vintage bullet to buy a 1978 one!!!!
                    Then a prof of mathematics Chamraj ,had spent 30k on restoring his 1976 bullet,at that time we were baffled when he said it was worth it and none of the current lot of bullets can match his vintage bullet.
                    Aha ! A silver Bullet?

                    Bro I have already spent more than 30k restoring. All thanks to a crap mechanic who made me spend twice for somethings.

                    I could ve a got a very well maintained used ZMA for the amount I have spend
                    Last edited by Shreeni0403; 04-26-2011, 03:31 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by Shreeni0403 View Post
                      Aha ! A silver Bullet?

                      Bro I have already spent more than 30k restoring. All thanks to a crap mechanic who made me spend twice for somethings.

                      I could ve a got a very well maintained used ZMA for the amount I have spend
                      No,black bullets Bro,i am sick and tired of carb itself,i can only imagine what it'd be like dealing with mechs when it comes to bullets and do u know about any flat slide carbs with bigger venturi sizes of 29mm or more available in market?
                      Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                      • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                        No,black bullets Bro,i am sick and tired of carb itself,i can only imagine what it'd be like dealing with mechs when it comes to bullets and do u know about any flat slide carbs with bigger venturi sizes of 29mm or more available in market?
                        When I used to go to Chamraj, he had a Silver Bull.

                        VM28 of Bullet won't do ? The price also might be less. Offlate I chaged my Bull's VM24 (stock) and paid on 600rs (OEM).

                        So I guess VM28 also won't be on higher side but not sure if VM28 is CV carb or regular. I donno flat side or round side , very poor in technical info.

                        Instead of so much circus, why don't u head to Joel and get the precise carb. Peace of mind guaranteed.

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                        • Originally posted by Shreeni0403 View Post
                          When I used to go to Chamraj, he had a Silver Bull.

                          VM28 of Bullet won't do ? The price also might be less. Offlate I chaged my Bull's VM24 (stock) and paid on 600rs (OEM).

                          So I guess VM28 also won't be on higher side but not sure if VM28 is CV carb or regular. I donno flat side or round side , very poor in technical info.

                          Instead of so much circus, why don't u head to Joel and get the precise carb. Peace of mind guaranteed.
                          No they are not CV carbs,where did u buy them from?If it's that cheap then i might give it a shot.
                          Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                          • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                            No they are not CV carbs,where did u buy them from?If it's that cheap then i might give it a shot.
                            Showroom price was 600 bucks for VM24

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                            • @All

                              Did call Khivraj bajaj,29mm one is 2,300 rs and the 32mm one is 2,800 rs , i am confused whether it's worth the extra 500 rs in buying 3mm bigger carb.

                              If vm carbs are cheap ,then i will give it a shot.
                              Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                              • Originally posted by Shreeni0403 View Post
                                Showroom price was 600 bucks for VM24
                                WOW REALLY?!! WHERE'S the nearest showroom ? in bangalore south around jc road there's one showroom right?
                                Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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