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  • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
    @Nanotech

    I have the issues of overdrive and BSM with me, and i always keep the ones about fiero with me though my mom prefers to throw them out.The issue they say about the gear box is the lack of fifth gear and nothing to do with the gear box quality.

    The knocking is a indication that your bike is running lean.I've told you many times and so has psr ,get the a/f richened.Your bike is running higher compression than stock RTR's so get the A/F right first .There shouldn't be any knocking.If possible go to TVS dealer and get the carb tuned by a co machine ,they charge 65 bucks for it and you can never get that kind of tuning done on your own or at mechs,unless of course you are a tuner.The authorized dealers never tune the bikes using co machines on general service ,you have to ask them.
    i know, even I've read that, but i very well remember as someone has posted a review that sometimes gearbox turns doggy and sticks in between gears, it was not a test report but a review of a person after 2000 or so kms, maybe it was in the q&a section of the mag, i don't remember for sure..

    in my case it ONLY happens (that too very rarely) when i kick in 1st gear sometimes, i normally never touch neutral, keep my bike parked in gear, kick in gear and ofcource ride in gears at all the time, its rarely in neutral.

    will get the carb tuned by the machine soon..

    Originally posted by velociraptor13 View Post
    whoa,thats something that i have missed,what jets are you guys running on?
    yes rakesh, i remember joel told that fiero's clutch really wears out a lot under modifications, even his drag pepped fiero had to undergo 10-15 clutch plate swaps in a year..

    besides i am running 117.5 main jet and 17.5 pilot jet.

    was planning a K&N as i told you earlier, but lately i am running second thoughts and don't wish to install it.
    Giving a lot to a fiero.
    Expecting a lot from a fiero.

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    • Originally posted by NANOtechnology View Post
      yes rakesh, i remember joel told that fiero's clutch really wears out a lot under modifications, even his drag pepped fiero had to undergo 10-15 clutch plate swaps in a year..

      besides i am running 117.5 main jet and 17.5 pilot jet.

      was planning a K&N as i told you earlier, but lately i am running second thoughts and don't wish to install it.
      Does the carb fit without any problem,what abut the throttle position sensor?
      On the other hand i drove my cousins fiero which i plan to purchase by this weekend.The bike has done 33k and has dead battery as he rarely uses the bike maybe once a month.Some observations that i made.

      1-Paint is okay
      2-When i wrung the throttle,initially it seems the engine is about to switch off,gradually when the rev builds up it comes back to normal state of tune,what could be the reason-dirt inside carb,faulty plugs,weak battery(cdi needs some juice from the battery)
      3-silencer sound okay
      4-neutral light not working,though i could see the fuel gauge working and the indicators working but slowly

      Some of my dilemmas
      1-Is the megaphone silencer still available other spares such as body parts,engine components etc
      2-Crash guard needs a replacement(read rusted),can i fit the rtr ones
      3-Battery is dead which one should i go for(i prefer stock no higher amp battery please) and whats the cost.
      4-Shockers,which one should i go for? and cost
      5-Disc breaks,considering i might go for alloys(rtr 160) ones in the future.
      6-Can i use a round headlight,i have an hh ambition unit,but it has an h4 type bulb

      Please help
      Socha Toh Locha.

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      • Originally posted by NANOtechnology View Post

        was planning a K&N as i told you earlier, but lately i am running second thoughts and don't wish to install it.
        I would suggest you stay Away from it. Not really worth the effort.

        Originally posted by velociraptor13 View Post
        Does the carb fit without any problem,what abut the throttle position sensor?
        On the other hand i drove my cousins fiero which i plan to purchase by this weekend.The bike has done 33k and has dead battery as he rarely uses the bike maybe once a month.Some observations that i made.

        1-Paint is okay
        2-When i wrung the throttle,initially it seems the engine is about to switch off,gradually when the rev builds up it comes back to normal state of tune,what could be the reason-dirt inside carb,faulty plugs,weak battery(cdi needs some juice from the battery)

        Yes check air filter, jets and spark plug.

        3-silencer sound okay
        4-neutral light not working,though i could see the fuel gauge working and the indicators working but slowly

        He he, yup they are like that.

        Some of my dilemmas
        1-Is the megaphone silencer still available other spares such as body parts,engine components etc
        2-Crash guard needs a replacement(read rusted),can i fit the rtr ones
        3-Battery is dead which one should i go for(i prefer stock no higher amp battery please) and whats the cost.

        Why not one of a higher Amp? I was considering this along with All DC for HID. Any particular drawback?

        4-Shockers,which one should i go for? and cost

        Mine has Star City's which are good for a solo ride. But with a pillion, bike bottoms out. Looking for a change myself. Inquired about RTR's gas ones, but was told the canister may foul with the body panel. Not sure though.

        5-Disc breaks,considering i might go for alloys(rtr 160) ones in the future.

        Go for them. Alloys, not sure, but the RTR kit consists of the spokes too. I got that in mine.

        6-Can i use a round headlight,i have an hh ambition unit,but it has an h4 type bulb

        Please help
        My comments in bold.
        **MaSh**

        **Work to Ride and Ride to Work**

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        • @ mash, dude regarding the RTR's gas suspension(rear), u can always get it fitted on to ur F2. but u will have to fit it the other way round (ulta).

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          • @mash-thanks for the replies,what about the one with the inverted gas chamber,the one that endurance manufactures
            Socha Toh Locha.

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            • Originally posted by velociraptor13 View Post
              Does the carb fit without any problem,what abut the throttle position sensor?
              On the other hand i drove my cousins fiero which i plan to purchase by this weekend.The bike has done 33k and has dead battery as he rarely uses the bike maybe once a month.Some observations that i made.

              1-Paint is okay
              2-When i wrung the throttle,initially it seems the engine is about to switch off,gradually when the rev builds up it comes back to normal state of tune,what could be the reason-dirt inside carb,faulty plugs,weak battery(cdi needs some juice from the battery)
              3-silencer sound okay
              4-neutral light not working,though i could see the fuel gauge working and the indicators working but slowly

              Some of my dilemmas
              1-Is the megaphone silencer still available other spares such as body parts,engine components etc
              2-Crash guard needs a replacement(read rusted),can i fit the rtr ones
              3-Battery is dead which one should i go for(i prefer stock no higher amp battery please) and whats the cost.
              4-Shockers,which one should i go for? and cost
              5-Disc breaks,considering i might go for alloys(rtr 160) ones in the future.
              6-Can i use a round headlight,i have an hh ambition unit,but it has an h4 type bulb

              Please help
              Buy the bike!! Here in bangalore people are lining up to buy fieros.Whenever i go to buy something at the tvs dist they always ask whether i'm interested in selling my bike.
              See my bike's pic and you will know.No need to change the shox ,i got my bike's re-set and its better than the original.The charge was 150bucks.
              Parts for fiero is a non-issue.You can easily use RTR ones.
              Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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              • Originally posted by tintin708 View Post
                @ mash, dude regarding the RTR's gas suspension(rear), u can always get it fitted on to ur F2. but u will have to fit it the other way round (ulta).
                ================================================== ===

                Tintin bro... does it apply to our classic Fiero as well?

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                • An update about the RTR TCI/IDI ,it damn works!! Now i am using the NGKR CR9E a colder plug which was too much for the CDI ,but the TCI/IDI has a longer and better spark .So now i can easily use the colder plug for the high compression mod.The engine is running very smooth and there's more refinement with the switch to the colder plug.As i said before there's a noted urgency in the revs because of the better mapping and a louder exhaust beat with a noticable baritone.Worth the 650 bucks investment!!
                  Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                  • Originally posted by NANOtechnology View Post
                    yes rakesh, i remember joel told that fiero's clutch really wears out a lot under modifications, even his drag pepped fiero had to undergo 10-15 clutch plate swaps in a year..
                    Our bikes don't make that kind of power to cause any prob with clutch slippage.Knocking and clutch slippage are not related.Your bike has knocking issues,don't go around changing clutch plates for that.
                    Last edited by gixxer_junkie_m; 11-26-2010, 05:32 PM.
                    Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                    • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                      An update about the RTR TCI/IDI ,it damn works!! Now i am using the NGKR CR9E a colder plug which was too much for the CDI ,but the TCI/IDI has a longer and better spark .So now i can easily use the colder plug for the high compression mod.The engine is running very smooth and there's more refinement with the switch to the colder plug.As i said before there's a noted urgency in the revs because of the better mapping and a louder exhaust beat with a noticable baritone.Worth the 650 bucks investment!!
                      That is good news...but check to see that the plug is operating in the self cleaning temperature,and not in the cold region.
                      When Was The Last Time,You Did Something For The First Time.

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                      • Originally posted by velociraptor13 View Post
                        On the other hand I drove my cousins Fiero which I plan to purchase by this weekend.The bike has done 33K kms.and has dead battery as he rarely uses the bike maybe once a month.Some observations that I made.
                        If the price is decent, go for it-Fieros are gems. At 33K kms., that bike has a lot of juice left in it!

                        2-When I wrung the throttle,initially it seems the engine is about to switch off,gradually when the rev builds up it comes back to normal state of tune,what could be the reason-dirt inside carb,faulty plugs,weak battery(cdi needs some juice from the battery)
                        Bad fuel/lack of use. Needs a carb/idling setting tune-up&will be fine.

                        3-silencer sound okay
                        Put your finger inside&check for oil stains. Hope there are no holes due to rust etc.though I doubt it-Fieros have great silencers. Mine has been abused&no rust in it.

                        4-neutral light not working,though i could see the fuel gauge working and the indicators working but slowly
                        Minor again. My bike's neutral indicator also does not work. Gauges/indicators are battery dependent. They will be back in form with a new battery.

                        Some of my dilemmas
                        1-Is the megaphone silencer still available other spares such as body parts,engine components etc.
                        I doubt the silencer availability. Hope the body panels are not cracked-they are tough to come by&costly too if you manage to lay your hands on them.

                        2-Crash guard needs a replacement(read rusted),can I fit the rtr ones?
                        Can be rechromed at a fraction of the cost. Otherwise easily available outside.

                        3-Battery is dead which one should I go for (I prefer stock no higher amp battery please) and whats the cost.
                        Get Amaron AP-ATX 2.5L, I got it for my bike with 4/5years warranty. Beta series costed me Rs.600 (Alpha has 5 year warranty&costs slightly more) after giving the old one in exchange. Here is the url: http://www.amaronprobikerider.co.in/powerfitments.aspx

                        4-Shockers,which one should i go for? and cost
                        As gixxer_junkie_m said, get them reconditioned at a good shocker repair mechanic for a 100 or 2 at the max. Will work perfectly.

                        5-Disc breaks,considering I might go for alloys(rtr 160) ones in the future.
                        I wouldn't advise that much of expense anyway on an old bike. Did the original Fiero come with a disc brake in front? If yes, go for that.

                        6-Can i use a round headlight,i have an hh ambition unit,but it has an h4 type bulb
                        Fiero FX's unit will be the best one. SVC can do the mod job for you. I'd prefer the stock look though.

                        Originally posted by tintin708 View Post
                        @ mash, dude regarding the RTR's gas suspension(rear), u can always get it fitted on to ur F2. but u will have to fit it the other way round (ulta).
                        Originally posted by chief ashman View Post
                        ================================================== ===

                        Tintin bro... does it apply to our classic Fiero as well?
                        MaSh has a Suzuki Fiero.

                        Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                        Buy the bike!! Here in Bangalore people are lining up to buy fieros.Whenever i go to buy something at the tvs dist they always ask whether i'm interested in selling my bike.
                        Does this apply to Fiero F2 as well?

                        Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                        Our bikes don't make that kind of power to cause any prob with clutch slippage.Knocking and clutch slippage are not related.Your bike has knocking issues,don't go around changing clutch plates for that.
                        Then why is my bike having clutch slippage in 2nd gear even with new clutch plates? Misaligned clutch cable? That was also replaced recently!
                        Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                        • @Sarvajit

                          All i am saying is the clutch plates of the fiero can handle the mods done on our bikes.
                          Eventually if the clutch wears out then they will slip.
                          Life begins, once you hit the power band !!

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                          • Guys I have a query about something I have noticed in the past few days. Whenever I am in a rush ... that is very often and I am pushing my bike hard and I have to tackle a steep gradient (I was doing that this evening on a specially long, steep and curved gradient). My fiero sometimes tends to choke ... or rather it feels like I am running out of fuel or something. It manages the climb quite well, but when pushed hard, it briefly feels like it is misfiring or there is a shortage of fuel or it is being choked or something. I can't describe exactly what. Hope you guys understood.

                            I am wondering if the carb needs tuning, is the A/F ratio too lean? or is it something else... because I feel the carb is ok. Some light on this matter would be really appreciated.

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                            • Originally posted by gixxer_junkie_m View Post
                              Our bikes don't make that kind of power to cause any prob with clutch slippage.Knocking and clutch slippage are not related.Your bike has knocking issues,don't go around changing clutch plates for that.
                              gixxer, knocking and clutch are different things, aren't related.
                              i talked about clutch as an answer to rakesh's post, he felt as if the clutch isn't transferring the power.

                              besides as far as fiero clutch is concerned generally, it doesn't last very long either.
                              i had changed my clutch as well as pressure plates some 6000 kms ago, but now i can't wheelie anymore and the clutch isn't performing that well either.

                              you can blame the compression but still the clutch doesn't last very long, so far in 57900 kms, I've changed it 5 times.

                              @ rakesh

                              don't worry about the parts, every damm thing is available, you might have to wait for a while, but will get a hang of things, if you have a difficulty sourcing any part, give a call to vishal, he'll make sure you get it..

                              if you remember, i had slipped my oil bolt, it was difficult for me to find that plate here in the SVC near my house, even in thane, so i gave vishal a call and he got it for me.

                              you can go for fiero FX's round headlamp as vishal is currently using, or can go for any good amby sealbeam too, won't cost too much, besides Projectors with Hid in them option is also open

                              if possible get the wiring and switches changed as the bike haven't been run much from last 10 years, get the carb opened, cleaned and other misc stuff and it will settle you down.
                              regarding alloys and stuff, it can follow later.
                              Giving a lot to a fiero.
                              Expecting a lot from a fiero.

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                              • @ chief ya the inverted gas shocks from the apache/rtr would fit in ur fiero. i had actually seen one. thus there is no damage to the rear panels.

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