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    Quote Originally Posted by rx100.7050 View Post
    Is this with Tubeless or still tube type??
    Its not tubeless, but might change the spoke wheels to mag wheels. Checked in the market and they still dont
    have the mags for rear wheel as it has disk brakes.
    Ride Hard !!! Ride Safe!!! Enjoy every moment on your machine !!! Cheers....

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    Completed 490 kms yesterday and bike is gone for 1st service. Rode approx 70 kms from Vikhroli to Andheri to Ghodbunder Road & to Bhandup just to complete run in period of 500 kms. I noticed that on long ride my back started to ache (might be due to handle positioning or the seating posture). I feel that the handle bar should be a bit upright. Also i fee that the footrest should have been placed more ahead (just my opinion). The soft thumping beats between 50-60 kmph was awesome. In the owners manual its strictly instructed to ride her at 50 speed limit and to give 10 mins break after every hour for engine to cool down. I am trying to search for Mag wheels (checked with Ram Motors & Metro Tyres at grant road but still not available). I am searching for Chromed Mag Wheels.

    I havn't seen much activity on this thread. Mods is this the right & only ownership thread or is there any other thread that exists for thunderbird. Would love to hear from other thunderbird owners as well.
    Ride Hard !!! Ride Safe!!! Enjoy every moment on your machine !!! Cheers....

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    Got my Matt black beast delivered on 6th jan.till now have done 750 kms on it.1st service done too.
    problems faced till date-
    Spark plug got broken recently-dont know why.replaced under warranty.
    oil leaks within few days.fixed by service centre though not totally.very lil oil on the casing still comes.
    Rear brake sometimes doesn't come back after pressing but gets gets okey within few minutes of ride.
    bike vibrates at speeds around 30 as if some metal is creating friction.
    in bumper to bumper traffic holding clutch in first or 2nd gear the bike creates knocking sound as if gear is not engaged properly or chain is not adjusted properly.
    Avg is around 23-25.
    the bike is stable as a rock due to its weight.handling is awsome for such a heavy bike.
    Rode my uni after 2 weeks of riding and uni felt like a scooty in terms of handling and weight.
    any advices why the spark plug broke,rear disk, vibration @30,knocking sound.
    So many problems with a bike that costs 1.8 lakhs is unacceptable.
    love the bike but QC at royal enfield is a big downer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredemon View Post
    My Thunderbird.
    I see black diamond crash guard in your TB500. Is it Thunderbird-specific new one? Does it come in the way of keeping the left foot on the foot-rest or changing gears/applying rear brake? The last, but not the least, how much does it cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by demon_speeding View Post
    Got my Matt black beast delivered on 6th jan.till now have done 750 kms on it.1st service done too.
    problems faced till date-
    Spark plug got broken recently-dont know why.replaced under warranty.
    oil leaks within few days.fixed by service centre though not totally.very lil oil on the casing still comes.
    Rear brake sometimes doesn't come back after pressing but gets gets okey within few minutes of ride.
    bike vibrates at speeds around 30 as if some metal is creating friction.
    in bumper to bumper traffic holding clutch in first or 2nd gear the bike creates knocking sound as if gear is not engaged properly or chain is not adjusted properly.
    Avg is around 23-25.
    the bike is stable as a rock due to its weight.handling is awsome for such a heavy bike.
    Rode my uni after 2 weeks of riding and uni felt like a scooty in terms of handling and weight.
    any advices why the spark plug broke,rear disk, vibration @30,knocking sound.
    So many problems with a bike that costs 1.8 lakhs is unacceptable.
    love the bike but QC at royal enfield is a big downer.
    Demon_Speeding,
    Sad to know that you are facing so many problems on your tbird. Just a query from my side
    1) Did you properly follow the run-in instructions (speed to be maintained only between 50-60)
    2) Did you take it for a long ride without giving breaks.
    3) Did you unnecessarily accelerate the bike.
    The point mentioned above might have contributed to the problems that you are facing.
    If you do not agree with my above points then it should be all manufacturing defects in the bike.
    You are getting a very good average. So far the average on my bike has been 18-20.
    Even i have vibrations but its just normal. I hope the oil leak stops soon. Now since i have completed 1st service
    i would be riding it till max 60-70 speed till it completes 3000 kms (2nd service) or might give a bump of 80 occasionally
    Also have you read the washing instructions for the bike. Too many instructions to follow due to sensors on the bike & covering
    of essential parts. Did the service centre remove the entire rear brake assembly & refit it (if not then please try and get it done).
    Overall so far i have been very happy with my TBird.
    All the best bro.
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    Didnt exceed 60 till 500 kms.no long rides till date beyond 1 hr.No washing done by me.only wash was by SC during service.
    oil leak is very little it just forms around casing.no drops as such.
    good to know your experience is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredemon View Post
    The point mentioned above might have contributed to the problems that you are facing.
    If you do not agree with my above points then it should be all manufacturing defects in the bike.
    Not neccesarily, the problems he mentioned are niggling issues which can be rectified, though I will agree with the manufacturing defects point though! . Also did you check if the oil pump is working fine for the disc?(may be the culprit I guess)

    Quote Originally Posted by demon_speeding View Post
    Didnt exceed 60 till 500 kms.no long rides till date beyond 1 hr.No washing done by me.only wash was by SC during service.
    oil leak is very little it just forms around casing.no drops as such.
    good to know your experience is better.
    Long rides beyond 1 hr should not be a problem unless you change the speed(RPM) constantly for every 10 minutes or so. Ask the Mech to seal the oil leaks, they will do it with a gel and this is not a big issue unless it is dripping.Have fun Bro and ride safe.

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    i have driven in city traffic so rpm is changing all the time.
    any pointers on the knocking sounds when clutch is pressed, 1st gear engaged and bike is standing still in red light??

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    Quote Originally Posted by demon_speeding View Post
    i have driven in city traffic so rpm is changing all the time.
    any pointers on the knocking sounds when clutch is pressed, 1st gear engaged and bike is standing still in red light??
    Check the clutch play settings,It may not engaging the clutch plates properly.Just tight the clutch and see how its working..
    Last edited by sree_unicorn; 01-30-2013 at 03:41 PM.
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