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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

    Quote Originally Posted by paradoxx View Post
    I was wondering if I should be prepared for some of the major niggles reported here from the bike or should I expect a more refined product as it has been more than a year since it's launch.
    Nothing major mate- but bike needs attention. It's not fill and drive bike. You have to keep eyes and ear open at all times. And don't take any small stuff also for granted, report it back to ASC.

    Anyways, happy thumping.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinit Monga View Post
    Nothing major mate- but bike needs attention. It's not fill and drive bike. You have to keep eyes and ear open at all times. And don't take any small stuff also for granted, report it back to ASC.

    Anyways, happy thumping.


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    Thanks man!
    Will surely keep those in mind. Also one always has this community to help out with any issues that may arise.
    Will post pics as soon as I take the delivery of the bike

    P.S- I was wondering if waiting for a couple of days and getting a 2014 passing is advisable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paradoxx View Post
    Thanks man!
    Will surely keep those in mind. Also one always has this community to help out with any issues that may arise.
    Will post pics as soon as I take the delivery of the bike

    P.S- I was wondering if waiting for a couple of days and getting a 2014 passing is advisable?
    That's upto you. If I was you I will wait and take delivery on 01/01/14 (if there is no major revision in prices). Anyways actual manufacturing will be for nov or dec. if you actually want 2014 manufactured bike, you have to wait and take delivery in Feb or March.

    I also read a post of Mr Ravi on TBHP about increase in prices in 2014. Not sure if price increase is effective 1st week of Jan.


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    Hello all, is there any showroom in Hyderabad that you would recommend for purchasing TB500. I would be taking delivery in April end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pundrick View Post
    Hello all, is there any showroom in Hyderabad that you would recommend for purchasing TB500. I would be taking delivery in April end.
    Why would you ask for a recommended showroom? Pick a bike from a close by showroom.

    You have to picky in ASC, but not on any showroom.


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    2 reasons - I have seen how careless showroom people are with pdi. And I want to deal with someone sincere even if it is far from my place. I have sent emails to couple of showrooms. One did not respond and other did just once.

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    Let me add to this. A couple of days ago I took my bike to the Authorised Service Centre in chennai with an issue of rusting in the tank fuel lid region. Practically that is not in my hands, there is some paint which is wearing off which sometime ago a fellow rider here in xbhp has posted in the same very thread. I showed the issue to the service manager who I requested to meet me. I also had another rusting issue with the headlight doom, which I really don't get it. The head light doom is chrome plated but yet develops a bit of rust on the down side where there is a small hole. I asked the service manager reg this issue, and the answer he gave me took met to a shock. He responded saying "Royal Enfield bikes do rust and can't be prevented, painted parts are not rustproof and chrome plating is done to make it look like steel and not to deal with the rusting". Would anyof you guys accept this statement? He argued with me only to not take the issue for a warranty claim. Well with that I kind of lost hope on the ASC servicing. Should this be taken up? Other than the tank there are a lot of places which have very sharp edges and the paint certainly wont cling on to it. This causes the rusting to start despite maintaining to the fullest.

    Kindly advice. I am from Chennai. I spoke to the Regional Service manager, and he told me to get the bike this week on saturday to the ASC held by Eicher motors which is the OMR service station and that he would see to the case. My bike is under warranty and is due to move out of the warranty enclosure soon this January end.
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    Send a mail to support, you can get the mail address from the service manual. I guess you ll receive a call from regional head or some higher authority.. Don't budge and speak firm to them saying that you wanted to get replaced.. Trust me, you'll eventually get a replaced tank

    I did the same for my tank n bend pipe and get it replaced for my classic chrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashwin Karthikeyan View Post
    Let me add to this. A couple of days ago I took my bike to the Authorised Service Centre in chennai with an issue of rusting in the tank fuel lid region. Practically that is not in my hands, there is some paint which is wearing off which sometime ago a fellow rider here in xbhp has posted in the same very thread. I showed the issue to the service manager who I requested to meet me. I also had another rusting issue with the headlight doom, which I really don't get it. The head light doom is chrome plated but yet develops a bit of rust on the down side where there is a small hole. I asked the service manager reg this issue, and the answer he gave me took met to a shock. He responded saying "Royal Enfield bikes do rust and can't be prevented, painted parts are not rustproof and chrome plating is done to make it look like steel and not to deal with the rusting". Would anyof you guys accept this statement? He argued with me only to not take the issue for a warranty claim. Well with that I kind of lost hope on the ASC servicing. Should this be taken up? Other than the tank there are a lot of places which have very sharp edges and the paint certainly wont cling on to it. This causes the rusting to start despite maintaining to the fullest.

    Kindly advice. I am from Chennai. I spoke to the Regional Service manager, and he told me to get the bike this week on saturday to the ASC held by Eicher motors which is the OMR service station and that he would see to the case. My bike is under warranty and is due to move out of the warranty enclosure soon this January end.
    Shoot a mail to customer service of RE. you would get a callback within 24 hrs. and eventually all parts would be replaced.

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    I wish you all fellow riders a happy new year filled with amazing rides and bonding to our beloved machines
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