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    Default Re: 2014 Enfield Thunderbird 500 - My Entry into the Motorcycle World

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
    My Thunderbird 500 too suffered from the weak battery [Fiamm Wind brand] just after completion of one year. The details are here. But, when I kick-started, my bird roared into life immediately. After this episode, I have been riding almost daily and did a long mega ride of 1,000 km. Now, I don't find the weak battery icon flashing.



    Definitely. Write to [email protected] for prompt response.
    I went to the ASC and got the batt replaced under warranty :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by appugodara View Post
    Friends..Looking in past during college time.. I had no good experience with alloy wheels on bullet. I've tried 3 times n every time it broked/cracked.. Since then it's been almost 12 years n never in my mind it came to put alloys on bullet.. But yesterday all off sudden I've decided to put them on my TB500 so far I'm happy but don't know for how long!! So kept stock alloys n tyres as it is to use them for touring Here are some snaps..Attachment 148129Attachment 148130
    Hi bro. Can u please tell me from where have you bought these alloys from? And their price also? I have never seen these type of alloys on any royal enfield
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    Quote Originally Posted by appugodara View Post
    Friends..
    Looking in past during college time.. I had no good experience with alloy wheels on bullet. I've tried 3 times n every time it broked/cracked.. Since then it's been almost 12 years n never in my mind it came to put alloys on bullet..
    But yesterday all off sudden I've decided to put them on my TB500 so far I'm happy but don't know for how long!! So kept stock alloys n tyres as it is to use them for touring
    Hi, Could you provide me the price and make details of those Alloys please...?
    Hope those tyres were tubless... Am looking for a tubless tyre that fits my TB 350 without compromising performance....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Ravi View Post
    Sorry to learn about the faulty horn switch. Please write to [email protected]. You will get prompt response.
    Ravi sir, atlast my horn switch replaced on Saturday, after the follow up mails with RE Customercare. But unfortunately my speedo was not working after switch replacement. returned back to same service station, they just twisted the speedo cable and it was fine, but again same was not working, then they tied the speedo cable along with another set of wiring cables... now its working fine. Don't know whats the concept behind this and how long it will last...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBTS-350 View Post
    I went to the ASC and got the batt replaced under warranty :P

    So guess what happened... I had got by exide battery replaced under warranty 2 days back, (on saturday) and today the LOW batt indicator once again comes up... This time i was really pissed thinking about what can possibily be wrong with a battery which is just 2 days old. So i took it to the ASC and when they measured the voltage, it was below the 12V mark. (Somewhere near 10.5 -11V)

    This lead me to believe that the battery is not getting charged while the bike is running. That can be the only possible explanation. The ASC says that the rectifier might have gone kaput. Told them to fix what ever it was....

    Lets wait till tomm when i get my bird back.... maybe it'll get fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kannan86g View Post
    Don't know whats the concept behind this and how long it will last...
    Poor quality and substandard parts aided and abetted by careless mechanics test not only our bikes but also our patience! All the issues get resolved by trial-and-error only, which is the hallmark of Royal Enfield ASS. We, the owners, have to tolerate this nonsense until the expiry of warranty.
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    Default Re: 2014 Enfield Thunderbird 500 - My Entry into the Motorcycle World

    Trip to Bangalore - Puducherry – Chennai - Bangalore:
    Total Distance Covered: 1011 KM
    Date: 7th June 2014 – 9th June 2014
    Time taken:
    5:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Distance covered 404 km) - with a breakfast break at Kamat (** Do not eat here, the wait time is too long as well as the place is overpriced)
    5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Distance covered 160 km) - with a few breaks for random photo shoots of Baloo
    7:00 AM to 2:20 PM (Distance covered 335 km) - with a lot of breaks to get the water out of my shoes and squeeze the remaining of it from the socks

    Exactly a month from the last trip Baloo gets his first experience on a 4 lane highway. The day started early with a jump start straight ride of 67 KM before hitting the first stop at Kamat for breakfast of course from the earlier comments you would now know better than to stop there for a meal or a break, there is a A2B almost 5 KM ahead of this zone which would have been a better pit stop for this leg of the journey, the roads are well maintained and it’s a nice cruise if you don’t mind a little sun in your eyes. The choice to ride to Puducherry with Baloo was factored with two roads, the state highway 66 which leads you through Gingee forest where you may spot some wild life if lucky but according to the reviews this road is filled with pot holes and horrible stretches of roads (it hasn't changed in the last 2 years since the last time this road was used), the other route is state highway 5 & 6 using the Arcot bypass which amounts to an additional 60 KM but has good roads and almost no traffic while you cruise alongside farms and other scenic beauties. The choice being made at Krishnagiri (with impeccable timing from J. Ravi who saved Baloo from the mischievous route of SH66 where we are sure we would have lost a bolt or two). While Baloo was still under the speed limit of 80 KM/hour within his first 3000 KM, the trip felt long though comfortable enough to stop almost every 200 KM for some butt rest.

    After a pit stop of some super amazing lunch spread at the promenade (Hide sign) on M.G. Road in Puducherry the next step of the journey to Chennai started, this was a much promising route considering the East Coast Road (ECR) has a lot of things to look for, from the salt fields approximately 60 KM out of the city to the beaches on the side of the road all the way to Chennai is a drive that would keep you wanting to push that accelerator and see how far this stretch would continue.

    The timing to reach Chennai was targeted at 7:30 PM to ensure enough time to get to Quality Industries to get the crash guard fixed, while it dint seem a very lucky day when we reached the Quality Industries factory (though the owners were very accommodative to stay open by pushing the closing time by almost 45 minutes) Baloo dint have a crash guard that was desired, since Baloo comes from the Matt Black family we were looking for something similar to match his texture, all the butterfly crash guards available were in chrome and dint look as solid as expected. There was however a new 2014 model that caught my eye and had a solid feel priced at Rs. 1790/- but then again there wasn’t a choice available to match Baloo. We bid farewell that night to the quality industries hoping to pick up this at another time / location.

    The return journey was a lot more adventurous, while hoping to start this leg at 4:30 AM, the rain gods decided it not to be that way and it thundered and poured until 7:00 AM that morning, while the rains did slow down a bit we decided to take a plunge towards home and started the ride in a light drizzle, maintaining a speed of 60 KM/hour until we were comfortable of the wet roads and tackling the visibility in the rains we covered quite a distance before a heavy downpour, while this leg had a lot of breaks almost every 40 KMS after 3 pit stops we noticed we clashed into the same clouds which had moved on after showering us with some blessings and more water. This got us to decide to take on the clouds in a sprint and cover this distance from Ambur to Arcot in a single sitting with a few lashes from the rain. Only when the crazy clouds were overtaken did we find the sun smiling graciously upon us and the journey forward from there to Krishnigiri saw us dry like the rains had never set her eyes on us. Though the journey in the rain had a few sights we are glad to have seen like the hills covered with clouds and a sliver of rain on half the side while the other side remained dry with sun shine. The remainder of the trip was uneventful but just as beautiful with the lush greenery until the city suburban areas were reached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inn0cEnT View Post
    ... We bid farewell that night to the quality industries hoping to pick up this at another time / location.

    Nice pictures there.

    I had requested Quality to deliver the leg guard to me (in Matt Black color) to Delhi via courier. They sent it after I completed the payment, and it came quite well packed. Maybe you can try and explore this option.

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    Some guys wanted to know the effectiveness of the Auxiliary LED lamps, so here're some pics. There's also a video link at the bottom.

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    Here's link to the video:
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    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by appugodara View Post
    Friends..
    Looking in past during college time.. I had no good experience with alloy wheels on bullet. I've tried 3 times n every time it broked/cracked.. Since then it's been almost 12 years n never in my mind it came to put alloys on bullet..
    But yesterday all off sudden I've decided to put them on my TB500 so far I'm happy but don't know for how long!! So kept stock alloys n tyres as it is to use them for touring

    Here are some snaps..

    Attachment 148129

    Attachment 148130



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    Bro, please give some more info on the alloys.. where to buy? Cost? Any mod required?

    And what about the WB exhaust? Is it good?
    Best Regards,

    Amit

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    Quote Originally Posted by samarth.bhatia View Post
    Nice pictures there.

    I had requested Quality to deliver the leg guard to me (in Matt Black color) to Delhi via courier. They sent it after I completed the payment, and it came quite well packed. Maybe you can try and explore this option.

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    Some guys wanted to know the effectiveness of the Auxiliary LED lamps, so here're some pics. There's also a video link at the bottom.

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    Here's link to the video:
    https://plus.google.com/u/1/photos/1...52975137791939

    Cheers,
    Sam
    Hey Sam, can you post pics of the LED lights you fitted on your bike?

    Cheers, Amit
    Best Regards,

    Amit

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitlal169 View Post
    Bro, please give some more info on the alloys.. where to buy? Cost? Any mod required?

    And what about the WB exhaust? Is it good?
    I've purchased alloys frm ahmedabad n paid 9200 for them.. No mod.. Fits stock.. N yes.. Loving WB exaust


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