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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

    Quote Originally Posted by appugodara View Post
    Finally installed GT's bar end mirrors on my TB500 they are awesome loving them..

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    It seems like a direct fit. Did you do some modifications to get it installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmitRavi07 View Post
    It seems like a direct fit. Did you do some modifications to get it installed?
    It was almost direct fit.. Only thing I have to do is shift grips, switches and leavers bit inside to make space for mirrors..
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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

    hi friends,

    I would really appreciate if anyone could answer my small query.

    what is the top speed of Thunderbird and sweet spot cruising speed, is it same in terms of performance against classic 500?

    my brother is looking to buy an RE and is confused between Thunderbird and classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appugodara View Post
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    Congrats... now the handle look wider...

    I knew... it will be easy to fit.

    But I will replace the handle to something straight...

    Cheers,
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    Best Regards,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jaykishan.jk View Post
    Hi All,

    Have booked a TBTS 500 - Stone last week in Faridabad NCR. Waiting for delivery now...I was originally very very confused between the Classic 500 and the TBTS 500 but finally made the decision. (The fact that I am 6'3 and close to a 100kg helped!). I am trying to draw up a list of the following:

    1) Accessories that I can buy
    2) Paint protection for the stone - options in and around Delhi
    3) Crash guard - black or chrome
    4) Silencer - I have come across a few references regarding another silencer that RE had introduced for the TB500 in the auto expo. I have written to RE consumer care but still have not got a revert from them. (Does changing the stock silencer affect the engine to a very great extent??)
    5) what kind of riding gear to buy - saddle bags, gloves and a jacket - the bike is not for commuting and I might not take very frequent trips (but a few are definitely on the agenda)

    Any information on any of these points will be really helpful!

    Also, I am new to the forum - was thinking of starting a small ownership account once I get the bike - is this the right place to do this?


    Thanks
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    Hi is the xbhp app for iphone still available? Not able to locate it!
    Hi..JK...congrats on your new ride. Well i am no expert but i will try and help you with your queries.
    1. Buy a royal enfield helmet...the full face one. It comes in matt black and overall gels well with the stone color paint scheme.
    2. Easiest is to get the bike washed with plain water...no detergents...shampoo..etc. The stone color doesn't need polishing as well.
    3. Black or chrome depends on your personal taste. Well, there are a few things that you need to take care of,
    a. Make sure the crash guard doesn't clash with your feet positioning on the gear and brake pedals.
    b. Do not go for a very thick crash guard, or else it will create a dent in your front mudguard. It happened to me....and i had to do away with the crash bar.
    4. You will come across tons of exaust pipes ranging from rs 500- 5000 in karol bagh. But my recommendation would be to stick with the stock one until the running-in period and afterwards go for the 'goldstar'. Priced around 2700/-
    5. along with the helmet, buy your gloves from royal enfield too. There's an online store called 'cramster' for the rest of your needs. And yes do visit www.royalenfieldzone.com you will find all the helpful information on the aftermarket accessories.
    Hope the information will be of some use to you. Happy thumping...:thumbup:

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    Last edited by imchaitanya; 08-05-2014 at 09:21 PM.
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    Default Re: Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500

    Has anyone changed the thunderbird's default handlebar with classic's or electra's handlebar ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naveen1985 View Post
    Has anyone changed the thunderbird's default handlebar with classic's or electra's handlebar ??

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    Hey Naveen,

    I have not changed the handle bar till now... but have seen others ...

    Believe me, it doesn't suit the bike at all... Also the sitting ergonomics gets changed... which will lead to improper balance while driving...

    Cheers,
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    Best Regards,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imchaitanya View Post
    Hi..JK...congrats on your new ride. Well i am no expert but i will try and help you with your queries.
    1. Buy a royal enfield helmet...the full face one. It comes in matt black and overall gels well with the stone color paint scheme.
    Noted - I have seen this online - looks great, just hope it fits me!

    Quote Originally Posted by imchaitanya View Post
    2. Easiest is to get the bike washed with plain water...no detergents...shampoo..etc. The stone color doesn't need polishing as well.
    Thanks - I have been looking up some matte paint sealants and matte protection shampoos online - will share info if these make sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by imchaitanya View Post
    3. Black or chrome depends on your personal taste. Well, there are a few things that you need to take care of,
    a. Make sure the crash guard doesn't clash with your feet positioning on the gear and brake pedals.
    b. Do not go for a very thick crash guard, or else it will create a dent in your front mudguard. It happened to me....and i had to do away with the crash bar.
    Yes - have been looking for pictures of both colours online, thanks for headsup on the issues that I may face with the size. I think the 3 bar rounded one looks pretty cool. If any issues with this one, would be grateful to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by imchaitanya View Post
    4. You will come across tons of exaust pipes ranging from rs 500- 5000 in karol bagh. But my recommendation would be to stick with the stock one until the running-in period and afterwards go for the 'goldstar'. Priced around 2700/-
    Yes - I am quite overwhelmed with the choices! But I also think it might be prudent to stick to the stock silencer. However, I still haven't been able to locate the other stock silencer displayed by RE at the auto expo. No response from customer care as well yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by imchaitanya View Post
    5. along with the helmet, buy your gloves from royal enfield too. There's an online store called 'cramster' for the rest of your needs. And yes do visit www.royalenfieldzone.com you will find all the helpful information on the aftermarket accessories.
    Hope the information will be of some use to you. Happy thumping...:thumbup:
    Thanks for this info - have gone through these sites now - I think I have more sleepless nights of research ahead of me!!!

    Thanks for all the info once again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amitlal169 View Post
    Hey Naveen,

    I have not changed the handle bar till now... but have seen others ...

    Believe me, it doesn't suit the bike at all... Also the sitting ergonomics gets changed... which will lead to improper balance while driving...

    Cheers,
    Amit
    Thanks a lot for your reply buddy. I asked this question because a lot of harleys are coming with shorter handlebars but may be with different foot pegs positions. I was thinking like, somebody must have tried something different with his bike but its fine
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