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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayur392 View Post
    Yes, if you are traveling on bumpy road then the noise is evident. The solution to this seems to be to have something soft that can absorb the hit of chain but do note that this is an experimental fix that you will be testing on your risk
    Wasn't the post same as mine?
    I applied a rubber coating on the original roller. I just wanted to check and it works just fine.

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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by AKULA_RR_Anto View Post
    What's your observation regarding the roller? Can you provide some insight on which bike it was fixed by TVS and why do you prefer the original rollers?
    Thanks for the info & picture. So that roller just sits there bolted on or does it move up/down like a spring loaded auto tensioner? from the picture it looks like it's fixed and just rotates (or maybe doesn't, please clarify) as the chain goes over it. if that is so, i wonder what made tvs opt for such a design.. i feel that a roller which doesn't 'auto tension' (for the lack of a better term) would probably cause noise with the chain hitting it. A spring loaded auto tensioner would have been a nice touch.
    maybe tvs will redesign this in the future.

    btw, here is something i came across from bmw site, choose the G 310 R model and you can browse thru the parts. interesting, even shows the prices!
    https://parts.bmwmotorcycles.com/p/BMW__G310R

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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by JS16 View Post
    Chain tensioner roller near the swing arm.

    I am running the original design. I haven't/don't want to change it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dineshaugustin View Post
    In my experience, the chain sound still exist , but it is coming from the top , where chain might hit the rubber padding on the swingarm. Iam not so sure about this, but still sound is there. It happens only when you downshift or when going over irregular roads.
    I didnt bother much since it doesnt spoil the riding experience.
    This bike like Dominar 400 has a longer swingarm so the chain noise or kat kat from chain while riding on a rough patch at low speed will always remain there.
    As the chain is long and swingarm is also long compared to normal bikes, and it is for this reason companies has used the chain slider/guide over the swing arm to prevent the chain from hitting it.
    The best solution to reduce the chain issue is to keep the chain lubricated and make sure that the chain slack is at recommended level which for Dominar's case is 20 to 30mm and i guess it would be same for 310rr.
    No matter how much adjustment u do to the chain , there is no way to avoid it from hitting the slider and that slider is there for this job.
    Make sure that the slider is always in good health means it remains at its place.
    I have seen many owners keeping the chain over tight to avoid the noise , which is not good for the chain set. And sometimes owners end up employing some sort of juggad fix to make the chain stretched to avoid the hitting which ia also bad. As the chain should always have the recomended slack to avoid breakage and other serious issues.

    Other important point is the clean the front sproket at regular intervals , say for example clean it at every alternate chain clean or whenever u feel it is getting mucky

    And yes there would be a issue if the chain is hitting something other then the slider.

    Keep lubing the chain regularly say at every 300 to 500 kms these bikes run at higher rpm and the chain is open and it does get dry faster the normal chains, in my case with dominar i lube it every 300 to 400kms and i use gear oil ep90 in winters and ep140 in summers as it remains for a longer period and is a economical option.

    Just wipe the chain properly with a lint free cloth before lubing this would also help u in avoiding frequent cleaning.

    And lastly i hope i don't offend anyone by posting here.
    Last edited by Ijs; 06-28-2018 at 06:38 AM.

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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by s1d View Post
    how many km have you clocked on your 310 ?
    any specific name or can you post the location of that part which people are referring to as chain tensioner or chain roller. i haven't really paid a close attention to the mechanical parts yet, so unable to guess what they are.. are you referring to the chain slider ?
    Mine completed 250kms. Regarding roller pictures and the sound already been clarified by others.
    I think a small sprocket instead of roller would have been netter, but again it is like adding another variable in the equation.But i suspect the chain hitting sound is coming from the top and not from the roller.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ijs View Post
    This bike like Dominar 400 has a longer swingarm so the chain noise or kat kat from chain while riding on a rough patch at low speed will always remain there.
    As the chain is long and swingarm is also long compared to normal bikes, and it is for this reason companies has used the chain slider/guide over the swing arm to prevent the chain from hitting it.
    The best solution to reduce the chain issue is to keep the chain lubricated and make sure that the chain slack is at recommended level which for Dominar's case is 20 to 30mm and i guess it would be same for 310rr.
    No matter how much adjustment u do to the chain , there is no way to avoid it from hitting the slider and that slider is there for this job.
    Make sure that the slider is always in good health means it remains at its place.
    I have seen many owners keeping the chain over tight to avoid the noise , which is not good for the chain set. And sometimes owners end up employing some sort of juggad fix to make the chain stretched to avoid the hitting which ia also bad. As the chain should always have the recomended slack to avoid breakage and other serious issues.

    Other important point is the clean the front sproket at regular intervals , say for example clean it at every alternate chain clean or whenever u feel it is getting mucky

    And yes there would be a issue if the chain is hitting something other then the slider.

    Keep lubing the chain regularly say at every 300 to 500 kms these bikes run at higher rpm and the chain is open and it does get dry faster the normal chains, in my case with dominar i lube it every 300 to 400kms and i use gear oil ep90 in winters and ep140 in summers as it remains for a longer period and is a economical option.

    Just wipe the chain properly with a lint free cloth before lubing this would also help u in avoiding frequent cleaning.

    And lastly i hope i don't offend anyone by posting here.
    Neatly explained.
    Much longer swing arm needs additional support at the bottom to maintain the tooth contact of the chain and hence roller is employed. And i think this also results in additional slack at the top which tends to hit the protector on the swingarm. RR doesnt have the usual bike design, the swing arm way more longer and this sound is a little trade for its excellent stability which am happy to do with. There is no issue with chain sprocket itself which the social media is talking about with incomplete info. Yes, if TVS could found the solution it would be good.
    Last edited by dineshaugustin; 06-28-2018 at 10:28 AM.
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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by JS16 View Post
    Wasn't the post same as mine?
    I applied a rubber coating on the original roller. I just wanted to check and it works just fine.
    Yes it was but people aren't understanding so tried to explain the same in different way

    Also i said : experiment at your own risk with different things
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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by JS16 View Post
    Wasn't the post same as mine?
    I applied a rubber coating on the original roller. I just wanted to check and it works just fine.
    You did a DIY for the original roller? Or it was given by TVS per your earlier post which claimed to be fixed by TVS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKULA_RR_Anto View Post
    You did a DIY for the original roller? Or it was given by TVS per your earlier post which claimed to be fixed by TVS.
    Yes it was done for the bigger original roller. I had a vague idea of what was happening. So thr dealer and me decided to go ahead with this, and it works. This diy was done at the svc, however you can do it yourself as well. But remember that sound is completely normal.
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    Icon7 TVS Apache RR310 : Buying Experience

    Hello guys…!!!

    Finally got some time to pen down my purchase experience of RR ( not a review or a first impression). Yes I brought my Black Beauty home on 23rd June. After much struggle and months of patience finally fulfilled my dream. Without further ado, let’s dive into my purchase experience.
    Disclaimer: I tried to shortened the report but then I decided to express my complete experience and ended up with quite a big post.

    New bike decision:

    I ride Hero Honda Hunk 2011 model, first digital , LED variant. It is such an wonderful machine, super smooth engine and had a trouble free ownership. The engine has good performance, but the handling is where it lags and I wanted to have a proper upgrade especially in this handling aspects.
    In 2014 when HX was unveiled, the thought of acquiring a new bike crossed my mind, added to that my uncle wanted to change his bike which served him for almost 15years now. So I told him, he can take my HUNK while I buy a new one. I was patiently waiting for HX250 to launch, only to know later that it will never happen. Then due to my official work had to leave chennai and hence dropped the new bike plan.

    August 2017, after almost 1.5 years I returned from my official trip. This time I planned for R3 and I had the savings ready. When I was about to book R3, Yamaha dropped a bomb, they pulled R3 out of the Indian market , courtesy BS3 norms. I was waiting for the relaunch but it never happened. Meanwhile I was not able to hold onto my savings due to personal commitments. Added to that I don’t have any other bike in my mind, so I just postponed my purchase until I find a proper upgrade.

    May be RR ? :

    Somewhere in October 2017, Meanwhile saw some spy pics of RR 310. Then one fine day, out of nowhere TVS released a teaser and teased the launch date of RR. I was bit excited. Thought I could keep RR in my list too. Then came the leak pics of the actual production version of RR with the colour schemes. I was blow away by the look, the design is something which we never expected from TVS or any Indian manufacturers for that matter. Finally 6th Dec 2017 , I was in a presentation in my office, but was secretly streaming the live launch event of RR on my mobile and didn’t pay attention to the presentation at all ( felt like college days ). I was very much excited and also sending pics & spec details to my friends through Whatsapp.

    RR it is :

    Soon after reaching home in the evening, I watched all videos and read all possible articles on RR in the internet. Few days of following the media ,I realize that RR is more practical , be it in seating posture or the power delivery. Hence finally I kept RR on top of my list followed by may be R3 if relaunched, yet still no word on R3 relaunch. Meanwhile I tried gathering as much as info about RR and they were all positive. But still I didn’t book the bike, and decided to wait for few more months since it’s a brand new to the market. The media reviews and ownership reviews were out and Iam pretty impressed with the reviews.

    Iam convinced :

    April 2018 1st week,I wanted to take a TD or see the bike in flesh atleast . So went to the RR showroom. There, i saw for the first time, the beauty , the astonishing design and the craftsmanship.

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    Both the colours were kept for display I was drooling over the display bike for long time until i got interrupted by the sales guy. Had a small chit chat regarding price, waiting period with him and then he took me to the service station where I saw around 20 new RRs there, to be delivered who have booked 3 months ago . Sat on the bike and felt comfortable, or at least not aggressive as RC. I told him that I will be booking the bike next week only and left the showroom with a big grin on my face .

    The Booking :

    My booking was delayed by a month due to some personal commitments. I tried to take TD , called another showroom which is near to my office, but no TD available.
    I contacted my trusted friend who also got RR and discussed with him in detail about RR and finally came to a conclusion to book RR without taking TD
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    28th April 2018, Called the dealer and informed him about my arrival. Reached the showroom and got details about the price . Then i saw the display bike , red RR.

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    Payed the booking amount and booked the black colour. Surprisingly I was told that I can get the bike within a week. But unlucky me, I can take delivery only after a month, again personal commitment.

    23rd May 2018
    , Finally I was ready to proceed with the purchase. Called the dealer and asked him to inform me once new batch is arrived and I will select one from the warehouse. He accepted my request and called me after a week that new batch has come. Went to the warehouse along with a TVS mechanic. Checked 4 bikes which were wrapped, and all the bikes were identical in engine rhythm, I chose the one which had a tiny bit of refined engine sound ( or may be an illusion ).

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    Took the pic of chassis number, the bike is from 6th lot and date of manufacture was 7th May 2018. Returned to the showroom payed the full amount and got the receipt for OTR price 2.40Lakhs precisely.

    The day was marked :

    My RR delivery was delayed due to the some server upgrade in RTO office and also I requested for pre-booking of the registration number , so i have to wait till my requested number sequence to arrive.

    21st June 2018, received a text from RTO office , that my registration is complete and the number allotted to me was the same number that I requested. Called the dealer immediately, confirmed the completion of registration and requested the delivery on 23rd June afternoon ( Saturday). The entire day went like slow motion fight sequence .

    23rd June 2018
    , Finally the day has come, which happened to be my birthday too . Myself, my brother, uncle, and my cousins reached the showroom by 3.30.
    I entered the front gate of the showroom, many apaches and ntorqs were parked. I was searching for my love, but couldn't able to find her. Approached the stairs ( which leads to the showroom located on the first floor) and when i just looked ahead, i was awestruck, there she is staring at me, hiding in a corner and wanting me to take her home.
    This is the exact sight when i saw her.

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    I touched her and felt like a dream for a moment, a dream that finally came true. Entered the showroom ( first floor) , met the Asst. Manager, signed few docs, got the gift ( pen and a keychain) & supplied RR tools, and came down finally to take her home.

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    Was given a brief intro, dos and donts. After talking some mandatory pics I took her out of the showroom and brought her home.

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    Currently my odo stands at approx. 250KMs. Enjoying every moment with her. Since the post is so long, I decided to split the initial impression review as a separate post.
    I will be covering the impressions in all aspects , including the comparison with its competition ( my view) and why i chose RR.

    Thanks for reading such a long post. Hope you guys enjoyed, or at least didn’t get bored.


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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by Ijs View Post
    This bike like Dominar 400 has a longer swingarm so the chain noise or kat kat from chain while riding on a rough patch at low speed will always remain there.
    As the chain is long and swingarm is also long compared to normal bikes, and it is for this reason companies has used the chain slider/guide over the swing arm to prevent the chain from hitting it.
    The best solution to reduce the chain issue is to keep the chain lubricated and make sure that the chain slack is at recommended level which for Dominar's case is 20 to 30mm and i guess it would be same for 310rr.
    No matter how much adjustment u do to the chain , there is no way to avoid it from hitting the slider and that slider is there for this job.
    Make sure that the slider is always in good health means it remains at its place.
    I have seen many owners keeping the chain over tight to avoid the noise , which is not good for the chain set. And sometimes owners end up employing some sort of juggad fix to make the chain stretched to avoid the hitting which ia also bad. As the chain should always have the recomended slack to avoid breakage and other serious issues.

    Other important point is the clean the front sproket at regular intervals , say for example clean it at every alternate chain clean or whenever u feel it is getting mucky

    And yes there would be a issue if the chain is hitting something other then the slider.

    Keep lubing the chain regularly say at every 300 to 500 kms these bikes run at higher rpm and the chain is open and it does get dry faster the normal chains, in my case with dominar i lube it every 300 to 400kms and i use gear oil ep90 in winters and ep140 in summers as it remains for a longer period and is a economical option.

    Just wipe the chain properly with a lint free cloth before lubing this would also help u in avoiding frequent cleaning.

    And lastly i hope i don't offend anyone by posting here.
    Very very well explained. We need neat explainations as these.

    However, I would like to differ a bit. Thr chain doesn't make the noise from the guide slider. The actual noise is from the tensioner roller. Once it's covered with a softer material, there is literally zero noise of the chain hitting anywhere. Covered 3000kms with it, so yeah I can probably vouch for it.

    People feel free to cover the roller with a softer material say a cycle tube. However newer updated rollers are smaller in diameter, so the noise is 75% less. I can probably post the actual size of my bike's roller for comparison.
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    Default Re: TVS Apache RR310

    Quote Originally Posted by JS16 View Post
    Very very well explained. We need neat explainations as these.

    However, I would like to differ a bit. Thr chain doesn't make the noise from the guide slider. The actual noise is from the tensioner roller. Once it's covered with a softer material, there is literally zero noise of the chain hitting anywhere. Covered 3000kms with it, so yeah I can probably vouch for it.

    People feel free to cover the roller with a softer material with a cycle tube. However newer updated rollers are smaller in diameter, so the noise is 75% less. I can probably post the actual size of my bike's roller for comparison.
    Nice but i think the cycle tube would be easily eaten by the chain and end up choking the front sproket.
    But it is good to know that tvs is giving updates to resolve the issues.
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