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    Quote Originally Posted by tony92 View Post
    Guys...I bought my black r15 abt a month back and have been living a dream ever since....but i have a few doubts...pardon me if they are stupid..this is my first bike...
    1. I realized that at lower gears, you can shift gears without the clutch, especially while down shifting. Is this normal??
    2. Even if it is..I had this bad experience. It was a traffic stop, and i had left the engine running, in neutral. I had taken my hands off the handle bar and was resting my right foot on the road while the left one was gently placed on the gear lever. By mistake, i exerted a slight force on the lever, the bike jerked forward to and the engine stopped, and I almost lost balance. Is this supposed to happen??..as in can we shift to 1st without clutch??
    3. Also, suppose we are in 5th gear, and we have to stop suddenly, at stationary position, its not possible to shift all the way down without releasing the clutch (working the engine) a little or moving the bike (wheels) right??
    Thanks in advance
    It's been clearly mentioned in the owner's manual that the drivetrain is not made for forced shifting , so you should never do that else you will ruin your gearbox. you should never do that.
    While downshifting from 6th or 5th to 1st, some wheel movement is required when the bike is almost stationary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prakritij View Post
    I too am a noob and the svc people are only after the Money and its the same everywhere. if we are not able to diagnose a prob correctly, they will confidently tell that the part "x" or part "y" is bad even if they are not sure and we have to run after them for getting a small thing done

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    I went to SVC today and insisted on Checking the Bike properly... Told them it seems that the cone set is loose...

    The SVC Manager, rode it.. said its ok.. I blantly told him too check with the mechanic.. the sound comes when riding above 30-kmph and at bumps... then the mechanic checked it by riding... I had a feeling that
    something was seriously wrong by the expression on his face... they took the bike inside the workshop.... after 5 minutes another SVC manager takes the bike out.. rides for approx 100 mtrs.. gets back in workshop.. came after about 10 mins and told me its OK now...
    I asked what was wrong but he didn't said anything about the problem... told me that its ok.. there wasn't any problem...

    I left for office after that and indeed the issue was resolved... went upto 90kmph for a few seconds (in the peak traffic hours) and it was smoother than earlier.. I think it would be smoother after lubing the chain (They didn't lubed it as they don't have stock)..

    finally, I bought the Chain spray today from TVS SVC... and lubed the chain as soon as I was back to home..

    would tell about smoothness later tomorrow.. err.. I mean today evening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauravh View Post
    I went to SVC today and insisted on Checking the Bike properly... Told them it seems that the cone set is loose...

    The SVC Manager, rode it.. said its ok.. I blantly told him too check with the mechanic.. the sound comes when riding above 30-kmph and at bumps... then the mechanic checked it by riding... I had a feeling that
    something was seriously wrong by the expression on his face... they took the bike inside the workshop.... after 5 minutes another SVC manager takes the bike out.. rides for approx 100 mtrs.. gets back in workshop.. came after about 10 mins and told me its OK now...
    I asked what was wrong but he didn't said anything about the problem... told me that its ok.. there wasn't any problem...

    I left for office after that and indeed the issue was resolved... went upto 90kmph for a few seconds (in the peak traffic hours) and it was smoother than earlier.. I think it would be smoother after lubing the chain (They didn't lubed it as they don't have stock)..

    finally, I bought the Chain spray today from TVS SVC... and lubed the chain as soon as I was back to home..

    would tell about smoothness later tomorrow.. err.. I mean today evening
    If it was the case of a loose cone set(seems so), it can be tightened easily within 5mins and I suspect they did the same

    these people will take you for a ride at the slightest opportunity and we can't even do anything due to lack of knowledge about things. been in similar situations a lot of times(poor me)
    only solution is to devote time and enlighten ourselves as in our Country "sales" comes first and no one(sellers) cares about "service" unlike in other countries
    Thanks to XBHP where we can gather knowledge and discuss and solve queries about our Beloved Bikes(and other stuff too)



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    folks, what is the average life of r15's rear tyre? mine has done 17.5k kms on odo and has some 4 punctures.. one old puncture was leaking air again and got it sealed again.. the pucture repair guy told me to change the rear tyre as its worn out.. but the svc guy told me the tyres last upto 35k kms... is it true... i have heard people changing tyres as early as 9000kms.. am not facing any problem whil hard braking or panic braking.. i just am not able to take lean angles as earlier, obviously because of wearing out of tyres... it doesnt instill confidence in me as earlier while taking sharp and quick turns in busy traffic to overtake vehicles and squeeze through.. is it time to change the tyre? the front tyre is just fine.. not a single puncture so far and looks good.. doesn't look worn out..
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    Hey guys i rode my 1.3k kms old r15 in very harsh conditions and i experienced some problems which i would like to share and would like to get some insights by fellow riders...
    I rode it for about 25 kms in full on "kaccha road" which was full of round stones and you have to ride on them.
    I was with a pillion and the bike was dancing all over. The control of this bike is really dreadful in offroading conditions.
    Anyhow after the ride the sound of my bike changed completely. I can now distictly hear strokes from exhaust unlike before.
    Rear makes "tak" sound when it hits small patches in road.
    I've lost confidence in bending the bike due to poor performance of the rear suspension.
    My front wheel had a puncture.
    So i gave my bike for an early free service at 1400 kms and told my problems to the mech.
    He said he has fixed everything but the puncture as its to small to be detected. He tightened the chain, changed oil, checked the suspension and about the sound he said it was quite normal.
    But the thing is, i still feel its lacking its punch. Also the ride is much less refined. Plus the "tak" sound is still there.
    What do you think could be the problem?
    Also about the puncture he said to get "injection" or something like that. He said for treating minor punctures the introduce a liquid into the tire which seals off the puchtures from within and its the only solution for my case. It costs 1400/- for both tyres and is a permanent remedy for minor puchtures. I refused as i need to investigate more about this. So has anyone heard about something like this?
    Also i am getting along by filling up air every 3 days. Is it true that minor puchtures are hard to get rid of in tubeless tyres?
    If you made it this far, a big Thank You for reading my looooong post. Any comments will be welcome....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nagsgwda007 View Post
    folks, what is the average life of r15's rear tyre? mine has done 17.5k kms on odo and has some 4 punctures.. one old puncture was leaking air again and got it sealed again.. the pucture repair guy told me to change the rear tyre as its worn out.. but the svc guy told me the tyres last upto 35k kms... is it true... i have heard people changing tyres as early as 9000kms.. am not facing any problem whil hard braking or panic braking.. i just am not able to take lean angles as earlier, obviously because of wearing out of tyres... it doesnt instill confidence in me as earlier while taking sharp and quick turns in busy traffic to overtake vehicles and squeeze through.. is it time to change the tyre? the front tyre is just fine.. not a single puncture so far and looks good.. doesn't look worn out..

    Thats an extremely worn out tyre... the R15 has soft compound tyres, general life between 9000-12000 kms. You have gone well over that, and a service guy telling you 35k is still hung up on normal tyres. Change the tyre ASAP!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jd666 View Post
    Thats an extremely worn out tyre... the R15 has soft compound tyres, general life between 9000-12000 kms. You have gone well over that, and a service guy telling you 35k is still hung up on normal tyres. Change the tyre ASAP!
    That is not entirely true my friend.
    Yes the tyres are made of soft compound so their life is some where around between 15K-20K. BTW, a lot depends upon your riding style as well, mine lasted for 45K
    My thoughts are subjected to personal experiences/internet articles. Please read my comment carefully before replying. :)

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    Hello everyone , This is my first post but i was following this thread from months back . I own a r15 yellow and it has done around 38**kms . Some days back my rear rim cracked Reason - high speed on pot hole ! i will upload the picture soon . when the mechanic removed my rear rim he noticed that my rear brake pad was completely worn out .

    now my question is -

    1. Will rear brake pad completely worn out at or around 38**kms ?
    2. if so, what is the cost of replacement ?
    3. Is there any particular brand or quality while buying brake pad cause i want the same bite when it cam from showroom .

    thanks in advance , i hope i didnt ask too much questions .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akshay_Freeflow View Post
    Hello everyone , This is my first post but i was following this thread from months back . I own a r15 yellow and it has done around 38**kms . Some days back my rear rim cracked Reason - high speed on pot hole ! i will upload the picture soon . when the mechanic removed my rear rim he noticed that my rear brake pad was completely worn out .

    now my question is -

    1. Will rear brake pad completely worn out at or around 38**kms ?
    2. if so, what is the cost of replacement ?
    3. Is there any particular brand or quality while buying brake pad cause i want the same bite when it cam from showroom .

    thanks in advance , i hope i didnt ask too much questions .
    Dude, sad to hear that your rim is cracked!

    Yeah, there are chances to worn out rear brakes during the rainy season and so far it depends on your riding style! I can guess that you use rear brakes more than front! If so, try to use front brakes more than rear mostly in normal riding conditions. Oh yeah, don't forget to clean and wash both brake pads and discs after riding in RAIN!!!

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    Front brake pads: Old price Rs.685, New price Rs.390.
    Rear brake pads: Old price Rs.1115, New price Rs.690
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parth View Post
    Did the cable broke off from the lever end or from the gearbox end?

    How hard was it to change gears without using the clutch to bring it to neutral?

    PS: a new cable will cost 88 bucks.
    From the lever end. I suspected it was at the end of its life when I went there for washing etc. on Friday itself, but my mech. was confident the cable still has life left in it.
    My hunch turned out true!

    Clutchless shifting was not an issue at all. There was an open road, just 1.5kms.away from my office where I could have taken it straight to office, but didn't wanna take the risk, so I took the help of a guy on a Passion. He rode his bike&pushed mine with his leg on the rear footrest.
    I reached office&dumped the bike in the basement. Mechanic came in the afternoon&was done in 10mins.
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