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    Default My Honda Unicorne

    Hello Guys . This is Rajib here. I have joined recently. I had some queries in my mind which I wanted to share with you .
    I own a Honda Unicorn 2013 model .
    Recently I have been facing some issues with my bike .I have visited the authorized Service Center couple of times but all they could come was a suggestion to replace the affected parts which is a very costly and mostly unnecessary option.
    It all started two years back . While coming from my friends house I miscalculated my speed while taking a turn and fell on left side . Fortunately the leg guard took the blow . I skidded for couple of meters and came to a halt after hitting a divider. When I got up there was no damage (Thank GOD!!) except the right shock absorber fork seal was cracked and suspension oil was coming out. Next day I took my bike to service center and asked them to repair it. Also asked them to check if there was any damage to the handel bar or to the forks . After 4/5 hours I got a call from service center guys that my bike has been fixed. They said that the fork oil has been changes and the seal has been replaced. I checked the bike and visually everything was ok. When I asked them regarding the handle bar they said everything was ok. However things were not. I could sense something was odd with the handle bar . However I asked
    One of my friends to check (he owns an Unicorn too). He said everything was ok.
    After couple of months I could sense some wobbling while riding. Since then I have gone to the service center many time regarding this issue . First they said it was the problem with the rear tyre . so they opened the tyre and re-assembled it . However the problem persisted.
    Again I went to the service centre . This time they said it was the problem at front . But no one could give a specific answer as to why this was happening. Also while riding I could here strange noise coming from the yoke . Hearing this the service center guys suggested me to change the cone plate and if possible my tyres . I did so.
    Now after changing the cone plate I feel that the handle bar is bent towards left . Again I went to that service center guys . now they are suggesting to change the entire setup at front which will cost approximately 6000.00 rs .
    I am at a loss . Should I again go back to the service center or take my bike to some local mechanic ??
    Please suggest .

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    Bike completes 50000 KM Mark (6 years 3 months 3 days) on my daughter's first day to school.

    Now I can easily remember when she joined her school.

    Could't take a photo as it was raining when the 50000 mark came up.
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    Default Overcharging of battery

    Hi friends,

    My Honda Unicorn, 2005 kickstart model overcharges the battery.

    Mechanic checked the voltage while starting the bike, it shows 15 V.

    He says some issue in charger of bike.

    Help me please.

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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn

    HI All,

    my cousin owns a 2014 unicorn i had owned it first few months and he is using it after that.
    Initially it had issues like oil leak at neutral switch, fork oil leak, clutch cable tight during handle bar turnings and many other problems in first two months.
    i noted all those and rectified them in SVC.
    one issue i neglected.
    Oil leak from cylinder head cover gasket.
    i ignored it because the leak was minor and since it is on top of engine i though oil will not leak fully.
    i used to check oil level regularly and the level was perfect every time. so ignored about the oil leak.
    SVC also didn't notice and addressed the problem.

    after 2 months i gave bike to my cousin he called me and said bike is stopped on road and not starting.
    i told check some things, after that he approached road side mechanic, they checked oil level in bike, it was not there/very low.
    mechanic opened the cylinder head cover gasket, it was damaged/torn completely at one point.
    that's the reason for oil level low. i was surprised for misthinking that it will not cause complete oil leak.
    They topped the oil and started it.
    now bike is giving only 35-40 kmpl, engine heating, earlier 50 kmpl.
    he is very disappointed about the bike performance.
    what shall i do.
    bike is not smoking.
    i don't want to do major overhaul - cylinder bore/piston rings/valves.
    what shall be done minimum to keep it running in decent condition as we don't want to run in this less mileage condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathi View Post

    after 2 months i gave bike to my cousin he called me and said bike is stopped on road and not starting.
    i told check some things, after that he approached road side mechanic, they checked oil level in bike, it was not there/very low.
    mechanic opened the cylinder head cover gasket, it was damaged/torn completely at one point.
    that's the reason for oil level low. i was surprised for misthinking that it will not cause complete oil leak.
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    i don't want to do major overhaul - cylinder bore/piston rings/valves.
    what shall be done minimum to keep it running in decent condition as we don't want to run in this less mileage condition.
    If the gasket is damaged, it can be replaced within 100 rs.

    Permanent damage is already done to the bike because of running with low oil levels. Better to check the head completely with any trusted mechanic.

    Or change the gaskets now and also monitor oil level on daily/weekly basis based on bikes running (KMs covered). Do the next oil change earlier than the regular interval and check if there is any improvement.
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    Default Re: Honda Unicorn

    I dug up my old unicorn after 2 years of rusting, floods ,lying around. Back in 2014 my 2004 unicorn needed a full overhaul , but it seized before I made a decision, I upgraded to a CBR 250, now I made a decision to either rework the bike or completely scrap it and sell it , only time will tell. It probably needs a complete engine overhaul, new crank, new carb, etc, if the engine is work able it will be a miracle, I'll post a few pics of my first bike, holds a lot of good memories for me.I hope to rebuild and bring back the engine to life
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    Default HONDA UNICORN - ENGINE - Boring change

    Hello experts,

    My bike Honda unicorn, Ran for 5 years (45000 KM) (average speed 60 km/h)
    Recently I found that Oil leakage in the Engine panel.
    I visited Honda service center, to find the issue.
    They said, Boring might be the issue.
    And it should be replaced soon.


    Kindly confirm me whether I have to go re-boring or changing the "boring sets" completely?
    And also, I would like to know, after changing the boring sets, how it will impact the engine performance?

    kindly help me.

    regards,
    Jayakumar M

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    Default Re: HONDA UNICORN - ENGINE - Boring change

    Quote Originally Posted by jayakumar View Post
    Hello experts,

    Kindly confirm me whether I have to go re-boring or changing the "boring sets" completely?
    And also, I would like to know, after changing the boring sets, how it will impact the engine performance?

    kindly help me.

    regards,
    Jayakumar M
    Lucky that your stock bore was able to run for 45000 KMs. Mine was re-bored twice between 37-49 K kms. We had the same bore issue with 4 other Unicorn in my friends group and that too in the 30000 Kms range.

    Engine health after re-boring depends on your luck.

    You should follow run-in(similar to new bike) either changing to a new bore & piston or re-boring to next size (again new pistons).

    There should not be a big difference in performance.

    And I heard Hero Achiever bore kit is a direct fit. You may try those instead of Unicorn bore kit. Please check with your mechanic.
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    Default Re: HONDA UNICORN - ENGINE - Boring change

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPanther View Post
    Lucky that your stock bore was able to run for 45000 KMs. Mine was re-bored twice between 37-49 K kms. We had the same bore issue with 4 other Unicorn in my friends group and that too in the 30000 Kms range.
    ...
    Wasn't there any lack on the maintenance part?
    I mean that's too bad to accept, 5 unicorn owners losing stock engine below 50k kms.
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    Default Re: HONDA UNICORN - ENGINE - Boring change

    Quote Originally Posted by jayakumar View Post
    Hello experts,

    My bike Honda unicorn, Ran for 5 years (45000 KM) (average speed 60 km/h)
    Recently I found that Oil leakage in the Engine panel.
    I visited Honda service center, to find the issue.
    They said, Boring might be the issue.
    And it should be replaced soon.


    Kindly confirm me whether I have to go re-boring or changing the "boring sets" completely?
    And also, I would like to know, after changing the boring sets, how it will impact the engine performance?

    kindly help me.

    regards,
    Jayakumar M
    I would suggest going for a new bore, probably at HONDA ASC.
    If you have a trusted mechanic who is good in doing the job, you can approach him too.
    A re-bore job would bring up lots of hassles if not done properly.
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