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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Hello everyone... I purchased an 2013 RE TB350 in January.... ITs been almost 2.5k kms on my ride mostly to college... What problems I'm facing are:
    1) Vacuum is getting created in the tank when the fuel tank is aroun 25-30% full (w/o inclusion of reserve fuel). This makes the engine stop abruptly, as there is no fuel supply to the gas chamber.

    I just wanted to ask are all owners facing somewhat same problem that I'm facing? If so are there some remedies.

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Quote Originally Posted by harshavardhanchivate View Post
    Hello everyone... I purchased an 2013 RE TB350 in January.... ITs been almost 2.5k kms on my ride mostly to college... What problems I'm facing are:
    1) Vacuum is getting created in the tank when the fuel tank is aroun 25-30% full (w/o inclusion of reserve fuel). This makes the engine stop abruptly, as there is no fuel supply to the gas chamber.

    I just wanted to ask are all owners facing somewhat same problem that I'm facing? If so are there some remedies.
    This happened to me on a test drive vehicle. The sales guy just opened the lid and closed it again and it worked. But yes this incident did make me doubt my decision of buying the bike. But thankfully my bike does not have that issue (touchwood)

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Hi! Index marking on swing arm should be same on both sides or different??
    On my New TB350, its different ( 3 on one side and 4 on other side).
    Last edited by Madhusp; 05-11-2013 at 09:49 PM.

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Hey guy .. i just replaced my battery .. its a maintenance free but it 9V as I was not able to find 14 V now & my current battery was dead, i have checked every thing is working fine .. but I am not the expert that y I am asking should I get this replaced again to 14 V.

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Quote Originally Posted by ripudaman View Post
    Hey guy .. i just replaced my battery .. its a maintenance free but it 9V as I was not able to find 14 V now & my current battery was dead, i have checked every thing is working fine .. but I am not the expert that y I am asking should I get this replaced again to 14 V.

    Thanks,
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    Are you talking about 9Amp and 14 Amp Battery? Voltage will be 12 or 24 volt. In RE TBTS case the battery will be 12 V. RE showroom once told me maintenence free battery causes issues like shut down and battery failure. I dont have proof or explaination. I suggest you stick to 12V 14 AMP battery as per manufacterer specs.
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    Finally got my TBTS 500 stone black yesterday after a looong wait of more than 100 days. Rode home which is 3 kms from the showroom in Gachibowli. Excited to drive the beast during weekend. The fitting was not great couple of places. I need to go to showroom / ASC and ask them to fix it. Otherwise, it looks awesome.

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Hi Guys,
    I am planning to buy an RE from quite some time. Was confused between Classic Chrome, CL350, TBTS350 and 500. Now finally planning to settle down to TBTS. Now the confusion is, should I buy TBTS 350 or 500? I would be using this as my daily commute to office (around 60kms to and fro) and I have no plans of using this bike for touring as for touring I would prefer a car any day. So which avtat of TBTS would you guys suggest? And also I heard from RE sales guys that the new TBTS is more reliable and trouble free compared to that of the CL series, because the new TBTS has been tested extensively before it was launched is that true?
    Thanks in advance.

    Vijay
    Last edited by vijayvk_84; 05-18-2013 at 10:45 PM.

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    Icon14 Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    I have just one word for you, but since XBHP does not encourage one word posts I had to make this a sentence. But the word is

    TBTS 350

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Quote Originally Posted by TranquilRage View Post

    4) Monsoons: I assume rains will start just around the time I receive my bike. Being an amateur, this first monsoon I will probably have the bike parked rather than ridden when it pours (that too in Mumbai rains!), so I wish to know how do you protect the bike from a)rusting and b)water seepage in the speedometer/display consoles, especially with the new digital console in the new TBs? Is just a rain-cover sufficient? If yes, kindly suggest brands, cost and shop. Also, I assume covers cannot be immediately put after riding because of the engine heat?

    5) Documents: How do you carry the documents, keep it at home and on person each time you ride or let it remain in the utility box all the time? Is it okay to carry only photocopies while in town?


    7) Unwanted attention: Okay, now everyone wants and gets attention while riding an RE. But, what do you do when you are not on it and you have to park it for a few hours in an unprotected place? Might sound a little silly to some, but I would hate anyone doing their Grand Prix simulations on my bike
    4: Rain cover is sufficient, no problem if u put it while the engine's still hot, but make sure it doesn't touch the engine or bend pipe. the chrome surfaces are more prone to rusting so better wipe them asap after u finish riding. water will not seep inside the consoles as they will be sealed, but moisture may accumulate sometimes on the glass surface inside, in such cases sunlight will dry it off.

    5: RC and license are cards so they can be carried in wallet. Insurance and pollution certificates can be snugged in the tool kit locker. i dont know about other places but in AP most of us carry only color photocopies

    6: well, that's an issue with every RE owner i guess! but u cant help it but live with it. or u can try installing an alarm system which yells when someone touches the bike

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    Default Re: Misc queries before taking delivery of RE Thunderbird 350

    Otherwise the bike is fantastic... It is "superstable" even between 80-100 km/hr speed.... and super comfy.... loved it... The front footrest and the HIDs are thoughtful inputs by the RE design team.... Kudos...

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