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    Quote Originally Posted by globe2ride View Post
    Hello dear Bikers,

    Just booked my TBTS today from Soniya motors Thane. Any xbhpians if bought your bikes from that place, I would appreciate hearing about your dealership experience. I paid Rs. 5000 as the booking amount, can someone confirm if that is correct? because I remember it used to be Rs. 1000.

    Anyway, I don't mind that much, just checking to confirm if i am dealing with right guys or are they in for taking me for a ride. The dealer said, waiting period is about 6 months, but a TBTS you may get earlier than that. (I dunno how that would be possible). But I am super excited on booking my bike, and here comes the wait.........

    Cheers!
    G2R.
    my friend exp very bad fronts from them, they unecessarily make it late, it's some 1.2 yrs back when he had booked TBTS it was 2 months wait and later they made it to 5 months wait, infact they don't even co-ordinate properly or don't give any info on the bike status. We have to call them after waiting period to get the status!!! Keep close track on this booking, i don't think TBTS is 6 months, it;s actually 4 months.

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    Dear Somen,

    Thanks for the info. I will keep them under close watch, and maybe start checking for status after 4 months itself. Looks like the entire RE experience including dealership and service is going to increase my persistence level quite a lot. So i guess there's a little bit of good in that as well.

    Till I get any more updates, I will just be silently reading through your posts.

    Cheers!
    G2R.

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    Default Silencer for TBTS

    Hi all,

    Has anyone fitted Electra Silencer on TBTS? I had some problem with my stock silencer as its too heavy and when hitting potholes on high speeds, the plate which atttaches silencer to bike, breaks...

    I don't have any passion for high/heavy thump...
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    Quote Originally Posted by globe2ride View Post
    Dear Somen,

    Thanks for the info. I will keep them under close watch, and maybe start checking for status after 4 months itself. Looks like the entire RE experience including dealership and service is going to increase my persistence level quite a lot. So i guess there's a little bit of good in that as well.

    Till I get any more updates, I will just be silently reading through your posts.

    Cheers!
    G2R.
    You have booked the best indian comfortable bike!! Congrats on that! Don't worry RE is no more like previous engines with oil leakage or sudden stop of engine and 25kmpl average!!

    UCE engines are reliable ones, follow the Run-in period and do periodic servicing and you will be ready for Ladakh Terrains and all! It will give you an average from 30-42kmpl purely on your riding style. Very nice cruiser indeed.

    But surely it's not for high speed. TBTS does 110kmph as i have seen, but never went beyond that as a good will of RE and people experience on RE

    Do tour a lot else no use of buying this bike!!!


    I guess you will get a chance to switch TBTS to TB500 also. but it's around 1.87L as said by RE Company Showroom. It's ready to launch in Aug 1st week!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ayushkant View Post
    Hi all,

    Has anyone fitted Electra Silencer on TBTS? I had some problem with my stock silencer as its too heavy and when hitting potholes on high speeds, the plate which atttaches silencer to bike, breaks...

    I don't have any passion for high/heavy thump...
    If you are talking about the Stock silencer that electra or CL shares then Yes you can fit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somen1984 View Post

    If you are talking about the Stock silencer that electra or CL shares then Yes you can fit it.
    Thanx for your response

    I don't want a long one like TBTS stock has, coz its heavy n the plates have already broken twice!!

    How's Goldstar or other short ones? Where can I get a complete review of these as in after their fitment, the average/engine performance/effect on high speeds/touring experience...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loner View Post

    i'm stunned ! just a few days back i was photoshopping the bike to get the same look, everything black !!!
    kudos to your efforts.. its looking good but can you post a few more pics . engine is looking neat. a matte finish might have been better on the indicators/headlamp/speedo console/tail lamp. the rims are looking odd. seats are looking good . are they comfy ? no backrest
    surajit09: The seats are good. Not bad. Yah due to the springs, they are quite comfortable.

    1. why dint you paint the crash guard ?
    surajit09: Paint was over. So ordered new ones.

    2. what paint did you use on the engine and silencer ? wont it get peeled off due to the heat
    surajit09: Used the Duplicolor Engine flat black paint.
    This paint can withstand around 1200 degree Fahrenheit.
    U have to process the paint properly after painting.
    Other wise it will peel off.
    Processing means like after the paint becomes dry, you have to follow some process.

    3. the rear wheel is looking too good, is it a direct fit or any mods were done to accommodate the width ? whats the drop in fuel efficiency ?
    surajit09: Yah it was a direct fit to th rear, and no mods were required.
    Fuel efficiency, it will go down by at most 1-2 km/ltr.
    But the breaking and the ride has become good. Very very stable, because of the tire.
    4. how much did the paint job cost and even the 18'' rim and new tire ?
    surajit09: I painted it at home with the spray paint can.
    Paint details:
    1-> Engine and bend pipe paint : duplicolor low gloss black engine paint ( search in ebay.in :: cost around 1600 for one 400ml)
    you will need two bottles for the engine itself.
    2-> Silencer : Powder coated
    3-> Rest paint : removed the chrome with the sand paper, and then used com-paint ( midnight black :: cost 145 per 12 g bottle)
    4-> After the paint put the clear coat for sure
    5-> after 24 hrs, use a rubbing compound to rub the new paint till u make the surface smooth, put a liquid polish

    I did all these at my home.
    got the paint online.

    For Engine paint you have to follow a couple of steps.
    You have to follow the curing process to ensure top performance.
    ON the vehicle, paint must be completely dry,

    • run engine at idle for 10 minutes,
    • cool for 20 minutes,
    • run at idle for 20 minutes,
    • cool for 20 minutes,
    • run at normal operating conditions for 30 minutes.

    Also the matt finish on the indicators will not suit, as the color of the so called black Thunderbird is not black, but greenish black.
    So it will be a sharp contrast.
    I had tried the same. But later changed the color.



    Quote Originally Posted by ayushkant View Post
    Thanx for your response

    I don't want a long one like TBTS stock has, coz its heavy n the plates have already broken twice!!

    How's Goldstar or other short ones? Where can I get a complete review of these as in after their fitment, the average/engine performance/effect on high speeds/touring experience...
    Quote Originally Posted by ayushkant View Post
    Thanx for your response

    I don't want a long one like TBTS stock has, coz its heavy n the plates have already broken twice!!

    How's Goldstar or other short ones? Where can I get a complete review of these as in after their fitment, the average/engine performance/effect on high speeds/touring experience...
    You can go for the Goldstar. Its good enough.
    The mileage and the performance will not change. In fact your throttle response will change a bit, become little bit more responsive.
    The sound will be very very different.
    The mileage will not go down at all.
    Only one thing, you should re-tune the carb, if miss-firing happens.

    And on high speed, no, it will not come down, but little bit increase will be there.
    I am using the Goldstar from Sans Inc ( saurabh Katar ) .
    its quite good enough.
    you can go to this forum on facebook :
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sansinc/
    Last edited by surajit09; 07-24-2012 at 01:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surajit09 View Post
    You can go for the Goldstar. Its good enough.
    The mileage and the performance will not change. In fact your throttle response will change a bit, become little bit more responsive.
    The sound will be very very different.
    The mileage will not go down at all.
    Only one thing, you should re-tune the carb, if miss-firing happens.

    And on high speed, no, it will not come down, but little bit increase will be there.
    I am using the Goldstar from Sans Inc ( saurabh Katar ) .
    its quite good enough.
    you can go to this forum on facebook :
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sansinc/
    Goldstar sounds great! Whats the cost and will I have to change complete exhaust kit or only silencer? And is it available on any RE showroom/SVC.

    BTW, I'm from Pune...
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    Quote Originally Posted by surajit09 View Post
    I removed all the Chrome and painted everything black.
    Changed the back rim to 18" and also changed the rear tire to Pirelli MT90 120/80 18.
    painted the rims black, the engine also to black.
    Let me know how it looks


    Brilliant work!! I liked all black theme. Particularly impressed with rear tyre mod. Apart from rim size change, you did not change swing arm for rear tyre mod?

    take care and ride safely

    Rajesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayushkant View Post
    Goldstar sounds great! Whats the cost and will I have to change complete exhaust kit or only silencer? And is it available on any RE showroom/SVC.

    BTW, I'm from Pune...
    In Pune there is a place for RE only, where you can get all sorts of parts and after market kits for Bullet.
    There you will get the silencer and everything.
    A Goldstar will cost you around 1800-2500.
    It comes with the Glasswool. So just check out the shops in Pune only. The pune Goldstar is quite famous.
    Just go for the silencer that has a good bassy thump.
    Just let me know if you did get or not.
    you can also order it online.
    If you dont get it, then let me know i will tell you how to order online

    Quote Originally Posted by rkavthekar View Post
    Brilliant work!! I liked all black theme. Particularly impressed with rear tyre mod. Apart from rim size change, you did not change swing arm for rear tyre mod?

    take care and ride safely

    Rajesh
    No dude no modifications done
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    Default Query on Tyres

    Hi,

    Am looking for changing the Tyres for my Royal Enfield Classic 500. Earlier i had moved from stock to Michlen Sirac (back) and M45 for front. since currently they weren't available - Can anyone suggest a best replacement for Stock tires ??

    Thanks

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