Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

Castrol Power 1

Squeeze that brake, don’t grat a handful.

Our Partners

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bajaj Avenger - All versions

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Update on ride quality


    Today is the third day after my purchase and I must admit that I am not that impressed by the ride comfort as I was before. It is not very bad or worrisome, but prolonged riding does seem to make the Bum slightly sore. Also there seems to be too much pressure on the tail bone as the lower back begins to ache very slightly. Mind you I have nt rode for more than an Hr at a stretch as of now and I dont have a sensitive back.

    PS. I dont intend to say the bike is uncomfortable, just that it does nt seem to be effortlessly comfortable that I thought it would be.

    There may be various reasons for this.

    1. I have heard Avenger is not very comfortable for tall people. So at 5 feet 10 I may just have crossed the height at which it is supposed to be uber comfortable.
    2. I am not used to riding bikes, so maybe it ll take time for my body to settle down and relax on the bike.
    3. The seats are a tad too hard to provide ample cushioning.

    The Pillion seat is even worse. Too narrow to provide ample support, plus the stiff ride translates every bump on the road to the spines. I have to take care over imperfect roads when I m with my wife, else it becomes very uncomfortable. Rider is again comparatively better off as its not as harsh there.

    Mods I m Planning

    I am planning to improve the seat cushioning by adding some more softer foam and in the process also increase the Pillion rider seat width. Or else even change the seats all together.
    Any pointers as to where I can get people to do these mods on Bikes in Delhi?

    Horns are too meek in my opinion, will think of changing to some better aftermarket horns.

    Thinking of getting Saddle bags which wont interfere with Pillion seating.

    I m not thinking of touching the rear shocks now, but I guess I ll need to figure out a way to soften the ride a little.

    Thats all as of now.
    Will keep updating.

    Cheers
    Ride Safe
    Its not always about speed.

    Avenger 220 DTSI

    -----------------------------------------------------

    Blabberings

    Call of the Ocean

    Comment


    • thanks for the review. do tell us how the mod goes.

      Comment


      • hi guys,
        i recently bought an avenger 220.i want to instal iridium spark in it after 1st service. i have checked NGK website but they dont say specifications for iridium.

        please let me know the model for the right and the left spark plug.

        thanks

        Comment


        • Originally posted by vibbs View Post
          Initial Ownership impressions

          Ride Safe
          congrats brother!!

          Comment


          • Originally posted by vibbs View Post
            Update on ride quality


            Today is the third day after my purchase and I must admit that I am not that impressed by the ride comfort as I was before. It is not very bad or worrisome, but prolonged riding does seem to make the Bum slightly sore. Also there seems to be too much pressure on the tail bone as the lower back begins to ache very slightly. Mind you I have nt rode for more than an Hr at a stretch as of now and I dont have a sensitive back.....
            Hey bro...First and Foremost... Congrtz for the Blue Beauty...





            Rear Shocks: yes I agree.. I too am thinking of getting some work done on the rear shocks taking into consideration the kind of roads and Speed Breakers (Bike Breakers) we have.
            Saddle bags:
            Seat Cushioning:

            Dezire Unlimited.....

            You Dont Love your BIke.... U Live Her....

            Comment


            • Originally posted by Boom S View Post
              thanks for the review. do tell us how the mod goes.
              You are welcome Boom.. Sure will let you guys know what mods I plan.

              Originally posted by somen1984 View Post
              congrats brother!!
              Thanks brother for your inputs at the decision stage

              Originally posted by Dezire_ Unlimited View Post
              Hey bro...First and Foremost... Congrtz for the Blue Beauty...

              Well as I have communicated earlier that I have bought my Black Strobe month n a half back… and trust me.. I also went thru the same thing… and ask me today.. I wud say.. I m happy with my beast…

              I think all the initial hick-ups got to do with the kind of posture that this bike require from us while riding her… I also had Stiff Shoulders and painful bums and My gal always used to complain about the rear seat as ‘it’s not at all comfy and it’s too narrow etc.” But all is gone… we both are happy with our Black Strobe.

              Rear Shocks: yes I agree.. I too am thinking of getting some work done on the rear shocks taking into consideration the kind of roads and Speed Breakers (Bike Breakers) we have.
              Saddle bags: You get many options in it… but first whtz your preference? Permanent or a temporary arrangements? If Permanent.. go for a tiny boxed ones..it’ll not interfere with the pillions seating… if temp… check your city weather first b4 going for that… with rains coming… U would need to rethink.
              Seat Cushioning: Did Check with few here in HYD… and many of them are of the view that if not done properly..it’ll unshape your beast..So until and unless you are too Sure of the person from whom u r getting it done.. I would say try and checkout if you can get a better alternative… (I Always had this doubt…Can RE TB seats can be put on Ave’s?)

              Happy riding mate.. and o update if you did find some real kwel Mods for ur beast…

              Thanks desire. Yeah I have adjusted to the seating position and now i m not facing much of a problem on the comfort fronts. Rear seat issue remains though. I m planning of the box that you are talking about. But even that is not permanent I guess. You can easily remove it and keep aside with the same key to open the lid. Will look into saddle bags too. And sure will update all those here. Regarding seats, I too am apprehensive about damaging the shape. Thats why I am playing it safe now. If I get someone really good at it, I would try my hands..

              Update

              Have now completed 600 Kms in 7 days. First service will be done tomorrow. My calculations tell me I m getting between 35-37 Km/l mileage.

              Took the bike out for a longish ride today. Did 220 Kms in around 5 and half hrs with a maximum speed cap at 65Km/hr, the first 15 kms taking more than 45 minutes thanks to the Monday traffic to Gurgaon.
              Most of the riding was between 55-60 Kms/hr with slight variations every now and then to avoid riding at a constant RPM for long.

              It was scorching hot today with the temperature hovering around 41 to 42 degrees (as per my weather widget) and the humidity levels taking the real feel to more than 46 degrees. The idea about going out during such harsh conditions was to test my own endurance. I wanted to see how well would I hold up on a longish ride and how comfortable the bike would be in hot and cramping conditions with a backpack. The bike passed with flying colours.

              The lower back pains that I was getting in the initial days have vanished and the only issue now is a sore butt. But taking short breaks every now and then helped me go around the issue easily.
              I had taken 4 breaks in between of around 10-15 minutes each which helped the circulation going in my legs. One mistake I did was not wearing loose fitting pants. The Denims I was wearing were a little tight fit which accentuated cramping in the legs. The heat was making it tough specially since I was in my riding jackets. This also made me and object of amusement for many people who were wondering what I was doing wearing a jacket in this heat.

              In the end the ride did nt turn out all that tiring and within a few minutes of ending my ride I was as fresh as I can be. Got to admit the avy held up pretty well specially since I m a rookie when it comes to biking and this by far was the longest I have rode in last 8 years or so. In fact I hardly rode at all in the last 8 years before buying the avy.
              In that context today's experiment was a success and has given me some confidence in taking the Avy out for more spins.


              Cheers
              Ride Safe
              Its not always about speed.

              Avenger 220 DTSI

              -----------------------------------------------------

              Blabberings

              Call of the Ocean

              Comment


              • hi guys.

                i am a p220 owner i bought NGK iridium spark plug for my friend

                left= cr9iex
                right cr8iex.

                please suggest
                a reply is much appreciated
                [email protected]

                Comment


                • woooowww where are the owners gone....
                  never knew that this was a zombie town.
                  anywaz i posted the same in p220 thread and got an instant reply.

                  thanks anyways
                  [email protected]

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by pranjal chakrabor

                    [QUOTE=pranjal chakraborty;836963
                    woooowww where are the owners gone....
                    never knew that this was a zombie town.
                    anywaz i posted the same in p220 thread and got an instant reply.

                    thanks anyways
                    Good that you got your reply. Avenger thread has always seen very less activity. Seems all the owners are busy with 'feeling like god'

                    Update

                    First Service carried out. 12 days/685 Kms

                    Total cost incurred for the service Rs980.
                    Which includes price of Engine oil, Oil additive and teflon coating.

                    Total Petrol filled till service- 21.62 litres
                    Petrol remaining in the tank- 2.5 litres (Approx)

                    Total Mileage- 35.8 Km/L (Approx)

                    Vibrations seem much less, gear shifts smoother. Got the rear brakes tightened. Seems much better now.
                    Its not always about speed.

                    Avenger 220 DTSI

                    -----------------------------------------------------

                    Blabberings

                    Call of the Ocean

                    Comment


                    • My First Day Here... I want to Share photos of my Avenger

                      Name : Avenger
                      Model : 2005
                      Displacement : 200cc
                      Place : Bangalore

                      Modifications :
                      1. Handle Bar
                      2. Rear End
                      3. Silencer
                      4. Rear Indicators and tail Lamp
                      5. Full Body Paint (Originally Silver Colour)
                      6. Chrome Plating on Tank

                      Named : PHANTOM
                      Place Of Modification : Bangalore
                      Last edited by lorddrakkus; 07-05-2012, 10:20 PM.

                      Comment


                      • looking fan wait-for-it tastic ! more pics please !

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by lorddrakkus View Post
                          Name : Avenger
                          Model : 2005
                          Displacement : 200cc
                          Place : Bangalore

                          Modifications :
                          1. Handle Bar
                          2. Rear End
                          3. Silencer
                          4. Rear Indicators and tail Lamp
                          5. Full Body Paint (Originally Silver Colour)
                          6. Chrome Plating on Tank

                          Named : PHANTOM
                          Place Of Modification : Bangalore
                          Welcome to Xbhp mate
                          Thats one mean machine ... More pics please
                          Infact you should post the here too http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/pit-stop...tml#post837123 . The thread has a serious dearth of modded avengers
                          Last edited by vibbs; 07-05-2012, 11:37 PM.
                          Its not always about speed.

                          Avenger 220 DTSI

                          -----------------------------------------------------

                          Blabberings

                          Call of the Ocean

                          Comment


                          • Its An Honour..!!

                            Thank You, Its an Honour.
                            As per your requests... more photos
                            Some of them are before paint job..... will upload another one later.. Just today added Skull Rear view mirrors...

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by lorddrakkus View Post
                              Thank You, Its an Honour.
                              As per your requests... more photos
                              Some of them are before paint job..... will upload another one later.. Just today added Skull Rear view mirrors...
                              Wow awesome pics dude

                              I was too thinking about putting skull rear view mirrors and skull back light on my bulllet classic.. but then dropped the idea thinking it will ruin the orignality and may take the decency out of the bike.... though I knew they will look cool...

                              Comment


                              • Mr. Lovish....
                                You Should Go For It..... it wont ruin the originality... the originality of THE BULLET CLASSIC is in its SOUND.!!
                                And also it wouldnt take the decency of the bike.... I believe modification is to express your feelings for your Beast.
                                Its always cool to be UNIQUE...in your own way...!!

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X