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  • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

    Originally posted by md_minhaj View Post
    Guys, do any of your Avvys have feeble horn problem.? The horn is not loud and loses sound when high beam is on and bike is stopped in traffic, that is when the bike is not in motion.
    i too had problem with horn, a meek sound when on headlight or blinkers horn is pressed. first thought it was battery issue but reported it on service and the service adjusted the horn's screw and it is working well.

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    • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

      Originally posted by bambernitin View Post
      i too had problem with horn, a meek sound when on headlight or blinkers horn is pressed. first thought it was battery issue but reported it on service and the service adjusted the horn's screw and it is working well.
      same here asc tighten the screw , now its fine

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      • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

        I installed Minda Dual horns on my Avenger .They are OEM on pulsar, but they would fade off after turning head light ON.
        Then I tuned them by rotating its adjusting screw. Now there is no power shortage problem.


        -kalpesh

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        • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

          [QUOTE=AshutoshSaatvik;1276726]Hello everyone. Namaste_/\_

          Just need some valuable suggestions of you people...
          I wanna purchase the avenger ever since I laid my eyes for the first time on it.

          I will soon be joining a college so will need it for daily commuting.
          I need a bike which will:-
          1) Suit me, height is 5'5".
          2) Decent average.
          3) Not much high on maintanence.
          4) Budget around 1.5 lakhs ( It's my own earned money, as I am a lyricist. So earned enough to afford my vehicle, and not to depend on my father's hard earned fortune)

          I have this bike in mind ever since.
          So what will be the final verdict of you people?

          Regards,


          hi
          There are many bikes in market today, you have to choose as per your choice and driving position.
          Avenger is different from other common bikes on road.
          All your requirements are in range of Avenger series. Buy 150 model for better mileage or 220 model for power and speed. 220-Cruise model for power and classic looks. 220 model gives mileage around 35-42 kmpl.

          1) suits to your height
          2)Average is 45-50 kmpl range (150 model)
          3) Less maintenance and Parts are very cheap as compared to others. Only routine oil change and other minor works only.
          4) Cost of bike is in range of 80k -85k

          Best part with Bajaj bikes is that parts are very easily available and any roadside mechanic can fix it.
          Avenger is a bike that you can customize or decorate as per your interest.Long ride with Avenger is pleasant.
          I will suggest, buy any bike that your heart says. You wont regret your choice later.

          kalpesh
          Last edited by Golden Cat; 02-15-2017, 03:01 PM.

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          • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

            how is the break in avenger 220? I have heard people saying that its not effective in panic situations and rear brake isnt good

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            • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

              Originally posted by themachine View Post
              For everyone worried about the comfort and pillion backrest support.. I got it done.

              😀
              https://youtu.be/VuYsDO4O2gY

              How much did it cost ? Part+ labor

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              • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                Originally posted by hawk128 View Post
                How much did it cost ? Part+ labor
                It costs around 850 Rupees for the parts, and no labour fee coz it is in warranty and free service.
                Keep in touch, going to upload a lot more videos. Next one: Windshield on Street 220.

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                Originally posted by ashisharia View Post
                how is the break in avenger 220? I have heard people saying that its not effective in panic situations and rear brake isnt good
                I have driven the street 220 for 4500 kms and I can vouch that the brakes are really good. I dont know why everyone thinks the brakes are not good enough.
                I was on a trip from Delhi to Shirdi and rode for around 2800 kms in 6 days and experienced everything, high speeds, sudden speed breakers, broken road, pot holes you name it. And I felt the brakes were sufficient and had good bite. Front is amazing. back is more than sufficient.
                Hope this clarifies stuff.

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                • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                  Originally posted by ashisharia View Post
                  how is the break in avenger 220? I have heard people saying that its not effective in panic situations and rear brake isnt good
                  hi
                  Braking is subjective and depends upon Brake lever position and braking force.
                  Though braking in Avenger rear wheel is less as compared to other bikes, its because of weight of the bike and rider is more on rear wheel.
                  Front disc are helpful in braking. But if there is debris on road then there are chances of front wheel skidding.

                  I have observed that, while taking turn if we move our body to opposite direction, it does not skid.
                  eg. If you are taking tight left turn then move your body weight to right side. This moves bike's center of gravity and helps minimizing skidding.

                  Your comment is partially true but its not deal breaker.


                  -kalpesh

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                  Braking Technique:

                  Applying the brakes properly is a challenge. Over-braking can be as big a problem as under-braking. Often, a rider crashes the bike before they reach the vehicle they were trying to avoid.

                  Proper braking technique is subtle. The goal is to maximize traction. The rider needs to brake to the threshold of skidding, but not skid. When a motorcycle skids, it loses traction due to the heat buildup between the tire and the road. As the heat builds, friction is reduced. A skidding tire is sliding across the ground, which increases stopping distance.

                  Weight pushing down on the tire provides traction. As a motorcycle travels down the road, weight is distributed approximately 50-50, between front and rear. When the brakes are applied, weight transfers from the rear wheel to the front wheel. This happens regardless of braking technique.
                  As the weight transfers forward, there is less downward force on the rear tire, which means the rear tire has less traction. As the rear wheel unloads, it takes less pressure to lock the wheel and skid. At the front, the opposite is occurring: the weight shifts forward and loads the front tire.

                  To stop quickly, riders need to apply both brakes simultaneously and then modulate them as the braking forces transfer weight from the rear to the front. The rider should apply the rear brake with a firm, smooth press. As weight transfers forward, the rider should reduce the pressure on the rear brake to match the reduction of traction due to the forward weight transfer. Using this technique lessens the likelihood of rear tire skid.
                  At the front, the rider should smoothly squeeze the front brake to begin the weight transfer. As the weight transfers forward, the front contact patch flattens and increases front tire traction. With a flatter contact patch and more traction, the front tire is ready to handle more braking force. At this point, the rider should squeeze the front brake harder to complete the stop.

                  Grabbing the front brake and applying too much pressure, too soon overloads the front tire. When the rider grabs-and-stabs the front brake, weight is transferred to the front tire before the contact patch is ready to handle the load. The front wheel locks and then skids. Bad things happen next. The rider must smoothly apply the front brake in a progressive manner, matching the pressure to the available traction.

                  To practice, find a parking lot with good pavement. Panic braking is a skill and must be practiced which helps on road.


                  -kalpesh
                  Last edited by Golden Cat; 02-16-2017, 12:52 PM.

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                  • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                    My hubby complains that the pillion seat is uncomfortable. What could be the possible solutions ?

                    Anybody knows of anybody who can customize the seats in bangalore ? TIA

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                    • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                      Originally posted by hawk128 View Post
                      My hubby complains that the pillion seat is uncomfortable. What could be the possible solutions ?

                      Anybody knows of anybody who can customize the seats in bangalore ? TIA

                      hi,
                      Just modify rear seat by adding more cushioning and widening it. Its simple job. Do not modify original seat cover but add extra cushion over original seat cover and then apply another seat cover over it.


                      kalpesh

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                      • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                        Hello once again,
                        And to all those worried about windshield support..... Yes, it is possible. I got it done, Aftermarket one.
                        From Karol Bagh. Here is it :https://youtu.be/g95I7DKoph4
                        Have fun biking.

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                        • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                          Hello Bhpians,
                          I have been a pulsar fan from start and till date I have used P180 and AS200. My As200 was stolen 2 months ago (believe me I am still recovering from the loss ).And to be honest, I dont want to go with the fixed mindset about buying bike this time. Now the avenger has grabbed my attention and I am seriously contemplating on buying one in few months.

                          I liked the street model and I want to go for it.



                          Although I am determined to do something out of the box this time, I still have following concerns and I hope you guys will definitely help me on following points!

                          1) Can we change the Tubetire on Avenger Street to tubeless? (I guess with alloy wheel version we can do this mod easily)

                          2) Is the Windshield really helpful? I am also slightly concerned about it looks on Steert model? Is it worth fitting it?

                          3) Is accessing battery and air filter trouble some? Also can the carburetor be removed without removing fuel tank and other stuff? I have plans to go to ladakh (though already been there once), north east and many more places where I would prefer to service/repair on my own. Removing carburator on AS200 is a nightmare.

                          4) Is the seat removable? If not, where does we get space to keep stuff like toolkit? Tubeless puncture repair kit?

                          5) I belive the lower sitting height for pillion will make this bike more suitable for elderly people. My parents couldnt sit on my AS200 because of its height and no proper grip to hold.

                          Thanks in advance!

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                          • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                            I have been trying to add a few mods to this already awesome bike. If there is anyone worried about yhe windshield installation here is the video :


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                            Originally posted by vrnmhjn View Post
                            Hello Bhpians,
                            I have been a pulsar fan from start and till date I have used P180 and AS200. My As200 was stolen 2 months ago (believe me I am still recovering from the loss ).And to be honest, I dont want to go with the fixed mindset about buying bike this time. Now the avenger has grabbed my attention and I am seriously contemplating on buying one in few months.

                            I liked the street model and I want to go for it.



                            Although I am determined to do something out of the box this time, I still have following concerns and I hope you guys will definitely help me on following points!

                            1) Can we change the Tubetire on Avenger Street to tubeless? (I guess with alloy wheel version we can do this mod easily)

                            2) Is the Windshield really helpful? I am also slightly concerned about it looks on Steert model? Is it worth fitting it?

                            3) Is accessing battery and air filter trouble some? Also can the carburetor be removed without removing fuel tank and other stuff? I have plans to go to ladakh (though already been there once), north east and many more places where I would prefer to service/repair on my own. Removing carburator on AS200 is a nightmare.

                            4) Is the seat removable? If not, where does we get space to keep stuff like toolkit? Tubeless puncture repair kit?

                            5) I belive the lower sitting height for pillion will make this bike more suitable for elderly people. My parents couldnt sit on my AS200 because of its height and no proper grip to hold.

                            Thanks in advance!
                            It would be wise for you to opt for Street version. As per your queries:
                            1. Bajaj Avenger Street now comes with tubeless tyres already. No need to worry. If its an older model then yes, you can get it done easily.

                            2. The windshield is a LOT useful. Trust me when I say this "A windshield is the best mod you can do on the Street". I recently did a 2800 kms trip on the Street 220 and the windshield saved me from dust, insects and a lot of windblast. Dont worry about any sort of mileage drop, even if that happens it will be 1 or 2 kms drop at most. You can check the appearance of the bike after windshield here:


                            3. Accessing the battery and the air filter is fairly simple. Dont know about the carb though.

                            4. Toolkit is kept right beside the battery and is accessible via the key. Seat is placed with the hepl of screws and hence cannot be removed without tools. There is no storage under the seat or anywhere else on the bike for that matter.

                            5. Lower saddle height is superior on this bike. Elderlies will be confortable both while climbing and sitting. Although, if you really want it to be comfortable, there is a mod available: Pillion backrest. You can attach the backrest from cruise 220 to street 220. Its a direct fit. Here is how :


                            Hope this clarifies some issues.

                            P.S. : You can spend around 300 rupees to widen the pillion seat, its a bit cramped. I have done all the mods mentioned above and ai can say the experience is amazing. Let me know if you want to see more pics of my bike.

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                            • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                              Originally posted by themachine View Post

                              It would be wise for you to opt for Street version. As per your queries:
                              1. Bajaj Avenger Street now comes with tubeless tyres already. No need to worry. If its an older model then yes, you can get it done easily.

                              2. The windshield is a LOT useful. Trust me when I say this "A windshield is the best mod you can do on the Street". I recently did a 2800 kms trip on the Street 220 and the windshield saved me from dust, insects and a lot of windblast. Dont worry about any sort of mileage drop, even if that happens it will be 1 or 2 kms drop at most. You can check the appearance of the bike after windshield here:


                              3. Accessing the battery and the air filter is fairly simple. Dont know about the carb though.

                              4. Toolkit is kept right beside the battery and is accessible via the key. Seat is placed with the hepl of screws and hence cannot be removed without tools. There is no storage under the seat or anywhere else on the bike for that matter.

                              5. Lower saddle height is superior on this bike. Elderlies will be confortable both while climbing and sitting. Although, if you really want it to be comfortable, there is a mod available: Pillion backrest. You can attach the backrest from cruise 220 to street 220. Its a direct fit. Here is how :


                              Hope this clarifies some issues.

                              P.S. : You can spend around 300 rupees to widen the pillion seat, its a bit cramped. I have done all the mods mentioned above and ai can say the experience is amazing. Let me know if you want to see more pics of my bike.
                              Thanks@themachine!

                              You have almost clarified all of my doubt on paper. I will just check whether I can get a bike for long ride and will clear all my remaining doubts about ride, comfort, handling.

                              Also, could you throw some light on how was your experience with Avenger drivng in heavy rains, water clooger area, partial raining with lots of mud on road. Why I am worried is, the lower seating height must be making you easy target for the motorcycle you are following. There rear tyre must be spraying dirty muddy water very easily.

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                              • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                                Originally posted by vrnmhjn View Post
                                Thanks@themachine!

                                You have almost clarified all of my doubt on paper. I will just check whether I can get a bike for long ride and will clear all my remaining doubts about ride, comfort, handling.

                                Also, could you throw some light on how was your experience with Avenger drivng in heavy rains, water clooger area, partial raining with lots of mud on road. Why I am worried is, the lower seating height must be making you easy target for the motorcycle you are following. There rear tyre must be spraying dirty muddy water very easily.
                                Glad to help.
                                About your concern about heavy rains and water clogged areas, here are some pointers:
                                I drove for about 2 hours on not so heavy but medium rains, the spray from the bike above me was almost zero as I was behind the windshield. I cannot comment on the traffic from sideways as I didnt face any. About driving in clogged areas, the bike performs supremely well. I would like to mention here that during my trip, I stopped a lot to let the bike cool and to take some photos. On of the time I went a bit off-road and the bike performed exceptionally well. I would put that video soon as well. But the reason I am mentioning this is that I wasnt expecting this bike to do that well on the stones and gravel. But it surprised me.
                                So, the bottom line: Dont worry about the bike in front of you, you are protected from the windshield. Worry about the ones who are behind you coz this bike grabs a lot of eyeballs and people try to pick a race a lot. Keep calm and maintain a steady pace while on the highways.

                                Hope it helped.

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