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  • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

    so what tyre you purchased?

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    • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

      Originally posted by bencherian View Post
      140/90 actually
      With slight changes in back which doesn't affect stability i used TVS RAMBO 140/90 till 30k kms... Was good.. now time to change
      what changes you made ?

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      • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

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        • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

          Hello!
          I got my Avenger Street 220 this past Thursday.

          I have 15+ years of road experience but only with scooters (1982 Chetak > 1st gen Scooty > 1st gen Activa > 2010 Wego > 2015 Jupiter). My Jupiter is excellent and will stay for a good more years. This Avenger is my first bike. I have driven it for 110 km in the last three days and while I am still getting used to it, it really is much better than my Jupiter for long distances -- which is why I bought it because I live in Pondicherry and there is so much to see in this part of the country.

          Initially the Apache 200 had me super excited because of all the reviews and ABS. I kept waiting for the FI-ABS version but here in Pondy the dealers gave me waiting time periods from 2-3 months to 2 years. Then I almost bought TB350 before I spoke with a few RE owners and heard their sad stories. The Fz25 was next -- I liked its look and almost everybody loves Yamaha, ya? It was not until later when I rented an Avenger 150 to teach myself how to ride a bike that I realised how comfortable it was compared to everything else. Sure, no rear disc, no ABS, not the best pillion seat, but my feet could reach the ground quite easily and that inspired a lot more confidence. I rode back and forth on a highway for 5 hours over two days and by the end of that my mind was pretty much made up. Over the following week I test drove everything I could (Gixxer, Apache, Fz25, the Pulsar range, REs) but the more I looked around the more I liked the Avenger. So, ya, two days and Rs. 92700 later I brought one home.

          I had some terrible experience at the godown when I went to pick it up. I had initially booked a green one but the single piece they had had a cracked front tire and 100+km on the odo. I switched to a black one. At the time of pick-up they had assured me that they would put in 1.5 liters of petrol in it so I could drive it away but despite checking in with them over this issue the bike stopped some 1 km out! I had to drag it another km to a petrol pump and the tank was really quite empty. Bad Bajaj, really bad. Also, when I asked them where the engine oil window was, they didn't know and suggested I open the cap where you fill the oil from and look into it with a torch. That was just great.

          I am still new to the riding a bike so I always keep an eye on the speedometer because the bike lacks a tachometer and I am almost never sure if I am changing the gear at the right RPM. I do follow the guide mentioned in the owner's manual about not exceeding 15 for 1st gear, 25 for 2nd, etc. and I guess that's the best anyone can do? The chain was rattling a lot and I bought some lubricant (couldn't find Motul, bought Glosil instead) and now that's better.

          Shifting while in lower gears is hard! Switching from 2nd to N takes at least 4-5 attempts; it keeps skipping N and slipping into 1st; going from 1st to N is nearly impossible. Is that something all you guys faced? I hope it gets better after its first servicing.

          The modifications I will be going for are installing a new saree guard (one with a footrest), widening the pillion seat and putting on a new seat cover, and a buzzer for the turn indicators. Later, maybe a brighter headlamp. The showroom guy told me to keep the bike in stock condition until the first servicing to avoid warranty issues.

          I read pretty much all of this thread during my research and all of you guys helped me. A special shout out to Golden Cat for his work. Thanks!
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          Last edited by marcusbrutus; 04-29-2017, 03:55 PM.

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          • Avenger 220 - 71 months, 55555 Km

            So,

            Folks, my Avenger recently touched 55555 km and what a motorcycle he's been.

            I must tell you that this is a gem. No wonder why Bajaj do not spend much on marketing of this wonderful machine and still we see so many of these on roads.

            I bought mine in June 2011 and I was a novice then ( I guess I still am. Learning never ends ). Following are the highlights of my beast:

            1. He looks handsome even today and from certain angles, boy!, just looks great.

            2. Maintenance wise, trust me, I never took care of him. There were times when I gave him a wash only twice a year and lubed once in 5 or 6 months. But, he never got upset. He just likes to be with me. He never got jealous even after Tornado ( read Benelli TNT 300 ) joined our family.

            3. This is easy on pocket. My most expensive changes were clutch plates (some two years ago) and chain sprockets (couple of times), wherein I paid 2200 and 1100 respectively. And these were purely because of my lack of maintenance.

            4. He is still running on stock shoes ( Both front and rear ). Soon, he will get a new pair. Battery was changed once about three years ago.

            5. Only concern with him, earlier, was front Tyre used to skid, on applying front brakes. But, with time, I learnt the trick to handle him better.

            6. We have had our falls, minor accidents.

            7. But, I entered the world of motorcycle touring with my Avenger and have had some memorable rides. Click on links below to know more about our insane rides.

            8. According to me, he is one of the most reliable machines around. For last two years, He has been helping with my daily commutes and errands in the city. My wife feels more comfortable on Avenger and unlike common opinion around, she never complained about pillion seat.

            9. He is here to stay and I am planning to reintroduce him to the world of touring, probably after an overhaul in August or September. Get ready for a long haul my boy!

            10. I like new versions of him introduced recently. But I just love and adore him.

            He is a go anywhere machine. He can run for any long, for any amount of time, any terrain and distance. You want proof Check these out:

            He is IBA SADDLE SORE certified

            He will accompany you anywhere, You are not SOLO when he is with you

            Your WEEKENDS aren't boring if he is with you and you are into wandering

            Bottom line is he is just a fantastic beast to have. More reliable than many other machines around for sure. Take my word on this!

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            Joy of Motorcycling Part 2
            Joy of Motorcycling Part 1
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            • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

              Originally posted by marcusbrutus View Post
              Hello!
              I got my Avenger Street 220 this past Thursday.

              I have 15+ years of road experience but only with scooters (1982 Chetak > 1st gen Scooty > 1st gen Activa > 2010 Wego > 2015 Jupiter). My Jupiter is excellent and will stay for a good more years. This Avenger is my first bike. I have driven it for 110 km in the last three days and while I am still getting used to it, it really is much better than my Jupiter for long distances -- which is why I bought it because I live in Pondicherry and there is so much to see in this part of the country.

              Initially the Apache 200 had me super excited because of all the reviews and ABS. I kept waiting for the FI-ABS version but here in Pondy the dealers gave me waiting time periods from 2-3 months to 2 years. Then I almost bought TB350 before I spoke with a few RE owners and heard their sad stories. The Fz25 was next -- I liked its look and almost everybody loves Yamaha, ya? It was not until later when I rented an Avenger 150 to teach myself how to ride a bike that I realised how comfortable it was compared to everything else. Sure, no rear disc, no ABS, not the best pillion seat, but my feet could reach the ground quite easily and that inspired a lot more confidence. I rode back and forth on a highway for 5 hours over two days and by the end of that my mind was pretty much made up. Over the following week I test drove everything I could (Gixxer, Apache, Fz25, the Pulsar range, REs) but the more I looked around the more I liked the Avenger. So, ya, two days and Rs. 92700 later I brought one home.

              I had some terrible experience at the godown when I went to pick it up. I had initially booked a green one but the single piece they had had a cracked front tire and 100+km on the odo. I switched to a black one. At the time of pick-up they had assured me that they would put in 1.5 liters of petrol in it so I could drive it away but despite checking in with them over this issue the bike stopped some 1 km out! I had to drag it another km to a petrol pump and the tank was really quite empty. Bad Bajaj, really bad. Also, when I asked them where the engine oil window was, they didn't know and suggested I open the cap where you fill the oil from and look into it with a torch. That was just great.

              I am still new to the riding a bike so I always keep an eye on the speedometer because the bike lacks a tachometer and I am almost never sure if I am changing the gear at the right RPM. I do follow the guide mentioned in the owner's manual about not exceeding 15 for 1st gear, 25 for 2nd, etc. and I guess that's the best anyone can do? The chain was rattling a lot and I bought some lubricant (couldn't find Motul, bought Glosil instead) and now that's better.

              Shifting while in lower gears is hard! Switching from 2nd to N takes at least 4-5 attempts; it keeps skipping N and slipping into 1st; going from 1st to N is nearly impossible. Is that something all you guys faced? I hope it gets better after its first servicing.

              The modifications I will be going for are installing a new saree guard (one with a footrest), widening the pillion seat and putting on a new seat cover, and a buzzer for the turn indicators. Later, maybe a brighter headlamp. The showroom guy told me to keep the bike in stock condition until the first servicing to avoid warranty issues.

              I read pretty much all of this thread during my research and all of you guys helped me. A special shout out to Golden Cat for his work. Thanks!
              Just bought Avenger 150 on 28th, 1st day switching to N from 1st gear took 2/3 attempts, but no problem at all, infact I haven't rode any bike for almost 6 months. Just in 1 day I got used to riding Avenger, only 2 problems so far, one is parking the bike on Main stand takes lot of effort, today I experienced cramp in my arm. 2nd problem it has all time Headlamp on, drains battery even in day time.

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              • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                Hello riders, I have avenger cruise 220, I am planning for ladhakh trip this June. The experienced riders...
                Please suggest me points to keep in mind when servicing before taking it to ladhakh.
                Also anyone used different rear tire than the stock one, can you please suggest some alternatives, I can live with soft or medium rubber tires.

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                • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                  Originally posted by marcusbrutus View Post
                  Hello!
                  I got my Avenger Street 220 this past Thursday.

                  I have 15+ years of road experience but only with scooters (1982 Chetak > 1st gen Scooty > 1st gen Activa > 2010 Wego > 2015 Jupiter). My Jupiter is excellent and will stay for a good more years. This Avenger is my first bike. I have driven it for 110 km in the last three days and while I am still getting used to it, it really is much better than my Jupiter for long distances -- which is why I bought it because I live in Pondicherry and there is so much to see in this part of the country.

                  Initially the Apache 200 had me super excited because of all the reviews and ABS. I kept waiting for the FI-ABS version but here in Pondy the dealers gave me waiting time periods from 2-3 months to 2 years. Then I almost bought TB350 before I spoke with a few RE owners and heard their sad stories. The Fz25 was next -- I liked its look and almost everybody loves Yamaha, ya? It was not until later when I rented an Avenger 150 to teach myself how to ride a bike that I realised how comfortable it was compared to everything else. Sure, no rear disc, no ABS, not the best pillion seat, but my feet could reach the ground quite easily and that inspired a lot more confidence. I rode back and forth on a highway for 5 hours over two days and by the end of that my mind was pretty much made up. Over the following week I test drove everything I could (Gixxer, Apache, Fz25, the Pulsar range, REs) but the more I looked around the more I liked the Avenger. So, ya, two days and Rs. 92700 later I brought one home.

                  I had some terrible experience at the godown when I went to pick it up. I had initially booked a green one but the single piece they had had a cracked front tire and 100+km on the odo. I switched to a black one. At the time of pick-up they had assured me that they would put in 1.5 liters of petrol in it so I could drive it away but despite checking in with them over this issue the bike stopped some 1 km out! I had to drag it another km to a petrol pump and the tank was really quite empty. Bad Bajaj, really bad. Also, when I asked them where the engine oil window was, they didn't know and suggested I open the cap where you fill the oil from and look into it with a torch. That was just great.

                  I am still new to the riding a bike so I always keep an eye on the speedometer because the bike lacks a tachometer and I am almost never sure if I am changing the gear at the right RPM. I do follow the guide mentioned in the owner's manual about not exceeding 15 for 1st gear, 25 for 2nd, etc. and I guess that's the best anyone can do? The chain was rattling a lot and I bought some lubricant (couldn't find Motul, bought Glosil instead) and now that's better.

                  Shifting while in lower gears is hard! Switching from 2nd to N takes at least 4-5 attempts; it keeps skipping N and slipping into 1st; going from 1st to N is nearly impossible. Is that something all you guys faced? I hope it gets better after its first servicing.

                  The modifications I will be going for are installing a new saree guard (one with a footrest), widening the pillion seat and putting on a new seat cover, and a buzzer for the turn indicators. Later, maybe a brighter headlamp. The showroom guy told me to keep the bike in stock condition until the first servicing to avoid warranty issues.

                  I read pretty much all of this thread during my research and all of you guys helped me. A special shout out to Golden Cat for his work. Thanks!
                  hi
                  thanks and congrats for your ride.
                  As rightly said, you wont choose your ride but ride choose her rider. This time Black Avenger chose you and be lucky.
                  I never thought that someday I will ride on Avenger. I always kept distance from this mafia looking Avenger. I was fan of RE and bajaj V1 but finally decided to buy black Street 150.I went to purchase street 150, but returned home with my Cruise Gold..........lucky me. Now I feel happy to have cruiser with unique Gold colour with me. There is only one Goldy in our 150 members club.

                  Bringing to Neutral was hard but now I can do that in just one attempt. Simply put bike in 1st gear and gently push down and it always works.
                  If you need any help , feel free to ask me on 9892175121.


                  -Goldy

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                  Originally posted by ravisane View Post
                  Hello riders, I have avenger cruise 220, I am planning for ladhakh trip this June. The experienced riders...
                  Please suggest me points to keep in mind when servicing before taking it to ladhakh.
                  Also anyone used different rear tire than the stock one, can you please suggest some alternatives, I can live with soft or medium rubber tires.

                  hi,
                  if your bike is new, you dont worry about it.
                  but for backup keep following things with you.
                  1) Engine Oil
                  2) Extra Fuses 10 ohm and 15 ohm
                  3) Rear tyre tube ( its difficult to get locally)
                  4) Air pump from Amazon in 900 rs
                  5) clutch cable and accelerator cable
                  6) spanner set 8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-17
                  7) extra wire 2 meter
                  8) chain lock -50rs
                  9) bungy ropes -100rs each
                  10) Bike documents



                  -Goldy

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                  • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                    Thanks for quick response, goldy I want to know about replacing stock rear tyre of my cruise 220 with the soft or medium rubber tires. Any rider has done such modifications, also what about installing nitrox shocker instead of stock one.
                    Does it affect the stability or control of bike due to increase in length.?
                    Please suggest any alternative rear tires for better grip, if possible can you share online links.
                    Thanks
                    -ravi

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                    • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                      Anyone know specialized avenger bike service store in punjab, need experienced personnel for servicing my bike before long tour.
                      I want to know that whether I can mix motul 7100 20w50 1 litre synthetic oil with castrol 10w50 0.2 litre power1 synthetic oil.

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                      • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                        Originally posted by ravisane View Post
                        Anyone know specialized avenger bike service store in punjab, need experienced personnel for servicing my bike before long tour.
                        I want to know that whether I can mix motul 7100 20w50 1 litre synthetic oil with castrol 10w50 0.2 litre power1 synthetic oil.
                        hi
                        Never mix any two oils. There are different additives in oils that can react when mixed with.


                        -Goldy

                        ----consecutive posts auto-merged-----

                        Originally posted by ravisane View Post
                        Thanks for quick response, goldy I want to know about replacing stock rear tyre of my cruise 220 with the soft or medium rubber tires. Any rider has done such modifications, also what about installing nitrox shocker instead of stock one.
                        Does it affect the stability or control of bike due to increase in length.?
                        Please suggest any alternative rear tires for better grip, if possible can you share online links.
                        Thanks
                        -ravi

                        hi,
                        there are very less options in rear tyre. So stick to stock, or can use 140/90 tyre. But it will create extra load on engine and will affect acceleration.
                        For Nitrox, one member Bencherian is using 140/90 tyre with Thunder Bird rear gas shocks. His review is good for that shock.


                        -Goldy

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                        • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                          Originally posted by bencherian View Post
                          140/90 actually
                          With slight changes in back which doesn't affect stability i used TVS RAMBO 140/90 till 30k kms... Was good.. now time to change
                          Hi fellow rider, can you give your review on tvs Rambo on avenger, how was the grip, is it better than stock mrf zapper, what changes you have to do to fit that extra 1cm width.
                          Thanks

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                          • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                            Originally posted by Golden Cat View Post
                            hi
                            thanks and congrats for your ride.
                            As rightly said, you wont choose your ride but ride choose her rider. This time Black Avenger chose you and be lucky.
                            I never thought that someday I will ride on Avenger. I always kept distance from this mafia looking Avenger. I was fan of RE and bajaj V1 but finally decided to buy black Street 150.I went to purchase street 150, but returned home with my Cruise Gold..........lucky me. Now I feel happy to have cruiser with unique Gold colour with me. There is only one Goldy in our 150 members club.

                            Bringing to Neutral was hard but now I can do that in just one attempt. Simply put bike in 1st gear and gently push down and it always works.
                            If you need any help , feel free to ask me on 9892175121.


                            -Goldy

                            ----consecutive posts auto-merged-----




                            hi,
                            if your bike is new, you dont worry about it.
                            but for backup keep following things with you.
                            1) Engine Oil
                            2) Extra Fuses 10 ohm and 15 ohm
                            3) Rear tyre tube ( its difficult to get locally)
                            4) Air pump from Amazon in 900 rs
                            5) clutch cable and accelerator cable
                            6) spanner set 8-9,10-11,12-13,14-15,16-17
                            7) extra wire 2 meter
                            8) chain lock -50rs
                            9) bungy ropes -100rs each
                            10) Bike documents



                            -Goldy
                            Actually if we think the Other way... Not easily putting neutral or going straight to 2nd from 1st is actually good right cool quick shifts in cities... Personally I find little difficult with Yamaha bikes where the neutral comes so easily in a click... U have to shift gear twice as I felt

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                            • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                              Originally posted by ravisane View Post
                              Thanks for quick response, goldy I want to know about replacing stock rear tyre of my cruise 220 with the soft or medium rubber tires. Any rider has done such modifications, also what about installing nitrox shocker instead of stock one.
                              Does it affect the stability or control of bike due to increase in length.?
                              Please suggest any alternative rear tires for better grip, if possible can you share online links.
                              Thanks
                              -ravi
                              Check this post if u r not satisfied with stock tyres

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                              • Re: Bajaj Avenger - All versions

                                Originally posted by wingrider007 View Post
                                what changes you made ?

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