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  • Suzuki Gixxer SF

    6 25.00%
  • Pulsar RS 200

    3 12.50%
  • Pulsar AS 200

    12 50.00%
  • Other (please mention)

    3 12.50%
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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by theironhorse99 View Post
    why would you say so. Fi machines are more reliable and more flexible as per the terrain. and i havent really heard Fi failing anytime unless abused/left for long (bar RE). Fi any day over carb be it anything...

    i would like to know your thoughts too.

    A roadside mechanic can't fix them *IF* something goes wrong.

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    A roadside mechanic can't fix them *IF* something goes wrong.
    chances of failure are far lesser too. won't you agree ??
    tell me one case we have seen here where someone responded that he was stranded on road city/highway for the Fi gave up.
    however i can tell you numerous instances where machines failed due to "carb me kachra aa gaya saar " we grew up listening this. din't we ?
    "A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel."

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by theironhorse99 View Post
    chances of failure are far lesser too. won't you agree ??
    tell me one case we have seen here where someone responded that he was stranded on road city/highway for the Fi gave up.
    however i can tell you numerous instances where machines failed due to "carb me kachra aa gaya saar " we grew up listening this. din't we ?

    Also, the Fi pump always needs to be immersed in fuel. And if you run dry, its a costly replacement. And sometimes when touring, you really need to extract the last drop.

    And the carb mein kachra is bygone, with improving fuel quality.

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Also, the Fi pump always needs to be immersed in fuel. And if you run dry, its a costly replacement. And sometimes when touring, you really need to extract the last drop.

    And the carb mein kachra is bygone, with improving fuel quality.
    agreed on the pump to me immersed part. but when we tour we plan ahead for our fuel stops. which every long distance tourer agree.
    for every thing we have pros and cons. yes carb is easy to fix and maintain but also an extra effort with changing elevation and riding conditions.

    with Fi you get crisp and linear throttle response and at-least 5-6 years of no nonsense service.
    adequate fueling as per the usage.
    "A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel."

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by theironhorse99 View Post
    why would you say so. Fi machines are more reliable and more flexible as per the terrain. and i havent really heard Fi failing anytime unless abused/left for long (bar RE). Fi any day over carb be it anything...

    i would like to know your thoughts too.

    Well, it's just a personal opinion. If according to murphy's law, an FI wears out in the middle of the highway at night, during a road trip, I'm booking an ola cab and coming back home. Whereas with a carb, I can at least say that I can open it up, check what's wrong, and probably have a higher chance of fixing it rather than an FI.

    Secondly, I'm always on the edge when the last bar on the ceeber starts blinking! My exact thoughts are "Oh Lord! Please let me go to the nearest petrol pump without burning out the FI!"

    I have absolutely no complaints about performance or anything, but growing up with bullets and yezdis, I feel I would be better at fixing a carb myself than am FI. This is just a personal opinion, so I might be terribly wrong as well! 😃
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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    Also, the Fi pump always needs to be immersed in fuel. And if you run dry, its a costly replacement. And sometimes when touring, you really need to extract the last drop.

    And the carb mein kachra is bygone, with improving fuel quality.
    ZMR has it outside the tank. Yes, you can't run it dry like carb bikes but then it would be highly irresponsible of a rider to reach zero fuel on any kind of a bike. Why would you do that anyway?
    Also, many states suffer from adulterated fuel.

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    ZMR has it outside the tank. Yes, you can't run it dry like carb bikes but then it would be highly irresponsible of a rider to reach zero fuel on any kind of a bike. Why would you do that anyway?
    Also, many states suffer from adulterated fuel.

    Well, we don't run it dry everytime, but there has been instances where certain 'planned' fuel stops don't pan out because of many reasons, like the pump running out of fuel just before a price hike and my least favorite one, not accepting a credit card! In my recent trip to Kerala, I had a real bad time cos of this, not one petrol pump accepted cards of any kind.

    I really cant talk much about adulterated fuel though, as I've not been exposed much to that side of the coin yet. Usually fill up at a Bharat pump, where we've been filling up for the past 26 years...
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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by theironhorse99 View Post
    agreed on the pump to me immersed part. but when we tour we plan ahead for our fuel stops. which every long distance tourer agree.
    for every thing we have pros and cons. yes carb is easy to fix and maintain but also an extra effort with changing elevation and riding conditions.

    with Fi you get crisp and linear throttle response and at-least 5-6 years of no nonsense service.
    adequate fueling as per the usage.

    What is you have a fuel pump strike?

    And yes, Fi is less hassle, but when things go wrong, they are huge hassle.

    Reminds me of an incident where my acquaintance wanted to buy a truck. Budget was not an issue. Told him to buy a MAN or a Volvo. He rejected outright saying that if something goes wrong, where will he repair it. Bought a Tata Prima instead, which is almost as high tech, but well, that is perception. A roadside mechanic wouldn't be scared to open a Tata Prima, but he would not open a Volvo.

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    @theironhorse99 dude, not able to pm you.

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    Default Re: Pulsar RS 200 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF vs Pulsar AS 200.. which one is good tourer...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Niranjan Paul View Post
    Well, we don't run it dry everytime, but there has been instances where certain 'planned' fuel stops don't pan out because of many reasons, like the pump running out of fuel just before a price hike and my least favorite one, not accepting a credit card!
    That's why I always carry cash! Most of my rides are through State Highways and cards aren't accepted. Make it a habit.

    Quote Originally Posted by HyperRetard View Post
    What is you have a fuel pump strike?
    Well, most strikes are announced in advance. It can be mitigated, but yes I agree it cannot be avoided 100%.

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