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#20102 Hello Everyone.

Posted Akash03 on 27 October 2012 - 02:22 PM

hiii everyone........

MY self Akash Sharma.Hello members!
Friends call me Akki. I am of 20 years of age. Presently am pursuing ma Graduation i.e. My bachelors in Automobile engineering in Ludhiana. I live in Hostel there.
frankly i have my lovely bike i.e. Kawasaki Caliber 115 (2001 model) which is till now well maintained and in scratch less condition. Talking about the engine performance till date it gives an average of 70 Km/L. I have an Alto too which i love to drive while going on long tours.
My other interests include doing experiments with my bike and car and driving them. And now m working on my designs of an ATV in my college. I am having very less knowledge in my field so i am very enthusiastic in gathering knowledge from where i can get. The main purpose of joining this forum was to make new friends in my field so that whenever i needed them they would help or i can help them. Another purpose was to write the latest news and do debates on them which i like the most.
M very enthusiastic about my work and much dedicated. When i am doing my work i dont see the time. Because according to me time creates a sudden and carelessness in the work.

This is all about my self.
I hope you all will become my nice friends.
The pics am posting are of my fiends car which i love to drive when we go on outings.
His car is FIGO (my chulbulli) :P The car is his but it is always with me.
when i drive i dont remeber to take pics......:P

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#20035 Honda Cbr500 And Cb500

Posted rahul_rn on 26 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

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#20034 Tata's Safari - Drive - Offroad

Posted L.P. on 26 October 2012 - 01:56 AM

Another one -

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#20011 Tata's Safari - Drive - Offroad

Posted L.P. on 19 October 2012 - 02:28 AM

Thank you for your kind words, Dear Rahul, Chaitanya, Deepak, and RazorBlades :D :D


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The car was fun to Drive, still its typically like Tata :P

Less said is better, more review to follow up with more witty pictrues.


#20002 Tata's Safari - Drive - Offroad

Posted L.P. on 18 October 2012 - 07:08 AM

Tata Launched its Safari and Offered a Drive in it.

Will write up more,here if this seems appropriate place for it.

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#20014 Review Mrf Revs (Front) And A Heads Up

Posted arn on 20 October 2012 - 12:45 AM

This tyre is original equipment on the KTM 200 and having heard rave reviews about how great this tyre was, I decided to fit it in place of the very long in the tooth ContiGo on my CBR 250R. The replaced tyre was about 8 months old, and had 24000km on it.

As it has the same profile as the CBR stock tyre, I had no hesitation choosing it. Strangely the manufacturer has chosen to put a lot of useless tread on it (tread that will under no circumstances actually contact the ground unless the painted painted parts of the bike are also firmly in contact with the ground). This was a tyre that would keep it’s chicken strips till the trip to the scrapyard.

Well, straight away it was apparent that this was a very grippy tyre and in no situation did I feel the tyre was losing it’s grip. Wet and dry grip are both good and braking is very confidence inspiring as well. Wear was not excessive either and it appeared that the tyre might give good service for at least 17 -18000 km, which is more than reasonable.

Until, one fine day something caught my eye.

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You see this sort of crack when the tyre has been stored for several years in an unsuitable environment and is then used.

That was not the only crack. All the central grooves had them. There were no cuts, just these cracks. MRF, after due inspection agreed to replace the tyre. At that point it had some mild cupping wear as well, something I do NOT expect to see at 11000km.

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To cut a long story short, even at the end of 8 weeks, MRF were “unable” to source a replacement tyre. “No stock”.

Go figure.

I had a 4000+ km trip coming up. I’m not a big darpok, but there was no way I was going to run at speed on a sustained basis on these cracked tyres. So if you have one of these on your bike, keep a hawk eye out for them, after you cross 7 or 8000 km, regardless of how long you have had these on your bike. After that, you can decide how long you want to keep them. You’ll note that these are nowhere near the TWI either.

Yes, if you decide that this tyre is OK for a 10000km replacement cycle, then it is really a tyre that grips well, corners well and does not give you much of an opportunity to complain. Maybe I'm being unreasonable thinking a front tyre on a 25bhp 170kg bike tyre should last a lot longer, and NOT develop cracks which can cause the tyre to burst catastrophically at highway speeds.

Can't recommend this tyre. Especially as MRF is quite ok with you circulating around on such a tyre for months while "searching" for a replacement


#20000 Tyre Sealant Review

Posted rahul_rn on 16 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

Just yesterday was looking at the prices of slime, dint get any decent price, this seems good..


#19999 Tyre Sealant Review

Posted arn on 16 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

Will check and let you know.

edit: At that time, Rs 650 for a 500ml bottle


#19997 Tyre Sealant Review

Posted arn on 16 October 2012 - 11:32 AM

Review.

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This is a tyre sealant, the purpose behind adding it being freedom from punctures as per the manufacturer.

It comes in 500ml bottles which need to be shaken vigorously before being added to the tyre, about 200ml for a 100 section tyre to 250ml for a larger tyre such as 140/150. As with all sealants, the tyre is supposed to be spun around at low speed after filling and for a short distance low speed running is advised. Manufacturer claim –  no balancing etc is needed afterwards. Balancing , though, is recommended before filling the sealant.

So how does it work?

Tyre used: Bridgestone Battlax BT 45 140/70/17
Duration of testing: About 8 months
Distance covered: Approximately 20,000 km
Number of Punctures: 0

It’s not that the tyre was not penetrated. When the tyre was discarded there was a very obvious, ie, visible from outside, nail in the tyre – removing the tyre revealed another two nails which were not visible (concealed within the tyre carcass).  However, the tyre still held 29 psi, marginally down from the 31 psi that was there 15 days previously at the time of starting a 4300 km tour. There was no imbalance or wobble of any sort at all while using the tyre. Air loss was negligible anyways, checking after 2 weeks.

So does this work and would I recommend it? In one word – yes

Maybe other sealants work as well, but they are not easily available, and some are not rated for speed (eg slime), and tyre walas whop do keep sealant charge essentially as much or more and there is no guarantee that they will fill enough.

The marketing in the Western suburbs is done by a Mr Pinto who is an active member of the Bisons bullet group. Contact info on the net.


#19981 Announcement: Time To Relax The Old Administrator!

Posted satyenpoojary on 04 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

Hello all,
Some of you might be confused on why you don’t see me as an admin of this forum anymore. While some might be just happy :P
Well, It was time for me to let go the responsibility… . A few admins of this forum had left this community without any announcement as such, but I feel I owe one here. Especially for the opportunity it has provided me.
I first met  the then team of Motoroids at the Chakkan race track when the Ninja 250R was being previewed.
I (as a freak enthusiast) had a go on the bike along with other “journalists”
This was a BIG thing for Indian Motoring and so it was perhaps this excitement that made me talk with everyone there. Infact I had a short discussion with almost all of them. From journalists to camera crew to the blokes at Bajaj. The discussion that mattered to me was obviously the one with Bajaj, and then the other with Amit, Rash and Eshan. I was glad to have finally spoken to some blokes who knew what they were doing!!!

Then one fine day, I sign up on this forum and see a lot of old friends here and I decide to stay. Did my bit helping manage the show. Did my bit helping kickstart the activities. Did my bit contributing to the community. And may I add, got my share of expletives for being a “Motoroids Agent\Mole\Employee” for any and sundry! But that didn’t matter ..   I had my share of fun and I am happy with whatever I got from Motoroids!

I would be taking up a role soon that would prohibit me from “managing” any social community. And hence it’s time for me to step down as an admin. I may not be hyper active as before, but yeah I shall lurk around….


#19957 Ktm Duke 200 Ownership Experience

Posted arn on 26 September 2012 - 12:12 AM

View PostL.P., on 25 September 2012 - 10:16 PM, said:

The Bike is reclined on the Side Stand, while standing straight, its a little lower.


Yes, it should be lower with the handle straight, but the cut out in the projector is set to a RHD drive pattern. Most have a plate that can be removed and reversed


#19937 Ktm Duke 200 Ownership Experience

Posted arn on 20 September 2012 - 03:16 PM

Beam pattern is opposite of what it should be when dipped (right lower, not the other way round), and the dipped beam is way too high. This should be the cut off position of the high beam, if not a bit lower.


#19935 Ktm Duke 200 Ownership Experience

Posted L.P. on 19 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

Oooops, for the Non editing of the pictures, the Light is Great, and has an awesome throw, the Projector shield inside provides a Streaking cut that does not irritate the person coming from head on direction, however I feel the 35W is not doing justice to it, so will upgrade to the HIgher Wattage now!! :D
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P.S: People in Delhi are moronic enough to ignore the dipper and roll down their windows and say, why dont you go from the left :o

And I thought Right was the Lane for Overtaking!

P.S2: the gentleman at service today told me to get the horn replaced, I did not get it changed since my last service, well I didnt knew It was not working!! :P

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#19912 Suv In The Price Range Of 20-30 Lakhs

Posted pulsurge on 17 September 2012 - 12:35 PM

CV....his budget is 20-30 lacs and you are quoting the Thar & Bolera. Doob mar :D


#19907 Hero May Phase Out Impulse, Ignitor & Maestro

Posted AMG on 16 September 2012 - 11:21 PM

Just had a chat with one of my friends at HMC, and he vehemently denied this news.