SARAVANAKUMAR K Question: Hi Sir,
I bought my two wheeler(activa) at Andhrapradesh and now I came to chennai and I am planning to settle here. But please let me know whether I can ride my bike at chennai ?
BIKE GURU Answer:YOU CANNOT RiDE ANDHRA NUMBER BiKE IN CHENNAi. BETTER TO SELL YOUR BiKE IN ANDHRA AND BUY ANOTHER BiKE IN CHENNAi. ALTERNATiVELY, CONTACT AUTOMOBiLE ASSOCiATiON OF SOUTH INDIA (0n net). THEY WiLL DO THE NUMBER CHANGE FORMALiTiEs. WiLL COST MONEY.
BHARAT Question: hello sir, i have new pulsar 180 ug4 2012, i wanna go for k&n air filter ,so which model i should go for? & it is necessary for carb. jetting? coz there is no good machenic in our town who can do this kinda job so what should i do. & iav installed ngk irridium plugs so there is need to replace ht cables also? or it will do plz help me sir...
BIKE GURU Answer:WHY YOU WANNA GO FOR K&N AiR FiLTER? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHiEVE? WHAT EFFECT DO YOU WANT? PLEASE BE CLEAR ABOUT WHY YOU WANT AND TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO GAiN BY FiTTiNG K&N AiR FiLTER? IS it necessary for carb. Jetting? DEPENDs ON WHAT YOU WANT. IF K&N AND NO JETTiNG, THEN MiLEAGE INKREEZE AND POWER DROP. IF K&N WiTH JETTiNG, THEN POWER INKREEZE AND MiLEAGE DROP. WHAT DO YOU WANT? NO NEED OF machenic, YOU CAN DO YOURSELF. VERY EASY. U'av INSTALLED ngk irridium plugs? THERE IS NO NEED TO REPLACE HT CABLEs. LET IT BE AS IT IS.
DEVENDRA TANEJA Question: I am planning for a new bike, looking for power and performance. Budget below 1 lac, some options for consideration are 1. TVS Apache 180 2. Pulsar 200 ns 3. Yamaha FZ-S/Fazer ....
Out of these pulsar 200 ns appeals the most because of the all new engine & features but have never owned any pulsar brand till yet.
Would like to know what would be the best value for money deal considering the technical & reliability issues? Please reply immediately as I have to take the decision very soon.
BIKE GURU Answer:FOR best value for money deal considering the technical & reliability issues, GO FOR TVS Apache RTR 180 WiTH ABS. IT HAS TUBELESS TYREs AND IS THE SAFEST BiKE BELOW 1 LAC. REGARDiNG PULSAR 200 NS, I HAVE NOT TESTED IT YET, BUT I HAVE TESTED KTM 200 DUKE WHiCH HAS SAME ENGiNE DiMENSiONs AS PULSAR 200 NS. I IMAGiNE PULSAR 200 NS WOULD HAVE MUCH FASTER PiCKUP THAN 180, BUT LiFE WiLL BE MUCH SHORTER (bkoz of three spark plugs). THEREFORE RELiABiLITY AND LiFE OF PULSAR 200 NS IS DOUBTFUL. REGARDiNG THE URLs GiVEN ABOVE BY YOU, I HAVE CHECKED IT. THEORETiCALLY IT LooKs FEASiBLE, BUT PRACTiCALLY, I HAVE DOUBTs. THiS IS A VERY NEW CONCEPT AND I DO NOT HAVE ANY PRACTiCAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT BKOZ I HAVE NOT SEEN IT NOR TRiED IT. SO CANNOT SAY FOR SURE. SORRi.
RAJUBVSN Question: Hi Bike Guru,
I have Hero Honda Super Splendor 2006 model.Have been facing problems with mileage(<40) and pick up(feels slower than a 100cc bike).Also, hero service center told me that i have to change complete engine kit to get better performance. Do I need to change this?
What all need to change like bore kit.clutch plate etc.Can I re model it with some good engine?
Pls give me your advice.
BIKE GURU Answer:YOU HAVE NOT TOLD HOW MANY km YOUR BiKE HAS COVERED? ARE YOU A ROUGH RiDER OR CAREFUL STEADY DRiVER? YOUR BiKE IS NOW SiX YEARs OLD AND MUST BE QUiTE WORN OUT. CHECK THE COMPRESSiON WiTH A COMPRESSiON TESTER. IF COMPRESSiON IS DROPPED 10% OR LESS, THEN DON’T DO ANYTHiNG. IF COMPRESSiON DROP IS @ 15%, CHANGE ONLY RiNGs AND DO VALVE GRiNDiNG. IF COMPRESSiON DROPPED MORE THAN 15%, THEN CHANGE LiNER+PiSTON SET AND DO VALVE GRiNDiNG. KLUCH PLATE ALSO CHANGE. YOU CAN re model it with some good engine IF THE MOUNTING POiNTs AND EXTERNAL DiMENSiONs OF THE good engine ARE THE SAME.
UJJWAL TIWARI Question: RES. SIR I WANT TO BUY PULSAR 135LS BUT ALSO THINK ABOUT YAMAHA SZ-R BIKE TO BUY AND I WANT AGOOD MILEAGE BIKE AND ALSO STYLISH.SO PLEASE SIR ADVISED ME ABOUT IT.THANKS
BIKE GURU Answer:Pulsar 135 LS is excellent mileage but short life. Yamaha SZR less mileage but longer life. Both bikes are stylish.
A. PAVAN SAI KIRAN Question: I am owning a Pulsar 150 CC bike which is of December, 2007 make. If I sell it what amount can I expect?
BIKE GURU Answer:LESS THAN 32.5k.
LAKSHYA Question: Hi
I want to purchase new bike either Royal Enfield or TVS Apache.. My office is 6 KMS away from home and my daily driving is between 10-20 Kms a day.. Budget under 1 lakh. U can suggest any other bike too.. i am looking for a bike with good style, performance, comfort and fuel efficiency
BIKE GURU Answer:IF BUDGET IS UNDER 1 LAKH, THEN BULLET IS OUT. ALL BULLETs COST MORE THAN 1 LAKH TO 1.65 LAKHs. BETTER GO FOR TVS APACHE. I HAVE FULLY TESTED IT AND IT GiVEs 70 MiLEAGE. YOU CAN READ MY FULL TEST REPORT OF IT ON THiS SiTE. Go to www.indiabike.com Home page will open. Scroll down on this page looking at the left of page. You will see Infobank which is 3rd from bottom. Under Infobank you will see “Articles by Dilip Bam”. Klik on it and Infobank page will open. Scroll to the bottom of this page & you will get a list of Articles and Road Tests by Dilip Bam. Klikk on TVS Apache RTR 160 to read the TEST REPORT.
VARUN Question: Hello sir.. Thanx for your advice
regarding honda dazzler.Yeah i
stop thinking about it untill it
has got a kick feature :-) .I
forgot to mention my age
earlier., I am 22 years old sir
and i need it
for transport to
office with a pillion rider. My
of priorities shall be
2. Mileage (50 kmpl)
3. Good Engine life
4. Power (150cc engine with no
vibrations at 70kmph speeds)
5. Low maintenance costs
I shall never go after the
fraud and faltu concepts of re-
sir.Thanx for making my eyes
wide open.My sincere thanks for your
exclude impulse or Gs 150 R for recommending. I
and interestingly waiting for
your reply.Please recommend
details and your views on
maintenance free batterys. I
would prefer and like to
have A bike of front and rear
discs if possible sir.. Thanx alot
BIKE GURU Answer:IN 150 cc, ONLY DAZZLER HAS BOTH FRONT AND REAR DISC, BUT THERE IS NO KiCKER – SO AVOiD DAZZLER. YAMAHA R15 ALSO HAS REAR DiSC & FRONT DiSC. DO YOU WANT TO CONSiDER YAMAHA R15? BUT I THINK R15 COST IS MORE THAN 0NE LAKH. SO OUT OF YOUR BUDGET. I THiNK BEST AND SAFEST FOR YOU WOULD BE 180 cc BiKE THAT IS TVS RTR 180. IT HAS BOTH FRONT AND REAR DiSC & TUBELESS TYRES. IT IS WiTHiN YOUR BUDGET. I HAVE FULLY TESTED IT. IT GiVEs 57kmpL MiLEAGE. YOU CAN READ MY FULL TEST REPORT OF RTR 160 ON THiS SiTE. Go to www.indiabike.com Home page will open. Scroll down on this page looking at the left of page. You will see Infobank which is 3rd from bottom. Under Infobank you will see “Articles by Dilip Bam”. Klik on it and Infobank page will open. Scroll to the bottom of this page & you will get a list of Articles and Road Tests by Dilip Bam. Klikk on TVS Apche RTR 180 to read the full TEST REPORT. IF YOU WANT THE SAFEST BiKE, YOU CAN GO FOR TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS which HAS ANTi-LOCK BRAKiNG SYSTEM WHiCH CAN NEVER SKiD AND YOU WiLL LiVE LONGER. ABOUT MAiNTENANCE FREE BATTERY – I AM AGAiNST IT. IT’S LiFE IS SHORT. I RECOMMEND NORMAL, ORDiNARY, DiSTiLLED WATER FiLL-ABLE BATTERY, WHiCH LAST LONGER AND CAN BE RECHARGED MANY TiMEs FOR ONLY Rs.25/-.
VIGNESHH Question: sir can i fit yamaha sz front mudguard on karizma(2004) or does any modification requires to be done to the mudguard to be fitted.
BIKE GURU Answer:DEPENDs ON THE FiTTiNG AND MOUNTiNG POiNTs. IF THEY ARE CONGRUENT, THEN CAN FiT UDDERWiSE NEED MODiFiCATiONs.
HARISH SINGH Question: how is the performance on bajaj135dtsi .is it worth to phurchase this bike. what is the milage it is giving.
BIKE GURU Answer:bajaj135dtsi GiVEs VERY GuuD PERFORMANCE BUT SHORT LiFE. YES IT IS WORTH TO PURCHASE THiS BiKE. IT IS GiViNG 65+ MiLEAGE.