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I run the manufacturer spec oil Why? Because they designed the engine, I didn't. The performance increase with a thinner oil is negligible. The oil level is associated with the height of the oil pickup in the crankcase so unless you are ok with possibly encountering a situation where your oil pump sucks air once in awhile I would stay with the appropriate ...


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There are several components that will get worn and eventually need replacement no matter what kind of oil change regiment or maintenance you perform. Here's a short list. Engine Rings - Your rings are moving up down with the piston as the engine runs. This will wear them regardless of the lubrication. You can extend their life by not revving the engine ...


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I am supposing its a Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. problem 1: Your front Fork Oil Seal is broken(a good way to check is to notice any oil leaks near your forks) , This will cause issue with the suspension travel thus the issue.Secondly since you mentioned you did travel over bad terrain there is a slight chance of your fork bending, this will also cause suspension ...


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You will need to make several changes to the frame Currently your rear subframe is bossed and strengthened considerably as all of the absorbed energy from road undulations is transferred from your swingarm to the rear subframe, underneath your seat and tail section. With a cantilever swingarm you will need a rear single shock mount point. You would need ...


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50 to 100ml should be OK That small of an amount won't hurt anything in overall scheme of things. Be careful not to put too much in though because you can do engine damage if you put in a large extra quantity. You will want to ensure you do not overfill your bike beyond the high oil mark in your oil window on the side of your clutch cover. This article ...


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Seems like the clutch is out of adjustment If I am not mistaken your bike has a clutch cable and does not have a hydraulic self adjusting clutch mechanism. I've included some clutch maintenance tasks for you regarding adjustment and lubrication. When your clutch is out of adjustment you get the symptoms you describe. Also, you may want to check your idle ...


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There is no way changing a clutch plate is going to limit your top speed. There are two big things which can limit it: Engine power Transmission/final gearing I would suggest engine power is down somewhat for some reason, because I doubt your final gearing ratio has had any changes to it.


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Possible Issues Low probability - The oil in the forks is too high of a weight. 'Thicker' higher weight oil would make the forks seem very stiff. As your motorcycle is relatively new and more than likely came with forks assembled from the factory, this is probably not the case. Compression Dampening is too high - If you have a setting at the top of the ...


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The tube that draws fuel out of the tank is not at the absolute lowest point of the tank. This means that when the fuel runs almost dry, the last few drops won't be picked up. That could be because of airlocking or there is a contour in the tank that leaves a small amount of fuel inaccessible. In your case, there is 1.2l of unaccessible fuel. This ...


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You can repair them, but I doubt it will cost much less than replacing them on your bike. If it were a BMW with big, expensive shocks then maybe it is a good option, but for such a small bike you'll probably pay less for a new shock absorber than for the labour to fix it.


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I used to ride an Avenger 180, 2006 model and the stock dampers were causing discomfort so I changed them with the shocks from a Yamaha Enticer. There was a paradigm shift in the ride quality, it became better, and the experience for the pillion rider was improved as well. I now have an RE Thunderbird 350 n facing similar issues since I too have a back ache ...


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Whether it can be done or not, I don't know, but it is unlikely that changing the shocks will significantly affect what you feel in your back. Comfort issues are far more likely to be caused by riding position, seat quality/age, and seat shape. A friend of mine had similar problems due to an old seat and resolved them by cutting a memory-foam pillow to fit ...


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I have seen a lot of Bajaj Pulsars. In my experience i would suggest not to use company specified engine oil. You can switch to motul similar spec fully synthetic engine oil which is way too expensive than Bajaj oils. Buy 2 Oil packs and fill 1.150 Ltr and save the rest for refills. Check oil level once every 1000 Kms and refill as needed.


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As long as the coolant does not drop below the minimum level, it will be fine. Assuming this is a brand new bike, or the coolant was just changed, the cause of what you're describing is likely air in the system. When the fluid is drained air enters the system, and when it's refilled small pockets of air will remain in the system. In order to get them all ...


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Since the Motorcycle is new and is on warranty period, As CharlieRB suggested, you have to take the bike to an authorized dealer and explain them the problems. Below i have described some possible situations that match your problem. Chain alignment issue An improper chain alignment can cause vibrations and rattling in higher speeds and also in different ...


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Pulling the cat, in and of itself, will probably won't need a remap. Your problem is, when you start adding all the little things together (ie: cat, muffler, intake, etc), you surely could need one. The more things you change, the more likely you're going to need one. The ECU can keep up with a little bit of change, but soon will run out of "room" to adjust. ...


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In general, if you don't have a running engine, you're usually missing air, fuel, compression or spark. If it started to gradually lose power, I would say it's nearly guaranteed to be a fuel delivery problem. Electrical problems such as no spark usually happen immediately, you lose 100% of power when the issue happens, although in principle moisture can ...


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god bless the flood victims. Apparently lot of other motor vehicles were also damaged. As the motorcycle get submerged water enters through all the open holes i.e. Exhausts, open electrical wiring and electronic chips. since water is a conductor it might have destroyed the electrical circuitry including the fuses and ECU chips. The water since entered ...


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Check the float mechanism inside the gas tank and it's connection. Make sure it is working properly. Also check the fuses of course. If all that checks out follow the leads from the leveler all the way through - it has to be grounding out somewhere or totally cut. If everything checks out I'd buy a new float mechanism and hook it up with all new leads ...


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Greeting fellow Dominar rider, dominar is seen having this problem of sometimes turning off when switching to first gear either a cold or hot start. I myself has experienced it. For some users this was fixed after ECU update. In last 2 months it got an ECU update for both ABS and Non-ABS version. Kindly go to SVC and get it updated. If updating ECU doesn't ...


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Check your kickstand safety switch which grounds out the ignition when it's closed. It's the same circuit, usually, as the kill switch. This is a safety mechanism to prevent the rider from driving off with the kickstand down. Use a multimeter to see if the switch opens or closes the circuit. You will want to disconnect from the main harness while you ...


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The owners manual (and everything else I've been able to find online) says full fuel capacity is 15 litres and reserve is 3.2 litres. Reserve is included in the full capacity, so you're really getting 11.8 litres until you hit reserve. Bajaj Pulsar 150 Owners Manual


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I too have pulsar 150 when I did from reserve it was 13 litres. I don't think reserve will be of 5 litres. May be try one more time in different bunker for reconfirmation.


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@DucatiKiller sorry for being so late; this is a reply to your comment. I wouldn't say I have resolved the issue, but yeah, I have improved the condition. I think the major problem solver in my case is diligent changing of the Engine oil. As far as my bike is concerned, for Bajaj Pulsar 220F (2014 Edition), the only recommended oils are Motul 5100 ...


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I am not completely sure of the exhaust pressure on that bike check you owners manual, The normal idling rpm for the bike would be around 900 to 1100. this can be adjusted by adjusting the idle fuel control knob. do this only after the bike is warm enough. Regarding the turbo, you can definitely install a turbo on it. I would personally never put a turbo on ...


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Tank full capacity is 15Ltr. It will consume 11.80 Ltr when petlock is on and whenever 11.80 ltr is used,you have to turn the petlock to reserve unless your bike stopped. And when you turn the petlock to reserve it will use only 2 ltr of petrol. The rest 1.2 ltr of petrol can be used when you drive bike long in reserve but it creates problems for you.First ...


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If your clutch is burning out so often, maybe it's slipping - check the adjustment of the clutch lever by loosening the locking nut and turning the adjustment (it should engage around halfway on the lever and by fully engaged before the lever is fully out). The kick start may require the clutch to operate.


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It is difficult to add Pulsar shocks to star city dude!! Measure the bolt axis (top mounting point) to bolt axis (bottom mounting point) length of your bike's shocks and Pulsar's, then compare them. If the length is nearly the same, you can use Pulsar shocks on your bike, but remember ride characteristics will change!! You'll feel bumpy rides!!


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1.You have not mentioned your vehicle make/model.(please mention it to answer your question exactly) 2.The weight of pulsar 150 is approximately 135 kg and if your vehicle is a 100 cc it will be nearly 115 kg. So you will get stiffer suspension feel when you install it. 3.The damper(shock absorber) mounting points should match with your bike's mounting ...


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There are other factors such as stability, rigidity, maneuverability, dampening on which shocks are designed and fitted to a motorcycle. If you require a strict Yes/No answer, I cannot; moreover your current motorcycles make and model is not mentioned. Considering RoyalEnfields shocks replacement you should keep in mind that those shocks are designed to bear ...


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