My bike’s first service

I rode the bike for 664 km in one month (after bluemistwar said it would be impossible for me to cross 500!) before my Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi finally went in for its first service. The first service was a huge breather for me; in terms of the speed I can now ride my bike in. Before this, I maintained it around 40 kmph; now, I exceed it by at least 10 kmph. The manual says I have to limit the top speed below 65 kmph (until it runs 1000 km) for a good running-in of the engine.

I left it for servicing at Khivraj Motors, the same place I bought it. The service cost me Rs. 210 (roughly $5.25) which was supposed to be free (apparently, only the labour charges are waived off). I got it back on the evening of the same day. The service was good; the bike felt smoother and the gear shifts were less noisy. The clutch lever seems a little loose. And there is a little scratch on the side of the bike. I’m not sure if it happened during the service or after or before it. But its irritating!

The mileage just before I left it for service was around 47 kmpl. And after I got it back, I rode about a 100km; yet to calculate the mileage.

And by the way, today was the first time I did not ride the bike ever since I bought it.

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My New Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi

I bought a new bike (motorcycle) – Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi. I’ve been riding it like a maniac (partly explains why I wasn’t in front of my PC blogging. 😀 ) I was impressed by this bike in the 150 cc class ever since its induction into the market and they have always made it better and better. The latest version which I have bought has a little modified body, but its greatest upgrade lies in its digital speedometer display system. The digital display also shows the odometer, fuel indicator, and has two ‘trip odometers’. The RPM meter however is analog; the combination is pretty good. The dome has been changed a little from the earlier versions of the pulsar and the headlights have been improved. The indicators switch off automatically after the turn. (Though, I feel this bit of technology is a little bugged. 😛 )

The riding comfort for the rider is OK. But the pillion comfort is good. I’ve heard from ‘Pele’ (Pele’s brother also owns a pulsar 150) that the bike’s mileage is about 50Km/L. Right now, I’ve ridden the bike for almost 440 Km, after cumulatively filling the tank with about 10.2 Litres of petrol, and the fuel is already in reserve. Right now, (before the first service; idling high) I’m approximating the mileage to be around 40-45 Km/L. I’ll drop it for its first service on 17th Feb (which also happens to be my Mom’s birthday!)

One irritating part of buying a new bike is the running-in! Having to ride the bike at ‘snail’ speeds of 40-50 Kmph is sickening. But that’s okay. The excitement still lives on. 🙂

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