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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