Sorry to hear about your battery issue. We learnt a hard way in life. I have already learnt a lesson of not leaving the bike with ASS hard way. but happy now.Usually, my Blue Bird takes me for a long mega rides. For a change, Royal Enfield took my Blue Bird for a ride.
It all started with this.
I brought this issue of weak battery to the notice of customer care of Royal Enfield with a request to consider replacement of weak Fiamm battery with a new one as a goodwill gesture although the warranty expired just a few days back.
I received a prompt mail from the regional service manager apologizing for the inconvenience caused and assuring me of needful after getting the service history from the service manager of Royal Enfield, OMR, Chennai.
Later, the service manager called me. First, I was assured that the battery would be taken for testing, and in its place, a service battery would be fitted. He assured that with the service battery, I would be able to self-start my bike, for which I agreed, my first mistake. He took my residential address and land marks.
Then, without informing me, one SA and mechanic arrived at my home. I thought that would remove the weak Fiamm battery and fit a service battery. No. They wanted to take my bike to service station for observing and testing as instructed by their service manager. The SA did not know when it would be returned. Again, I agreed. My second mistake.
Yes Mandar, Thunderbird's console has got a separate battery indicator, I saw it blinking first time while first service was on.Sorry to hear about your battery issue. We learnt a hard way in life. I have already learnt a lesson of not leaving the bike with ASS hard way. but happy now.
I have a question, Did TB has a separate battery light or it's a engine check light only?
Engine check light of bike glows for 2-3 sec when I start my bike, and then it goes off. I was told that this is a battery issue and I need to change the battery. ES and Head Light + ES works fine.
HL + Horn + indicator, then horn goes little weaker. I have tested the battery charge with the local battery walla and the reading are good, yet he mentioned that battery has gone kaput.
These all things happened (and is happening) to me from last 2-3 months. rest everything is fine.
I am not sure if I should change the battery or not?
My battery is OEM exide 3+ yrs old
The battery icon is not a light actually, but LCD on the instrument panel. It flashes, when the battery is weak. When I go for a ride, the battery gets charged and there is no flashing of the battery icon.Did TB has a separate battery light or it's a engine check light only?
It's time to change the battery, Mandar.HL + Horn + indicator, then horn goes little weaker. My battery is OEM exide 3+ yrs old
Yes I Agree, They should be focussing more on increasing the Reliability and quality of the parts instead of introducing Bold intimidating Logos. They are going down from their Iconic Era to the Pg Era IMHO.Just happened to see new look Tbts 500. It was odd looking to say the least. Logos were big & bold, but it was a put off for me. I was wondering why should it be changed at all. There are lots of other things to be taken care of in a Tbts500.
Thanks a lot for the compliments, Mandar_C500.Really inspiring.