My "Silver King",the name with which i call my bike has completed 15000 kms...
Got it serviced today at the service centre of hero...
Normal paid service done...
No change of engine oil...
I asked for the 15T front sproket of the achiever,but they said you need to buy the whole kit,so i canceled the idea of buying it from the svc....
Now things which I have done as a aftermarket modifications...
Buying a 15T sproket and fitting it.... Benefits-Lower stress on the engine when cruising on highways,Higher top end,Taller gearing,increased mileage(kmpl). Cons-A little bit sluggish in pickup.
Engine oil also changed outside service centre.
Oil used-CASTROL POWER1-10w30 semi synth....
Mileage-its constantly giving me 47-50 kmpl in city as well as highway conditions(ratio 40:60)..
Why change oil outside? Take it to the service center and ask them to put it in. Majority of the mechanics outside don't even know how to operate a wrench properly and end up messing the groves of the oil drain nut or at times, over tighten it.
My silver king has done over 16500kms till now...
Now from the experts i want to ask whether i should change the tyre or can it be used for the Leh trip?
I m attaching the pic of the same....
If not then which tubeless tyre should i opt for... tyre size 100/90-18 56P
Yet another Service Update of My Silver King
Kms Done- 26084
Things done & Cost
1- Rear break shoe change-230
2-Rear wheel Dampener-108(rubbers attched with the wheels)
3-Break shoe Spring-11
5-Front Forks oil and seal-100 & 190
6-Front Break Pads-589
Things to be done Before heading towards Leh
1- Rear tyre change
2- Semi Synth oil change
3- Lubricant for the chain.
Engine is Smooth,Gear shifts a little hard,but they will ease out with time.
Now the damping is smooth of front shockers. Before the service it had started leaking a bit,and there was always a Kat sound when the bike hit any pothole or speed breaker.
Now the sound is gone,and smooth ride throughout.
Mileage constantly getting 40-45 within city with 60+ speeds. Will increase if ride it in the range of 45-55 kmph.