Feb 5, 2008

12 3000 Kms of my Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi.. Parts being Replaced.

Looks like I have to wait for some more time before I can ride my bike again..

The other day I was quizzed as to why there hasn’t been any update about my Pulsar 220. There hasn’t been any update because it’s been a month since I have shifted to Gurgaon and my bike is in Bangalore with my brother.

When the part was being replaced.. a Service Guy accidentally broke one of the bolts from the left side engine cover

After a few days following the second free service of the bike, it was found that a part called the "Crank Position Sensor" had to be replaced. Since it was taking sometime for that part to arrive from Pune, I had no choice but to leave the bike with my brother and shift to Gurgaon. When the part finally did arrive (in around 15 days) from Pune, my brother got busy with his exams.. Therefore another two weeks of delay.

Crank Position Sensor of the Pulsar 220

Crank Position Sensor of the Pulsar 220
(the black thing in the center)


Today (5’th Feb 2007), my brother took the bike for servicing in Auto Service. Auto Service is one of the Best Probiking Service Centers of Bajaj in the Country.. The owner, Mr. Venkat is an ex employee of Bajaj Auto and is a hands on biker himself. He is also a very open person and loves to interact with bikers. I had spoken to him a few times when I was in Bangalore.


Disaster..

My brother called me up sometime in the afternoon and informed me that that while the Crank Position Sensor was being replaced, a Service Guy accidentally broke one of the bolts from the left side engine cover. As a result of it, the broken bolt got lodged inside. My brother explained this to me over the phone, so it was quite difficult for me to visualize what exactly went wrong. But nevertheless, I somehow got the idea of what might have happened.

The service guys weren’t ready to replace the part and wanted to send it to the workshop..

The service guys told that have had to take the crankcase cover to a workshop so that they could fix it up. This basically meant that since the bolt wasn’t possible to remove, they might probably have to resort to some local fix. When I asked Mr. Rajesh that whether this was due to poor quality of the bolt, he said that the fault was due to the service guy for applying more force while removing the bolt.


The lodged Broken Bolt


The service guys weren’t ready to replace the part and wanted to send it to the workshop. I spoke to the Mr. Rajesh, the Supervisor there over the phone and told him that since the engine has a warranty of 5 years, I would like the damaged part to be replaced. Mr. Rajesh then asked me to call Mr. Venkat (the owner who wasn’t keeing well and was in his residence) and tell him about it. I explained Mr. Venkat about the incident after which he agreed to get the part replaced. But according to them, it might again take a few more days (maybe 4 days).



Sigh..!!

Tareekh Pe Tareekh..!! Tareekh Pe Tareekh..!!


[P.S: My Brother was apprehensive of leaving the bike with Tank Full of Fuel at the Service Center..

Because back in Assam (our homeland), he has seen how unscrupulous service guys (even from Authorized service centers) siphon off fuel from the bikes which come for servicing. But with such a reputed service center like Auto Service in Bangalore.. I don’t think something like that should happen]







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12 Comments:

Sankoobaba said...

a stupid mistake by this guy damages reputation and confidence...
good to know that you are aware of a good service center...does anybody knows which is the best service center of P-180 in Mumbai...??

Sajal Chakraborty said...

ori baba!!!!! e toh pooonga ho gaya diktha hai!!!!!

can't help it though......can we!!

road-yo said...

This is bad. First they themselves make a mistake & then you have to run around trying to fix it. And this for a 220, Bajaj's flagship model! Imagine what the situation might be for owners of Platinas & CT100s.

Really bad service.

sandeepbagchi said...

oops thats bad

i think im falling in love with kolkata PBK Service atleast they dont fiddle with the bike.

but only 3K kms
stay tuned for my 10K km ride report.
Already completed 9K today morning

Sahasi said...

interesting blog. You might find my latest post on biking roads interesting. Check it out and leave your opinions, thanks.

Satyen Poojary said...

Oh! Who was the wise man 'quizzing' you about the pulsy! he he he :D


Thats sad... why Gurgaon man? I heard about a job shift but dunno what it was all about. Life is at full throttle for me for now... so hardly have a time to catch up!

Bestaluck, and do tell us when you get your bike back!

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I heard that pulsar 220 has lot of issues and it is one of them...

Payeng said...

@Anonymous,

"Show me a bike which Doesn't have issues"(also why remain Anonymous)

Anonymous said...

How about the electronics?
I've heard the starter and battery tend to give alot of issues..?

Payeng said...

Its been 26,000 Plus kms on my Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi now. The bike have started every morning with the first crank.. without fail. No Issues ever with the Starter.. touch wood

The battery gets its normal charging during the scheduled service

Sahasi said...

interesting blog. You might find my latest post on biking roads interesting. Check it out and leave your opinions, thanks.

sandeepbagchi said...

oops thats bad

i think im falling in love with kolkata PBK Service atleast they dont fiddle with the bike.

but only 3K kms
stay tuned for my 10K km ride report.
Already completed 9K today morning

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