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    Default So i got a new to me bike

    After lots of debating, I finally sold my old faithful Yamaha SR250, it was getting a bit tired from the highway travel and the drum brakes were not safe and suspension was horrible.

    I found a 2009 Bajaj Pulsar 180 with 1100km, yes 1100km on the clock. The guy bought it for his daughter as a gift for passing matric, shortly after she met the boyfriend and the bike never got used again, fast forward 10 years and he was ready to sell, bike was serviced and given a once over to make sure all is ok. I will still ride it like its a new bike until about 2000km and give it another oil change.

    The bike is literally brand new still, the rear mudguard/number plate hold has some bite marks from the guys pitbull but other than that its perfect. Rides smooth and seems a bit quicker judging by the time it took me to get to work this morning, was a few minutes earlier than usual. It needs a few adjustments on the controls for my seating position and I want to gear it a bit taller for a bit more lower rpm cruising.

    Does anyone have experience with sprockets on these bikes, like which jap bikes sprockets would be interchangeable? I may put a pipe and air filter and card rejet at a much later stage but for now the torque feels good and a small change to gearing shouldn't affect it too badly.

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    That all sounds really good, I had to look it up and it seems to be a
    great bike.

    How was selling your old one? Good buyer?

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    Yea from what ive read very fuel efficient and reliable.

    Yea sold it via facebook market place, a guy who stays 5 minutes from me bought it for his son. Deal was done quick and easy. No issues.

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    Congrats!

    Where are the pictures.....
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    Will post when I can, cant upload from work LOL

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    Sounds like a great buy. Hope you have a lot of fun kilos on her.

    Before you fiddle with the gearing visit this site. You could cause more issue than you resolve on a small engine bike.

    www.gearingcommander.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    Sounds like a great buy. Hope you have a lot of fun kilos on her.

    Before you fiddle with the gearing visit this site. You could cause more issue than you resolve on a small engine bike.

    www.gearingcommander.com
    Ive aready checked it out and done a few simulations. Not looking for a drastic change, if I can lower my 100kph by 500-800 rpm it would be great, that would be 1 tooth bigger front or 2-3 drop on rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Ive aready checked it out and done a few simulations. Not looking for a drastic change, if I can lower my 100kph by 500-800 rpm it would be great, that would be 1 tooth bigger front or 2-3 drop on rear.
    That sounds good, but will the bike pull the gearing in top gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    That sounds good, but will the bike pull the gearing in top gear?
    From the research ive done from the guys in India, it should work fine on the stock bike, but I do plan on shedding some weight on the bike and putting a pipe, filter and rejetting the carb and maybe at a later stage, doing a 200cc big bore conversion.

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    Sounds great. Enjoy.

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    Aiiii and still no pictures...
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