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Hello Folks,
I bought a mechanically and visually sound 2011 1KR two weeks back. It had 24000km on it with new pads and rotors. A leaky right fork seal was serviced by the owner before handing it to me.
I bought it in Mumbai city and rode straight for 1700km (1056 miles) back home in around 40 hours, including a 7 hour sleep break at a highway motel.
A chain clean and lube was given by me at 700km of riding, apart from that nothing was necessary.
After the longish ride, I am sharing the stats -
1. Fuel economy (90% highway - mostly bad build quality with rough patches and speed bumps, 10% traffic) : 21kmpl (49.4mpg US)
2. Chain slack gained by : 3mm
3. Tyre pressure when cold was intact at front and rear. No drop. Equal wear.
4. Operating temperature was 75°C (167°F) while riding anything above crawling speeds. Radiator fan did not allow anything above a 100°C in any condition. No heat felt on my calves at any moment.
5. The recently replaced right fork seal leaked a wee bit as observed at the ride's end. I suspected dust impaction as Indian highways are REAL dusty. Took off the dust cover and gave a good turn around with a soft plastic tab I cut from a bottle. Worked well. Ordered Kreiga fork seal covers.

Issues :

1. Suspension was not tuned to my style and weight. Rear was set at lowest position. This did more harm than good. Tuned the Suspension to my own liking at set the sag equally at front and rear. Now acceptable. Still a bit harsh for Indian roads.

2. The headlight bulb holder has two pins at 3 and 6 O'clock. One pin broke leaving the headlight bulb eccentric - throwing the beam sideways. I fixed it on the roadside with 4 zipties pressing on the covering rubber ring. Wokred for survival during the ride.

Planned upgrades :

1. New headlight assembly (gulp)
2. New LED DRL (This one's totally shot and has moisture condensed inside)
3. Fork Seal covers
4. Grip puppies and lever puppies.
5. Change both fork seals to new all balls or some sort for peace of mind and get fork oils new? Maybe an overkill.

Very VERY hard to get parts like headlight assembly in India. Dealership quotes 1 to2 months for parts. Sigh.

Attaching photos of my new steed. I bought it as a tourer, have another 300cc twin for all other no-goods.

Cheers and safe miles!

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Looks great - I love to hear the stories of roadside fixes from riders in countries far afield.

Ingenuity is a requirement - enjoy your new ride!
 

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Looks great - I love to hear the stories of roadside fixes from riders in countries far afield.

Ingenuity is a requirement - enjoy your new ride!
Thanks mate! I leanred the bones of motorcycle workmanship after the warranty was over with my 300cc twin. Learning a thing or two with every passing mile. Cheerio
 

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A trip right to the middle of Punjab?

Amazing fuel economy!
on rides of about that length the 2009MY CB1000R averaged 15kmpl.

For parts you could think fleabay or online parts dealers
Yes, a trip from mumbai to punjab. I used fuelio app to calculate the mileage. Thanks for the links. Will ask if somneone from EU is returning home to mule in the parts for me. attaching the app photo.

PS The 21kmpl holds true only if the odometer was within respectable margin of error hahaha. Guess we'll find out.

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.. Will ask if somneone from EU is returning home to mule in the parts for me.
Punjab isn't Tajikistan

Fairly big places in Punjab and even by filthy rich western standards well connected.

Fleabay, for instance, has your 33180MFND61 DRL and can send it easily.
PS The 21kmpl holds true only if the odometer was within respectable margin of error hahaha. Guess we'll find out.
Back in '09 I used an old fashioned spreadsheet and came up with a faster speed
about 17H on very good roads, filling her all the way up every 200 km,
and a much lower kmpl.
 

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Punjab isn't Tajikistan

Fairly big places in Punjab and even by filthy rich western standards well connected.

Fleabay, for instance, has your 33180MFND61 DRL and can send it easily.
Back in '09 I used an old fashioned spreadsheet and came up with a faster speed
about 17H on very good roads, filling her all the way up every 200 km,
and a much lower kmpl.
I am sorry to inform that the ebay link was broken for India, at least. Most places online have shipping rates prohibitively high for India, and customs keep stuff hostage for weeks if not months. I have burned my hands many times ordering parts from EU and USA for my twin especially post covid. All chinese dropshipping stuff is banned by the govt as well. Even most Aliexpress sellers do not ship stuff to India anymore.

I have many friends who are native as well immigrant EU residents. I will ask for their help.

Please enlighten me about the spreadsheet method. I re-chekced the ODO with google maps and it was off by 2.1km for a total of 1688km. I think I can live with that margin.

Many thanks for your comments and help. I appreciate it. Cheers!
 

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I am sorry to inform that the ebay link was broken for India...
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Should have logged in from India.
So I did and it came empty!
...All chinese dropshipping stuff is banned by the govt as well. Even most Aliexpress sellers do not ship stuff to India anymore.
Just figured out things aren't simple with int'l trade.
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This one is SG and said it does India.
Get the part # from Honda BikeParts for instance.
Then trawl online to see if it's available.
Please enlighten me about the spreadsheet method....
Twas a dozen years ago!

No app back in the day to do the job.

Record the mileage in a column
the price paid next
the volume
place some maths like kmpl
then save the record.

The CB1000R used to be a service bike
so I kept all the little fuel bills for accounting.

12 years later I can tell how much a ride to Algeciras burned fuel
and the days of the record allows me to dig up
the .trk file of the Magellan GPS, the one on my handlebars
that shows the trip.

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Dully saved 'cause it's a long day ride.
 

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Should have logged in from India.
So I did and it came empty!
Just figured out things aren't simple with int'l trade.
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This one is SG and said it does India.
Get the part # from Honda BikeParts for instance.
Then trawl online to see if it's available.
Twas a dozen years ago!

No app back in the day to do the job.

Record the mileage in a column
the price paid next
the volume
place some maths like kmpl
then save the record.

The CB1000R used to be a service bike
so I kept all the little fuel bills for accounting.

12 years later I can tell how much a ride to Algeciras burned fuel
and the days of the record allows me to dig up
the .trk file of the Magellan GPS, the one on my handlebars
that shows the trip.

View attachment 49890
Dully saved 'cause it's a long day ride.
Your ride looks awesome and yes I did order from singapore. Items are in transit. Thanks for the help!
 
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