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  1. BIKE SOLD Model & Colour: TA200 Blue Phantom Mileage: 58k+ km Plate No: FYxxxT (3 digit) Price: $SOLD Transfer Fee: Buyer pay Payment: Cash & carry (full payment only) Road Tax expiry date: 04 May 2009 COE expiry date: 04 May 2014 No. of owner: 2 (including me) Servicing & Other Accessories Change engine oil every 2000km or less Change spark plug every alternate servicing. Change air filter every half a year Both front and rear tyres are IRC tyres soft compound changed at Koon Changed engine Gasket Seals Changed fork oil (both) last month A pair of Electric horn (hidden inside chrome cover) Eagle grips “DID O Ring” chain and sprocket (front & rear) Rear tyre “ABS” Hazard lights GIVI Rear Box, can fit 2 helmets. Crash bar Front fender water shield Cash card detector (Out of function recently but IU still working fine!) Tools for self servicing (tighten chain, change spark plug, change EO, etc) Bike cover included. Remarks Previously bought from fellow forumer which he bought from Mah Pte Ltd. Comes with English manual. Inspection passed on Apr 08. Fuel consumption more than 300km/tank before hitting reserve Self skidded before, slight scratch on crashbar, rear box. Bike perfectly alright Bike is very well-maintained and washed frequently. (see photos) Throw in freebies such as spark plug, new air filter, rain coat etc. Reason for Selling Just bought a car
  2. inclusive front and rear sprocket. was recommended to change full set as old sprocket may affect new chain...
  3. To be exact, ppl from Sg and Thailand.
  4. What makes you think M'sia is a poor country while Petronas, a M'sian owned oil and gas company who produce oil and sell oil to non-oil producing countries? M'sia GDP by sector: agriculture: 8.6%, industry: 47.8%, services: 43.6% (2007 est.) Facts speak for themselves. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28PPP%29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronas
  5. It really depend on situation. Some bikes still on installment, u continue and pay a bit of cash, some need you to pay full cash, so you go and find your own loan company.... SP is old bike, should be no more installment.
  6. too expensive. if possible, do not buy thru shops as they are the middleman who eats money between buyers and sellers. Buying online is still the best interest for buyers and sellers. ...But sellers has to be very honest.
  7. it really depends on your preference, whether you want a utility bike, nice looking bike, or..... based on your 2 concerns, go for pulsar or phantom.
  8. yes, understood. it's ok, will try to clean the chain all over again and tighten and put on chain lub....
  9. Information on Octane Ratings Gasoline or petrol is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting mostly of aliphatic hydrocarbons and enhanced with aromatic hydrocarbons toluene, benzene or iso-octane to increase octane ratings, primarily used as fuel in internal combustion engines. An important characteristic of gasoline is its octane rating, which is a measure of how resistant gasoline is to the abnormal combustion phenomenon known as detonation (also known as knocking, pinging, spark knock, and other names). A higher-octane fuels allow for a higher compression ratio - this means less space in a cylinder on its combustion stroke, hence a higher cylinder temperature which improves efficiency according to Carnot's theorem, along with fewer wasted hydrocarbons (therefore less pollution and wasted energy), bringing higher power levels coupled with less pollution overall because of the greater efficiency. Different countries have some variation in what RON (Research Octane Number) is standard for gasoline, or petrol. In the UK, ordinary regular unleaded petrol is 91 RON (not commonly available), premium unleaded petrol is always 95 RON, and super unleaded is usually 97-98 RON. However both Shell and BP produce fuel at 102 RON for cars with hi-performance engines, and the supermarket chain Tesco began in 2006 to sell super unleaded petrol rated at 99 RON. In the US, octane ratings in fuels can vary between 86-87 AKI (91-92 RON) for regular, through 89-90 (94-95) for mid-grade (European Premium), up to 90-94 (RON 95-99) for premium unleaded or E10 (Super in Europe) Contrary to widespread belief, the octane rating doesn't indicate how much power the fuel delivers; all grades of gasoline contain roughly the same amount of heat energy. Rather, a higher octane rating means the fuel is less likely to cause your engine to knock or ping. Knock, also known as detonation, occurs when part of the fuel-air mixture in one or more of your car's cylinders ignites spontaneously due to compression, independent of the combustion initiated by the spark plug. (The ideal gas law tells us that a gas heats up when compressed.) Instead of a controlled burn, you get what amounts to an explosion--not a good thing for your engine. To avoid this, high-octane gas is formulated to burn slower than regular, making it less likely to ignite without benefit of spark. The majority of cars are designed to run on regular gas, and that's what the manuals tell the owners to use. Higher-performance cars often require midgrade or premium gas because their engines are designed for higher compression (higher compression = more power), and regular gas may cause knock. If your car needs high-octane gas, the manual will say so. Using high-octane gas in a car designed for regular accomplishes little except more rapid combustion of your money. Some refuse to believe this, claiming, for example, that premium gives the family Toyota better mileage or more power. These people are in dreamland. Others say premium is purer or contains detergents that will cleanse your engine of uncouth deposits. Likewise misguided thinking--government regulations require detergents in all grades of gasoline. Some automotive types claim that using premium in a car designed for regular will make the engine dirtier--something about deposits on the back side of the intake valves. Slower-burning high-octane gas produces less power when used in ordinary cars. Believe what you like; the point is, don't assume "premium" means "better."
  10. Good tips on pumping petrol to give you some extra $mileages. Gas (Petrol) Someone who has been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years and is currently working for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline in San Jose, CA wrote the following information: We deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period from the pipe line; one day it's diesel, the next day it's jet fuel and gasoline. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons. Here are some tricks to help you get your money's worth. 1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline. When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you're filling up in the afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products) are significant. Every truckload that we load is temperature-compensated so that the indicated gallonage is actually the amount pumped. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations don't have temperature compensation at their pumps. 2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank. 3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty), because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is and gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation.) 4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three delivery settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery from gas that already has been metered. If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapor, which is being sucked back into the underground tank, so you're getting less gas for your money. Hope this will help ease your 'pain at the pump' !
  11. Most of the time, Phantom will only fishtail when one do emergency break, or when the road is wet. Other than that is fine. I dont know spark will fishtail or not if one do emergency break....
  12. yes! i tighten both sides and make sure it's of the same alignment. after that, i lub the chain...but the sound is still significant enough...
  13. hi, i tried to tighten chain by myself but found out that it becomes louder when it move! what is the possible cause? is it too tight or there is something stick on my chain? i did leave some allowance to the chain...appreciate your advice.
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