10 Tips On Bike Modifications

by Deepak on April 5, 2011

Most of us desire to modify our bikes. The reason, most of the time is to individualize ourselves from others by projecting our bike act as our identity.

Here are a few tips that need to be kept in mind before engaging in one such job.

  1. Alloy Wheels: When planning to change the wheels to alloys for your bike, it is safe to go for branded ones. Don’t go for one just because it’s a 2 or 3 spoke alloy. You find a lot of duplicates which are either used or re-painted in the market. This would prove to be a very dangerous move. At times of accident, your alloys might result in total breaking of wheels leading to high levels of life risk.
  2. Headlights: Headlight modification can result in total revamping of your bike. But, be very cautious about it. Don’t add twin dazzling lamps or very powerful halogen and xenon lamps, which act as an obstacle for travelers’ vision who commute on your opposite side.
  3. Silencer: Wanna modify your silencers? Go ahead, but don’t be that creatures on Earth who create total disturbance with their nasty and irritating sounds. Bikers need to be responsible too!
  4. Split Seats: Go for split seats. It would offer an all new look for your bike you wouldn’t have even thought of, offering a sporty look. Anyone in a seat repairing and stitching shop can help you with this idea.
  5. Fairing: There are numerous customizing centres in most of the cities, which enable you to add side fairings. Though they cost more, worth the buck.
  6. Who: Always trust experts when handling your bike’s modification. Else, would create problems on the long run.
  7. Color: Remember that changing your bike’s colour is illegal. So don’t attempt trying this stuff. Because, the colour of your bike mentioned in the document will be different from the actual one. Real-time issue.
  8. Mirrors: Whatever modification your bike undergoes, don’t remove the rear view mirrors. It’s one of the very essential safety components of your bike, concerned directly with your personal safety.
  9. Total Mods: Is your wallet really heavy? Then, do this. There are modification shops in cities like Chennai and Pune where you can convert your existing model to the model you intend to. For instance, you own a Pulsar and wanna modify it like the Hayabusa, you can still go ahead. Trust me, it’s true. The estimations begin from 45k and goes on till a lakh and at times even more based on your requirement.
  10. Legal: Remember the last point. When you make your bike undergo any massive mods, see to it that you consult the concerned people in the RTO (Regional Transport Office), ask them in advance what is to be done regarding re-registration of your bike after all these modifications are done. After these are performed, make your documents of your bike legally faultless in all aspects.

Regards,
Naren

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Deepak April 5, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Can you give me some tips on modifying a honda unicorn……….i want to make a few modifications in it but my friends say that its is very hard to modify unicorn coz of it looks!!!!!
help me!!!!!

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Ashwin April 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

hey budddy i also own a honda cb unicorn ,.. i wish to mod it like the r15 if u have anytips tel me … i got some of my tips lets share oure tips …..
u can mail me at racelikepro@gmail.com

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Deepak April 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

ohkk dude……..i have some pics of Unicron modified to R15…….if u need dem i can send it to you!!!!!!

Ashwin April 11, 2011 at 8:42 am

sure dude send them DEEPAK to my mail id racelikepro@gmail.com

Kiran April 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Hello,

I would like to say that UNICORN is the best bike for modification because of its mono-shock and simple built up.
Of coarse you can even find FAZER or FZ kind of stuffs with mono-shocks but they are already almost updated with improved aesthetics and expending over that is to be given second thought, is what i think.
Unicorn can be a fabulous one if you really want to alter…. than any others, competitively…..

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lalit April 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

if you want your bike looks macho…then i here i m sharing my view with you…
1). remove stock headlights and fit round headlight.
2). change handle bars (please dont use clip handles) you can fit like yamaha fz’s handle, it looks so damn awsome.
3). put engine cover.
4). change rear tyre 130″ or 140″…(if you dont bothered about fuel and average).
5). and also front tyre 100″+.
6). change spark plug and use original BOSCH spark plugs of high quality , because it will help you in pik up and power too..
7). change clutch and handbrake lever (silver color).
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thanks .
seriously it helps you to looks your bike like a mocho

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Deepak April 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

thnx dude……i own a unicorn of black color wid red graphics so i looks cool as compared to plain black unicorn according to me………….if you have any more tips to modify it den u can mail me a deepak.pandey154@gmail.com..
…….:)

not easy but it is possible,,,, January 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

hey its sameer,only change the fairings of ur unicorn to yamaha r15,buy engine guard dome and headlight,with sideglasses,it will cost u around 6000,dont move to change the tyres or mags bcoz it cause to less mileage and less pick up speed,also dont move for tale portion,unicorn tale portion is really very nice,and suitable with r15 fairing,I done so job my unicorn is looking awesome,

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Charan January 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

hey bro can u tell me a place where i can mod my my new unicorn bought 3 days befor…..pl find free to post me some tips in my id mrcharan.honey@gmail.com

Dushyant April 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Pls also mention to avoid too much poser stuff on the bike as it looks cheap after such jobs….
and by the way would you recommend split seats for r15?
i am thinking of getting them….

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Naren April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I’ll suggest you a better way. Rather than going for split seats for your R15, try the seat cowls. You get it in Yamaha showrooms. It costs 2k bucks. You can remove it when there is a pillion rider. This offers a true racing look.

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Purushoth April 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Guys,

Anyone please let me know good stickering outlets in Chennai for my dazzler. I

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Vivek Kavadia April 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

I didn’t know changing the color was illegal!! xD

Thanks for the info!

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Jubin Jacob April 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Changing color won’t be illegal if you notify the change in RTO and get it documented. Do the same with insurance co. too.

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aman sharma August 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

send me you phone number are call me this number 918008084858

lalit April 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

you have to change colour of your bike in papers also…..then every thing is LEGAL

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aman sharma August 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

frist take bike part and after that tier in a circle shape

Sumon Datta April 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

can someone tell me how to modify ss125 gladiator silencer for loud noise ?. :)

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Hunky April 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Correct me if I am wrong, The dragX daytona exhust of Yamaha R15 is a direct fit for Yamaha SS125 gladi..

Rs. 17k for the original price.. Where as in Kolkata the second hand Daytona exhaust sales at around Rs. 8k mark :)

If in low budget, the local modification shops FreeFlow options are like Rs. 1200 – Rs. 1800 depending on looks :)

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Sumon Datta April 6, 2011 at 5:44 am

thanks hunky….
but freeflow will create any problem? or any harm to engine?

fas April 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm

The fairing is the worst modification as it looks out of place totally.

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Subash April 6, 2011 at 1:55 am

Remember that changing your bike’s colour is illegal. So don’t attempt trying this stuff. Because, the colour of your bike mentioned in the document will be different from the actual one. Real-time issue.//

Though i’m always against color changes, it is not illegal 2change the color as long as the change is updated in doccument.. it might cost couple of hundreds..

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Jubin Jacob April 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Yes Subash, Changing color won’t be illegal if you notify the change in RTO and get it documented. Remember to do the same with insurance co. too.

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Prasanjeet April 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm

I wud definitely love the modded CBR250R that guys did in Thailand.. looks much better than stock…. looks reeaaallllyyy goood.

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Balachander Ganesan April 6, 2011 at 9:18 pm

I would like to do some fairing and minor mods to my bike.
But was afraid that it would damage its looks.
Can you provide me the contact details of a good place in Chennai where I can get this mods done.
Thanks in advance

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Rahul April 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

hi, as u mentioned ther can i modify my karizma r, 1 year old to look complete hayabusa, o firblade m ready to spend 1lac o more… If yes then plz giv number wer this mod is carried out… Plz… If nt then m selling and taking cbr250…m frm goa

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Deepak April 7, 2011 at 11:15 am

does modifying silencer effects on power or mileage of bike???

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BikerNextDoor April 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

if you put a free flow exhaust the acceleration of the bike increases exponentially, but that s i nothing else no change in top speed also.

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Jubin Jacob April 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Off course, modifying exhaust level will affect your bike’s power and fuel efficiency. Installing free-flow exhausts can make a notable drop in mileage. Free-flows alone can’t do much to boost the output. You should balance the in and out levels proportionally. In this case you may use some hi-induction air filters like K&N or Green Cotton.

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abhishekr15 April 7, 2011 at 9:00 pm

yes, it can give a boost in power and pickup, mileage may go down a little

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Vikas Bhardwaj April 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Hi Guys,
I want to modify my Avenger 220 for look I m from Delhi any body can suggest me for this.

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Sahil April 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

What are the adverse effects of fitting a freeflow filter in a pulsar 150 (2005)

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Santhosh April 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Hi, this is really helpful, I was about to modify my pulsar 180 new edition.. but after all this my bike is looking great without any modifications and risks .,. thanks bro for the nice article :))

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Tarnindar Singh April 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Hi Naren,

1. Thanks for your wonderful, useful and safety-oriented tips on bike modification.

2. I use a Ind-Suzuki/Max-100 (1985 make), whose electricals were upgraded to 12-V-DC. How do I improve the headlight for highway night usage. Are the Chinese-make Mercury bulbs good or do you suggest halogen etc. I searched the websites of Lumax and Autopal companies, but did not find any suitable product. Please guide.

3. Any suggestions to improve the front/back suspensions? The Indian roads are quite rough. One mechanic suggested that I go for TVS-Samurai front shox. But I think that it is a 150-cc bike and hence its suspensions will not be suitable for a 100-cc bike, like mine. Please guide.

4. Thanks in advance. Please give me your emailid and I shall mail you a wonderful ebook.

Tarnindar Singh Gold Medalist Mech Engineer, MBA.

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Naren.M April 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Hi Tarnindar,
Thanks a lot bro. I am an Automobile Engineer and an MBA too :)
My mail id is narenspeedthrift@gmail.com

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SARATCHANDRA April 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

SIR,
I AM SARATCHANRA . I HAVE A YAMAHA LIBERO G5 106CC CAN YOU PLZ HELP ME TO MODIFY MY BIKE . I NEAD YOUR GUIDENCE TO MODEFY MY BIKE WITH YOUR CREATIVITY PLZZZZZ HELP ME IN THIS I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY.

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sambenhur April 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm

how can make decent stickering on ninja 250r pls help

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Anaswar April 7, 2011 at 10:07 pm

what about cruiser bike modifications???

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Raja April 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Hey am gonna buy a new CBZ extreme this week…. Wat all modifications can i do in tat to get a diff look…. if some one gives me tips on t seat modification for cbz extreme, ll get it done from t showroom itself b4 it gets delivered….And as ma other frnds are asking can some one post t address of a gud stickering shop and gud bike modification shop in chennai….

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santhosh a v April 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

please give me some tips to modify my new cbzextreme

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Raja April 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Well wen i buy my bike,am planning to fit in an automatic cut-off indicator like in pulsar… Planning to change t horn n handle bar….Can anyone els suggest some other gud ideas for my bike….

ankush April 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Well i would like to say only this that till date i have never been practicaly experinced such a fast bike that can complete a jorney of 3 hours in just 1hour and 15 min i think it is enough to say abt the bike apart from this the engine the shocker the air coolent is upto the mark it is 10 out of 10

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Raja April 10, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Which bike is tat you used for t drive….

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dhananjay April 8, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Dear Friends, can any one of you suggest some good mechanic in and around chandigarh where i could get my bike modified?

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Tojo Mathew April 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I got TVS Apache 150. What all modifications can I do in that to get a different look. Plz help me out.

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sumit shrestha July 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

keep the headlight nd tail part of fz bike.. keep handle of vr hartford.. keep mono shocks., keep split seats., keep tires of 130″ or 140″., keep silencer of pulsar 220 . then ur bike wil look fabulous.,-

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Snehal April 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Hey, i own a honda stunner(125cc), cud u guyz advice about increasing the power output of my bike. It presently delivers about 11.5bhp i want the maximum out of it, I’ve already fitted a K&N air filter. Engine life and mileage are not an issue…. plz mail me, snehal_taylor@live.com

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pulkit April 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm

i can help in performing modifications(0pulkit0@gmail.com).

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Raja April 13, 2011 at 9:46 pm

If so give me some suggestions on hoe to modify my cbz extreme for a macho look…

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Kunal April 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I have a pulsar 150 Ug4 and I want to modify my bike in this aspects-
1.pulsar 220f fairing
2.Full engine cover(full fairing)
3. Wide tyres as pulsar 180
4.Split seats
5.Bigger front disc brake(as pulsar 180)
6.Rear disc (if possible)
Now,can anyone suggest me how much it will cost?

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Kunal April 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I have a pulsar 150 Ug4 and I want to modify my bike in this aspects-
1.pulsar 220f fairing
2.Full engine cover(full fairing)
3. Wide tyres as pulsar 180
4.Split seats
5.Bigger front disc brake(as pulsar 180)
6.Rear disc (if possible)
Now,can anyone suggest me how much it will cost?
My email id:- goswamifuture4@gmail.com

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sanchit April 12, 2011 at 7:55 am

what is the price of pulsar 220 fairing???

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sid April 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

nice….

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bhanu April 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

really its good… b coz its gives uz the basic knowledge about how the bike should b?

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RAHUL April 11, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I want to modify ma RTR180 white.if u have idea tel me, u can mail me at rahulvk@hotmail.com

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NivaS April 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

i also own a honda cb unicorn ,.. i wish to mod it like the r15 if u have anytips tel me … i got some of my tips lets share oure tips …..
u can mail me at rockynivas.p@gmail.com

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benny May 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Can you give me some tips on modifying a pulsar150…….i have no idea how to modify it.plz help me………………………………..

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asutos May 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

i m from nepal & i leave near the indian border. recently i bought pulsar150.i wanna modify it with full fairing & some changes in graphics.i want it to look like a heavy sporty bike but i cant spend more than 15k.do i have to change the headlights & speedometer for this? can u suggest me proper place to get these mods done? it would be really good if u could mail some pics regarding it.

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M.Prabu May 26, 2011 at 8:32 am

alteration tips for cbz extream…..

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Abhijeet June 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I want modify my cb unicorn plz help me

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kumar June 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

hi
i have a problem with my height where as i cant reach my legs on the ground sitting on the bike so is there any possibility of making the bike short to reach my legs on the ground??

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bobby design July 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

hi my self bobby i am bike transformer i can modify any bike & can change its look as u wish
i have made 100s of sports & different types of choppers & cruiser bikes.

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karthikeayn May 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

Hi

i have dazzler black , i want alter my bike like CBR or Ninja.

is this possible ? how much will take for alteration ?

in which city u are in now?

thanks in advance

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tarun December 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

hi, pls me that how can be change my discover 125 st in sporty look. can u do this….
plz reply dear…

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N Rajesh August 3, 2011 at 5:57 pm

TVS starcity can i change headlight with TVS Apache.please give suggestion.

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Gunjan September 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Hey friend i want to buy second hand pelser 150 dijital.
my bujet is around 25000 to 35000

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cheenu October 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm

yes, you can rajesh its an simple modification even mechanics or vehicle electricians in the your street will do it

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Nufil November 23, 2011 at 3:04 am

i have one UNICORN DAZZLER RED i want to do some graphics work. . Can u suggest me a way
or send me some pictures.i don’t want to modify in full.I need simple work with good look please
help me my mail id :Mnufi31@gmail.com

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Pappu December 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I have made my bike so call me or sms me on my number 9975451439

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sanket December 26, 2011 at 10:51 pm

i want sound like hayabusa in my karizma zmr plz help me

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praneet December 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hey pls can u tel me that can a passion plu be modified to a ducati or huyabusa or r15 type bike in looks.
Pls reply me on my id
praneetwatare@gmail.com
or my no.8600831951

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muba February 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

hai naren I am muba and I wanna to buy a honda stunner so I need it’s engine guard were it available in chennai and how much? Please replay me immediatly my no is 9994609550

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derik xaviour johnson March 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

i would like to modify ma honda cb unicorn. can anyone give suggestions

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benson May 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

can i modify more like sporty my karizma zmr???????

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naveen May 23, 2012 at 12:48 am

i want to modify my apache 160 in r15..

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aniket May 29, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I want to modify my pulsar 220 in white color with full fairing.
Can u suggest me some more ideas or any other suggestion???

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anmol June 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

helloo..

i have cb unicorn..nd i want to modified it..is any buddy who can help me..i rlly need ur help..ppl snd pic at anmolmalviya@rocketmail.com..plz frnds

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Saddam July 1, 2012 at 11:49 am

the pulsar 220f modified look like..BMW bikes..so frind pls help me ….

my contact number is :- 8672925931

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Sharath July 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Hello guys,

Want to know if we can attach Fazer silencer cover to another side to make it look heavy from back too… :D

Just attaching cover not another silencer. I hope you got what I’m imagining.

Thanks in advance,

Please reply to me at sharathjk02@gmail.com or to this post….

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rajeev July 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

i want to modifie my honda cbz extrem to yamaha r15
same had light and same handle
after change my bike whoes is see pls send me picture and your contact no.
i want urgent modifie bike.

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nitheesh September 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm

i own a unicorn silver colour and i wish to modify it to look like r1 suggest me some ideas and say abt the approx amt that i have to keep aside for doing this job

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Nilesh October 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm

hi, I have Bajaj Discover DTSsi 100cc bike, I have already modified it by making change in handler bar, rear tyre, slide increase in rear suspension and chassi.
Any changes do you suggess me for sporty look.

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samu November 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm

i ve discover150, can i get its engine cover? N what kind of modification can do in my bike? Plzz suggest me….. Waiting for ur rply………..

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tarun December 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

hi,
i wanna modify my bajaj discover 125 st, it has mono shocks and good pick-up & speed-120 kmph. pls give some suggestions … how to modify that it would look like suprb…

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Rohit December 13, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Hey yo’all i got the new apache 160 rtr with led headlights . I want to modify it to something interesting like r15 . So plz help me with it. Plz mail me with your valuable advices . My id is kaygude_rohit@yahoo.com

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vinod December 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Hey buddy.. can u please let me know if you know any one who can get my bike re-register in Hyd? I am converting my bullet in to a chopper completely. Can u please help me in this regards.

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Thushad s Nath January 3, 2013 at 7:33 am

hai friend i have a yamaha libero. I want change itz seat to split seat. Can i do that in libero? How much rupees will be charge?

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Yash Robinson January 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Hi All, i have apache RTR 180, looking for some modification, it would be gr8 help of mine if any body can share some picks of modifief Apache, so that I can get some idea form the same.

thanks in advance

Yash Robinson

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Hassan January 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

You may visit http://350cc.com which has a number of articles on bike modifications l..especially on Royal Enfields ..converted bobber, chopper, cafe racers and many more….most of them are built in India..

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Suyash January 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

I want to modify my pulsar 200 ns
Wht modifications I should do n how mch will it cost ??

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Siva March 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

hi,
is there a way to alter pulsar 135?if so can you give me suggestions..

thanks
siva

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kiran June 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

hello guys this is kiran… i hve my 150 cc pulsar ,,, i wann mod my 150,,, so plz mail me gud mod dezins plz frnds.. mail me kiran7kulla@gmail.com ,,,

tnkx…..

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chandra prakash June 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

hii i have pulsar 200ns ,i dont like its sound pls suggest me to chang its sound likr a race bike .waiting for ur reply

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nidheesh June 19, 2013 at 10:27 am

hey friends i need a help. i want to modify my yamaha G5 libero bike pls send me some models…at; nidheeshe666@gmail.com
pls

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Rana August 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I want too modify my pulsar 180 in pulsar 220 plz gave me a suggestion…in lko who modify the bikes……plz plZ….

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nishadkoli August 23, 2013 at 12:31 am

hi, i want to attach r15 fairing to my cb unicorn red any modifiers in MUMBAI OR THANE. my no. is 9773328591

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siddharth bhanushali November 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I want to change my pulsar 220 split sit to r15 ver 2 split sit vd whole delta box.. nd number plate holder too.. is it possibl ? Without doin any changes to chassis..

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Roshan Dev December 17, 2013 at 12:31 am

hey there I am roshan,I owe a pulsar 200 ns and want to get modifications n it plz suggest….

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papu bordoloi April 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I want to modify my bujaj pulsor 200 so kindly hlp me out

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Nilavjyoti April 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

can i modify pulsar 200ns with r15 fairing??

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Saad April 22, 2014 at 12:45 am

Yes people have done it…!

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