Royal Enfield Thunderbird Seat Cover Replacement for the First Time

Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike is just few months far to be 4 years old and I have driven solo more than 29,000 km.

Since purchase seat cover was fine. Only since this rainy season despite using rainy seat cover cracks developed over seat cover.

I inquire for the complete seat and was told approximately Rs. 1800 by a friend having Royal Enfield service center. I gave up the idea because of the price. Usually, we change seat cover only and if only seat plate is cracked then we think of changing the complete seat.

How much Royal Enfield Thunderbird Motorcycle Seat Cover cost?

Rs. 300/- only for rexine cover and was made within one hour copying exactly the original seat cover design.

Thanks to Amit Kashyap – maker of seat cover since 1994 and owner of Rishu Car Decorator situated near by Purani Chungi, Rishikesh.

Note: The seat foam, seat plate was in good condition when Amit opened the old seat cover. Thanks to Royal Enfield.

Vegetarian Thali at Ashutosh (MTV Roadies Winner) ka Dhaba

During my earlier visit to Saharanpur I had less time, but this time I was having time, and I wanted to visit Ashutosh ka dhaba as he is a well-known person from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh who won two major reality shows – MTV Roadies 5 and Bigg Boss 2.

I was very much interested to have lunch at his dhaba. Beside lunch, what I like the most about the dhaba is the simplicity maintained.

Ashutosh was not present, but yes, I requested to one of dhaba employees to serve whatever he can serve the best as lunch.

Urad Chane ki Dal, Besan ke Pakode, Salad and Roti prepared on wooden chulha was served. The taste of Urad Chane ki Dal was excellent excellent excellent reminding homemade food prepared by mother, and another best was Puff Roti. While writing, I remember the delicious taste of Urad Chane ki Dal. Fantastic.

I have to say that if you are visiting Saharanpur you should visit Ashutosh ka Dhaba, near by Khumran Pul, Chetna Market, Saharanpur.

And how much thali cost?

Rs. 40/- only.

Shop Timings:

11 am – 11 pm, 7 days a week said by Pramod busy making Puff Rotis.

Kadhi Chawal in Saharanpur

This photo was taken at Kakkar Ganj (near by Chowk Fawara), Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

‘Kadhi Chawal wale ki Dukaan’ is a 20 plus years old shop run by Chandra Mohan.

I during visit had one plate of ‘Kadhi Chawal’ and a plate of ‘Kadhi’. ‘Kadhi’ was delicious.

Rs. 20/- per plate is the cost and only Kadhi – Rs. 10/- per plate.

If you love to add more spice, then ask for ‘Teja Mirch’.

Shop Timings: 10 am – 6 pm, 7 days a week.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark Clutch Switch Replacement

Recently, strange thing happened with my Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike. Self-Start button was not starting motorbike in neutral gear no matter how many times I press but the moment I apply Clutch Lever motorbike was starting well.

(Note: Self-Start button was starting the motorbike in Gear while applying Clutch Lever)

The question: Why the motorbike is not starting in Neutral Gear when Self-Start button is pressed without applying Clutch Lever?

Many mechanics, many questions and many answers in the air. Finally, the actual reason was found by a dear friend having his own Royal Enfield service center. The problem was with Clutch Switch as it is worn/malfunction now and why not motorbike is now more than 3 years 6 months old. This is the first time Clutch Switch issue occurred. I have no complain.

Upon the query knowledge was enhanced by dear friend by showing how Clutch Switch function and what went wrong?

Clutch Switch works well with the help of a bar (shown in the picture within red circle). The bar helps to make motorcycle start in neutral gear as well as in gear when Self-Start button is pressed. If the bar is fully inside the Clutch Switch, it helps to start the motorcycle in Neutral Gear. And when the bar is fully out due to pressing of Clutch lever it helps motorcycle to start in Neutral as well as in Gear.

Now in my motorbike case Clutch Switch bar was neither fully inside the Clutch Switch nor it was fully out and was in the middle but when Clutch lever was pressed it helps bar to come out fully and start the motorcycle in Neutral or in Gear.

The bar due to in and out many times for 3 years 6 months is worn/malfunction now.

The solution?

A brand-new Clutch Switch because one cannot replace the bar only. One has to replace Clutch Switch.

Replacement was done. Rs. 90/- Clutch Switch cost and Rs. 30 labor charges. Total Rs. 120/- paid.

I am happy now. Knowledge was enhanced by dear friend. Motorcycle is now starting well when self start button is pressed in neutral gear without applying Clutch Lever. Thank you friend – said I. And I hope I am able to make Royal Enfield motorbike riders explain, in general words about Clutch Switch malfunction and replacement.

Chamrara Devi Temple – Goddess Sati Right Foot fell at this Location

Surindar – a friend and I started the journey by Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike from Rishikesh at 10:10 morning hours. After covering 47.5 km we stop to take the left turn.

The time is 11:50 am and we are approx. 20 km before Devprayag.

A left turn towards link road is the way towards Chamrara Devi temple situated at Chamrara Village. We left the National Highway 58 and driving on single road having almost nil traffic. Road condition good.

7.5 km more driving and I have to stop the motorbike. Further road condition is not good. Repair work is going on. We decided to walk on foot. One km approx. walking, we reached Chamrara Devi temple. Time was 12:45 noon.

Swami Keshav Uttarakhandi – The temple priest was present. Upon the query about The History of Chamrara Devi Temple, he narrated via chalk and slate because last 11 years he is in Maun Vrat.

Chamrara Devi temple is situated at Chamrara Village, Devprayag tehsil in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand at a height of 1567 meters above sea level.

As per Shiv Puran, Devi Bhagwat, Kedarkhand Goddess Sati right foot fell at this location thus it is known as Chamrara Devi – apbhransh (distorted in pronunciation having the same meaning) of Charan Devi.

(He explains further – for example Lakshamanpur with the passage of time becomes Lucknow)

There are no statues or मूर्ति पूजा (worship of idols) done here. Devotees worship holy Pindi.

Asus (September-October) and Chaitra (March-April) – Navratri is the time for Mela (festival).

Baisakh (April) 10 gate is the month for the festival organized by near by villagers. Mostly 22 or 23 April each year is the festival date.

View of holy Ganga and National Highway 58 are visible far far down below.

Near by the temple is Pundori Village.

I question – How to reach Chamrara Devi temple via public transport?

Once you reach an intersection of link road connecting National Highway 58 you have to walk a little further at National Highway 58 to hire a jeep from Saudpani Village. Jeep hiring charges approx. Rs. 300 for one way i.e., 8 km road route.

Another way to reach temple is trekking route which is of 3 km and mostly used by local villagers. For devotees who are not having trekking experience or not from mountains maybe find trekking route difficult. Best is road route.

Landmark: Rajkiya Intermediate College, Munna Khal near by the temple.

Fantastic. Thank you said I.

It was time for prayers, and we walk towards the temple to offer prayers.