50,000+ km – First Time RE Thunderbird 350 Handle Bar Right-Hand Switch Replacement

50,000+ km – First Time RE Thunderbird 350 Handle Bar Right-Hand Switch Replacement

50,000+ km – that’s what the speedometer was showing and as said before, I was at Ishna Wheels at Nehru Nagar, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai for Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark 350 servicing. I had already made an appointment.

Jesu, the service advisor was present at the counter. He came and thoroughly inspected the motorbike.. gave a rough estimate but more than that he showed Handle Bar Right-Hand Switch – which was loose. The lock (red circle in the above image) was broken and the switch was not available with them.

That means I have to purchase it from any other Royal Enfield authorized service center or from any other Royal Enfield spare parts shop.

I enquired with Sharda Motors and Sons (Goregaon, Mumbai). They do service only for Royal Enfield motorbikes and sell Royal Enfield spare parts too.

The switch was available with them for Rs. 280/- and it is original – The reception person said.

Before going to Sharda Motors and Sons I enquired with another Royal Enfield spare parts shop and the switch price was Rs. 300 and The make – Minda.

I dialed Sharda Motors again and a question – What’s the make of the switch?

The owner of the shop enhanced my knowledge by saying – Royal Enfield only makes Engines.

But if I remember correctly, Royal Enfield spare parts are neatly packed inside Royal Enfield marked packets/boxes.

Anyway, whatever… After servicing at Ishna Wheels, the next day I reached Sharda Motors and purchased the switch.

Fitting charges – Rs. 70 which I think is a little more. Rs. 50 is Ok.

Anyway, readers – you must be wondering what Handle Bar Right-Hand Switch looks like.

The above-shown switch is the original one that came with the brand new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 in the year 2010 and the make was – Minda.

Now the original one is fixed too and working fine. Thanks to Sharda Motors and Sons.

One request to Royal Enfield – please display Royal Enfield spare parts on your website with the price. Possible?

Note: Royal Enfield displays accessories with a price on their website but I wish them to display spare parts and their price also.

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