10 Things I learnt about my Pulsar 200NS from the Singapore-KL-Singapore trip

SG-KL-SG. Yes. It was a touch-and-go trip. I had some business to settle there and therefore the last minute trip. Left SG around 13:30 yesterday afternoon, and reached back SG around 01:30 in the night. Total distance – 760km. Couple of things I learnt about my 200NS from this trip:

1) The 48L Shad topcase was just barely enough to hold my stuff. I need to rethink about storage solutions if I were to make a similar trip again. Yes, it did hold my hand carry luggage (was initially planning to stay over for a night), rain coat, bike cover and some other small stuff. But I had to force the lid to close. Not good. Almost couldn’t squeeze in my bottle of chain lube – speaking of which…

2) I need a smaller can of Continue reading “10 Things I learnt about my Pulsar 200NS from the Singapore-KL-Singapore trip”

High Temp Paint on Exhaust

For those who are thinking of painting your exhaust with high temp paint, you might want to NOT consider this…. Bought a cheap can of high temp paint. Looked good for awhile, then started turning WHITE??!?

Maybe because this was rated 1200F. I think Rustoleum has one that’s rated 2000F. Might try that sometime.

Was wondering how Rustoleum’s VHT paint on the exhaust will work out?

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NanoProtech Super Insulation?

NanoProtech super insulation?? Bought this insulation spray today for my hazard light and fog light switches amongst other projects. Supposedly, it will seal the electrical / electronic components against moisture damage. Not sure if it works as advertised or how long it can last. But the video seem very impressive, and the bottle says it should last for AT LEAST one year. So maybe have to respray every year to re-treat.

Tried spraying on the electrical switches. Liquid is slightly yellow and doesn’t stain at all. Sprays on like WD-40 and wiped off excess. Hopefully it’ll keep my cheap switches from wet weather damage! Continue reading “NanoProtech Super Insulation?”

Weekend 200NS hazard light project

Had some time today and so I decided to go for the hazard light switch mod. Found a nice place on the left mirror stem to mount the switch. Wiring was pretty straightforward.

Opened up the head unit by removing 4 large bolts on the side of the head unit – 2 on the left and 2 on the right.

Then locate the signal lights connectors – the grey and green 2-pin connectors (see pictures). All you need to do it to tap any 2 of the switch wires into the GREEN and GREY wires. Note – Do NOT tap into the black/yellow wire – that’s GROUND and you’ll end up with a short circuit.  Continue reading “Weekend 200NS hazard light project”

Lupromax Razer 4T on my Pulsar 200NS

Oil change today. Decided to try Lupromax after the reviews I’ve read. Anyway, 200NS manual says bike requires 1200ml of oil. I poured in 1300+ml – which should be enough. But when I check the oil window, shows oil at MIN level. ☹️ Hmmm…. I wonder how much oil should I really use?

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Windshield on my Pulsar 200NS

Got a windshield for my 200NS. It goes over the existing (puny) windshield. Tried to install it using the existing 2 bolts on the side of the headlamp unit, but the entire setup felt very flimsy. Was thinking how to secure it and thought that maybe I should secure it to the existing windshield.

So I drilled 3 holes through the plastic and secured the new windshield to the existing one, secured it with some m5 bolts and locknuts (to prevent vibrations from loosening it). The whole new setup just goes onto the bike almost like an OEM setup…. 

Pretty pleased with my DIY handiwork….

Tested it riding at higher speeds. Definitely helped in reducing wind blast to the chest area.

Now, this definitely compliments my Shad SH48 topbox. Makes the bike look more front-back “balanced”…

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LED Fog lights install on my Pulsar 200NS

Long weekend project…. Got a pair of these LED fog lights for my bike and a handlebar on-off light switch. Was figuring out where to put the light switch as my handlebar has no more space… So ended up installing the switch on the engine crash bar instead – just beside the LED fog light.

For those who may be technically interested, the LED fog has 3 modes – high, low, and flashing. Draws 850mA on high, about 250mA on low, and approximately 480mA on flashing mode. So my 5A fuse provision for this is definitely way more than enough.

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Remote Controlled Alarm install on Pulsar 200NS

Since I head in to our friendly northern neighbour’s occasionally, I thought it’ll be good to install a bike alarm. While it won’t defend against a truly determined thief, it helps repel the lesser skilled ones. Being the cheapo that I am, got the most basic system for about the cost of 2 Big Mac meals. No immobilizer, no blinking lights, no two-way system, no GPS tracking, no frills, no nothing. Merely screams at 110dB when the bike is moved, or is turned on when the alarm is armed. Super easy to install too – just 3 wires. 12v, ground, and a wire to detect if the bike is turned on (optional – can cut away if not used). Comes with a remote controller too.

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Wiring up for power on the Pulsar 200NS

Had previously installed my bikecam and USB power port at a bike shop. What the mechanic did was to hard wire the bikecam and USB outlet to a “Ignition ON” wire on the bike. No fuse. When I asked him what if one of these cheapo made-in-China stuff short circuits? He told me that the main fuse will blow lor.

I never liked the idea of blowing the vehicle’s fuse with these “add-on” stuff. Because, the quality of these stuff are sometimes questionable, and blowing the fuse will leave you stranded.

I’d much rather have a separate circuit with its own fuse to support these aftermarket electronic add ons. So, I headed to the drawing board and came up with this…

200NS 12V Wiring Plan

Edit: Subsequently repalced the 30A fuse with a 10A, and the 20A fuse with a 5A one instead.