The bike has now travelled just over 2,500km and the engine feels at peace and, with the tuning adjustments to date, much smoother and stronger than it did initially.
I have just completed an oil and filter change and a general service and all is going well, with the exception of the battery – which is not going at all.
Only a few mornings back as I prepared to unleash some 25-odd horse power of pure Indian ambition upon the road to work I was just thrilled to find an almost total lack of electricity.
Bugger - still not to be outdone, I rode a different bike as a form of protest whilst steeling myself for the evening of fault-finding to come. Fortunately, no real fault-finding was required as a load test on the battery showed that it had failed in all the ways a battery can.
A trip to my local battery supplier of choice and a more upmarket replacement was found. Unfortunately, as there is so little room in the battery compartment, finding a replacement with a slightly higher capacity in the same physical size case did require a firm(ish) application of cash, but I could see little point in another box of acidic Indian misery when Mk 1 lasted less than 12 months.
So, with a new ‘proper’ battery all is again as it should be.
The bike has now travelled just over 2,500km and I am still to consider some further tuning with the main jet, and perhaps a change in the gearing to facilitate some more open road time!