In the previous report (you can read that HERE), we introduced you to the extremely well thought-out rally kit from Hero for the Xpulse 200. Designed, developed and – a loud applause where due – homologated for road use, the goal with the kit was to give off-roading enthusiasts an additional set of tools to make their stock rides more involving, more performance oriented, and more fun.
We also told you that we aren’t going the whole hog with the rally kit. But instead we intend adding bits to the Xpulse in stages. And as part of stage one, we have made the suspension upgrade.
It’s something one can do in their garage, of course, but it’s not a one-man job as I found out. Thankfully I don’t have a damaged crankcase or a bruised kid to show for it, which is exactly what the outcome looked like to me when things started to go south. I will spare you the details, but I will tell you this – a mechanically sound friend, a high stool, and some tools to go along, is a must if you choose to do it yourself.
Or better still; get it done at the Hero service centre.