New Upgraded Regulator/Rectifier. (U.S. demand for electric start and DC electricals was new to Bajaj).
2003 engines had their break-in mileage reduced to 500 miles due
to a new cylinder honing process Bajaj instituted.
Carburetors were set richer at the factory so we don't get the
complaints of hard starting and stalling.
All cables, except the throttle cable, were now stainless steel. Goodbye
Crash guard tubes were chromed and also shortened to make room for
Americans with big feet.
The rubber trim on the engine and battery cover cowls was glued on, not stuck on.
Mirrors were now better quality glass, larger diameter and further
apart so we could see behind us.
The glovebox locks made so that the key can be removed when
either locked or unlocked.
Those ugly dots of red paint on the Chetak shifter were replaced with
the gear numbers stamped into the casting
A rubber grommet was placed in the hole on the Chetak steering
Chetak was given side grip handles for passengers.
Better paint w/ clear coat
Longer threads on oil drain bolt
More tools in tool kit including a jack
Seat can be latched in open position
Improved carb float shut off
MOST IMPORTANT AND NOT UPGRADEABLE: 2mm larger driveshaft