Since '02 xBhp is different things to different people. From a close knit national community of bikers to India's only motorcycling lifestyle magazine and a place to make like-minded biker friends. Join us

#xBhpAxorHelmet #2

Axor
Castrol Power 1

Regularly check tyre pressures.

Our Partners

User Tag List

Page 22 of 23 FirstFirst ... 12181920212223 LastLast
Results 211 to 220 of 227
Like Tree927Likes

Thread: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

  1. #211
    Rusted akshay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Pune, Maharashtra, India.
    Posts
    996
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Sorry to hear you crashed. Traffic sense in Pune is pathetic to say the least when compared to Mumbai. Thanks for sharing your experience as it serves a reminder to all those who love riding bikes. Your riding gear definitely saved you from serious injuries as you pointed out and which is why I am a firm advocate of ATGATT. One thing to be aware of especially on the highway is that other people, be it pedestrians or vehicles, when they see a bike in the distance bearing down on them, they rarely realise that powerful bikes can be on them in a second. They think and generalise that it must be a bike so will take time to get here, let me make my move, why wait? That's when the proverbial shit hits the fan moments arise. As far as the ABS issue goes, hard braking in a straight line good road condition, actually takes longer with ABS switched on. Using the rear brake in an emergency is a survival reaction and takes a lot of practice to overcome. Taking a mandatory 5 to 10 minute break to take your eyes off the road is something that I do on each long ride. Dehydration is the key element that lead to crashes as it did mine whilst on the way to IBW a couple of years ago which I escaped with just a broken arm, a large medical and bike bill. I wish you a speedy recovery and good health.

    https://youtu.be/KvCJcxkmol4
    abhimanyu31, leech and WindPacer like this.
    Ride To Live

  2. #212
    Moderator The Monk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Gurgaon/ Kanpur
    Posts
    9,989
    Mentioned
    435 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Quote Originally Posted by abhimanyu31 View Post

    Thanks. We have lot of goodies that are waiting for installation. Once we resurrect Ninja San it will be better than ever before. Incidentally we had some interesting results to share with the stage I cams. We will deal with that also in the write ups.

    On a lighter note; this is what is written on the box of one of the parts that will be installed on Ninja San:

    Happy to see that you are in good spirits And looking forward to seeing Ninja San get even lighter, faster and with ABS Safer.
    abhimanyu31 likes this.
    Biking is not about what you have between your legs, its all about how well you use it!!!!!!!

    Give your details here if you want to help your fellow xBhpian stranded in your city

    Touring Blog: Cycling in Mongolia!

  3. #213
    Rusted abhimanyu31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    1,454
    Mentioned
    90 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Review: EVS R4 Race Collar

    As requested, a review of the EVS R4 neck brace has been posted here https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcy...ml#post1302068
    WindPacer likes this.
    Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

    Multum in Parvo - Much in Little

    "Yes, it is FAST! No, you CAN'T ride it!" - http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/general-...a-300-san.html

  4. #214
    Addicted vivek.n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Get Well soon @abhimanyu31
    See you on the roads very Soon. Our Prayers are with you.

    Vivek.N

  5. #215
    Rusted leech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    1,750
    Mentioned
    94 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    @abhimanyu31 - I hope you have healed from the accident. Very few people have the humility and the knowledge to analyse the accident and take steps to prevent it.

    This incident happened to me too - a incoming bike crosses the median gap on the highway at high speed, unnoticed by me due to a truck on the right lane. The truck slams the brakes, just missing him by inches. I was on the left lane, and the squeal of the truck brakes made me shut off the throttle. That biker lived only because of an instinctual reaction on my part.
    Last edited by leech; 07-07-2017 at 04:57 PM.
    zestbiker likes this.

  6. #216
    Rusted zestbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Ludhiana-Punjab
    Posts
    357
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Full and Speedy recovery @abhimanyu31
    A really insightful analysis of your mishap-this is a really good article i wish that every responsible rider reads and imbibes the lesson in it.
    The neck brace is a really eye opening piece of safety equipment that i got to know from this thread and will definitely get one.
    More power to thoughtful riders like you,your foresight and hindsight.
    See you on the road someday.
    Full and speedy recovery once again.
    Rock on.
    Dad's Bajaj Super-1983-1989
    Hero Honda Sleek-1989-1992
    Rajdoot Yamaha RD350-1990-2017
    Royal Enfield Bullet Std 1970 model-1991-1997
    Bajaj Pulsar P220EFI-2008-2011
    Bajaj Avenger220-2011--------
    Harley Davidson XG750 Street ABS 2017---
    KTM Duke390 BS3 2016-2020
    RE Himalayan BS4 2020-

  7. #217
    Rookie
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Yamunanagar
    Posts
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    No updates?
    Did u not restore the bike?

  8. #218
    Rusted abhimanyu31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    1,454
    Mentioned
    90 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerjack View Post
    No updates?
    Did u not restore the bike?
    The bike has been completely dismantled. Upon taking the bike apart we found the damage was much more extensive than previously thought. The chassis is a complete write off. The impact was so great that the steering head was deformed and pushed the fork assembly into the radiator, which in turn smashed the radiator fan and duct, deforming them. The forks travelled further on to smash the headers and destroying the exhaust completely. The impact force then continued to deform the chassis with enough force to uproot the engine head from the collar it was fastened to. The force then continued to crack the engine head cover and carried on to the engine head where it created a crack and continued through the engine till it was absorbed completely.

    We have collected all the parts required to rebuild the bike. However, I was really busy with my son's Under graduate admission, that took precedence over everything else for the past 6 months. Now that part is over, we will start work on the bike post Diwali. However, my wife is not very keen of me keeping the bike. She has promised me a new bike but seems adamant that Ninja San will not remain a part of this family. So I will be handing the bike over to Vikram of Motozone for future use once the bike has been resurrected.

    In the meantime, here are a few pics to show the extent of damage.

    Name:  IMG_7221.jpg
Views: 399
Size:  100.0 KB

    Name:  IMG_7223.jpg
Views: 395
Size:  111.5 KB

    Name:  IMG_7224.jpg
Views: 390
Size:  96.5 KB

    Name:  IMG_7225.jpg
Views: 392
Size:  108.5 KB

    Name:  IMG_7230.jpg
Views: 426
Size:  95.8 KB

    Name:  IMG_7220.jpg
Views: 388
Size:  98.4 KB

    Name:  IMG_7227.jpg
Views: 407
Size:  105.6 KB

    Name:  IMG_7226.jpg
Views: 402
Size:  112.6 KB

    Name:  IMG_7228.jpg
Views: 398
Size:  98.5 KB

    Name:  IMG_7222.jpg
Views: 398
Size:  106.3 KB

    Name:  IMG_7232.jpg
Views: 384
Size:  97.2 KB

    Name:  IMG_7229.jpg
Views: 391
Size:  97.3 KB
    Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

    Multum in Parvo - Much in Little

    "Yes, it is FAST! No, you CAN'T ride it!" - http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/general-...a-300-san.html

  9. #219
    Addicted
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Hyderabad
    Posts
    52
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Quote Originally Posted by abhimanyu31 View Post
    The bike has been completely dismantled. Upon taking the bike apart we found the damage was much more extensive than previously thought. The chassis is a complete write off. The impact was so great that the steering head was deformed and pushed the fork assembly into the radiator, which in turn smashed the radiator fan and duct, deforming them. The forks travelled further on to smash the headers and destroying the exhaust completely. The impact force then continued to deform the chassis with enough force to uproot the engine head from the collar it was fastened to. The force then continued to crack the engine head cover and carried on to the engine head where it created a crack and continued through the engine till it was absorbed completely.

    We have collected all the parts required to rebuild the bike. However, I was really busy with my son's Under graduate admission, that took precedence over everything else for the past 6 months. Now that part is over, we will start work on the bike post Diwali. However, my wife is not very keen of me keeping the bike. She has promised me a new bike but seems adamant that Ninja San will not remain a part of this family. So I will be handing the bike over to Vikram of Motozone for future use once the bike has been resurrected.

    In the meantime, here are a few pics to show the extent of damage.
    Damn that's a lot of damage, don't you think it would be easier to write off the bike totally and claim insurance for a new bike?
    akshay likes this.

  10. #220
    Rusted rachitkdogra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    DLF Phase1, Gurgaon
    Posts
    873
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Making of Kawasaki Ninja 300 San

    Really good to hear from you. I was keeping a constant eye on both of your threads.

    I hope you have been able to recover fully. It really sad to see the Ninja San, but I am quite sure that whatever comes next will be a positive and forward direction from here.

    Best of Luck and good to have you back posting!!

    CHEERS!!


    Rachit
    Rachit K Dogra

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 98
    Last Post: 12-22-2017, 05:58 PM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 03-28-2014, 01:37 PM
  3. Kawasaki Ninja 250r
    By online8519 in forum Who Are You?
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-19-2011, 05:31 PM
  4. 2011 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
    By ch.madhur in forum News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-07-2011, 02:27 PM
  5. Replies: 69
    Last Post: 12-14-2010, 02:25 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •