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  • #61
    Originally posted by msb View Post
    @kwacker
    Congrats on your new bike,by the way what is your height???
    thanks a tonne man

    Originally posted by nagsgwda007 View Post
    @ kwacker - congrats on your new ride... waiting for detailed report once u done with run-in period..
    Ride Safe..
    can you give certain tips on the run-in period formalities. and thanks a lot for the wishes..it feels great to own a bike after 23 years of existence

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    • #62
      Originally posted by kwacker View Post
      thanks a tonne man



      can you give certain tips on the run-in period formalities. and thanks a lot for the wishes..it feels great to own a bike after 23 years of existence
      why don't you guys change the oil after completing 100kms (I know company doesn't insist). But anyway it wont do any harm to the engine. 100, 500, 2000 and every 2500-3000kms is what I followed in my Twister(just 110cc). Till 500 Under 40kmph and till 2000 under 60kmph. Never put any strain on engine in any gear till 2000. It works like gem (70+kmpl and 110 kmph top speed on speedo) even after 17000kms.
      Love the ride, not the destination

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      • #63
        Hey guys, I'm planning to change the engine oil once my bike does 250-300Kms.
        please let me know about the quantity of oil and its cost.
        Jimmy smokes crack and I do not care!

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        • #64
          Originally posted by abhijitkn View Post
          Hi Abhi,
          Congratulations. Ride safe. How is the riding posture? I found it little aggressive than the older version. Have you tried riding for longer duration like 1 hr or so? Any strain on shoulders or back?
          Originally posted by Abhichoco View Post
          Thank you.
          Well, the riding posture is certainly very aggressive, pretty similar to the v1 I would say. But the thing is the seat is now much wider and longer(?). It provides very good under thigh support.
          I haven't sat on the bike for longer than 30mins at a stretch and I didn't feel any pain in shoulders. Certainly no back pain. There was some pain in the wrists though.
          And, My R15 is Black. Its magnificent.
          Originally posted by shreyassave View Post
          ^^ I second your question!
          Need to know this urgently!
          The comfort for long rides is a question?
          Originally posted by kwacker View Post
          Well as wierd as it may sound, but yes my bike has a name, on the lines of Casey Stoners Ducati. I got the black "smokin hot" beauty today at 10 am.
          90 kms in a single day and well all the apprehensions about back pain and shoulder pain were thrown out the window. yes wrist pain is persistent. may be it will take some time getting used to it.
          I'll wait for more reviews & take couple of test rides more...since I'm thinking of 300kms+ tours. The reviews says,
          1. Tourers will benefit from enhanced braking and high speed stability because of the bigger rear disk and wider rear tyre on the new version. However, we feel the more aggressive design and with more weight on the front, touring on this bike will be little more tiring as compared to the old model. Source
          2. The saddle is in line with international super-sports machines with its design as well as its feel and its posture aiding track riding, while rider comfort takes a backseat. Bad news for tourers then. Source

          May be it is not fit for touring...
          Last edited by abhijitkn; 10-02-2011, 08:45 PM.
          Regards,
          Abhijit

          2018 Suzuki VStrom 650 Review | Champion of Middleweight Adventure Touring!
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          • #65
            Originally posted by sunny_ View Post
            The older one, v1.0 used to do 80kph at 5.5k rpm, and the new one as Abhichoco stated, does 82kph at 5k rpm...so can we conclude from these results that a better top end can be expected from this machine, the latter one...?
            V1 does 71-73 in 6th @ 5000rpm. Still I feel the top end would be the same.
            My Stable.....
            Yamaha Libero G5 (2008-present)
            Yamaha YZF-R15 (2009-Present)
            Kawasaki Ninja 250R (2011-Present)

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            • #66
              Originally posted by kwacker View Post
              Man pointed out the the problem to the tee. the gear shifting in the first 3 gears is a hastle and downshifting from 6th to 3rd goes like "clink-clink-clink". and the radiator fan switches on...the handle bar settles into a hum..but it feels sci-fi. theres a lil humming sound that comes asa the bike starts, i dont know if its only limited to my bike but yes..it does.

              i have completed around 240kms in 2 days and boy do my shoulders and wrist cry out for mercy.. i dont know if its just me getting used to the riding position or is what a racing bike offers???

              experienced guys out there please let us "the newbies" know the perfect sitting position, the exercise to strech out, the run-in period tips
              Yes, the humming sound as soon as the bike starts is there for me too.
              And the radiator fan switches on when the bike is ON but it stops as soon as I turn the engine OFF. Is this normal?

              And 240kms in 2 days is wicked!
              Jimmy smokes crack and I do not care!

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              • #67
                Without tyre hugger









                Source: Power to the Rider
                Ride Like A Devil
                Feel Like An Angel


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                • #68
                  Originally posted by sunny_ View Post
                  The older one, v1.0 used to do 80kph at 5.5k rpm, and the new one as Abhichoco stated, does 82kph at 5k rpm...so can we conclude from these results that a better top end can be expected from this machine, the latter one...?
                  Pls wait and see what happens at 10.5k rpm. Same bhp but different ecu mapping means definitely there is difference in speeds for same rpm. But that does't mean it would give better top end.

                  We have to wait
                  R15 - V1 - Red

                  Arrive. Alone.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Abhichoco View Post
                    Yes, the humming sound as soon as the bike starts is there for me too.
                    And the radiator fan switches on when the bike is ON but it stops as soon as I turn the engine OFF. Is this normal?

                    And 240kms in 2 days is wicked!
                    Till now i have completed 300 kms please do let me know if u r going for the engine oil change before 1000kms mark. and btw same here "the humming noise".
                    ARRIVE ALONE

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Abhichoco View Post
                      Hey guys, I'm planning to change the engine oil once my bike does 250-300Kms.
                      please let me know about the quantity of oil and its cost.
                      Congrats on your new V2!!

                      I would suggest you change it asap.!!

                      Changing the oil is the best thing you could do to a brand new engine which is in its brake-in period.

                      The first 50kms would do most of the wearing process of a new engine. So you can go ahead and change the oil asap.

                      Single can of Yamalube (that is mentioned in the user manual) should do. It should cost Rs.270/- (price in chennai).
                      Last edited by d4smart; 10-02-2011, 11:19 PM. Reason: typo error
                      R15 - V1 - Red

                      Arrive. Alone.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Abhichoco View Post
                        Yes, the humming sound as soon as the bike starts is there for me too.
                        And the radiator fan switches on when the bike is ON but it stops as soon as I turn the engine OFF. Is this normal?

                        And 240kms in 2 days is wicked!
                        yes abhi...i have observed the same thing. if its der on your bike too then i guess its normal...may be more ppl owners ought to put in der experience.

                        i was findin ways and means to go for longer distances and man it does take a lot of patience to be sub 60kmph.

                        i am goin to the yamaha dealer to get the documents, will ask him if its appropriate to change the oil.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by kwacker View Post

                          can you give certain tips on the run-in period formalities. and thanks a lot for the wishes..it feels great to own a bike after 23 years of existence
                          well bro, if you haven't read the owner's manual, please go through it ASAP. its the best thing and educates us about most of the important things about the bike... but since you asked, just make sure that you dont revv the engine above 5k rpm for prolonged period.. but dont keep riding in the same gear and the same speed for longer time as well... keep varying the gears and rpm. you can rev it to 6k rpm or 7k rpm once or twice for a very short time with no issues... but dont prolong it.. thats it...

                          Originally posted by kwacker View Post

                          experienced guys out there please let us "the newbies" know the perfect sitting position, the exercise to strech out, the run-in period tips
                          it will take some time getting used to the riding posture and finding the right posture. you will experience wrist pain, back pain and neck pain to certain extent for may be two weeks... but dont worry, once you get used to it, you will never complain about it again.. try to exert more pressure on your feet and the thighs grabbing the tank... it'll reduce certain amount of weight on your wrist and hence less wrist pain..

                          and guys, dont worry about the humming sound.. its common in all d r15's including v1.. peace..
                          A crash on d road may kill d biker n d bike, but d relationship btwn d bike n d biker never dies.

                          Its only next to d relationship btwn d mother n her baby.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by M.vinay View Post
                            Without tyre hugger
                            Oh I thought it is not possible to remove it since it was complete assembly. Looks ok...
                            But watch out for any damage to the LED tail lamp.
                            Regards,
                            Abhijit

                            2018 Suzuki VStrom 650 Review | Champion of Middleweight Adventure Touring!
                            2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe | Classy, Chrome Laden Ride!
                            2018 Harley Davidson Fatbob Review: Deimos is back!
                            Benelli TNT300 Ownership Review

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                            • #74
                              why is the number plate and signal lights also removed? IMO, it looks ok ok without the hugger

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by akmaintu View Post
                                Till now i have completed 300 kms please do let me know if u r going for the engine oil change before 1000kms mark. and btw same here "the humming noise".
                                what is the mileage of your bike during run-in period??
                                jude was here

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