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  • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

    Thanks. I will post some pics.

    Reading the posts I feel that getting good gear would be a must. Can you suggest me what are the most desirable gears and what is good to have. As of now I don't intend to do long trips - just casual ride in and around Ahmedabad, atleast till summers and springs are over.

    Being new to the biking world - quiet a few questions come to my mind:
    - Go for best in class halmet (with bluetooth, camera etc.) or a descent built?
    - Single piece or seprate jacket + pants
    - Leather or otherwise
    - Normal high heal shoes or riding shoes
    - Side bags - hard or soft
    - Can hard saddle case be permanently fixed or should be fixed only on tour
    - Gloves - ofcoarse a good one
    - If I don't intend to achive high speeds - should i buy wind shield
    - Crash guards - do they really protect are are value for money (say $100)
    - Gear indicator - is it really needed once you are use to the bike

    If anyone has spare gears/accesories I would be keen to know.

    Next month I would be visiting Dubai and would have time to purchase. Would Dubai be a good option?

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    • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

      Originally posted by DSS View Post
      Thanks. I will post some pics.

      Reading the posts I feel that getting good gear would be a must. Can you suggest me what are the most desirable gears and what is good to have. As of now I don't intend to do long trips - just casual ride in and around Ahmedabad, atleast till summers and springs are over.


      If anyone has spare gears/accesories I would be keen to know.

      Next month I would be visiting Dubai and would have time to purchase. Would Dubai be a good option?

      - Go for best in class halmet (with bluetooth, camera etc.) or a descent built? - I would recommend HJC or better helmet (Check PRS website).
      - Single piece or seprate jacket + pants - For general usage Separate Jacket + Pant is good (leather is always good)
      - Leather or otherwise
      - Normal high heal shoes or riding shoes - High ankleShoes
      - Side bags - hard or soft - As per your comfort
      - Can hard saddle case be permanently fixed or should be fixed only on tour -
      - Gloves - ofcoarse a good one - "alpinestars" (Can visit PlanetDSG website).
      - If I don't intend to achive high speeds - should i buy wind shield - Wind Shield is personal choice. Ride for some time & decide if you need it?
      - Crash guards - do they really protect are are value for money (say $100) - You should install good quality crash guard.
      - Gear indicator - is it really needed once you are use to the bike - Not needed (IMO).
      Last edited by shahbaz63; 04-20-2017, 05:24 PM.
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      • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

        Originally posted by shahbaz63 View Post
        - Go for best in class halmet (with bluetooth, camera etc.) or a descent built? - I would recommend HJC or better helmet (Check PRS website).
        - Single piece or seprate jacket + pants - For general usage Separate Jacket + Pant is good (leather is always good)
        - Leather or otherwise
        - Normal high heal shoes or riding shoes - High Heel Shoes
        - Side bags - hard or soft - As per your comfort
        - Can hard saddle case be permanently fixed or should be fixed only on tour -
        - Gloves - ofcoarse a good one - "alpinestars" (Can visit PlanetDSG website).
        - If I don't intend to achive high speeds - should i buy wind shield - Wind Shield is personal choice. Ride for some time & decide if you need it?
        - Crash guards - do they really protect are are value for money (say $100) - You should install good quality crash guard.
        - Gear indicator - is it really needed once you are use to the bike - Not needed (IMO).
        Riding gear should be the best available in the market but then it depends on your budget. I will just suggest according to me but then this is minimum.

        Helmet - hjc, agv. MT Has helmets which are very good on paper like the costliest on in their range costs 12.5k and they claim 5 sharp rating.

        Jacket/suit - if you plan on going to track then a full leather suit with ventilation is advisable as they don't allow anything else. You can check tbg for suits and if you can get two piece suit though they are costlier than one piece.
        If you are not going to go to track then pick up cordura or mesh jacket. There are many like Spartan, cramster etc

        Gloves - pick up full gauntlet though don't get leather if you not planning track and for heat.

        Boots - for daily riding any boots will do else you can go for riding boots like speed from Spartan. They start from 8k.

        Windshield - doesn't help as far as I know.

        Crash guards - you can check moto adda if on budget or can get puig, swmototech etc

        Saddle bags - if you don't have a pillion check dirtsack or viaterra. Viaterra has many options though I personally use a claw 2 tailbag as I go solo.

        Gear indicators are not required as per me.

        Hope this helps.
        Ride hard...Ride safe!!!

        The Beast aka Kawasaki ER6N ownership

        two cousins two riders 2500kms south india trip great coming age

        The ride after the return

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          Thanks Cheran and Shahbaz. I will definately go by your advice. You experience will help me a lot..

          One question still remains that should I buy it from India (if warranty is important) or from Dubai (which I am visiting next month.

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          • Re: Kawasaki ER6N First Service

            Seems like Kawasaki has increased the charges for servicing.
            My first service of er6n costed Rs. 6447 as under:
            Oil 2.2 lts @ 837 = 1841
            Filter Rs. 634
            Labour Charges Rs. 4002

            Manual says that oil change would be 1.8 lts
            Labour charges seems to be doubled form 2k to 4k

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            • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

              going the benelli way i guess. dunno why they are shooting themselves in the foot. they hardly have any service centres anymore and niw they wanna fleece customers by doubling service costs..

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              • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                Originally posted by cheran4200 View Post
                It has been categorized under z series. so totally confused.
                Friend , go to IDBI ,their rate of interest is the lowest ( I'm for z800 using the same bank). We did the homework and zeroed in IDBI - it's the lowest ever rate of interest ( diminishing balance) the only issue would be some of the staff may not know their bank does financing for two wheelers . To qualify the amount has to be above 5 lac that's all . Check it out . http://www.trackmystatus.in/idbi-ban...nterest-rates/

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                • Fixed aux lights on my bike myself. Came out very aggressive looking



                  All of the accessories purchased on amazon.in
                  Last edited by The Monk; 05-16-2017, 12:24 PM. Reason: Consecutive posts
                  #Vishal Samuel








                  Hero Honda CBZ(Disc) Nov1999 - Oct2007
                  Hero Honda Pleasure - May2012 - Aug2014
                  Honda Aviator (Disc) - Aug2014-Till date
                  Kawasaki ER 6n - Oct2016-Till date

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                  • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                    Originally posted by vishalsamuel View Post


                    Fixed aux lights on my bike myself. Came out very aggressive looking



                    All of the accessories purchased on amazon.in

                    Not interested in fitting an aftermarket windscreen? I went for one, and there is a drastic reduction in windblast afterwards....

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                    • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                      Originally posted by kanth View Post
                      Not interested in fitting an aftermarket windscreen? I went for one, and there is a drastic reduction in windblast afterwards....

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                      That looks cool as well. But I guess we need to remove the front number plate ??
                      #Vishal Samuel








                      Hero Honda CBZ(Disc) Nov1999 - Oct2007
                      Hero Honda Pleasure - May2012 - Aug2014
                      Honda Aviator (Disc) - Aug2014-Till date
                      Kawasaki ER 6n - Oct2016-Till date

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                      • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                        Originally posted by vishalsamuel View Post
                        That looks cool as well. But I guess we need to remove the front number plate ??
                        Yes and also in your bike's case, I am not sure whether it can be fitted with all those auxillary lights..

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                        • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                          Originally posted by vishalsamuel View Post
                          That looks cool as well. But I guess we need to remove the front number plate ??
                          Thats sad ... Yes i can see ... It was already a close fit. I might have to skip on the windshield. ....Coz I just came back from a bike ride to HORSLEY hills and back (total 300kms) from Whitefield. Started @10pm and reached home @3am. Was a real pleasure to ride at night with these lights. No dark spots.
                          #Vishal Samuel








                          Hero Honda CBZ(Disc) Nov1999 - Oct2007
                          Hero Honda Pleasure - May2012 - Aug2014
                          Honda Aviator (Disc) - Aug2014-Till date
                          Kawasaki ER 6n - Oct2016-Till date

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                          • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                            Originally posted by vishalsamuel View Post







                            Fixed aux lights on my bike myself. Came out very aggressive looking



                            All of the accessories purchased on amazon.in
                            Could you post the link to the actual products in Amazon. And couple of pictures in the night with the light spread will be amazing. Thanks

                            P.S. DO not quote the entire picture set. Remove all pics before quoting.
                            Last edited by B7ACKTHORN; 06-24-2018, 11:26 PM.
                            Cheerio!
                            Ride safe \m/

                            Bajrapanchi Dui-Chingari 350 (2009)

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                            • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                              Originally posted by somenath1061 View Post
                              Could you post the link to the actual products in Amazon. And couple of pictures in the night with the light spread will be amazing. Thanks
                              Bellow are the amazon products.

                              I ll update with a picture of light spread at night soon.




                              AutoSun Pro Rider USB Charger Fog Light with Universal Fitting for All Bikes (Set of 2) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XQY5SCJ/..._mo2DfdGBnBc1Q


                              Hella Premium Micro DE Light Set https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0068M0G5I/..._CzjvXBBz8fx4M


                              AllExtreme Universal Handlebar Mounting Switch DC 12V for Motorbike Fog Lamp Headlight Electrical System https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01M4NKMNC/..._RbXYrOdMs4SXt
                              #Vishal Samuel








                              Hero Honda CBZ(Disc) Nov1999 - Oct2007
                              Hero Honda Pleasure - May2012 - Aug2014
                              Honda Aviator (Disc) - Aug2014-Till date
                              Kawasaki ER 6n - Oct2016-Till date

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                              • Re: Kawasaki ER6N

                                Originally posted by vishalsamuel View Post
                                Bellow are the amazon products.

                                I ll update with a picture of light spread at night soon.




                                AutoSun Pro Rider USB Charger Fog Light with Universal Fitting for All Bikes (Set of 2) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XQY5SCJ/..._mo2DfdGBnBc1Q


                                Hella Premium Micro DE Light Set https://www.amazon.in/dp/B0068M0G5I/..._CzjvXBBz8fx4M


                                AllExtreme Universal Handlebar Mounting Switch DC 12V for Motorbike Fog Lamp Headlight Electrical System https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01M4NKMNC/..._RbXYrOdMs4SXt
                                The two Hella De unit consumes 55w each? That's a lot of power requirement..

                                Thanks for the links
                                Cheerio!
                                Ride safe \m/

                                Bajrapanchi Dui-Chingari 350 (2009)

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