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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 400 Ownership Experience Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by zestbiker View Post
    Thank you @Ijs for the kind mention in the chain lube post.
    The EP in the gear oil stands for Extreme Pressure additive which have properties to withstand the grinding pressure between gear teeth and also impart the property of clinging to the teeth surface to the oil-just the attribute needed in a chain lubricant.
    Thanks Bade bhai i have lot to learn from you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BanditPanda View Post
    Hi. Congrats on the new bike!

    From my experience, a few pointers for long rides -
    1. For the wrist pain, that usually happens from having a tight grip on the bars. You should have a loose, light grip on the bars, keep your arms relaxed (tight muscles will lead to stiffness and soreness at the end of a long day). In city traffic or when braking, you'll need to grip the tank with your knees to keep the relaxed loose grip. The same when taking turns or riding twisties.

    2. For your legs, keep stretching your legs on long open straights. Shifting your position every now and then helps with the legs and the butt too. Your body will get used to these stresses gradually.

    3. Stray hydrated. I cannot stress this enough. You will often feel like you can go on for longer distances without water breaks, but you'll feel the aftereffects at the end of the day. Take regular water breaks, and use these to stretch your muscles too.
    I would highly recommend a hydration pack (decathlon has cheap ones) if you intend to tour regularly. The idea of sipping water while on the saddle might seem funny, but it's so incredibly helpful for a long day of riding, you'll have to experience it to see the benefits.

    4. Coming to stretching, I personally make it a point to stretch properly, from head to toe, before starting out on a long ride. Helps a lot

    5. Get a good night's sleep. Again, cannot stress this enough. Start late if you need to, but get those extra 2 hours of sleep if you need. Better reach late than never at all.

    6. For exercises, I am not sure. Strong leg, lower back and core muscles help in lifting a dropped bike, in my opinion - I hope you never need to do this!

    7. For long rides (even short ones for that matter), please gear up. Again, head to toe. The wallet will hurt, but not as much as road rash/scraped skin/broken bones.....you get the idea!!

    Above all else, remember to have fun!! Ride safe!
    Thank you so much for the specific pointers. I've been working out fairly regularly but it's good to know what my focus should be. I'll definitely follow all these. Regarding gear, I am currently looking to purchase new gear but I'm very lost. any recommendations? I can't purchase everything at once (for initial purchases I have 18K at the moment). So looking to purchase over a period of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepDmnr View Post
    I could recommend a few things. Watch some videos on how to grip the tank with good and knees while sitting so the weight is not on your wrists.
    Sitting with straight spine or arching out is not correct.
    No matter how much you practice sitting like Rossi, when the stop go traffic, your weight will shift forward on to wrists as you hit the front brakes. Try using both brakes with emphasis on front.
    You are 25, so you can also try push ups :-)
    Heheh, jokes apart, i put a 25 mm spacer to help with hurting wrists as i use my D as a daily commuter. I got mine from viaterra. I hate having the spacer on twisty roads but love it when in traffic.

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    Thanks for the tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post

    Surprisingly, the answer to your question is right in your query. The reason you are indeed having pain is the fact that you indeed haven't gotten accustomed to certain riding positions, all motorcycles do vary to an extent, be it their riding position or be it their handling characteristics. Getting used to a certain position and riding pattern, would sometimes require an ECU flash on the rider's skill side. Take it slow, take breaks when you feel your hamstring is beginning giving you a sprain. Take breaks, and you'll slowly adapt to a riding pattern. It's initially harder to get aligned to a new motorcycle; over time, give it some learning time, the motorcycle and yourself will grow unto each other. The key here is not to push oneself to the limits immediately, most riders face wrist pain issues and sprains even after riding the same motorcycle for years. Give it some time, and you should see yourself bettering at it.

    Cheers!
    VJ
    Thank you VJ! That was a very supportive and motivating answer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominar373 View Post
    Thank you so much for the specific pointers. I've been working out fairly regularly but it's good to know what my focus should be. I'll definitely follow all these. Regarding gear, I am currently looking to purchase new gear but I'm very lost. any recommendations? I can't purchase everything at once (for initial purchases I have 18K at the moment). So looking to purchase over a period of time.
    Glad to help. The discussion about the gear, let's take it offline. PMing you my number.

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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 400 Ownership Experience Thread

    Hi riders
    I am from Chennai
    Any idea of helmets around below 8k. I thought of buying MT revenge. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 400 Ownership Experience Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by krish_095 View Post
    Hi riders
    I am from Chennai
    Any idea of helmets around below 8k. I thought of buying MT revenge. Any suggestions?

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using xBhp.com mobile app
    I'm using a HJC CS-15 and its a pretty good helmet
    Bought it for 6.5k
    and if you want a helmet with a snell rating in HJC you can get HJC CL-17
    Its 1k more than your budget

    The only problem with HJC is unavailability of spares and if they're available, they are way too expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhishek Bhat View Post
    I'm using a HJC CS-15 and its a pretty good helmet
    Bought it for 6.5k
    and if you want a helmet with a snell rating in HJC you can get HJC CL-17
    Its 1k more than your budget

    The only problem with HJC is unavailability of spares and if they're available, they are way too expensive
    True 2700 for visor only.
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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 400 Ownership Experience Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by krish_095 View Post
    Hi riders
    I am from Chennai
    Any idea of helmets around below 8k. I thought of buying MT revenge. Any suggestions?

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A5000 using xBhp.com mobile app
    Mt is currently facing shell cracking issues so do consult with few owners . I am using Smk u can explore that range too and it comes fitted with pinlock 30 which alone cost 1.5k. But it gets noisy at certain speed.
    Explore HjC, sol, hro, shiro etc.
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    Default Re: Bajaj Dominar 400 Ownership Experience Thread

    My Second service done at 4900Kms, Total bill was around 1600

    1) Engine Oil & Filter Changed
    2) Rear Brake pads Changed
    3) ECU updated to 116

    The main highlight here is the ECU Update, Bike character is totally changed throttle response is more crispier.
    She is now more eager to push harder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vkclick View Post
    My Second service done at 4900Kms, Total bill was around 1600

    1) Engine Oil & Filter Changed
    2) Rear Brake pads Changed
    3) ECU updated to 116

    The main highlight here is the ECU Update, Bike character is totally changed throttle response is more crispier.
    She is now more eager to push harder.

    Yes new update is really good.
    But break pads so early.
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