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  • Congrats!!

    Congrats!! Welcome to the club!

    600 + Kms in few days .. wow .. Hope you had spicy misal pav @Kolhapur and a great ride back home.

    The # Pune-FX 545 ... goes well with the green kwacker. Enjoy the ride
    Speed is nothing without CONTROL

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    • @Hyperion:

      Congratulations.

      Originally posted by TenHut View Post
      Dont use the kill switch to turn the bike off ! EVER ! Not in when you are parking it in your garage.

      Turn the ignition off...then operate the kill switch to its off position.
      Any specific reasons for that?
      The Magician"

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      • Any plans of a Ninja [email protected] in bangalore this weekend?
        For mental health..

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        • Originally posted by rennycornelius View Post
          Any specific reasons for that?
          I don't wanna start a debate, but the kill switch is given for quick operation at signals etc.The purpose is not to run the self diagnosis check for Fi, radiator fan, etc.everytime, just the ignition on&off.
          We had a long discussion on this in the R15 thread as well.
          If anyone is thinking about the parking lamp, well, it hardly consumes power being DC electricals type.
          The kill switch is given to be used, period.
          Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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          • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
            I don't wanna start a debate, but the kill switch is given for quick operation at signals etc.The purpose is not to run the self diagnosis check for Fi, radiator fan, etc.everytime, just the ignition on&off.
            We had a long discussion on this in the R15 thread as well.
            If anyone is thinking about the parking lamp, well, it hardly consumes power being DC electricals type.
            The kill switch is given to be used, period.
            Like in my RTR FI, the pump activates everytime the bike is switched on, but in case of both, ignition and engine kill switch both.

            Rightly said in bolds.
            The Magician"

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            • Originally posted by rennycornelius View Post
              Like in my RTR FI, the pump activates everytime the bike is switched on, but in case of both, ignition and engine kill switch both.

              Rightly said in bolds.
              What's the purpose of the engine kill switch if it is not to be used?
              It's there to avoid re-initialization and self test of all the electricals at every time when the bike is started. With the key the same would happen everytime.

              Bike manufacturers would not be fools to give that switch and they know way more than we do coz they specialize in what they do and we specialize in what we do!
              My thoughts...
              http://hdhawan.blogspot.com

              'Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.'

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              • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                I don't wanna start a debate, but the kill switch is given for quick operation at signals etc.The purpose is not to run the self diagnosis check for Fi, radiator fan, etc.everytime, just the ignition on&off.
                We had a long discussion on this in the R15 thread as well.
                If anyone is thinking about the parking lamp, well, it hardly consumes power being DC electricals type.
                The kill switch is given to be used, period.
                +1, The name itself says Engine Kill switch then why expend more energy going till the console to switch off the bike.
                It is a option given to immediately switch off the engine on red lights and help GOVERNMENT SAVE MONEY.(Atleast if we dont care for ours)

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                • the kill switch helps reduce the wear and tear of the main ignition switch also.


                  My offerings to the gods of speed -

                  - KTM Duke 200
                  - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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                  • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                    After a "short" waiting period of 150+ days, I finally got my Ninja 250R on Thursday March 25.

                    I had booked bike on October 23rd 2009. Promised delivery in 135 days, however, it took a bit longer than that. It all seems so long ago now, after just one ride on the bike, all the trials and tribulations associated with the waiting period stand vindicated.

                    Got a call from BK around 18th March, asking me to pay the balance amount (which, by the way, as gone up a bit after the budget).
                    I was in office that day busy with some work, so I promised to pay the amount the next day.Went to PBK the next day, paid the amount by cheque and gave them the documents required for registration. After finished all the formalities. They told me I would get the bike by Thursday/Friday next week.
                    These last few days were going to be tougher than the last 4.5 months.
                    Got a call from the Shirode Auto Pune, who actually deliver the bikes, on Tuesday, to notify me the bike was ready and can be picked up anytime.This
                    was great. I felt like just going over right away and picking it up. However, I kept myself in check and told them I would pick it up Thursday afternoon.
                    The next two days flew by.

                    Picked it up on Thursday around 4 pm. On the very next day , Friday, went for a ride to Kolhapur. So far have done about 600 km on the odo. Will post my ownership experience in later post. For now, here are some pics.





















                    Congrats for your ninja, bike looks awsome.

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                    • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                      After a "short" waiting period of 150+ days, I finally got my Ninja 250R on Thursday March 25.

                      I had booked bike on October 23rd 2009. Promised delivery in 135 days, however, it took a bit longer than that. It all seems so long ago now, after just one ride on the bike, all the trials and tribulations associated with the waiting period stand vindicated.

                      Got a call from BK around 18th March, asking me to pay the balance amount (which, by the way, as gone up a bit after the budget).
                      I was in office that day busy with some work, so I promised to pay the amount the next day.Went to PBK the next day, paid the amount by cheque and gave them the documents required for registration. After finished all the formalities. They told me I would get the bike by Thursday/Friday next week.
                      These last few days were going to be tougher than the last 4.5 months.
                      Got a call from the Shirode Auto Pune, who actually deliver the bikes, on Tuesday, to notify me the bike was ready and can be picked up anytime.This
                      was great. I felt like just going over right away and picking it up. However, I kept myself in check and told them I would pick it up Thursday afternoon.
                      The next two days flew by.

                      Picked it up on Thursday around 4 pm. On the very next day , Friday, went for a ride to Kolhapur. So far have done about 600 km on the odo. Will post my ownership experience in later post. For now, here are some pics.





















                      Nice pics mate!
                      Cheers
                      -Ashutosh

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                      • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                        After a "short" waiting period of 150+ days, I finally got my Ninja 250R on Thursday March 25.

                        I had booked bike on October 23rd 2009. Promised delivery in 135 days, however, it took a bit longer than that. It all seems so long ago now, after just one ride on the bike, all the trials and tribulations associated with the waiting period stand vindicated.

                        Got a call from BK around 18th March, asking me to pay the balance amount (which, by the way, as gone up a bit after the budget).
                        I was in office that day busy with some work, so I promised to pay the amount the next day.Went to PBK the next day, paid the amount by cheque and gave them the documents required for registration. After finished all the formalities. They told me I would get the bike by Thursday/Friday next week.
                        These last few days were going to be tougher than the last 4.5 months.
                        Got a call from the Shirode Auto Pune, who actually deliver the bikes, on Tuesday, to notify me the bike was ready and can be picked up anytime.This
                        was great. I felt like just going over right away and picking it up. However, I kept myself in check and told them I would pick it up Thursday afternoon.
                        The next two days flew by.

                        Picked it up on Thursday around 4 pm. On the very next day , Friday, went for a ride to Kolhapur. So far have done about 600 km on the odo. Will post my ownership experience in later post. For now, here are some pics.
                        Wow! You got my pulse racing again. I needed that, especially since I am on day 93 of my waiting period. You got a sexy number too. Surprised you did'nt have the number plate removed??
                        The company I keep:
                        Yamaha Rx100
                        Yamaha RD 350 (HT)
                        Bajaj Pulsar 150
                        Kawasaki Ninja 250r

                        RIDE SAFE! IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU, WHO'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR BIKE?

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                        • @Hyperion

                          Congratulations for your newest acquisition.

                          Didn't see this coming!!

                          sigpic

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                          • Originally posted by Itzli View Post
                            Any plans of a Ninja [email protected] in bangalore this weekend?
                            Well I am planning for a short trip to Bheemeswari over the weekend (early in the morning so that we reach around 6 am or in the evening.. Any bd interested to join is welcome..

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                            • I am gonna have this debate..
                              Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                              The kill switch is given to be used, period.
                              The kill switch is a mandate. It has to be put in near the throttle at the exact same position by all the manufacturers. The kill switch is a MANDATE.
                              Hence one cannot conclude that the kill switch is given by the manufacturers to be used. Period.

                              Originally posted by harshit.d View Post
                              What's the purpose of the engine kill switch if it is not to be used?
                              It's there to avoid re-initialization and self test of all the electricals at every time when the bike is started. With the key the same would happen everytime.
                              The same ShOULD happen everytime. No need to by-pass the tests.

                              Bike manufacturers would not be fools to give that switch and they know way more than we do coz they specialize in what they do and we specialize in what we do!
                              Nothing on the bike is provided cause someone were a fool and someone werent. The kill switch has its own job to do. It kills the engine in an emergency. The button is 'RED' in colour for a reason. All emergency buttons are 'RED' in colour for a reason. Some bikes have ignition key slots in the wierdest possible position where a rider may not be able to reach for in emergency situations. Hence the kill switch mandate. If you ever get stuck in a slide you will find out that you don't have time to turn the damn key off cause you are gonna be kinda busy there for a while trying to save your skin. It is also there for moments where you may have your throttle stick wide open on you. This does happen.

                              Originally posted by suhail View Post
                              +1, The name itself says Engine Kill switch then why expend more energy going till the console to switch off the bike.
                              I dont think anyone would believe me no matter what I say so I am gonna quote a website here..
                              Quoting ehow.com
                              Kill Switch : The most common way is to interrupt a circuit that brings electricity to a spark plug. With the spark plug no longer active, the engine's pistons cannot function and the entire motor grinds to a stop. This approach, while effective, can cause unfortunate side effects such as backfiring, where the remaining gasoline in the engine explodes.
                              MSF schools will teach their riders to use the kill switch so that the riders get it down to their muscle memory as life could be saved in an emergency when you know where the kill switch is. But everyday isnt emergency ofc!

                              Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                              the kill switch helps reduce the wear and tear of the main ignition switch also.
                              You can use the side stand switch to avoid wear and tear of the kill switch
                              sigpic
                              when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
                              one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
                              kamlesh kanda
                              NO PACE TOO SLOW
                              IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

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                              • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                                @Hyperion : Awesome Pics....a fresh new Ninja is something else ! When they still have those plastic covers on it and when its wrapped up in foam and stuff ! ahhhh I want my Ninja to be the same again. Enjoy your Ride dood !

                                Ride Safe Ride On !
                                Thanks TenHut. Yes, thats why I got my best cam to capture it as best as possible.

                                Originally posted by desertfox View Post
                                Congrats!! Welcome to the club!

                                600 + Kms in few days .. wow .. Hope you had spicy misal pav @Kolhapur and a great ride back home.

                                The # Pune-FX 545 ... goes well with the green kwacker. Enjoy the ride
                                Thanks. No, I didnt get a chacne to have the Misal. You'll know why soon.

                                Originally posted by rennycornelius View Post
                                @Hyperion:

                                Congratulations.
                                Thanks renny.

                                Originally posted by suhail View Post
                                Congrats for your ninja, bike looks awsome.
                                Originally posted by ashutosh_x View Post
                                Nice pics mate!
                                Cheers
                                -Ashutosh
                                Thanks Ashutosh.
                                - Ashutosh

                                Originally posted by Yasser View Post
                                Wow! You got my pulse racing again. I needed that, especially since I am on day 93 of my waiting period. You got a sexy number too. Surprised you did'nt have the number plate removed??
                                Thanks.I will remove the plate, in time.

                                Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
                                @Hyperion

                                Congratulations for your newest acquisition.

                                Didn't see this coming!!
                                Thanks. Not many saw it.

                                I will soon write my ownership report. Right now stuck in office. Please stay tuned. It will chronicle a very interesting incident related to the Ninja , which all Ninja owners should know.

                                Hint : I left for Kolhapur on Friday morning from Pune, but I wouldnt return back to Pune until Sunday afternoon.

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