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  • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
    BTW has any one managed to fix a crash guard/frame slider on the Ninja so far???
    I would badly need one. In fact there is slot only on one side to fix a crash bar. Wonder about the otherside
    Honestly, you don't need a frame slider for Ninja. I was extremely apprehensive that I am somehow going to drop the bike and then pay for new fairing. Frame slider is only good if you crash on a good road without any potholes, stones etc. and if the tip touches the road directly. Otherwise, it is of no use. It will not save your knee.

    Secondly, one side fairing costs 8k so even if you drop it once, it works out cheaper than a frame slider. Only if you intend to tour a lot with a very high potential of multiple drops, it is waste of money.
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    • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
      I wonder why they call them no cut, when it does involve cutting!
      I had the same question when I looked up the Shogun crash kit. In some bikes you actually end up cutting more than just the crank case cover.

      Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
      Frame slider is only good if you crash on a good road without any potholes, stones etc. and if the tip touches the road directly.
      +1 to that. Moreover this can cause worse damage since the bike can flip end over end and seriously damage the frame itself. Imagine it like a fulcrum or a pole vault on our uneven roads.

      I have decided to skip the crash kit.

      Edit - OT: for benefit of the readers, the On Road Price of the Ninja at Bangalore is now Rs. 3,25,142/-
      Last edited by n_aditya; 04-06-2010, 07:31 PM.
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      • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
        I had the same question when I looked up the Shogun crash kit. In some bikes you actually end up cutting more than just the crank case cover.



        +1 to that. Moreover this can cause worse damage since the bike can flip end over end and seriously damage the frame itself. Imagine it like a fulcrum or a pole vault on our uneven roads.

        I have decided to skip the crash kit.

        Edit - OT: for benefit of the readers, the On Road Price of the Ninja at Bangalore is now Rs. 3,25,142/-
        Second that on the frame sliders. Though they are useful in case some joker just tips your bike over.

        INR 325,142?!!! Is the price of the bike linked to the bull run on the stock market. That's like an increment of Rs.5000 every month since deliveries began in Bangalore.

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        • Man thats just sad news, 3.25 OTR we are always paying the max all over the country ... roads are not getting any smoother

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          • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
            @All: Shogun 'no cut' frame slider installation instructions: http://fatbikez.com/pdf/shoguninstru...i/750-4119.pdf

            @bluevolt: I wonder why they call them no cut, when it does involve cutting!
            Ha ha... Good question. But Shogun might say, "We never said anything about not grinding, we only said 'cutting' is not required". Purely on semantics, they are right!

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            • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
              INR 325,142?!!! Is the price of the bike linked to the bull run on the stock market. That's like an increment of Rs.5000 every month since deliveries began in Bangalore.
              Originally posted by daviescool View Post
              Man thats just sad news, 3.25 OTR we are always paying the max all over the country ... roads are not getting any smoother
              The price was 3.10 Lacs when it was launched. Post the exise duty hike in the budget the price went up by 6k to 3,17,400 odd rupees.

              The KA govt. increased the VAT and Road Tax (+regn?) in the state budget, which has further increased the OTR price by approx 10k to 3,25,142/-.

              Hurts a lot to shell out such a premium but then its now or never.

              damn these politicians.

              Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
              Ha ha... Good question. But Shogun might say, "We never said anything about not grinding, we only said 'cutting' is not required". Purely on semantics, they are right!
              good one Rahul.
              Last edited by n_aditya; 04-07-2010, 11:17 AM.
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              • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                Took her to the service centre today for servicing. Well they were shocked to find the bike back for servicing after 3 days . Guess they didnt expect bikes to turn up for servicing this week as they were short on oil filters. So they did the maintenace checks, chain lubing and stuff like that. Would call up when the oil filters arrive in a couple of days.

                The FI problem was related to a blown up fuse for the radiator fan. It was pretty simple to find out the cause for the red light.
                1) Open up the rear seat and find an unconnected wire with the green end on it.
                2) Start the bike
                3) Short the green wire against the metal panel under the seat (the silver portion) and see how the FI light blinks. It would blink slowly for sometime and then rapidly for sometime. Count the slow ones and the fast ones. It was 5 slow ones and 6 fast ones.
                4) Refer to the service manual which says about the blinks. It said problem with the radiator.
                5) Check the fuse for the radiator near the seat. Its clearly marked as to which fuse is for what. They even have two fuses as spare inside. On checking this the fuse was found to be blown. It was replaced and the FI light was gone

                They tried checking the circuits using ammeter all across the bike and was unable to find the exact reason.
                The explanation offered was because of high temperatures the fuse might have blown (My temperature needle never went above the centre mark in the whole journey).
                After another 40 kms of ride it seems to be working perfectly fine at the moment. So am keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

                BTW has any one managed to fix a crash guard/frame slider on the Ninja so far???
                I would badly need one. In fact there is slot only on one side to fix a crash bar. Wonder about the otherside
                How much did they charge?

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                • Originally posted by Wolfpack View Post
                  How much did they charge?
                  THey charged me around 650 bucks for the servicing w/o oil change. And nothing for the FI light issue. Guess it should come under warranty.

                  Am still waiting for the oil filter to arrive. Just called them up today to ask whether the oil filters have arrived. And they said it will take another couple of days.

                  Got really pissed off on hearing this. "You pay through your nose 3L for a bike and they are short of oil filters!! Its only an oil filter for Godsake!!
                  God bless them.

                  Finally got redirected to Kiran Devekar who has promised that he would personally call up on/before Friday and even send the mechanics to my place to get the oil changed. Lets see if his promise holds up!! and if I can take her around on the weekend

                  Till now I was happy about BAJAJ's ASS (After sales Service). But this has put some serious doubts in my mind.

                  OT: Got my second mileage again in the mid 30s. THis time it was 33.6 inspite of a lot of rips to 80!!
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                  • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                    THey charged me around 650 bucks for the servicing w/o oil change. And nothing for the FI light issue. Guess it should come under warranty.

                    Am still waiting for the oil filter to arrive. Just called them up today to ask whether the oil filters have arrived. And they said it will take another couple of days.

                    Got really pissed off on hearing this. "You pay through your nose 3L for a bike and they are short of oil filters!! Its only an oil filter for Godsake!!
                    God bless them.

                    Finally got redirected to Kiran Devekar who has promised that he would personally call up on/before Friday and even send the mechanics to my place to get the oil changed. Lets see if his promise holds up!! and if I can take her around on the weekend

                    Till now I was happy about BAJAJ's ASS (After sales Service). But this has put some serious doubts in my mind.

                    OT: Got my second mileage again in the mid 30s. THis time it was 33.6 inspite of a lot of rips to 80!!
                    Thats some special machine you got buddy Take special care of it.. By the way what fuel are you using!!
                    A question for fellow owners:
                    Please correct me if I am wrong: 1st servicing is due at 1000kms. Break in as per manual is : upto 4000 rpm till 800kms, and upto 6000 rpm till 1200kms.
                    Why the limit on rpm after the oil filter change done in 1st servicing?
                    Last edited by Wolfpack; 04-07-2010, 07:10 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by Wolfpack View Post
                      Thats some special machine you got buddy Take special care of it..
                      A question for fellow owners:
                      Please correct me if I am wrong: 1st servicing is due at 1000kms. Break in as per manual is : upto 4000 rpm till 800kms, and upto 6000 rpm till 1200kms.
                      Why the limit on rpm after the oil filter change done in 1st servicing?
                      When is the 2nd service&subsequent service interval?
                      Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                      • Originally posted by Wolfpack View Post
                        Thats some special machine you got buddy Take special care of it..
                        Hope he isn't scared
                        A question for fellow owners:
                        Please correct me if I am wrong: 1st servicing is due at 1000kms. Break in as per manual is : upto 4000 rpm till 800kms, and upto 6000 rpm till 1200kms.
                        Why the limit on rpm after the oil filter change done in 1st servicing?
                        I believe oil change has got nothing to do with rev-limit-ation

                        they are asking to stick to certain rpm's as they feel the engine would properly bed-in by then, IMO(correct me if i am wrong)
                        still take easy, give shorts bursts till 2K and start raising the revs gradually

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                        • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                          When is the 2nd service&subsequent service interval?
                          2nd servicing is due at 6000kms.

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                          • Originally posted by Wolfpack View Post
                            A question for fellow owners:
                            Please correct me if I am wrong: 1st servicing is due at 1000kms. Break in as per manual is : upto 4000 rpm till 800kms, and upto 6000 rpm till 1200kms.
                            A small correction. The rev limit is upto 4k till 800 kms and upto 6k till 1600 km.
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                            • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                              When is the 2nd service&subsequent service interval?
                              2nd service is after 6K km and after that every 6k kms... alternate services are pretty expensive and oil change is after every 12 K km i think...

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                              • One of a kind Pre-Ownership Experience -

                                i'm sure a lot of you with agree that ninja not only has an "Ownership Experience", but we can write a lot about the "Pre Ownership Experience"

                                well last i wrote was when i had 88 days and 17 hours to go for my Green.
                                i'm not sure if anyone remembers that, but anyways -

                                last Saturday i saw three missed calls on my phone from some 080 numbers and i was out of town.
                                i called back, the guy who picked up told me, its BAJAJ pro biking number and there is no one around and he will ask them to call me back...

                                i didn't get a call back though, then i left it thinking will comeback to b'lore and visit them in person, then i read bluevolt quoting ninja's new Price - 3,25,021, so i assumed the missed calls were to inform me about the new price applicable starting april.

                                i tried calling probiking once i was back, but no one was picking the phone.
                                so i just went to Probiking today, introduced myself and told i had booked the bike on 6th March, can you tell me my status and the new price ( not doubting bluevolt, but just out of curiosity) ... and here is the reply -

                                " We were trying to Contact you, your bike has come, and you can Pay the remaining amount " -

                                i was like can you please repeat, he repeated the same;
                                still me being not the optimist kind, i still told them are you sure i booked the bike on 6th March
                                and he said yup its there for you to take....

                                i can't express in words what i felt, i couldn't understand what was happening, just yesterday i was talking to Gourav and we were thinking i might get it by June end, and here i was standing a week or 2 away from my hard earned possession.

                                so i said i'll go back and get you the cheque as i was not prepared for such an onslaught...

                                With my blood at its highest entropy, i rushed to get the cheque.
                                When i came back with the cheque, the pre-Ownership had another surprise in stock for me - and here is the sweetest thing you can hear; the price of the Ninja is 3,19,054 - ( so correction guys )
                                there seems to be some confusion with the RTO about the tax and hence it's been corrected to 3,19,054.

                                Janaki told whoever paid 3,25,022 will get a refund.

                                So here it is fellas, a pre-ownership experience, hopefully in 10 days or so i might join the league of people who spent the next few days, weeks or months getting the odometer pass 1600 kms

                                the feeling is yet to sink in, and i still feel it might be a dream and they might call me tomorrow and tell me; its not me but someone else, or the price has again risen to 3,25,021 ...

                                sorry for spamming your regular conversation with my story, but couldn't resist sharing it.

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