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  • Originally posted by blabberash View Post
    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.
    Congratulations! Great to hear that deliveries are rolling!

    When were you there at the probiking store? I was in the area on office work and had dropped in at PBK around 12.30-1.45 types and chatted up with Janaki. He told me the price was Rs.3.25 when I talked to him, so you must have gone after that!

    Enjoy maadi!

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    • this was really crazy;
      when i went the first time around 5:30 pm. the price was 3,25,021, but as i didn't come prepared i had to go back to get the cheque.
      when i came back with the cheque the price was 3,19,054.

      i was like, what's happening, it was hard to believe i'm getting the ninja, now you are telling even the price has been corrected.

      and that's the reason i still feel i'm dreaming hopefully it comes true

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      • Originally posted by sheelpriye View Post
        Hope he isn't scared


        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
        The oil change is required because in the first few hundred kilometers there's a lot of metal debris which goes into the oil when the parts bed in.

        To ensure that everything is bedded in properly Kawasaki asks to still ride below the 6000 rpm limit for another 800 km after the first 800. They are just trying to make sure that the components don't undergo premature wear and tear.

        Here's what my Aprilia RS125 manual said: "For the first 800km do not exceed 6000 rpm. Between 800km and 1600km travelled, ride more vigorously, vary speeds and twist the throttle fully for some short periods for best coupling of the components; do not exceed 9000 rpm."

        Just change the rpm nos to 4000 and 6000 and it should apply to the baby ninja too. BTW at what rpm does it redline (sorry of it has already been discussed).
        Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

        -Unknown


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        • Originally posted by blabberash View Post
          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.
          which colour is your's dude? i booked on feb 20th and still they told me i might get by this month end!

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          • Originally posted by gouravkatyal View Post
            oil change is after every 12 K km i think...
            I hope u r talking of the front fork oil. Engine oil change after 12k = one ****ed up ninja

            Wow the RS125 comes with the right set of instructions ! I hate what the age old Ninja manual has got to say about engine break-in.

            A lot of ppl say they are the manufacturers so they know the best.
            Indeed they know the best but they also have stringent budget restrictions. Kawasaki will also suggest some layman 20W50 oil and ppl will buy it thinking its the manufacturers specification.
            They suggested that oil considering its cost and everything else.
            Buying a factory line motul 300V oil wasnt suggested cause its 3 times more expensive.
            So dont always stick to the manual !
            Break it in the RS125 way...varying the RPMs all the time.
            Last edited by TenHut; 04-08-2010, 02:42 AM.
            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
              I hope u r talking of the front fork oil. Engine oil change after 12k = one ****ed up ninja
              Well at least thats what the manual says ... Pg 71...1 yr or 12 K km whichever comes first... Or may be I am not reading it right...

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              • Originally posted by gouravkatyal View Post
                Well at least thats what the manual says ... Pg 71...1 yr or 12 K km whichever comes first... Or may be I am not reading it right...
                I will be honest ! I dont read bike manuals.
                But first oil change after 12k kms ????????????????
                Wow...i would never ever do that to any bike ?
                I think all the ninja owners here have also opted to get the oil changed a lot earlier ! Some do it in the first 100 kms, FACT.
                It would be interesting to know at what intervals ppl change their oil.
                Hot(indian) conditions with a lot of high rpm riding = oil change every 3-3.5k kms for me. Motul 300V 15W50

                P.S Are u sure you are talking about the engine oil in the manual ? I am really thinking if the manual is reading 12k then it must be the fork oil
                Last edited by TenHut; 04-08-2010, 02:49 AM.
                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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                • it does say 12,000 kms. I hope no one plans on following that and will be wiser to change oil more readily.


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                  - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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                  • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                    I will be honest ! I dont read bike manuals.
                    same here
                    But first oil change after 12k kms ????????????????
                    = wtf
                    Some do it in the first 100 kms, FACT.
                    It would be interesting to know at what intervals ppl change their oil.
                    my change interval for all motorcycles i have owned and shall own
                    40>140>400> service, then every 1000kms
                    Hot(indian) conditions with a lot of high rpm riding = oil change every 3-3.5k kms for me. Motul 300V 15W50
                    Don't you feel the oil evaporating after around 1500kms of usage?
                    I am really thinking if the manual is reading 12k then it must be the fork oil
                    It indeed is or he forgot to put a dot like 1.2K= 1200kms

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                    • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                      P.S Are u sure you are talking about the engine oil in the manual ? I am really thinking if the manual is reading 12k then it must be the fork oil
                      Yup, it is engine oil indeed...I remember asking the same question to the khivraj guys and they confirmed that oil changes after the first service were at an interval of 12K km...but then as everyone has noted, there is no harm in doing it earlier the question is what would be a good interval...

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                      • Originally posted by gouravkatyal View Post
                        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...
                        Originally posted by Wolfpack View Post
                        2nd servicing is due at 6000kms.
                        Originally posted by gouravkatyal View Post
                        Yup, it is engine oil indeed...I remember asking the same question to the khivraj guys and they confirmed that oil changes after the first service were at an interval of 12K km...but then as everyone has noted, there is no harm in doing it earlier the question is what would be a good interval...
                        I think using engine oil for 12K kms.would surely do some harm!
                        Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                        • Because of the above discussion, I have checked the manual in detail for the first time Also checked 2009 version Carburetor and 1988-2007 model service manual.... Yup oil change is at 12 K after the first change at 1K... Everyone will be changing the oil before 12K I hope....

                          Even I don't believe in manual. Also got false gears after the first service (May be because of the change in the ride after the breaking period). Noticed that some gears are getting harder than earlier...

                          @ bluevolt > What about you, have you changed the engine oil after 1st service. Changed the oil to any other brand?????

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                          • Originally posted by sreehari_r1 View Post
                            Because of the above discussion, I have checked the manual in detail for the first time Also checked 2009 version Carburetor and 1988-2007 model service manual.... Yup oil change is at 12 K after the first change at 1K... Everyone will be changing the oil before 12K I hope....

                            Even I don't believe in manual. Also got false gears after the first service (May be because of the change in the ride after the breaking period). Noticed that some gears are getting harder than earlier...

                            @ bluevolt > What about you, have you changed the engine oil after 1st service. Changed the oil to any other brand?????
                            Hmmm..havent had a problem with gears becoming hard. I am however facing a strange issue. Since even before the first servicing. If I open the throttle a bit hard, go some distance and then suddenly close it, the gears would slip to neutral (or basically to not being engaged to the engine at all). Any one else who has faced this? Any idea what it could be? This has happened to me about 2-3 times.

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                              • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                                Hmmm..havent had a problem with gears becoming hard. I am however facing a strange issue. Since even before the first servicing. If I open the throttle a bit hard, go some distance and then suddenly close it, the gears would slip to neutral (or basically to not being engaged to the engine at all). Any one else who has faced this? Any idea what it could be? This has happened to me about 2-3 times.
                                That is wierd...When you say it goes to neutral the next gear you engage is the same as when it slipped? as in if it slipped in fourth when you upshift does it go to fourth?

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