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  • Originally posted by Yasser View Post
    I know there has been a lot of discussion on the bike heating up, but I really do feel it is a lot...do you guys think I should report to PBK. It is so much that I am afraid my inner thighs will get scalded.

    Secondly, I am using a cover for my bike which does not breathe it is a water proof cover, so my question is if I cover the bike immediately after using it when it is still hot, will the paint get effected due to the heat ?

    I do not think the heating is a issue it might be due to the bumper to bumper traffic, the bike needs to go at certain speed for it to cool.

    I dont think cover is a good idea i remember a r15 caught on fire due to some cloth in between the r15 fairing which made yamaha pust some sort of mesh.

    Just my opinion
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    • make sure that the cover does not touch the exhaust muffler, its super hot when parked even and takes time to cool down.

      The bike does have a tendency to run in the hotter zone, but then you have to be careful about the timings and kind of traffic you are going to ride it in.

      I have ridden it in stop go traffic as well, and the best option i found to conserve the engine was to switch off whenever i could give some cooling time to the engine.


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      • Originally posted by Yasser View Post
        I know there has been a lot of discussion on the bike heating up, but I really do feel it is a lot...do you guys think I should report to PBK. It is so much that I am afraid my inner thighs will get scalded.

        Secondly, I am using a cover for my bike which does not breathe it is a water proof cover, so my question is if I cover the bike immediately after using it when it is still hot, will the paint get effected due to the heat ?
        yours being a new vehicle and i think you have not completed the first break in period. heating would be little more than the after the break in one. and temperature hovering around 41 and 42 in the city you can expect the bike to hot up. try riding the bike in the evening in bumper to bumper traffic. you will see the difference. other thing its being a sport bike there tend to stay cooler at high speeds than slower speeds (anyways i am not going to recommend you go in higher speeds in city limits as it may pose danger to yourself and others too. for every 500kms i go into pbk service center i see atleast one or two bikes getting repaired. so just ride in safe speed limit)
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        Kawasaki Ninja 250r (sold)

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        • Originally posted by balkumar View Post
          for every 500kms i go into pbk service center i see atleast one or two bikes getting repaired. so just ride in safe speed limit)
          Bala did u mean to say serviced or repaired? Are these bikes conking off unexpectedly, owners crashed them or are they in for regular service?

          @ Vibhor - congrats.

          Update on my bike - just got a call from Janaki and my bike has been dispatched from Pune. Hope to get delivery next week. I have asked for delivery on next Thursday so I can take a leave on Friday and ride away for 3 whole days. No more sleep now.
          ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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          • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
            make sure that the cover does not touch the exhaust muffler, its super hot when parked even and takes time to cool down.

            The bike does have a tendency to run in the hotter zone, but then you have to be careful about the timings and kind of traffic you are going to ride it in.

            I have ridden it in stop go traffic as well, and the best option i found to conserve the engine was to switch off whenever i could give some cooling time to the engine.
            Absolutely right, it saves bike from getting over heat and also saves some fuel with our contribution towards saving mother earth.

            I do the same, even in the stop go traffic of Delhi whenever you see the red light switch the engine off and once you see the red light is left with around 10 seconds switch it on, as it is not advisable to suddenly pull the bike as soon as you start it, so give some time to the bike to get the oil all over again, which by anymeans stay in the head for sometime being it hot. But why not to give our beast some time to breath and let the blood flow better.

            Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
            Bala did u mean to say serviced or repaired? Are these bikes conking off unexpectedly, owners crashed them or are they in for regular service?

            It seems he was talking about crash by saying "ride safe"
            Last edited by Aryan; 04-28-2010, 04:49 PM.
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            • Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
              hi all,

              This is Vibhor for mysore.i have been a big fan of xbhp and have been following it for quite sometime now. this is my first post.

              My special thanks to jd, killer instinct, blue volt for their contribution to the ownership thread and i have learnt a lot from it.
              i also had booked my Ninja baby on 22nd march, and today got a call from janki that it will be coming in few days.
              i one month wait was like a decade but now i am on seven's heaven.

              Shall keep u posted on my ownership experience. ...

              Till then keep sharing experiences and drive safe.
              Welcome to the forum Vibhor. It would be good to hear your ownership experience on the bike.

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              • Can anyone give me some idea on how do the people manage to wear riding gear (jacket in particular) in the great weather conditions that we are subjected to these days?

                Riding gear is an absolute essential but I kind of get scared of the thought of putting on one in current weather conditions.

                -Ashutosh

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                • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                  Bala did u mean to say serviced or repaired? Are these bikes conking off unexpectedly, owners crashed them or are they in for regular service?

                  @ Vibhor - congrats.

                  Update on my bike - just got a call from Janaki and my bike has been dispatched from Pune. Hope to get delivery next week. I have asked for delivery on next Thursday so I can take a leave on Friday and ride away for 3 whole days. No more sleep now.
                  crashed bikes but not major ones!!

                  previously saw two bikes both being crashed and bill total was 90k each (they both escaped with minor injuries and payingless amt. payed10k as they claimed the insurance) one was just done 150kms!! on odo

                  @manan_in_2000 thanks clearing the doubt
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                  • Originally posted by ashutosh_x View Post
                    Can anyone give me some idea on how do the people manage to wear riding gear (jacket in particular) in the great weather conditions that we are subjected to these days?

                    Riding gear is an absolute essential but I kind of get scared of the thought of putting on one in current weather conditions.

                    -Ashutosh
                    Go for the Mesh Jackets, they are considerably managable but yes they are warm too...
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                    • Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
                      hi all,

                      This is Vibhor for mysore.i have been a big fan of xbhp and have been following it for quite sometime now. this is my first post.

                      My special thanks to jd, killer instinct, blue volt for their contribution to the ownership thread and i have learnt a lot from it.
                      i also had booked my Ninja baby on 22nd march, and today got a call from janki that it will be coming in few days.
                      i one month wait was like a decade but now i am on seven's heaven.

                      Shall keep u posted on my ownership experience. ...

                      Till then keep sharing experiences and drive safe.
                      wow. thats the shortest wait time i've seen on this forum i think! hoping i'll get mine as fast as you did

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                      • ^^No this is no Manan_in_2000 got his black ninja in 5 days flat, jd666 got it off the shelf.

                        PS: In case anyone in Delhi is keen on buying a Ninja, even they can get it off the shelf.
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                        • Originally posted by ashutosh_x View Post
                          Can anyone give me some idea on how do the people manage to wear riding gear (jacket in particular) in the great weather conditions that we are subjected to these days?

                          Riding gear is an absolute essential but I kind of get scared of the thought of putting on one in current weather conditions.

                          -Ashutosh
                          I dont go on rides at all.
                          If its city rides I dont wear anything else but my helmet and gloves and am super, super slow everywhere.
                          Wearing full protection on the ninja in summer interferes with my concentration levels and puts me at a greater risk of an accident. If I am gonna ride at 40 to 50 kmph I know I have time to respond instead of reacting to someone suddenly pulling up in front of me
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                          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 dont go on rides at all.
                            If its city rides I dont wear anything else but my helmet and gloves.
                            Don't the cops stop you?
                            Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience.

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                            • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                              Don't the cops stop you?
                              LOL

                              Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                              killer if your rear wheel is locking up then you arent engine braking; you are downshifting at wrong revs and without rev matching(blipping the throttle)
                              Engine braking should not result in wheel locks. You WILL wear out engine parts if you keep doing it so hard.
                              Engine braking should only play the part of assisting your lever braking. It should not be at par or more than the lever braking. (it should not be anywhere close to lever braking tbh)
                              Thanks Tenhut, I am now sure that I was not Engine Braking correctly. As am new to Engine braking, some more pointers like at what RPMs and how would be much appreciated.

                              Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
                              hi all,

                              This is Vibhor for mysore.i have been a big fan of xbhp and have been following it for quite sometime now. this is my first post.

                              My special thanks to jd, killer instinct, blue volt for their contribution to the ownership thread and i have learnt a lot from it.
                              i also had booked my Ninja baby on 22nd march, and today got a call from janki that it will be coming in few days.
                              i one month wait was like a decade but now i am on seven's heaven.

                              Shall keep u posted on my ownership experience. ...

                              Till then keep sharing experiences and drive safe.
                              You are welcome buddy and welcome to xbhp.

                              The waits are painful... 1st the delivery then the Breakin Period... but once all that is over you will feel sheer bliss when you are revving the bike at 8k+

                              Originally posted by ashutosh_x View Post
                              Can anyone give me some idea on how do the people manage to wear riding gear (jacket in particular) in the great weather conditions that we are subjected to these days?

                              Riding gear is an absolute essential but I kind of get scared of the thought of putting on one in current weather conditions.

                              -Ashutosh
                              I use a non Mesh Jacket (Cramster Raptor) here in Bangalore. While Riding its not a problem, but at Red Lights it is a pain.

                              Just around the time Ninja was launched in India, I had my head stuck under a Civic (Rear wheel of my Pulsar had locked ).

                              Hence a few drops are sweat are totally worth more that a few bottles of blood.

                              Ride Safe.
                              Last edited by killer_instinct; 04-28-2010, 06:49 PM. Reason: added quote
                              sigpicI feel like Clark Kent on the streets riding the Pulsar, On the track.. with my Ninja.. I feel like Superman.

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                              • Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post

                                a few drops are sweat are totally worth more that a few bottles of blood.

                                Ride Safe.
                                Brilliantly put. Well Said!!!

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