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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 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
    Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
    LOL



    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.



    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+



    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.
    Thanks all you brothers for valuable comments and feedbacks

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    • a mesh jacket will help your body stay cool in the heat also.. I know its a funny sight, but i have time and again advised people to wear a full sleeves jacket in the summer. It helps trap the body sweat, and effectively keeps the body cool. BOdy odour etc etc, you gotta be careful about!! lol!!!


      My offerings to the gods of speed -

      - KTM Duke 200
      - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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      • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
        Don't the cops stop you?
        The girls sure do !

        Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
        Hence a few drops are sweat are totally worth more that a few bottles of blood.
        Hitting the nail on its head.

        Originally posted by jd666 View Post
        a mesh jacket will help your body stay cool in the heat also.. I know its a funny sight, but i have time and again advised people to wear a full sleeves jacket in the summer. It helps trap the body sweat, and effectively keeps the body cool. BOdy odour etc etc, you gotta be careful about!! lol!!!
        If at all I do end up going on a ride this is what I do too.
        Even at chennai I wore 1.4 mm thick leather but as long as u know u r gonna be on the move (long rides/track) the leather or textile is gonna stop the sweat from evaporating like protons in a hydron collider and will help cool you down for hours. Almost like the Sand Pot effect.
        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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        • In the city, I wear my Helmet, gloves and a pair of Nike trekking boots (along with my jeans and tee and light jacket, unlike Tenhut ). I think that usually suffices for an average speed of 30kmph.

          But once on the highway, I wear my entire gear. Last two Sundays I have been savoring the Hyderabad highway and Nandi hills and I had my complete gear on. As long as you keep moving, even full leathers are no discomfort at all. But once you stop... it is a different thing altogether.

          But remember that I ride in Bangalore, and the day is half as hot as Delhi!


          The bike heats up though rather quickly these days in stop and go traffic. My next coolant change will be Engine Ice, that should be definitely better than the stock coolant or Motul.

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          • ^^ how about an aftermarket radiator fan mod from the front?? lol!!


            My offerings to the gods of speed -

            - KTM Duke 200
            - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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            • hey ppl .... i have a little story to tell u....i got my bike on the 13th n cause of a busy schedule couldnt get the permanent registration done from my native place .....so finally i get some time off n i go to the rto ...this is three days back ...first day i filled up form 20 n attached all the documents ....n submitted them but the cop sez that the approval letter is missing , so i call up the delievery guys n they fax it to me ....so i go there the next day thinking about a special number for a special bike ....i give thye fax to the cop ,he directs me to a senior cop sittin in the office ...he studies everything n says since this is a "imported" bike well need excise papers ....i try to tell him that bajaj does it right here in maharashtra but he doesnt listen,then again i call up the delivery guys n they fax me another piece of paper which states that the bike is assembled or manufactured in poona now i go to him on the third day with my patience running low ...i meet up with him n give the fax ...he looks at it n tells me that ok everything seems to be in order now except for one thing....form 22 is missing.....its a compliance form for pollution standards ....so i go out n find out that the form 22 sticker is attached to the sales reciept which he must have overlooked ....ok so far so good ...he says ok u may go n pay the registration tax which by the way came out to be 19,016 inr...so i go n pay up n wait for another cop to turn up so that i can choose a nice number ...in the meantime some other supposedly seniour cop comes n starts studying my papers .....finally after 15 mins he tells me no sir cant pass ur vehicle cos the codes dont match between two receipts given by the manufacturer.....n furthermore we will need cri certification n ari n wot not .....that was it i said listen ill go all the way to poona n do it ...just return the amount that i just paid ...so they say no sir cant refund it we will transfer the money to poona rto .....i was like wtf man ...some how i convinced them to cancel the amount i had paid n got my money back .....so now i will be gettin the registration done from poona hopefully without any hassles .....the dealer said hell help me out !
              i was getting mobbed all the time ....papparazi of a different kind huh ? now i know how superstars must be feeling when they step out ! poor souls .......

              ya ,,,n one more thing i just remembered ....i have already paid the octroi in poona inr 5,284.... now i get to hear that i need to pay additional octroi here also inr 5,560 since i am registering it out of poona .....is that how its supposed to be ?
              Last edited by Aryan; 04-29-2010, 01:50 AM.
              "It's impossible." said pride. "It's risky." said experience. "It's
              pointless." said reason. "Give it a try." whispered the heart ....

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              • ^^ WTF man.. seriously!!! this is super lame!!!


                My offerings to the gods of speed -

                - KTM Duke 200
                - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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                • some pics .....

                  ppl react as if they have seen an alien lol ......n why the hell do they need to know the average ...go n ask that to the dude on the hero honda man !
                  "It's impossible." said pride. "It's risky." said experience. "It's
                  pointless." said reason. "Give it a try." whispered the heart ....

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                  • Originally posted by rajpadia View Post
                    ppl react as if they have seen an alien lol ......n why the hell do they need to know the average ...go n ask that to the dude on the hero honda man !
                    Happens man. You'd better be used to it. Thank god you did not buy a green otherwise there would have been a stampede!

                    And sorry to hear your experience with the papers and the cops!

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                    • @rajpadia - hope you get it done with ease in poona; getting it done via pbk dealer would be easy at least i had to do nothing here for mine (though i got a random number for the bike, but that's ok looking at your ordeal) ...

                      one scary thing happened to me today morning, one guy almost made me ram into the divider because he wanted to know the on-road price while driving... he couldn't balance his bike while asking the question and almost ran into me, lucky me i had to shout the price, he said 2 lacs (didn't hear me) and i said yes and off he went.

                      completed 800 ( took 2 weeks) -
                      some fun seeing the needle go beyond 60 today.

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                      • Originally posted by rajpadia View Post
                        ppl react as if they have seen an alien lol ......n why the hell do they need to know the average ...go n ask that to the dude on the hero honda man !
                        'Gadi dekh...english hain ! Lagta yahaan film shooting ho rahi hai.'
                        I got that yesterday ! With the amount of bystanders I doubted for a moment if it were Robert Downey Junior shooting for Iron Man 2.
                        Btw..that movie is gonna kick some serious ass.
                        YouTube - Iron Man 2 Trailer 2 (OFFICIAL)
                        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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                        • Got a good link on Engine braking and "Blipping" the Throttle.

                          Hopefully it will help others too.

                          Motorcycle Riding Techniques - Downshifting &"Blipping" the Throttle - Sport Rider

                          Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                          'Gadi dekh...english hain ! Lagta yahaan film shooting ho rahi hai.'
                          I got that yesterday ! With the amount of bystanders I doubted for a moment if it were Robert Downey Junior shooting for Iron Man 2.
                          Btw..that movie is gonna kick some serious ass.
                          The 1st Iron man was awesome and I will expect the same for this one.

                          On my way back from Gokarna, we had stopped at a place for lunch. The waiters had surrounded the bike and asked the price and all. Then one of them asks if the bike has an AC .... I pointed towards the radiator and told him.. no it just has a fan. He had weird expression on his face... I think he got the idea that the fan was for the rider.
                          Last edited by killer_instinct; 04-29-2010, 11:37 AM.
                          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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                          • So I finally got the gear I was looking for...

                            Getting used to driving with the gloves on... I know I know need to change the helmet too....

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                            • Originally posted by gouravkatyal View Post
                              So I finally got the gear I was looking for...

                              Getting used to driving with the gloves on... I know I know need to change the helmet too....
                              Good set mate.

                              What gloves are those? Nice paintjob on the helmet... Howz the visibility.

                              Man you will look like a real badass on the road with the Dark gear and the Black Ninja.
                              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
                                Good set mate.

                                What gloves are those? Nice paintjob on the helmet... Howz the visibility.

                                Man you will look like a real badass on the road with the Dark gear and the Black Ninja.
                                Gloves are rocket nation - joe rocket..

                                Visibility not that great, need to have the visor up while driving

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