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  • Originally posted by xinfii View Post
    Folks,

    Last week, I planned to ride down from Pune to Chennai on my 220 and ride back with a brand new Ninja!
    Congratulations on the Ninja! Nicely written log. Loved reading it.

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    • Originally posted by xinfii View Post
      The tank bag is the best way to access things right when you need them. Eg. DSLR

      As for the pillion seat, even bungee cords can scratch the rear panels and I would have to use a cloth there. Second thing is, every now and then I need check if it has shifted position. Third, it becomes harder to put your leg over the bag to sit on the bike and get off. Considering all this, I found the tank bag to be a better option.
      Makes sense - speaking for myself, I personally prefer to tie my stuff at the back. Though you can't beat a tank bag when it comes to pulling out stuff pronto, the sight of the tank bag while touring bugs me no end. I normally use a combo of a bungee net and cords to keep the luggage in place.

      Maybe I will buy detachable panniers when I get the Ninja so that I can have more space while touring.

      And yes, I face the problem of putting my leg over the seat too - I just approach the bike sideways with my legs at a 90 deg angle and then swing my leg over! But the plus side of keeping my bag on the rear seat is that I get a backrest; I normally use a 26 litre backpack(while touring) and tie it down with the base facing my back. Works wonders when I have to ride several hours non-stop!

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      • The pics, review comments and the whole story was described very nicely.. Thanks bro for such a nice write up..

        Also Congratulations... Enjoy the ride.. But ride SAFE...
        One & Only,

        NJ...

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        • Originally posted by xinfii View Post
          The tank bag is the best way to access things right when you need them. Eg. DSLR

          As for the pillion seat, even bungee cords can scratch the rear panels and I would have to use a cloth there. Second thing is, every now and then I need check if it has shifted position. Third, it becomes harder to put your leg over the bag to sit on the bike and get off. Considering all this, I found the tank bag to be a better option.
          Nice Trip log there...
          Loved reading it...
          Had a gr8 time at office today

          And Yeah... Hearty Congrats for the Green Monster

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          • CONGRATS Praveen.....

            Enjoyed each and every word expressed in the log
            Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

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            • Nice to see Many Ninjas around...
              But the lack of complete ownership experience dosent give a piece of butter to this thread..
              If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough - Albert Einstein

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              • Originally posted by Hanith View Post
                Nice to see Many Ninjas around...
                But the lack of complete ownership experience dosent give a piece of butter to this thread..
                People have just started getting this bike, and they would have to limit the revs for the first few weeks. Besides, only a couple of guys have got their bike serviced yet...

                Check this thread a few months later, and you should have the information you need.

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                • Originally posted by Hanith View Post
                  Nice to see Many Ninjas around...
                  But the lack of complete ownership experience dosent give a piece of butter to this thread..
                  There is one available in this link, if it might interest you...

                  Thrills of touring: Kawasaki Ninja 250R - A new owner's experience
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                  Thrills of Touring

                  A touring blog with tons of bike trips across India!

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                  • I'm looking out for crash bobbins for my Ninja. Checked with DSG, they don't seem to have. Anyone has any idea on where to get one?
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                    • Originally posted by xinfii View Post
                      I'm looking out for crash bobbins for my Ninja. Checked with DSG, they don't seem to have. Anyone has any idea on where to get one?
                      Kudos Praveen. Great job!!!! I have to thank you for the ride experience which you have posted; can understand that effort and the passion behind it....!!!!

                      I think there are no Frame Sliders available for Ninja 250 in India and its not easy to fit in. I have posted the link in other Ninja forum. This might help you to understand what are the modifications we have to do......

                      DIY: Install Intuitive Frame Sliders : KawiForums.com Kawasaki Forums: Kawasaki motorcycle forums

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                      • I saw Bandhav's post now.. You may get it from KRP and we are expecting the review

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                        • Thank you everyone for the information on the frame sliders. I will check out, but really not sure whether I would buy it because of the price tag. I'm more interested in the rear seat replacement panel, and will come to this a little after that.
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                          • Wow nice write up there ,praveen,my eyes have become sore due to the continuous 1 hour reading.Congos.
                            Socha Toh Locha.

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                            • @All::: Midnight went to KRP, they will be comin up with crash bobbins within a couple of weeks. he saw the pics of bobbins,, will cost b/w 2-3k.
                              No Drugs, No Alcohol, No Gamble,

                              JUST BIKES
                              the only addiction i need

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                              • This forum might not be correct one to ask questions , But i am totally confused so only you guys can help , so decided to put my questions in this forum.
                                1.How is the acceleration of Ninja compared to P220 Dtsi (i Just bought it two month back).Is there a significant leap in acceleration.
                                2.I have reached 136km\hr on my 220 , and regularly do 110-115 ( as my office is located in gurgaon , enough free stretches to give your bike a full rip).... How is the acceleration of Ninja after 110 km\hr .Is it really fast after 110 to reach 150..
                                3.How is the ride feel ....I mean in terms of straight line stability , maneuverability ,riding posture( does it hurts wrists or back after riding ninja for 30-40 mins )

                                Finally after all three questions , would you suggest me to go for Ninja.I am plannning to Buy R1 but won't be able to buy it before 2-3 years .
                                I have the done my saving for NINJA to buy it it full downpayment ( without any loan ) .so should i go for ninja or wait for 2-3 years ..Save 3 Lacs approx (ninja price ) and save 5 lacs more in 2-3 years and Make 8 lacs as downpayment for R1 and BUY R1 after 2-3 years. I am 26 now (Not married) living with my parents.Please help me guys to take my decision .

                                Now Here is the catch , The roads\stereches leading to my office is bikers dream ( good open highway for 15-18 km), also my office timing are mostly non-peak hours (Due to shift timimg),So one can easily explore his bike potential to full on daily basis .
                                So if i bought NINJA , It will be used as a second bike , just for weekend ride initially But i know i will be tempted to use it for daily commuting and finally it will be used for daily commuting.

                                Please guys help me out .

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