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  • Originally posted by Wolfpack View Post
    There will always be some amount of play in the rear cowl. It is not meant to 100% tight.
    An original cowl will always have a little play. If you feel its too lose, then it might be that the two sets of rubber dampners inside the cowl are wrongly put. Just interchange them, and it might be better.
    I got it from khivraj here, Manju (the NInja guy there ) while fitting had wrongly put those first. so i know it.
    The cowl is totally worth the price.
    Guys, i got my cowl 2 days ago and did not get time to fit it. I took a day off yesterday and did the needful. The PBK guys did the initial fitting of the cowl, there is a detailed 1 pager in the box that says how to do it. PBK guys showed me how to fit it (they tried it on 1 of the showroom bikes) and i found out that it does not fit well. There is a lot of play and while going over the bumps/ bad roads, it will make enough noise to distract you. According to the PBK guys, the cowl is meant to be like this.
    Now comes the best part:
    When i was putting on the cowl yesterday evening, i realised that:
    1) the rubber dampners have been wrongly fitted, front ones are put at the rear and rear ones are fitted at the front, disbalancing the cowl.
    2) While fitting the cowl or a rear seat we are supposed to fit the rear portion first and then if properly fitted the front portion would fit automatically with a click. So the rear went in properly, no problems (its easier that fitting the rear seat), BUT WHEN I TRIED PUSHING THE FRONT PORTION IN I FOUND OUT THAT IT WILL NOT FIT, THERE IS NO CLICK, NOTHING
    I removed the entire cowl and turned it upside down, the front clamp (attached to cowl with 2 screws) was wrongly attached to the cowl and as a result the portion that goes into the lock was not aligned with the lock. I removed the screws (with my fingers only; as they were not tightened properly), refitted the clamp so that it locks now tightened the crews and BINGO COWL WORKS AMAZINGLY WELL!!!
    NO PLAY NOTHING; IT FIXES SO PROPERLY THAT EVEN THE pbk GUYS WOULD BE SHOCKED!

    My last 20 days of experience with a Japanese bike with Indian distributers and service men is that please do take these Japs seriously; will they ever make and sell an Original Kawasaki Cowl if it does not fit properly, i guess no.
    So my advice is to go ahead and do spend your 4- 5 thou for a seat cowl, it does transforms the look of the bike, here are few pics; NJOY
    GuRpReEt SiNgH

    Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
    Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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    • Originally posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
      Finally took delivery of my bike today!! Can't believe how thrilled I was!

      Rode my black babe home in the afternoon amidst a host of admiring glances - and felt like a million bucks!!

      The ONLY bummer is that I have to run her in now - and quite frankly I find it a royal pain. Sitting astride a bike that so effortlessly pulls away from the rest of the pack and yet clamping down on that almost uncontrollable urge to open her up ....arrghh! I caught myself "cheating" a couple of times - when I saw the tach touch around 6K rpm momentarily and immediately cut back - but I'm certain that the people in the vehicles around me saw my big fat grin through my full-face lid!

      So my friends - spill the beans - am I the only one here who "sampled" his new bike's potential ?

      On a more serious note though - I hope I didn't do any damage to her .

      BTW, Manoj, the Chennai PBK sales head told me to expect the ZX6 in a few months!!?? Anybody else hear this?
      Many congrats Bro; welcome to the gang!!!
      GuRpReEt SiNgH

      Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
      Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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      • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
        I confess. I did this a no of times. I recollect me writing at the forums that one has to be a member of the clergy to adhere to most unjust 4k rpm limit.
        That PBK guy is playing his part in the game of hearsay !


        Dood 7k kms in a month is a hell lot !!!111one one I dont think even bluevolt did those many (and he has done the maximum number of kms amongst us)
        I doubt if we are anymore veteran than what you are !

        and a very horrible one at that.
        Just something to ponder over:-

        2 weeks back i helped my friend 60 years old, who has recently sold his Busa (due to its difficult riding position) and bought HONDA CB 1000R (naked); HONDA guys said that there is no breaking in/ turning in period for this bike and you can rip it as you like.
        World over car engines are pre turned in/ run in but bike engines are not then why did the HONDA guy said so (not to run in and there is no speed/ RPM limit for the first few thou Kms)
        Why are we stuck with this stupid running/ turning in period???
        WHY WHY WHY!
        LOL
        GuRpReEt SiNgH

        Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
        Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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        • any female riders??

          and gurpreet, is the black cowl available as well??

          to answer your second part - pre running in is done, agreed, but to ensure a proper seal and to let the engine bed in to real time load conditions, its always better to take it easy for the first 1000 kms, be it a car or a bike. the brakes, clutch etc all set in during this period, so its important not just for the engine, but for the rest of the components as well.


          My offerings to the gods of speed -

          - KTM Duke 200
          - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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          • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
            any female riders??

            and gurpreet, is the black cowl available as well??

            to answer your second part - pre running in is done, agreed, but to ensure a proper seal and to let the engine bed in to real time load conditions, its always better to take it easy for the first 1000 kms, be it a car or a bike. the brakes, clutch etc all set in during this period, so its important not just for the engine, but for the rest of the components as well.
            Boss, Black cowl is more easily/ readily available at the kirti nagar PBK service station, PM me if u need a guys name and number; he helped me in getting a green cowl and even forwarded it to Vasant Vihar PBK showroon as it is was more convenient for me.
            As regards running in: Got the point sir!
            GuRpReEt SiNgH

            Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
            Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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            • JD i need ur advice, i was free now and was thinking that i will go out and buy a chain cleaning spray for my ninja; I also need a good paint wax and plastic wax (for side fairing, etc.) any advice....

              I have a Castrol outlet near my home, shall i purchase any chain cleaning spray or are their any specifications for the same, Pls advise!!!
              GuRpReEt SiNgH

              Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
              Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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              • ^^ bajaj uses OKS, and its not too bad. buy the chain clean and chain lube. Also your chain will get loose after a few hundred kms, get it adjusted again.

                As to wax/polish, since most of the bike is plastic, i use 3M silicone liquid wax ( 80 rs for a 120 ml bottle ) and it works very very well. Also you can buy a formula 1 silicone protectant ( 275 bucks ) ( yellow bottle with spray nozzle at top ), for the matt black parts like battery cover, meter console, rear view mirrors, indicator plastic, rear mud guard etc.

                Works well.


                My offerings to the gods of speed -

                - KTM Duke 200
                - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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                • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                  ^^ bajaj uses OKS, and its not too bad. buy the chain clean and chain lube. Also your chain will get loose after a few hundred kms, get it adjusted again.

                  As to wax/polish, since most of the bike is plastic, i use 3M silicone liquid wax ( 80 rs for a 120 ml bottle ) and it works very very well. Also you can buy a formula 1 silicone protectant ( 275 bucks ) ( yellow bottle with spray nozzle at top ), for the matt black parts like battery cover, meter console, rear view mirrors, indicator plastic, rear mud guard etc.

                  Works well.
                  Thanks mate!
                  Now lemme try to find out these in south delhi!
                  GuRpReEt SiNgH

                  Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
                  Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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                  • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                    Took delivery of my Green Ninja yesterday.

                    Man i was so nervous and shaky for something like this. My first sportsbike. I was feeling like i was meetin some girl over a date.

                    clocked a lil over 130 kms on day1. I must say this is the best I have ridden so far. Superrrrrrrrrrb refinement and smooth is an understatement. WORTH every ruppee. Those who are sitting on the fence and flipping coins, just go and get one. You wont regret it.

                    Regarding the 4k limit i got the hang of the engine sound so i know when to shift. but sometimes i shifted a lil over 4k while overtaking... like 4.5k or close to 5k.

                    Lovin every min with her. BIG thanks to Rahul (Bluevolt), Asim (Killer Instinct), JD666, Invincible, and especially Manson who helped me decide to go for the Ninja.
                    Congrats Buddy... I know you have waited long for this.

                    Finish those pesky 1600 kms and we will go for a nice long ride.

                    Enjoy the ride and Ride Safe.
                    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 balkumar View Post
                      Hopefully not me !! thats the reason i keep pressing for safety. hope the the person was alright.

                      Thanks to Bluevolt for FZ Rear Hugger DIY Stuff.
                      Got the FZ hugger for Rs 110 at yamaha service centre

                      for Front Number Plate didn't found that much trouble with cops. even after heavy frisking going on in the city

                      i am still in search getting good gear just thinkin about alpinestars SP-X Gloves from planet dsg and for jacket and helmet my uncle is going to frankfurt next month, thinking of getting them through him.

                      there is a guy in the site with the id ontherocks adventures. i think he got some helmets and jackets too. try asking him for availablity of gears

                      @jd666- tried searching back in the thread couldn't find it

                      any photo will be helpful, i would like go for green sticker too!
                      Yup, I've been to the guy's place (ontherocks) its in sindhi colony, but he is charging a bomb. Got to find some other place.

                      A piece of advise, don't ask anyone else to get your helmet. You've got to try it on before you buy it.
                      The company I keep:
                      Yamaha Rx100
                      Yamaha RD 350 (HT)
                      Bajaj Pulsar 150
                      Kawasaki Ninja 250r

                      RIDE SAFE! IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU, WHO'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR BIKE?

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                      • Originally posted by Yasser View Post
                        Yup, I've been to the guy's place (ontherocks) its in sindhi colony, but he is charging a bomb. Got to find some other place.

                        A piece of advise, don't ask anyone else to get your helmet. You've got to try it on before you buy it.
                        Hyd is no place to buy riding gears. One can find few gears here and there but they are not worth the premium we pay when compared to other cities. Best option is to get it from other cities when u visit personally!

                        Helmets if you are lucky and with good bargaining skills.......u can find not-so-bad-deal here!
                        07 HH Zma
                        11 Honda Aviator DLX
                        14 Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI (Now Caged:( )
                        16 Scooty Zest
                        11 CBR 250R

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                        • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                          Took delivery of my Green Ninja yesterday.

                          Man i was so nervous and shaky for something like this. My first sportsbike. I was feeling like i was meetin some girl over a date.

                          clocked a lil over 130 kms on day1. I must say this is the best I have ridden so far. Superrrrrrrrrrb refinement and smooth is an understatement. WORTH every ruppee. Those who are sitting on the fence and flipping coins, just go and get one. You wont regret it.

                          Regarding the 4k limit i got the hang of the engine sound so i know when to shift. but sometimes i shifted a lil over 4k while overtaking... like 4.5k or close to 5k.

                          Lovin every min with her. BIG thanks to Rahul (Bluevolt), Asim (Killer Instinct), JD666, Invincible, and especially Manson who helped me decide to go for the Ninja.

                          Good to know you got it way before you expected! Congrats!

                          ps: you coming tommorrow? Today I am stuck in office

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                          • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                            http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...tml#post346640

                            heres the post, and the bike after rim tapes looks like this - ( the green one is malliah's )
                            What a nice pic. Both green and a bloody well stickered Black in one frame !
                            Jd yours is the best looking Ninja on the boards, or so I think.

                            So many new member and new pics being posted...its tempting me to not sell my Ninja
                            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
                              So many new member and new pics being posted...its tempting me to not sell my Ninja
                              I hope you don't... but even if you do.... I hope you continue to be an active member of this thread.

                              You have been source of really good info on the Ninja.

                              Cheers.
                              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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                              • Thanks Gurpreet, JD, happy to be here! BTW, is there anybody from Chennai here? Would be happy to hook up !

                                @ Aditya - Congrats man! I know exactly how you feel!
                                @ Jakrap, thanks for the advice bro.

                                @JD - don't think we have any female riders on this forum - yet. Pity as it would have been nice to get a lady's perspective - the wife loves it though! Incidentally, is it true that carrying a passenger should be avoided during the running - in?

                                I have a question for the seniors, though a little off-topic; - where can I get "breathable" pants with armour and protective padding? I have a breathable mesh jacket from Cramster, which is ok for now but am unable to get a pair of mesh pants. Does anyone have opinions on the 'Joe Rocket' brand?

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