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    Guys,

    Any suggestions for bike covers...esp to shield Mumbai rains...?

    Thnx

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    • Guys, any idea where I can pick up the below book. Its a must read for all bikers. I know i can download it but I prefer the hard copy... not an eBook.

      'Sport Riding Techniques' by Nick Ienatsch. Checked on landmark online and no joy.

      Originally posted by A-mod View Post
      Any suggestions for bike covers...esp to shield Mumbai rains...?
      This has been answered before.

      Bluevolt has an Oxford Rainex. Saw it the other day and its quality is excellent. Safe to use when the bike is hot and a worthwhile investment.

      Buy it online. Search on eBay for deals on this product.
      ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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      • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
        Guys, any idea where I can pick up the below book. Its a must read for all bikers. I know i can download it but I prefer the hard copy... not an eBook.

        'Sport Riding Techniques' by Nick Ienatsch. Checked on landmark online and no joy.



        This has been answered before.

        Bluevolt has an Oxford Rainex. Saw it the other day and its quality is excellent. Safe to use when the bike is hot and a worthwhile investment.

        Buy it online. Search on eBay for deals on this product.
        Try Amazon. Most of us, the Pune xBhpians use this book as a reference manual.
        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 JAKRAP View Post
          Did a trip to kerala a couple of weeks back. THats 1500kms one way. Had no issues in touring. Its comfortable riding at 120-140 for long stretches without any heating issues. But to give your "butt" some relief keep changing the riding position once in a while.

          If you are taking about aftermarket windscreen, am not sure about how it would solve the normal problems like wind on the chest and helmet.

          THe impact of wind hitting your chest is not much till speeds of 120 assuming you would be riding with a good jacket.
          But the impact on the helmet is quite bad. If you turn your head sideways, you might be decapitatated.

          A tall windcreen would make the NInja look really ridiculous. A short wind screen might be of better use, thou not much, if riding at high speeds of 140 above. The best way is to crouch and ride, at such speeds, for which the existing windscreen is quite enough. So cant see much dope in getting a new windscreen

          If you meant saddle bags as "Luggage" You could get cramster saddle bags or source one from abroad

          Thanks for the info JAKRAP. I did mean saddlebags. I've had friends who used the Ninja for some light touring in the US. 2006 models fitted with Ventura racks and Givi hard cases. Apparently the hard luggage is great for wet conditions. Also, seems like a rack behind the pillion rider made his/her ride more comfortable as well. I just wanted to know if there are such options available for us here in India. The tall windscreen does look like crap, but I was told they were super. All three of those Ninjas had windscreens from this vendor: http://www.mikesshields.com/

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          • Originally posted by A-mod View Post
            Guys,

            Any suggestions for bike covers...esp to shield Mumbai rains...?

            Thnx
            I've seen the cover bluevolt uses for his Ninja and its very good.

            If you want something cheaper go for this>

            Kawasaki Ninja 250R 250 R Bike Motorcycle Cover 86-08 2 : eBay Motors (item 360261450790 end time May-13-10 20:31:10 PDT)

            I am using this cover and it cost me Rs. 700, the material is very thin however is heat resistant and easy to carry.

            Though I make it a point not to cover the Exhaust when its hot.
            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 A-mod View Post
              Guys,

              Any suggestions for bike covers...esp to shield Mumbai rains...?

              Thnx
              @Amod, the cover thats available with probiking does a fantastic job too. It also costs 700 bucks

              Originally posted by Ram1883 View Post
              Thanks for the info JAKRAP. I did mean saddlebags. I've had friends who used the Ninja for some light touring in the US. 2006 models fitted with Ventura racks and Givi hard cases. Apparently the hard luggage is great for wet conditions. Also, seems like a rack behind the pillion rider made his/her ride more comfortable as well. I just wanted to know if there are such options available for us here in India. The tall windscreen does look like crap, but I was told they were super. All three of those Ninjas had windscreens from this vendor: http://www.mikesshields.com/
              @Ram1883, THese windshields are for the previous version of kawi Ninja from 1988 to 2007. Am not sure if these would fit the current version as the styling looks different
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              • Originally posted by Ram1883 View Post
                Thanks for the info JAKRAP. I did mean saddlebags. I've had friends who used the Ninja for some light touring in the US. 2006 models fitted with Ventura racks and Givi hard cases. Apparently the hard luggage is great for wet conditions. Also, seems like a rack behind the pillion rider made his/her ride more comfortable as well. I just wanted to know if there are such options available for us here in India. The tall windscreen does look like crap, but I was told they were super. All three of those Ninjas had windscreens from this vendor: http://www.mikesshields.com/
                Hard luggage is impossible to fit on the Ninja without drilling a hole in the plastics. It is better to get soft saddle and tail bags (Oxford, RJay's etc) which you can fix and remove at will. Most of them come with waterproof covers, so rains are really not a bother. Cramster bags won't fit on a sports bike, so that rules out the option. Ventura racks look ugly, IMHO. A snap on-off tail bag is better anyday. By the way, I have a Ventura tail bag, immensely easy to use and practical.

                There are after market windscreens from brands like Puig which offer a higher lip, which will translate into better wind resistance when crouched on the tank. They look good too.

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                • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                  'Sport Riding Techniques' by Nick Ienatsch. Checked on landmark online and no joy.
                  Buy it online. Search on eBay for deals on this product.
                  Originally posted by niranjanvaidya View Post
                  Try Amazon. Most of us, the Pune xBhpians use this book as a reference manual.
                  I will be honest..
                  google "sports riding techniques pdf"
                  play around with words like "download" adding it as a suffix or a prefix and Voila...you wil get a pdf book.

                  I downloaded it from the nets but dont have its link anymore
                  If you PM me ur email ID i can send it to you !
                  I do not follow Sports Riding Techniques( I have read it twice and have found it to be inferior to Kieth Codes book.)
                  I would rather use "twist of the wrist" by KiethCode...its considered as the bible of sports bikes and how to ride them with a lot of focus on cornering. Can email u that too
                  Last edited by TenHut; 05-12-2010, 10:30 PM.
                  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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                  • White anyone?

                    YouTube - ninja250 stunt in thailand 1

                    Last edited by haxor; 05-12-2010, 10:32 PM.
                    Speak Less,Speak Wise!

                    Sarcasm is my automatic response to stupidity.

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                    • I LOVE EVERY BIKE IN WHITE

                      That ninja looks Hawt !
                      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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                      • That slip on and all metallic pegs are look fab.
                        The Magician"

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                        • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                          I will be honest..
                          google "sports riding techniques pdf"
                          play around with words like "download" adding it as a suffix or a prefix and Voila...you wil get a pdf book.

                          I downloaded it from the nets but dont have its link anymore
                          If you PM me ur email ID i can send it to you !
                          I do not follow Sports Riding Techniques( I have read it twice and have found it to be inferior to Kieth Codes book.)
                          I would rather use "twist of the wrist" by KiethCode...its considered as the bible of sports bikes and how to ride them with a lot of focus on cornering. Can email u that too
                          Twist of the wrist is here

                          Vol1 - Twist of the Wrist 1

                          Vol2 - Twist of the Wrist 2

                          create a login ID in scribd with your mailID for download as PDF, its free

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                          • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                            I LOVE EVERY BIKE IN WHITE

                            That ninja looks Hawt !
                            Right said....white looks gorgeous...second only to black!

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                            • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                              I will be honest..
                              google "sports riding techniques pdf"
                              play around with words like "download" adding it as a suffix or a prefix and Voila...you wil get a pdf book.

                              I downloaded it from the nets but dont have its link anymore
                              If you PM me ur email ID i can send it to you !
                              I do not follow Sports Riding Techniques( I have read it twice and have found it to be inferior to Kieth Codes book.)
                              I would rather use "twist of the wrist" by KiethCode...its considered as the bible of sports bikes and how to ride them with a lot of focus on cornering. Can email u that too
                              Hey! Tenhut,
                              Will appreciate it if you could send it to my e-mail too. Its: [email protected]
                              Thanks!
                              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 bluevolt View Post
                                Hard luggage is impossible to fit on the Ninja without drilling a hole in the plastics. It is better to get soft saddle and tail bags (Oxford, RJay's etc) which you can fix and remove at will. Most of them come with waterproof covers, so rains are really not a bother. Cramster bags won't fit on a sports bike, so that rules out the option. Ventura racks look ugly, IMHO. A snap on-off tail bag is better anyday. By the way, I have a Ventura tail bag, immensely easy to use and practical.

                                There are after market windscreens from brands like Puig which offer a higher lip, which will translate into better wind resistance when crouched on the tank. They look good too.

                                Thanks BlueVolt. Really appreciate it. I'll look that up.

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