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  • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
    A rider must use his peripheral vision and not focus on one object for too long. If you are headed to an obstruction in your path, look away for an exit point. If you continue to gaze at the obstruction in your path you will most likely crash into it. This is not verbatim but pretty much what the topic states in a nutshell.
    This reminds me of the article written by Old Fox&also makes me recount my one&only crash on the R15, when I was staring at the pedestrian who jumped off the divider into my path, instead of looking for an exit. No one fell down or got hurt, neither the bike, but the front cowl cracked.

    @sheelpriye: There is a LOT of difference in the R15&Ninja's rear brakes. From what I hear, the Ninja's rear brakes are scary at times too. In contrast, the R15 cannot be stopped without using the front. Rear remains only as a support. Ask guys like JD who have both!
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    • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
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      @sheelpriye: There is a LOT of difference in the R15&Ninja's rear brakes. From what I hear, the Ninja's rear brakes are scary at times too. In contrast, the R15 cannot be stopped without using the front. Rear remains only as a support. Ask guys like JD who have both!
      Which bike can be stopped w/o using the front?(in a short distance)

      You should know when the rear tire is locking, so that you back off and get on it(the brake bulb should be on as you would still be toeing with it)
      Progression/Modulation is the key.(Engine braking too comes into picture and aids your rear tire and the brakes help in reigning the over excited rear tire)
      Last edited by sheelpriye; 06-30-2010, 03:35 PM.

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      • Lets carry over our discussions over here for the benefit of 250R owners

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        • To all the Green & Black Ninja 250R owners - I've one question; pardon my ignorance if its not applicable & pls explain as why.

          What about the tappet adjustments? Are they adjusted manually or automatically (like in cars)? What're the riding intervals at which this adjustments needs to be made? Can this work carried out at home or only at service centres? Tks.
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          Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
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          • Originally posted by aargee View Post
            What about the tappet adjustments? Are they adjusted manually or automatically (like in cars)? What're the riding intervals at which this adjustments needs to be made? Can this work carried out at home or only at service centres? Tks.
            AFAIK tappet adjustments or valve clearance adjustments are never done unless there is excessive noise from the tappets or valves.

            Never heard about cars which have auto tappet adjustments. I may be wrong though. My esteem's tappets never needed adjustment (run 60k kms) unless the service guys did it and i didnt see it in the bill.

            Search the ninjette forum. I recollect seeing a thread on this.
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            • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
              AFAIK tappet adjustments or valve clearance adjustments are never done unless there is excessive noise from the tappets or valves.
              Yes, I'm aware of this. Since this is a 4 stroke, it requires a tappet adjustment & hence I wanted to understand how is it handled? Appreciate if you can throw some light on this.

              Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
              Never heard about cars which have auto tappet adjustments. I may be wrong though. My esteem's tappets never needed adjustment (run 60k kms) unless the service guys did it and i didnt see it in the bill.
              Almost all cars have auto tappet adjustment. I'm sure on Maruti, but I guess it should be the same for other cars.

              Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
              Search the ninjette forum. I recollect seeing a thread on this.
              You mean this thread or else where?
              Skill is what keeps you on a Motorcycle
              Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
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              • Originally posted by aargee View Post
                To all the Green & Black Ninja 250R owners - I've one question; pardon my ignorance if its not applicable & pls explain as why.

                What about the tappet adjustments? Are they adjusted manually or automatically (like in cars)? What're the riding intervals at which this adjustments needs to be made? Can this work carried out at home or only at service centres? Tks.
                Hi aargee, tappet adjustments have to be made once in two years, or every 15,000 or 30,000 kms ( im not sure which interval).

                There are a set of pre-sized shims which are available for the ninja. They have to be measured, and as per the play in the tappets, have to be installed with the valve train.


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                • Originally posted by aargee View Post
                  You mean this thread or else where?
                  There are some articles here : ninjette.org - Powered by vBulletin

                  Hope it helps.
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                  • @Aditya & JD - Thanks guys; If I understood you guys, the tappet adjustments will be on greater intervals unlike Pulsars & RE's that require frequent tappet adjustment. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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                    Awareness + Skill is what keeps you out of harm's way
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                    • To all the guys who were in the discussion about braking safely, I have moved the posts to the Braking thread in the Ride Safe category. The location is here:



                      Please carry on your discussion here.

                      Thanks.
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                        • Originally posted by forty6 View Post
                          The film opens at 4000 rpm.......
                          ROFLMAO !!!

                          This has got to be the funniest and most "sexist" way of experiencing the ninja. LOL.

                          Are you a scriptwriter for ahem-"movies", mills and boon stuff? You had me in splits man.
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                          • ^^ Amazing, brilliant write-up! Ofcourse Sexy too.........!
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                            • Crazy review.. Loved it


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                              • Awesome man...

                                Awesome review man... being a Ninja rider can relate very well... Your imagination is fantafabulous

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