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  • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
    A-tech is just too expensive - I would suggest the FZ hugger which will cost you only Rs.150 only. I used to lust after the A-Tech parts, but I realized the cost is simply not worth it. The hugger takes most of the muck - not the perfect place for using carbon fibre.



    I'll be blunt - I still like the stock exhaust sound better. Everything else I have seen offline or online is just more noise after paying Rs.20k+
    Thanks bluevolt...btw...that was ur 999th post ...damn...u guys are freakkkin regular here...to be honest, me too am not a huge after mkt slip-on/exhaust fan...but Vicky_R15's got a TBRs and man it shakes the road when it arrives...Growler comes close to it (talkin purely on basis of sound v/s price) at Rs.14K (Rs.20K in India)...thinkin of goin for it after months of pondering...The A-tech was something I came across so shared...no clue wot they say on the site as the google translator was not all the efficient ...me too got a FZ hugger...they cost Rs.110 in Mbai...y is everythin more expensive in Blore ???

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    • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
      I cannot afford to be so blunt when commenting on exhausts for the Ninja250R...not after what I have done to my own Blade...dont wanna be labelled as a hypocrite. But like you I too really feel that the Ninja250R/ parallel twins are best left stock..they sound like an electric shaver/dirt bike at high revs when running on an aftermarket exhaust.
      If your intention is to get LOUD then go for it ofcourse. If you want good sound leave the bike stock ! To each his own though.
      Tenhut dude...its your video's which made me rethink on my no after-market add-ons policy, esp the slip-on/exhaust bit...grrrrrr...The blade sounds out of the world in the videos...feel like headin for Pune to hear it in person...jokes apart, u are right...the parallel twins will never ever sound like an inline 4...(rembr the R6 video I posted a while ago)...the hum is orgasmic-ally crazy...
      Last edited by A-mod; 07-31-2010, 08:07 PM.

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      • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
        I cannot afford to be so blunt when commenting on exhausts for the Ninja250R...not after what I have done to my own Blade...dont wanna be labelled as a hypocrite. But like you I too really feel that the Ninja250R/ parallel twins are best left stock..they sound like an electric shaver/dirt bike at high revs when running on an aftermarket exhaust.
        If your intention is to get LOUD then go for it ofcourse. If you want good sound leave the bike stock ! To each his own though.
        I too think Ninja sounds better stock. It isnt very loud but it atleast sounds like a multi-cylinder bike, that it is.

        Originally posted by TenHut View Post
        Awesome update and thanks for sharing. So when only one of your spark plugs was working...does it mean only one of the cylinders was under operation ? Ninja has only one spark plug per cylinder !
        Which leads me to thinking that the second plug WAS working. It malfunctioned at higher revs since it was loose, is what I am thinking. Hence the stuttering at 6k rpm perhaps ? Sorry I am theory making here :P
        Even I am theorizing at this point.I cant seem correlate the heat phenomenon either.
        I am just hoping that was the issue. Anyway, we will find out soon enough.

        Originally posted by jd666 View Post
        ^^ no, at higher revs the crank will smooth out the vibes and the jerking wont be felt, though a loss of power for sure.

        interesting find. the ST cable what the manager was saying must be the "HT" cable, or high tension ( due to the high potential difference in it ), which comes from the ignition coil to the sparkplug.
        He probably said HT, I might have mis-heard. Thanks for clarifying.

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        • @ hyperion
          the bike cant overheat just because of running one spark plug.
          The other issues are OK.

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          • Originally posted by MT01 View Post
            @ hyperion
            the bike cant overheat just because of running one spark plug.
            The other issues are OK.
            It wasnt overheating. It would start stuttering at about 6K RPM when the engine was really hot.

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            • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
              I cannot afford to be so blunt when commenting on exhausts for the Ninja250R...not after what I have done to my own Blade...dont wanna be labelled as a hypocrite. But like you I too really feel that the Ninja250R/ parallel twins are best left stock..they sound like an electric shaver/dirt bike at high revs when running on an aftermarket exhaust.
              If your intention is to get LOUD then go for it ofcourse. If you want good sound leave the bike stock ! To each his own though.
              I'm sure after market exhausts do wonders to inline fours since you already have great sound as a foundation to build on. No wonder people are going gaga over the racefit on your Fireblade!

              My comment was specific to the Ninja 250 which is, well, a 250 and a twin at that. So no amount of money spent on exhaust can get the rich sound of inline fours, and I do hope owners realize that.

              Originally posted by A-mod View Post
              The A-tech was something I came across so shared...no clue wot they say on the site as the google translator was not all the efficient ...me too got a FZ hugger...they cost Rs.110 in Mbai...y is everythin more expensive in Blore ???
              A-Tech is a Japanese company. Most of the bits are Rs.15k +.

              I'm sure the taxes here bump the prices of everything!

              There - that's my 1000th post!

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              • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                My comment was specific to the Ninja 250 which is, well, a 250 and a twin at that. So no amount of money spent on exhaust can get the rich sound of inline fours, and I do hope owners realize that.
                Yup, the cubes and cylinders or lack of it.

                I know the tax structures in India is horrid to say the least and owners can't really upgrade to bigger Motorcycle due to price and lack of any good package between 400-800cc.

                Do more track-days and ride as much as you guys can, 250R can do 90, which ain't a joke on public roads at-least in India, the only negative which I came across this Motorcycle is its frame, the twin spar, wish it had a more able chasis. a la deltabox. but neverthless its a neutral handler and is a good bike to cut teeth on for bigger upgrades in future.

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                • Guys...quick question...Has anyone on the forum (or beyond) installed the Hot bodies MGP growler on their Ninja...somehow not able to recollect...saw the reviews...most of the USA owners say its beyond the permissible sound limits...anything we need to worry about the same in India...?
                  Last edited by A-mod; 08-02-2010, 01:34 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by A-mod View Post
                    Guys...quick question...Has anyone on the forum (or beyond) installed the Hot bodies MGP growler on their Ninja...somehow not able to recollect...saw the reviews...most of the USA owners say its beyond the permissible sound limits...anything we need to worry about the same in India...?
                    growler exhausts from HotBodies, Racefit or from any other company for that matter, will always be beyond permissible limits all the world over. They are not street legal.
                    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 some new riding gear

                      Guys how you doing..Been a long time.....Got some new riding gear from UK...
                      1) SPADA Racing suit
                      2) VCAN Helmet
                      3) Waterproof Gloves
                      4) Oxford WP Boots.

                      The only thing missing is a bike now!! ..Hoping to get re-united with my NInja in atleast the next three months.
                      http://www.californiasuperbikeschoolindia.blogspot.com

                      http://www.married2dabike.blogspot.com


                      The only two "PURE" experiences in life are"SINGLE MALT" and "BIKING".

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                      • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                        Interesting issue with the Ninja.
                        Yesterday, on the way to office, the Ninja suddenly started acting weird. The bike would stutter at 6K on the tacho. Exactly how it does when the rev-limiter kicks.
                        My initial guess was clogged fuel injectors.
                        I called up Mr.Divekar here and explained the issue to him. He asked me to come the next day. I took the bike to Sai Service in the morning. On the way noticed the same issue.
                        At Sai Service, Sachin (one of the Ninja engineers there), took a test ride and noticed the same problem. Mr.Divekar decided to take another ride however, did not notice the issue at all.
                        After a couple of rides the observation was the same.

                        So I took the bike home. There is a part of bypass highway on the way to my home. I didnt notice the problem either when opened up the bike here.
                        After I hit city traffic, the bike started heating up and at one of the traffic signals near my home, the bike was idling. Soon it started to flutter and eventually died.
                        I started it up again, after idling for a couple of seconds, it died again.
                        I pulled over and let the bike cool down. When I started it afterwards, the started and was running fine. By the time, I got home, the bike was all hot again and the same thing happened.
                        I tried a little experiment in my parking. After the bike cooled down, I let it idle till it reached the temperature where the radiator fan would spin. When it reached there, the bike died , just like at the traffic signal.

                        I called up Mr.Divekar again, he asked to come a little later to the service center. When I took it there, the engineer there noticed that one of the Spark plug connector cables,
                        ( Mr.Divekar used the term ST cable. Not sure what that is) was loose and essentially the bike was running on just one Spark plug. After they fixed the problem, we tried out the same experiment , however this time the bike showed no signs of dying.
                        I took the bike home, so far no issues. Though I will not jump to conclusion just yet.

                        Not sure what caused the connector to come loose. I can only guess it must be the bumpy city roads.
                        Thanks for sharing that buddy. That was useful. Also, it seems that the service engineers are still in an infant stage and have a lot to learn.

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                        • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                          Guys how you doing..Been a long time.....Got some new riding gear from UK...
                          1) SPADA Racing suit
                          2) VCAN Helmet
                          3) Waterproof Gloves
                          4) Oxford WP Boots.

                          The only thing missing is a bike now!! ..Hoping to get re-united with my NInja in atleast the next three months.
                          How much were the waterproof gloves for? What make?

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                          • Ninja road trip

                            Bombay-Pune Ninja owners...anyone game for a small g2g somewhere in between our cities (lonavala, khandala) or some 3rd place all-together? The 14-15 wala weekend?

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                            • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                              How much were the waterproof gloves for? What make?
                              Its Richa Waterproof gloves..Nice fit..Got it for 50 quid..(pounds)
                              http://www.californiasuperbikeschoolindia.blogspot.com

                              http://www.married2dabike.blogspot.com


                              The only two "PURE" experiences in life are"SINGLE MALT" and "BIKING".

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                              • Originally posted by A-mod View Post
                                Bombay-Pune Ninja owners...anyone game for a small g2g somewhere in between our cities (lonavala, khandala) or some 3rd place all-together? The 14-15 wala weekend?
                                Mumbai, Pune have so many active members that u will have a tough time arranging an ONLY ninja meet. It will be easier to call for a Mumbai-Pune g2g for all riders and you will see a handful of Ninjas parked at the venue for you to socialise with.
                                I think 1st August saw a huge turn up for the Mumbai-Pune overnight g2g at Bhandardara. These joint g2gs are insane fun i believe.
                                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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