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  • Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
    can someone throw some light on a rear prop/stand for the ninja ? or DIY for a stand ?

    how to lift the rear wheel of the ninja for chain lube ?
    Just yesterday I cleaned & lubed ninja's chain without the stand. All I had to do was move the bike back & forth. I used Motul Chain Clean & Lube.

    P.S.-if anybody wants Motul Chain Clean & Lube @ wholesale price (Rs. 800 for both, which is 930 (450+480) at retail), Let me know.
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    • Originally posted by vrathor View Post
      Just yesterday I cleaned & lubed ninja's chain without the stand. All I had to do was move the bike back & forth. I used Motul Chain Clean & Lube.

      P.S.-if anybody wants Motul Chain Clean & Lube @ wholesale price (Rs. 800 for both, which is 930 (450+480) at retail), Let me know.
      yeh i want it please pm me how i can sent u the payment
      Mountain biking on impulse with my wife and our bike goes down in water

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      my saddle sore 1600k is official - the story

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      • Originally posted by onlinesatish View Post
        @riaz

        Knowing u, suggest u to take a ZMR or a ZMA. if u do buy a N250R or a R15, i see my dear vodhina turning into a mahankali. Top of it ur Wrist!
        Grrr..The shock has already been given.

        Originally posted by MT01 View Post
        The Ninja thread isnt the best place to NOT recommend a Ninja.
        And it isnt the best place to ask for advice either.

        Anyways, my advice would be save the 3 lakh and wait for the 650 comet.

        Then pay the 3 Lakh as downpayment and get installments for the rest of the amount.

        If you are not interested, then, well, go for the R15.
        The monetary difference is huge.
        For me Ninja 250 is more practical, and that would be the one I will settle with. Because I would be using for regular commuting and the rides.

        If I take a 600cc bike..I would be requiring another bike for regular commuting with decent mileage and can use 600cc for just spins around may be and rides..that are not the major part to consider.


        Originally posted by onlinesatish View Post
        I do understand that MT01........but i did not suggest him N250R primarily for his wrist. He had an accident 2 years back. His wrist still pains if it takes some load! tht was one of the main reason why he sold his R15.

        Anyways i think we are going OT!
        Its not the wrist...its elbow.

        R15 is almost out of the list with only things being there are Ninja 250 and ZMA. Im not much keen on ZMR considering its weight, otherwise its fine.


        Any how...95% of chances are there that Ninja would be booked once I return back.
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        • Well, if tou do a lot of touring, then ZMA
          Otherwise Ninja

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          • Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
            can someone throw some light on a rear prop/stand for the ninja ? or DIY for a stand ?

            how to lift the rear wheel of the ninja for chain lube ?
            can be made. Buy the R15 paddock stand. Cut it at the middle ( from where you exert force to lift the bike up. Then put about 1 and a 1/2 inch piece of pipe in between and get it welded, that will make the mounting points slightly wider, and then it can be used for the ninja.


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            • Rode my Ninja solo to Yercaud and back today for 500 kms/8 hours. I got caught in torrential downpour which lasted for 350 odd kms - happy to know the bike copes well in the rain, even at decent speeds.

              accuweather.com sucks big time! They said. "Partly sunny, clouds and trace rainfall"...bah! Good I was carrying my rain gear, so I enjoyed the ride throughly without getting soaked...

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              • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                can be made. Buy the R15 paddock stand. Cut it at the middle ( from where you exert force to lift the bike up. Then put about 1 and a 1/2 inch piece of pipe in between and get it welded, that will make the mounting points slightly wider, and then it can be used for the ninja.
                thanks JD, i will be going in for it.

                riding in rains has made a mess on the internals of my ninja. had a tough time to wash her clean. got to do BV's DIY on wheel hugger.

                bajaj is unreasonable in not providing a wheel hugger at least as an option in india.
                Last edited by harikeshpk; 08-15-2010, 09:40 PM. Reason: to add detail
                Mountain biking on impulse with my wife and our bike goes down in water

                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...own-water.html

                my saddle sore 1600k is official - the story

                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...ddle-sore.html

                my space
                www.harikesh.com

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                • Braking techniques

                  Hey guys...need some pointers on proper braking techniques (generic or Ninja specific)...rode in the rains today, had to apply emergency brakes and the rear part of the bike started swaying till I released the brakes...not sure what I did wrong here...rains are bad in Mbai, so don't want to get into any mess with the bike...

                  Thanks a ton...

                  Cheers,
                  Amod.

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                  • Originally posted by AMG View Post
                    Well, if tou do a lot of touring, then ZMA
                    Otherwise Ninja
                    Whats wrong with touring on the Ninja?

                    Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                    Rode my Ninja solo to Yercaud and back today for 500 kms/8 hours. I got caught in torrential downpour which lasted for 350 odd kms - happy to know the bike copes well in the rain, even at decent speeds.

                    accuweather.com sucks big time! They said. "Partly sunny, clouds and trace rainfall"...bah! Good I was carrying my rain gear, so I enjoyed the ride throughly without getting soaked...
                    I have ridden the Ninja through some of the most torrential rainfall I have seen in my life (Khopoli, Lonavla) with near zero visibility. Not a single problem.

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                    • @a-mod - engine braking, and pumping brakes, no hard or sudden braking in water. also try and come to terms with the grip levels of the tyres in the wet, that will always help. you can also downshift in an emergency, provided you have adequate time to react and respond.


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                      • Why do Ninja repair looks ridiculously overpriced to me? I was at the indranagar pbk a few days back saw a green ninja with scratches in one side of the fairing (not even the headlights) and the gear lever bent stuck in 3rd gear.

                        Was told that it was a fall due to sudden braking when passing over a stone or something. No other physical damage was noticed.

                        The cost of repair was 1.4 lacs, after insurance the guy had to pay something close to 70k. Is this normal? Half of the bike price cant be just the gear lever and a piece of the fairing, or i am missing something here?

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                        • Originally posted by ang View Post
                          Why do Ninja repair looks ridiculously overpriced to me? I was at the indranagar pbk a few days back saw a green ninja with scratches in one side of the fairing (not even the headlights) and the gear lever bent stuck in 3rd gear.

                          Was told that it was a fall due to sudden braking when passing over a stone or something. No other physical damage was noticed.

                          The cost of repair was 1.4 lacs, after insurance the guy had to pay something close to 70k. Is this normal? Half of the bike price cant be just the gear lever and a piece of the fairing, or i am missing something here?
                          Well the fairing comes for around 20K..So am not sure that was the only damage. He/she should have damaged his forks or radiator etal.
                          YOu must have probably seen the bike after it got repaired (and before they put a new fairing)
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                          • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                            Well the fairing comes for around 20K..So am not sure that was the only damage. He/she should have damaged his forks or radiator etal.
                            YOu must have probably seen the bike after it got repaired (and before they put a new fairing)
                            Yes, that bike damaged its fork as well and that needed to be replaced too. And the entire fairing is going to be replaced (sides, top). And someone whacked the entire headlight assembly while the bike was lying on the road after the accident, so add that to the cost too.

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                            • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                              Yes, that bike damaged its fork as well and that needed to be replaced too. And the entire fairing is going to be replaced (sides, top). And someone whacked the entire headlight assembly while the bike was lying on the road after the accident, so add that to the cost too.
                              When i went for an oil change last month i saw a green ninja which had been badly thrashed. Apparently the rider crashed into a divider at high speed near hebbal. Helmet shattered and he was lying unconcious with a head injury and a broken leg. An autowallah took him to a hospital where he is recovering from the past month or two. He wont be able to walk for 6 months is what i heard. This is the story i got from one of the people in the ninja service bay's.

                              Here are the pics. sorry for the quality. taken from my phone.

                              edit - the repair estimate seems fathomable. 10k for the fairing on each side, 18k for the end can, 12k for the headlight (and since the shattered one was stolen and no fragments or unit was recovered, the insurance co. wont pay for this part), 4k for each turn indicator... plus other parts and labor.
                              Last edited by n_aditya; 08-16-2010, 12:11 PM.
                              ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                              • Guys how is ninja for the touring purpose? Can it be used as a daily use bike as well???

                                I mean so far i've read only good points here (I Know coz it has all those) but can some one point out any of the issues faced?

                                Some plans brewing up my sleeves so would like to know the feedback
                                My thoughts...
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