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  • Originally posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
    Bad Luck my friend! Sorry to hear about it! There is a technique that I learned about 20 years ago from a young boy/mechanic working with Yezdis and Bullets and I recently found the same being advised by other people too. In fact you can watch a video of this method here - YouTube - How To Pick Up a Dropped Motorcycle.

    Guess it's never to late to learn something new! Get well soon!

    P.S. Chennai Xbhp planning a ride to Vellore this Sunday. Maybe we can come and visit our injured veteran.
    welcome.. guys

    my problem was i used to lift my bullet without any concern and hence the casual approach and paid the price.

    thanks for the video. the weight has to be on your legs and not on you back. thats the way it needs to be done. my weightlifter brother had told me. the video reinforces the point.
    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
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    • Running in the ninja 250r

      Did anyone try the Duke's or Motoman method of running in?

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      • which model?

        which version are we getting in India? Is it the 2008 ninja or the 2009 ninja?

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        • Originally posted by TorqueMaster View Post
          which version are we getting in India? Is it the 2008 ninja or the 2009 ninja?
          to quote official terminology its the 2010 version
          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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          • Originally posted by tibby View Post
            Gotta be really careful using this technique I'd say. I little more effort put in in raising the bike, & it will fall over onto the other side.

            You're absolutely right - if the bike is on it's left side you have the problem, and need to be extra careful but if it's on the right, simply open the kickstand and rock the bike onto the stand.

            Like so:YouTube - How to Pick up Your Motorcycle... like a girl



            Either way, I think saving your back is as important. The kid I saw doing this all those years ago was maybe 15 years old and far too small to physically lift the bikes, so I was amazed to watch him do it. Stuck in my head ever since.

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            • Originally posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
              You're absolutely right - if the bike is on it's left side you have the problem, and need to be extra careful but if it's on the right, simply open the kickstand and rock the bike onto the stand.


              Either way, I think saving your back is as important. The kid I saw doing this all those years ago was maybe 15 years old and far too small to physically lift the bikes, so I was amazed to watch him do it. Stuck in my head ever since.
              good one thanks
              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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              • Originally posted by Sunnyside_up! View Post
                You're absolutely right - if the bike is on it's left side you have the problem, and need to be extra careful but if it's on the right, simply open the kickstand and rock the bike onto the stand.

                Like so:YouTube - How to Pick up Your Motorcycle... like a girl

                Either way, I think saving your back is as important. The kid I saw doing this all those years ago was maybe 15 years old and far too small to physically lift the bikes, so I was amazed to watch him do it. Stuck in my head ever since.
                Yes! Lifting from the right is easier, thanks to the side-stand on the left for support!
                For lifting from the left, one better have some practise, or help around.

                My back is hurting right now, so I'm not risking taking the bike out until the back has healed.

                My views on the YZF-R15 V2.0: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/news/198...tml#post699240

                The pleasure is when your rear wheel slides, and you bring it back; and when the front wheel lifts, you take your time bringing it back.

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                • Running in Ninja 250R

                  Has anyone tried the Duke or the Motoman method of running in a bike especially the Kawasaki Ninja 250R?

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                  • Query approved and the topics merged.
                    (Been There Done That) x 3.25

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                    • Originally posted by TorqueMaster View Post
                      Has anyone tried the Duke or the Motoman method of running in a bike especially the Kawasaki Ninja 250R?
                      the duke and motoman method will screw your bike engine upside down and its better not to experiment at all.

                      please follow the manufacturers run in. I am yet to hear any one screw up their bikes following the manufacturers run in.

                      i have seen a few pistons exposed. i am yet to see a squeaky clean piston. if you are hell bent on screwing up your bike try the method.

                      you have a 50% chance of making it without major engine damage. if its the other way no warranty and no engine.

                      i love my bike i will never try foolish experiments.
                      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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                      • break in

                        i followed the 4k rpm mark till 600 kms and after that i saw that my bike was getting heated more at 4k so i started doing short burst after that right now its 785 n i m taking it to 6k rpm easily and drive it at 5k where it makes much smoother sound n less heat n it giving nice 25kmpl .....the thing is that i will be getting oil change again at 1200 kms ....

                        first it was changed at 630 kms....i am not following kawasaki's break in .
                        lots of material on net about break in ninja n i have bikes before n i have never followed manufacturer's method and they have all done well.....its just oil change and other few minor things need to be taken care off...

                        valves settled at higher rpm if rings settles at low rpm....and its everywhere catalogues ur engine is broken 80 - 90% during first 200 kms .....ok and whenever they put it out on assembly line they do test at the end where they put rear wheel on a roller and give it a nice throttle .....i have worked on yamaha's faridabad assembly line during my engineering training so i know that and secondly whenever u buy a bike is it reading 0 kms???

                        after 1200 i will take it to 8k rpm n after 1400 gonna go full throttle.....

                        i just take care of temparature of engine and lubrication .....thats it
                        hero honda pleasure (for bringing vegetables)
                        p150 classic (for R & D)
                        M800 (reach office on time when getting late)
                        SWift (commuting 100+ kms in NCR traffic)
                        CIVIC (business meetings)

                        KAWASAKI NINJA "to have best moments of my life"

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                        • break in

                          i mean at 4k also i was doing short burst till 4.5 to 5 but after first service long and keeping my bike more in 4.5k to 6 k range .....and varying in between
                          hero honda pleasure (for bringing vegetables)
                          p150 classic (for R & D)
                          M800 (reach office on time when getting late)
                          SWift (commuting 100+ kms in NCR traffic)
                          CIVIC (business meetings)

                          KAWASAKI NINJA "to have best moments of my life"

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                          • break in

                            another thing to note is that the break in rules from the manufacturer is the same since 1983-84, I feel it is conservative. Ofcourse it will not harm the engine but it will also not let the engine reach its full potential.

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                            • For the benefit of the community, would you be the guinea...?

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                              • Originally posted by TorqueMaster View Post
                                Has anyone tried the Duke or the Motoman method of running in a bike especially the Kawasaki Ninja 250R?
                                What is the duke method?
                                What is the motorman method?

                                You try both of these and let me know.

                                P.S. Dont blame me if you wreck the bike.

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