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  • Travelling to KL, Malaysia sometime next month. Any idea if any worthwhile accessories/riding gear can be picked up from there?
    i have heard of some helmets that come with built in bluetooth etc. WOuld be a boon for me.
    Even stuff like a bike GPS system etc.
    If you are not afraid, you have probably chosen too easy a mountain to climb!!

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    • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
      Yup - exhaust upgrades make sense only when you buy an inline four bike or equivalent (Duc/HD). Spending money on an aftermarket exhaust for the 250 is a waste of good money, IMHO.
      thanx for this... was also wondering if the sound of the 250 could be bettered. Resolved now

      Originally posted by The Celebrity View Post
      thanks for confirming that i can only dream of the same for my N250R... maybe i can look forward for it when i do an upgrade frm the ninja...
      Ditto i guess
      If you are not afraid, you have probably chosen too easy a mountain to climb!!

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      • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
        Yup - exhaust upgrades make sense only when you buy an inline four bike or equivalent (Duc/HD). Spending money on an aftermarket exhaust for the 250 is a waste of good money, IMHO.
        What abt the Racefit Mega Titatnium?! Do you think this video is for real?

        YouTube - Dyno Test..My Ninja 250r with Racefit Mega Titanium
        To be The Best, You got to beat The Celebrity...
        xBHP Trivandrum ICE sheet
        - RX 100 ('87)
        - Ninja 250 ('10)
        - Impulse ('11)
        - Tiger 800 ('20)

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        • ^^^ that sounds pretty cool for a 250R... but the video's been recorded indoors... prolly half the reason why the exhaust sounds so good.
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          • Originally posted by xionite View Post
            ^^^ that sounds pretty cool for a 250R... but the video's been recorded indoors... prolly half the reason why the exhaust sounds so good.
            This is the only other video i'm able to find of a N250R with racefit Mega Titanium...

            YouTube - Ninja 250R with Racefit Mega Titanium
            To be The Best, You got to beat The Celebrity...
            xBHP Trivandrum ICE sheet
            - RX 100 ('87)
            - Ninja 250 ('10)
            - Impulse ('11)
            - Tiger 800 ('20)

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            • Just finished 2500+ km ride on the Ninja. Through South India, on some very bad roads ,especially NH17 between Mangalore to Kannur.
              Never had a problem. The fuel range is ample, so is the torque. Seating position is so beautiful, I was the least fatigued of my lot.

              The last leg of my journey was at Bangalore. Here I had the good fortune of meeting fellow Green Team members n_adtiya and Bluevolt. It was nice meeting them.

              On the way back, the Ninja did finally face a problem. We were riding in the rain almost constantly for 400 kms (from Hubli to Pune).This was no pit-pat rainfall, it was a torrential downpour. The left side of the road was logged with water. And everytime a truck would pass you , it would splash buckets of water with great force.

              About 180 kms from Pune, the bike started acting weird. The revs would start to drop, it would not go above 4K RPM. The exhaust note started sounding weird (It sounded like how it would, if someone put a cloth over the exhaust outlet). This would go on for some time, then all of a sudden the bike would speed on as if I had whacked the throttle wide open. The rain ensured that the bike was very very cold. I somehow managed to ride it Chanadani Chowk in Pune. It had a lot of trouble climbing the ascent that leads to the CCD there.
              I was scared out of my wits, when I got down. The exhaust head (the part parallel to the monoshock link) was glowing orange hot (like how molten metal would look). Quickly switched off the bike. After keeping it off for one hour, I finally started for home. THe bike started alright. On the way back it ran fine for about 3-4 kms, after which the problems started again. About 200 mts from home, the exhaust had started glowing again. I didnt want to take anymore chances, I turned off the bike and pushed it home.

              Took it to the SVC next day, cleaned the air-filter, but still the same problem persisted. When they opened up the bike, they found water seeping through one of the spark plugs. After changing the spark plug, the problem didnt appear again. I got the bike serviced as it was due and took it out for some testing on the highway yesterday. No problems anymore.

              Does anybody know what the problem could have been? How can water seeping in cause the exhaust to glow like that?

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              • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                Racefit does not have an exhaust for the Ninja 250R. Just remember that Tenhut's bike is a 1000cc superbike and you will never get that sound on a 250R, no matter which exhaust you buy.

                I have heard a lot of aftermarket exhausts for the 250R, and I now realize that the stock pipe sounds the best on this bike.
                +1 to that. The stock exhaust of the ninja sounds superb. I love the sound of my bike especially early in the morning when no one else is around and the music from the bike is the only thing you can hear.

                No exhaust on the 250R will sound as meaty and hair-raising as on an inline four. If you still want a loud, deep, bassy exhaust check out M4 exhaust or Hot Bodies Racing MGP Growler (available at Performance racing store, mumbai). Beware, the MGP growler is bloody loud and you'll get tired of it very soon.

                Originally posted by pc2211 View Post
                Travelling to KL, Malaysia sometime next month. Any idea if any worthwhile accessories/riding gear can be picked up from there?
                Well just walk in to a bike accessory shop and go berserk depending on how deep your pockets are. You can shop for gear or parts like a digital console for the ninja, decals, rear sets, etc. and loads of other stuff.

                Originally posted by xionite View Post
                that sounds pretty cool for a 250R... but the video's been recorded indoors... prolly half the reason why the exhaust sounds so good.
                Most of the video's on youtube are recorded inside a garage or within enclosed spaces. Thats why the bikes sound so deep and nice. In the open they wouldnt sound half as good as they sound inside the garage.

                Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                Does anybody know what the problem could have been? How can water seeping in cause the exhaust to glow like that?
                Shocked to know. I thought the air filter must have got clogged. What reason did the service center give for this issue? I guess if its raining hard, its only safer to pull over (for the rider and the ride). Glad you all reached safe and sound.

                P.S. T'was nice meeting you all as well.
                ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                • This sunday mrng, i was returning from maddur CCD and spotted a Green ninja with xBhp sticker,along with a group of RD's near the magadi.
                  First i didnt realize the bike was from someone in xBhp. by the time i realized the group left. Wonder who it is?

                  P.s: Spotted the group, having breakfast near a village, 12KM's before magadi. Guess they were heading towards savandurga.
                  Last edited by snapppy; 09-29-2010, 12:49 PM.

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                  • Exhaust sound

                    Guys I can vouch for it, the exhaust sounds really nice. Will upload the video of my bike on the road soon. Not been able to take her out because of the rains. It sounds like typical twin & sounds magnificent at the higher RPM's

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                    • Originally posted by snapppy View Post
                      This sunday mrng, i was returning from maddur CCD and spotted a Green ninja with xBhp sticker,along with a group of RD's near the magadi.
                      First i didnt realize the bike was from someone in xBhp. by the time i realized the group left. Wonder who it is?

                      P.s: Spotted the group, having breakfast near a village, 12KM's before magadi. Guess they were heading towards savandurga.
                      That would be me

                      Will upload a few pics.. coz the internet at office is running at a snail's pace right now.
                      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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                      • Nice to meet you (or should i say, nice to spot u, since we never actually met . I was on the Red R15, if u can remember.

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                        • Originally posted by snapppy View Post
                          Nice to meet you (or should i say, nice to spot u, since we never actually met . I was on the Red R15, if u can remember.
                          Oh the red R15 parked next to my Ninja... I even have pic of ur and my bike with a monkey in between ... will post it in the evening.

                          Being an xbhpian you should have introduced yourself.... would have loved to meet you.
                          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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                          • Sunday's Ride with a gang of RD350s

                            Some Random clicks.







                            ^My new boots.. brought to me from US by a good friend. .... Proven and certified waterproof.



                            Monkey unable to chose between Snappy's R15 and my Ninja.
                            Last edited by killer_instinct; 09-29-2010, 03:45 PM.
                            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 killer_instinct View Post
                              Oh the red R15 parked next to my Ninja... I even have pic of ur and my bike with a monkey in between ... will post it in the evening.

                              Being an xbhpian you should have introduced yourself.... would have loved to meet you.
                              Nice click there.

                              Yeah, should have introduced myself. Didn't spot the xbhp sticker on your bike, until you guys were about to leave. was busy having the yummy BF.. There's always a next time.

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                              • Originally posted by The Celebrity View Post
                                I did feel the difference in CC cud be a reason for me to not get a racefit for my ninja...
                                the CCs alone wont get you the sound you are wanting. Its the engine configuration ! Parallel twin != Inline 4

                                check this inline4 CBR400RR bike. Sounds equally awesome even though it is only 400cc.
                                If you get a parallel twin or a vtwin 1000cc bike you still wont get that sound. This sound can be attributed to the I4 configuration only and has little to do with CCs ! They really should start making 400cc inline4s again. Dont know whats stopping them
                                YouTube - CBR400RR - Art Pro Series II Race Can
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                                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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