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  • ^^^ This MSN link is stupid. They have quoted prices by directly converting from international prices. Also the products they are showing are not confirmed for launch from any other source.

    This link is for readers who just like to see at pictures.
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      • Originally posted by MG_Biker1806 View Post
        Link please

        Link already added in the post

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        • Originally posted by desertfox View Post

          Just to add to this thread.


          -Cleaning of air filter
          -Usage of the Bajaj Recommended chain spray
          -Posture while sitting on Ninja
          -Periodic / daily checks to be done
          -When can a kill switch be used?
          -What would be the ideal practice to switch off the Ninja? Ignition switch / kill switch?
          -How much RPM it should read after the Ninja has idled for more than 2 minutes?
          -If the Idling is less / more how do you change the settings?
          -If the bike is not being used for more than 15 days, how to disconnect the battery for storage?
          -How to start the bike using the jump start unit (This is a separate unit which can be bought at r400 or was it for R200?)
          -What is the technique for braking on Ninja?
          -When not to use the front brake?
          -How to check the level of Engine oil, coolant, front & rear brake oil
          -How to identify which unit has failed? This has done with the number if beeps on the console with the error code on the service manual.
          It would be great if you could share some answers with us..

          When i booked the Ninja the dealer said its gonna take 45 days, but two days after booking i get a call that i have been alloted a vehicle... It is unfortunate that i will be travelling around most of this month so i decided to delay the delivery by 10 days and had to let go of the 1st kwacker that got alloted to me... but will surely have mine by the end of this month... Had they told me earlier that delivery would be so quick i could have booked it later... may be the dealer wanted to push sales.... He got me....!! but for all those who plan to book it in mumbai be careful of the dealer stunts like these...

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          • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
            So what were the answers to the questions above?
            Even i have the same question DF.

            @TV: I did check the 1000th ninja thread earlier but didn't find much workshop related info... Give us answers to the above questions listed by DF... i'm sure it's going to be useful for all the Ninja owners in the forum...
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            • Originally posted by Ninja 1 View Post
              Not sure if this should be a new thread, but Rajiv Bajaj has announced that they will be launching a higher cc Ninja by March 2011. He had not confirmed that its the 650cc.....but I guess it should be that.

              This is the link Will launch bigger Kawasaki Ninja by Mar '11: Bajaj Auto - CNBC-TV18 -#
              Yea, saw this too... it seems a bigger Ninja is surely on the cards around Mar-Apr'11.

              In a different news, Harley plans to go the CKD route & drop prices by 25%

              "Iconic American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson will start assembling select models in India, making them about 20-25 % cheaper, in a bid to crack the booming Indian premium bike market dominated by Japanese brands"

              Link :
              Harley to assemble bikes in India - The Economic Times
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              • Originally posted by The Celebrity View Post
                Even i have the same question DF.

                @TV: I did check the 1000th ninja thread earlier but didn't find much workshop related info... Give us answers to the above questions listed by DF... i'm sure it's going to be useful for all the Ninja owners in the forum...
                Same here...especially interested in the answer to 'When not to use the front brake'
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                • OK, one question. Recently, I see the throttle response is not exactly linear. Its gotten a little jerky.
                  E.g. If I roll off the throttle, getting back on the throttle is little jerky.

                  My guess is it could be throttle play adjustment, or at worst throttle cable replacement required. Any other possibilities?
                  Last edited by Hyperion; 11-03-2010, 04:03 PM. Reason: Removing potentially dangerous advice.

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                  • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                    Simple. Whenever you dont want to brake.
                    Not actually. Never jab the front brake on wet surfaces and while leaning in far too much.
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                    • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                      Not actually. Never jab the front brake on wet surfaces and while leaning in far too much.
                      Front brakes are also a strict no no for riding on gravel or sand.
                      For more, click http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/art-safe...0-braking.html

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                      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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                      • Originally posted by tibby View Post
                        Front brakes are also a strict no no for riding on gravel or sand.
                        For more, click http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/art-safe...0-braking.html
                        Appreciate all the inputs from you guys, but I really wanted to know, what exactly the Kawasaki guys said on this.
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                        • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                          Not actually. Never jab the front brake on wet surfaces and while leaning in far too much.
                          But isnt jabbing at the front brake never a good idea? Plus, if you dont use the front in wet, you would have to use the rear which is easier to lock.

                          Plus isnt braking(front or rear) when into a corner (unless you are pro and practice trail-braking), never recommended?

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                          • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                            But isnt jabbing at the front brake never a good idea? Plus, if you dont use the front in wet, you would have to use the rear which is easier to lock.

                            Plus isnt braking(front or rear) when into a corner (unless you are pro and practice trail-braking), never recommended?
                            Even a slight squeeze can lock up the front wheel and cause the bike to skid in the wet... same amount of pressure in dry conditions will not upset the bike.

                            Best to do all the braking well in advance, before the turn and much before you actually need to slow down in wet conditions. Also never take a turn too fast if you dont know the curve well (could be a huge pothole ahead or debris like rocks etc. or oncoming traffic as well).

                            Ride at 50% of your skill level and you'll be fine.

                            Edit - ride in the rains and with time you'll understand the threshold of braking in the wet as well. Its all a question about improving and perfecting your riding skills each time you ride. It gets better and better with each ride. Practice, practice, practice.
                            Last edited by n_aditya; 11-03-2010, 04:18 PM.
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                            • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                              Even a slight squeeze can lock up the front wheel and cause the bike to skid in the wet... same amount of pressure in dry conditions will not upset the bike.

                              Best to do all the braking well in advance, before the turn and much before you actually need to slow down in wet conditions. Also never take a turn too fast if you dont know the curve well (could be a huge pothole ahead or debris like rocks etc. or oncoming traffic as well).

                              Ride at 50% of your skill level and you'll be fine.

                              Edit - ride in the rains and with time you'll understand the threshold of braking in the wet as well. Its all a question about improving and perfecting your riding skills each time you ride. It gets better and better with each ride. Practice, practice, practice.
                              Exactly. When riding in the rain, one should never put oneself in position where he/she will need to brake hard. Same with sudden throttle input changes.

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                              • @celebrity, @Yassar, @n_aditya, @hyperion .. some of them were in a form of demonstration and the other where rapid Q & A. Here are the answers -
                                -Posture while sitting on Ninja J)
                                -When can a kill switch be used?

                                -What would be the ideal practice to switch off the Ninja? Ignition switch / kill switch?

                                -How much RPM it should read after the Ninja has idled for more than 2 minutes?
                                -If the Idling is less / more how do you change the settings?
                                -If the bike is not being used for more than 15 days, how to disconnect the battery for storage?

                                -How to start the bike using the jump start unit (This is a separate unit which can be bought at r400 or was it for R200?)
                                -What is the technique for braking on Ninja?

                                -When not to use the front brake?J
                                -How to identify which unit has failed?
                                Again, there are some very good links forwarded by @tibby on Braking Technique. http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/art-safe-riding/10780-braking.html
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