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  • Originally posted by GuRpReEt SiNgH View Post
    Whats with us Indians and our quest to know about mileage of each and everything that is on road??????

    Boss, if u need a mileage bike then go for a moped, if u want performance then you are never concerned about mileage. I haven't even tried to find out mileage of my baby Ninja.

    GROW UP!!!!
    You don't actually need to grow up to ask the fuel efficiency of a bike.

    Why should performance enthusiasts need not be concerned about fuel efficiency ??

    Then how do you get to know the range of your bike in different riding conditions?? By using the acceleration and topspeed figures??

    Grow up!
    Last edited by fast_ferocious; 11-14-2010, 01:24 PM.
    From variable Bhps to a constant 17.6 Bhp.

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    • Gurpreet, please educate yourself on bikes

      Gurpreet, Let me tell you a few things, ninja 250R is called a girl's bike in the USA. 66% of its riders are beginners and the rest 33% are women. Its used for training people who never know how to ride a bike and for daily commuting and is popular because of its high fuel efficiency.
      So please stop acting like you are on a hayabusa. Maybe in India its a big thing, but this is the entry level sports bike for beginners and many people buy it for its fuel efficiency as a second or 3rd bike for commuting daily. I don't need a bike with 80 km per litre fuel efficiency(we Indians have lots of choice in that department) but i am not dumb to shell out 3 lakhs for a 250cc girly moped(even if its ninja) if it doesn't give me decent fuel efficiency. If i wanna buy an Yamaha R6 or 650cc bike then it doesn't make sense to talk about mileage, but with the 250r, it is a perfectly valid argument to talk about fuel efficiency.

      But i will accept that it is a performance bike in the sense that it is more fun to ride than our 125cc bikes having 7.1234bhp power.

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      • Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
        did you balance the wheel after you changed the tyre ?

        PS. did a initiation ride (rather a tour )for my wife on the ninja to check how ninja is for ladies on long rides. we did 300 kms on the vellore krishnagiri highway. after our return at 8-00 pm she is given the thumbs up. will do a write up and post pictures on the touring thread in a day.
        Harish, thats great to know. I would love to know how comfortable it was for your wife to go on such a long ride on the Ninja. I also plan to ride extensively with my wife so look fwd to your report.
        2017 KTM Duke 390
        2010 Ninja 250R

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        • Originally posted by dharmana View Post
          Can anyone tell me how much mileage the Ninja 250R gives for regular city driving with traffic(at 40-60kmph speed)?
          25-30 kmpl
          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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          • I typically get ~25 kmpl on the highway... During running in at speeds of ~60 kmph I used to get 30 - 35 kmph... However I would not recommend anyone to use it regularly in traffic. The bike depends on constant airflow to stay cool. Our typical stop and start traffic causes it to heat up very quickly... I invariably get the fans running within 30 mins of city riding. Gives me a feeling that I'm just torturing the oil unnecessarily... Which is why I rarely use it within the city.

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            • Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
              25-30 kmpl
              Originally posted by sreehari_r1 View Post
              Have they changed the tyres or do we have to find other options to change the tyre???
              Thanks for the information Bluevolt & Killer_Instinct. Just changed my rear tyre to the Pirelli SD 130/70/17 at their Lalbagh place. The Indiranagar place did not want to attempt the actual replacement.

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              • Originally posted by basu_RR View Post
                Thanks for the information Bluevolt & Killer_Instinct. Just changed my rear tyre to the Pirelli SD 130/70/17 at their Lalbagh place. The Indiranagar place did not want to attempt the actual replacement.

                You are welcome

                He has already got lot of practice. The guy there struggled a bit with my wheel... but had perfected the technique by the time Bluevolt came in.
                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
                  You are welcome

                  He has already got lot of practice. The guy there struggled a bit with my wheel... but had perfected the technique by the time Bluevolt came in.
                  Lol, I saw that. He hardly took 15 mins to take my wheels off, mount the new tyre and put it back again! All the trial and error was done on Asim's bike before I arrived! He even knew beforehand what size of spanner to use on the rear wheel nuts..

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                  • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                    Lol, I saw that. He hardly took 15 mins to take my wheels off, mount the new tyre and put it back again! All the trial and error was done on Asim's bike before I arrived! He even knew beforehand what size of spanner to use on the rear wheel nuts..
                    Yeah... I had to get my hands dirty too.. coz he was struggling to put back the rear brake assembly. But its all worth it ... luckily no damage done on the bike.

                    Had to take this chance or pay 9 grand to PBK for the lovely IRCs.
                    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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                    • What device (stand) did they use to free the rear wheel?

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                      • Originally posted by sheelpriye View Post
                        What device (stand) did they use to free the rear wheel?
                        Just the side stand and a normal jack placed under the base of the rear shocks.
                        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
                          Just the side stand and a normal jack placed under the base of the rear shocks.
                          Got a pic to share?

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                          • It was a red painted non adjustable 'stool' maybe 8" tall. You pivot the bike on the side stand and then someone else slides it in under the rear shock absorber. It will put a lot of strain on the sidestand, and the bike's rear will hang in the air at an angle... Not very steady/optimal for most maintainance operations. Definitely not a substitute for a proper paddock stand. Anyway looks like my wheel's alignment may be messed up... The chain's too tight and the marks on either side of the swingarm don't match up. Will probably visit probiking to get it fixed.

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                            • Originally posted by basu_RR View Post
                              It was a red painted non adjustable 'stool' maybe 8" tall. You pivot the bike on the side stand and then someone else slides it in under the rear shock absorber. It will put a lot of strain on the sidestand, and the bike's rear will hang in the air at an angle... Not very steady/optimal for most maintainance operations. Definitely not a substitute for a proper paddock stand. Anyway looks like my wheel's alignment may be messed up... The chain's too tight and the marks on either side of the swingarm don't match up. Will probably visit probiking to get it fixed.
                              sort of scary . cant we remove the wheel take it for tyre fitment and put back by ourselves ?
                              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 basu_RR View Post
                                It was a red painted non adjustable 'stool' maybe 8" tall. You pivot the bike on the side stand and then someone else slides it in under the rear shock absorber. It will put a lot of strain on the sidestand, and the bike's rear will hang in the air at an angle... Not very steady/optimal for most maintainance operations. Definitely not a substitute for a proper paddock stand. Anyway looks like my wheel's alignment may be messed up... The chain's too tight and the marks on either side of the swingarm don't match up. Will probably visit probiking to get it fixed.
                                Yes, it was pure jugaad by the guys at the shop. Next time it will make sense to have a pillion or someone in a car carry a paddock stand and get done properly.

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