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  • Hey Guys!
    Three of us are riding from Hyderabad to Ooty/Coorgh via Bangalore and Mysore in next week (31st Aug to 4th Sep)
    Rides are my N250R, a CBR250R and an R15..

    Would be great to get some inputs on the tour plan etc from members who have already done these places

    And yeah... Anyone planning for a similar trip on same dates can join us

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    • Just today morning found out that the rubber grip on clip-ons is not available separately. The whole assembly needs to be changed if you wish to replace the rubber grip.
      Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience.

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      • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
        Just today morning found out that the rubber grip on clip-ons is not available separately. The whole assembly needs to be changed if you wish to replace the rubber grip.
        Wow! that is the height of fleecing! Would rather buy an after market rubber grip from ebay.

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          • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
            Just today morning found out that the rubber grip on clip-ons is not available separately. The whole assembly needs to be changed if you wish to replace the rubber grip.
            Originally posted by firen View Post
            Wow! that is the height of fleecing! Would rather buy an after market rubber grip from ebay.
            Not quite. The whole assembly costs Rs.361/-.
            Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience.

            Check out my Ladakh travelogue - Ladakh Ride 2010

            If you are getting bored with nothing to do in office check out my Rajasthan travelogue - Rajasthan Ride 2012

            Bank loans for used superbikes is possible - Bank loans for used superbikes

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            • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
              Just today morning found out that the rubber grip on clip-ons is not available separately. The whole assembly needs to be changed if you wish to replace the rubber grip.
              I have changed my original grips to an after market one's. If you need the original ones, please do let me know, I will give it to you.
              GuRpReEt SiNgH

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              • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                Just today morning found out that the rubber grip on clip-ons is not available separately. The whole assembly needs to be changed if you wish to replace the rubber grip.
                Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                Not quite. The whole assembly costs Rs.361/-.
                oops that's cheap, I ll take my offer back!
                GuRpReEt SiNgH

                Ninja goes to Spiti 2011: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/1...oes-spiti.html
                Ninja goes to Leh 2012: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-goes-leh.html

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                • Yesterday got the 12k servicing done at PBK.

                  Cost incurred = 2000 bucks(1100 vacuum syn +700 labor +100 consumables+taxes) .

                  Not much of a work on the bike as it was running in near to perfect condition , though had a bit of vibration which got resolved due to valve adjustments.

                  Did not go for spark plug change as they looked in good condition.Though have kept and extra spare spark with me.

                  The rear brake had lost its sharpness, so got the brake fluid changed. But instead of using DOT4 they used the DOT3 and prasanna told that they use the same for all the bikes.

                  I told him the DOT 4 is recommended but he told that DOT3 won't make a big difference, though i will go for a change back to DOT4 on the 18k service.

                  Their was a light difference in how both the cylinders were firing, which got adjusted with the vacuum synchronization done.

                  The bike now feels smooth back again.
                  RIP Marco

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                  • Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
                    Yesterday got the 12k servicing done at PBK.

                    Cost incurred = 2000 bucks(1100 vacuum syn +700 labor +100 consumables+taxes) .

                    Not much of a work on the bike as it was running in near to perfect condition , though had a bit of vibration which got resolved due to valve adjustments.

                    Did not go for spark plug change as they looked in good condition.Though have kept and extra spare spark with me.

                    The rear brake had lost its sharpness, so got the brake fluid changed. But instead of using DOT4 they used the DOT3 and prasanna told that they use the same for all the bikes.

                    I told him the DOT 4 is recommended but he told that DOT3 won't make a big difference, though i will go for a change back to DOT4 on the 18k service.

                    Their was a light difference in how both the cylinders were firing, which got adjusted with the vacuum synchronization done.

                    The bike now feels smooth back again.
                    Thats cheap. I got the 3rd service done few weeks back and it cost me 5k + 1.2k for the oil (Motul Fully Synth Ester 7100 20w50).

                    I however got the brake fluids replaced while the brakes were bled, got the coolant changed, spark plugs changed, vacuum sync, etc.

                    Need to check my bill and see why it cost me 3k more as the consumables aren't expensive at all. I think the bill mentioned service charges for some 2k odd. Will get home and check.

                    P.S. DOT 3 brake fluid is also ok. the manual suggests DOT3 or DOT4 from a sealed container. IIRC i got the DOT4 fluid filled in the brake fluid reservoir.
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                    • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                      Thats cheap. I got the 3rd service done few weeks back and it cost me 5k + 1.2k for the oil (Motul Fully Synth Ester 7100 20w50).

                      I however got the brake fluids replaced while the brakes were bled, got the coolant changed, spark plugs changed, vacuum sync, etc.

                      Need to check my bill and see why it cost me 3k more as the consumables aren't expensive at all. I think the bill mentioned service charges for some 2k odd. Will get home and check.

                      P.S. DOT 3 brake fluid is also ok. the manual suggests DOT3 or DOT4 from a sealed container. IIRC i got the DOT4 fluid filled in the brake fluid reservoir.
                      Sorry for O.T. but what is Vaccum Sync..?
                      Its not enough to know how to twist the throttle; you must have judgement to know when and where to do it.

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                      • Originally posted by abhiwar View Post
                        Sorry for O.T. but what is Vaccum Sync..?
                        i have the same query. what is a vacuum sync and is every pbk equipped with that equipment?

                        p.s. Thanks Aditya for helping me out on the insurance details! all is clear now
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                          To all.... Our DIY specialist Blue volt may be migrating shortly from the ninja 250 forum as he is expected to go for a bike upgrade. his N250 is up for sale. He is one of the major contributors that kept the forum live and kicking. even though he still may be around for us, but i wish him all the best and start a new thread with the bike he may be planning to buy.

                          i too have a litre class bike currently on my wishlist( by 2015 ). but my n250 will be with me for keeps.

                          one thing is sure my litre class bike will be 130 + BHP, In line 4,(or 6) and a sport tourer.

                          PS.. renewed my ninja insurance with oriental with NIL depreciation policy. cost me Rs 4690/-
                          Last edited by harikeshpk; 08-30-2011, 09:44 PM. Reason: to add text
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                          • Originally posted by therealabhinav View Post
                            i have the same query. what is a vacuum sync and is every pbk equipped with that equipment?

                            p.s. Thanks Aditya for helping me out on the insurance details! all is clear now
                            Vacuum sync is done to ensure that both fuel injectors spray the fuel uniformly and to ensure both cylinders fire correctly.

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                            Here is a break-up of my 3rd service bill:

                            Parts with the prices incl. VAT

                            washer nylon for oil filter - 93

                            oil filter - 335

                            gasket - 48

                            air filter - 330

                            NGK spark plugs (for 2) - 557

                            washer nylon - Rs. 40x6 = 278 (fairing bolt washers which needed replacement as they were worn out. I had overtorqued the bolts)

                            nut well - 12.50

                            Total (A) - 1652

                            Labor - 1196

                            paid service - 2239

                            consumables (brake fluid, coolant, etc.) - 102

                            total (B) - 3537

                            someone please clarify why i have been charged paid service when the labor is already charged along with parts.

                            grand total (A)+(B) - 5182/-

                            Motul Fully Synth 7100 Ester 20w50 cost me 1200 for 2 liters (cost not included in the above).
                            Last edited by n_aditya; 08-30-2011, 11:16 PM.
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                            • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                              Thats cheap. I got the 3rd service done few weeks back and it cost me 5k + 1.2k for the oil (Motul Fully Synth Ester 7100 20w50).

                              I however got the brake fluids replaced while the brakes were bled, got the coolant changed, spark plugs changed, vacuum sync, etc.

                              Need to check my bill and see why it cost me 3k more as the consumables aren't expensive at all. I think the bill mentioned service charges for some 2k odd. Will get home and check.

                              P.S. DOT 3 brake fluid is also ok. the manual suggests DOT3 or DOT4 from a sealed container. IIRC i got the DOT4 fluid filled in the brake fluid reservoir.
                              A set of spark costs 554 or so, coolant may have costed 300 or so..

                              Did u carry a bottle of DOT4 with u . i was also planning for the same but was surprised the PBK is using DOT3. will check on the net as to how much difference in the quality is their between DOT3 and DOT4.

                              Originally posted by abhiwar View Post
                              Sorry for O.T. but what is Vaccum Sync..?
                              Vacuum syn. is mostly term used mostly for carb engine. but our case for FI engines, it would be better to call it throttle body syn. , mainly to check whether the pressure for both the cylinder incase of firing is same.

                              I saw the whole process, for my vehicle thought the difference was not much between both cylinders ,but still that would affect the pickup of the vehicle in terms of a lay man.

                              Originally posted by therealabhinav View Post
                              i have the same query. what is a vacuum sync and is every pbk equipped with that equipment?

                              p.s. Thanks Aditya for helping me out on the insurance details! all is clear now
                              I think for all the PBK , that device is a must, forgot to click a snap of the device, but for reference it looked like 4 pressure gauges, out of which 2 are connected to the cylinders at the time of checking.

                              Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
                              To all.... Our DIY specialist Blue volt may be migrating shortly from the ninja 250 forum as he is expected to go for a bike upgrade. his N250 is up for sale. He is one of the major contributors that kept the forum live and kicking. even though he still may be around for us, but i wish him all the best and start a new thread with the bike he may be planning to buy.

                              i too have a litre class bike currently on my wishlist( by 2015 ). but my n250 will be with me for keeps.

                              one thing is sure my litre class bike will be 130 + BHP, In line 4,(or 6) and a sport tourer.

                              PS.. renewed my ninja insurance with oriental with NIL depreciation policy. cost me Rs 4690/-
                              Congrats Rahul for your bigger one.. hope you will still continue to help(contribute) your fellow colleagues in the smaller segment of the biking..
                              RIP Marco

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