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  • @bluevolt - i like! how much for a roll???


    My offerings to the gods of speed -

    - KTM Duke 200
    - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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    • I paid like $25 for the whole roll. I applied it (left and right side) on the front cowl, side, tank and tail, and I still have half left, which I can use as the existing ones get scuffed enough to look ugly.

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      • Excellent DIY Maybe we can source some dealers in major metropolitan cities. I've seen a lot of stickering shops near AM road. Maybe they have these

        My fear: What if someone peels them off? Will the paint peel off too? My premonition is because my tank guard got ripped off when I had parked it in an apparently safe place

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        • Originally posted by hifisharu View Post
          Excellent DIY Maybe we can source some dealers in major metropolitan cities. I've seen a lot of stickering shops near AM road. Maybe they have these

          My fear: What if someone peels them off? Will the paint peel off too? My premonition is because my tank guard got ripped off when I had parked it in an apparently safe place
          Happy New Year brothers.

          I just completed the second phase of running in (1600 kms) & @ 1601 kms i pulled the throttle & boy oh boy it was just music ..7k- 12k in every single gear is mind boggling ..fcuk the engine sound @ idling & fcuk the vroom ..vroom that 600's give you.. this machine got me giddy in 15 minutes of tearing it apart..yea that what i felt once i parked my bike after 75 kms riding out of which i did 30 kms done 15 minutes..it is better than what i expected & its bang for every buck i paid. Handling great & braking divine.
          I could feel people disappearing behind me @ some speed & if you rode the bike to 80% its limit for flat 5 minutes you would not find the same vehicles next to you even if you rode @ 60 kms for the next 10 mins. Really quick & just waiting to ride it tomorrow! Whoever said that 3 Lakhs is to much should do 10k rpm i gear 2/3 & 4 & i'm sure he will say its all worth it. So all you running in brothers ...you do not know what is going to hit you @ 1600kms..cheers!!

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          • @ bluevolt: cool bro. u are inspiring me to engage myself for DIY.. thanks for that..


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            • <Bluevolt> buddy considering that the paint guard is 1mm thick don't u think tha the edges of the cut outs would gather a lot of dirt in a month or so just like the edges of a scotch tape do when pasted on some solid surface. is the damn thing big enuf to be wrapped around the whole bike?
              respect ma authoritae!!

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              • Originally posted by hifisharu View Post
                My fear: What if someone peels them off? Will the paint peel off too? My premonition is because my tank guard got ripped off when I had parked it in an apparently safe place
                I think the fears of someone peeling them are unfounded, since these do not attract attention, like textured tank pads do. These can barely be seen unless you stand really close.

                Originally posted by invincible2110 View Post
                Happy New Year brothers.

                I just completed the second phase of running in (1600 kms) & @ 1601 kms i pulled the throttle & boy oh boy it was just music ..7k- 12k in every single gear is mind boggling ..fcuk the engine sound @ idling & fcuk the vroom ..vroom that 600's give you.. this machine got me giddy in 15 minutes of tearing it apart..yea that what i felt once i parked my bike after 75 kms riding out of which i did 30 kms done 15 minutes..it is better than what i expected & its bang for every buck i paid. Handling great & braking divine.
                I could feel people disappearing behind me @ some speed & if you rode the bike to 80% its limit for flat 5 minutes you would not find the same vehicles next to you even if you rode @ 60 kms for the next 10 mins. Really quick & just waiting to ride it tomorrow! Whoever said that 3 Lakhs is to much should do 10k rpm i gear 2/3 & 4 & i'm sure he will say its all worth it. So all you running in brothers ...you do not know what is going to hit you @ 1600kms..cheers!!
                Congratulations! I got a hint of the power on the highway when I was occasionally wringing the throttle to overtake. Boy, it does go fast! And you're right about the brakes and handling - yesterday a car in front of me suddenly stopped at a speed of 40 kmph, and I was right behind him. I could not go right or left because of traffic behind, so I tapped on the brakes 5-6 times in quick succession to avoid lock down. And it just stopped in a distance of around 2 meters or so - the brakes do have bite!

                Originally posted by saj View Post
                @ bluevolt: cool bro. u are inspiring me to engage myself for DIY.. thanks for that..

                saj*
                You're welcome. Try a DIY sometimes - it is fun!

                Originally posted by anhil8tr View Post
                <Bluevolt> buddy considering that the paint guard is 1mm thick don't u think tha the edges of the cut outs would gather a lot of dirt in a month or so just like the edges of a scotch tape do when pasted on some solid surface. is the damn thing big enuf to be wrapped around the whole bike?
                You have a good point, and frankly, I don't have the answer right now. Will update after a month or so of using this. Thanks. And I don't wrap it around my whole bike, only areas which are prone to knocks and scratches.

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                • Nice DIY! R15 tail panels are very prone to helmet & seat bag scratching... This will be a good idea to use on them!

                  How about a rear fender-eliminator DIY next...?
                  You get the point?? :D
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                  • Originally posted by svjhonda View Post
                    How about a rear fender-eliminator DIY next...?
                    Thanks, but I am not a fan of the fender eliminator... Now I think my next DIY is going to be in March or April. Rear hugger and Corbin leather (padded) seats!

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                    • Originally posted by svjhonda View Post
                      Nice DIY! R15 tail panels are very prone to helmet & H
                      used by pillions, get a cramster bag meant to carry helmets


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                      • My Odometer was nearing 900 kms, so I decided to give the Ninja 250R for its first service at Khivraj Bajaj today. After my experience with them today, I have to say this - the guys at Khivraj did a great job with the service today. The first impression is often the last, and they left a very good one at that! So no worries at all for Bangalore Ninja owners

                        The first service covered washing/drying the bike, changing the oil and oil filter, and other maintenance and inspections like air filter cleaning, spark plug gap inspection and cleaning, chain lubrication, battery voltage check, and other routine check. The whole process took around 3 hours to finish and I watched each and every step of it. The engineers had a check list and they kept referring to the sheet as they went through the different stages of the service. I had also gone through the service manual the night before, so I also went through the list mentally as well! I took pictures at each step to make sure I remember the process - that way when I go through subsequent services at other locations I can add my own inputs if needed. Some pictures from today:

                        The Ninja is being cleaned with automotive shampoo:


                        Then sprayed with water to wash away the detergent:


                        On the terrace (where the washing area is) for a short while while the fairing is being cleaned:




                        Being pressure air dried in the Kawasaki Bay on the 2nd floor:


                        The old engine oil being drained out:






                        The old oil filter and the new packed+unpacked ones below. There were absolutely NO metal filings dust etc in the oil or in the oil filter, so all those fears of metal scraping off and damaging your engine are hogwash, at least in the Ninja. I dunked my hand into the bowl of used oil to feel the texture at the bottom of the bowl for metal particles or dust, but I got nada. Ditto for the old oil filter, nothing there as well. So there is no use getting paranoid about changing the oil after just 300-400 kms. I would advise you to wait till the recommended service interval and then get it changed. Same with Startrek's bike too - no metal dust or filings.






                        The air filter being cleaned:


                        Checking battery voltage, fuel hose, coolant etc. The tank has to be removed and kept aside



                        Removing the spark plugs (and then the gap was checked and cleaned):


                        And the engineer going through the checklist to see if everything has been covered:


                        I hope this gives an idea of how the first Ninja 250R service looks like - useful for would be Ninja owners eagerly waiting to either book or get the deliveries!

                        Edit: The cost of the first service was INR 1486 (Oil filter, Oil, drain bolt washer, cleaning, labor and taxes)
                        Last edited by bluevolt; 01-05-2010, 09:31 PM. Reason: Updated with cost of 1st service!

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                        • good one again bluevolt!! they dint remove the tank or check the spark plug gap on my bike. ill make sure they do it at the next service.


                          My offerings to the gods of speed -

                          - KTM Duke 200
                          - Yamaha RXZ 5 speed


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                          • Stunning..!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the efforts to get the detailed pics.....

                            Glad to know that Khivraj has done the job well...

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                            • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                              No normal fuel - only 91 Octane or higher.
                              Bluevolt - Does this mean we can't take the bike to remote places where there won't be any Power/speed available for 100's of kms? If yes.. its a disappointment . I do remember if I go to my native place , I won't find any power/speed petrol

                              Also your other posts are too good and the attention to details is marvellous.

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                              • Originally posted by jd666 View Post
                                good one again bluevolt!! they dint remove the tank or check the spark plug gap on my bike. ill make sure they do it at the next service.
                                Thanks! Lol, is Khivraj +1 up on the Bajaj owned probiking service? If the guys from Khivraj read this, they will be very happy!

                                Originally posted by sreehari_r1 View Post
                                Stunning..!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the efforts to get the detailed pics.....

                                Glad to know that Khivraj has done the job well...
                                You're welcome! Hope this makes things clear for you a bit when you get your bike...

                                Originally posted by amitredefined View Post
                                Bluevolt - Does this mean we can't take the bike to remote places where there won't be any Power/speed available for 100's of kms? If yes.. its a disappointment . I do remember if I go to my native place , I won't find any power/speed petrol

                                Also your other posts are too good and the attention to details is marvellous.
                                Sadly, that seems the case since the minimum fuel RON is 91 Octane.

                                Glad you like the posts - I had a lot of unanswered questions when I was waiting for my bike, so I hope my posts helps current/future owners or enthusiasts who are interested in this bike...

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