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  • Originally posted by kiran_borra View Post

    The position on the Ninja is not as sportier as the R15, as in the incline is lesser...
    You just need to get accustomed with the riding position on the ninja...
    As you already riding the R15, Ninja would feel more relaxed to you interms of position...

    I did 500+ kms in a day from Hyderabad to Bangalore and no issues as such... except for the SUPER HARD seat
    Thank You bro
    your butt must have sung "I became so numb....."



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    • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
      Check if the Probiking guys gave you the original Ninja disc pads. Once they had replaced mine with Karizma pads (ofcourse, they asked me before doing it and said its the same fit..Karizma earlier had Nissin brake pads which apparently were of NInja caliber but of late they had sourced it to a local company and the brake pads turned out to be shitty)and it gave that lack of a bite feeling. So check if they are the original pads. If the pads are original, you might have to bleed your brakes once for any dust/air and recheck once again.
      I got the rear disc pads changed and no issues with the rear brake!
      The issue is with the front brake which is still running with the pads that came with the bike during delivery
      Originally posted by Prakritij View Post
      Thank You bro
      your butt must have sung "I became so numb....."

      RIDE SAFE
      He he Lolz :P
      Last edited by kiran_borra; 11-26-2011, 09:04 PM.

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      • Originally posted by harsha645 View Post
        Thanks for the concern aditya
        Hey no problem. You know best cos you were in the situation. Apologies if i sounded rude.

        Originally posted by kiran_borra View Post
        Hey guys it has been 6500kms and 6 months for my Baby Ninja..
        Recently after 2nd service, my bike's front braking has lost its "BITE" The brakes feel like Drum Brakes now :O

        When I check the wear of disc pads there is some good amount of brake pad left but at the rear of front disc, there is a lot of black Break Dust depositing...

        I was wondering what could be the problem here... Should this be a faulty disc pad???

        Also, my rear disc pads had to be changed at second service... There was around 2mm left in the pads but my rear disc had scratches along the disc on both the sides
        Originally posted by kiran_borra View Post
        I got the rear disc pads changed and no issues with the rear brake! The issue is with the front brake which is still running with the pads that came with the bike during delivery
        There is a wear indicator on the pads. Its a line in the center of the pads. I would suggest you to go to the PBK center and get the thickness checked. Brakes are something which you should never neglect or ignore.

        If the depth of this line or groove is almost non existent you would need to change the pads. My first set of brake pads were changed at 6k and the next set was at changed at 15k (could have lasted around 1-2k kms more but i was taking the bike to track so changed it for safety sake).

        If the brake feel is spongy which your post suggests, then get the brake fluid drained and new brake fluid filled. Ensure the brake lines are bled properly. This will sort out your weak brakes for sure
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        • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
          There is a wear indicator on the pads. Its a line in the center of the pads. I would suggest you to go to the PBK center and get the thickness checked. Brakes are something which you should never neglect or ignore.

          If the depth of this line or groove is almost non existent you would need to change the pads. My first set of brake pads were changed at 6k and the next set was at changed at 15k (could have lasted around 1-2k kms more but i was taking the bike to track so changed it for safety sake).

          If the brake feel is spongy which your post suggests, then get the brake fluid drained and new brake fluid filled. Ensure the brake lines are bled properly. This will sort out your weak brakes for sure
          Yups, I did check the pad wear, it was pretty ok and no issues found...
          What's hinting me is the brake dust that's depositing on the rear side of the front disc..
          Just now totally cleaned the disc with a soft cloth and took the bike for a 20kms spin...
          When I was back again I could see the brake dust on the rear side of the disc..
          Front side of the disc no dust is found..

          I'm thinking if this should be any issue with the brake pad quality!!!

          If we say it's a faulty brake pad, I was not facing this problem before for the first 6k kms....
          Last edited by kiran_borra; 11-26-2011, 10:58 PM.

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          • Hey Kiran

            I would suggest you remove the pads, give it a scrub, clean the caliper and rotor with a brake cleaner, wipe it properly and then ride gently without using the front brakes at all. Then stop and inspect. Repeat the ride with normal front brake usage and inspect the brakes again. I have got good results with Cyclo Brake Cleaner.
            You can take the ride away from me but you cannot take the rider out of my soul.........

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            • Originally posted by Prakritij View Post
              guys, just a query and sorry to butt in. Many people here have experience on both the N250R and R15, even some own(ed) both. Please tell me, is there any difference in the Riding positions of both the Bikes.
              I personally Ride a R15 and thinking of getting a N250R(or something equivalent) after 3-4yrs. with a low income-high inflation, I need to plan accordingly from now
              My concern is because I feel tired due to the cramped posture of R15 during long rides(>200kms) so I want a Bike with a more relaxed position.



              RIDE SAFE
              I ride both.. so to give you another view, the Ninja provides a Riding Position which lies between an R15 and a Karizma. Since you've been riding the R15, you would find the Ninja more comfortable on long rides.
              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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              • Just got back after removing the stupid front number plate.
                Oww my fingers are still paining because of the plastic rivets.

                Thanks for the DIY bv.

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                • Originally posted by Aryan View Post
                  Motorcycle Ownership Experience thread Approved.

                  @B2L: It would be nice if you could mention a few lines about your ride in these 2 days of ownership of perhaps the most wanted machine in the country now- the Kawasaki Ninja 250R!

                  @All: Please spare this thread from useless OTs and let it be really informative, instead.
                  is this bike good for a beginer..????????????pls tell me

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                  • Originally posted by Emmanuel View Post
                    is this bike good for a beginer..????????????pls tell me
                    This, my friend, IS the bike, the entire developed world has been learning to ride bikes on. For almost 2.5 decades. This IS the bike for beginners!!
                    Advice is a form of nostalgia.
                    Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

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                    • For Pune Ninja owners -

                      Bajaj has organised its second official Ninja ride on 4th December to Lavasa.

                      It will leave from PBK. Detailed timings etc.will be posted on monday
                      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 tazz View Post
                        Just got back after removing the stupid front number plate.
                        Oww my fingers are still paining because of the plastic rivets.

                        Thanks for the DIY bv.
                        You're welcome! The number plate is indeed a sore sight.

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                        • Hi,

                          I am not sure if this question is of relevance in this thread. Apologies if it ain't. I just bought my ninja 250 four days ago. I did the first 100kms @ 4000RPm and 100 to 200 I took it to 5000Rpm & I am planning to be progressive between now and about 3000 KMs. Since i see a lot of veterans...request comment and if this is not the right way please suggest an alternate.

                          Secondly, i have done 230Kms so far and i am planning to do an oil change. So the second oil change will be at 600kms. Suggestions & comments pls

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                          • Originally posted by Balaboy View Post
                            Secondly, i have done 230Kms so far and i am planning to do an oil change. So the second oil change will be at 600kms. Suggestions & comments pls
                            It is extremely excessive and not actually required.
                            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
                              For Pune Ninja owners -

                              Bajaj has organised its second official Ninja ride on 4th December to Lavasa.

                              It will leave from PBK. Detailed timings etc.will be posted on monday

                              Oh that's great news but what about Mumbai owners or Its specifically only for Pune owners

                              Suggestions please

                              1)My first servicing was at 1800Km After servicing mechanic used Bajaj oil now Odometer reading 3100Km and I can hear some extra noise from engine should i go for oil change to Semi-synthetic?

                              2) I am planning to clean the air filter since its been 1200Km manual says apply some oil 2-3drops can anyone tell me which oil i can use for this.
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                              • Originally posted by killer_instinct View Post
                                I ride both.. so to give you another view, the Ninja provides a Riding Position which lies between an R15 and a Karizma. Since you've been riding the R15, you would find the Ninja more comfortable on long rides.
                                +1000000.
                                I too felt the riding posture to be similar to the ZMA when I sat on the 250r.
                                Totally relaxed and there's no forced crouching at all like we'd have to do on the R15.
                                Motorcycling Experience:
                                2000 ~ 2017 Y2K Kinetic Zoom (Disposed at 15k)
                                2011 ~ 2015 Hero Honda Karizma R (Sold at 56.5k)
                                2013 ~ 2014 Bajaj Discover 100 4G (Sold at 16.5k)
                                2015 ~ 2017 TVS Wego (Totaled at 18k)
                                2015 - Bajaj Pulsar 220F (Currently 31k) < Garage Queen!
                                2017 - Bajaj CT100B (Currently 21k) < 'Golden Quadrilateral' Runner!

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