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  • Originally posted by BnAY View Post
    very eagerly waiting for the work to finish and the feedback ... all the best
    By the way it's going.. I won't be surprised, if @psych0hans adds 2 more cylinders to his ninja
    Speed - (spēd) n.
    a.The act of moving rapidly.
    b.The state of being in rapid motion; rapidity.
    Slang. A stimulant drug

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    • Got mine delivered last night

      Registration is still on its way, so can't take her out much, but did ride her for 150kms yesterday

      Will take some time to get adjusted to the position, my wrists ache like mad (longtime bullet rider) and also forearms seem to flex more

      Wont be adding the rear sets for sure cuz my legs are already bent at a tight angle, adding the rear sets will further increase it...

      Initial impressions are really really nice.. got up early to cover a few more KMs before work to reach the runic finish line

      As for the run in period, I guess the runin period globally would be 1000miles, which these guys have converted to 1600kms.

      But these guys service the bike with oil change etc at 1000kms itself. So waiting for the next 600kms duznt make much sense. cuz even if there are files of iron, they will come out only at the next service which is at 6000kms.

      So guess I will run in for only 1000kms

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      • ^^ I want to correct you on this part. Globally all Kawasaki motorcycles have the same break-in distance of 500miles (4000rpm) and 1000miles (8000rpm). and the reason is not just "seat" moving parts in the engine, by wearing in metal to metal contact surfaces. The main purpose of the break-in is to seat the piston rings to the cylinder walls. These parts must be physically worn into each other to achieve the best possible seal to prevent blow-by (hot gases escaping the combustion chamber past the piston rings into the crankcase).

        The fact is that an engine is not fully broken in for several thousands of miles. During that period, you have to respect it more than you would a fully broken in engine. That said, the Ninja 250 is probably 95% broken in by 500 miles. And it's probably 90% broken in by 50 miles. Stillthe engine is not fully broken in until 15-20k miles or so, when everything in the engine is completely seated, at which point the engine begins to ever-so-slowly deteriorate (just like you grow until you're 27 years old, then you start to die).

        and this is the reason why MV Agusta's engines don't need to breaking-in
        Source - http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Do_I_re...k-in_period%3F
        P.S-This is not a universal rule of break-in. its just the best possible way Kawasaki can suggest to do so.
        Last edited by R-series; 04-25-2012, 11:02 PM.
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          Originally posted by bhushanrulz View Post
          Got mine delivered last night

          Registration is still on its way, so can't take her out much, but did ride her for 150kms yesterday

          Will take some time to get adjusted to the position, my wrists ache like mad (longtime bullet rider) and also forearms seem to flex more

          Wont be adding the rear sets for sure cuz my legs are already bent at a tight angle, adding the rear sets will further increase it...

          Initial impressions are really really nice.. got up early to cover a few more KMs before work to reach the runic finish line

          As for the run in period, I guess the runin period globally would be 1000miles, which these guys have converted to 1600kms.

          But these guys service the bike with oil change etc at 1000kms itself. So waiting for the next 600kms duznt make much sense. cuz even if there are files of iron, they will come out only at the next service which is at 6000kms.

          So guess I will run in for only 1000kms
          Hey congrats ... take care of the beauty ... i too had been riding the bullet for past 1 year and feel the same ache on the right wrist ... what colour is it ???

          Originally posted by R-series View Post
          ^^ I want to correct you on this part. Globally all Kawasaki motorcycles have the same break-in distance of 500miles (4000rpm) and 1000miles (8000rpm). and the reason is not just "seat" moving parts in the engine, by wearing in metal to metal contact surfaces. The main purpose of the break-in is to seat the piston rings to the cylinder walls. These parts must be physically worn into each other to achieve the best possible seal to prevent blow-by (hot gases escaping the combustion chamber past the piston rings into the crankcase).

          The fact is that an engine is not fully broken in for several thousands of miles. During that period, you have to respect it more than you would a fully broken in engine. That said, the Ninja 250 is probably 95% broken in by 500 miles. And it's probably 90% broken in by 50 miles. Stillthe engine is not fully broken in until 15-20k miles or so, when everything in the engine is completely seated, at which point the engine begins to ever-so-slowly deteriorate (just like you grow until you're 27 years old, then you start to die).

          and this is the reason why MV Agusta's engines don't need to breaking-in
          Source - Do I really have to follow this break-in period? - Ninja250Wiki
          P.S-This is not a universal rule of break-in. its just the best possible way Kawasaki can suggest to do so.
          Thanks a lot for the info ... had been adviced of the same ... but this detailing would help in attaining deeper knowledge although i want to go past 4k mark but this would keep reminding as not to

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          • Originally posted by bhushanrulz View Post
            Got mine delivered last night

            Registration is still on its way, so can't take her out much, but did ride her for 150kms yesterday

            Will take some time to get adjusted to the position, my wrists ache like mad (longtime bullet rider) and also forearms seem to flex more

            Wont be adding the rear sets for sure cuz my legs are already bent at a tight angle, adding the rear sets will further increase it...

            Initial impressions are really really nice.. got up early to cover a few more KMs before work to reach the runic finish line

            As for the run in period, I guess the runin period globally would be 1000miles, which these guys have converted to 1600kms.

            But these guys service the bike with oil change etc at 1000kms itself. So waiting for the next 600kms duznt make much sense. cuz even if there are files of iron, they will come out only at the next service which is at 6000kms.

            So guess I will run in for only 1000kms
            Congratz buddy!!! Ride safe ride hard
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            • Originally posted by bhushanrulz View Post
              Got mine delivered last night

              Will take some time to get adjusted to the position, my wrists ache like mad (longtime bullet rider) and also forearms seem to flex more
              Congrats Bhushan. Wishing you many happy and safe rides on the ninjette.

              Don't worry about the aches and pains. I had the same issue earlier and was wondering why the bike was so uncomfortable. I had never ridden it prior to buying since there was no test ride bikes back then and i did not ride my friends bikes as well (dont like to borrow others bikes).

              Gradually i got used to it and now i can easliy do around 400-600 kms with a few short breaks thrown in between.... and my fitness levels are bare minimum.
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              • Thanks a lot for the wishes guys..

                Thanks for the run in info too.. really appreciated


                Originally posted by BnAY View Post
                Hey congrats ... take care of the beauty ... i too had been riding the bullet for past 1 year and feel the same ache on the right wrist ... what colour is it ???
                BLACK

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                  • Originally posted by n_aditya View Post
                    Gradually i got used to it and now i can easliy do around 400-600 kms with a few short breaks thrown in between.... and my fitness levels are bare minimum.
                    Even 900 - 1100 km ride in a day does not result in body ache. Only the knees start paining after around 700 km being in the same position.
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                    • Originally posted by bhushanrulz View Post
                      Got mine delivered last night

                      ..........
                      Another Mumbai blacky! Congrats buddy
                      Follow the run-in instructions to the dot though - together with the reasons mentioned above I would say that it will make you more familiar with her under various driving conditions before you begin blasting her.
                      Regards,
                      Mithun
                      Hakuna Matata

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                      • Originally posted by rajeshmushtang View Post
                        U GUYS SHOULD SEE THIS
                        We desperately need a good race track near Bombay... Lots of super bikes in our city waiting to stretch their legs... Lol... There's is also a need for some good riding schools... I think bajaj should have a regular program at their track to teach biking on a regular basis... Something like BMW does for their customers... It isn't practical for most of us to go to chennai/Cochin for bike schools... Just the logistics of it makes it not worth the while... Is it possible for someone to shoot a line about this to the higher ups at bajaj? Mods? Anyone?

                        P.s. I have shot across a mail to bajaj regarding the same...

                        Dear sir/madam,

                        I am a proud owner of a ninja 250r, but unfortunately I don't have the required training to handle and enjoy this bike to the fullest... Is there any way you could organise an event to train new riders who purchase your bikes? With the introduction of the Ninja and KTM series of bikes and your own pulsar 200ns we are getting more and more performance in the hands of people not trained enough to handle it. If you were to organise a bike training event like those organised by the apex school(monthly), indimotard(bi-monthly) and California racing school (annually), it would do a lot of good for your customers. Moreover, since you have your own track in Chakhan, this would be all the more simpler for you. It would also remove the logistical issues which prevent people form the northern regions to participate in such activities. Not only this, I am sure it would also go a long way in brand building and promotion of your products.

                        Awaiting a positive response.

                        Best regards,
                        Hansveer Chandhok.

                        Sent from my iPad
                        Last edited by psych0hans; 04-28-2012, 12:12 AM. Reason: Added content
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                        • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post
                          Even 900 - 1100 km ride in a day does not result in body ache. Only the knees start paining after around 700 km being in the same position.
                          I know where you are coming from

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                          • Buying a pair of riding pants so giving away my pair of genuine A* knee guards.

                            Anyone interested please PM me.

                            Here is a link - http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/804834-post6867.html
                            ATGATT - Because hospital ceilings are boring !!!

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                            • Some pics...

                              So it didn't turn out to be as massive a makeover as I had planned, but here are the results... Pics taken from a phone camera, so please excuse the quality...

                              1) Carbon fiber vinyl on windscreen...



                              2) Angel eyes + HID projectors...




                              3) Side fairings repaired and painted + Carbon fiber vinyl on side panels...



                              4) Undertail Painted...



                              5) Power commander installed... Not too sure about the effect, but did feel slight improvement in low-mid end... Will post a more detailed feedback after I install my full exhaust (any time in the next week)


                              6) I wanted to do a vinyl job on the bodywork too, but decided against it... Let me know your views on how this will look on a black bike...




                              7) I wanted to make my own "no-cut" fender eliminator, but that didn't work out... will look into getting one from the US...
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                              • First awesome job. Find my comments inline

                                Originally posted by psych0hans View Post


                                6) I wanted to do a vinyl job on the bodywork too, but decided against it... Let me know your views on how this will look on a black bike...




                                I would suggest against white vinly... Either silver/greyish or deep red vinyl would suit imho.

                                7) I wanted to make my own "no-cut" fender eliminator, but that didn't work out... will look into getting one from the US...

                                Even I have been looking for a DIY project for fender elminator, without any success, it should be possible; just gotta get the measurements..
                                Speed - (spēd) n.
                                a.The act of moving rapidly.
                                b.The state of being in rapid motion; rapidity.
                                Slang. A stimulant drug

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