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  • Originally posted by maheshkmr View Post
    TVM pbk guy told that now the chain and sprockets cost 10k and they have changed it in some bikes at that cost.
    Yes. Last time I checked, it was some 10-11k and surely not 18k.
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    • Originally posted by patel.tarun4328 View Post
      Do you have any idea about the cost of the OEM chain? and sprockets too?if it costs nearly the same when i am shipping it from abroad then there's no reason in importing it. i was told by the PBK guys that it costs nearly 17k for the kit!!
      Cost including labor of changiing the chain was 11000K for me in Jan 2012 in CHennai Probiking. But the pound was under 80 and dollar was under 50 then!
      But the main currencies JPY and THB were very near to the current levels so the prices in store at PBK shouldnt change much.

      Originally posted by maheshkmr View Post
      TVM pbk guy told that now the chain and sprockets cost 10k and they have changed it in some bikes at that cost. Dont know whether he is right or wrong.

      What is your odo reading? Mine is around 18k kms and the chain and sprockets are still looks like new, chain adjuster is around the halfway.

      I think importing is not a good idea because of current condition of the Indian Rupee.
      You can use your chains till 30K but it will be very loose at 30000 kms. Changed mine at 30K..there was some loss of power because of the loose chain thou!

      The sprockets had costed me 3800 and the chain + labor of changing the chain was around 7200K. So it comes to 11K. You have to open the chassis to change the chain so the labor takes atleast 2-3 hours of dedicated effort.

      Ideally you have three options.
      1) Source the entire stuff from ebay.
      2) Source Sprockets from Probiking and Chain from Rolon
      3) Source entire stuff from Probiking.

      Sourcing entire stuff from ebay
      If you buy an entire chain and sprocket kit from ebay should cost you around (85 dollars for the kit + 35 dollars for shipping) for the cheapest bit. ..so that is around 6600 Rupees which aint a bad amount thou. But the quality of the stuff would vary with price.

      Sprockets from Probiking and Chain from Rolon
      A Vishwas suggested get the Rolon chains and they come somewhere around 2900 and is X-ring and better quality. Also get the OEM sprockets from Probiking which would be another 3800. So thats 6700!
      You get OEM sprockets and Rolon chains. So quality is guaranteed.

      Source entire stuff from Probiking
      Sourcing entire stuff from probiking would put you by 11000 and is the most expensive of all the three. All the parts are OEM thou and quality is guaranteed.

      Believe the best idea as you can see is to source sprockets from Probiking and get the chain from Rolon (LG Balakrishnan).

      And if time is a constraint..ebay/Amazon is generally faster than Probiking and Rolon. If your probiking store has sprockets in store then you are lucky. ..go ahead and buy it and keep it with you! If probiking says that they will import it for you in two weeks then you will be lucky if you can get it in two months!!!!
      The chain from Rolon is also made to order and would generally take two weeks.
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      • Originally posted by patel.tarun4328 View Post
        Guys!!sorry to post here but there was some problem with the classified section..if anybody from pune is looking for a good used ninja then please contact on 9890175589..one of my friends is selling his ninja..
        some queries:
        1. which year model?
        2. kms clocked.
        3. accident history.
        4. reason for sale.
        5. price.

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        • Guys I am having a problem here. Since the monsoon has started, its been raining quite a lot in chennai and I've been riding my bike everyday in the rain. I had washed my bike yesterday as it as totally covered with mud . And after the cleaning part, when i turned on the engine, there was some smoke coming out of the radiator. I really dont know what it is. If its a real big problem then I am going to pbk else No. So guys any idea?

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          • Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
            Hello Guys, After much contemplation of upgrading in for a decently 'powerful' motorcycle from my now almost '10 year' old steed-TVS Victor has finally ended. Yes, i have settled in for the World's Best-The Kawasaki Ninja 250R!!


            Year 2008: Back in the year 2008, i gazed upon the just unravelled 250cc upgrade which went by the legendary name, Ninja!! From the first version sighting pics from Barcelona to this particular video which i always watched. I had made up my mind to own this machine(as i landed with a new job, then)...but luck had some other plans.

            2008 ninja 250R yoshi slip on - YouTube


            The Yoshi-slipon exhaust note was my everyday diet while playing the video in full volume whenever i had this urge to rev!!

            Got placed in a reputed IT Firm but never got the call so had to take huge compromises as far as my educational qualification was concerned and had to work for peanuts.From past 4 years my luck went haywire making myself suffer to the core. As a result,couldnt get my finances right as i had my education loan also to repay for. In the month of December 2011, the loan got cleared and i got an opportunity to align my finances for the next biggie in our family. The Apache RTR 180 which is used by my younger brother(from past 3 years) gave certain respite(read:support) to my adrenaline needs in between those 4 years.

            The TurnAround(Courtesy: Chicken Pox):

            Almost decided on the CBR250R, took 4 different test rides in 3 different showrooms in the month of January. Ripped the bike to the core, but somehow couldnt get the connection with the machine.The engine felt nice and peppy but i was not particularly convinced with the feel from the rear
            (Read:Handling). For the price you pay, the bike is a great buy but my heart wasnt bowled over.

            In the month of February, i got an ailment in the form of Chicken pox whereby i was forced to remain indoors for good 20 days. In those 20 days, i circumspected the thought of buying the CBR. CBR-ABS was what had compelled to think of as it was the maximum my budget permitted.Then i resumed my work in my office and the next day i was just sipping a soft drink in front of a shoppping complex where i was moved with a certain exhaust note which deeply thrilled my senses and out of curiosity i noticed a black Kawasaki Ninja 250R zooming by.

            Thanks to the Chicken pox, which made me defer my buying decision, and this decison was instant.

            Then and there, i decided if it has to be something which i would be buying, even if i had to go extra mile in catching up with my limited budget-It had to be the Ninja!!

            Setbacks:

            Setback1: Much to the irony in the city(Bhubaneshwar) in which i reside which is home to maxmimum superbikes in the Eastern India, there are no Probiking outlets in the State. So the nearest option for me had to be Kolkata(460kms).

            Immediately got in touch with Mr Alok Kedia of PBK who guided me about the intricacies involved in the purchase from Kolkata. Also contacted the local Bajaj dealer who gave me an option for riding the bike down from Kolkata by their own technicians. Option:1 made sense to me.

            Setback 2:
            Finances, again!! First Loan application was rejected by one of the banks i applied for.

            Applied in the other and it clicked, much to my respite.

            Got every required documents ready required for the purchase, and after the loan approval i made the down payment and got the green signal from the bank to collect the bike.

            1st of June- Booked the bus ticket for evening. As the ticket was done in the 11th hour, i had to make do with the last row of seat where i was tossed around all night. But in the thrill to get my mean machine i ignored every pain. Reached Kolkata and i must thank Gibran(xbhp id:bikemanic) and Dipanjan(ID: Dipanjan, he works at PBK) who despite in the wee hours stepped out of their house in helping me in reaching the PBK.

            Reached PBK and i noticed my bike standing inside the showroom with my name tag on it. Got freshened up inside the PBK only, all thanks to dipanjan who directed the security to open up the showroom for me @ 7 A.M!!.



            The showroom staff were courteus throughout and i was told to pick the bike at 1 P.M. Got the teflon coating done and the bike was gleaming like a star.












            Yes, What a feeling it was when i finally took the saddle of a machine which i had given up of ever owning and now i am riding through the streets of Kolkata. The parallel-twin's mechanical hum was so different hearing it rumble under my thighs for the first time . As per the bike didnt had the registration number, i had to park the bike for the day.



            Gibran arranged a hotel room for me. As there was no parking for the bike, i had to park my bike in his house for the night. And i checked into a nearby hotel, all set to hit the highway the next day.

            The Ride:Kolkata to Bhubaneshwar

            Set the Alarm for 2:45 A.M and even before i realised i slept the alarm went off and i got out of the bed to freshen up and prepare for the ride. And what was surprising was even Gibran went up at that point time who pinged me from 'Whatsapp'. Hats off to the Guy, who woke up that early to make sure i venture out at the right time.

            Checked-out of the hotel and slowly walked on the narrow empty-streets of Kolkata to reach Gibran's residence. Took the bike out and bid goodbye to Gibran and hit the streets of Kolkata to find my way to the highway.

            Rode slowly at constant 4k rpm, filled 1000 bucks of fuel and hit the highway.


            Start of the Trip @ 3:32 A.M



            Took my first 'butt' break @ 4:45 A.M.





            For the first 70kms maintained constant 4k rpm. Gradually picked up pace but varied the rpm betwen 4-5k rpm throughout the team with occasional bursts to 6k rpm




            Ninjette after having 'blessed' by Gajanan!!
























            Phew...468kms covered in 515 minutes!!


            After 5-1-5 minutes of riding, reached home @ 12:05 P.M and only word came out of mind i.e N-U-M-B.










            All i can say is i have made myself a proud owner of the best 250cc out there-the Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Let the good times roll!


            very nice write up and pics. felt your emotions

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            • Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
              [center][B]Hello Guys, After much contemplation of upgrading in for a decently 'powerful' motorcycle from my now almost '10 year' old steed-TVS Victor has finally ended. Yes, i have settled in for the World's Best-The Kawasaki Ninja 250R!!
              Full on 'dil-se' writeup

              Congrats once again on xBhp

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              • Originally posted by rkum4881 View Post
                Guys I am having a problem here. Since the monsoon has started, its been raining quite a lot in chennai and I've been riding my bike everyday in the rain. I had washed my bike yesterday as it as totally covered with mud . And after the cleaning part, when i turned on the engine, there was some smoke coming out of the radiator. I really dont know what it is. If its a real big problem then I am going to pbk else No. So guys any idea?
                This not smoke but steam
                Check, coz if there's smoke then there has to be a "fire".
                Chill, nothing to worry, usual stuff.
                GuRpReEt SiNgH

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                • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                  Cost including labor of changiing the chain was 11000K for me in Jan 2012 in CHennai Probiking. But the pound was under 80 and dollar was under 50 then!
                  But the main currencies JPY and THB were very near to the current levels so the prices in store at PBK shouldnt change much.



                  You can use your chains till 30K but it will be very loose at 30000 kms. Changed mine at 30K..there was some loss of power because of the loose chain thou!

                  The sprockets had costed me 3800 and the chain + labor of changing the chain was around 7200K. So it comes to 11K. You have to open the chassis to change the chain so the labor takes atleast 2-3 hours of dedicated effort.

                  Ideally you have three options.
                  1) Source the entire stuff from ebay.
                  2) Source Sprockets from Probiking and Chain from Rolon
                  3) Source entire stuff from Probiking.

                  Sourcing entire stuff from ebay
                  If you buy an entire chain and sprocket kit from ebay should cost you around (85 dollars for the kit + 35 dollars for shipping) for the cheapest bit. ..so that is around 6600 Rupees which aint a bad amount thou. But the quality of the stuff would vary with price.

                  Sprockets from Probiking and Chain from Rolon
                  A Vishwas suggested get the Rolon chains and they come somewhere around 2900 and is X-ring and better quality. Also get the OEM sprockets from Probiking which would be another 3800. So thats 6700!
                  You get OEM sprockets and Rolon chains. So quality is guaranteed.

                  Source entire stuff from Probiking
                  Sourcing entire stuff from probiking would put you by 11000 and is the most expensive of all the three. All the parts are OEM thou and quality is guaranteed.

                  Believe the best idea as you can see is to source sprockets from Probiking and get the chain from Rolon (LG Balakrishnan).

                  And if time is a constraint..ebay/Amazon is generally faster than Probiking and Rolon. If your probiking store has sprockets in store then you are lucky. ..go ahead and buy it and keep it with you! If probiking says that they will import it for you in two weeks then you will be lucky if you can get it in two months!!!!
                  The chain from Rolon is also made to order and would generally take two weeks.
                  This is the best response to the gentleman's query on Chain sprokets.

                  Thanks friend, it will help many others too.

                  Originally posted by GuRpReEt SiNgH View Post
                  This not smoke but steam
                  Check, coz if there's smoke then there has to be a "fire".
                  Chill, nothing to worry, usual stuff.
                  I also wondered about this once.......but learnt quickly that its steam, not coz there was no fire, but coz there was no smell to the smoke
                  Every time i am able to change my bike's engine oil, i feel like passing another semester amongst thousands, of being a proficient rider.

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                  • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                    Cost including labor of changiing the chain was 11000K for me in Jan 2012 in CHennai Probiking. But the pound was under 80 and dollar was under 50 then!
                    But the main currencies JPY and THB were very near to the current levels so the prices in store at PBK shouldnt change much.



                    You can use your chains till 30K but it will be very loose at 30000 kms. Changed mine at 30K..there was some loss of power because of the loose chain thou!

                    The sprockets had costed me 3800 and the chain + labor of changing the chain was around 7200K. So it comes to 11K. You have to open the chassis to change the chain so the labor takes atleast 2-3 hours of dedicated effort.

                    Ideally you have three options.
                    1) Source the entire stuff from ebay.
                    2) Source Sprockets from Probiking and Chain from Rolon
                    3) Source entire stuff from Probiking.

                    Sourcing entire stuff from ebay
                    If you buy an entire chain and sprocket kit from ebay should cost you around (85 dollars for the kit + 35 dollars for shipping) for the cheapest bit. ..so that is around 6600 Rupees which aint a bad amount thou. But the quality of the stuff would vary with price.

                    Sprockets from Probiking and Chain from Rolon
                    A Vishwas suggested get the Rolon chains and they come somewhere around 2900 and is X-ring and better quality. Also get the OEM sprockets from Probiking which would be another 3800. So thats 6700!
                    You get OEM sprockets and Rolon chains. So quality is guaranteed.

                    Source entire stuff from Probiking
                    Sourcing entire stuff from probiking would put you by 11000 and is the most expensive of all the three. All the parts are OEM thou and quality is guaranteed.

                    Believe the best idea as you can see is to source sprockets from Probiking and get the chain from Rolon (LG Balakrishnan).

                    And if time is a constraint..ebay/Amazon is generally faster than Probiking and Rolon. If your probiking store has sprockets in store then you are lucky. ..go ahead and buy it and keep it with you! If probiking says that they will import it for you in two weeks then you will be lucky if you can get it in two months!!!!
                    The chain from Rolon is also made to order and would generally take two weeks.
                    Thanks bro!!really useful information.. BTW i ordered the rolon chain and sprockets as well. i had a talk with mr. nagendra from pune who told me that the entire kit would cost me rs.8800 and i would be the first customer to have them on!!
                    Originally posted by maheshkmr View Post
                    TVM pbk guy told that now the chain and sprockets cost 10k and they have changed it in some bikes at that cost. Dont know whether he is right or wrong.

                    What is your odo reading? Mine is around 18k kms and the chain and sprockets are still looks like new, chain adjuster is around the halfway.

                    I think importing is not a good idea because of current condition of the Indian Rupee.
                    My odo reading is 15k kilometers. but poor maintenance on my part caused the problem. will be very careful from now.
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                    • slightly off topic but did my 3rd service of my bike at PBK thiruvananthapuram.( deedi probiking )

                      bill was Rs 5367/-.

                      service charge - Rs 2132/-
                      labour - Rs 200/- for changing the brake pads Rs 100/- each wheel.
                      pad assembly brake - 2 nos - Rs 2420/-(both front and rear)

                      taxes - 614/-

                      they were having some new logic of per hour labour charge @ Rs 300/- per hour for the ninja.

                      no oil /filter change as the DTS SI oil which i have put myself is in good condition.( only done 4000 kms )

                      the brake pads were good for may be another 2000 kms or so but when i require a change they may not have the same in stock. so better to be safe.

                      i doubt beyond all this except for wash and chain lube, they have done little. like vacuum sync,pressure test of radiator all is in theory to justify 2000 rs service charge.

                      here at thiruvananthapuram i had to cool my heels in my office nearby, while the bike was being serviced, but at chennai i was with the bike all along for both the services.

                      so this is what it is.
                      Mountain biking on impulse with my wife and our bike goes down in water

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                      • Originally posted by GuRpReEt SiNgH View Post
                        This not smoke but steam
                        Check, coz if there's smoke then there has to be a "fire".
                        Chill, nothing to worry, usual stuff.
                        Hey yeah thanks its nothing mate. Called up the pbk and asked them and they told me that if there's some water on the radiator then you would get the steam. So as u said nothing to worry. thanks bro

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                        • Originally posted by patel.tarun4328 View Post
                          i had a talk with mr. nagendra from pune who told me that the entire kit would cost me rs.8800 and i would be the first customer to have them on!!
                          both chain and sprockets from rolon? How much the rolon sprockets cost?

                          Originally posted by patel.tarun4328 View Post
                          My odo reading is 15k kilometers. but poor maintenance on my part caused the problem. will be very careful from now.
                          15k is too low for chain replacement. You should clean and lube the chain yourself at every 600 kms. Use Motul chain clean and lube.

                          Originally posted by harikeshpk View Post
                          slightly off topic but did my 3rd service of my bike at PBK thiruvananthapuram.( deedi probiking )

                          bill was Rs 5367/-.

                          service charge - Rs 2132/-
                          labour - Rs 200/- for changing the brake pads Rs 100/- each wheel.
                          pad assembly brake - 2 nos - Rs 2420/-(both front and rear)

                          taxes - 614/-

                          they were having some new logic of per hour labour charge @ Rs 300/- per hour for the ninja.

                          no oil /filter change as the DTS SI oil which i have put myself is in good condition.( only done 4000 kms )

                          the brake pads were good for may be another 2000 kms or so but when i require a change they may not have the same in stock. so better to be safe.

                          i doubt beyond all this except for wash and chain lube, they have done little. like vacuum sync,pressure test of radiator all is in theory to justify 2000 rs service charge.

                          here at thiruvananthapuram i had to cool my heels in my office nearby, while the bike was being serviced, but at chennai i was with the bike all along for both the services.

                          so this is what it is.
                          How much time did they took to service your bike? In my case it is always morethan 3 days, so how can they calculate per hour charges? I highly doubt they will do anything like vacuam sync etc other than oil change and wash by seing their attitude to the customers.

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                          • Originally posted by patel.tarun4328 View Post
                            Thanks bro!!really useful information.. BTW i ordered the rolon chain and sprockets as well. i had a talk with mr. nagendra from pune who told me that the entire kit would cost me rs.8800 and i would be the first customer to have them on!!


                            My odo reading is 15k kilometers. but poor maintenance on my part caused the problem. will be very careful from now.
                            Entire kit for 8800 is expensive . The chain costs 3000 exact and so the sprockets according to Rolon is 5800. I ordered sprockets set from The UK?s biggest choice of motorcycle parts for Japanese and European machines. for 3100 bucks. I heard that the Rolon sprocket set will come in a price lesser than 3k...
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                            • Originally posted by parry122 View Post
                              This is the best response to the gentleman's query on Chain sprokets.

                              Thanks friend, it will help many others too.
                              No mention.

                              Originally posted by patel.tarun4328 View Post
                              Thanks bro!!really useful information.. BTW i ordered the rolon chain and sprockets as well. i had a talk with mr. nagendra from pune who told me that the entire kit would cost me rs.8800 and i would be the first customer to have them on!!
                              8800 is a bit on the expensive side. Considering that the chain is 2900 the sprockets, i assume, are around 5900 which is really expensive.
                              You get the cheapest Sprockets in ebay for (25+35) for front and back and another 25 for shipping setting you back by 4675 (USD/INR=55).
                              Even the high quality vortex sprockets (rear ones are aluminium) cost you (32+65) + 25 (shipping) is 6710. So you are pretty well off buying sprockets from Probiking and chain from Rolon. Ofcourse availability would be a main concern at Probiking.

                              @Vkuchhal -Beat me to this post adn i think the link he provided has an even cheaper option of sprockets around 3100 bucks incl shipping.

                              BTW whats the specs of the Rolon sprockets ..is it 14T front and 43T rear? And do they make other varients like 13T , 45T and 47T..Would you plz check and let know.
                              Last edited by JAKRAP; 07-19-2012, 01:07 PM. Reason: To include info from Vkucchal's post
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                              • Originally posted by JAKRAP View Post
                                BTW whats the specs of the Rolon sprockets ..is it 14T front and 43T rear? And do they make other varients like 13T , 45T and 47T..Would you plz check and let know.
                                The Rolon sprockets are still in R&D phase and some sets would be installed on bikes to check fitting etc. I seriously doubt that the pricing is announced till now.
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