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  • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

    Yea, as long as you are not holding it constantly at 180kmph, the occasional touch and go sprints shouldn't be an issue, in my opinion !
    The Inception - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/...inception.html

    When 3 Motorcycle tourers decide to choose a different set of wheels! - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/bicycle...et-wheels.html




    No matter how many mods you have on, Always remember, there's no Replacement for Displacement !

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    • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

      Originally posted by AV8TOR View Post
      Yea, as long as you are not holding it constantly at 180kmph, the occasional touch and go sprints shouldn't be an issue, in my opinion !
      Okies...

      How many kms have you clocked the MRF till now, And next time you do some hard riding or long stretches , can you please post up , how hot are the tire getting and any variation in the pressure after the ride?
      RIP Marco

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      • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

        Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
        How many kms have you clocked the MRF till now, And next time you do some hard riding or long stretches , can you please post up , how hot are the tire getting and any variation in the pressure after the ride?
        - I am on the second set right now
        - the first set lasted for 15000 kms
        - the distance has been covered all while touring across different states - including the Leh- Ladakh ride
        - includes hard riding for multiple hundred kilometers at a stretch - around 800 kms in a day
        - tyres warm up nice and quick + medium compound = excellent braking feedback from the wheels
        - cornering grip is lovely
        - pressure fluctuates by a margin of +/- 2 Psi
        - never found them to be over heating
        - just experienced one puncture in the overall 15000 kms that too was a cut due to a sharp stone while crossing Zozi La pass
        Last edited by AV8TOR; 10-18-2013, 05:06 PM.
        The Inception - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/...inception.html

        When 3 Motorcycle tourers decide to choose a different set of wheels! - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/bicycle...et-wheels.html




        No matter how many mods you have on, Always remember, there's no Replacement for Displacement !

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        • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

          Originally posted by AV8TOR View Post
          - I am on the second set right now
          - the first set lasted for 15000 kms
          - the distance has been covered all while touring across different states - including the Leh- Ladakh ride
          - includes hard riding for multiple hundred kilometers at a stretch - around 800 kms in a day
          - tyres warm up nice and quick + medium compound = excellent braking feedback from the wheels
          - cornering grip is lovely
          - pressure fluctuates by a margin of +/- 2 Psi
          - never found them to be over heating
          - just experienced one puncture in the overall 15000 kms that too was a cut due to a sharp stone while crossing Zozi La pass

          Thanks for the update.. I will try finding a set for me in bangalore after reading your review above.

          Thanks for the help.
          RIP Marco

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          • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

            Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
            Thanks for the update.. I will try finding a set for me in bangalore after reading your review above.

            Thanks for the help.
            Pleasure !
            Do post your feedback once you get them !
            The Inception - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/...inception.html

            When 3 Motorcycle tourers decide to choose a different set of wheels! - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/bicycle...et-wheels.html




            No matter how many mods you have on, Always remember, there's no Replacement for Displacement !

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            • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

              Just wondering if anyone has a steering damper kit installed?
              The Inception - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/...inception.html

              When 3 Motorcycle tourers decide to choose a different set of wheels! - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/bicycle...et-wheels.html




              No matter how many mods you have on, Always remember, there's no Replacement for Displacement !

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              • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                Originally posted by vijeth v View Post
                Today I noticed my engine oil light coming on.There was situation where in I had to break hard after which I noticed the light come on,stay for a few seconds and then switch off.I later inspected the watch glass to find that the the oil level was below the lower indication mark.So I decided to top up the oil rather than changing it because I've only run 4.5k on this oil(Motul 7100) which generally stays good for around 6k.
                On topping up I was surprised to find that it consumed around 550ml of oil for the oil level to come up the higher indication mark.Is it normal that the engine is consuming so much oil?
                Is it indicative of any anomaly in the engine?

                Hey Buddy,

                I had the same doubt and took it to the MEch, he said it was normal, as the oil goes into "Circulation" ( i assume through the engine) and settles down once you stop the bike. The level ( in the watch glass) should be checked on a flat level place, bike held straight for a couple of mins & without the engin on. You can actually see it fill up.

                Post this, if the level is still low, then you need to get it checked.

                Light getting on on sudden hard braking is not something to be worried about.

                Regard

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                • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                  My 250's rear shock absorber has become weak, price of new one from pbk 25k plus woo...f too expensive...
                  Anyone has idea where I can get a cheaper one or any other bikes shock that can be fitted??

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                  • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                    Originally posted by deepak82 View Post
                    My 250's rear shock absorber has become weak, price of new one from pbk 25k plus woo...f too expensive...
                    Anyone has idea where I can get a cheaper one or any other bikes shock that can be fitted??

                    I think that the price they are quoting seems to be correct... you might want to check elsewhere.

                    but how do u know that they have become weak?

                    Check the following links.

                    Introduction to shock upgrades - Ninja250Wiki

                    ninja 250 shock | eBay
                    RIP Marco

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                    • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                      Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
                      I think that the price they are quoting seems to be correct... you might want to check elsewhere.

                      but how do u know that they have become weak?

                      Check the following links.

                      Introduction to shock upgrades - Ninja250Wiki

                      ninja 250 shock | eBay
                      My bike's covered around 46k Kms and when I go on a speed breaker or a pothole it hurts my back really bad

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                      • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                        Originally posted by deepak82 View Post
                        My bike's covered around 46k Kms and when I go on a speed breaker or a pothole it hurts my back really bad
                        Have you tried adjusting/softening the rear shocks. The stock setting is stiff maybe ideal for track use, but not for city. See if reducing it helps you. I'm 68kg and that helped me ripping the bike in city conditions. Might just work out for you too.
                        Just because you haven't seen it doesnt mean its impossible...expect the unexpected.

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                        • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                          Originally posted by AV8TOR View Post
                          Hey guys - my first post in Xbhp!

                          I'll put in a short experience on the long term ownership - Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                          Make: 2010 (black tail, green seat):
                          Reading on Odometer: 49002 kms
                          Biggest ride on the bike: Leh-Ladakh 2013
                          Longest haul in a day - roughly 800 kms

                          Pros:
                          1) Highly reliable - never gone to the authorized workshop apart from the usual scheduled service
                          2) Durability - Yea, it's too good ! I know what it went through on the recent Ladakh ride (I did Zanskar too), yet no issues/tantrums thrown, even after the ride till date.
                          3) Parts have good life - In these 49002 kms, the only things I have changed are the usual disc pads, engine oil, oil filter, etc. Yes, that does mean my sprocket in still running on stock. It's cleaned and lubed every 500kms sometimes earlier too.

                          Cons:
                          there's hardly anything I can find in the bike to be mentioned in this section, apart from one thing - expensive spares.

                          Parts due for replacements in the near future:
                          1) Chain Sprocket set - it's on the last setting, due for replacement in the next 3-4k kms. Price inquiries here ended up with me sourcing it from the States. (one of my friend is flying down, Yippie!)
                          2) Steering cone set - it has started to lose the sweet spot quite often now, needs adjusting after every short (200-300kms) ride.

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                          I am running on MRF Revz - FC, basically the setup from the Duke. These work wonders in terms of grip with the added weight of the Ninja. Lasts around 12-15k kms depending upon the riding style !
                          Originally posted by AV8TOR View Post
                          - I am on the second set right now
                          - the first set lasted for 15000 kms
                          - the distance has been covered all while touring across different states - including the Leh- Ladakh ride
                          - includes hard riding for multiple hundred kilometers at a stretch - around 800 kms in a day
                          - tyres warm up nice and quick + medium compound = excellent braking feedback from the wheels
                          - cornering grip is lovely
                          - pressure fluctuates by a margin of +/- 2 Psi
                          - never found them to be over heating
                          - just experienced one puncture in the overall 15000 kms that too was a cut due to a sharp stone while crossing Zozi La pass
                          Wow..Awesome review, Dude!!

                          Unbelievable to see you still running on stock chain-sprocket setup. And doesnt the 150 section tyre of the Duke hinder the bike's performance? Also how is the engine responing after having munched so much of miles? Howz clutch, any change in the engine noise?

                          Btw there is this perceptible dhak dhak type feeling from my bike's front end(read:steering) while going over bad roads and also the front handle wobbles vehemently while backing off the throttle at speeds over 80km/hr..Does this point to worn-out bearing of steering cone set?

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                          • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                            Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
                            Wow..Awesome review, Dude!!

                            Unbelievable to see you still running on stock chain-sprocket setup. And doesnt the 150 section tyre of the Duke hinder the bike's performance? Also how is the engine responing after having munched so much of miles? Howz clutch, any change in the engine noise?

                            Btw there is this perceptible dhak dhak type feeling from my bike's front end(read:steering) while going over bad roads and also the front handle wobbles vehemently while backing off the throttle at speeds over 80km/hr..Does this point to worn-out bearing of steering cone set?
                            Hey, thanks !
                            the 150 section tyre is a radial tyre not the conventional one, it takes the shape of the rim. it fits so nicely, if u look at it, it appears just like a 120 section tyre, being a radial the added width rounds up nicely giving you almost a collar less tyre, which is the exact reason for excellent cornering grip.

                            the engine is exactly like it was when new, no issues, no changed noises, no loss in the pull at all.

                            The sound you are hearing is because the steering cone on your bike is a bit loose resulting in a play, the wobbling is also due to the same reason. how many kms has your bike done? get the steering cone play adjusted, also check if the tyre doesn't have waves/ undulating wear off.

                            Yea I was myself surprised with the sprocket life. I have been cleaning and lubing it every 500kms without fail. Since the 24k kms service, I have been asking the service guys to check the sprocket, every time I got the same reply from them, Sir it's good. last time I checked it a few days ago, they told me it should last another 3-5k kms. My odo reading right now is at 49899kms

                            However, my friend who was flying down from US, has got me the chain sprocket set, after market one. I had ordered golden, but they delivered a yellow one.I hated the color as soon as I saw it, but it saved me 10 grands, who cares about the color :P
                            Since my replacement set is already here, I can run on the stock one without worries. I'm eager to check how long it can still run. The chain has comparatively stiffened a bit I believe though!

                            Clutch is stock as well, I don't feel any difference in its feel yet!
                            Last edited by AV8TOR; 11-03-2013, 09:14 PM.
                            The Inception - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/...inception.html

                            When 3 Motorcycle tourers decide to choose a different set of wheels! - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/bicycle...et-wheels.html




                            No matter how many mods you have on, Always remember, there's no Replacement for Displacement !

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                            • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                              Guys on a nice chilly nite (yesterday), on NH3 reached a considerable milestone with my bike ! Looking forward to many more !
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                              The Inception - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/...inception.html

                              When 3 Motorcycle tourers decide to choose a different set of wheels! - https://www.xbhp.com/talkies/bicycle...et-wheels.html




                              No matter how many mods you have on, Always remember, there's no Replacement for Displacement !

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                              • Re: Kawasaki Ninja 250R

                                Congrats buddy!!

                                Keep riding !!!
                                RIP Marco

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