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  • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
    Thanks you! and great suggestion too - I had thought of it, but then there might be too many Ninja threads. The ownership thread seems to be the one where most visit.

    And besides, I won't be doing a DIY every Sunday!
    As i can see, there are 2-3 ninja threads!

    Man, your DIY's are real unique. It deserves a separate thread.
    I remember ur last trip was also posted here
    Open up a thread soon...
    Oh i tot ur Sundays are DIY-days!
    BTW, wats your next DIY? Waiting for it
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    • Originally posted by Halo View Post
      Nice travelogue, Bluevolt...

      A couple of things if you may...

      1. I am planning to get Cramster saddle bags and tank bag for the Ninja. The guy at the store informed me the the saddle bags wont fit. Did you do any research on this? I don't have the bike yet, so am not sure.

      2. Any difference running on Shell Super/ Speed/ Regular unleaded? I was reading through the carburetted Ninja's manual, which mentioned 91 or 87 octane fuel to be okay. But I guess the FI jets would have some say here

      Regarding the E-City side entrance of the BETL, one could avoid the left and u-turn maneuver. The straight carriage way on Hosur road is now open (actually you would need veer slight left just after, and missing the left turn into ecity, and take the ramp onto the elevated highway)
      Thanks... no Cramster bags were not an option for me as visually they seem to be made for cruisers rather than sportsbikes, and apart from being too big for my liking. So I don't have any first hand experience with them, sorry!

      I stay away from regular unleaded so can't compare - usually it is Shell super if I can find a station otherwise Speed or Extra Premium. I have used Power too, but only in emergency low fuel conditions.

      Thanks for the tip on the e-way! I don't know the next time I will be using it though to enter Bangalore. Not in the next few months though.

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      • Originally posted by vas View Post
        As i can see, there are 2-3 ninja threads!

        Man, your DIY's are real unique. It deserves a separate thread.
        I remember ur last trip was also posted here
        Open up a thread soon...
        Oh i tot ur Sundays are DIY-days!
        BTW, wats your next DIY? Waiting for it
        Thanks again. Maybe next Sunday is fitting the FZ16 hugger - after this trip I realized that a hugger is a must have for the Ninja 250R.

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        • Great writing there.

          Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
          How long is your brother going to be there? Ask him to go to the main Kawasaki showroom in downtown Bangkok and place an order for those parts so that he can pick it up in a few days before he leaves. I don't think these parts are available off the shelves.

          I bought mine in Melbourne I had to wait a week in Melbourne before they got my parts.
          My bro would be in Bangkok for a week. But he is going there on business so there is a doubt if he would have the time.

          So just to make it easier for him .. could u confirm the showroom details from the link below:

          Kawasaki Motors Enterprise( Thailand ): KSR mini Supersport bike

          So that I could call the folks there in advance and get all the info I need.

          Once again... u've got a way with words... specially if its about bikes
          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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          • Thank you...

            I had the address somewhere on my lappy, let me look for it. It was somewhere in downtown Bangkok, near one of the hotels. Radisson? I forgot. Let me check tomorrow.

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            • hey bluevolt! that was a nice lil trip log though i was more interested in knowing how the ninja faired in the dark, any inputs? considering it could hold triple digit speeds so comfortably without much fuss i guess its going to be a very able tourer more so because i found the riding position quite neutral. when do we ever get to see a picture of you, dude you're more elusive than osama bin laden
              respect ma authoritae!!

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              • Originally posted by anhil8tr View Post
                hey bluevolt! that was a nice lil trip log though i was more interested in knowing how the ninja faired in the dark, any inputs? considering it could hold triple digit speeds so comfortably without much fuss i guess its going to be a very able tourer more so because i found the riding position quite neutral. when do we ever get to see a picture of you, dude you're more elusive than osama bin laden
                I think I talked about this before in this thread - the high beam lamps are a killer, though you can't use them on 2 lane roads. The lights have a great spread and goes quite a distance.

                The problem of touring alone is that there is no one to take a picture of me of, unless I use a tripod. Will get around that one of these days!

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                • Originally posted by Halo View Post
                  1. I am planning to get Cramster saddle bags and tank bag for the Ninja. The guy at the store informed me the the saddle bags wont fit. Did you do any research on this? I don't have the bike yet, so am not sure.
                  I doubt the cramster will be a good fit for the Ninja. I am not too big a fan of saddlebags on a sports bike because they tend to slant inwards. My reccomendation is to pick up an expandable tail bag and get one made locally.
                  BTW - I saw a pair of saddlebags at Mahalakshmi - Carolbagh. Sporty looking chinese make with Alpinestar logo's. Looks good but didnt bother asking the price as I dont intend having saddlebags on my bike.

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                  • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                    Thanks you! and great suggestion too - I had thought of it, but then there might be too many Ninja threads. The ownership thread seems to be the one where most visit.

                    And besides, I won't be doing a DIY every Sunday!
                    By popular demand - you should consider starting a DIY thread. I have been a biker for over 17 years now but never had the confidence to tinker around until I saw your postings. So the number plate is going, tail covers will be fitted, 3m paint ptotection will be done etc etc all by myself.

                    BTW - congrats on breaking in

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                    • @Bluevolt-This calls for a separate thread in Touring section. Please post it there and we will be more than happy to approve it.
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                      • Another Ninja owner who does a small tour to complete the run-in. Good trip there, Bluevolt!

                        [OT] However, you could have alerted us to help you navigate through Chennai. Anyways, next time you know what you need to do.
                        All men dream, but not equally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act upon their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - T. E. Lawrence

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                        • Originally posted by bluevolt View Post
                          I think I talked about this before in this thread - the high beam lamps are a killer, though you can't use them on 2 lane roads. The lights have a great spread and goes quite a distance.

                          The problem of touring alone is that there is no one to take a picture of me of, unless I use a tripod. Will get around that one of these days!
                          Wonderful travelogue Bluevolt...I have a question and a suggestion.

                          First the suggestion - Next time you are in Pondy, stay at the Aurobindo Ashram, which is right next to the 'promennade'. Its the best place to stay at in Pondy..closed parking, excellent view, terrific canteen and very reasonable prices to top it all.

                          The question is - why 'Shell'? I am sure this has been discussed in the forum earlier, but since I am a late joiner, I am unaware.
                          The company I keep:
                          Yamaha Rx100
                          Yamaha RD 350 (HT)
                          Bajaj Pulsar 150
                          Kawasaki Ninja 250r

                          RIDE SAFE! IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU, WHO'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR BIKE?

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                          • <bluevolt> thnx for the info, have u compared it to a 220's lamp? hw does it hold up agnst that? also i read an article smwhere that the ninja's lamps are pretty weak and thats y i asked.

                            N i wanted to know if the edges of the paint saver have been catching any dirt. its been a wyl since u put them on rt?
                            respect ma authoritae!!

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                            • @bluevolt: Enjoyed your running in short trip post. Keep riding mate. The Ninja definitely vindicates every rupee that you spend on it. The realization keeps on growing each day when you discover its capabilities.
                              Never argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and then beat you with experience.

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                              • The wait continues....

                                Just spoke to the manager at Probiking showroom in Hyderabad. First he gave me a shocker by saying my delivery would be made in May, when I questioned him, he said April and finally when I reminded him that the delivery was promised within 3 months he said it would be done by March !!!

                                It seems, there are 11 guys (Black and Green combined) ahead of me in the list and the next consignment is expected in second week of Feb. The manager promised to call me after the 7th of Feb and give me an accurate idea about the delivery date.
                                The company I keep:
                                Yamaha Rx100
                                Yamaha RD 350 (HT)
                                Bajaj Pulsar 150
                                Kawasaki Ninja 250r

                                RIDE SAFE! IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU, WHO'LL TAKE CARE OF YOUR BIKE?

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