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  • Originally posted by moeed View Post
    Can't the headlight be modified so that it lights up only when needed?
    Nice one there.

    no bro...the company has not provided a light turn off switch...atleast i haven't seen one.....
    The tourer...
    tours done:
    bhanghar trip(tops the haunted place list)
    sultanpur trip(skipping city life)
    trip to kota,rajasthan(solo- 1193.7kms)

    destination Spiti(1835kms) [trip log sponsored]
    leans in Mussoorie(763kms) [logging soon]
    got leh'ed june,2012 [looging soon]
    waiting for next tour....
    dream destination: Leh (cold desert above the skies...)

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    • Do what SUNNY had done during GIR 1.cover it up .
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      • Originally posted by nabendubasu View Post
        Do what SUNNY had done during GIR 1.cover it up .
        bro that's a jugad not a solution....there should be some permanent option that bajaj should provide....
        The tourer...
        tours done:
        bhanghar trip(tops the haunted place list)
        sultanpur trip(skipping city life)
        trip to kota,rajasthan(solo- 1193.7kms)

        destination Spiti(1835kms) [trip log sponsored]
        leans in Mussoorie(763kms) [logging soon]
        got leh'ed june,2012 [looging soon]
        waiting for next tour....
        dream destination: Leh (cold desert above the skies...)

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        • since Ninja is a European model most EU states requires to have a daytime running lamp to make the bike known on the roads during daytime. it is a kind of safety feature

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          • Originally posted by scilent killer View Post
            there should be some permanent option that bajaj should provide....
            Permamnent option to reduce the feature and the safety that comes along with it ? I would rather that they provide this feature on their 200+ Bikes too.
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            when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
            one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
            kamlesh kanda
            NO PACE TOO SLOW
            IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

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            • Originally posted by scilent killer View Post
              bro that's a jugad not a solution....there should be some permanent option that bajaj should provide....
              While I might thank bajaj for bringing the Kawasaki Ninja 250 in India, I would love them to keep their hands as far away as possible from it, even if it is just for tightening a screw!! They should keep themselves to the pulsars and discovers!

              Moreover, yes, having atleast one headlight ON all the time is a safety norm followed in many countries and infact, it is recommended that one should at least keep the pilot lights on all the time while riding/driving during daytime. Having a light on definitely increases the chances of being more noticeable on the road and can help in preventing a collision by the not-so-alert!! Though it doesn't guarantee the safety, but it is a good feature.
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              • Originally posted by trustvishwas View Post

                Daytime Running lights is the most irritating feature of this bike. All the time, people keep indicating that the headlight is on. There is no way that I can turn it off.
                Dont get irritated just say, "Headlight meri gaadi ki jal rahi hai to teri **** kyon jal rahi hai."

                BTW The Handle bars are same as P220.
                Never upgrade without getting your basics RIGHT.

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                • I dont see the lack of a fuel gauge as a problem. Initially it appeared to me as being a big flaw. But the more I think about it , the more
                  it seems that the fuel gauge, while always good to have, isnt a killer app. Most of the people work off the reserve switch anyway, the moment they hit reserve,
                  they start looking for a fuel station. For this we have the low fuel indicator. I have seen guys run out of fuel even with access to a fully
                  functional fuel level indicator. If anything , the lack of fuel gauge would mean most of us dont get cocky and always make sure we have enough
                  fuel for the journey ahead. Besides,with a capacity of 18L the range is pretty good (300-400 km).

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                  • Originally posted by Hyperion View Post
                    I dont see the lack of a fuel gauge as a problem. Initially it appeared to me as being a big flaw. But the more I think about it , the more
                    it seems that the fuel gauge, while always good to have, isnt a killer app. Most of the people work off the reserve switch anyway, the moment they hit reserve,
                    they start looking for a fuel station. For this we have the low fuel indicator. I have seen guys run out of fuel even with access to a fully
                    functional fuel level indicator. If anything , the lack of fuel gauge would mean most of us dont get cocky and always make sure we have enough
                    fuel for the journey ahead. Besides,with a capacity of 18L the range is pretty good (300-400 km).
                    +1

                    Even we dont have fuel-gauges showing accurate figures/readings.So the fuel indicator for a bike like 250R is just about enough.I hope the Low fuel indicator is fool-proof and doesnt show random indications.

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                    • Originally posted by TenHut View Post
                      Permamnent option to reduce the feature and the safety that comes along with it ? I would rather that they provide this feature on their 200+ Bikes too.
                      bro not having a light turn off switch is related to safety in which way can you explain me....

                      boss the light turn off switch is missing which a 100cc bike is having....
                      The tourer...
                      tours done:
                      bhanghar trip(tops the haunted place list)
                      sultanpur trip(skipping city life)
                      trip to kota,rajasthan(solo- 1193.7kms)

                      destination Spiti(1835kms) [trip log sponsored]
                      leans in Mussoorie(763kms) [logging soon]
                      got leh'ed june,2012 [looging soon]
                      waiting for next tour....
                      dream destination: Leh (cold desert above the skies...)

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                      • Originally posted by scilent killer View Post
                        bro not having a light turn off switch is related to safety in which way can you explain me....

                        boss the light turn off switch is missing which a 100cc bike is having....
                        See .. In US only a small percentage goes on 2 wheelers, as a result the majority which will be more than 95% is not used to having 2 wheelers among them on the highways.

                        Coz of this there is a high %age of car's hitting motorcycles, and when asked they say they did not see the bike. So as a safety feature all the bikes have their lights on by default in low beam and u cannot switch that off. Having a light on even during day gives the bike riders more visibility and hence more safety.

                        And it might not be that effective in Indian context.
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                        • Originally posted by cool_dude_sunn_y View Post
                          See .. In US only a small percentage goes on 2 wheelers, as a result the majority which will be more than 95% is not used to having 2 wheelers among them on the highways.

                          Coz of this there is a high %age of car's hitting motorcycles, and when asked they say they did not see the bike. So as a safety feature all the bikes have their lights on by default in low beam and u cannot switch that off. Having a light on even during day gives the bike riders more visibility and hence more safety.

                          And it might not be that effective in Indian context.

                          bro i don't understand the whole point....if ninja can be added with a front number plate, a sari gard as per the indian rules then why not a light turn on-off switch....
                          The tourer...
                          tours done:
                          bhanghar trip(tops the haunted place list)
                          sultanpur trip(skipping city life)
                          trip to kota,rajasthan(solo- 1193.7kms)

                          destination Spiti(1835kms) [trip log sponsored]
                          leans in Mussoorie(763kms) [logging soon]
                          got leh'ed june,2012 [looging soon]
                          waiting for next tour....
                          dream destination: Leh (cold desert above the skies...)

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                          • Not having a fuel gauge is ok as long as the low fuel indicator shows up when there are about 100kms.left to go. Going by 4 litres, it should be around 80-100kms.based on riding.
                            Those who tour will appreciate the importance of AHO (Automatic Headlights On) feature, which all SBKs have. When we tour in a group, we keep our headlights on through 4 lane highways&position lights on through single&2 lane highways. About people signaling to you, just ignore it. In the city I find people asking me for a lift even though I have a single seat cowl on. Control your tempers coz thats just one fleeting moment.
                            Back to the topic on hand, what I really feel is lacking, is a pass switch-how do we get truckers coming onto our path out of the way? By simpy toggling between high&low beam?
                            For those who are comparing the Ninja's headlamps with the P220's, agreed the P220 has a 55/60w ellipsoidal projector headlamp-the Ninja doesn't have projectors, but in high beam both the 55w headlamps glow together, which beats the P220's single high beam headlamp by a great margin-If the P220's does its job well, I think the Ninja's high beam should do the job excellently.
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                            • Originally posted by chicane1879 View Post
                              +1

                              Even we dont have fuel-gauges showing accurate figures/readings.So the fuel indicator for a bike like 250R is just about enough.I hope the Low fuel indicator is fool-proof and doesnt show random indications.
                              Speaking of the fuel gauge on the 250R, I have run low on fuel about twice till now where the "Low Fuel" was lit to its full luminosity...then a few seconds later it dimmed out. Like a regulated capacitor driven LED. The fuel light wasnt blinking ( like a turn indicator) but glowing and then dimming after a few seconds.

                              This behaviour of the fuel light is nowhere to be found in the owners manual. The manual just says that the fuel light will be lit once the ike is carrying about 4 litres which happens to be its reserve.

                              So the light dims and relights when the bike is approaching its reserve and once it hits the reserve it stays lit ?

                              Anyone ?
                              Last edited by TenHut; 10-30-2009, 11:14 AM.
                              sigpic
                              when i ride bullet before my bullet was solid condition but i once race with a Ceilo car and my engine size. mechancic say bullet is good bike but no racing. it is good for three people and very powerful.
                              one day when i become rich i but ducati and then I race with cars. not now.
                              kamlesh kanda
                              NO PACE TOO SLOW
                              IF you're at all going to be a respectable rider one day, leave your pride at the "door."

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                              • Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                                Not having a fuel gauge is ok as long as the low fuel indicator shows up when there are about 100kms.left to go. Going by 4 litres, it should be around 80-100kms.based on riding.
                                if its not a fuel meter then what is that meter on the extreme right....i thought it was a fuel gauge so didn't check.....
                                plz tell me....
                                The tourer...
                                tours done:
                                bhanghar trip(tops the haunted place list)
                                sultanpur trip(skipping city life)
                                trip to kota,rajasthan(solo- 1193.7kms)

                                destination Spiti(1835kms) [trip log sponsored]
                                leans in Mussoorie(763kms) [logging soon]
                                got leh'ed june,2012 [looging soon]
                                waiting for next tour....
                                dream destination: Leh (cold desert above the skies...)

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