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    Default Re: My new Touring partner | Ninja 650- 2017

    Sorry to hear about the fall,but they shouldn't come off that easily. Then again the motorcycle weighs 193kgs and all that weight concentrated on a single point i.e rearsets will result in bend or sometimes break . Doesn't the rearsets of 650 fold when the motorcycle fall? Or kawasaki made it non foldable?

    Still the brake lever coming off in whole is a worry some thing. Poor management of parts I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felicity View Post
    Sorry to hear about the fall,but they shouldn't come off that easily. Then again the motorcycle weighs 193kgs and all that weight concentrated on a single point i.e rearsets will result in bend or sometimes break . Doesn't the rearsets of 650 fold when the motorcycle fall? Or kawasaki made it non foldable?

    Still the brake lever coming off in whole is a worry some thing. Poor management of parts I guess.

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    The pegs do fold.. they are intact and feel solid.. but the footpeg mount is weak. The footpeg is useless if it cannot be mounted.. the joint has to be strong as well.

    Anyway, money is not the issue here.. I have got zero depreciation , bumper to bumper insurance, but the parts arrive from Japan and have a lead time of 3-4 weeks. And the fact that you can't ride a sweet bike you just bought because the footpeg mount gave away kind of sucks really bad.

    I am very confused with this. The fairing did not get any damage, but the brake lever and footpeg a did.

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    Default Re: My new Touring partner | Ninja 650- 2017

    Most of the damage you described could have been avoided with the frame Sliders. Should you crash at higher speeds, the frame sliders to a great extent save the engine from major damages and the rear of the bike (plastic parts). But expect broken levers, faring, footrest and headlight assembly damages at the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akshay View Post
    Most of the damage you described could have been avoided with the frame Sliders. Should you crash at higher speeds, the frame sliders to a great extent save the engine from major damages and the rear of the bike (plastic parts). But expect broken levers, faring, footrest and headlight assembly damages at the least.

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    Thanks for that Akshay, I purchased my frame guards along with the bike. Kawasaki technician travel around south india to fix bikes in cities without a service centre. The earliest I could get an appointment was 14th August and this happened on 11th August. I have my frame sliders just waiting to put them on now when getting this fixed.

    Thanks for the heads up on the damages, better not drop this bike ever, even with a frame guard.

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    Default Re: My new Touring partner | Ninja 650- 2017

    Surprised you never considered the CBR 650f, it's accomplished tourer as well.

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    Default Re: My new Touring partner | Ninja 650- 2017

    Can we order parts in advance, like footpegs, mirrors and levers from the Kawasaki dealers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathwing View Post
    Surprised you never considered the CBR 650f, it's accomplished tourer as well.

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    hahaha.. I am a fan of Honda. They make some of the best engines out there, but the service quality on Honda vehicles have been a disappointment since I owned one. The bike was held together purely on Honda engineering and not on the after sales service and that is the one and only thing that kept me away from a Honda. If the situations improve I would be more than happy to get one.

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    Can we order parts in advance, like footpegs, mirrors and levers from the Kawasaki dealers?
    I hope this was the case, but sadly it is not. Kawasaki Bangalore did not have stock for the parts, Kawasaki Pune did. But they deliver on the request of a service centre not for individuals. For individuals I think you or your friend has to be present at the service centre to purchase from Pune and get it. Presently Kawasaki Bangalore does not have parts in stock for new bikes I suppose.
    Considering the lead times presently as long as 3-4 weeks for trivial things as levers and pegs, It sucks to leave your bike waiting this long when the issue needs 15 minutes to fix.

    Also, I saw that the parts are imported from Japan, so there is that adding to the wait time. Brake levers cost Rs.3540 when I last checked. Rear sets maybe twice as much or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArunMKumar View Post
    hahaha.. I am a fan of Honda. They make some of the best engines out there, but the service quality on Honda vehicles have been a disappointment since I owned one. The bike was held together purely on Honda engineering and not on the after sales service and that is the one and only thing that kept me away from a Honda. If the situations improve I would be more than happy to get one.

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    I hope this was the case, but sadly it is not. Kawasaki Bangalore did not have stock for the parts, Kawasaki Pune did. But they deliver on the request of a service centre not for individuals. For individuals I think you or your friend has to be present at the service centre to purchase from Pune and get it. Presently Kawasaki Bangalore does not have parts in stock for new bikes I suppose.
    Considering the lead times presently as long as 3-4 weeks for trivial things as levers and pegs, It sucks to leave your bike waiting this long when the issue needs 15 minutes to fix.

    Also, I saw that the parts are imported from Japan, so there is that adding to the wait time. Brake levers cost Rs.3540 when I last checked. Rear sets maybe twice as much or more.
    You should see the ownership review and I've heard nothing but good things, rachit from delhi may be able to guide you on the ownership plus hes mentioned the service costs being close to 5000-6000rs which is really great for a 600 cc bike. I don't think Kawasaki even offer a TD on any of their bike obviously for reasons , honda does, do test ride all your options before u decide and go through the ownership reviews.

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    Default Re: My new Touring partner | Ninja 650- 2017

    I think fall even while standing can cause some of these parts to break, especially bikes nearing 200kgs. The brake levers and foot peg supports are designed for their operation not to take the weight of a falling bike. The brakes levers and some other parts are cast aluminum and can brake on hard impact.
    Kawasaki is having spares shortage as it seems according to one technician, their parts were getting duplicated during their collaboration with Bajaj and hence they have taken back all stocks and redistributing the same only to authorised kawasaki outlets after cataloging.

    You gave your bike to your friend to pose without knowing his capability or experience and unfortunately you pay the price. You are lucky to not have a faring crack/scratch as that would have been expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky View Post
    I think fall even while standing can cause some of these parts to break, especially bikes nearing 200kgs. The brake levers and foot peg supports are designed for their operation not to take the weight of a falling bike. The brakes levers and some other parts are cast aluminum and can brake on hard impact.
    Kawasaki is having spares shortage as it seems according to one technician, their parts were getting duplicated during their collaboration with Bajaj and hence they have taken back all stocks and redistributing the same only to authorised kawasaki outlets after cataloging.

    You gave your bike to your friend to pose without knowing his capability or experience and unfortunately you pay the price. You are lucky to not have a faring crack/scratch as that would have been expensive.
    yup.. My bad.. I should have been more careful. I am in talks with the service centre and the Insurance guys. Lets see, what they have to say.

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