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Old 28th June 2011, 23:54   #76
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Cramsters Colt,fits the CBR perfectly,tried it yesterday,and its a perfect fit.
Went on a 400Km ride with one this weekend,and this is how the luggage was mounted,and the guy tried my cramster's and is going to order his soon
And yes,we had another Ceeber with us,which was past its running in,and it was gunned to the max,and it managed 146 with a tank bag,and it felt good for another 8-10km\hr,as the rider was not able to crouch properly.
and,since i was riding a Zma,it is considerably faster than the current crop of indian bikes,and i literally had to rip the **** out of my zma,to keep up with it.
On bad roads it would be a different story though.
That's some relief. Akshay, but you missed uploading the picture of the CBR with colt on it. Also, your previous picture is very helpful as far as the use of bungee cords is concerned.

Yes, on bad roads the CBR is much slower than others. Missing crash gaurds/sliders and the cost involved if in a crash keep the speeds under control.

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That was a really motivating and crisp review. The pics are tempting me for a ride as soon as I get my two wheeled devil.
- It was the Goa highway right ? Where did you go - Kolad ?

Yes, it is the Goa Highway. I had gone to my farm house a little ahead of Karnala Bird Sanctuary.

- Did the bike hold well in windy conditions ?

She holds pretty well and is pretty stable against crosswinds. I encountered strong wind gusts on the Vashi Creek and JNPT-Palm Beach roads where I was confidently able to cruise at around 100kmph without any lack of confidence or power loss.

Also have heard about nut-bolts rusting within 48 hours of delivery for somer guys - whats your status on using the bike in monsoons ? Any special tips or suggestions that you have used to keep it clean and rust free ?

Even I have just one rusted bolt on the fairing and that too right from the 1st week of rains. The service center guys are going to change any rusted bolts as soon as they have them in stock.

Keeping her clean and rust-free in rains - Hmmm, only way is do not ride her.

I suggest, long rides on Saturdays. That way you have Sunday mornings to shower, wash and wax her. That's a special tip from me.
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Mantrig, thanks for sharing the experience. I think I have made the right choice.

I have an unused Cramster Stallion bag which I bought at the end of last year. I should have gone for Cramster Colt.
Thank you Sir.

I also had a Cramsters stallion which I gave away to my CL350's new owner. Planning to buy a Cramster Colt soon.
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I have an unused Cramster Stallion bag which I bought at the end of last year. I should have gone for Cramster Colt.
Haha, its the other way round for me. Had bought Cramster Colt by mistake and then sold it of to a friend since I wanted the Stallion. Thankfully, I didn't buy the Stallion after that. Don't think I will need it anymore either.

Hoping to book this machine today!
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Hey Mantrig,

You were telling us about some radiator fin damage; Can we have pics of the same?

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Old 30th June 2011, 16:27   #79
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Woohoo! Have booked the bike today just a few minutes back. The dude at Saphire Honda said that I will get it in 4~5 months but that production has picked up and I can expect to get it in 3 months. Well, I can wait.
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Default Gear and goodies for my Black Baby CeeBeR

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Hey Mantrig,

You were telling us about some radiator fin damage; Can we have pics of the same?

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Furebo,

You will have to wait until Tuesay before I am able to upload those pics. Thanks to the long weekend (work for US market), I am out of pocket.

Hey Naveen :- Congratulations, on your booking. I am glad for you and hoping by the time your bike is delivered most of the issues will be sorted off by the Honda guys as far as the quality issues are concerned.



Did some shopping online last week and have the stuff delivered at a friend's place who is onsite and should get it in a weeks time. The gloves and tank pad are a gift.

Details of my new goodies.

Joe Rocket - Skyline Jacket - Black/Titanium

Features:
Free-Air Poly/Mesh Shell
Removable Waterproof Liner
C.E. Rated Protectors in Shoulders and Elbows
Removable Spine Pad with Pocket for Optional C.E. Spine Protector
Sure Fit Adjustable Waistband
Snap Loops for Attaching Jacket to Belt
Reflective Stripe
Microfiber Sunglasses Pocket
Officially licensed Honda Gold Wing product

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AGV Sport Aeromesh Gloves
AGV Sport Aeromesh Gloves - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

Features:
A short multi purpose glove
Upper is constructed of vented mesh textiles and nylon
Clarino synthetic leather is used for construction of the palm and bottom of the fingers
Soft and comfortable interior
Multi layer Clarino synthetic leather reinforced palm and thumb for maximum abrasion resistance
Dual layer panels are used in the upper hand for the finest non-binding fit possible
Perforated panels between the fingers
Shock absorbing memory foam on the knuckles and tops of fingers for extra protection
High tensile strength nylon thread stitching used throughout
High impact or use areas are all double stitched
Pre-curved fingers for a snug and comfortable fit
Neoprene cuff with wrist strap for a snug fit

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Bobster Enforcer Sunglasses
The Bobster Enforcer Sunglasses are the ideal companion for any rider. With three sets of lenses included, these sunglasses can be used during any light conditions to help protect your most valuable asset.

Bobster Enforcer Sunglasses - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

Features:
Designed to fit over your prescription glasses
Length: 163mm
Polyurethane frame
Anti-fog smoked lens
Adjustable goggle strap
Double layer neoprene foam
Fits over prescription glasses
Includes carry case and microfiber cloth

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CrampBuster Motorcycle Cruise Assist
CrampBuster Motorcycle Cruise Assist - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

Features:
Full throttle control with a relaxed hand
Reduces hand fatigue and cramping
Comfortably fits your hand
Easier throttle operation
Eliminates throttle "creep"
Doesn't lock throttle on
Wide version also available

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Pro Grip Tank Pad
Pro Grip Tank Pad - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

Features:
Pro Grip Tank Protector
Add style and protection to your tank
Long lasting adhesive tank protectors in thermal molded resin for better protection
Sleek, segmented design for better fir and better adhesion
Size: 8'' x 5''
Size mini: 5.5" x 5.5"
Carbon fiber look

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Old 5th July 2011, 23:33   #81
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Default Finally ASC get a Paddock!!!

Hello folks,

I had been to the ASC on Monday to get the oil filter changed. Apart from that got some other things done as well, the list is as follows :-

1. Gear Shifter Adjusted
2. Chain Lubrication
3. Minor Rattling in Front
4. Got a wash and wax for free

Gear Shifter Adjusted: The lever was too high and was kind off uncomfortable. Had the same adjusted and it was a two minute job. Pics for reference, for those who want to do it at home. Its a two minute job, just that I am too lazy.

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Chain Lubed: This was finally done to my liking and it was possible easily due to the paddock stand that finally the service guys have received. I am going to be getting one fabricated from a guy in my vicinity. On my next visit, am going to take the measurements and have the job done soon.

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Rattling in Front Fairing
This was diagnosed to the missing clip, highlighted below in red. For now the bigger rattling is fixed, however there is minor rattling still existing am to understand the cause yet.

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Will soon post the pics of the oil filters (Old and New).
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Old 6th July 2011, 14:43   #82
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A very comprehensive review mantrig. Liked the way you are capturing the details and updating here.

Congrats on the machine and wish you many miles of riding pleasure.

Ride safe!
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Furebo,
Did some shopping online last week and have the stuff delivered at a friend's place who is onsite and should get it in a weeks time.
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Mantrig,
The jacket is quite good, how much was the damage? would you be able to share the link as well please?
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Mantrig,
The jacket is quite good, how much was the damage? would you be able to share the link as well please?
Thanks Mate,

The jacket cost me $84 (Rs. 3780/-).

I primarily liked the Goldwing Emboss on the back which looks really cool. Have seen the jacket in flesh but in a different colour (wine red/black). My only worry with this jacket is, the grey colour might easily get dirty given the road conditions in our country.

Link to the jacket I bought :- Joe Rocket Skyline Jacket - Cruiser Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

Unfortunately, I was unable to get the Red/Black combo as they have stopped making those anymore.

One more jacket I really loved is this, but wasn't available in my size (Large) :- Joe Rocket Goldwing Deal's Gap Jacket - Cruiser Motorcycle - Motorcycle Superstore

You can check this one out as well. This is one of the better cheap deals I came across and was going to buy this one if a Large was not available in the Joe Rocket Skyline (Honda-Goldwing) :- Shift Racing Airborne Mesh Jacket - Street Bike - Motorcycle Superstore

For entire range, please check this link. Closeouts & Sales are what you should ideally be looking at for a cheaper deal :- Street Bike Jackets Men's Riding Gear - Motorcycle Superstore

Let me know if you need any additional details.

Happy Shopping.
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The links are cool mate, thanks for sharing them looks pretty affordable stuff as well. Lucky you got a person who can afford to escort them for you.
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OK Guys,

I have been asked to make payment because they (the dealer) is getting the next lot of bikes within 10-15 days.

Should I make the payment now, or should I hold till I do the PDI myself? How does it work with CBR? Do the dealers allow you to make payments after you personally see the bike yourself?
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The links are cool mate, thanks for sharing them looks pretty affordable stuff as well. Lucky you got a person who can afford to escort them for you.
I might be heading to the US again in August for a week or two, not confirmed yet. Once confirmed, will let you know at least 2 weeks in advance and then you can let me know if you want me to get anything for you.

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OK Guys,

I have been asked to make payment because they (the dealer) is getting the next lot of bikes within 10-15 days.

Should I make the payment now, or should I hold till I do the PDI myself? How does it work with CBR? Do the dealers allow you to make payments after you personally see the bike yourself?
I highly recommend, you see your bike before you pay and get something registered under your name. The process of getting the bike registered under your name and other formalities (insurance etc.) take at least 7-10 working days.

You can tell the dealer, you will give him a DD on the same day that you come and see the bike in flesh. I am sure he will agree, just stand your ground.

The reason I am asking you to do this is, once the bike is registered under your name not much can be done other than having any damaged parts (during transit) replaced.

But again, that's what I did and think. Congratulations in advance, look forward to your ownership experience.

Ride Safe.
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I might be heading to the US again in August for a week or two, not confirmed yet. Once confirmed, will let you know at least 2 weeks in advance and then you can let me know if you want me to get anything for you.
That will be super cool mate, will keep you posted around it. Was looking at the Cramster Stuff available locally but looking at the stuff you have got definitely second thoughts have crept up. Do let me know your plans and will be able to confirm based on that

Thanks once again.
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That will be super cool mate, will keep you posted around it. Was looking at the Cramster Stuff available locally but looking at the stuff you have got definitely second thoughts have crept up. Do let me know your plans and will be able to confirm based on that

Thanks once again.
Will pm you once I have more clarity.

@Sids911 - Please refer to the following thread for the PDI checklist, should be very helpful for you - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...cbr250r-2.html (New addition to my garage, the new CBR250r)

Mods - Want to merge these two threads, however not sure where we can post the request for the same.
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@Sids911 - Please refer to the following thread for the PDI checklist, should be very helpful for you - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...cbr250r-2.html (New addition to my garage, the new CBR250r)
But anyone have a link or doc for this PDI, I am unable to locate it.
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