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Old 28th August 2012, 20:44   #256
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I can see how the CBR250 appeals to the gentleman biker. A baby VFR.

Elegant grown up styling, fantastic blend of civility and usability all the while packing a punch when needed.

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I'm 39 and feel am just getting started!! Dreaming of buying a Superbike someday..

But then when you are 22, U think 40 is really old... Not to worry. Time catches up with everybody..
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This happened few days ago...



It was a trip to Shirdi-Mumbai-Pune & back; as usual Tks to the undisputed king of Indian roads, HVKumar Sir, for the routes; some tit bit pics between Ahmed Nagar - Sangamanere - Akole - Bhandadhara - Ghoti







And some pics between Pune - Wagholi, enroute to Ahmed Nagar






After this trip, I'm in love with MH
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[quote=aargee;2888354]This happened few days ago...



wow is that 32,000 kms I see, good going bro. How often have you been changing the brake pads? Mine has done 11,000 kms and needs a change both front n rear. I was also reading thru your tire thread. How long did the second conti last n have you changed the front as well.

Another thing which is quite niggling is rust. My bike has been thru its first monsoon n there is quite a bit of rust all round n considering the fact that your part of the world has more rains, how has she coped. As for me my weapon of choice is a can of WD40
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How often have you been changing the brake pads?
First - 10890
Second - Around 22K
Third - Awaiting

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How long did the second conti last n have you changed the front as well
Rear - 17640, 29890 & now running on MRF 140/70-17
Front - 29890 MRF 110/70-17; ideally it should've been changed around 20K

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Another thing which is quite niggling is rust
Where? Which places?

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As for me my weapon of choice is a can of WD40
I double wax once in two months & planning to buy http://www.collinite.com/marine-wax/liquid-metal-wax/
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Which is the mrf model which you have put as front and rear tyres? How do they compare with the stock continental?
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Which is the mrf model which you have put as front and rear tyres? How do they compare with the stock continental?
There's only one model available in MRF for the stock size of CBR

Front is SUPERB (probably same as KTM, need to check) & most importantly it's RADIAL. Had two foot in mouth times & the front behaved as it has to & both were on wet weather. I'm sure Conti would've danced on those circumstances.

The rear is almost same as Conti, except that, MRF gives a little peace of mind than Conti. The rear tire change at 29890 was completely unnecessary as the wear & tear was very less. But there were 2 large cut marks on the tire; as a matter of fact, I did the entire GQ trip with one large cut mark & really God saved me!!!

It's little early for me to comment about the rear tire as I've only done nearly 3K km both in rains & dry weather. Let me do some more miles before commenting on rear.
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There's only one model available in MRF for the stock size of CBR

Front is SUPERB (probably same as KTM, need to check) & most importantly it's RADIAL. Had two foot in mouth times & the front behaved as it has to & both were on wet weather. I'm sure Conti would've danced on those circumstances.

The rear is almost same as Conti, except that, MRF gives a little peace of mind than Conti. The rear tire change at 29890 was completely unnecessary as the wear & tear was very less. But there were 2 large cut marks on the tire; as a matter of fact, I did the entire GQ trip with one large cut mark & really God saved me!!!

It's little early for me to comment about the rear tire as I've only done nearly 3K km both in rains & dry weather. Let me do some more miles before commenting on rear.
Can you please share the tire model names if possible?
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Can you please share the tire model names if possible?
Front I don't remember, it's some REV followed by some alpabet

Rear is Zapper Q

Look out for these info in http://www.mrftyres.com

Hope you're aware that most people opt for (Pirelli Sports Demon) the remaining pieces of PSD that has been banned from importing for last 8-10 months now.
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Front I don't remember, it's some REV followed by some alpabet

Rear is Zapper Q

Look out for these info in http://www.mrftyres.com

Hope you're aware that most people opt for (Pirelli Sports Demon) the remaining pieces of PSD that has been banned from importing for last 8-10 months now.
PSD banned??!!! Why?
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PSD banned??!!! Why?
No ISI certification on them. Apparently the last consignment is still sitting with customs and have not been cleared due to the fact that tyres sold in India should mandatorily carry the ISI tag.

EDIT: And the Duke front tyre, IIRC, is RevZ-C.

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Not a good pic as I took from my phone camera (was too lazy to pull out my P&S from tailbag) last Sunday; time 7:46 AM

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Some pictures from my last ride...

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Got the CBR serviced for 345xx Km; no engine work, just the fairing noises has to be arrested (and needless to say, there's still even after the service); I guess the entire rubber bush kit inside the fairings needs to be replaced. Not sure though

Other than this, the mouth for the rear tire has to be changed as the pressure on the tire is loosing gradually. JSP Honda doesn't have tools to fix this issue, most near by tire stores don't have paddock to remove the wheel. Err...aaarggh!!!!

Replaced side stand as I'd been using it extensively to tilt the bike for lubrication & it was bent; I guess I learned my lesson to buy a paddock.

Replaced engine oil filter & air filter in addition to the engine oil.

Switched to Motul 10W40 FS 300V Factoryline engine oil; for now the gear shifts are amazingly smooth; typical Motul. Have to check extensively for next few 1000 Km for the smoothness of the engine.
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Got the CBR serviced for 345xx Km; no engine work, just the fairing noises has to be arrested (and needless to say, there's still even after the service); I guess the entire rubber bush kit inside the fairings needs to be replaced. Not sure though
What was the total service cost, and how much for oil filter and air filter?
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