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Old 15th September 2011, 23:55   #106
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whoa, 10K kms in 88 days!!!. That's amazing. Waiting for your TL post. How are the roads in Pune? I will be doing a HYD-Pune-Hyd in a day's time next month.
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Share some more details on your trip..
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Please do share the the link to the TLog
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Yes, please do share the trip-log - seems like a nice route
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Please be kind enough and share the link with us, I'm sure each one of us would like to know as much as we can about this great journey.
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Tks Mantrig, I liked your comment

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Please see if you can put up a log in T-Bhp itself.
I'm not making quality posts here

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Nay-sayers, beware!!
I like this

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How are the roads in Pune?
In the city? Good.

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I will be doing a HYD-Pune-Hyd in a day's time next month.
Saddle sore? Try Hyderabad-BLR-Chitradurga-Balgaum & back to Hyderabad. Or try via Chennai; or try to cross Kholapur in the night to avoid traffic.

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Hi Aargee, Can you ask a mod (by reporting a post) to rename your thread title as 'resolved by HMSI'. It will be a good for readers to read.
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For 10K kms, here's what I did in 12 days. If anyone is interested in the TLog, let me know, I can share the link.
Read the trip log. Looked at the pictures.

So you had 14 days to spare. A good bike sitting in the garage. Hmm...

So you picked her up, filled it and rode her from down South India all the way up to North India. All in 12 days. Hmm...

Just like that. Hmm.....


















HOLY LORD!!!

If that's not sheer awesomeness nothing is.

Way to go man. I can just imagine the fun you would have had.

BRILLIANT. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. Now that's a true rider right there.
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Great stuff - reading the triplog!!
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@aarge - Have you prepared the log & is it out? If yes, please provide a link.
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Congrats Aargee,
What a turn over of events. Happy to see the bike doing really good. Gives other owners more confidence on the performance of the bike.
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@aarge - Have you prepared the log & is it out? If yes, please provide a link.
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Since Aargee is offline, taking the liberty to post the link from his previous post below:


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Another question - how many of you new CBR owners have the ABS version? I have no experience riding a vehicle with ABS and have read that stopping distance actually increases with ABS. True?

I consider my braking abilities to be quite good - have been riding a Thunderbird without disc brakes even for 6 years now without a mishap. Think I'll have to adjust something here? Perhaps early braking to make up for the ABS?
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Another question - how many of you new CBR owners have the ABS version? I have no experience riding a vehicle with ABS and have read that stopping distance actually increases with ABS. True?
Its a myth!!! ABS stands for AntiLOCK Braking System which means, its kicks in only when the wheels are locking until which ABS is ineffective.

So you absolutely have to do nothing with ABS; its very useful on wet surfaces & you don't have to apply the brakes with the fear of wheels locking up, you can simply apply the brakes as if you're applying on dry tarmac & ABS takes care of the rest.
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Its a myth!!! ABS stands for AntiLOCK Braking System which means, its kicks in only when the wheels are locking until which ABS is ineffective.
Yeah, had did some research on this. Thanks for clearing that up.!
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Its a myth!!! ABS stands for AntiLOCK Braking System which means, its kicks in only when the wheels are locking until which ABS is ineffective.

So you absolutely have to do nothing with ABS; its very useful on wet surfaces & you don't have to apply the brakes with the fear of wheels locking up, you can simply apply the brakes as if you're applying on dry tarmac & ABS takes care of the rest.
I like the way you have simplified it for the masses. It doesn't get simpler than this for a layman (I'm one too) to understand.

Thanks!!!
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Yeah, had did some research on this. Thanks for clearing that up.!
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I like the way you have simplified it for the masses. It doesn't get simpler than this for a layman (I'm one too) to understand.
Anytime guys

Just another update - After the second engine is replaced I've clocked a little over 9K kms & not a single tappet noise still & that too mostly with highway rides for all these many days. Like I said before, the product is brilliant, but Honda India should stay a little attentive towards customer's. Anywhere you go, there's a shortage of spares, be it for their first product Activa or their latest CBR 250R (I've both). And not to mention, few of their ASC's does a shoddy job. Probably Honda is overlooking their products over ASC & spares!!!
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Can you ask a mod (by reporting a post) to rename your thread title as 'resolved by HMSI'
Well, you don't know when they struck!!! Here's another one...

Let me keep things short with the email I sent to HMSI customer care (modified to protect privacy content) on 3-Oct even after the regional HMSI engineer is following up

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Iím from Chennai & owner of CBR 250R (XX 99 X 9999) bought June 17 from JSP Honda, Anna Nagar, Chennai, that has clocked close to 10800 Km as I type & is waiting for service because of lack of few partsÖ
1. Front & rear sprockets with chain
2. Rubber bush kit on the fairings (to reduce vibrations)
Iíve been in touch with the HMSI engineer, who is very helpful, however, I believe spares parts supply are beyond his control; he seem to have spoken with Manasarovar Honda as well as JSP Honda in Chennai for ordering the spares. But, it has been over two weeks now and still none of us are aware as when the parts are going to be available.

Please do not ask me to leave the bike at the service center & open up a job card because, I do not want my bike to be put up at service center to become a test mule and/or a piece of exhibition while waiting for the parts indefinitely as it is best to be parked in my garage until the parts arrive.
Weíve a ride planned to Masinagudi from Chennai with a group of other bikers coming up in two weeks & I want the bike to be in top notch condition.

Please let me know when the spares will be available to get the bike serviced so that I can make for the trip.
So when I shot this email I was already waiting for over 2 weeks & now...its a month!!! The ridiculous part is that, HMSI has shipped the rear sprocket & chain last weekend, but they haven't shipped the front sprocket. Today, if I go to buy a chain/sprocket set for my Rx, I get as one whole kit including, 2 sprockets, chain including the tounged washer. I don't know how HMSI can ship parts individually. The worst thing is that, I also need the rubber damper on the swing arm & they haven't shipped it.

The most funniest part is that...HMSI has about 15-18 C250R participating in Honda One racing at MMSC with every necessary spares, but, they only don't have spares for their customers!!!

I was almost determined to file a consumer court case if my bike wasn't ready by 20th to join the road trip & with the present conditions, I don't expect even a miracle to occur to make it. What do you guys suggest? Should I opt for consumer case?
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What do you guys suggest? Should I opt for consumer case?
I do think you should opt for a consumer case considering the ordeal you have gone through, right from the engine seize to the current spares issue. We as fellow CBR owners will provide as much online & offline support as we can, as the fall out might result in better spares availibility for us all in the long run.

But on another note, current lack of spares might be a temp issue just like getting the CBR 'off-the-shelf' was till few months back. As high demand has now peaked out, you can expect better spares soon. Considering that high clocking bikers like you are rare (I have not even managed 1k in 3 months), Honda probably planned their spares inventory on the slacker side and concentrated more on boosting production to lower down waiting periods (which it did). Also not to forget the time and money efforts that you will have to "spend" till the case is in court (6-24 months at the least).

Brgds,
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