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Old 25th March 2013, 08:40   #121
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That often? I am aware that the oil has scrap parts(forgive me if the term's wrong) initially but I didn't know changing it in 100kms would be necessary. And all oil changes were mineral right?!
Yes and there are two reasons for it.

1st being the cost. Frequent replacement means expenses & mineral oil is cheaper than semi-synthetic or fully-synthetic

2nd being the fact that mineral oil should provide less protection (w/o doing any harm to the engine) albeit resulting in better running-in.

Though this is for Cars (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil), applies majorly for bikes as well.

A good read http://www.ashonbikes.com/content/running
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I asked a few more people about the run in method and they said sticking to the method in the manual is just fine and the oil change isn't necessary. Also, I am a bit skeptical about changing the oil to mineral for the first few kilometers because I really don't want something to go wrong because of it, after which I am pretty sure the ASC would deny the warranty. I am planning to change the oil at about 500 though.

I assume you've been riding the bike for a while now. Is there some specific issue you''d like to inform me about?
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The CBR 250R is closing on to the 5,000 km mark & shall go to service as soon as the mechanic (who is on a leave) shall return.

There are no issues/niggles to report.

Few concerns because of build quality.

This picture is of the right hand side lower fairing point. What is it? Have written to HMSI. Hope a positive solution comes out

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And the right hand side's clip-on paint has started to fade.
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Do I read it right? You have owned the bike for a year and logged in 5000 kms? That is very less kms for a bike to show the signs of aging to be very honest. Please do keep us posted on the response from HMSCI.
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Do I read it right? You have owned the bike for a year and logged in 5000 kms?
Its close to 22 months and I am about to nudge 6,000 kms, courtesy yesterday's ride spanning close to 500kms. Sharing pics below.

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That is very less kms for a bike to show the signs of aging to be very honest. Please do keep us posted on the response from HMSCI.
There was absolutely no response from them, though they are in the same form as they were.

There is no e-mail address as such, there is a form filling option, I gave a link as well of this thread for photos, but no response.

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Bike has done its annual service few days back. There was no FS oil available at dealership, hence switched to Petronas, but I frankly don't find any difference. Else, no issues, fill it shut it, forget it. Rode ~500kms yesterday and didn't check on anything, nor carried any spares, just filled & was back by evening, in time for Moto GP Race despite drizzle.
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Few concerns because of build quality
That's the issue with ASC & mechanic. I've a similar one on my fairing, thanks to mechs who think over tightening will solve vibrations instead of replacing rubbers inside the fairings.
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@Sheel, please tell us which highway are those photos from. Looks lovely!

I am remembering winter 2004 and the humungous craters on the Ganga washed out NH31 ahead of Begusarai and Khagaria (had to load my broken bike onto a train at a small village called Thana Bihpur).

And look at the roads now!
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And look at the roads now!
Precisely! I'm drooling at the sight of that tarmac!

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Rode ~500kms yesterday and didn't check on anything, nor carried any spares, just filled & was back by evening, in time for Moto GP Race despite drizzle.
Guess a ride to Purnea is due now, eh Sheel?

P.S. Nice to see you carry a spare clear visor for this short trip as well.

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This picture is of the right hand side lower fairing point. What is it?
Looks like a crack in the plastic to me. This could happen if the fairing bolts are over-tightened. With time and use, this crack will get bigger due to flexing of the plastic material.

The paint chipping on the clip on's point to shoddy paint quality and workmanship.

I'm surprised that you have managed to clock only 5k kms in a year.

Make up for all those lost rides Sheel. The CBR is pillion friendly too
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Its close to 22 months and I am about to nudge 6,000 kms, courtesy yesterday's ride spanning close to 500kms. Sharing pics below.
Beautiful pics. Would just request you to lean it a bit more The bike loves it and the tyres love it. I am sure, would love doing it too! I think this bike is beautiful in corners.
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I am remembering winter 2004 and the humungous craters on the Ganga washed out NH31 ahead of Begusarai and Khagaria (had to load my broken bike onto a train at a small village called Thana Bihpur).
The road from Purnea to Thana Bihpur is as good as this, though it is single lane. Post that road is under construction.

Roads here would very soon rival with rest of the places.

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@Sheel, please tell us which highway are those photos from. Looks lovely!
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Precisely! I'm drooling at the sight of that tarmac!
That is the East West Corridor section. Forbesgunj is 80 kms from here & roads are bliss. 20 kms after Forbesgunj, the road is under construction (for about 20 kms). After that, as you guys can see, even a flight can take off! It was boring.



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Guess a ride to Purnea is due now, eh Sheel?
I am thinking to have a rendezvous with you at Masanjore dam. Let it cool down a bit though. Maybe after Pujas, what say?

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P.S. Nice to see you carry a spare clear visor for this short trip as well.
You never know what would delay you on a trip & you might be forced to ride at night, hence...

Clear visor did wonders to uplift my mood while returning as the weather was all gloomy & dull & later started raining at 5pm, so the light situation changed a lot.

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Looks like a crack in the plastic to me. This could happen if the fairing bolts are over-tightened. With time and use, this crack will get bigger due to flexing of the plastic material.
Surprisingly, it hasn't. And that side of the fairing was never opened up, should I loosen it a just wee bit, myself?

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The paint chipping on the clip on's point to shoddy paint quality and workmanship.
Yes, famous Honda quality.

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I'm surprised that you have managed to clock only 5k kms in a year.

Make up for all those lost rides Sheel. The CBR is pillion friendly too
Adi, Bike was purchased on 18th Oct '11. That makes it almost 2 years. Would start resurrecting this by small 200 kms rides on weekends.
Touring with wife has to wait, riding gears & other bits.

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Beautiful pics. Would just request you to lean it a bit more The bike loves it and the tyres love it. I am sure, would love doing it too! I think this bike is beautiful in corners.
To lean, I took the bike (on multiple occasion) to close to 10K in 5th. Was all cranked over, but this road has very few corners & those that are there, demand high speeds.

Riding would resume on a very twisty road I know of. Would share pics when the ride happens.

Those SS braided lines work. Sheds speed in a lot of hurry & feel is awesome. Good, progressive braking.
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Surprisingly, it hasn't. And that side of the fairing was never opened up, should I loosen it a just wee bit, myself?
If the crack has not increased, let it be. Loosening the bolts might lead to an irritating vibe.
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The road from Purnea to Thana Bihpur is as good as this, though it is single lane. Post that road is under construction.

Roads here would very soon rival with rest of the places.
Means I'll have to ride to Madhubani (my naani ghar) in Purnea one day. Roads look so good. BTW sir, why don't I see your front number plates? In fact they aren't painted on the visor/mudguard either!
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I am thinking to have a rendezvous with you at Masanjore dam. Let it cool down a bit though. Maybe after Pujas, what say?
Sure thing. Let me know. Hope Parikshit is able to join too by then.

Update: I got a Leo Vince full system for my bike. Apart from the immense weight reduction (about 10 odd kgs), it also helps clear the road off nuisance. Loud pipes save lives, all the way.
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Means I'll have to ride to Madhubani (my naani ghar) in Purnea one day.
Good to know Buzz me if ever, you are around.
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BTW sir, why don't I see your front number plates? In fact they aren't painted on the visor/mudguard either!
Front number plate isn't mandatory in my place & I plan to get a stick-on, if I venture out of Bihar.

And please, I can do without Sir. I am a member like most & think can without it :-)

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Sure thing. Let me know. Hope Parikshit is able to join too by then.

Update: I got a Leo Vince full system for my bike. Apart from the immense weight reduction (about 10 odd kgs), it also helps clear the road off nuisance. Loud pipes save lives, all the way.
That would be fantastic. Hope Sagar Joshi (R15) can join in as well.

Don't lure me with the Leo Vince. Hope it doesn't make deep breathing noises.

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