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Old 16th April 2011, 21:49   #181
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In the first picture all the bikers are driving dangerously in the wrong side!
Something tells me its a one way road.
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Old 16th April 2011, 23:08   #182
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Long time!

I like your riding shoes, they are ankle length and from the looks of it, should be comfy. Any info on them would be appreciated

It appears as one-way to me too.
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Just random pics of my bike wanted to post it long back but was tied up with work.
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Old 18th April 2011, 21:45   #184
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@ Captain Slow - Its a one way road my friend.
@ Aditya - Just put the oil..will take it for a ride and let you know the results.
@Sheel - Those are regular FILA keds :P -
But i did buy these.....Axo Primato II's....brilliant is not the word
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Don't tell me you bought a white Busa to go with these Primato's.

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But i did buy these.....Axo Primato II's....brilliant is not the word
This was one of my choices apart from A*, Sidi, Gaerne and Dainese. But i had doubts on the sizing. A friend of mine had bought the Sidi's and our sizes matched. Tried them on, liked them and picked up the Sidi's.
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Don't tell me you bought a white Busa to go with these Primato's.

i wish my friend..i so wish

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Old 24th April 2011, 18:15   #187
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ok here it is. After loads of research and over a million youtube views i finally settled on the Leo Vince and all that research really paid. Leo Vince "One" Carbon Fibre. Nice bassy tone, not unnecessarily loud and comes with a DB killer which can be removed for those who really like to shatter eardrums. Now lighter by over 6 kgs ( which means i can stop my diet now ) the exhaust is a real piece of art. Also got my new air filter. Its a Simota. Not as popular as a K&N but was told performs better than it.

Ok now for the imp question "Is there any difference in power"?

The answer is YES. and a resounding yes at that one. The air filter and the exhaust are possibly the most restrictive bits on the Ninja and once you work on that the difference in performance is inevitable.
Initial has been boosted by a big margin and so has the midrange. Immediately swapped with a stock bike and the increased pep was agreed upon by both riders. Another frnd who has a Two brothers exhaust but no filter also tried but power delivery on my bike was a lot better. And then there's the sound. Finally the bike has character now.
Ok nuff said, here are some pics. Will do a vid for you guys later so you'll can hear my baby sing.
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ok here it is. After loads of research and over a million youtube views i finally settled on the Leo Vince and all that research really paid.
Congrats on the new pipe BP. I've been wanting to get a set of pipes for my bike as well but the only thing that stops me is the dirt bike kinda sound at high rev's.

Nevertheless the LV One looks fab. I love the design and compared to many other pipes this looks very classy and elegant. Truly Italian.

Do you have popping noise from the exhaust? With just a K&N i can hear very soft pop sounds from my exhaust (only when i revv in neutral). Can you confirm if this filter and pipe mod needs a power commander to correct the AFR?
Congrats again and have fun.
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Congrats on the new pipe BP. I've been wanting to get a set of pipes for my bike as well but the only thing that stops me is the dirt bike kinda sound at high rev's.

Nevertheless the LV One looks fab. I love the design and compared to many other pipes this looks very classy and elegant. Truly Italian.

Do you have popping noise from the exhaust? With just a K&N i can hear very soft pop sounds from my exhaust (only when i revv in neutral). Can you confirm if this filter and pipe mod needs a power commander to correct the AFR?
Congrats again and have fun.
hey adi, glad u liked the pipe. Yes there is the occasional pop, but i confirmed with quite a few guys here. Its normal.
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Hey BP,

The new Leo Vince exhaust feels made for the Ninja, does not alter the esthetics at all. Good to see there are performance improvements at the low and mid range, I personally feel that it will improve riding inside the city.
Where did you pick up the stuff, is it from a store out here or did you get shipped. Enjoy the ride.
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Hi... Congrats on the pipe... Looks like a million bucks and bet it sounds like a million bucks too. Do put up a video...

Meanwhile, I fitted a full exhaust pipe (from header to tailpipe) too... Its a Yoshimura with a carbon fibre can...

Take a look and tell me what you think here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ml#post2333048 (Another Ninja 250R in Team-BHP : MINE!)
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After a lot of searching, I found the FZ tyre hugger. I found Motul Chain clean. I tried many places near by, not able to find the Motul chain lube.

n_aditya - I got an appointment for a general check up today. I will leave it today and pick it up tomorrow. Please let me know if you are coming on Saturday. It would be great to meet you at the pro biking place.
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Old 8th November 2011, 20:12   #193
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Its been 7 months since the last post..wheww!! that's a long time. Also been a painful and anxious one. Had a crash in May and ended up with a few fractures and some stitches too. Thankfully the bike wasnt as bad as me but even then both of us took about 5 months to get fixed. But thts history andim back and so is the Ninja. While im still not a 100%, the Ninja is and infact even better. Added a hotbodies smoked double bubble screen and it does look hot. Also added swingarm spools. Pic is of the first ride back from pune after the crash.
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That sucks , how did it happen ? . Factures where ? . Get well and ride safe .
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[quote=black12rr;2572288]That sucks , how did it happen ? . Factures where ? . Get well and ride safe .[/quote

Entered a corner too hot. 3 minor fractures on the left hand despite being fully geared from head to toe. But all is much better now and im almost back to 100%
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