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Old 22nd May 2012, 11:26   #451
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I had changed the oil and oil filter at the third service (14,000 kms) so this time only the oil was changed.

I change oil once every 5k kms and oil filter once every 10k kms. The manual however recommends a 12k km interval for both oil and oil filter change.

This is the second time I went with Motul 20W50 7100 Single Ester Fully Synthetic oil. The last time was at the third service.
Aditya, amazing to see the care you take for your bike. I have used Motul and can safely say, it does last min 10K, 5K is really early for the change. No harm done if it doesnt burn a big hole.
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Been really busy with work and weekends also have been hectic so riding had taken a back seat.

Took more than 3 months to cover a measly 1000 kms but managed to ride out on the I-Day holiday for breakfast with a couple of my buddies.

We rode to Maddur and back. Traffic was a bit heavy owing to the holiday rush but it was a ride i enjoyed immensely since it had been a long time since my last ride out. Also i hadn't ridden on this stretch in a long time.

My cousin recently bought the Duke 200 so he joined in as well. He must have cursed us all the way and back since he was in run-in period and couldn't exceed 60 kays.

Here are some pics. You'll also notice a blue Pulsar 200NS which belongs to another cousin of mine.

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Nice mix of colours you got there. My babies been in hibernation too. just waiting for the monsoons to finish
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Aditya your bike shines something fierce man! Kudos!!!

I used to be equally particular once upon a time but off late I'm just happy to keep them shampooed and cleaned and oiled regularly.

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Been ages since this thread saw any updates.

Riding has taken a back seat thanks to hectic work schedules and some personal commitments that get attention only on weekends, read as bank work, etc.

Took me 7 months to complete a measly 2800 kms and the bike now stands at 24,200 odd kms.

Did a ride to chennai and back last month and a biker meet at Chikmagalur over this weekend that added some miles and stretched the ninja's legs on the open roads.

Took her to work a couple of times just to keep the bike running but evenings were harrowing in Blore traffic.

I used to make overnight trips every 2-3 months earlier and when i look back i am shocked that the chikmagalur trip we did this last weekend was only the second one this year, the last one being in January to Kodaikanal.

Of course i attended IndiMotard's Level-2 track school at Kari a couple of months back but i don't consider it a bike trip since it was back to school sorta weekend

I now request help from the experts and other ninja owners...

My chain adjustment has only one more mark to go before it needs replacement.

I will be replacing the chain and both front and rear sprockets and i reckon it costs upwards of 10k at PBK.

Rolon has started making these parts for the ninja and KTM and my buddies have been using them as well. The rolon chains are X ring and much better than the O ring chains sold at PBK and the rolon chain and sprocket set costs 8k.

I was browsing eBay and came across this.

Could anyone let me know if its a good buy and if this is the stock setup/spec? I dont want to change the gearing.

Also any feedback if this brand has been used or any suggestions for better quality parts?

Please let me know. Thanks in advance for the replies.

P.S. Will post the chikmagalur meet pics in a day or two.

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D.I.D is known in the USA for its high quality motorcycle chains.
I have no idea about quality of the sprockets offered in the link you provided.
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D.I.D is known in the USA for its high quality motorcycle chains.
I have no idea about quality of the sprockets offered in the link you provided.
Thanks Jim. The sprockets are of JT brand.

Edit: Checked online for reviews on CBR 600RR and R6 forums and apparently JT is an OEM supplier to a lot of bikes that are manufactured abroad and reviews are pretty good.

Here is a link to the company website.

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D.I.D is Moto GP & WSBK stuff IIRC. I mean I see the sponsorship stickers on these bikes.

Has anyone amongst us used it? I would suggest taking the plunge as I feel that they would turn out to be better than stuff used as OE. Gets my vote
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Got the 4th service completed over the weekend. The odo reads 24,800 odd kms in exactly 2.5 yrs.

Not been riding much in the last few months as weekends are either busy with personal commitments or i'm finding it tough to wake up early which is otherwise a daily routine to catch my office bus very early in the AM.

There was a bit of squeak that was bogging me for a few weeks so got that checked out. Turned out that the timing chain tensioner needed adjustment. Got the adjustment done along with the vacuum synchronization. Vacuum sync is done to maintain uniformity in the fuel being sprayed by the injectors and also ensures both cylinders are firing correctly. The readings were slightly off and in no way compromising performance of the bike.

After the vacuum sync, i was requested to replace the roll over sensor damper (more on this here (A green Ninja 250R it definitely is!)) as there were complaints from other owners about their bikes engine shutting off at a particular RPM. To replace this unit, the fuel tank is removed and the damper is replaced. Took around 10 mins for the replacement since the fairings and tank were already off the bike for the 4th service activities.

In addition to the above, engine oil was replaced with Motul 7100 (fully synth, 4T, single ester, 20W50), rear brake pads were replaced, both front and rear brakes cleaned and serviced, battery checked and found healthy, brakes bled and fluid topped up with DOT4 brake fluid (Motul), clutch cable lubricated, chain adjusted and spark plugs cleaned and checked if replacement was required.

The spark plugs were good so they were not replaced. Air filter was cleaned and plonked back in. Coolant was within the required level so no top-up was needed. I however used the 3M engine flush (Rs. 130/-) which was recommended for smoother engine performance and to remove any unwanted deposits. The 50ml solution was poured into the engine and the engine was set to idle for 20 mins with occasional revvs to ensure proper circulation. After this the oil was drained out and replaced with a fresh oil filter and oil.

The chain and sprockets are due for replacement. I almost bought the DID chain and JT sprockets (listed in my previous post) but the $$ rate put me off. Will buy the Rolon equivalent for some 8k odd bucks next month. It has been tested extensively and has good feedback. I will be replacing the chain and sprocket in a couple of months (or when the odo reads 26k kms).

Total service cost me Rs. 4200/- excluding cost of oil (2 liters of oil cost me Rs. 1400/-) inclusive of Rs. 2000/- for labor.

Edit - I would recommend fellow owners to get their clutch cables cleaned and lubed as often as possible. A cleaning agent from a pressurized can was sprayed into the cable till all the gunk (i was horrified to see so much black muck) flowed out from inside the cable. I dont remember the spray but it was a clean+lube.

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Wow Aditya, doing 25K in 30 Odd months means you are using this as a daily runner?
Do post in few more snaps if you have modded the bike?
Out of interests how much is the cost of an oil filter?
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Wow Aditya, doing 25K in 30 Odd months means you are using this as a daily runner? Do post in few more snaps if you have modded the bike? Out of interests how much is the cost of an oil filter?
Thanks Mahesh. No mod's on the bike except for the aftermarket LED tail lamp from Bike Monkey (purely aesthetic). I had a K&N but gave it away since it's easier and quicker to clean the stock foam type air filter. My mind keeps telling me to plonk in a slip-on time and again but i love the stock exhaust note. It gets very dirt bikish and tinny at high revvs with a slip-on so no pipes as of now

I ride the bike to work sometimes just to ensure she's running and the battery doesn't die out.

The oil filter costs some 380 odd bucks.

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Some pics from the interstate biker meet which was held at Chickmagalur on Nov 2nd and 3rd.

It was a great turnout, more than 60 bikes and conversations hovering around engine sizes, cylinders, racing, track days, adventures, trips and more.

When i look back this was only my second trip this year (2012) excluding the trips made to Kari Speedway for the indiMotard Track School, which i consider it as a, yes, a school more than a trip.

The other bike trip was to Kodai in Jan this year. Thoroughly loved this overnight trip since it had been so many months since i had done a long ride.

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Some pics from the interstate biker meet which was held at Chickmagalur on Nov 2nd and 3rd.

It was a great turnout, more than 60 bikes and conversations hovering around engine sizes, cylinders, racing, track days, adventures, trips and more.

When i look back this was only my second trip this year (2012) excluding the trips made to Kari Speedway for the indiMotard Track School, which i consider it as a, yes, a school more than a trip.

The other bike trip was to Kodai in Jan this year. Thoroughly loved this overnight trip since it had been so many months since i had done a long ride.

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Awesome stuff Aditya - I wish you had let me know of this. I "MAY" have joined :-(
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Some pics from the interstate biker meet which was held at Chickmagalur on Nov 2nd and 3rd.
Awesome pics and most of the folks are known faces from the popular biking forum from Bangalore. Somehow missed you in the updates on that one!

Congrats and coming close the 25k kms mark on the Ninja

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Awesome stuff Aditya - I wish you had let me know of this. I "MAY" have joined :-(
Apologies Shubakar. I confirmed my entry at the last minute since i had plans to ride to Mangalore and Goa which went haywire thanks to Nilam, the cyclone that hit chennai and bangalore.

But lets plan one sometime in Jan. Missing out on all the fun and need to catch up with the brotherhood.

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Congrats and coming close the 25k kms mark on the Ninja
Thanks Abhinav. I used to clock an average of 1000 kms each month and now it's hardly any significant riding. I miss the good old days where we used to ride to Ooty and other places with hardly any plans.

A funny incident happened a few months back which i must share. The indicators stopped working and when i took it to the service center, they found nothing amiss (connectors/contact points were sprayed with anti-corrosion spray) and it worked fine when i was there. Back on the saddle and again same issue and somehow it sorted itself out after a few days and some riding. I guess she was mighty pissed with me for neglecting her.

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