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Old 2nd April 2016, 22:11   #586
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What was your replacement battery. Yuasa costs more like 9 k for brand new one.If you put exide , can you give feed back on that.
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What was your replacement battery. Yuasa costs more like 9 k for brand new one.If you put exide , can you give feed back on that.
Yes, the OE Kawasaki battery costs 9k. I asked the SC to plonk in the duke battery. Same specs but significantly cheaper @ INR 2,300/-

The OE battery lasted me almost 6 years and I reckon this will last at least 3 years. Not sure what make this one is. Will check and let you know.
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Since Ninja's indicators are very expensive. Is it possible to swap the Ninja's indicators with KTM's?

Even the availability of Ninja's indicators would be an issue. So it is possible to get the KTM ones?
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Default re: 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R - My First Sportsbike. 52,000 kms on the clock. UPDATE: Sold!

Been a while since I posted an update and I guess this will be the last update on the bike from my side. She joined her new dad as of last Sunday 17th July.

Since I bought the bonnie, the ninja barely did any rides. The bonnie's addictive torque and power had me hooked and I used to commute on the bonnie to work almost every weekday. That said, the ninja was not neglected in any way. I would fire up the engine almost everyday, take her around the block or to the office and back once a week at least.

I put the Ninja up for sale on team-bhp classifieds and got quite a few inquiries. The first gentleman who saw the bike fell in love with her and within 2-3 days paid a small holding amount. The only issue was he wanted to pick up the bike in Aug/Sep and seeing the happiness and smile on his face, I decided it was worth waiting. She would find a good home and an equally caring owner, which was of prime importance to me.

This last sunday, she relocated to her new home. The final moment of handing over the keys and seeing him ride away was a truly emotional moment for me. I reeled under a flood of memories. I will definitely miss her... the lovely whine from the engine, the bright green shade that I can spot from a distance, the reliability and smoothness of Japanese engg and a lot more. More than all this, I made a ton of friends, visited so many places that added immense cultural flavors and experiences to my life, which I will never forget.

I miss you my love.

Final touch of wash, wax and TLC, before she goes to her new home:

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The new dad with his bundle of joy:

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More than all this, I made a ton of friends, visited so many places that added immense cultural flavors and experiences to my life, which I will never forget.
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Amen, Adi !
I cannot even begin to imagine how my life would've been if it weren't for the motorcycles I've had.

Listening to the Ninja around the twisties on the rides we've been on together is a fond memory that will remain with us even though she is now helping another bloke enjoy the joy of motorcycling.

To cap off this thought, there's an ad-line that comes to mind:
'You meet the nicest people on a Honda'...
Replace that Honda with 'Motorcycle' and it perfectly sums up how we've managed to make so many buddies purely thanks to motorcycles.

Cheers !

Sundar

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I miss you my love.

Final touch of wash, wax and TLC, before she goes to her new home:
Sums up your care for the bike Aditya.
The best Ninja 250 I ever seen across and I can hardly believe those numbers you have clocked.

Hopefully the new owner takes good care of it without any scratches.

Remember all the good times that we had and Yes a big thank you to the bike cause I met a good friend.
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Since Ninja's indicators are very expensive. Is it possible to swap the Ninja's indicators with KTM's?

Even the availability of Ninja's indicators would be an issue. So it is possible to get the KTM ones?
Sorry for the late reply. I believe you can actually swap the turn indicators on the Ninja 250 with the duke indicators. I've seen a couple of Ninja 250's with these indicators, they look nice and go well with the bike.
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I have right now dropped the plan for the ninja as there is no KTM or KAWASAKI showroom in Indore
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