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Old 13th December 2011, 12:07   #91
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6. R&G Racing Fendor Eliminator / Tail Tidy
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Bike has been modded really well and you have for sure not gone overboard with the mods. Do post some rear pictures of the 'new tail'.

Am awaiting your exhaust note with the akrapovics
She does look very good though
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A list of mods done so far. (in installation order)

1. Zero Gravity SR - Smoke screen
2. Kieti Tankpads
3. Akrapovic Titanium Slip-on exhaust.
4. Monster energy & kawasaki decals.
5. R&G Racing Frame Sliders
6. R&G Racing Fendor Eliminator / Tail Tidy
7. R&G Racing Micro LED indicators.
8. RIM's paint - Lime Green
Good stuff there Speed-Freak, the Ninja really looks nice with that Fendor Eliminator kit.
Pardon me for differing but personally I prefer a green pin-stripe for the rims instead of the paint. Also, I believe Puig has bolt-on sliders for the 650 which do not require any modifications to be made to the fairing.

How has Bajaj's servicing been so far?

Wish you lot many more happy miles on the ride.
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Old 16th December 2011, 14:45   #93
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@Narula123,

This bike is a sports tourer and i must say this does its duty spot on. The twisties is a lot of fun on the N250r but the 650r is not a lot differrent. She handles equally well if not better around the bends and twisties. But long extended rides on this bike is fun.
Kudos,the bike looks deelesh.I had the 650r here in Thailand for alomost a month.Used to goto office,a total running of 120km a day(90% on the freeway).The one thing that i liked of the bike is the midrange,whack the throttle and instant torque,at one time before i knew i touched 180.Moreover i found it easy to manuover it in the traffic here in pattaya(much easier than my 220 back in mumbai).About the exhaust note,yes it could have been a wee bit better,my colleagues honda 400 vee twin which is a shaft driven, sounds much better.The worst thing is its really a pain to drive in heavy traffic because of the heat rejection when the fan kicks in,you sure can have your bottom half for dinner.I felt she is a bit shy in tight corners,maybe due to the handlebars being a wee bit laid back.Thinking of buying the 650 once i land back in Mumbai.
PS-Cant wait to hear the exhaust.

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Hey guys !!

Was a lot tied up for a past few weeks, However have been going on rides with the big boys almost on all weekends. Added new riding boots and lid to my gear - Sidi ST air, HJC Ben Spies replica RPHA-10. Also booked a buddy for my Kwacker, picture added.

@narula123 - No complains from Bajaj service @ ghatkopar probiking. very prompt and helpful. Regarding the sliders, the element of protection is higher with the use of cut type sliders due to no linkages.

@Ku69rd - The exhaust video is still pending, will do it soon this time for sure. Adding some pictures for tail tidy.
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Hey guys !!

Adding some pictures for tail tidy.
No sweat shall await your video Congrats for your new steed, hope you enjoy it well.
HJC helmet looks cool would that be of carbon fiber material?
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You have got an awesome ride there. Congrats.
The customization is wow.
Thanks for sharing all your experience and especially the photos on your ride.
I bet you have done a lot of research on the possible accessories for the bike.
Any on the bike handles, to make the ridding position more sportier?
How much does it cost to maintain the bike?
Like your usual service cost and stuff.

Cheers on your riding gears.
Ride on live life.
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While you are riding with Big boys do you feel the need for upgrade to a liter class or you 650s is more than enough.
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While you are riding with Big boys do you feel the need for upgrade to a liter class or you 650s is more than enough.
Hi!

I queried about this just a page back, here is his response

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She was way up in front with the big boys, never felt that i was riding something less than half as powerful.
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How much does it cost to maintain the bike?
Like your usual service cost and stuff.
+1. I would like to know these details as well.
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Sorry for the delay in response guys, was travelling extensively !

The usual service cost is about 3k (oil + filter + misc) every 5k kms.

There are lots of options to install clip-ons or sporty handlebars on the N650R, i would however not want to compromise on the extremely comfortable and upright riding position of the bike.
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While you are riding with Big boys do you feel the need for upgrade to a liter class or you 650s is more than enough.
My own thoughts are that you will definitely feel the lack of power compared to liter bike as they zoom off but you are never too far behind. The 650 just doesn't have the initial acceleration and torque of a liter bike but once it is past 6000 rpm things start moving rapidly to the red-line.

Thanks to traffic and being more nimble, don't be surprised if you find a 650 leaving the bigger boys behind occasionally. I am not afraid to take to the off-road territories to get ahead of two trucks trying to overtake each other with a 0.05 Km/h speed differential
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This is a post after a really long time.

The bike has crossed 7500 kms and going strong, no new mods off late and far too little rides thanks to the heat, just got back from the India Superbike festival. Amazing show.

Have replaced the engine coolant with Cycle-Logic Engine Ice, the engine running temperatures have considerable lowered.
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Hello Bhpians,


Its been a very busy monsoon and almost no riding throughout the season, however i have had time to get some upgrades on the bike.

EBC HH Brakepads - There is a tremendous increase in the performance of the brakes, lots of improvements on the bite and stopping distance. A must have add on for all the Ninja 650r's

Stock clutch springs were upgraded to Barnett clutch springs.

Added customs decals on the fairing as well.

Overall its been a very satisfying ownership experience till date and not to forget the amazing after sales service offerred by bajaj Probiking in Mumbai and Bajaj Auto Pune.

Adding a few latest pictures. keep drooling
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EBC HH Brakepads - There is a tremendous increase in the performance of the brakes, lots of improvements on the bite and stopping distance. A must have add on for all the Ninja 650r's

Stock clutch springs were upgraded to Barnett clutch springs.
Speed Freak,
Could you please share where you sourced the EBC pads from. I would like to put them on my 2012 Ninja 650.

Safe rides

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