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Old 22nd October 2012, 12:41   #151
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I think you are not getting my point. As you will see in his above photos, he has removed the saree guard and attached the grab rail in the place where the saree guard was tightened. I was asking the cost of those grab rails on the LHS that he has attached. And there exists a factory fitted grab rail on the RHS already, which I am aware of.
You are right, I should check my bike again in the evening, anyway very interesting observations from you, narula you are the best guy to clear all our doubts.
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Old 22nd October 2012, 12:54   #152
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Hi
The Bike comes with the RIGHT GRAB RAIL installed and instead of the LEFT GRAB RAIL there is the SAREE GUARD. Naturally all of us have gifted that Saree guard to PBK and PURCHASED the LEFT GRAB RAIL for RS 800. Hope there is no confusion

Incidently in the EU the ER6f is sold without the grab rails which is to be bought seperately as an Accessory so we are ONE better I guess!!!!

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I think you are not getting my point. As you will see in his above photos, he has removed the saree guard and attached the grab rail in the place where the saree guard was tightened. I was asking the cost of those grab rails on the LHS that he has attached. And there exists a factory fitted grab rail on the RHS already, which I am aware of.
hahaha...u got rbp confused it seems. The LHS grab rail was some 800 odd bucks. But I got it free thanks to my booking-time negotiations with the showroom manager.
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Congratulations guys on getting the brilliant Kawasaki Ninja 650. And thanks for the great reviews. Looking forward to getting myself one of them green beauties
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Old 26th October 2012, 14:48   #155
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For all those who are waiting to book the 650 in Bangalore - Apparently the bookings open again tomorrow. No lottery crap - first come, first serve basis. 40K booking amount. Call PBK Indiranagar if interested.
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Update for prospective buyers:

Probiking Pune has started taking bookings for the second lot of 650s.
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Got a call from probiking Calicut about the arrival of Ninja 650. 1 bike is ready for delivery, Now I am in a dilema whether to go for a Ninja or an HD Iron 883.

I know its insane to compare the 2. Both are good for touring as well as weekend rides I guess. I am sceptical about the *** of the PBK guys as well as the reliability of a Harley. More over Iron is a single seater motorcycle in RC. Whether addition of a pillion seat make me lose the insurance claims (if any) which comes in the way of my ownership?
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For all those who are waiting to book the 650 in Bangalore - Apparently the bookings open again tomorrow. No lottery crap - first come, first serve basis. 40K booking amount. Call PBK Indiranagar if interested.
Thank u for the info had been to the probiking showroom today to book my bike. Now the real waiting starts, I was told i am 8th in line.
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First Service done three days back post 650 kms on the odo. After lots of highway rides thought it was better to get rid of the old oil and go the synthetic way.

Auto Service here fed her some good old Motul 300V and with the regular regime of wash, lube and tighten she was handed over back to daddy. Instantly felt her to be smoother and gruntier. The engine sounded so much more free and throaty now. Evidently, she revved faster too and the slight choking I felt pre-service was now absent.

On the sad side, I noticed that on the foot rest brackets, the black powder coating was peeling off where my heel touched the part. Evidence was plain to see on white riding boots. Not good at all specially when you consider the legacy that Kwackers carry. As a precaution and to stop further damage, I got the said area wrapped up in 3M Paint Protection film on both sides.

The same 3M film was also installed on the sides of the fuel tank (the knee recesses) to avoid paint scratches from denims and knee guards. Amazing product from 3M. Almost invisible to the eye and protects the surface like a vault. Best part is it doesnt need any adhesive to stick. It hangs on the paint on sheer surface tension funda. Gimmicky !!

Also swapped the stock Pilot lamps with white/blue LEDs to go with the HIDs.


The next day went on a 200 odd km ride to Mulbagal for a Sunday breakfast with fellow Superbikers from the Born Riders group. Great bunch of lads with some fine machinery. Pushed her all the way till 9k rpm for a burst in 6th gear and will not disclose the speeds but realised that its so so so easy to go ballistic on her. There is power right up till the red line but her middle range is her strongest point. She was easily keeping up with the big boys on the highway despite being half their size. Oh and I know I've said this so many times before but boy can she lean. Throw her in a corner, hold your line and before you realise it you're knees are kissing the tarmac. Power out of the corner and you realize that you have a moronic smile plastered on your face under the helmet.

The Xena disc lock has been working like a swiss watch and has kept many a fiddler at bay. You touch or move her and off goes the 120db. A friend has installed the Gorilla alarm on his N650 recently and it looks and works well with plug & play wiring.

Time for some pictures to reduce the torcher your eyes have been going through reading my blah.
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Varun:- Those LED's look bright man. I too need to get the PPF installed. I was in too minds whether to get it done or not. I was under the impression that it uses some adhesive to stick else I would have gone ahead with it. 9K = 190 kmph . Nice. I am just waiting for my 1600 running in to finish. My bike still has vibes in between 4k and 5.5k :(.
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Narula,
Did not know there was a protective film available!! Will try and get it asap.

Motul has made a considerable difference in my engine too. It just seems smoother & revvs better & it also seems to run a tad cooler. It could be that the weather is cooling too here in Bbay but I definately felt less sizzle in traffic.

When I took delivery I had to fuel up close to PBK & pumps there only had regular unleaded ( 87 Octane I presume). I have switched to a higher octane (91 )in the subsequent fills and I find the bike less restrained. Not tried 97 octane yet as cuurently supply is disrupted.

Thanks for the service update
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dinyaar, the 3M ppf is fantastic. There is a bit of science involved in applying it though, we need to cut out templates of sections of the tank surface, and apply 2-3 pieces of the film as per the templates to ensure no bubbles appear. It is a specialist job, which Auto Service has buttoned down. Have seen its effectiveness as well on a 2011 650 that crashed on the track, dragged for 400 meters, paint everywhere else got ruined, but the 3M film coated areas were scratch free, the film itself looked bad, but on removing it, the surface was as brand new.

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Did not know there was a protective film available!! Will try and get it asap.

Motul has made a considerable difference in my engine too. It just seems smoother & revvs better & it also seems to run a tad cooler. It could be that the weather is cooling too here in Bbay but I definately felt less sizzle in traffic.

When I took delivery I had to fuel up close to PBK & pumps there only had regular unleaded ( 87 Octane I presume). I have switched to a higher octane (91 )in the subsequent fills and I find the bike less restrained. Not tried 97 octane yet as cuurently supply is disrupted.

Thanks for the service update
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Varun:- Those LED's look bright man. I too need to get the PPF installed. I was in too minds whether to get it done or not. I was under the impression that it uses some adhesive to stick else I would have gone ahead with it. 9K = 190 kmph . Nice. I am just waiting for my 1600 running in to finish. My bike still has vibes in between 4k and 5.5k :(.
Hi Raghu,
Team bhp rules prohibit us from posting illegal speeds hence my silence on it.
The PPF is a good product. Go for it. Oh and you don't have to torcher yourself waiting for 1600 kms. Start pushing her now. Remember running in is all about completing the heat cycles. So let her rip once in a while and them treat her to a nice cool down.
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Hi Raghu,
Team bhp rules prohibit us from posting illegal speeds hence my silence on it.
The PPF is a good product. Go for it. Oh and you don't have to torcher yourself waiting for 1600 kms. Start pushing her now. Remember running in is all about completing the heat cycles. So let her rip once in a while and them treat her to a nice cool down.
I realised the teambhp restriction on speeds after I posted, so could not edit it. By the way I have started opening her up and make sure that the engine is getting loaded, the more I ride her the more I love her. Have you tried any 650 with the EBC brake pads, venkat keeps raving about them, he says the braking will be as good as the N250.
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Those photos are from Woody's right? I saw your group. I should have come over and said hi. I was there with a couple of BHP-ians on an inaugural drive for my new Kizashi. I still need to hook up with you to check out the bike. Will message you once I return to BLR.
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