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Old 12th April 2013, 20:51   #211
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Wow! Glad to see a spot tourer on the track. Loved it. Need to make some time and go through the entire thread some time.

Hey, I have a question here. Any Idea where to get the no cut frame sliders from? PRS doesn't have them for the 2012 model. :(
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Old 15th April 2013, 13:12   #212
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Wow! Glad to see a spot tourer on the track. Loved it. Need to make some time and go through the entire thread some time.

Hey, I have a question here. Any Idea where to get the no cut frame sliders from? PRS doesn't have them for the 2012 model. :(
Puig and R&G Racing are the options available for sliders. I think Puig have a new model of sliders out too. Have PM'd you a contact in chennai who should be able to help you out.

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Puig and R&G Racing are the options available for sliders. I think Puig have a new model of sliders out too. Have PM'd you a contact in chennai who should be able to help you out.

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Could you PM me as well, will need to get this installed myself.

Thanks in advance.
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I think the R&G is a better slider. Have seen the PUIG ones on the 2011 Ninja and I prefer the R&G
I suggest you get PBK to install the sliders, then see exactly how they are removing & refitting the fairing and then later you can DIY as and when required.
I found it a pain when I had the Ninja.
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Old 29th April 2013, 15:33   #215
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Could you PM me as well, will need to get this installed myself.

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Done xtremeshock, please check your inbox.

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I think the R&G is a better slider. Have seen the PUIG ones on the 2011 Ninja and I prefer the R&G
I suggest you get PBK to install the sliders, then see exactly how they are removing & refitting the fairing and then later you can DIY as and when required.
I found it a pain when I had the Ninja.
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Installing the sliders require removing both side fairings, as these are the no-cut variety. Best to get it done from PBK as dinyaar suggests.
The R&G do look better (more solid) than Puig, however I think both are equally effective.
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So an update coming from my side after a long time.

After successfully installing the clip-ons and the new brake/clutch levers, it was time to hit the track again. Fellow BHPians Shriku and gsferrari were partners-in-crime as were other members of the India Kawasaki Ninja Owners' group for a May track weekend at Kari racetrack, Coimbatore.

This was also the first time, I was putting my new Cortech Latigo RR 1 pc leather suit to the test and boy was it awesome! The suit fit extremely snug and secure and moving around on the bike was so much easier. Cant imagine riding around the track without a suit anymore. The Nike Dri-fit inners made sure that even in the May heat and the full leathers, I remained dry and cool. Awesome tech these days in apparels I tell you.

Anyways, the track weekend went great and the Clip-ons worked their magic. It was much easier to throw her around the corners now and the body positioning was so much better and easier. A higher pre-load also helped in keeping her more planted than before while the EBC Extreme pads and braided lines were a confidence booster like never before.

The clip-ons also made the turn-in a lot quicker and flicking her between chicanes was a lot more comfortable this time around.

She needs a new set of footwear now and for the upcoming track weekend in September, I would mostly put her on new and better rubber. Also on the cards are the custom clutch springs (used by Sriku) and possibly a set of rear-sets (still debating in my head). A PC5 is still on the bucket list although I am slowly losing the charm for an exhaust.

Rode a friend's 2011 N650R recently and realised that the 2011 and 2012 models are completely different bikes. The 2011 has grunt in the mid and top rev range while the 2012 has the low and the mid sections stronger with the top end being consequently less peakier. Accordingly the way to push both bikes changes. The 2011 also felt more compact and hence was easier to throw around although the 2012 felt a lot more planted in the corners.
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Saw a similar lookin ninja at Auto service Bangalore, without head lamps and the green brake lines yesterday. Is that yours?
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Old 30th June 2013, 14:05   #218
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Saw a similar lookin ninja at Auto service Bangalore, without head lamps and the green brake lines yesterday. Is that yours?
Wasnt mine. But then most of the Ninja 650 Owners' Club members have put the green HEL brake lines thanks to a group buy deal which we had cracked in the past.

Mine is a UK registered bike. Its the only one of its kind (UK number plus 2012 Ninja 650) so you cant miss it
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As I gear up for another track session coming up this weekend, I thought I will put up an update on the latest set of accessories to go onto the bike. The latest additions have been the most expensive as well but by God they have been worth it.

I purchased the Scorpion Serket Taper Carbon fibre full system exhaust for the Ninja and got a Power Commander 5 to go with it to modulate and have the optimum Air-Fuel Ratio for the maximum performance. The exhaust look beautiful and sound even better. The attached video does no justice to the sound quality and you have to hear it in person to believe how awesome it sounds. Scorpion UK claim an increase of 5 bhp over the stock exhaust with NO PC5 installed. With a PC5 installed the gains should be even higher.

Imagine the Scorpion system is only 3 odd kgs in weight against the 11 odd kilos of the stock exhaust. Added ground clearance only makes the deal sweeter. Honestly, I just LOVE the exhaust.

The PC5 is a great tool. I am running the TBR map from their website and the performance across the rev range has become explosive to say the least. You just have to see the stupid grin on my face everytime I ride to believe the difference. On the downside, I feel I have lost a bit of the bottom end torque specially during heavy roll-ons but then that was always expected from a full system.
One has to be careful about running maps on the PC5 with a free flow. Too lean a map will cause long-term harm to the engine while too rich a map will waste fuel. Hence, all the more important to have a PC5 with a free flow on the Ninja 650 since the Ninja traditionally runs lean in the lower rpms with the stock exhaust. With a free flow and no PC5 this will tend to run even leaner.

I am borrowing a friend's AutoTune to create my own custom map for the Scorpion Exhaust in the city. That should make the power become even better and more useable.

Along with the exhaust have got a Pair-Valve Block off Plate from Driven Racing USA for the exhaust headers. This is a nifty little thing which prevents the back-firing explosions that one hears in a free-flow exhaust when the throttle is chopped. This is to protect the exhaust from these explosions.

Finally decided to have a separate set of tyres for my track use and leave the stock Dunlops for pure street use. Got a set of Metzeler Sportec M5s for this. They are going onto the bike now for the upcoming track weekend. Post the track session will revert to the Dunlops.

Its a pain finding decent rubber for the big bikes in India. Imports are a pain thanks to ancient custom laws and prices for stuff available is crazy because of import duties and the dollar rates. Really ridiculous in my opinion.

Will update the performance of the Metzelers post the track weekend. Have high expectations from them.

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Your Ninja sounds too good in this video. Can you pl share price of exhaust and PC.
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Your Ninja sounds too good in this video. Can you pl share price of exhaust and PC.
Thanks DJay. I got the exhaust from Singapore for approx Rs 45,000 including shipping and taxes. The PC5 was for 22,000.
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Narula, have you cut the header of your Scorpion exhaust or are there different versions (tuned lengths) avalaible in different states of tune?

Here is a Ninja with a much longer header with the same Scorpion exhaust.

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Might be that for '12 editions, Scorpion decided to shorten it. Just a random thought.
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Narula, have you cut the header of your Scorpion exhaust or are there different versions (tuned lengths) avalaible in different states of tune?
Here is a Ninja with a much longer header with the same Scorpion exhaust.

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Might be that for '12 editions, Scorpion decided to shorten it. Just a random thought.
Mine is the same as what the Scorpion website and various vendor websites like Revzilla show. Have attached a pic here for reference from their website. As per Scorpion this is THE ONLY full-system for the Ninja 650 from them.
Other than this they have an older model stainless steel slip-on.

The one shown in your picture looks like a Serket Taper slip-on with custom-made headers. Smart thinking to reduce cost. Getting the headers and connecting pipes made locally will cost a fraction of the original.

Honestly I personally dont like the side-exhaust look on the Ninja 650. Saw a Leo Vince GP Pro full system on a friend's bike and did not like it as much as the underbody exhaust.
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Your ninja in the naked track looks damn good, I really liked the front end bit very much. Just if one can fit in a projector round lens up in the front it will look way way smarter and drool maal.
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