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Old 23rd August 2013, 10:15   #46
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Also, please consider upgrading the brakes to EBC or Galfer pads. You might also want to install steel braided lines and maybe even an aftermarket rotor to significantly improve the brake's bite and sharpness.
Aditya / other 650 owners, could you please share the cost breakdown of :

EBC / Galfer pads

Steel braided lines (brand / specs)

Aftermarket rotor (brand / specs)

Thanks!

Also what are the usual standard updates for the headlights done by most 650 guys? Cost?

How much do the Dunlop Roadsmart II tyres cost (front and rear separately)? What are the alternatives / cost?
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Doc, do I smell a 650 in the pipeline?

Have already posted the price for the ebc extreme pro brake pads and HEL brake lines, adding below inline. These are obviously affected by the exchange rate.

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Aditya / other 650 owners, could you please share the cost breakdown of :

EBC / Galfer pads
EBC extreme pro front pads with shipping 7100/-
Steel braided lines (brand / specs)
HEL lines for front alone: ~4k

Aftermarket rotor (brand / specs)
No clue.
Thanks!

Also what are the usual standard updates for the headlights done by most 650 guys? Cost?
I have upgraded to Osram Night Racers, 12V 55W stock replacement bulbs. The light throw is better than stock, to further improve, I have directed the high beam downwards too.
Other 650 owners have upgraded to Morimoto projector headlamps, which involves some not insignificant manhandling of the headlamp cluster to install. Cost approximately 20k, but superb results.
Recently I've seen CREE LED lights affixed on a 650, two 27W LED lamps mounted where the front number plate brackets lie. This is approximately 7500-9000, and very effective.


How much do the Dunlop Roadsmart II tyres cost (front and rear separately)? What are the alternatives / cost?

Roadsmart II are currently unavailable locally, but should cost about 23k. Last week I managed to source Metzeler M5 Sportec's which are a bit softer than the dunlops, and cost 23k a pair. The Dunlop's lasted me 11k kms and one track outing. But tourers have reported as much as 17k kms on one set of Dunlops. I expect the Metzelers to give up by 15k, earlier in my case as I have 2 track days thrown in.
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Aditya / other 650 owners, could you please share the cost breakdown of : Aftermarket rotor (brand / specs)
Doc, this link should give you an idea of the cost of brake rotors and pads for the 2012 Ninja 650.
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Doc, do I smell a 650 in the pipeline?
Thanks for the info bro - really helps!

Well, I have been looking for an upgrade for my Duke, and the 650 is something I have been recently tossing around in my mind.

However, I am somehow currently not able to convince myself that I should invest that much on a bike (even if a sparingly used one).

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Doc, this link should give you an idea of the cost of brake rotors and pads for the 2012 Ninja 650.
Thanks buddy! Great link, depressing rupee.

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Please go to the service center and get the brakes checked. This kind of noise from the brakes are not normal but a faint "ssshhh" sound is fine and this is due to the friction between the pads and the rotor, when brakes are applied.

The brakes on the 650 are not all that sharp and the ones at the rear are terrible. On most big bikes, the front brakes are significantly sharper than the ones at the rear.

Is this a brand new bike or a used one that you bought? I'm not sure if a brake bleed is required but if the bite is not present you might want to bleed both the front and rear brakes.

Also, please consider upgrading the brakes to EBC or Galfer pads. You might also want to install steel braided lines and maybe even an aftermarket rotor to significantly improve the brake's bite and sharpness.
Aditya, bike is brand new, 1 month 1400 KM old, noise is coming from the day 1 from the rear break, even small touch to the break lever makes noise. Front break seems to be ok, will upgrade rear break, will visit the service center.

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Aditya, bike is brand new, 1 month 1400 KM old, noise is coming from the day 1 from the rear break, even small touch to the break lever makes noise. Front break seems to be ok, will upgrade rear break, will visit the service center.
Quite surprising. In my 3 years of owning the 250R i have never had any abnormal sounds from the brakes or any other part of the bike (*touchwood*).

Since this is a critical component, do get it checked at the earliest. I would suggest that you get the brake assembly removed and refitted. There was one case in Pune where the rear brake had jammed in turn locking the rear wheel as well. This was for a 250R though. Please do not ride the bike much, get it looked into asap.

IMHO, there is no need to upgrade the rear brakes. If you want to improve the brakes, upgrade the front brakes as suggested.
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Quite surprising. In my 3 years of owning the 250R i have never had any abnormal sounds from the brakes or any other part of the bike (*touchwood*).

Since this is a critical component, do get it checked at the earliest. I would suggest that you get the brake assembly removed and refitted. There was one case in Pune where the rear brake had jammed in turn locking the rear wheel as well. This was for a 250R though. Please do not ride the bike much, get it looked into asap.

IMHO, there is no need to upgrade the rear brakes. If you want to improve the brakes, upgrade the front brakes as suggested.
Be sure to get the rear brake assembly removed, the disc inspected, cleaned. After inspecting the brake pads, and the brake oil in the reservoir, replace the oil and re-assemble the rear brake with specific attention to any kinks in the brake line. Make sure Mr. Pingle is made aware of your issue.
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Sriku - have seen your pics of clip ons. Did you have to lower the front to fit them? Are there any clearance issues of the new clip ons hitting the fairing? Thx.
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Sriku - have seen your pics of clip ons. Did you have to lower the front to fit them? Are there any clearance issues of the new clip ons hitting the fairing? Thx.
No modification required to fix the clip-ons. And they dont hit the fairing even on full turn.
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No modification required to fix the clip-ons. And they dont hit the fairing even on full turn.
Thanks. Would you know who can do this mod in bangalore?
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Thanks. Would you know who can do this mod in bangalore?
The clip-ons are made by Bikerz Bits, a Bangkok based firm. You need to touch base with them to order. Google them out.

For fitment go to Auto Service in BSK 2nd stage. Its an official PBK service station. The chaps there have done it on most of our bikes so shouldnt be an issue.
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Quite surprising. In my 3 years of owning the 250R i have never had any abnormal sounds from the brakes or any other part of the bike (*touchwood*).

Since this is a critical component, do get it checked at the earliest. I would suggest that you get the brake assembly removed and refitted. There was one case in Pune where the rear brake had jammed in turn locking the rear wheel as well. This was for a 250R though. Please do not ride the bike much, get it looked into asap.

IMHO, there is no need to upgrade the rear brakes. If you want to improve the brakes, upgrade the front brakes as suggested.
So, finally Bajaj replaced the rear disc under warranty during 2nd servicing, though it was wear n tear part. Rear disc was having unusual marks which I shown at 2nd service. Also mentioned about my first complaint during the 1st service.
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So, finally Bajaj replaced the rear disc under warranty during 2nd servicing, though it was wear n tear part. Rear disc was having unusual marks which I shown at 2nd service. Also mentioned about my first complaint during the 1st service.
That's good to read. Heartening to know that the disc rotor was replaced without any hassle. Was the disc warped though or did it just have uneven wear?
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Could just be that they goofed up and put the wrong brake pads at the rear, causing trouble from the time you took delivery. It has been known to happen, although the only time it was detected was at the time of replacing the rear brake pads for that guy. He had to replace the disc as well, because of the uneven wear. Apparently he rarely used the rear brake, so did not notice it until he upgraded the pads.

Good to hear they have replaced under warranty. Sometimes the warranty replacement does not go through quite as smoothly.
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It's been 2 years, and 21000 kms on the Ninja, and I am still loving it. Have switched from short breakfast rides to a single 1000km ride per month, over a weekend. Have some like-minded buddies who join me, on Tiger's, 650's or SBK's, and we have put our bikes through the twisties, small town roads on the Konkan coast, butter smooth National Highways and wherever else we could think of going.
If you're intention is to get the Ninja 650 as a step through bike before moving up to a bigger machine, then like me, you will have a huge problem just considering letting the bike go. It does everything well, looks killer, supremely comfortable and just doesn't quit. I may end up with a different motorcycle in 2015, but just can't part with the Ninja.

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