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Old 24th April 2008, 17:57   #496
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one of my cousin spotted this when he had been to mumbai !!
That R1 must have been spotted at Carter road in Bandra, Its always parked there on the weekends. The bike is a complete re-paint.

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Hey Straight6. Nopes, its not the Rune. Just checked, its the Honda VTX 1300.
Did a google search for this pic. Will try getting the original pics in a couple of days.

Which is better? The Rune or VTX? Sorry, but im a bummer in bikes.

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Aha. My best friend rides a VTX 1800 in the US. This 1300 is ridden by a lot of women there. Its a nice bike though. Not common like the Boulevard/Intruder. In fact, I have never spotted a VTX myself in Bombay.

The Rune is a very different bike. Its extremely expensive too. It costs above $20K in the US and Its discontinued now. Ideal, if you want to be different. Not my kind though.

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Old 24th April 2008, 19:38   #497
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You need to get the wheels powder coated. Spray painting it will not be a good idea at all because when the time comes to sell the bike, it will look like a cheap paint job. Actually, keep in mind that the '04 SV 650 never had black rims. So any smart person that has done his homework will know that you've re-painted them and then the first thing that comes to mind is "crashed".

What exactly are you asking about the brakes?

P.S. - I couldn't download that exhaust video because the code that you have to enter always comes up as "invalid code".
I'd rather let it be,then.I don't want anyone to have any doubts about the bike when I'd be looking at selling it. I'll clean it up this weekend,and try to polish it well.
My brake query was meant to understand if the powder coating would affect the braking ability. I remember reading something pertaining to it,but a long time ago it was & I can't recollect a thing.


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Paint your wagon!

Nitin: Looks superb. It shouldn't be a big deal getting your wheels painted- any decent paint shop should be able to do it for you. Rotors must be masked, IMO, as the solvent required to clean up afterwards could mess up your braking.Good luck.
Thanks,Rajeev.I guess I'll wait a while. I intend holding onto the bike for a while,but for now I'll clean it up well & maintain it. I love the black rims,and they seem to give the bike a more mean look.
Ah well..I'll keep my options open right now.

Thanks fore your inputs,guys.
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I'd rather let it be,then.I don't want anyone to have any doubts about the bike when I'd be looking at selling it. I'll clean it up this weekend,and try to polish it well.
My brake query was meant to understand if the powder coating would affect the braking ability. I remember reading something pertaining to it,but a long time ago it was & I can't recollect a thing.




Thanks,Rajeev.I guess I'll wait a while. I intend holding onto the bike for a while,but for now I'll clean it up well & maintain it. I love the black rims,and they seem to give the bike a more mean look.
Ah well..I'll keep my options open right now.

Thanks fore your inputs,guys.
Happy riding, Sir. I bet there are going to be sightings of this Blazing Yellow streak that the Press will dub a UFO.
Stay away from the crop circles thing, though (joking).
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one of my cousin spotted this when he had been to mumbai !!
Aah there it is, i rode this bike a couple of times, it was parked in my building, belonged to my friend. Has GYRT exhaust, which is to die for. The Paint job looks amazing, Carbon fibre Fairing.

now sold god know to whom, the same guy also had a single seater race ready 600 RR, now sold.
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Just spotted this BMW monster at joe's place.
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now sold god know to whom, the same guy also had a single seater race ready 600 RR, now sold.
Parsi chap, mint conditon bike eh? Racing cowl?

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Hmm dont know whom has it been sold too, but my friend is not a parsi!! you might have seen the bike near dadar or 5 gardens (wadala).
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From a ride gerard and i did with a couple south bombay guys and the thane group. This is at Silent Resorts, Manor.
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Awesome pics Manson. Thanks for sharing . How many bikes were there ? Looks like more than 15 or so.
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Something for our two brothers fanatic
Below that is an extremely well ridden RS125, talk about a 125 cc keeping up with the liter class and above.
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I love this ninja, this particular motrcycle used to be one of the most well kept bike i have ever come across. Clean lines, large stance, loads of topend torque, everything about it is so perfect.
One ride of this back in 2005 and i was floored, in love with ninjas ever since. It was love at first ride. It was a perfect parsi owned example back then.
Was nice to see it after a long gap.

Below, 2004 busa on the right, and a 2005 on the left. Observe the mellowed purple and black paint job of the 2004 busa, pictures do not do justice. Its the firstof this paint scheme that i've come across.
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Old 25th April 2008, 14:23   #507
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Wow, I have always had a soft spot for the ninja. For me ninja has always been a cut above all other superbikes. I guess maybe because the first time I sat on an sbk (15 yrs back i guess) it was a ninja.
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GReat pictures manson. Glad to see you have the entire collection. Kartik was there on this ride too right with the Bird?
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Sammy, happens. I'm probably a ninja fan cos the first CLEAN & WELL KEPT superbike i came across was this Ninja. After that i havent really tried reasoning out why i have a soft spot for the green tribe.
Funnily enough, a thunderace was the first liter class motorcycle i had ridden, and i landed myself with one two years after that ride.

Dippy that ride you're talking about was a long time back, i think i have posted some pictures of that ride somewhere in this thread.
These pictures are from last sunday's ride.

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Ah ok manson. Seems to be a good turnout. The people at silent resort must be a zapped lot, not that they arent used to it now
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