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Old 4th October 2010, 08:57   #61
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2500 miles in a month is mighty impressive. Keep the shiny side up and ride on. Great pics.
Thanks prasadee. Yesterday went to Baltimore and back, around 300 Miles round trip. Odo reading 28xx .
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Old 20th October 2010, 20:47   #62
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Default 550 Miles in two days

Last weekend rode about 550 Miles. The bike is a superb tourer. No back-aches after the ride. Posting a few pics - locations are Amish Country and Blue Mountain (PA).
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Joining the bandwagon late, but not missing to wish you @blackpearl; Congratulations. BTW, what's the GC of 650R? I hope its lesser than the 250R isn't it?
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Wow looks like you had a nice ride

You rode in a group or solo?
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Congratulations, on a nice ride & nicer trips..
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Awesome set of pics Blackpearl. Looks like you're having a lovely time with the ninja.

The last 2 pics remind me of the popular television series Street Hawk.

What tires are those on the ninja? Are they the stock OEM ones or did you upgrade to better rubber?

Have fun on those corners and ride safe mate.
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What tires are those on the ninja? Are they the stock OEM ones or did you upgrade to better rubber?
IMO, they look stock tires; I just did a compare between this pic & the one's on page 1 when the vehicle was delivered & they look alike.

The pollution in this country is all time high to keep a vehicle in mint condition & thanks to the reckless driver/riders on the road for those dents on the car

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Polished Dome - aweosme pictures. Who shot the pic of you with the Ninja? - Wifey?

Enjoy and Ride safe PD. Where do you get it serviced? Oil change interval and all? Is it still on per hour basis for labor?

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Joining the bandwagon late, but not missing to wish you @blackpearl; Congratulations. BTW, what's the GC of 650R? I hope its lesser than the 250R isn't it?
Thanks aargee. I have no idea about the GC, but will try to find that out from the owner's manual.

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Wow looks like you had a nice ride

You rode in a group or solo?
Yes, it was a lovely ride. Rode solo with wifey.

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Thanks adityasiera.

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Awesome set of pics Blackpearl. Looks like you're having a lovely time with the ninja.

The last 2 pics remind me of the popular television series Street Hawk.

What tires are those on the ninja? Are they the stock OEM ones or did you upgrade to better rubber?

Have fun on those corners and ride safe mate.
Thanks Aditya. Tose are stock tires. Rear ones are 160/60/R17, Bridgestone Battlax.


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Polished Dome - aweosme pictures. Who shot the pic of you with the Ninja? - Wifey?

Enjoy and Ride safe PD. Where do you get it serviced? Oil change interval and all? Is it still on per hour basis for labor?
Yes, wifey took the pics. Got the Ninja serviced at 600 Miles and the cost was ~ $300. The labor is per hour at $110. Next oil change is at 7500 miles.

Wifey gifted a waterproof Frank Thomas jacket on my birthday. One of my friends gifted a Cortech Tank Bag. Will post the pics of them. Now I am riding in the rain also
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Went to New Paltz Bear Mountain this weekend. A round trip of about 350 Miles. Crossed 5000 miles on the goblin.
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Yes, it was a lovely ride. Rode solo with wifey.

Hey That is a good one. How long have you been married may I ask ? I presume you haven't been married long and hence it may be an accute case of "two body one soulomnia". You are excused ! (Hope my wife doesn't chace up on this post )

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Went to New Paltz Bear Mountain this weekend. A round trip of about 350 Miles. Crossed 5000 miles on the goblin.
BP. please post more pictures of the ride. The Place taht can be seen in the posted picture looks lovely

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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Changed the chain, sprocket and front and rear tires of the Kawi. Chain + Sprocket + Labour = $320
Michelin Pilot Power Front (120 70 R17) and rear (160 70 R17) tires + Labour = $370.
Miles on the bike - 8600. Rode about 200 miles after the change, verdict is that Michelin Power is much beter than the Bridgestone Battlax

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Unbelievably, I have missed this thread close to a year! :eek You sure have got an amazing bike. The pics are brilliant and good to see that you are enjoying your rides Congratulations again, though a bit late
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Changed the chain, sprocket and front and rear tires of the Kawi. Chain + Sprocket + Labour = $320. Miles on the bike - 8600.
Chain and sprocket changed as per regular maintenance or for better acceleration / top whack?
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Chain and sprocket changed as per regular maintenance or for better acceleration / top whack?
Chain and sprocket changed as per factory specs. Clocked about 1K miles after changing the tires and absolutely love those Michelin pilot powers.
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