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Old 09-19-2011, 01:33 AM   #59
Jimmy the Heater
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: WA Palouse area
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Originally Posted by RedEX View Post
The current state of affairs, although I hesitate to call a Ninja 500 a real "sport bike". Now wearing a PowerBronze touring screen with MRA Vario spoiler including custom-cut (larger) spoiler, although I alternate between that and a Madstad screen. Bar risers, heated grips, HVMP bar ends, highway pegs, Corbin seat, and full set of Givi hard luggage. Very few options for mounting the Givi's to an EX500 so I had to fabricate my own mounts. Changed out the fork springs and rear shock spring as well. Getting a solid 55+ mpg riding two-up. Just rolled over 31,000 miles on it. With it's 4.8 gallon tank I never worry about gassing up until about 200 miles on the trip-meter. Sort of like a "mini-Concours"!

The cases are E-21's and a V-35 topcase.

Yea I know, it's not a 600/650!
Hummmm I have an ex500 that I'm not so thrilled with (actually like my ex250 better for touring, crazy I know) and was thinking about selling to try a 650 out.
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