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Old 10-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #1276
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Spun bearing :(. Yep would have preferred not but as motor swaps go it was pretty easy. Only motor I can picture hefting into place with no help. I think my bike had a hard previous life.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #1277
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Wow the 2013s are going for $4599? It was just 6 short years ago that a new '07 listed for $2999. That's a 50% price hike in 6 years! Sheesh...

Yep it's absolutely insane.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:50 AM   #1278
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Spun bearing :(. Yep would have preferred not but as motor swaps go it was pretty easy. Only motor I can picture hefting into place with no help. I think my bike had a hard previous life.
At what mileage did the bearing go bad?

What was the circumstance?

Were you just riding along?
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:37 PM   #1279
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At what mileage did the bearing go bad?

What was the circumstance?

Were you just riding along?
Two owners ago the cluster was changed but from what I can figure the engine had at least 22K on it. After two days of owning the bike I was doing about 80 mph on the highway and when I got off the exit the bike shut off. I got it started again after letting it cool and the engine was very noisy. After getting it home I dropped the pickup screen and it was loaded with shavings. Shame on me for not dropping it immediately after purchase but it was running and full of oil when I bought it. The guy I bought it from was clueless so I'm thinking the original owner raced the bike, abused it, or something similar since I know these engines can go much longer. I found a low mileage replacement engine on eBay, lesson learned.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #1280
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Two owners ago the cluster was changed but from what I can figure the engine had at least 22K on it. After two days of owning the bike I was doing about 80 mph on the highway and when I got off the exit the bike shut off. I got it started again after letting it cool and the engine was very noisy. After getting it home I dropped the pickup screen and it was loaded with shavings. Shame on me for not dropping it immediately after purchase but it was running and full of oil when I bought it. The guy I bought it from was clueless so I'm thinking the original owner raced the bike, abused it, or something similar since I know these engines can go much longer. I found a low mileage replacement engine on eBay, lesson learned.
What was the fate of the old engine? I may need a new top end..... :)
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #1281
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It's in my garage. Top end looks ok. :). I was planning to tear it down as a fun project.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:15 PM   #1282
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Figured I'd throw it out there, I just put my girlfriend's bike in the flea market.

2000 Ninja 250, some road rash, 1200 miles. Located in eastern Ohio for $1200


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854880
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #1283
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Forgot about this thread

Still commuting daily on my '07 250. From 6k to 14k miles in half a year. Most economical and capable bike in its class for sure. MPG in the low 60's tucked in commuting at 70mph every day with 215lb geared up rider.

Best Bike for the $$ I have had so far.

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #1284
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Hi all. Just bought this today, my first bike! Got a great deal on it. 2012 250R in passion red.

Can't wait for the weather to get better. Sorry the pic is poor, only had my phone on me.

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:48 PM   #1285
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Hi all. Just bought this today, my first bike! Got a great deal on it. 2012 250R in passion red.

Can't wait for the weather to get better. Sorry the pic is poor, only had my phone on me.

Be careful out there ace
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:31 AM   #1286
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Hi all. Just bought this today, my first bike! Got a great deal on it. 2012 250R in passion red.

Can't wait for the weather to get better. Sorry the pic is poor, only had my phone on me.


Big congrats to you.

Of the dozens if scoots that have passed through the garage, I would consider it among the greats.

Enjoy.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:25 AM   #1287
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Hi all. Just bought this today, my first bike! Got a great deal on it. 2012 250R in passion red.

Can't wait for the weather to get better. Sorry the pic is poor, only had my phone on me.
Congratulations! The Passion Red is a nice color, much nicer than the flat red that was available when I bought my 2009. Enjoy, and be safe. I know how excited you must be. If we get any nice, warm air here in Indianapolis, I'll try and send some your way.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:52 AM   #1288
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Sold my first ADV bike (2007 Ninja 250R) a couple years ago.
Was digging around the basement and found the rear rack I had for the bike.




If anyone is interested is a sturdy rack for a pre `08 Ninja 250r PM me.

Asking $20 + shipping, but really just want to get it out of my basement and into the hands of someone who can use it.

Craig

edit: SOLD Thanks

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:56 PM   #1289
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haha, we had a friend build very similar rear racks for our Ninja 250's when my wife and I both had one a couple years back. We gave one away to a friend, but still have the other. We later mounted givi cases to them also.



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Old 04-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #1290
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If anyone is interested is a sturdy rack for a pre `08 Ninja 250r PM me.

Asking $20 + shipping, but really just want to get it out of my basement and into the hands of someone who can use it.
Pm'd ya about the rack earlier. Ecactly what my little ninja needs for its commuting duty! I'll take it :)
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