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Old 02-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #16
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There is no title for it what so ever, I would have to track down the lein holder to get a title for it.. So that there is a red flag, the bike is originally from Texas.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #17
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There is no title for it what so ever, I would have to track down the lein holder to get a title for it.. So that there is a red flag, the bike is originally from Texas.
Run away, do not leave any forwarding address, find a bike that isn't stolen and crashed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #18
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There is no title for it what so ever, I would have to track down the lein holder to get a title for it.. So that there is a red flag, the bike is originally from Texas.



The absence of a title is all the reason anyone with a brain needs to avoid it. It could
be stolen, and the legal implications of possession of stolen goods could cost
you a lot more than the pittance you might make selling parts off the bike.




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Old 02-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #19
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Something that looks like a motorcycle and is available for $300 can be very tempting when one's funds are low but you're lusting for a bike anyway. But what you're looking at is not a motorcycle. It's a pile of headaches on two fairly new tires. Leave this one alone, save some more money, and keep a close eye on Craig's List. Outstanding bargains do show up regularly, but you need to have the cash for it on hand and be ready to buy quickly or someone else will snap them up first. I usually buy/sell two or three bikes a year just because I see something interesting and know I won't lose money on it. And I NEVER buy a bike without a clear title. That's just asking for even more headache.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #20
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To recap, a bit:

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Run away, do not leave any forwarding address, find a bike that isn't stolen and crashed.


Welcome to ADV, thank you for posting this, I hope the folks here were able to steer you away from potential disaster.

Bring back any other questions you have as you hunt for a bike - as you've seen here, we're not short on opinions.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:45 AM   #21
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I definitely recommend staying away from this bike at all costs. I was leaning in that direction from the beginning, and after finding out about the missing title I'm absolutely sure. You can't do anything with a bike with no title, even if it is fixable. And you could not sell the engine or frame, as they have numbers on them. Selling the frame would definitely require a title.

But, if you like the Ninja 250, and fit on it, it's a great bike. From experience I definitely recommend the '07 and older models. They are more comfortable, more solidly built (or at least the plastics are) they were around for 20+ years and are well proven, they have a real seat, and even a centerstand. They have no known issues. I recommend going up one tooth on the front sprocket, they are one of the very few bikes that really are undergeared from the factory. It's getting harder and harder to find a nice one, as they were mostly bought by beginners, and most of them were trashed. I had an '07 for a couple of years that I bought new. I was just to big for it. And I'm 53 and no beginner. But they are fun little bikes.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:12 PM   #22
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There is no title for it what so ever, I would have to track down the lein holder to get a title for it.. So that there is a red flag, the bike is originally from Texas.
Um, this is different. Run away. Don't return calls, emails, or texts. Consider this to be a BSC bike.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #23
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Yup, as everyone has said. Run away. No title=no deal. Don't get too down though. The season of used bikes is gonna be upon us soon. There's gonna be a good deal out there somewhere.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:39 PM   #24
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I don't know where exactly to post this..

So here is my problem. I am looking at buying this 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250.

Problems, you can tell the bike has been laid down and abused, the spark plugs are BLACK. The bike will not start, I haven't had the time to change the spark plugs on the bike yet, but the carb's was just filthy! No gas was getting through, so I had my mechanic friend who used to work on motorcycles a lot clean them for me. It seems as if the bike isn't getting any gas to it still. ( or the spark plugs just aren't firing.. [ the spark plugs was bone dry after several attempts at trying to crank the bike.] ) I'm so lost and confused on what could be wrong with this bike..

Is it worth the chance of buying the bike and finding out there are more problems to it than the eye can see? Should I buy the spark plugs and test them?


Also please tell me/ direct me to where this thread should have been posted.. ( I am very new to the site. )
Is the 250 now in your possession or the "owner's"? Just sayin, if the bike is in your garage, and it's stolen, you may want to do something about that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #25
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Hopefully another voice saying RUN will help convince you that this really is a good course of action.

Tracking down paperwork on a bike even if it's not stolen isn't easy and if it is stolen then you've lost all the money you have put into it.

DON'T BUY THE BIKE!!!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:56 PM   #26
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It's unanimous - this is a "deal" that is NO DEAL! Don't waste your time, money, and possible arrest on a damaged, abused, sparkless, gasless, possibly stolen turd. There are plenty of older bikes with fewer problems for about the same money - keep looking.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:42 AM   #27
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If your time is worth nothing, you would still be in the hole on this bike.

It is a loser all the way around.

Spend less time finding a bike that will run.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:16 AM   #28
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no title, no buy.


if it "had" a title....
it might be ok to learn to work on. but if youre gonna rely on some one else to do the work? no.

not worth the time or money.
maybe for someone who has experience.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:55 AM   #29
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Agreed with all here. Sprint the other direction, and keep looking.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:42 PM   #30
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Leave this bike and seller alone...

If it has no title, what would you even do with this bike if you get it running?
Can't drive it on the road anyways, can't get plates or insurance either.

You can find a really nice ninja for 1.5K - 2K.
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