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Old 03-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #976
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We just brought home a 2008 Ninja 250 on Saturday, like new with 1200 miles. I've been having a ball on it as has Mrs Shady. I'm 6' tall and while the bike's a bit small, is still pretty comfortable. It has bar risers which help. Val fits perfectly on it and has no problem running the tach right up where it belongs.

looks good, exactly like mine. I got a 2008 in red too, beautiful bike. Buying used is the key i think. Specially with only 1200 miles!

I hope you make it to the east coast for the 250 rally at little switzerland
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:14 AM   #977
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:11 AM   #978
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looks good, exactly like mine. I got a 2008 in red too, beautiful bike. Buying used is the key i think. Specially with only 1200 miles!

I hope you make it to the east coast for the 250 rally at little switzerland
Where is this rally you speak of?
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #979
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:38 PM   #980
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Frame sliders

Do the frame sliders really work to help save the Tupperware all that much if and when the bike tops over or in a slide?
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #981
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Does anybody regularly do track days with Ninja 250? I hear racers talking about how much fun they have racing E Superstock with other 250's but they are all going close to the same speeds.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #982
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Do the frame sliders really work to help save the Tupperware all that much if and when the bike tops over or in a slide?
Depends on how you go down. On a lowside such as this, it can mean the difference between a few scratches on your fairings and completely cracked fairings.

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #983
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Expectant tire milage

I know this is a dumb question second only to oil threads. And because I am lazy and do not want to read all the previous threads on the 250r. But here goes.

What are the tire options for the first gen.? And what is a reasonable expectancy of both the front and read. With a pretty non aggressive older rider like me? About 15% street. And 85% freeway speeds.

My reasoning is I am toying with the idea of Phoenix to Philly. Some East coast touring with a return trip through Nawlens LA. and back through Texas this summer. I will be in rain some of the time I am sure. Plus I don't want to have to stop and buy tires every 3 k. Although I ride fast on the inter states when and where I can.

Thanks Bill And please no tire wars if we can avoid it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:37 AM   #984
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http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/What_ti...fit_the_250%3F
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #985
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I think the ME880 is generally regarded as the longest lasting rear tire on many bikes. I would imagine it would be at least one of them for the 250. You'd have to come up with something else for the front since they don't make a front in the correct size.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:04 PM   #986
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Tell me a little about your tail bag if you would please?
its a chase harper tail bag. it works pretty well, but i dont use it anymore since i got hard cases. its for sale ;) if anyone wants it
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #987
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Great minds think alike! On my front porch: Ninja 250 with a 15t front sprocket; 4th-gen VFR750 with a Staintune. Under car covers in the background: 1990 Miata, and a 1984 VW Westfalia camper bus (I swapped a newer water-cooled Subaru motor into it for reliability). The whole lot of them cost less than one blah new Honda Civic would


LOL...crazy thing is I also have a Ninja 250, a 4th gen VFR (same color) with a Staintune, and a Miata. As for the VW, I used to have a '73 Beetle with Porsche Fuchs wheels, wide tires, fat anti-rollbars, upgraded shocks and brand new steering/front suspension components. That was a fun car.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:24 PM   #988
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Thanks A Lot...

I found a Ninjette for sale by my brother's on the coast and had the lady friend drive me over there to buy it.

Yup, thanks to you bastards I brought home a nice '07 unmolested Ninjette with new rubber and only 6k on the clock. I did the first valve job that had ever been done on it yesterday and it is ready to ride.

I have a trip planned next weekend to St. Augustine I was going to drive... now I feel like using this little guy as a tourer!

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:07 PM   #989
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I'm pretty much in the same boat, for some reason I got the wild idea the Ninja 250 was the next bike for me. Probably paid to much but the used slection around here seems to suck at the moment. Found this one at my local dealer, 2,500 miles.......and brought it home today.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:40 AM   #990
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I'm pretty much in the same boat, for some reason I got the wild idea the Ninja 250 was the next bike for me. Probably paid to much but the used slection around here seems to suck at the moment. Found this one at my local dealer, 2,500 miles.......and brought it home today.

Congrats! the folks at ninja250forum.com will be doing a rally at NC, little switzerland you should come.
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