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Old 07-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #1171
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I'm 5'10", 34" inseam.. I cut the hump of the passenger seat on my 04 Ninja 250, i can slide further back on the seat to reduce the bend in knees.. just another reason the pre-gen Ninja is better.

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For $4,000 though, it's a great machine, and a wonderful commuter at speeds up to about 70. The engine is certainly good for more, but the vibes through the bars and the stock seat are limitations there.
Both of my SV650s were purchased under $2.5k each:



My 04 ninja 250 was under $1200.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:06 AM   #1172
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I'm 5'10", 34" inseam.. I cut the hump of the passenger seat on my 04 Ninja 250, i can slide further back on the seat to reduce the bend in knees.. just another reason the pre-gen Ninja is better.

+1 I'm 6-3/ 36" inseam and never had much trouble with fitting. Didn't even have to make any dropped pegs.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:01 AM   #1173
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I'm 5'10", 34" inseam.. I cut the hump of the passenger seat on my 04 Ninja 250, i can slide further back on the seat to reduce the bend in knees.. just another reason the pre-gen Ninja is better.



Both of my SV650s were purchased under $2.5k each:

My 04 ninja 250 was under $1200.
That's like comparing apples and motor oil. :

For $4,000, mine was brand new.
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Old 07-21-2012, 06:23 AM   #1174
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That's like comparing apples and motor oil. :
Apples and motor oil all have two wheels and twin cylinder engines?

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or $4,000, mine was brand new.
And does it perform $1500 better than a used SV650?
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #1175
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Apples and motor oil all have two wheels and twin cylinder engines?



And does it perform $1500 better than a used SV650?
Really? Comparing the value of a new motorcycle directly against a used motorcycle doesn't make any sense. In virtually every case the used motorcycle will have more value per dollar.

Buying a motorcycle new means you can choose exactly what you want, it will be in perfect condition, you don't have to worry about abusive/neglectful previous owners, all components are brand, and nothing needs replacing and you've got a warranty. You pay a premium for a new motorcycle but for many people it's worth it. (and without new motorcycles there would be no cheap used motorcycles).

I've never paid more than $1500 for any motorcycle but I don't make fun of people who do.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #1176
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Really? Comparing the value of a new motorcycle directly against a used motorcycle doesn't make any sense. In virtually every case the used motorcycle will have more value per dollar.
Looks like you agree that buying a used Ninja is better value than buying a new one. What's the problem?

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Buying a motorcycle new means you can choose exactly what you want, it will be in perfect condition, you don't have to worry about abusive/neglectful previous owners, all components are brand, and nothing needs replacing and you've got a warranty. You pay a premium for a new motorcycle but for many people it's worth it. (and without new motorcycles there would be no cheap used motorcycles).
I disagree, you are limited to the selection that is available at your local dealer. You never know if there could be warranty issues until something goes wrong, you don't know for sure if the mechanic that setup the new bike has ever abused the vehicle, even if it is for a few minutes during test ride.

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I've never paid more than $1500 for any motorcycle but I don't make fun of people who do.
Good for you, what is the problem again?
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #1177
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Long day working on the Ninja!

Seeing as how I had a day off of work I went ahead and...

-Did a valve adjustment. (I like'm to slap)
-Changed the oil/filter and cleaned the filter screen. (Changed to 20w-50 for summer)
-Replaced the headlight. (Hi-beam was dead)
-Seafoamed the carb and created a smokescreen.
-Cleaned/lubed/adjusted the chain.
-Washed and lubed the air filter.

Very relaxing...

I noticed that the oil was very clean as was the filter after 3k miles. I may raise my interval up if I remember, or not.

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Old 07-26-2012, 05:51 AM   #1178
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Just got the Ninjette back, wouldnt idle from sitting for a few weeks (clogged jets) and the forks were leaking so I had them redone. Now I need to clean the brake caliper from all the oil from the forks, the bike is barely braking, anyone have any tips or should I just clean the rotor and buy new brake pads?
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:05 PM   #1179
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If the pads are soaked you gotta replace em, you can just clan the rotor with brake clean
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:54 PM   #1180
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Looks like you agree that buying a used Ninja is better value than buying a new one. What's the problem?



I disagree, you are limited to the selection that is available at your local dealer. You never know if there could be warranty issues until something goes wrong, you don't know for sure if the mechanic that setup the new bike has ever abused the vehicle, even if it is for a few minutes during test ride.



Good for you, what is the problem again?
I disagree, no ones forcing you to buy from a specific dealer. Go to a different one who has better and or different selection. Secondly I have more trust in a dealership than the average joe, word of mouth on the local dealer is easy to come by, word of mouth on some random dude.. less easy to come by.

If you're an expert then by all means, second hand is the way to go. Personally I'm new to motorcycling and I didn't want to worry about getting ripped off.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:27 AM   #1181
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here is my new 03 i got for 500$ with 9000 miles
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 AM   #1182
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Good for you, what is the problem again?
Your trolling, mostly.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:54 AM   #1183
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here is my new 03 i got for 500$ with 9000 miles
Congrats on the new bike and the price too!
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #1184
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If the pads are soaked you gotta replace em, you can just clan the rotor with brake clean
Thanks, I'm getting the new pads this week, I will spray the crap out of the rotor.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #1185
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There's a nice little silver one in the 'hood that I usually see parked on a side street, but over the weekend he parked on the main drag and some careless dolt knocked it over at the curb. Hard to imagine someone could not see something as large, opaque and silvery as a covered bike and judging by the various angles they did not back into but drove forward into it. Jeez...
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