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Old 07-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #1186
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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.

-Jake
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:51 AM   #1187
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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   #1188
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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   #1189
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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   #1190
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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   #1191
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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   #1192
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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   #1193
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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   #1194
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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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Old 07-31-2012, 06:33 AM   #1195
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I woke up this morning and didn't see the bike! As the adrenaline sprayed into my abdomen, I ran over to where the bike was and found it laying on its side with coolant fluid running down the sidewalk. Thanks to the solid rearsets I installed when I first got the bike, nothing happened to it. The mirrors were closed, the steering was locked, I have flushmount signals so between the bar ends and the rearsets the bike itself never touched the ground.

There was a brand new Audi parked right next to the bike, the window was busted and glass was everywhere, so I think the thugs who broke into the car, saw the little Ninjette and decided to kick it down.

I drove it to work, all is good.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:55 AM   #1196
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No police report?
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:11 AM   #1197
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No police report?
Nothing happened, the police don't do anything here if it's not a murder or stabbing or something serious they don't care.

I've gotten my car broken into before as well, and I got sideswiped by a cab while parked, and I was under a camera, and the police did nothing or even cared about what was going on.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:07 PM   #1198
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Nothing happened, the police don't do anything here if it's not a murder or stabbing or something serious they don't care.

I've gotten my car broken into before as well, and I got sideswiped by a cab while parked, and I was under a camera, and the police did nothing or even cared about what was going on.
sheesh.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:10 PM   #1199
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I love the character of my 04 Lil'Ninja and have been on a quest to find a bike that feels like the Ninjette just with more oomph. I've owned a Ninja 500 and BMW F800 and was less than impressed with both of those. I'm beginning to think that I just don't like parallel twins. I have thought seriously about a Ninja 650 but am reluctant to have a repeat performance of the 500s engine. I'm thinking now that a FZR600, CBR600F3-4, etc might be a better match to the engine character of the 250 as the 250 has never felt like a twin to me. Am I way off base here?
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:38 PM   #1200
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No, not totally off-base. I understand your desire, and even share it to a degree. I believe that a 600cc I4 (CBR600F3/4) also misses your stated goal - they are too far toward the super-sport end of the spectrum to really share the character of the Ninjette.

The closest I've found so far is the Honda CB-1 (CB400F or NC-27), and finding a used one in good condition is very difficult. The next step for me would be the Street Triple R, but now I'm back toward a super-sport again (with the engine at least). There just seems to be no way to make me happy.
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