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Old 09-15-2012, 05:42 AM   #1276
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I guess this means the EX250 will die as of 2012, leaving only the better looking 300 at $4599. .

I can not put into words how much it will piss me off if this happens.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:47 AM   #1277
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Well, go buy 2 at the discount price and save them for down the road I guess?
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #1278
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It would suck to lose such a HUGE chunk of the motorcycling market and history over 50cc, more plastic, and EFI.

And for a full $1000 more over the CBR250?

Only time will tell. I'm still pissed that they killed the EX500.

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #1279
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:50 PM   #1280
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Motor swap. :)
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #1281
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I mentioned a discounted price for 2012 250s a few days ago, turns out is was a BS bait & switch! Friggin dealers!!!

They dropped the price and added on a delivery and build fee of the same amount!!! Sorry if anyone went looking for a rebate from Kawi. I asked my regular dealer about the new discounted prices and tghey told me there were no new incentives.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #1282
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Motor swap. :)
Why does it need a motor swap?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #1283
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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...
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:51 AM   #1284
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Motor swap. :)
Yea, looks familiar, I've done it a few times now too. I just as soon not had to do it but oh well.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #1285
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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, 05:48 AM   #1286
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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, 05:50 AM   #1287
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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, 12:37 PM   #1288
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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, 12:43 PM   #1289
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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, 08:11 PM   #1290
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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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