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Old 09-01-2012, 04:47 PM   #52111
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Swing,Tim. Anyone interested in a Mt bike ride Sunday? Dillon?
Up to my ears in house repair. Ill ride alum this week tho if you're in town.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:56 AM   #52112
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Good mornin', folks! Having coffee, watching the carnage of F1 on speed, and letting the dog out to chase the deer out of the yard.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:07 AM   #52113
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Good mornin', folks! Having coffee, watching the carnage of F1 on speed, and letting the dog out to chase the deer out of the yard.
Morning. Went to Youngs just north of Yellowsprings last night for ice cream with Dagny Taggert. I think we both got our baths on the way home. Then about 3am my place finally got rain. No, not the misty, am I getting wet rain, but actual, put water in my pond, look what's in the rain gauge, and turn brown grass green RAIN! It's way too late to help the farmers at all and most likely just ran into the three mile deep cracks in the yard. But I'll take it.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #52114
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I picked up this barely used '12 CBR250R yesterday for my 16 year old son to learn on. I think we may be fighting over it because it is actually a blast to ride.

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #52115
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Nice! I'd like to ride one, everything I've read so far say they're a blast!
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:33 AM   #52116
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I picked up this barely used '12 CBR250R yesterday for my 16 year old son to learn on. I think we may be fighting over it because it is actually a blast to ride.
Nice, I really considered this before picking up my scooter, sat on a new one over at All Season's in Wooster.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:51 AM   #52117
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I picked up this barely used '12 CBR250R yesterday for my 16 year old son to learn on. I think we may be fighting over it because it is actually a blast to ride.

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Nice! I'd like to ride one, everything I've read so far say they're a blast!
Someone at work on day shift used to ride one just like that to work. Maybe the same one if You got it local.
I agree with Mark , I'd like to ride one. I'll bet it would be a blast in the twisties.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #52118
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We used to have a Honda vfr250, too small physically for me but a total blast

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:48 AM   #52119
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I've been drooling over the CBR 250 for a while now. Have you ever ridden a Ninja 250? I'm curious how they compare, besides that fact the CBR looks 1000 times better.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #52120
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I can't compare the CBR and Ninja, but we've had two Ninjettes in the garage, Meredith (and some other chick I used to live with pre-Meredith) learned to ride on them, and they were a ton of fun. I'd grab one and ride it with great regularity. The CBR looks even better, I'm sure it would amp the fun quotient up significantly.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #52121
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Someone at work on day shift used to ride one just like that to work. Maybe the same one if You got it local.
I agree with Mark , I'd like to ride one. I'll bet it would be a blast in the twisties.
Probably not the same bike. I bought it from a kid in Dublin who just bought the bike in April. He took a riders course at C & A H-D on it and then only put 700 miles on it, he's moving and didn't want to take it with him.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #52122
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I've been drooling over the CBR 250 for a while now. Have you ever ridden a Ninja 250? I'm curious how they compare, besides that fact the CBR looks 1000 times better.
I've not ridden the Ninja so I can't compare. I do know the Ninja's are two cylinders and carburated versus a single cylinder and fuel injection on the CBR. The new Ninja's may be fuel injected idk.

I put about 150 miles on it this afternoon, I'm really liking it, pretty darn smooth.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #52123
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Nice, I really considered this before picking up my scooter, sat on a new one over at All Season's in Wooster.
What kind of scooter did you get?
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:47 PM   #52124
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Ninja is carbed parallel twin still. 6speed,356 pounds dry. Cv type carbs. 25.5 hp at the rear.

Cbr is a single 23.7 hp, 337 dry, 6speed,efi.

The ninja is quicker in a line. .8 0-60 faster,and .5 quarter. 87mph top for the Cbr, and 93 for the ninja. GPS speed. Hp above was dyno taken,not crank claimed.

All reviews point the nod to the Honda for being smoother in corners,enough that its notable, and more nods to maintenance ease from efi and its single cyl. Some other bs too about the cams needing to ne pulled on the ninja to swap shims where the Honda doesn't. The euro market has an efi ninja out,so we may see it soon.

But. All in all numbers are so close its up to the riders and rubber to make the difference. Also with those dual cv carbs its left itself wide open for a slide carb upgrade to enhance accel. Cv carbs just suck unless properly tuned or replaced. Almost every carb I've seen is EPA tuned from the factory. So expect a bigger gap with the ninja if you like to play. Efi.. sometimes its black magic tuning them.

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:51 PM   #52125
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