Help (Sorry) (Ninja 250)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Lightheart, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    I definitely recommend staying away from this bike at all costs. I was leaning in that direction from the beginning, and after finding out about the missing title I'm absolutely sure. You can't do anything with a bike with no title, even if it is fixable. And you could not sell the engine or frame, as they have numbers on them. Selling the frame would definitely require a title.

    But, if you like the Ninja 250, and fit on it, it's a great bike. From experience I definitely recommend the '07 and older models. They are more comfortable, more solidly built (or at least the plastics are) they were around for 20+ years and are well proven, they have a real seat, and even a centerstand. They have no known issues. I recommend going up one tooth on the front sprocket, they are one of the very few bikes that really are undergeared from the factory. It's getting harder and harder to find a nice one, as they were mostly bought by beginners, and most of them were trashed. I had an '07 for a couple of years that I bought new. I was just to big for it. And I'm 53 and no beginner. But they are fun little bikes.
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  2. 2000RSV

    2000RSV Go Fast, Go Long

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    Um, this is different. Run away. Don't return calls, emails, or texts. Consider this to be a BSC bike.
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  3. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    Yup, as everyone has said. Run away. No title=no deal. Don't get too down though. The season of used bikes is gonna be upon us soon. There's gonna be a good deal out there somewhere.
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  4. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Is the 250 now in your possession or the "owner's"? Just sayin, if the bike is in your garage, and it's stolen, you may want to do something about that.
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  5. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    Hopefully another voice saying RUN will help convince you that this really is a good course of action.

    Tracking down paperwork on a bike even if it's not stolen isn't easy and if it is stolen then you've lost all the money you have put into it.

    DON'T BUY THE BIKE!!!!
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  6. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    It's unanimous - this is a "deal" that is NO DEAL! Don't waste your time, money, and possible arrest on a damaged, abused, sparkless, gasless, possibly stolen turd. There are plenty of older bikes with fewer problems for about the same money - keep looking.
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  7. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    If your time is worth nothing, you would still be in the hole on this bike.

    It is a loser all the way around.

    Spend less time finding a bike that will run.
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  8. b1pig

    b1pig Been here awhile

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    no title, no buy.:deal


    if it "had" a title....
    it might be ok to learn to work on. but if youre gonna rely on some one else to do the work? no.

    not worth the time or money.
    maybe for someone who has experience.
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  9. Anteraan

    Anteraan Been here awhile

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    Agreed with all here. Sprint the other direction, and keep looking.
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  10. SamRus

    SamRus Been here awhile

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    If it has no title, what would you even do with this bike if you get it running?
    Can't drive it on the road anyways, can't get plates or insurance either.

    You can find a really nice ninja for 1.5K - 2K.
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