Ninja 250

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by 100mpg, May 29, 2006.

  1. kenny61

    kenny61 Tougher then a speeding taxi

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    Thanks. i just thought I would offer it up here first I would rather sell it for less and avoid the BS.
  2. Voidrider

    Voidrider Been here awhile

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    OTOH this can bring up your ad as a "hit" in simple searches.

    NOTHING on Craigslist pisses me off more than searching for, let's say a Ducati 748 and have some dumbass' posting for a Kymco scooter pop up with 50 other bike names across the bottom of their craigslist post. Its like "sure fine, you got me to see your ad and wasted my time". I feel it is dishonest and I won't do business with people who do it.

    Better Craigslist search tools weeds that out though.

    It seems like location is everything. Your bike in California could handily fetch $1500 as is. I've seen bikes so cheap in the SE that if I had the time, I could have done fly-n-rides to bring bikes back out to the west coast and have still saved money.

    Count me in on the "love craigslist crowd". Was given a newer set of speakers, sold the old ones off in about 20 minutes, had been given a loft bed we couldn't use, sold it off in 30 minutes last night. Have sold cars and trucks with a minimum of hassle.
  3. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Not to turn this into a craigslist thread instead of a Ninja 250 thread but I'm really hit or miss on CL.

    I love buying off of CL but hate selling.

    If I'm selling a car for 10k, then that automatically weeds out the "I'll trade you an xbox with 20 games for it" crowd and I seem to get really up front people.

    But selling cheaper stuff say below $500 is almost never worth it for the loosers that come out of the woodwork.

    You have a solid bike there and I would be very firm in the ad as has been said before. You'll find the right buyer.
  4. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    Bought and sold many bikes on Craigslist,it gets easier to sort through the BS as I use it more.i always do all of my transactions in a busy parking lot and never at my or their place.
  5. opticalmace

    opticalmace Been here awhile

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    I think I'm starting to understand why people say that 250s are so forgiving.

    I have been riding for 2 weeks now, about 500 miles, and I've made a ton of mistakes. Being in the wrong gear for a corner, braking in a corner, missing shifts, lots of crap like that. But never once did I feel like I was going to drop the bike or crash.

    So yeah, I'm glad I started on a small bike! :clap
  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yep, that is one of the reasons many of us love the Ninja 250's as a starter bike. It is definitely forgiving and that is what you want as a newbie. You learn from those mistakes and build your skills so that when you do move up, you hopefully won't be making as many and get to appreciate the more aggressive handling and stuff.
  7. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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  8. BRad704

    BRad704 Journeyman

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    Great bike and great color. I think bikes naturally look best in their company color

    Sent from my handheld-sending-thing...
  9. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    That green looks good and has the HI VIZ advantage,what fun she will have.
  10. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    And the 1/4 liter corners like a bicycle,very light and nimble,in a good way.
  11. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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  12. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    Recovery is going VERY well all things considered.

    I will use the Ninjette to get muscle control back as it's A LOT lighter than that big ole C14!!!!
  13. Randy

    Randy Long timer

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    That is a very good thing! :clap

    I don't know if you've had any psychological recovery issues in the aftermath or not, but if you haven't ridden since, don't be surprised if you do.

    I had an automobile accident a number of years ago that involved a fatality. I was not at fault luckily, but I still found that I had some "issues" in the aftermath. It actually put me off of riding for a couple of years and my bikes just sat. After a lifelong love affair with motorcycling I even contemplated selling off the stable and finding another pastime. :cry

    But after a while, one day I decided to go for a short ride to clear my head in the midst of the end of a long term relationship. MAN! Within a few minutes I was happy as a lark again and really glad I'd held on to my bikes! :clap

    Of course, standing by the side of the road and watching as a pretty 22 year old girl dies before your eyes can mess with your head I guess. But, I'd imagine that an accident like you had could have effects as well.

    Here's to hoping that you have no issues...

    :1drink
  14. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    I'm sure there will be some apprehension when I get back on.

    Having grown up in a motorcycling family, not getting back in the saddle was never in question.

    The psychological is already there. Since it happened during the morning commute, I already go a different route in the morning and avoid that stretch of road.

    It happened as a result of someone pulling across because of someone turning blocking their field of view. So, that scenerio, regardless of the intersection is going to scare the sh!t out of me everytime it presents itself.

    But a lot of that is why I plan on using the Ninjette so I don't have to be wrestling 700lbs of bike with still not fully recovered muscles.
  15. Randy

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    Yeah, I've had two "real" accidents. One on a motorcycle and one in my truck (the one mentioned above). And they both involved drivers turning left into my path. Can you guess what makes me nervous?:deal In my truck accident, the other driver had an unobstructed view of my oncoming truck for a full 8 seconds or more. He was also sitting, stopped, as if waiting to make the left turn for that entire time as I approached. He waited until I was approximately 75 feet from him when he suddenly decided to gun it and cut across my path. At 55mph, driving a 4WD F250 extended cab pick-up, loaded with "stuff", can you imagine what chance I had to do anything? Didn't leave much room for reaction time. Let alone any time to take evasive action or even scrub off much speed. If I had been on a bike I would have died I'm quite sure. As it was, he and I walked away. His passenger wasn't so lucky. :cry

    Avoiding the route makes sense. Unfortunately I didn't have that luxury. The route of my vehicle accident was my only feasible route to work, and as such I had to go through that intersection every day for a good while. Oddly enough, they changed that intersection a short time later, adding a red light with left turn arrow, left and right hand turning lanes, etc.

    Anyway, I'm glad you're getting ok, and are ready to climb back in that saddle. Good luck with your future riding experiences. Hopefully, you gained some sort of strategy for similar events, but as you know, sometimes, like in my case, the actions of other drivers can be totally unpredictable.

    Stay safe out there!

    :1drink
  16. Woodenveins

    Woodenveins Adventure Rider

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    My brother owns a 2010 that looks just yours. His bike had a 14 tooth sprocket on it but he changed to a 15 tooth and he says he really likes the way it runs now. He said it tach's about 600 rpms less than it use to. It was overheating on him before he made the sprocket change but now he doesn't have that problem.
  17. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    8lives Dharma Bum

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  19. 8lives

    8lives Dharma Bum

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    I will have another 250,this time I'll go for the newer version,the bike was great and It did everything I asked of it.Cheap and easy to maintain.
  20. opticalmace

    opticalmace Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip, something to think about.

    And nice 250, 8lives!