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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by scorch, May 17, 2011.
Luv my new "touring" seat.
That looks comfortable. How much was it, and where did you get it done?
KAWASAKI of TULLAHOMA
He's been making seats for about every bike I've had in the last few years from KLR's with back rests to "touring" Ninja seats. I've never even spoke to him on the phone, found him on Ebay originally. Just email him what you want and how you want it, send him your pan and in a week or so a new seat shows up at your door. This one was $195 but that included shipping back to me. That did not include me shipping my pan to him. Although all I did was buy a $40 ebay seat with free shipping and sent it directly to him so I could ride while he was making it. This thing has doubled my ride time before my butt starts to get sore, the extra width really adds support.
I used to own a 250 and it was great. I have since moved up to an EX 500 but I still miss my little yellow bike. I bought it with some damage but fixed it up. Here is it after the repairs.
Since Im a n00b I wasn't sure how to post photos but here are some picks of the repair process.
My Ninja when I bought it:
Then Tried to Cafe it:
Now its kinda supermoto looking.
I now im a proud owner of two ninja 250's. one is a 08 ninja which is the one i started with. and now a 2003 ninja 250 i got for 500$ from craigslist.
for the money you cannot beat these bikes.
and by the way folks, i hope you guys can make it to this years rally in ashville, nc?
Bought the thing in March with 6,000 miles and it now has around 11,500 miles. It is my daily commuter and I enjoy everything from riding it to lubing the chain to doing the valves. I am somewhat tempted to buy a second Ninja.
Here it is a week after I bought it, ready for a 300mile shakedown ride.
Riding up the coast.
Did I mention it's an ADV bike?
Very nice. That was always my favorite color for that gen 250. DId you remove the silver flame stickers or did the OP?
Thank you, I threw up in my mouth a little when I first saw the bike but the color is growing on me.
I removed the decals the night that I brought it home, could not stand those decals
GFs 250, funner than my R1 and not even set up for me.....
here are some pics from the 2012 rally ninja 250
The amazing spidermen
i have no idea how he rode with this nail right through the tire
waiting at the gap for the riders to come by
me at the falls.. this was pretty amazing place
weird lights on that ninja
humping a rock
i cant do that
skippi could really ride this thing. on the way home he was hauling
From my recent trip to California from Texas.
My new (to me) 2006 ninja 250 with 3k miles. :) she's my baby.
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alright, I'm a new guy here, but have been reading a lot and enjoy the posts I thought I would jump in and show off my new ninja 250. I've always had bigger sport bikes, my current fleet is a gsxr 750 and a Ducati 900ss. I picked this 1990 up on a trade. I've always wanted to try one of these. the most fun I've had on two wheels was my little 125cc Harley Rapido. I could be maxed out at the bikes limits and just barely be up to the speed limit. based on everyone else's experiences this should be a fun bike.
With a larger (diameter ratio, not wider) rear tire, some sprocket change, pre-gen Ninja 250 is plenty capable of breaking the speed limit.
Mine is happiest between 10-11k rpm at about 85-90 mph...lay on top of a comfy tankbag and just slab it on the highway.
Liter-class sportbikes get freak'd out when you carry some much speed through the twisties and outpace them the tighter it gets.
My 2006. Work in progress, spot the mods.