Ninja 250

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  1. Supratt85

    Supratt85 New Member

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    Hey guys, im very new to the bike stuff, and this is going to be my first bike... its a 93 Ninja 250, I was just wondering if there are any body mods out there that i can do to make this thing look newer, primarily what im looking for is like a tail... to make it look more sleeker, like a 600cc bike. Im not a big bike fan, but i got a decent deal on it. And i thought id ride it around and have a little fun out of it. Ohh and if you guys have any tips for me as to maintaining it or what not, feel free to chime in.
     
  2. fearandloathinginGA

    fearandloathinginGA I love the little tacos. I love them good!

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    Congrads :bigthumb: I have yet to purchase one but I am looking at an Aprilia RS50 for my first cause the price is only like $2500.I love bikes but have no exp with them but I am hoping to learn....good first bike so I have been told:bigthumb:
     
  3. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Not much you can do to a baby ninja to change the body. Actually, I haven't seen shit out there for it...
     
  4. Chewbs

    Chewbs Swollen Member

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    I was looking into this myself because I too am planing to get a Ninja 250 for my first bike. Like the others have said there is not much out there to mod it. I think I read something about certain years being able to use certain body pieces from the 500. You might what to check www.ninja250.com
     
  5. The Acclude

    The Acclude Makin' love is cool, but sometimes she needs her h

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    dont waste the time or money :o

    and stay on the access/feeder roads :o
     
  6. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    My girlfriend has a baby ninja with some mods (full system, jet kit, braided lines). It'll keep up, for a bit, with an EX500 or a GS500... I actually like riding it because it is so damn nimble and narrow, it reminds me of a bicycle. :)

    Only thing I don't like about them is how soft the suspension is. My girl's bike would be a lot more fun to ride if it didn't dive so much while braking. I'm tempted to get her some stiffer springs...

    As for maintenance, the bike really doesn't need any other than the basics. Keep an eye on engine oil, the chain, and the sprockets and you are good to go. The electrical system is kinda wonky... :o
     
  7. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    Bah... same old BS.

    I've ridden a 250 Ninja. Does fine on any highway including interstate.
     
  8. 2K-2.5RS

    2K-2.5RS No caffeine - No function

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    My girlfriend has one too, I feel ya on the brakes and diving
     
  9. Mischief

    Mischief OT Supporter

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    anyone pop wheelies on these things?
     
  10. worth

    worth Guest

    It can be done. :o
     
  11. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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  12. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    True but the wind protection sucks on that bike. I wouldn't want to do any long trips on one...
     
  13. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    Wind protection? Hell, I used to ride 300-400 mile days on my non-faired SV.
     
  14. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    :bigthumb:

    But you have a Busa now right? Which is more comfortable on a long trip? ;)
     
  15. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    i've wheelied 50cc scooters. it can be done... just takes a bit of finesse.
     
  16. HMan

    HMan grossly deformed

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    The Busa of course. My point was merely that you don't need a fairing to be comfortable. If that was the case, there are many bikes more comfy than mine. Hell, the damnable ZX-12R offers a lot more wind protection than the Busa.
     
  17. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    no fairing on a crotch rocket at freeway speeds is much more comfortable than with a a big glass to keep the wind off.

    the force of the air helps relieve the stress from your wrists.
     
  18. Need More RWHP

    Need More RWHP Got Horsepower?

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    I had a ninja 250. Those bikes rock! The one I bought was kind of ragged out though. Cool bike, anyway.
     
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  19. Need More RWHP

    Need More RWHP Got Horsepower?

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    Yep! Be careful though, one of the star editors of "performance bike" from GB killed himself doing a wheelie on one of those things. The guy was a badass rider too. :eek3:
     
  20. GoodKnight

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    Ive seen people wheelie goldwings.
     
  21. Jeg1983

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    I just got one about a week ago to ride on. Riding that thing is a blast! I like it alot, it seems to have no trouble on the highway so I don't know why you would stay away from them.
     
  22. jp182

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    had mine for a month. it can get alittle windy on the highway doing 75 or so but its an awesome bike
     
  23. Carwatcher

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    I've seen a couple of 250's with Muzzy exhaust.
     
  24. 98formyws6

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    um the 250 is perfectly capable of doing the highway. also airtech makes a solo tail for the 500, not sure if till fit the 250 but def somethin to look into.

    i have a 250 and a 03 sv650s and imo the 250 is more of a blast to ride because it's so much easier to throw around.
     

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