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Old 04-15-2010, 09:53 AM   #71
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5k miles of beginer after beginner learning on it... there's no reason to think it's faulty. The problem was probably the riders.

I've already got a lead on a parts bike I'm going to look at tonight.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:29 AM   #72
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Congrats on the new purchase!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:35 AM   #74
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I was out riding my Ninja yesterday when I realized a few things.

Neighborhood traffic (lots of stop signs) is pretty damn dangerous. The pace at which you much slow down to actually put your foot down and make a legitimate stop, is a crawl. Traffic behind you doesn't appreciate that you're on a bike, they ride your *** in a big hurry to get home and sit on their couches.

I'm a little bit big for the bike. At 5k miles I doubt the shocks are that worn, but me at 200 lbs at WOT up hill switching gears the suspension bottomed out on me twice. Oops!

Oh, and I found a fuel leak. My whole front fairing is apart now.
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Burning up the road, I've racked up nearly 600 miles on the bike so far.

I've only had it out 6 or 7 times, so I'm really putting some miles on her! I touched up all the nicks and dings here and there, and fixed the fuel tank leak (broken bolt in the tank that secures the front fairing).

Now that I'm not leaking fuel I'm going to record my averages. So far, I've hit 58 and 51mpg averages on the first two tanks. Some very spirited riding in there, and like I said, leaking fuel didn't help.

Something isn't quite right with the bike still, if you take your hands off it while riding it pulls hard to the right. Gonna look more into this. Or just keep riding and observe tire wear pattern.

I think the brakes are fine now that I've put some miles on them. I haven't fixed them and they're working much better.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:01 AM   #77
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Picked this one up on Tuesday for under $500.
05 Ninja 250, little over 3200 mi. with busted front fender, bent clutch lever, ripped seat, bald rear tire, small dent on tank/exhaust, small crack on tail fairing, been sitting for a while and stumbles to start, would not stay idle...
I truck it home, drain tank, put in fresh fuel mixed with Seafoam, 1/2 hours later it idles & runs like a champ... I already put over 160 miles on it with the bald rear tire..

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Sounds like you got a good deal!
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:24 AM   #79
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That's an AWESOME deal!! Beat my bargain by a mile! Another silver one too, that's great!

Only question I have is how in the heck do you bend the clutch lever?!
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I'm thinking the bike was dropped hard.
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