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Local 250 Ninja on craigslist

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. 250 cc is good

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  2. 600 cc will keep you happy for a while

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  3. just get a liter and be done with it

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  4. No, don't get the b

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  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    should i get it or wait for a bigger bike?

    I had a 91 ninja 250 when i was 17 and traded it in for a 600...
    been off the rockets for a while but want to ride again so bad...

    should i go back to my roots and get a nice slow, yet very fun bike?
    or should i just go all out and get a 600+?
     
  2. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    a 250 wil get you fast enough to have fun, but a 600 will keep you content for a long time.
     
  3. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    lol, 450 bucks = 250cc's of fun, low insurance and 70mpg

    i would say 2K-3K = 600cc's of i'm gonna shit my pants fast, 20 mpg, and shitty insurance premiums
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'd rock a 250.

    hell, the xr50 is plenty fast for me :p
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    normally i would say go for the 600 but for $450 you cant really go wrong for a little bike to fuck around with

    GET GEAR!!!!!!!!!!!

    hell my dream bike right now is a 250 :)
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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  7. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    the bike has 16K and left fairing damage

    not sure what damage means, but the guy says it runs, i need to call him back later tonight

    its black, just like my first ninja, lol

    yea, i've got gear, helmet, joe rocket "armored" jacket

    i should get a new pair of gloves though

    thanks for the input...
     
  8. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    welp if the damage isnt too bad you can sand it and repaint it
    if there is deep scratches but no major damage then you can cover it with speaker box carpet or fur
    if there is major damage you can try your hand at fiberglass work
    ir just check ebay and replace them
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    fur it up. stunt bike y0!
     
  10. StealthMode

    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    250 FTW! Sounds like a great deal man. I would jump on it. Providng that there aren't any hidden problems.
     
  11. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    91, ninja 250 with 16K miles?

    $450 bucks sounds about right.

    IMO it would be a great bike to fart around on for about 1 month, after that it will be no different then driving a 3cly geo.

    great on gas, but sucks in every other area.


    p.s if you weigh more then 150lbs it will make things even worse.
     
  12. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

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    get either a 750 or 1000 and call it good.

    250 is a great bike for beginners, but since you have ridden before I dont recommend it, its small and you'll get sick of it quick. sure its a great deal, but you can find deals on bigger bikes

    600 is all around a great bike but you will have it for about a year or so and will want something with more power. hence

    750 or 1000 same size as a 600 but with ton more power. and the handling of a 600.

    but it also depends on your riding experince and what you plan on doing with the bike. are you going to ride it around with friends or just ride it back and forth to work? stunt riding?
     
  13. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i LOVE those 250 ninjas. its probably faster than my '79 750 seca.

    im thinking of selling the seca this year, and getting a 250 ninja, either black or red.
     
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    What bikes do you have experience riding? have you been on a 2000+ 600cc bike? or a 2000+ liter bike?
    going from a 94 VFR750 to a newer 600cc sport bike would be like going from a honda Civic EX to an S2000.


    Going from a 250 to a 600cc would be the biggest jump you should even think about. if you get on a newer 750-1000cc bike you will be dead or hurt really bad before the years end.


    250CC Ninja is like once again a 3cly geo, a newer 1000cc bike is like a supercar. something under 3000lbs that makes 550HP+

    IMO you have very little riding background. step up to a 500-600range bike and stay there a year or two.
     
  15. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

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    [​IMG] well I have owned numerous bikes. I have owned a 85 Intercepter 500, 89 Hurricane 600, a 93 CBR 600f2, a 92 GSXR 750, a 96 ZX9r, a 96 900rr, a 99 GSXR 750, a 2001 GSXR 1000, and a 94 VFR 750, and I have ridden my buddies new 2005 GSXR 1000 and his 2000 R1, and I rode my roommates 2002 Aprilla Mille, and right now I am looking to get either a CBR 1000rr or another GSXR 1000, also I used to work at Colorado Powersports, which is one of the biggest bike dealers in Colorado, putting together the new bikes from the crates and I had to test ride them, so yes I have ridden a 2000+ 600, 750, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300
     
  16. reckedracing

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    i had a bike license before i had a car permit...
    been riding since i was 16, started with an 80 yamaha 250 single, then got the 91 ninja 250, then a showroom 86 ninja 600...
    had that for a good 2 or 3 seasons before i blew it up...
    i know there is a huge diffrence between an 86 and a 00+ 600 but i was hanging with brand new 600 and 750 on my ninja...

    i wouldn;t really say i;m going from a 250 to a liter, 600 to a liter maybe...
    but i haven't ridden in 2 years ish...

    anyone know the diffrence between a 97 gsxr 750 and a 97 katana 750?
    i'm guessing the katana is more touring ish...
     
  17. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    so i found a 1997 kataka 750 local and cheap but with a cracked block

    i was assuming that someone didn't mix the coolant properly and it froze, but it seems that these are air cooled??? [​IMG]

    wtf...

    air cooled, 98 hp, and 465 lbs

    the gsxr same year and size is liquid cooled, 128 hp, and only 410 lbs...

    i would think air cooled would be lighter... but i was wrong
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    errr... katana

    suzuki katana

    fuckin typo
     
  20. ripperbone

    ripperbone angry bear

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    the different in the GSXR and the Kanata (can of tuna), is the GSXR makes more hp and has better handling, and more of a agressive seating, the Katana is more of a touring style bike.

    dont get a Kanata with a cracked block
     
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