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Old 03-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #946
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I've got the TwistedThrottle bar risers above and they work really well. I also have back issues and the risers keep me mostly upright with just enough forward leaning so that the weight is off my low back/sacrum (where my injury is). Very worth the money, IMHO!
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:28 PM   #947
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I've got the TwistedThrottle bar risers above and they work really well. I also have back issues and the risers keep me mostly upright with just enough forward leaning so that the weight is off my low back/sacrum (where my injury is). Very worth the money, IMHO!
Thanks to all! This gives me some options. My back issues are 4 herniated disc in mt Thoracic area. Or between my shoulder blades. So being in the lean forward position for very long would kill the deal for me.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #948
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I've got the TwistedThrottle bar risers above and they work really well. I also have back issues and the risers keep me mostly upright with just enough forward leaning so that the weight is off my low back/sacrum (where my injury is). Very worth the money, IMHO!
Did you have to change any cables? brake line?
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:13 AM   #949
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Did you have to change any cables? brake line?
Nope, straight swap.

The only trick is that when you put the longer bolts on for the bar risers, make sure that you clear the wiring harness that runs under the handlebar on the lefthand side. When I installed my risers, I accidentally punctured that harness and caused a short that prevented my brake lights from working. Easy fix, but equally easy to avoid if you know about it in advance.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #950
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I'm thinking of trading my KLX250S for a Ninja 250. Its a 2004 I'm looking at. I'm not in love with the looks,(I think the 08+ looks fantastic) but I might be able to overlook the looks if the bike is as fun as it looks.

I have a Ninja 650 and think that bike is about as fun as the TL1000R I had(though I miss that bike too) I'm thinking the Ninja 250 willl be as fun as the Ninja 650 but in a lighter more playful way.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #951
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I'm thinking of trading my KLX250S for a Ninja 250. Its a 2004 I'm looking at. I'm not in love with the looks,(I think the 08+ looks fantastic) but I might be able to overlook the looks if the bike is as fun as it looks.

I have a Ninja 650 and think that bike is about as fun as the TL1000R I had(though I miss that bike too) I'm thinking the Ninja 250 willl be as fun as the Ninja 650 but in a lighter more playful way.

Also consider the Wr250x. Same amount of fun, a little more power, but less heavy.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:02 AM   #952
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Also consider the Wr250x. Same amount of fun, a little more power, but less heavy.
Cost about 3x more than a used Ninja 250, will you be having 3x more fun?
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:52 AM   #953
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Cost about 3x more than a used Ninja 250, will you be having 3x more fun?
So the ninjette is the only bike anyone should ever buy because it's some fun and very cheap?

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #954
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So the ninjette is the only bike anyone should ever buy because it's some fun and very cheap?
If you think that's the case, sure...

Would you spend 3x the money just to have the same amount of fun?
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #955
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If you think that's the case, sure...

Would you spend 3x the money just to have the same amount of fun?
I wouldn't have much fun on the ninjette...at least not after 20 minutes. I used to own the ex500 and even at 5'11" found the bike to be too small and uncomfortable.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #956
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I wouldn't have much fun on the ninjette...at least not after 20 minutes. I used to own the ex500 and even at 5'11" found the bike to be too small and uncomfortable.
Have you ever spent 20 minute on a Ninja 250 in the dirt?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:13 PM   #957
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Its a ninja 250 thing, you wouldn't understand......

best bike for the money, does more goes farther, and faster than any other bike that you can pick up for under 2k all day long.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:50 AM   #958
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Congrats on the bike! Is that your NB back there? I also have a ninja 250 and a Miata. I've long thought that Ninja 250s are the Miatas of the motorcycle world. Small, surprisingly quick, light weight, agile, buckets of fun, and can embarrass much larger, more powerful and expensive machines with the right pilot.
Great minds think alike! On my front porch: Ninja 250 with a 15t front sprocket; 4th-gen VFR750 with a Staintune. Under car covers in the background: 1990 Miata, and a 1984 VW Westfalia camper bus (I swapped a newer water-cooled Subaru motor into it for reliability). The whole lot of them cost less than one blah new Honda Civic would

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #959
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Have you ever spent 20 minute on a Ninja 250 in the dirt?
Agreed! The 250 does just fine exploring graded Forest Service fire roads and similar... below is my old 2001 Ninja somewhere up on the VA/VW border... took it pretty much all the same places I used to take my KLR650. Obviously not what the Ninja was really meant for, and it won't survive being dropped as well as a dual sport would, but it's so light and low you're just not as likely to drop it either.

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #960
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Looks like Im getting a silver 2004 Ninja 250.

I'm kind of excited..is that wierd?

I've already owned:
-07 GSXR 600
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