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Old 10-13-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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freeway RPM's...

Should I be concerned that at freeway speeds, the ninja is at 9-10k rpms? In general, an engine's life span shortens at high rpms (heat and all). I know bikes are made for high rpm's, but unsure if they are made to stay there.

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Old 10-13-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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depends on how fast you are going. On a liter bike around 60mph is at 4K on 6th gear. on a 600, it's around 6-7K, maybe on your 250 it'll be around 8-9K.


Bikes are designed to revved at high rpm's but it doesn't mean that you can keep it pinned at all times. Yes, by revving the shyt out of it, the life of it will goes along with it.
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It's designed to run at those rpms
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its just the way the ninja 250s are made power and gearing. i bounce back and forth sometimes with my bike and my chicks 250. i always find my self looking for 7th, 8th on her 250 while im on the free way. 10ks at 80~ = vibrating after like 40 mins to an hour
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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I would becarefull keeping the rpms that high for long periods of time. I did that with my rebel 250 (I was 16 and running down to LB, LA every other weekend). When I had the engne cheecked the valves were so bent, the mechanic was surpprised the engine didn't blow-up on me.
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At 80 my busa was lugging along at 4k
Same speed my 10 is turning 5k
Which one is more efficient?
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I would becarefull keeping the rpms that high for long periods of time. I did that with my rebel 250 (I was 16 and running down to LB, LA every other weekend). When I had the engne cheecked the valves were so bent, the mechanic was surpprised the engine didn't blow-up on me.
This is what I am afraid of. I guess I won't be doing any out-of-state trips on the 2fiddy.

But Im sure 2-3 hour freeway rides every now and then are fine?
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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yeah thats pretty normal on that 250 bud. My 14 dooes between 3-4k at 70ish your 250 would obviously be a lot higher. 250's werent intended for extended freeway rides and should not be used for such if you plan on keeping her around.
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I wouldn't be concerned about it, rev that hoe
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Oh wait, are we talking about motorcycles.
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Oh wait, are we talking about motorcycles.


i sit at around 4~ 65 ish
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yeah thats pretty normal on that 250 bud. My 14 dooes between 3-4k at 70ish your 250 would obviously be a lot higher. 250's werent intended for extended freeway rides and should not be used for such if you plan on keeping her around.
Good thing school and work does not require any freeway miles. Most my freeway miles would be to go to m&g's w/c wouldn't be too often.
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I had a 250 and it was the same way. Like someone else said, they are made for it. I wouldn't worry about it one bit. A rebel 250 isn't built like the Ninja anyways.
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I wouldnt worry too much about keeping it at high revs. Just check your oil religiously. I ran my old 250 pinned everywhere i went back in the day
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yeah thats pretty normal on that 250 bud. My 14 dooes between 3-4k at 70ish your 250 would obviously be a lot higher. 250's werent intended for extended freeway rides and should not be used for such if you plan on keeping her around.
You know people tour on those things?


Ares, your best bet for 'info' on the 250 is probably www.ninja250.org
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I wouldnt worry too much about keeping it at high revs. Just check your oil religiously. I ran my old 250 pinned everywhere i went back in the day
just keep up with that oil... the bike wouldnt have those revs if it was not intended to be reved.
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I ran nothing but Motul for the 18~k miles that I had it and never had any problems.
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the wee-ninja was designed to run at those RPMs, don't worry about it. I had mine for two years, even took it out to the track 5 times. The motor's built like a brick. It's a high reving bike.
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