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Old 03-28-2011, 06:12 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Ninja 250 Forum and Information Page

Did a quick search and didn't find anything already posted but I'd be surprised if this hasn't shown up before... so if it's a repost - sorry... deal with it.

Been putting together an 06 EX250 for my girl Leah (actually she's been doing plenty of the wrench and paint work) and came across this awesome source for info on the little Ninja 250.

The website is http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Main_Page

From tire selection to engine troublshooting to best modifications to track to touring - beginner to expert, there is a ton of information on the EX250. Even parts diagrams - all from one source. Years and years of people chiming in with lots of great real world experience.

If you're thinking about getting a 250 for your first bike, or as a fuel saving commuter, or just for track fun - spend several hours browsing this site.

There is also a national forum attached to it - so arguing with other members, talking trash, etc. is available as well.

If I have a question about the little bike that the maintenance manual can't answer, 9 times out of 10 I can easily find it here.

Anyway - hope it helps. Enjoy.

(PS - there are tons of tips and techniques that can be applied to any make/model of motorcycle -so even if you don't ride the baby ninja - still good reading!)
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:19 PM   #2
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Nothing wrong with a ninja 250, anyone who talks down on a 250 is a anyway.

I can think of no better way to get someone into riding than one of those.
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I've used that site a number of times. It is yet another great reason to get a 250. All that knowledge is quite confidence inspiring, particularly for a new rider.
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I've used that site a number of times. It is yet another great reason to get a 250. All that knowledge is quite confidence inspiring, particularly for a new rider.
Yep - I particularly like the way they approach the subject of a new rider's first bike and the excuses for justifying a 600+cc super sport type. If one can learn in the beginning to ride a 250 or 500 to its potential... then one most often turns out to be a much better super sport rider.

A smaller displacement bike MAKES you ride at a higher level whereas horsepower and torque can often be wrongly substituted for skill... often getting a novice rider into big trouble.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #6
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Nothing wrong with a ninja 250, anyone who talks down on a 250 is a anyway.

I can think of no better way to get someone into riding than one of those.
Agreed - after working so much on this little jewel, I might just go find a match for it somewhere... really cool little machine, easy to work on and inexpensive. I'm building the thing for less than $1,000 total - and everything will be nearly new. - a set of Pirelli tires for this thing can be had for less than my FRONT tire cost.

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Also check out Ninjette.
Another good one - very similar info.
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Show everyone here the color of the 250r!
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you can't even tell it's a "smaller" bike other than that tiny rear tire!
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seconding ninjette.org as a good source of info. i lurk their track/race section every so often.

by the way, 250's ROCK
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you can't even tell it's a "smaller" bike other than that tiny rear tire!
At least you can't for the 08+ models. 80's style is where its at. Tom Cruise style!
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