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Old 04-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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My tires feel like they slide

What would it be when your tires feels like they slide a little. Could it be I have to much air in my tires? Any advise out there?
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #2
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I have the same Habusa killer 08 ninja 250r like yours. Lower your pressure to 30 psi. Stock tires is not the best. I swapped to BT-016 tires. They're great.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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Pirelli MT75s are pretty good too. Nice and cheap with good grip.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:39 PM   #4
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Thanks guys I will try that
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How many miles are on the tires, and what PSI are they running at?
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Well I have put 3000 miles on the bike since I got it. I run the PSI at 28 front and 32 back
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More likely than not it's in your head.

Do you not have an owner's manual or is there no tire pressure placard on the swing arm? If not go with 36 front and rear, cold.
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If you have 28 psi in the front, I'm betting if you raise that to 33 you will feel much better.
When your front is too soft the sidewall can buckle a little during cornering and make the bike feel like it's falling just a tiny bit. A few psi more can make all the difference.
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BTW where did you get those pressure numbers? They seem low to me at both ends.
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BTW where did you get those pressure numbers? They seem low to me at both ends.
I'm pretty sure those are the recommended numbers in the owner's manual for 250s. I go with 31 psi f/r on mine and it feels rock solid, but I'm also using different tires.
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Maybe since they are so light. I still think she should try a few more PSI in the front, just as an experiment.
If she likes it then good, if not she can always go back.
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Maybe since they are so light. I still think she should try a few more PSI in the front, just as an experiment.
If she likes it then good, if not she can always go back.
Also, get off the stock tires!

Here is a list of tires for 08+ ninjettes:
http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/J_Tires
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stock tires on most bikes suck. and just cause you never know about people. don't armor all tires.
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Is it happening when your cornering and there is a little "uneveness" to the raod? If your suspension is working and you're leaned over it'll feel like you're slipping but you're really not... I've been riding a long time and always thought I was side slipping until Bevo showed me it was just my suspension working like it's supposed to... I took a turn with no bumps at a higher speed than the one with a little bit of change in it at lower speed and sure enough it was just the action of the suspension... That 250 doesn't exactly have the worlds heaviest springs on it... so it'll bounce like a pogo stick over a groove in the road.

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Pirelli MT75s are pretty good too. Nice and cheap with good grip.
^^^What he said^^^

We've got the MT75 Pirellis on Leah's and they are soft as . Great reviews on the 250 forums. Pretty good milage. They are cheap! ($80 on the rear and around $65 for a front). And if you can run the 120 on the rear (not sure with the later models), it will give you about a half an inch lower stance... hey, for some every little bit helps.

Some on the ninja forum refer to the stock rubber as a "wheel cover" - not a tire.
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