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Old 07-18-2011, 07:24 PM   #21
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Bore that out to 251cc
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #22
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #23
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Lol! He said Burgman!
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:32 PM   #24
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Lol! He said Burgman!


The step through design should accomodate his short stature.


Personally, I'd rock a SV-650.
If Squoddy's short can ride one, you can too.
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:37 PM   #25
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Why would anyone want a light AND fast sport bike?
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ive seen a 95 lb woman pick up a tipped over goldwing. they weigh like 700 lbs.

eat some Wheaties and chew those Flintstones vitamins dude.
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ive seen a 95 lb woman pick up a tipped over goldwing. they weigh like 700 lbs.

eat some Wheaties and chew those Flintstones vitamins dude.
no... they weigh close to 1000 pounds
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:19 PM   #28
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #29
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lol, I was gonna say turbo.

Same height and weght here, and on a 650r. I don't find it too heavy, but maybe lighter would be better.
A monster felt better (just sitting on the showroom floor), but it was no gas, no battery.

i did sit on a 250, and the height felt nicer, but i'm accustomed to the 650 now and it isn't an issue. i just knew the 250 wouldn't be quick enough, so i never really gave it consideration.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #30
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i suggest you man up some.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:32 PM   #31
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:02 PM   #32
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I am gonna vote for an SV650 but I am biased. Scorpio above is right if Squoddy can ride one so can you.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:34 PM   #33
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675?
it cant weigh more than 20 pounds...lol
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #34
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well i had an fz6f for a few weeks.. and i dropped it twice.. once at a stop light and the other time backing out of my garage...

And when it went down, i couldnt 'muscle' it back up for ...

I dont have that issue with the ninja 250r. I can pick it up no problem..
no you dont need a bike with more power.

either stay with your 250 or downsize to a pit bike or something.. mb like a 125 cc dirtbike

learn how to ride better then worry about a change in bikes, sounds like you should focus on the skillset first
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #35
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True story about the SV650. Mine has been lowered and the seat shaved, though, because my legs are only 29" long. and I have dropped it plenty of times- I always pick it up myslef. don't be afraid of more power or a heavier bike- once you get to be a better rider, you'll be able to handle it.
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gs500f- too heavy

lolwut?

the 500 is a feather...do you have wet noodles for arms? seriously...being a rider builds a lot of upper arm strength. just go for it, and you will be able to muscle that thing around in a couple of weeks. trust me ive been there.

the '03 and older 500e's may be a few pounds lighter, they dont have all the "sporty" fairings the F model does. (which are totally pointless anyways)

failing that, there really arent a whole lot of other options. you may want to check out/test ride/research the suzuki tu250x. its fuel injected, which should give you much better throttle response. ive heard the thing to do on those is fit a 16tooth sprocket off of a gz250. its said to be a better gearing setup. fyi its a cool looking retro cruiser, not sport bike looking at all.

a streetable two-stroke might be right up your alley...but they are to wall, hard to find, and there is a lot more to know regarding maintenance and such. they also hard as to find.

another option might be something along the lines of a CB450...another cruiser, and they are getting to be rare vintage models these days...ive always wanted to try one out though...






but seriously, just get a gs500, e or f, and be done with it.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:02 PM   #38
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:46 PM   #39
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Im 40 pounds heavier than OP and the 250 has no problem blowing past cars on the freeway all day. Kept up with the group on sundays ride...
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I have a 2007 Kawasaki EX 500. It has a lot more grunt than the Ninja 250, light weight (~400 lbs wet), available in the used market, a of a lot of fun, and just a great bike. I am 5'4" tall, weigh 165 pounds, and 57 years old. Check out www.ex-500.com for more information. Good luck!
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