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Old 07-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #41
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All I can think about is all the girls here that ride 600's.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:14 AM   #42
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surprised no one else said it.


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SV650 is tall as . Which pretty much rules out a tard too.

I think this guys only upgrade is going to be an Aprilia RS250. Good luck finding one, though.
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All I can think about is all the girls here that ride 600's.
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My wife rides the FZ6R....she's 5' 6", 125lbs, the FZ is no prob for her.
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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

This is all the kid needs to do.
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just for grins, did some quick wiki searching....

650r
dry = 393
curb = 440

Ninja 500r
dry = 388

gs500f
dry = 400

250r
dry = 305
wet = 345

Ducati Monster
Dry = 370-390

sv650
Dry = 375

Burgman 650 :p
dry = 590
Triumph Daytona 675 = 363 pounds.

And you will fall in love.

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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..
Even muscling a 250 back up can hurt you. Learn the right method to lift a bike.
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that's cute, no one is pushing around a 675 with 0 fluids in it. curb weight is 421. 363 is the dry weight
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You really need to get the bike under control before you think about adding more power.

The weight of the bike, once moving, is NOT an issue - especially if you're only doing street riding. I'm really not that big of a guy (5'11", 210lbs) and I ride a half-ton bagger on a daily basis. Its a little difficult to push around with my feet, but under power, it may as well weigh nothing. Only time the weight comes into play is when you have a lot of switch-back type of curves that you're taking at extra-legal speeds - then the weight starts to make itself known.

Any 500 or 600 is going to be only minimally heavier than your 250, but the power increase is going to be substantial - scary substantial if you don't have control of the bike.
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All this talk of picking up dropped bikes....this doesn't sound like the OP's problem.

He desires a small lightweight sport bike, more power than his 250, but same basic package.

Me thinks his relative inexperience are leading him to believe that bigger motors = bigger package. Not exactly true. A 375lb 600cc sportbike will feel almost exactly like a 300 lb ninja 250 above 10 mph. It's getting comfortable at 0 - 10 mph that's the first hurdle.

My son rode my CBR1000 with no issues at 5'6, 120lbs, 14 years old. He just had 8 years riding experience to give him the confidence. So far, he hasn't dropped a big bike from the weight of it.

I have issues also with my 28 inch inseam. It just takes some getting used to. Especiallywhen I had to kickstart my 35 inch seat height XR600.
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that's cute, no one is pushing around a 675 with 0 fluids in it. curb weight is 421. 363 is the dry weight
I've tried explaining that to him before......
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:17 AM   #52
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On the forest ride July 9th we had a guy on a Red Ninja 250r (TylerNinja I think) sweeping up the fast pack once we got into the twistys.
The bike can keep up in the turns, and on freeways it will still do 90mph. This should be faster than most cars are going.

Sounds like you need more time on the motorcycle since your having to pick it up so often.

Or you could just go buy a bigger bike and some KISS/stripper boots...
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #53
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Aprilia RS250, if you can find one. Plenty of them titled out there.

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Bore x Stroke 56 x 50.6 mm
Compression Ratio 13.2:1
Induction
2x 34mm Mikuni flat side carbs
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72.5 hp 52.9 kW @ 11900 rpm (rear tyre 64.3 hp @ 10400 rpm)
Max Torque
40 Nm @ 10750 rpm
Transmission / Drive
6 Speed / chain
Front Suspension
40mm Inverted with adjustable rebound and compression damping. 120mm wheel travel.
Rear Suspension
Magnesium alloy swingarm. Monoshock with resevoir, adjustable extension, compression and spring preloading. 130mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes
2x 298mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre
120/60-17
Rear Tyre
150/60-17
Dry-Weight
140 kg
Fuel Capacity
19.5 Litres
Consumption average
15.3 km/lit
Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0
12.8 m / 37.7 m
Standing Mile
12.2 sec / 174.3 km/h
Top Speed
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:37 PM   #54
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Should I also throw my hat in for the SV crowd?

I am not squoddy short, but i am pretty short. I have a 29-30 in inseam... though I am 5'6
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All I can think about is all the girls here that ride 600's.
Yea, but a large amount of them have their 600 as a fashion accessory.
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that's cute, no one is pushing around a 675 with 0 fluids in it. curb weight is 421. 363 is the dry weight
shhhhhh... haha
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:18 PM   #57
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I ride an FZ6 and love it. I'm not a little girl though.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:27 PM   #58
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Aprilia RS250, if you can find one. Plenty of them titled out there.

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Make Model
Aprilia Ride Smart 250
Engine
Liquid cooled, two stroke 90 V twin,
Capacity
249
Bore x Stroke 56 x 50.6 mm
Compression Ratio 13.2:1
Induction
2x 34mm Mikuni flat side carbs
Ignition / Starting
- /
Max Power
72.5 hp 52.9 kW @ 11900 rpm (rear tyre 64.3 hp @ 10400 rpm)
Max Torque
40 Nm @ 10750 rpm
Transmission / Drive
6 Speed / chain
Front Suspension
40mm Inverted with adjustable rebound and compression damping. 120mm wheel travel.
Rear Suspension
Magnesium alloy swingarm. Monoshock with resevoir, adjustable extension, compression and spring preloading. 130mm wheel travel.
Front Brakes
2x 298mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tyre
120/60-17
Rear Tyre
150/60-17
Dry-Weight
140 kg
Fuel Capacity
19.5 Litres
Consumption average
15.3 km/lit
Braking 60 - 0 / 100 - 0
12.8 m / 37.7 m
Standing Mile
12.2 sec / 174.3 km/h
Top Speed
206.8 km/h
Cool bike, but don't 2-strokes have a powerband the size of a gnat's ? If yes it would suck on the street.
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