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Old 09-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #21
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I'm gonna tell Walter you think he weighs 300 lbs.

No, he's talking about an Instructor at another school.

And I'll chime in...........I'm 6', 220 and absolutely love my 250. Awesome, cheap commuter.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:44 AM   #22
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I'm 5' 11" 320lbs and a ninja 250 gets me around with out any problems. Think of it this way a Ninja 250 has a power to weight ratio of 7.73 lbs/HP. A C6 corvette has a power to weight ratio of 7.95 lbs/HP.
Is that with the rider?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #23
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no, but does he ride a 250?

guys name is OB, large fella

squid killer on here has a 250, but he's skinny, also an Inst.
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #24
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^ and ^^ both excellant post

just cant be afraid to run the snot outta the lil bike! revs are good!

also like 70mpg+, prob more if your a skinny , lol

my 650 gets 50mpg
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:48 PM   #25
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Well road 250 for Msf, it was fun, but when someones blindly trying to share a lane with me and I got a car behind I want more power to get the out of the way.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:49 PM   #26
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This thread reminds me of a really fat guy I saw on a bike about 5 years ago. It was screaming and the bike was going nowhere under what sounded like full throttle.

I didn't know anything about bikes but it seemed much to small for the rider.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:10 PM   #28
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the best starter bike is a dual purpose.
I think those come in 250 cc too...
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #29
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Btw reem... When reading the replies....note the riders experience under their avatars....
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #30
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There was a guy here on the forum that had the older 250 and was about that size. He rode it like no problem. Plush handling. At least with the newer 250 he can set the preload on the rear.

You can test ride the 250 anytime Obed, but it's no CBR
There is a couple of us that have 250's around. They are just fine on all the roads here. He will have no problems with his weight and most likely his height. If he is long legged then the ergos might not be that comfortable.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #32
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the best starter bike is a dual purpose.
Agreed 100%! The new CRF250L is fantastic beginner's bike. One thing most beginners don't learn enough of - if at all - is how the bike behaves when traction is compromised. Dirt bike is great for getting used to controlling the bike when them wheels start slidin'.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #33
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loved my 250, if i could go back and fix one up it would be super sexy
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no, but does he ride a 250?

guys name is OB, large fella

squid killer on here has a 250, but he's skinny, also an Inst.
Okay--I'll chime in right here and set a few facts straight---I don't weigh 300 pounds...I do ride a V-Star 250 sometimes which can outrun a Metro Bus, passes more gas stations than a sport bike, and has one accessory which is the envy of the biker populace---it has a chrome plated, swivel mounted, form fitting, and brilliantly shiny CUP HOLDER. And gray matter between the ears? I still have some, but most of it died some time ago.
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I weigh 230, but I'm 5'7", The bike isn't sluggish and a great starter bike.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #39
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Agreed 100%! The new CRF250L is fantastic beginner's bike. One thing most beginners don't learn enough of - if at all - is how the bike behaves when traction is compromised. Dirt bike is great for getting used to controlling the bike when them wheels start slidin'.
yep. you can take it on road and off road and when you have learned, you can step up by another and have an awesome back up bike and or change it to a motard. variety is the spice of life.

sportsbike 250, get over it, id rather have a 500cc scooter.

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:48 AM   #40
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That's just it. Most "beginner bikes" get traded in for sexier, bigger, more powerful. A DP bike has a lot better chance of staying in the garage.

Still remember what Igor Sikorsky said, when asked about whether the helicopter's prospects vs. fixed wing: "...the helicopter will never fly faster or higher than a fixed wing, but it will do what no fixed wing aircraft could ever do."

Nice to have a chopper in the hanger, no?
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