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Old 02-11-2007, 02:26 PM   #1
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Anyone w/ a Ninja 250......

Anyone w/ a Ninja 250 that wouldn't mind me taking a spin around the block on it? I'm probably about a week or so out from getting my first bike and these are the ones that everyone says to start on. I think my body might be a bit much (6'1", 265) for the 250 though, so I want to putt putt around on it to see how it feels. I've rode my bro-in-law's 04 R6 a few times and that feels ok for me and no I'm not trying to excuse my way into a R6. I know that's still way too much bike for me in my current experience. I just want to see how a 250 feels to me before I buy a bike. I think I'm leaning towards a ex500, but I've seen quite a few ads for the 250 so I'd like to get a feel for one to see if it'll feel right.

I can provide some gas money or a XXL Monster for your time if need be

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Old 02-11-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:40 PM   #3
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:43 PM   #4
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Well, I'm 5'7 and 120 lbs and I started out on a 250 and I was tired of it in a week. I wish I would have started out on at least a 500.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:46 PM   #5
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For your size, I would start off on 500.
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I've got a Suzuki 500 for sale.
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Old 02-11-2007, 02:51 PM   #7
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I've got a Suzuki 500 for sale.
How much you selling it for?
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It's an 06 for $4K if anyone is interested.
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Well, I'm 5'7 and 120 lbs and I started out on a 250 and I was tired of it in a week. I wish I would have started out on at least a 500.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #10
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**** 250s, try a 500!
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:41 PM   #12
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the ex250 will haul you around just fine and will teach you about riding. you will look totally weird on one though. I would suggest used cb750.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:00 PM   #13
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i chased down a guy that my manager knows who's got one. it felt awkward to say the least, felt like i was always off balance. guess i'll continue my search, but now narrow the fields to a 500 or an older 600
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