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Old 08-01-2007, 09:40 AM   #1
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Yay or Nay?

Going from 250 to 750...

Going to be doing a lot of highway driving in the near future. I fell in love with the look of these bikes after seeing Phant0mninja's in person.

So you guys think I'm going to have a problem with speeding tickets? Wheelies? Lowsides?
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i went from an 87 ninja 600 to an 06 hayabusa with no problems. you just have to know you have the maturity and tha ability to control the power you have
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Going from 250 to 750...

Going to be doing a lot of highway driving in the near future. I fell in love with the look of these bikes after seeing Phant0mninja's in person.

So you guys think I'm going to have a problem with speeding tickets? Wheelies? Lowsides?
you better get it, i wanna go to dallas !
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how long have you been on the 250?
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i went from an 87 ninja 600 to an 06 hayabusa with no problems. you just have to know you have the maturity and tha ability to control the power you have
+1 also..............thats why i have a 600, i wont even ride my brothers R1
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:44 AM   #6
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how long have you been on the 250?
true... i was on my ninja 600 for 3 years
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Yeah, something I'm going to have to feel out. I'm used to 1/2 to 3/4 throttle to make my baby ninja go fast. Now i'm going to have to be careful with cracking it!
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true... i was on my ninja 600 for 3 years
good point, i've been riding a little less than a year. I am upgrading regardless, because I need a bike that can handle 300 mile trips.

I was torn between the zzr600 and this bike, but decided to go with this one for the low end power.

I consider myself responsible, but I can see how the power would be tempting. I guess that is going to be the deciding factor in whether I become another statistic or not. Thanks for pointing that out.
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I'd go with the ZZR. It's lighter, has alomst as much power and is more comfortable IMO.

Billy / ZZRRacer has a nice one for sale at a good price in the for sale section too.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:02 AM   #11
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good point, i've been riding a little less than a year. I am upgrading regardless, because I need a bike that can handle 300 mile trips.

I was torn between the zzr600 and this bike, but decided to go with this one for the low end power.

I consider myself responsible, but I can see how the power would be tempting. I guess that is going to be the deciding factor in whether I become another statistic or not. Thanks for pointing that out.
don't get me wrong, i have the power there and i use it... not not to the wall all the time. there is a time and a place for opening it up and those times are few and far between. If you get pulled over going too fast, they can impound your bike. i don't know about you but i like having posession of my own bike
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As far as moving up, it's all in your mentality, if you choose not to go too fast, wheelie etc, you won't. Ride within your limits and continue working on improving your skill level, you'll be fine.
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Thanks fuller and Patrick.

I don't plan on trying to wheelie any time soon. I, like you fuller, enjoy having a bike and bones that work. Just like learning to ride again. I think I'm going to do some track days on my 250 while I ride the bigger bike on the street. From what I've heard, not only will it help me get a better appreciation and respect for two wheels, but make me more comfortable controlling a bike when used to its potential.

Keep those comments coming, I like to hear all POVs.
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I moved from a 250 to a VFR800 which is a fairly modest lady in comparison to an SS bike but here is my experience:

1. Weight. Oh my, big difference and hardest factor to get used to.
2. Size felt good. Nothing against the 250 but on the 800, I just felt home and felt like I was finally on a motorcycle.
3. Confidence went up for freeway riding tremendously.
4. Confidence went down when having to stop and make tight turns from a stop sign (size & weight issue again).
5. Acceleration is totally different, dropped her because I stalled her. You'll need to learn to use the clutch a lot more than on the 250.
6. 0-60 in no time. Be aware of that. Happens easily in 2-3rd gear, 1st gear for some SS bikes. On the Ninja, you were in 6th gear by then.
7. Less shifting in traffic will be a blessing.
8. Tip-toeing is getting easy after months of practise.

In all, be careful, act like you are starting to ride all over again. Do the neighborhood drill, go out the first time with a trusted person that has patience. Get to learn the bike and get comfy on it.

Conclusion: Take is easy at first and you'll absolutely love it and will have a blast.
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Great idea! I wish I could've kept my 250 for the track. It would've been a blast and excellent learning experience.
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there is defiantely a difference in traffic. the 250 is so light and gets blown around easily, i have a friend that had a 250. 0-60 on a 250 takes a calendar to time it, a SS uses seconds, huge difference there. you can kinda put a foot down on a 250 while you are coming to a stop(although not supposed to) but on a heavier bike you'll lose it. (alot of newbies do this). but for long highway roads go witht the bigger bike, yet another reason i got the busa
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you can kinda put a foot down on a 250 at a stop while you are still rolling(although not supposed to) but on a heavier bike you'll lose it.

:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6 So true!

I got so used to stopping the 250 with both of my feet down. Or when sitting there fixing to roll out, I looked in one direction while the bike started leaning in the other. Once Gavin stood next to me on his bike and said "What are you doing? You are gonna drop your bike!" and I quickly pulled her up. The 250 can teach you those habits. You don't have those luxuries on the bigger bikes and if you got those habits, you'll need to relearn.

I've heard of a few ladies who had problems stopping at stop signs with big bikes and wanted to hold the bike up with their legs and ended up dropping it. It can really kill confidence.

Learn to keep the bike straight when coming to a stop and put the foot down properly when you are stopping.
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:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6 So true!

I got so used to stopping the 250 with both of my feet down. Or when sitting there fixing to roll out, I looked in one direction while the bike started leaning in the other. Once Gavin stood next to me on his bike and said "What are you doing? You are gonna drop your bike!" and I quickly pulled her up. The 250 can teach you those habits. You don't have those luxuries on the bigger bikes and if you got those habits, you'll need to relearn.

I've heard of a few ladies who had problems stopping at stop signs with big bikes and wanted to hold the bike up with their legs and ended up dropping it. It can really kill confidence.

Learn to keep the bike straight when coming to a stop and put the foot down properly when you are stopping.
Thanks for all the info, exactly what I was looking for! I will keep all of this in mind, in fact I might print it out as things to remember


How's the recovery coming along? Hope youre healing up and feeling better :icon_bigg
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Thanks for all the info, exactly what I was looking for! I will keep all of this in mind, in fact I might print it out as things to remember


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You are welcome.

Recovery is slow but a little bit of progress. Thanks for asking. Insurance adjuster is coming over today. I hope she won't get totalled. I'd hate having to figure out what to do next or what to get next.
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I own a 01 ZX7R and I will never git rid of it. The horsepower should be manageable as long as you are intelligent and take your time. The bike is very heavy and this will help in the beginning because with the tall factory gearing I had to clutch it to get a wheelie. The bike looks awesome from the front. I have the yellow and black version. I race an SV but have always been a Kawi fan. I bought the bike because Bostrom was racing it at the time and it was kawi's biggest factory road race bike before the 10. It's actually pretty roomy for the street. Parts are getting hard to come by but are actually getting cheaper because the bike is no longer made. Let me know if you need links for parts because I have done lots of mods to mine.
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