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Old 10-04-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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I am so ready to upgrade.

It's been 6 months and ~6,000 miles on the 250. I am so ready to move to a 600. I've never felt so limited.
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this is why I'm not a big believer/preacher about starting on a 250....a katana or something "mild" yes, but a 250....not for me....never took the MSF either
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what are you thinking about getting since dude beat you to the 636?
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this is why I'm not a big believer/preacher about starting on a 250....a katana or something "mild" yes, but a 250....not for me....never took the MSF either
if you buy a 250 used you can easily put a few thousand miles on it and barely lose any money. i think starting on a 250 makes you a better rider. i kind of regret i didnt do it
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How about you keep the 250 for the streets, buy the 600 Honda Trackbike I have and then work your way up from there
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Well I would be buying a 600 to do trackdays pretty much and to go on rides (like jimmys). Hmm I'll PM you.

I was looking into a zx-6RR but its quite expensive.

I've rode Squanto's R1 a few times, but never really rode a 600.

I know I'm ready to move up, that's why I said I am limited, as in, I'm limited with what I can do because of the bike.
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this is why I'm not a big believer/preacher about starting on a 250....a katana or something "mild" yes, but a 250....not for me....never took the MSF either

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Well I would be buying a 600 to do trackdays pretty much and to go on rides (like jimmys). Hmm I'll PM you.

I was looking into a zx-6RR but its quite expensive.

I've rode Squanto's R1 a few times, but never really rode a 600.

I know I'm ready to move up, that's why I said I am limited, as in, I'm limited with what I can do because of the bike.
one of the most uneducated comments ever................
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I had about 2-3 weeks of dirtbike riding experience before I got on the 250. I took MSF and bought all the gear. I really only did all that at first because I was 17 and my parents made me but now I'm glad I spent the extra money to get the nice stuff and the smaller bike.

and why was that uneducated?
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I think hes asking why are you so limited?

250's can do alot that bigger bikes cant...

Unless you are in a strait line speed contest, you arent very limited.
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because a pro ride can take a 250 and still beat almost anyone on a 600. if you havent ground the pegs flat on your 250 like my buddy who's been riding his for 2 years you havent maxed the bike out yet.
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I think hes asking why are you so limited?

250's can do alot that bigger bikes cant...

Unless you are in a strait line speed contest, you arent very limited.

+1

As far as trackbikes.. Heck, a lot of us are discussing 450 singles for track bikes, and even the new Kawi 250 for CMRA. w00t!
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Yeah it's fun and all in the curves but I can't keep up with anyone on rides, and it's annoying riding 90mph on the highway with everyone else while I'm sitting there in 6th gear at like 11k rpms...
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^take that 250 to the track and punk on some 600's before you sell her. My .02
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Yeah it's fun and all in the curves but I can't keep up with anyone on rides, and it's annoying riding 90mph on the highway with everyone else while I'm sitting there in 6th gear at like 11k rpms...
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I'd love to take it to the track. I just have to do a lot of work to it before I do. All the little on it adds up :\
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Dejavou. When my average RPM was 11-13K on rides and I kept redlining the poor thing constantly, I upgraded. I was also at 6 mo with 6,000 miles so I know where you are coming from.

A big factor was confidence, I started hearing imaginary noises my bike was making, felt brakes failing when they probably weren't, etc. At that point, I knew I had to get a different bike. If you don't enjoy it anymore, there is no reason why you should stick to it.

You will be blown away by riding a bigger bike though. The difference is amazing and the first couple of months, I almost felt like having to learn to ride all over again. The jump to the VFR was too extreme. I wish I had gotten an R6 or a Ninja 650, another light bike. So, don't go all out and get a 1K or so or some huge bike. The VFR was a good deal and now I love her but it was a huge adjustment.

GL finding another bike!
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Dejavou. When my average RPM was 11-13K on rides and I kept redlining the poor thing constantly, I upgraded. I was also at 6 mo with 6,000 miles so I know where you are coming from.

A big factor was confidence, I started hearing imaginary noises my bike was making, felt brakes failing when they probably weren't, etc. At that point, I knew I had to get a different bike. If you don't enjoy it anymore, there is no reason why you should stick to it.

You will be blown away by riding a bigger bike though. The difference is amazing and the first couple of months, I almost felt like having to learn to ride all over again. The jump to the VFR was too extreme. I wish I had gotten an R6 or a Ninja 650, another light bike. So, don't go all out and get a 1K or so or some huge bike. The VFR was a good deal and now I love her but it was a huge adjustment.

GL finding another bike!
Thank you. And I really don't want a liter bike. The times I have rode them, I was uncomfortable because I was constantly breaking the speed limit in 1st gear because I'm so used to going full throttle everywhere on the Ninja.
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tell your friends to slow down for you! lol

Yeh, a 250 for freeway riding is a bit of a chore....but technically, you shouldnt be trying to 90mph anyhow lol
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Thank you. And I really don't want a liter bike. The times I have rode them, I was uncomfortable because I was constantly breaking the speed limit in 1st gear because I'm so used to going full throttle everywhere on the Ninja.
THAT was one of the problems I had. I was so used to go 'Waaaaaah' shift 'Waaaah' shift 'Waaaah' shift to even make it to 40 mph, lol. It really got on my nerves. I personally just didn't want any high revving bike anymore after that period. On the VFR, you sit there and go 'waahhhhhh' really smooth and are at 30 mph and it is such an enjoyment. I felt like I could finally relax.
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