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Old 11-13-2008, 12:10 AM   #1
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I told her that I would discuss this with you guys. I'm interested in "uping" my cc's.. from my ninja 250. I've put on 13k miles on it since dec, so I figure I've done my fair share of miles on it. I have full respect for it, and would be fine on it for a while, but I'm interested in getting a Ninja 650. I really like those bikes. Since forever I've proclaimed the beauty of starting on a 250 to my wife and how it would make me safer..... SOOOOO

I told her I would seek your convincing arguments..

WHY WOULD I BENEFIT from getting a 650 vs a 250? She needs solid facts (and I'm sure you guys will provide a few laughs)....,.. help me out, since I know there are really no solid reasons I have to switch, I just want to . I'd like to ride to San Antonio without dying and screaming the engine the entire time. She told me that "getting a bigger set of cajones" isn't a reason enough to upgrade.

HELP ME CONVINCE!

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Old 11-13-2008, 12:11 AM   #2
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13k on a 250?

wow, you have patience!
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:14 AM   #3
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let her know with a little bit bigger bike you guys can ride together comfortably... thats how my dad got a new goldwing haha
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:16 AM   #4
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also, if guys know you have a bike that can keep up with em..

they'll wanna ride more

which means more safety

which means she still has a husband
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wow 13k on a bike that can be outrun by a Honda Accord....I like riding 250s, just not on the same road that cars go above 50 on. To me that takes some really big to do.

I think that for equal riders the larger, faster and more noticeable 650 will be a safer smarter choice for all around riding.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:20 AM   #6
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I just upped to a 650 from a 250cc (rode it for a bit over a year). I commute daily 70 miles round trip, so it was a no brainer. Being able to keep up with traffic on the highway and get around sticky situations was my biggest reason. Plus, by running that 250 with a wide open throttle wasn't good for the bike. I think I was killing it.

It's time to move on. Get your bigger bike- and surprise you wife by giving her your 250 and MSF for Christmas.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:33 AM   #7
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The 250 is a good starter bike, but that is what it is, a starter bike. Now it is time to step up. Nothing wrong with selling your bike for almost what you paid for it, and getting something more reasonable for your needs.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:41 AM   #8
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The 250 is a good starter bike, but that is what it is, a starter bike.
. I love my 250. Been riding it more than the 10R lately. And the majority of it on freeways btw.

Looking forward to the Limited Edition Green/Black for 2009.

But anyway...........back on topic...................why are you convincing her of anything? Tell her to learn her place, that you're getting a new bike.

Just tell her you're having a midlife crisis and you've decided you can either get a new bike or a girlfriend. Let her pick.

Either way, you win.
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. I love my 250. Been riding it more than the 10R lately. And the majority of it on freeways btw.

Looking forward to the Limited Edition Green/Black for 2009.

But anyway...........back on topic...................why are you convincing her of anything? Tell her to learn her place, that you're getting a new bike.

Just tell her you're having a midlife crisis and you've decided you can either get a new bike or a girlfriend. Let her pick.

Either way, you win.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:01 AM   #10
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Tell her you would like her to be able to join you in your enjoyment and you are giving her the 250 and getting something a little more "manly" for yourself!!

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Old 11-13-2008, 01:03 AM   #11
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I have the Ninja 650R. It is a great bike to have for two riders. I'm very glad I got this bike because it does have the power to get you out of tight situations. If anything, give her the 250 and pick the 650 up for yourself. When she doesn't feel like driving the 250, throw her on the back of the 650.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:18 AM   #12
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you guys are funny! keep it rolling. I'm up for the totally preposterous and the serious.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:28 AM   #13
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Because...you would look GREAT on my bike

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Cool dude, you did the right thing by starting out with something that wasn't going to kill you. A 600 is by no means a widowmaker either, it is actually a respectable starting point for new bikers (vs 1000's and 1300's).

IMO, you started slightly below the game, now it's time to move to right where you should have been all along. You earned your cred by putting in your newb time with respect.

It aint about cajones enhancement, it's about loving what you're riding.
You've outgrown the 250. Move on up!
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:51 AM   #17
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I'm working on it. You guys are hilarious.
How about not pulling up to a gas station full of bikers and knowing that someone is thinking, "great starter bike."
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Old Style 250 vs New 650


Still should be able to get 50+ mpg

Easier/safer when passing

Less frequent valve adjust so lower overall maintenance costs.

Better suspension equal more control over bumps.

Better brakes along with suspension equals more controlled faster stops.

More upright riding position equals more comfort.

Better for 2 up due to power, suspension, brakes.

More choices for tires.

Fuel injected so no choke to worry about.

Heavier equals smoother on the highway.
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But anyway...........back on topic...................why are you convincing her of anything? Tell her to learn her place, that you're getting a new bike.

Just tell her you're having a midlife crisis and you've decided you can either get a new bike or a girlfriend. Let her pick.

Either way, you win.
Just to be clear, neither of these arguements will work. Bringing a new bike home and saying "look what I got!" does not go over well either. Ask me how I know. I do still have the bike, though.

Note to self: Challen is not married, and all his advice should be taken with a grain of salt.
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