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Old 12-14-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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250r question

I'm gonna go ahead and ask a question that I'm sure has been answered but here goes.
I was wondering what weight you think would be TOO much for the 250r. I'm leaning towards one for at least a starter bike for the year but I weigh in at around 240 and still want to be able to take it out on the highway and be able to cruise it. And I don't want to be bouncing off of the limiter at ~75 mph. Do you think this would work or am I asking too much out of the little bike, and should I step up a size?
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I am 215 and have taken 250r's to 75ish on highway 105, but I think anyone taking a 250r out on 45 is nuts.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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The little 250 is rated for a max load close to 400 lbs. I'm 225 or so and have no problems on our baby Ninja. I take it to work, 60 miles round trip, and run 45 and the Beltway with no problems. 80 to 85 is more my cruising speed.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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I was at 225, never had an issue. Even rode with someone else on the back (she'll kill me if I put her weight) and didn't have any problems.

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I am 215 and have taken 250r's to 75ish on highway 105, but I think anyone taking a 250r out on 45 is nuts.
Why? Do it all the time. 40 miles to the classroom. Very seldom even get passed.
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I was at 225, never had an issue. Even rode with someone else on the back (she'll kill me if I put her weight) and didn't have any problems.



Why? Do it all the time. 40 miles to the classroom. Very seldom even get passed.
I just don't like having the acceleration power of a mid 90s accord....though I suppose the newest model is a bit faster and could be equated to a later model v6 accord in acceleration.
The other thing I do not like is being blow around the road, and I get that enough on my 600. But that is just personal preference. I know there are plenty of people fell safe and secure on I-45 on small bike.

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I just don't like having the acceleration power of a mid 90s accord.
Ok, point taken. I'll give you that. I have noticed when I'm on the 10, I sometimes use acceleration to get out of problem spots. Can't do that with the 250.
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Thanks guys, hopefully I will have one tomorrow.
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If you're looking for one I have 1 for sale

And yes you can cruise on the freeway no problem...I've been able to cruise about 75 on the freeway 2up no problem. I am 215 and haven't had any problems w/speed on the freeways .
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If you're looking for one I have 1 for sale

And yes you can cruise on the freeway no problem...I've been able to cruise about 75 on the freeway 2up no problem. I am 215 and haven't had any problems w/speed on the freeways .
Haha I was but will hopefully be getting this one today, actually in tminus a few hours. Fingers crossed it all comes out good.

Yours was one of the first things I clicked in the for sale section but there was another down there with 2,200 miles for $3000

If you feel like beating the price then camon wit it lol
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good luck man, wish I could beat the price but I financed so I am looking to at least get the p/o so I can get me another bike.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:13 AM   #11
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Ya your bike is sweet I was just playin with ya. and as in demand as these bikes seem to be right now you should be able to get that pretty quickly I would think. Well good luck with your sale as well senor.
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i know a fella who's gotta be in the low 300 high 275
s+ and he put 9k last yr on a 250.
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we have rode mine two up in the forest @ 99.9 mphwith no problems, my wiehgt 140 his 150
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Really? Were you rocking it back and forth? Was it on a trailer? lol

I didn't know that it would do that. It mustve taken a helluva long time to get it up to speed.
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depends on how hard you get on the throttle, and i bet it's still faster then most cars on the road.
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I've hit 100 fairly easily, at 175lbs. 102-105 @ the redline with favorable conditions all stock. I drive I-45,2920, and 249 frequently with no problems.
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Glad to report it all went smoothly. Tere's a couple of pics after taking a short ride tonight of the bike and gear in my intro thread over here. http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...t=73055&page=2

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