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Old 01-15-2006, 08:26 PM   #21
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Top gear on a Ninja 250 @ 4000 rpm is right at 35mph. What's confusing?

I've got one in the garage I'm breaking in now (and yes, it's a pain in the to keep it under 4000).

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Wow, thats crazy, they should break those motors in at the factory instead of putting them on the streets like that.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #22
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that is not my riding jacket ...i just got it from NewEnough...i will have to take some pics...
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:32 PM   #23
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break it in. hold on going to the highway yet, do 200-300 miles AT LEAST around neighbourhood, if not more. and as Brandon said, vary it. higher RPM, lower gear once in a while, high gear high rpm just once in a while... dont do it for long stretches initially.... gradually inrease it. once u r past 500 miles, rip it open big time for like 1 mile or so evry 50-100 miles maybe. i dont think that u ll be running it like 100+mph soon, being a newbie, but maybe u can hv somebody else do that..... if i were u, i wld mess around with it only after 800-1000 miles..
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:43 PM   #24
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... maybe u can hv somebody else do that....best of lck!
haha...i volunteer! i dunno why but i got this thing for ninja 250's, its like a throwback. i got love for the bike that started it all for so many riders...like you princess, lol! i would love to get to rip it wide open on that ninja for you when its ready...just send me a pm...you can hold onto my FZR while i take it for a spin.

what year is it, an '05? i wonder it tops at? maybe 120? 125?
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:30 PM   #25
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haha...i volunteer! i dunno why but i got this thing for ninja 250's, its like a throwback. i got love for the bike that started it all for so many riders...like you princess, lol! i would love to get to rip it wide open on that ninja for you when its ready...just send me a pm...you can hold onto my FZR while i take it for a spin.

what year is it, an '05? i wonder it tops at? maybe 120? 125?
HM ! its an 06... :eh:
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:44 PM   #26
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This is what i found in a 250 forum...this is how this guys broked his in...
Not saying that i will do the same...

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Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:16 pm
How I broke my bike in

I know a lot of us have different views on how the 250 should be broke in. I wanted to share what I did and will let everyone know if I have any leaks around 3000 miles. Changed the oil at 50 and 200 miles. Kept her around 4k up to 200 miles. From 200-600 miles kept her between 4-6k. At 600 mile service I had the 15 tooth installed. From 600 to 1000 miles I rode her around 6k taking her up to 9k at times and letting off so the back pressure could work on the rings. I think I've done a good job on seating the rings, we will see how the main bearing holds up. Had a great ride today the weather was perfect in full gear.
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Old 01-16-2006, 10:46 AM   #27
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:02 AM   #28
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break in a bike the way you are going to ride it. IMO, just dont red line it often and dont ride/hold at constant RPM's. you dont have to take the bike back to dealer cuz all they are going to do is tighten up some bolts and change your oil.

i strongly recommend you visit a 250 or 500 ninja message board and read some of their sticky's or just do a search.

and the real reason they tell you to change the oil at 500-600 miles is not becasue its thin or "special oil" gor break in period BUT becasue you will alot of metal shavings that grind off in a new engine and replacing the oil flushes it out.
Atleast someone knows what they are talking about. That is the samething they do with cars. So in other words you can take it anywhere to get the same thing done, and you can save a little money taking it somewhere else also. I would have to recommend Motorcycles Unlimited. Just give them a call and they will take care of you and give you a price over the phone so you know what you are looking at spending. But for sure ride it like you are going to drive it. Don't go red lining it and racing it just yet but you can run the rpm's up. Just don't hold it at a steady rpm. Fluctuate it a bit while you are riding it. My advice would be to do it down a freeway not in stop in go traffic.
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Hey Princess! Congrats on your new bike!! Along w/ what everyone else said, I did my first oil change at 500, then 2k, and every other 3k. Once you start riding it more, don't forget to lube your chain. I rode my bike a lot when I first got my bike - I was having a blast! But w/ the cold weather, work and drinking , I've cut my riding down lately. Oh, and I painted my bike pink last week.. I will post pics when I get a chance.
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Oh, and I painted my bike pink last week.. I will post pics when I get a chance.
oh, i HAVE to see that!....
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Hey Princess! Congrats on your new bike!! Along w/ what everyone else said, I did my first oil change at 500, then 2k, and every other 3k. Once you start riding it more, don't forget to lube your chain. I rode my bike a lot when I first got my bike - I was having a blast! But w/ the cold weather, work and drinking , I've cut my riding down lately. Oh, and I painted my bike pink last week.. I will post pics when I get a chance.

OMG you are my hero ....GUUUURLLL PIiiiiNK ! HUH !!! i got to see that...pls pls post some pics....
thanks for the advice....
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:54 PM   #32
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Aside from performing the standard 500 mile oil change break in procedures vary.
There are 3 camps. One is the nice and easy you don't want excessive wear on parts that haven't properly heat cycled and had a chance to make their grooves. The second camp is run it hard in order to get the piston rings to make the best seal, prevent blowpast, and therefore create the most power. Final camp is a mixture of the two which is where I sit.

The advice is that every once in a while you run the bike under full throttle (if its your first bike remember to put your weight forward or you will flip yourself off the back) all the way to the redline in about 2 gears then go back to the putting around.

Of course if you intend to own this bike for a while, don't want to be rebuilding the motor, and don't mind losing the small amount of horsepower possible go towards the easy side. Tend more towards the opposite side if you are thinking otherwise.
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