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Old 01-28-2019, 03:40 PM   #1
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Long story but here is the short version: a friend of mine called me up asking help with his 2006 ninja 250R, that has been parked for over 4 years.
He said he just need it out of the complex apartment, since the management is threatening him on towing the bike.
So I got there and took a look at the bike, to find it pretty rough as it was standing there at the back of the property, and the only thing I noticed missing was the windshield.
So I got it loaded up and asked him how much he wanted for the bike and he said $1 per each cubic centimeters, so $250
I took it to my friend's warehouse and started cleaning it up and I'm very impressed with the bike.
I got it started but it will need a few things before I can take it for a ride...
I already got it a new battery
The gas tank is rusted and will need restoration.
The gas tank cap won't open with the key
Petcock may need to be replaced
Front tire needs replaced
Probably new chain
The question here is... is it worth it? Should I just go ahead and make a Cafe Racer with it? How much is worth it after I get it in riding condition?
Does anyone here has parts for it?
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:51 PM   #2
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there was a member here who cafe'd a ninja and then tried to sell it. the bike was on the market for a very long time. i dont think it would be worth the trouble. if you just get it running and put a windshield on it, you could triple your investment. people are about to be looking for first bikes with their tax refunds.
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there was a member here who cafe'd a ninja and then tried to sell it. the bike was on the market for a very long time. i dont think it would be worth the trouble. if you just get it running and put a windshield on it, you could triple your investment. people are about to be looking for first bikes with their tax refunds.
just my two cents
This is very true! It's hard selling them as cafe racers or street fighters, i've tried with a couple of 2fiddy's and it's just not worth it.
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Old 01-28-2019, 06:39 PM   #4
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Long story but here is the short version: a friend of mine called me up asking help with his 2006 ninja 250R, that has been parked for over 4 years.
He said he just need it out of the complex apartment, since the management is threatening him on towing the bike.
So I got there and took a look at the bike, to find it pretty rough as it was standing there at the back of the property, and the only thing I noticed missing was the windshield.
So I got it loaded up and asked him how much he wanted for the bike and he said $1 per each cubic centimeters, so $250
I took it to my friend's warehouse and started cleaning it up and I'm very impressed with the bike.
I got it started but it will need a few things before I can take it for a ride...
I already got it a new battery
The gas tank is rusted and will need restoration.
The gas tank cap won't open with the key
Petcock may need to be replaced
Front tire needs replaced
Probably new chain
The question here is... is it worth it? Should I just go ahead and make a Cafe Racer with it? How much is worth it after I get it in riding condition?
Does anyone here has parts for it?
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I have an entire Ex500(most of the parts are interchangeable) sitting in a bucket, if you might be interested in some parts shoot me a PM. Tank is bad!
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:22 AM   #5
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If it was me I'd just get it going, clean up and sell it. Looks like it's in pretty good shape right there.
I started with this https://i.ibb.co/9wSt6DW/44198814-10...08423680-o.jpg

and about here now https://i.ibb.co/XLS5B6b/50177593-10...80162560-n.jpg

I know it's not going to be worth a whole lot to sell but it's fun fixing them and seeing them back on the street.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:07 PM   #6
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I have an entire Ex500(most of the parts are interchangeable) sitting in a bucket, if you might be interested in some parts shoot me a PM. Tank is bad!
Thanks! I may need the rear break pedal if you have it.

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If it was me I'd just get it going, clean up and sell it. Looks like it's in pretty good shape right there.
I know it's not going to be worth a whole lot to sell but it's fun fixing them and seeing them back on the street.
I think you are correct. I just got done ordering the Windshield, gas cap, carbs rebuilt kit. I'll work on restoring the tank this weekend. I'm going to try to keep on the low budget to get it in safe riding condition and sale it... who knows, maybe someone will be interested as their first bike for about $1000?
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i dunno if you drilled the cap but this is a good tip for getting the caps off with out drilling which is how I used to do it
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I think you are correct. I just got done ordering the Windshield, gas cap, carbs rebuilt kit. I'll work on restoring the tank this weekend. I'm going to try to keep on the low budget to get it in safe riding condition and sale it... who knows, maybe someone will be interested as their first bike for about $1000?
Yes sir i do. Sent you a PM
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i dunno if you drilled the cap but this is a good tip for getting the caps off with out drilling which is how I used to do it
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If it's anything like my GSXR was after sitting for years, it's likely not the lock mechanism that's messed up but the rubber gasket basically gluing the cap shut.

I used the key to retract the lock and gently used a flat blade screwdriver and rag to pry it open without damaging the surrounding.
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:15 PM   #11
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If it's anything like my GSXR was after sitting for years, it's likely not the lock mechanism that's messed up but the rubber gasket basically gluing the cap shut.

I used the key to retract the lock and gently used a flat blade screwdriver and rag to pry it open without damaging the surrounding.
good tip Jae, thanks
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