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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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New speedo is just a matter of finding one from another bike that you like, twisting on the speedo cable, wiring in the other gauges and lights and accepting that the speed might be a little off.

I used the speedo from a suzuki gz250 for my ex500. It was actually pretty close to accurate too.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-20-2010, 01:39 PM   #12
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That was one major fail of an attempt to put a trashed bike back together... wow. If the advertising was misleading I would have haggled the guy down upon delivery. I understand how it goes though getting your first bike, you just WANT IT no matter what.

That aside, looks like a good project, and lost of potential. I've got an 89 250 that is still going strong, great machines. A couple things: that empty hole on the front brake capiler is the other mounting bolt for the caliper. You WILL need that to ride the bike

That front rim/disc is not stock. Looks like he replaced it with one off an EX500, which is also a 17" rim, and I have no idea if its a direct swap or not. Might want to double check things like spacing, axle size, and caliper alignment. Just to be sure.

As was stated, a little rear axle adjusting should straighten out that pulling pretty easy.

That rear brake resiviour, Unless the bike turned upside down and you lost fluid out of the master cylinder you should be ok. A new cap won't cost you much from the dealer, or eaby for a whole new resiviour.

As for a vision, I would put the stock tail back on (with all the right hardware of course), and find a headlight you like (lots of possiblities there), bar end mirrors, and a siple set of Veypor gauges, make a paintball CO2 can coolant overflow, and call it a day.
Actually I would put clipons on it too. Woodcraft makes expencive clipons, but if you measure your forks and just google or search ebay for say "35mm clipons" (if thats the size).

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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

New ninja has 37mm forks. So you'll need that size clipons.

Unfortunately it's a pretty odd size.

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I was able to find "cafe style clipons" for my 89 250 for about $60. I found them randomly at a local shop and have never been able to find them since.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-20-2010, 05:04 PM   #15
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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

If you do wanna go with clipons check this link

http://www.customfighters.com/forums...ead.php?t=5747

It will give you an idea of where to find cheaper ones on ebay.

Looks like you have a few options:


CBR600 87-90 CL0037

VFR700 86-87 CL0037

Maybe the GS500?

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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

Not bad looking, really...

You did get a title with it, right? I'd be checking numbers, for sure... barring anything illegal, wow. The PO was most likely a friggin squid with little regard for proper riding technique.

In any event, seems like she's better off in your hands anyway. Good luck w/ the build and welcome to CF. There's no turning back now.

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So, thanks for all the info. Between the forums and actually DW, I'm actually beginning to learn alot. Even though my brain seems like it's running in a million directions. I have a general build vision in my head but we'll see how that translates to real steel.

While I was working today I got that feeling that something still isn't right up front. Thanks Candyman for that info on the front wheel. That may be what's causing it, but it seems like the bars aren't straight. Like remember when you were a kid and your handle bar bracket would loosen and your bars would get crooked? Kinda feels a little like that, it just doesn't feel right.

Anywho, time for pics!!!

Ripped out the monstrous factory air box, Pain In The Ass to do, gonna throw on a K&N 0990 Filter. Do I need to put any "outerwear" on it?


Next dropped the coolant reservoir tank and headers. Gonna go with a custom reservoir can and either a GP style exhaust or a CF shorty can.

Also pulled the whole rear brake assembly. Plan on painting the Calipers anyway.


Here is my PoS fuel tank. The seller tried to putty the dent and then paint over it!


So this is how she stands now.



I kind of want to drop the engine out so I can paint it, clean up the frame, then either paint or powder coat the frame. I have really big plans of what I want to do with the bike... But really just wanna get her back out on the road ASAP.

As of now I definitely need the following:
Tank
Front seat
Exhaust
Air Filter
Kleen air mod
Jet kit & Sync
Coolant bottle
Gauges
Some kind of headlights
Front fender
New tires
Thinking about a black and gold accent paint scheme, but it almost seems like everyone is doing it

Future plans would be:
Dirty bars w/ a circular mirror attached to the right side
New levers and grips
Glassed one piece tail similar to stock body lines
All SS lines for breaks and coolant bottle
All extra tabs shaved off frame
Homemade battery so box would have room for trimmed down wire harness
Painted engine and radiator
Painted and cleaned triples
ZX6R rear shock
Frame and Swingarm sliders
Integrated taillight

I think I may just try to get her as road ready as possible, then pretty much rip her apart and rebuild her like I reallly want her to be done over the winter. Hopefully by then i'll actually have some of the right tools and garage room to really DW!
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Diggin right in there man, kudos. Have a look for EMGO filters while you have the air box out of there. They only cost about $10 each, then $10 worth of jets and she should give you an extra pony or two, and open up the area behind the carbs nicely.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-21-2010, 01:30 AM   #19
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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

that is the tiniest frame i have ever seen on a bike. and that exhaust is so spindly!! love it. wrap the headers to beef them up a little.
you know what i'd do with that bike, just looking at the frame? find something like a cb200 tank to really show off that little engine and do a serious minimalistic tail. looking like a good start though!

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Hot damn that bike's been abused. Looks like you're diving in & figuring it out man, do 'er right!

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