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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-21-2010, 07:42 PM   #21
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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

Candyman, I see you've got the filters directly on your carbs. I plan on doing the same thing, I live in KS so we get random weather, do I need to put anything over them, like Outerwears?
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-21-2010, 11:34 PM   #22
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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

A friend of mine bought one of those new. Loved that little bike. Can't wait to see the result. I think a single round headlight would look awesome.
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-22-2010, 01:10 PM   #23
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So, it's been a couple days and I haven't been able to DW. I'm learning that waiting on parts sux. Taking this time to do a little research and figure out whats next. Just got a rear shock from a 07 ZX6R off eBay for $35 shipped, should almost be a direct bolt on from what i've seen. Only main thing is modding the undertail to make room for it. Someone had suggested taking a heat gun to the plastic and creating an impression of the top of the shock. Any ideas/methods/advice on doing that? Ordered some front and rear stands plus swing arm spools off the net, should be getting those in mid-next week at that point i'll be able to yank off the wheels, swap out the front wheel for the one I have with the correct disc? Waiting for some last second bidding on eBay tomorrow to finally get a new tank, rear wheel, rear brake assembly, and front seat. My plan is to try and get this thing up and running next weekend if I can get all the parts in time. Budget is getting kinda slim so i'm just going to trim the stock gauges for now and figure out some way to mount them along with some cheap headlights from wal-mart or autozone. Won't be doing much night riding anyone. Last major purchases will be an exhaust and jet kit. Also, do you think i'll need some kind of radiator cover?

Here's a couple of pics that I'm using for ideas.

Jardine GP 1 exhaust (with black header wrap to beed up the pipes ) - I like the way these kind of exhaust look, not sure about the sound tho... Oh well, I figure the louder I am the more chance drivers will notice me..


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Thinking about going the two headlight route, since it's the original setup on my bike and maybe adding a small windshield to house my gauges... Something a little like this.
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Oh well, I figure the louder I am the more chance drivers will notice me..


So you realize that no less than half the drivers you're going to be riding near are probably half asleep at the wheel, right? So what do you think happens when you pull up next to them and they didn't notice you visually, and all of a sudden, they're "awakened" and startled by some jackass ripping throttle at 10K RPM right next to their car?

Not saying you shouldn't do it, but that's not a very good reason, honestly.

The dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life is "loud pipes save lives". All they do is piss people off, and in most cases, make bikers at large look like a giant douche community, thanks to assholes with 95+ci V-Twins and straight pipes less than 2 feet long.

However, if you want loud pipes, that's up to you. Just don't make excuses for it, is all I'm trying to say.

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So, it's been a couple days and I haven't been able to DW. I'm learning that waiting on parts sux. Taking this time to do a little research and figure out whats next. Just got a rear shock from a 07 ZX6R off eBay for $35 shipped, should almost be a direct bolt on from what i've seen. Only main thing is modding the undertail to make room for it. Someone had suggested taking a heat gun to the plastic and creating an impression of the top of the shock. Any ideas/methods/advice on doing that? ...
The guy that did that swap is also a member here I believe. He goes by theduck here I think. He may be able to add some more insight into how that swap went.

The extra front wheel that came with the bike was the original stock one. I assume it was removed because it was damaged, because there is no reason to put an ex500 front on there in place of it otherwise. I'd check it over real good before putting it on.

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Good shit Buckster!Happy for ya mate !

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

One thing to try on the forks is loosen all the pinch bolts after supporting the weight of the bike on jackstands or the like and see if they dont flex there selves straight, if you cant get them straight the triple has been tweaked.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-22-2010, 04:21 PM   #28
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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

i live in perpetual fear of being t-boned by mitsubishi tritons being driven by dumbass islanders. i go with loud pipes. its nowhere near as bad as the retard ricer kids who drop massive blow-off valves into their 20-year-old skylines and cruise up and down mainstreet shifting between 1st and 2nd in order to get their car to go 'psssht'.

go with the exhaust, it looks sick. if all else fails you can make a baffle for it!

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

Never had straight pipes before, but I do like the looks of em. I'm figuring my lil 250 won't be cranking out super deafening db's from the exhaust. But I also don't want that drone sound reminiscent of slammed civics with 3" exhaust and a whopping 106hp!!!
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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-22-2010, 06:47 PM   #30
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Default Re: 08' Ninja 250 - My first bike *Pic Intensive*

Those cheap ebay baffles do a good job of lowering your tone and dropping off a couple dBs. I have one in my midpipe to settle the beast.

Looking good so far! If you want an easy but $$ weight reduction you can drop some weight by going to a lithium battery...

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