Vex's guidelines and observations in the 250r forum - Page 5 : KawiForums.com Kawasaki Forums: Kawasaki motorcycle forums
» Sponsors





» Insurance
Go Back   KawiForums - Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums > On-Road > Ninja 250R
New User? Register - Forgot Password

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-08-2010, 06:30 PM   #41 (permalink)
Ninja Bike Forum Mod
 
03Black636's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: MKE, WI
Posts: 22,253
03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points03Black636 has at least 80,000 rep points
Default

__________________

(((((20,000 and counting.)))))1994 MX-5 with Suspension2001 Silverado Z-71 with boom boom
Quote:
Originally Posted by hafadai
The word "haters" is becoming increasingly more irritating everyday.

We should word filter hating to "disliking what I like" and haters to "people with opinions".
03Black636 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #42 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Beverly, MA
Posts: 247
Phalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep pointsPhalanx has at least 2000 rep points
Send a message via AIM to Phalanx
Default

*round of applause*

I may be a newbie, but these types of issues plague every forum Ive ever been a part of. The search feature is your friend!
Phalanx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2010, 08:02 PM   #43 (permalink)
Moderhater
 
pipedown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pasadena, California, USA 2007 Kawasaki ZX10R
Posts: 60,041
pipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep pointspipedown has at least 80,000 rep points
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuckbear View Post
I have been thinking about pulling the trigger on these.... and I'm pretty sure they'd ONLY work on a 250.... what do you guys think?

I wear em over my leathers with fanny pack while riding my ten at the track.
pipedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2011, 04:51 PM   #44 (permalink)
Jr. Member
 
mjbiren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 9
mjbiren has at least 10 rep points
Default

I left this forum, after a short stay, in part because of all the cruft. But also because of what seemed like a lot of harsh answers to noob questions.

VeX's post about the 250, riding on freeways, cost, and riding in general is spot on. Not that he needs my validation.... This post may help correctly frame potential new rider's mindsets. It's not easy riding safely or choosing the right motorcycle, gear, friends to listen to and ride with....

I love my 250. It gets awesome gas mileage, keeps up just fine on the freeway and everywhere else. I recently geared it down (or is that up?) to reduce RPMs on the highway. It needed a new chain anyway... The only problem with it is I can't take my girl with me....someday I'll size up just for that...
__________________
2004 Ninja 250.
mjbiren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 12:13 PM   #45 (permalink)
I Heart Cheese...
Intermediate Member
 
CaliGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sunny Southern California
Posts: 2,090
CaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep pointsCaliGirl has between 5,000 and 7,500 rep points
Default

I have missed this forum. I'm making a comeback soon
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by skywalker View Post
Arianna Huffington irritates the everliving fuckshitpiss out of me. She makes me want to tape her picture to the faces of infants and punt them off cliffs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slob View Post
I post like I fuck...vigorously and all over the place!
CaliGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 03:29 PM   #46 (permalink)
Powerhungry
 
nevada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Yakima, Wa..... 2005 636
Posts: 34,555
nevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep pointsnevada has at least 80,000 rep points
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliGirl View Post
I have missed this forum. I'm making a comeback soon

you're alive!
__________________
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7452561/


ERIN

PM me for info about contributing to Erins boob job. pics in the link above.
nevada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:06 AM   #47 (permalink)
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 3
GAZI has at least 10 rep points
Default

This is a great post. I am about to buy my 250r and had lots of questions in mind, but thanks to Vex almost all are answered.
Been on the net for 2 weeks and didn't find anything even close to this post.
Just wanted to say thanks for great post....
GAZI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:52 AM   #48 (permalink)
Jr. Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
xtaz_yo has at least 10 rep points
Default

can i ask you a question..? I have a ninja 250r for a month i think and I am planning to do a 1000 miles trip should I worry about something beside my mental issues ) oh i almost forgot I want to do this in 30 hours so not so many stops ...Is the bike ok for this ?
xtaz_yo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 06:20 PM   #49 (permalink)
Intermediate Member
 
Jeff in Kentucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,926
Jeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep pointsJeff in Kentucky has between 10,000 and 20,000 rep points
Default

If you can ride the bike until the gas tank is empty, a long trip is just several of these sections put together.

It would be wise to do an all day trip before doing a 2-day trip, then later a 3-day trip. An interstate at 75 mph will be more tiring than a straight highway at 60 mph, and intersections and corners are more risky as you get more tired.

For safety, if you start to feel tired or thirsty or too hot, or you start to get monkey-butt, stop and rest for awhile. The longer the trip, the longer the breaks will probably get toward the end. For a 3-day trip with riding 10 hours a day, I need a couple of hour long breaks during the last 4 hours of riding, now that I am in my 50s.

A 250 will do 1000 miles in 24 hours, but you will likely be more sore and tired afterwards compared to a heavier bike with a higher quality seat. A lot of people add an Airhawk brand seat cushion for longer trips.

In the 1970s, riders with passengers rode 350cc twin cylinder bikes with an 80 mph top speed across the US. Most people think this is way too small now- the weight of a passenger made it more comfortable with the low quality suspensions then.
__________________
"He wondered what difference any of it would make two hundred years from now- from the book Cyclops by Clive Cussler. They shall beat their swords into plowshares (Isaiah 2:4) They shall beat their plowshares into swords (Joel 3:10) Diapers and Politicians should be changed often- both for the same reason"
Jeff in Kentucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:54 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum