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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 10:48 PM
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Really? That's a plus. They had the kits for the 2008-2012 250r's: https://www.kawiforums.com/ninja-250r...made-easy.html

I wondered why they didn't go to that long ago.

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I think I am the only owner of a 300 on here, have any questions for me haha

Personally, I think they should make the 250 a 250/300 forum, since its actually still a 250 in other parts of the world.. The are similar, but not the same like everyone keeps saying... But i would say similar enough to make a 250/300 sub forum..
I expect you to have a 'how-to' written for every imaginable mod for the 300 by this time next week. Sucks being the first. Get started.

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Yes, I agree, but I do neither the factory recommendation, nor a hard break-in but something in between so that by the time I get to 500 miles I am riding it like I intend to, but for the first 50 miles I keep it down to 4000 or 5000 rpms, whatever they recommend. I have 2 650r filters left over from my old bike, so I guess they will work. Triumph uses the same filter for all their bikes too. Makes sense. Got my filters, got my oil, got my stands with the right size pins. I even got room in my garage...now what am I missing?? Oh yes, a bike.
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You are correct there is a spin on oil filter, it is off the front of the crank case right behind the headers. You could easily change the oil with the fairings on, but you will want a stand. With the angle of the side stand your oil would drip down the crank case and land on the down pipe of the exhaust.

The only flaw I seen is I dont like the idea of maneuvering around the HOT exhaust to undo the filter.
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The headers will not stay hot for very long, only a couple minutes after you shut the engine off.

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I expect you to have a 'how-to' written for every imaginable mod for the 300 by this time next week. Sucks being the first. Get started.

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There are no mods available haha

I did remove the front reflectors, and I have a universal fender eliminator kit on order, but it has yet to ship out..

Other than that I am waiting on a set of adjustable levers for my wifes 250, so I will see if those fit the 300..

I still need to compile a list of the front bulbs so I can convert them to LED. No reason to do the tail light as I will get a complete LED tail light when they are released.

There is one 194 bulb inside each headlight, not sure why but I am trying to decided on which color bulb I should put in there. Right now its just a white 194 bulb, I was thinking it might look good if I put orange ones in the because it will look like parking lights on a car?? I just dont know yet though..

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try getting a real bike

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You probably won't need a stand then to change the oil. Here's a trick. Loosen the filter, but don't take it off. Then put a 2 by 4 under your kickstand. That allows the bike to stand almost upright but still a little toward the kickstand. Now you can take off the filter and the oil will go pretty much straight down. Don't bump your bike and knock it over though. BTW, this is the best way to place the bike on the rear stand as well. Use a 2 by 4. Then when you put the bike back down, same thing. Allow the bike to drop down and the kickstand will again rest on the 2 by 4. It's so much easier than trying to hold the bike as you place the rear stand.
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try getting a real bike
Bet you never hear this one... See, the 300 is the same as the 250.

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