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Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk November 25th, 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By InvisiBill
If anyone needs a battery, Amazon currently has...

If anyone needs a battery, Amazon currently has the BTL12A270CW for $125 minus a $45 coupon (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JQWFS7Z/). That's the "upgraded" YTX9-BS replacement, and should...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 9th, 2022, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By InvisiBill
These appear to be using the non-US Ninja...

These appear to be using the non-US Ninja (https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/kawasaki/ninja-125/2019/)/Z125 (https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/kawasaki/z125/2019/) as the basis...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 9th, 2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By InvisiBill
I didn't have 45 minutes to spend watching it,...

I didn't have 45 minutes to spend watching it, then I noticed that half of it was before it actually started. Just figured I'd let others know too.

Maybe I'm just not used to these sorts of...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 9th, 2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By InvisiBill
https://youtu.be/w4ivZR4UJV8?t=1179 to jump to...

https://youtu.be/w4ivZR4UJV8?t=1179 to jump to the start of the actual press conference. It's almost 20 minutes of people just wandering around at the beginning.




My guess is that the "gas...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 1st, 2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 469
Posted By InvisiBill
It's supposed to be 71° here in Michigan on...

It's supposed to be 71° here in Michigan on Friday. My buddy in L.A. was upset that it's going to be a bit cooler there.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 30th, 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By InvisiBill
This is something to keep in mind for the people...

This is something to keep in mind for the people that ride year-round. The way our electrical systems are set up, it's essentially charging any time the engine is running.

A good LiFePO4 with a...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 21st, 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,986
Posted By InvisiBill
I ended up making a whole new post about it,...

I ended up making a whole new post about it, figuring it would be good info to have on hand. Headlight delay relay bypass

It's pretty similar to what you're doing, but simplified a little. If...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 21st, 2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By InvisiBill
Headlight delay relay bypass

While planning a bi-xenon/LED projector upgrade for my EX500, I realized that the stock H4 headlight with its high/low switching between two filaments didn't align very well with a light that uses a...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 20th, 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By InvisiBill
The EX500 comes with unusually soft springs, and...

The EX500 comes with unusually soft springs, and I'm a bigger guy, so I completely agree with your sentiments. A cheap shock like from the NewGen/300 is basically just a respring in this case, but...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 20th, 2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,986
Posted By InvisiBill
I'm late to the party, but the junction box...

I'm late to the party, but the junction box actually has an unused output from the headlight fuse that doesn't go through the relay. It just turns on and off with the ignition. I was going to use...
Forum: Cargo Space October 19th, 2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,882
Posted By InvisiBill
I bought the "Dowco Rally Pack Value" luggage set...

I bought the "Dowco Rally Pack Value" luggage set for my EX500 in 2012. Saddlebags, tailbag, and magnetic tankbag for $130. I think I test-fit the three rear bags once, and haven't touched them...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 6th, 2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By InvisiBill
From what I've read, the NewGen and 300 shocks...

From what I've read, the NewGen and 300 shocks are externally the same, but may have slightly different valving.

The EX500 shock is basically the same as the PreGen, but with a threaded preload...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion September 18th, 2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,752
Posted By InvisiBill
For others who also haven't seen Top Gun in 20+...

For others who also haven't seen Top Gun in 20+ years, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2eoBWZp64s has the runway clip right at the beginning. He's not holding the clutch in the whole time, he just...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 24th, 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 941
Posted By InvisiBill
If you want to spend an extra $20, this one...

If you want to spend an extra $20, this one (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08P5RZK44/) is connected via Wi-Fi to a phone app, and has a 1080p camera while being slightly narrower. It's...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 24th, 2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By InvisiBill
Are you going to have a front wheel and tire too?...

Are you going to have a front wheel and tire too? https://www.ninjette.org/forums/images/icons/icon12.gif I'm not sure what the exact weight distribution is on a Ninjette, but having a second tire...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 23rd, 2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,986
Posted By InvisiBill
Yup, run a fork off one of the 3 yellow AC wires...

Yup, run a fork off one of the 3 yellow AC wires into the junction box to feed the relay. In the OEM wiring, there's a branch between the stator and R/R that goes to the junction box, as shown in...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 11th, 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By InvisiBill
Interesting. For the 400, they recommend the...

Interesting. For the 400, they recommend the BTL09A150CW (https://www.batterytender.com/Battery-Tender-2.5AH-150CA-Lithium-Engine-Start-Battery-w-Smart-BMS) as the standard option (BTL12A270CW...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 8th, 2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 793
Posted By InvisiBill
I used ZX-6R CoPs on my EX500. I got 4 of them...

I used ZX-6R CoPs on my EX500. I got 4 of them with the harness (enough to convert two bikes) for under $25 on eBay.

https://www.invisibill.net/ninja/copout.jpg

It didn't really seem to change...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 4th, 2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
Posted By InvisiBill
For whatever it's worth, I ran into a lean spot...

For whatever it's worth, I ran into a lean spot around 6-7k when I put slipons on my EX500. It would actually sputter like I was running out of gas, even though it seemed fine elsewhere in the range...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion August 30th, 2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By InvisiBill
I've never ridden either, but the Buell's engine...

I've never ridden either, but the Buell's engine is nearly twice the size and puts out twice as much power (34hp/30ft.lb. vs. 17.8hp/13.6ft.lb.). "Performance" consists of a lot of different...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed August 16th, 2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By InvisiBill
Emulators do not allow you to tune low-speed...

Emulators do not allow you to tune low-speed compression without changing the oil.



You're basically just moving the compression holes from the stock damper rod to the Emulator body. It's...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk August 6th, 2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By InvisiBill
From my post on the 500 forum...

From my post on the 500 forum...
Forum: 2013 - 2017 Ninja 300 Tech Talk July 11th, 2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By InvisiBill
On the 500, you could drill and tap a hole for a...

On the 500, you could drill and tap a hole for a drain bolt without disassembling the forks. ...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk May 31st, 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,097
Posted By InvisiBill
I don't think it will be an easy swap. I believe...

I don't think it will be an easy swap. I believe the rotor mounting pattern changed, and the rotor is a different size too. Neither the 250 rotor or the 400 rotor would work with both the wheel and...
Forum: 2018+ Ninja 400 Tech Talk May 23rd, 2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By InvisiBill
If it's already had two oil changes, you...

If it's already had two oil changes, you shouldn't need to do it again at 600mi.



By doing the early oil change(s), the engine is probably a little better off than following the manual's...
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