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Old April 15th, 2018, 07:53 PM   #1
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Name: Cameron
Location: Nashville/Murfreesboro
Join Date: Apr 2018

Motorcycle(s): 2007 Ninja 250r

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New 250r owner

Just bought a 2007 Ninja 250r. It's in rough shape cosmetically, but runs well enough with 10k miles. Rode it home 30 miles, and the clutch is slipping, there's a very slow coolant leak near where the coolant hose enters the engine on the left side, it probably needs carbs cleaned, maybe a valve adjustment, and cam chain tensioner cleaned/replaced due to some extra noise going on for good measure.

After a little TLC, the plan is to get naked. Minimal/no fairings, wires and electrical parts relocated or tucked away, and maybe after some inexpensive suspension mods and better tires (the ones on it look new, no dry rot, but are date coded 2014 and probably a little hard) I plan to make it a corner carving machine.

Always wanted a light bike for the twisties. My last bike was a 1000cc and fun in a straight line, but this 250 is so much better in the turns. Looking forward to the journey ahead with this thing.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 08:13 PM   #2
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Name: Harper
Location: NC Milkshake stand
Join Date: Mar 2013

Motorcycle(s): 2013 SE NINJA 300

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Old April 15th, 2018, 08:31 PM   #3
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Location: North Central North Carolina
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Cameron, it's good to meet you, and welcome. You're right about the twisties. I'll be taking my 250, and my 1972 H2 and my 1978 Yamaha DT100 to the Dragon in two weeks for the annual 2-stroke meet. Stop by if you can. As I've said before, if you ask about Jim, someone will point you to me, and if you'd rather not meet me, ask for Jim and when someone points you to me, go the other way.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 09:22 PM   #4
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Location: Augusta,Georgia
Join Date: May 2017

Motorcycle(s): 2008 exploited 250r

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Old April 16th, 2018, 06:07 PM   #5
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Location: Ventura, CA
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Old April 16th, 2018, 08:31 PM   #6
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Location: Kingman, AZ
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Motorcycle(s): '08 250R, '14 S1000RR

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Old April 19th, 2018, 06:47 PM   #7
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Location: Northern KY
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Motorcycle(s): 2010 250 (track), 1992 250, 2006 R6 (street/track), 2008 R6 (track)

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Old Yesterday, 04:08 PM   #8
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Location: West Ohio - in the kitchen
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Motorcycle(s): 2013 white 300, 09 KLX 250 SF, 09 thunder blue 250(traded)

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