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Old January 10th, 2022, 12:26 PM   #1
ColoradoCal
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Greetings from Vandenberg

Figured I would finally create an account and say hello! I've been riding for just over 10 years, on a Z1000 for the past almost 6. Picked up a 2012 Ninja 250 and looking forward to getting it running! It won't win any awards for best looking, but I'm looking forward to the small bike life!
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Old January 10th, 2022, 12:31 PM   #2
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Welcome, you're gonna love it! Having come from big bikes, I can say nothing beats the fun of the 1/4-liter
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Old January 10th, 2022, 12:44 PM   #3
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Old January 10th, 2022, 12:53 PM   #4
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Welcome, you're gonna love it! Having come from big bikes, I can say nothing beats the fun of the 1/4-liter
Looking forward to it! Big bikes definitely have their place, luckily they can co-exist with smaller bikes
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Old January 10th, 2022, 01:04 PM   #5
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What year Z1 did you have? I see the mid-2000s on clist out here pretty often, they look like a hoot. Looks like they'd be good for a wheelie or two...
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Old January 10th, 2022, 01:06 PM   #6
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Greetings & Salutations!!!

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Old January 10th, 2022, 01:36 PM   #7
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Hello Calvin, welcome!
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Old January 12th, 2022, 03:33 AM   #8
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downsizing has its advantages, fo' sho'
That is true and 100% correct and I know by experience as well. Once you get it running be careful the 250 has its good and bad moments. I went from a 1000 to a 2008 Kawasaki ninja 250r EX250j and lay down the bike more I ever done in my life because Iím so used to a 1000 cc only because I push myself on the 250 to see how far I can push it, but that me living on the edge of bike riding.
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