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Old September 17th, 2022, 06:34 PM   #1
Zpatton
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New biker and Ninjetter in TX

Hello all I'm Zach!

Great to have found this place. Probably the single most active and helpful Ninja forum I have come across since searching for some answers in the past week.

Spent some time in the Army, going back to school at University of North Texas for a Liberal Arts Degree in History and hope to be a history teacher soon. Also a single full time dad to two squirts who drive me crazy lol. That was one reason for the bike.

Other main one is I commute about 100 miles a day, maybe more.

Anyway I bought a 2008 Ninja 250r with about 23k miles on it. It needs some work (was not as advertised) but I think I can get it up to par with some help on here. I'm not an electrical guy thats for sure. I can do nuts and bolts type of mechanical work but man, when it comes to things like these carbs and petcocks I am totally lost in the sauce on how y'all can get that stuff done.

Apologies for droning on, but yeah, that's me in a nut shell.

Here’s my project thread https://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=384209

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Old September 17th, 2022, 06:53 PM   #2
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Zpatton! Glad to have you aboard...
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Old September 17th, 2022, 07:54 PM   #3
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Glad you’re here. I think we’ll have you up and running soon enough. Just let us know where we can help!
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Old September 17th, 2022, 08:19 PM   #4
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Welcome, you'll be knee-deep in carbs and petcocks before you know it! It's not all that hard, and you have a great bike to learn with.
100 miles a day? I had a commute like that, did it on 2 wheels for almost three years. Never had an incident, but saw some crazy stuff, near misses etc. Now I just ride canyons for fun. Get good protective gear; those two little squirts are the most important thing in the world.
History majors run in my family. Props to you for teaching, inspire the spirit of learning within every student!
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Old September 17th, 2022, 08:33 PM   #5
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Greetings & Salutations!!!

Let's see some photos if your bike!
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Old September 17th, 2022, 10:03 PM   #6
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Greetings & Salutations!!!

Let's see some photos if your bike!
I posted a whole thread about this project which contained pictures but I guess itís still waiting for moderator approval.

In the meantime hereís what it looked like last weekend when I bought it.

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Old September 18th, 2022, 12:21 AM   #7
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ah, very cool!!!
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Old September 18th, 2022, 08:54 AM   #8
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Welcome! Love the green!
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Old September 18th, 2022, 09:41 AM   #9
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Welcome! Love the green!
Haha well youíre one of the first. Iím actually going to paint it. I just need something low key for now. The fairings themselves arenít damaged but some of the tabs for the screws are, so after watching some DIY YouTube videos Iíve started painting them gloss black.

Later on when I have more time and more funds for cosmetic work on the bike Iíll get new fairings.
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Old September 19th, 2022, 10:58 AM   #10
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I love me some bright colors. Husband laughs at me because I care about color and am not happy with the "usual" colors- black, red, blue. I want to stand out, dangit!
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Old September 19th, 2022, 06:40 PM   #11
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I like bright colours too. How about this?

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Dude. I'd actually consider it....
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Old September 20th, 2022, 10:01 PM   #13
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I've found my next colour scheme!!! Saw this in red and really liked it, so I re-coloured it in yellow! Mine will have yellow rim-tape. Whatcha think?

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Old September 21st, 2022, 10:54 AM   #14
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Looks like a fun scheme!
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Old September 21st, 2022, 08:09 PM   #15
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Amazing how quickly things can go off topic around here haha!
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