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  1. 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R NOT STARTING

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, I am a new rider and I just purchased my first bike, a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R. When I bought this bike, it ran just fine for the first day. It seemed to not want to start at first, but it was most likely because of how cold it was (this is a carbureted bike) or the battery being...
  2. Kick Stand Frame Damage HELP!

    Motorcycle Repair
    I was thinking about purchasing this 2008 Kawasaki ninja 250r with only 4,500 miles hes sorta wrecked it and he states the shift lever is stuck in 6th gear due to the kick stand frame being bent and it wont let it down. Could this be fixed for a reasonable price and would it be worth messing...
  3. Took my first ride on the new bike today. First Ride in 10 years.

    First Bike / New Rider
    After a month of staring at the Ninja in my living room, I decided to take it out to hear the new Vance and Hines slip on I installed. That was supposed to be it. About 1 minute later, I decided to sit on it while it was running. 30 seconds of that and I was pulling the clutch in, shifting into...
  4. Should i get a bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm a 19 year old male college student. I will be paying for my college after I graduate, I currently own a car but my parents pay for it since I pay for my college. I have really wanted to own a bike for years. I would own a Kawasaki ninja 250r since I have not rode a bike before. My question...
  5. I Need Tires For My Ninja 250r. What To Get?

    I have a 2005 Ninja 250r and discovered a nail in my rear tire :mad: Instead of patching or plugging, I have decided to just get a new rear tire. Maybe a front also. I have found 2 kinds of tires that are the right sizes. The Dunlop K630, and the Metzeler Feelfree. Which do you think would be...
  6. I'm new to the forum and beyond new to riding

    New Member Introductions
    I don't even have a bike yet. I went and sat on three bikes todaya Kawasaki ER-6N, a Suzuki Gladius, and a Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The Gladius "felt" the best to me. I would have sat on a Versys, but the salesman said that the seat was 1.5" higher on that bike. I'm only 5'7". So, I was barely...
  7. Just another few first bike questions..

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm just getting ready to buy my very first bike. I've got nothing wrong with the Ninja 250, and I would love to start on it, but I'm very questionable. I am almost 5'11 and 180 pounds, and after sitting on one at the dealership I remember my knees were up pretty high on it. To me it seems like...
  8. 1983 Honda XL250R, problems to look for?

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all, my first bike is going to be a hand-me-down from my father, an '83 Honda XL250R that's been sitting in our garage. It is impeccably clean and has only a few thousand miles on it, but I don't think he has turned the engine on for 15 years. I just brought it out into the sun and...
  9. Your opinion on a 2009 Ninja 250r as a first bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm most likely getting over my head with this, but I felt like asking some more experience guys. I'm interested in a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R: sporty, looks amazing, and not the fastest bike out there. The thing is, I've never been out on a bike. YES, why even ask a question like this, but I'm...
  10. Okay i have a 2005 kawasaki ninja 250r...

    first off i don't know a whole heck of a lot about bikes so b patient with me lol... whenever i start my bike in neutral it will run fine, but after i shift into first and let go of the clutch it will die unless i hold the clutch about halfway... i mean i can drive it but it is very difficult to...
  11. First Bike: Ninja 250R or Ninja 650R? Need advice

    Sport Bike As First Bike
    Hi everyone, im 16 and in MD. I dont have my permit yet, but I will get it very soon. I'm planning to take the MSF course so I can get some experience on bike. Unfortunately, I have very little experience on bike. After I get more experience and get all of the proper documents I plan on buying a...
  12. ninja vs r6 vs cbr

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hi all, I'm about to get my first sports motorcycle. I've been doing some research and narrowed my choices to 3 bikes: new '08 kawasaki ninja 250r used yamaha r6 used mid-90s honda cbr600 Here are my concerns that people told me about each one of these: ninja - fun to ride for about a month...
  13. Ninja 250r high rev

    Hello, i heard that the ninja 250r has high rev while going approx. 65+ mph. I understand it is because this is a low cc motorcycle, but do you think this will have much effect on the mileage life of it?
  14. MSRP of 07 Ninja 250r

    Hey, does anyone know what the msrp of the Ninja 250r 07 and previous years were? I thought they were $3,000 and the 08 was raised $500, but then i see used 07's listed for like $2800 to $3000.