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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2012, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Make ninja 250 faster

Hey how r u guys doing. I got a 2011 ninja ex250. i like to ride a lot with friends. they all have 600's and over. im able to keep up almost everytime. but on the acceleration it laggs. i understand why. i want to modifity it so on my gear changes the take offs r quicker and also to top end it even more. ive gone up to 100mph but i want it to go faster. any suggestions or ideas you guys might have? and i also take ppl on the back once in a while. so that'll help towards thay also. thanks.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DaBlue1 View Post
If you feel you need more horsepower, ask yourself, what exactly do you want the bike to do and how much you want to spend? Sprocket changes take advantage of the HP that's on tap in the stock Ninja. Start there. If that is still not enough, look to spend anywhere from $350-$3000 on upgrades. Want to take off faster? Twist the throttle more. Keep in mind that the fastest, official record holding, & highly modified Ninja running regular gas still only goes 114+ mph in the States.

Because the Ninja is a little shy on the HP side, there's not a lot of power on tap to be had. The Ninja 250 is never going to be a powerful bike. The cost for the extra HP on the Ninja is pretty high for what you get.

Getting more HP, low end power or more top end, is going to be a trade off, meaning that if you want more HP, you lose low-end torque and HP to get there. If you want more low-end umph, you're going to lose top-end speed/HP. Also that great gas mileage you get goes out the window, when you start adding full exhaust, re-jetting and removing the airbox.

Some suggestions on mods for performance gains.

1-5bhp : Exhaust pipe, intake and jet kit.
3-8bhp : Porting, compression increase, cams, performance carbs.
20+bhp : Trade the Ninja 250 for a bigger bike.

Well Said

Do the Jet Kit get the exhaust then learn to ride your Ninja like no other.

I weigh 250# way too heavy to be competitive on a 250 in the straights...yet i have no problems keeping up in the corners .

the Jet kit will make the bike more responsive

with gearing, more bottom end torque will reduce your top speed....
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A great*exchange of information.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 11:19 PM
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Area P full exhaust, jet kit, and tuned = more power

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If all you care about is top speed, get a liter bike, if you care about riding and twisties, master the 250.

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I'm not your mom and I'm not paying for your parts, so do whatever you want with your own bike.
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