LOL well I am currently at 189 myself (5'9" tall) and would love to lose 20-30 myself.
It never hurts to be as light as possible when rockin the 250..
the bike will like you a lot better.
I have come to terms with the possibility of dying while riding, life has a 100% death rate. I would rather live having fun and end up dead in a motorcycle crash than never do anything fun because it's dangerous and I might get killed. No one makes it out alive anyway. - From a friend on another forum, used with his permission.