Modifications - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Norfolk, VA, USA
Posts: 6
Modifications

I am new here and am fixing to purchase a 2010 250r. I am already thinking about mods. As this is my first bike I was trying to understand what the significance of the different modifications was and how exactly they work?

Any info or links that might help explain this would be much appreciated.

thanks
D'Cypher
D'Cypher2301 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 03:52 PM
Moderator
 
minichris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Unknown
Posts: 594
First of all welcome. I suggest you search and sift through the existing threads as modifications is a very broad subject. There is plenty of helpful info and knowledge in there. If you have more specific questions then please ask

minichris is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 08:32 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fairfax, Va.
Posts: 5
Congrats! - Tire Upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by D'Cypher2301 View Post
I am new here and am fixing to purchase a 2010 250r. I am already thinking about mods. As this is my first bike I was trying to understand what the significance of the different modifications was and how exactly they work?

Any info or links that might help explain this would be much appreciated.

thanks
D'Cypher
As mods go, no one mod will give you the most bang for your buck then new tires. Understandably to keep the msrp down, the stock rubber is the cheapest available so getting better rubber is almost a must, especially for beginners. I have Michelin Pilot Road-2 160/60/17 rear and 110/70/17 front. Yes 160s on the rear and with no mods what so ever. As long as you stay with 60s for the profile, you will be fine. All I had to do was move the chain guard back half an inch but that was it for mods. No loss in performance of any note but being such a light bike, I get much better acceleration/deceleration traction, shorter stopping, and stability at higher speeds. 40 mph feels like 20, 60 feels like 40, 80 feels like 60. Remember, 0 to 60 is optional but 60 to 0 is mandatory. New rubber was the best money spent, seriously. I will post pix when I get a chance. Welcome to the brotherhood dude, and ride fun and safe!
jwkmach1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-26-2011, 09:26 AM
Moderator
 
minichris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Unknown
Posts: 594
^ What rubber came on your bike? IRC roadwinner? Bridgestone BT45? I haven't heard good things about the IRC; however, the BT45 is a decent tire and very suitable for new riders.

-To the newbies thinking about "cool looking" over sized tires please be aware of what is going on. The ex250 has a 3.5" rim. The 160/60 was made for a 4.25" rim. The tire must be "pinched" onto the smaller rim contorting the tire shape from which it was designed. "Pinching" a tire on to a smaller rim is a hazard and does void warranties.
-Performance is affected. Turn in is affected in 2 ways. By the larger tire size and the lengthening of the wheelbase. The larger tire also adds additional unsprung mass.

minichris is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
modifications

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome