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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a 2005

Just bought my first bike found a nice deal on a 05 and bought it. So far i haven't got a chance to really ride it due to fixing up the body and touching it up a bit.

So any advice for a new rider and a new ninja owner?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 07:46 PM
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Find and take a MSF course. Ride within your limits. All the gear, all the time. Full-face helmets only. Do some reading on http://faq.ninja250.org for 250-specific stuff.
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definitely check ebay for parts. Since this is an older model, you can find nearly every part on ebay. Don't know how new of a rider you are, but like the above post says you should definitely take an MSF course and keep practicing the skills you learn. Wear all your gear

As you just got the bike and it's 7 years old, I'd recommend changing the oil right away. You can learn how to clean the carbs as well. You should also lube the chain. Those are three fairly easy things and, except for the carbs, things you'll have to do pretty often anyway. If the bike still has the stock tires, I'd recommend replacing those with either Kenda's or Pirelli's, or really anything except for the stock. You may think you like the stock Dunlop tires, but trust me once you change them you'll notice a world of difference in grip and driving ability.

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definitely check ebay for parts. Since this is an older model, you can find nearly every part on ebay. Don't know how new of a rider you are, but like the above post says you should definitely take an MSF course and keep practicing the skills you learn. Wear all your gear

As you just got the bike and it's 7 years old, I'd recommend changing the oil right away. You can learn how to clean the carbs as well. You should also lube the chain. Those are three fairly easy things and, except for the carbs, things you'll have to do pretty often anyway. If the bike still has the stock tires, I'd recommend replacing those with either Kenda's or Pirelli's, or really anything except for the stock. You may think you like the stock Dunlop tires, but trust me once you change them you'll notice a world of difference in grip and driving ability.

Post some pics of the bike!
I'll try to get some pics up soon, as for the MSF course i am looking at around my area and they are full up until october, I have ridden atv, dune buggies, go karts, etc and also fixed some so i am sorta similar with driving just not using as a main transportation unit. My dad used to drive a lot too when he was younger so he teaches me every now and then.

The bike seems really clean the bike is from Nyc and was kept in a shop and was tuned up every so often so it seems the engine in good conditions mainly working on the body but need to wait for some parts to come in.

Im looking into getting gear for it tommorow hopping to get all my equipment so i can get the permit and start practicing on the street. Only thing i am nervous about is the vision part, i passed 5 years back for my driving test but had difficulties so i don't really want that i wear glasses on my updated license even tho i do wear them when i drive.
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cool, man. The bike looks to be in great condition from what I can tell in the pics. What problems are you having with the upper fairing? Are you missing the mirrors or are they just not in the pictures?



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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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Congrats on Purchase! ... You will notice that this bike is VERY easy to learn on (the throttle is so forgiving). Good choice in bike as far as first timers go. The MSF course in my town is also completely booked until August. (But October?! :O )
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How much did you have to give ? I love silver Ninjas !
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