new rider 09 250
just bought a 09 250 from my friend, all black, for $1500. it has 20,000 miles and he fell on to the right side of the bike, some minimal damage to the fairings, the exhaust pipe, broken right mirror, other minor stuff.
im a new rider never rode before, been riding for the past 4 weeks and i love it.
now, on to a few questions;
my clutch lever is a little loose, moves up and down and a little bit on the pull but engages and disengages good. could it be worn out? because it seems that it is tight by the bolts and what not.
i ride it around town and i got around 150 miles for a full tank, and i push her hard at times, and i heard that these bikes get around 250-300 mpt but when i filled up full it didnt show full on the meter, could it be that its not accurate?
i was told i HAVE to downshift when slowing down to a stop. as opposed to stopping and then downshifting all the way. i have started downshifting all the time just to be safe but it still jolts even if i snap the throttle to match rpms.
thats pretty much all i have for now, im very happy with this bike, i was told that the 250 is too slow even for a beginner but to be honest, off the line this machine knows how to pick up speed QUICK. i realize once it gets to 80 it doesnt pick up speed as fast. i did get it to 95 on the highway and the only scary part was the wind. i like it, its nice, quick, and a well working chick pickup.
Last edited by Frenzirider; 05-20-2013 at 11:04 AM.