Hello all, just picked up a 2009 250R green/white/black from my boss here in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It has 3040 miles on it and seems to run great. It's had one of the fairings repainted in the past and it doesn't match exactly, but it doesn't bother me. Otherwise, the bike is in great condition.
I just started riding last month, when I took the MSF BRC. I figured I'm not getting any younger and I've always wanted to ride so I said screw it - I'm doing it. I rode the bike home just this past Thursday, which was the first time on public roads for me. Prior to that, I had ridden it 40 miles within our large fenced in storage area. It was a bit alarming for me to see/hear the engine rapped out to 8000+ rpm while cruising on the highway. That's going to take some getting used to but I'll probably just ride this bike around town most of the time anyway.