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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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New to 250's

Just bought my first 250 yesterday. Got a good deal on a crashed 2010 Red 250R. As far as I can tell some new forks, fairing stay, and clip ons and it'll be ready to roll.

I'm not new to bikes, I have a 2010 R6 street bike and a 2009 R6 track bike. The 250 is a project to make a lightweight class racer.

Looking for good information on setup and tricks that others have found to increase adjustability on these bikes specifically suspension.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 07:34 PM
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hello, thinking of building a 250r to race next year myself here in Minnesota but first I have to freshen up my SV650.I just picked up a 2000 250 ninja basket case to rebuild for a bike to throw in back of truck to bring with when I'm out of town working.Looking forward to your updates on your progress.
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This thread is almost two months old, so you may have answered most of your questions already.

But if you haven't: suspension-wise, many upgrade the rear shock to an sv650 shock which is stiffer. A lot of people install Gold Valve emulators in the front forks as well as replacing the springs with stiffer springs, as well as changing the weight of the fork oil that's used.

As far as lowering or raising your bike, can't offer a lot there, if that's what you're looking for.

For the track, you're also going to want to adjust the gearing to optimize acceleration, though I'm sure you know that as a veteran track guy.



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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2013, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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This thread is almost two months old, so you may have answered most of your questions already.

But if you haven't: suspension-wise, many upgrade the rear shock to an sv650 shock which is stiffer. A lot of people install Gold Valve emulators in the front forks as well as replacing the springs with stiffer springs, as well as changing the weight of the fork oil that's used.

As far as lowering or raising your bike, can't offer a lot there, if that's what you're looking for.

For the track, you're also going to want to adjust the gearing to optimize acceleration, though I'm sure you know that as a veteran track guy.
Managed to pick up race tech sponsorship so springs, gold valve emulators, and 20wt oil are in store for the forks, not sure if I'm gonna look into an after market shock made for the 250 or do a budget build with another bikes stock shock. The only worry I have about that is the change in geometry from a taller shock meant for another bike. I have to keep the bikes weight balanced font/rear as equal as possible.

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