DrBuzz
Post Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:49 am
 Subject: Still around

I try and ride my Gixxer and KLX250sf every other weekend, I rotate every weekend to keep the gas and oil flowing.
CBChop
Post Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:35 pm
 Subject: I've been gone a long time. I remember this forum being a lot more lively.

I loved modding my 04. My daughter rides it now. I recently sniped and eBay auction for a sweet 2007. Hopefully picking it up soon. I am looking forward to modding it and documenting those mods to share here. Ammo can saddle bags, tail lights integrated, communications...
MIK
Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:40 pm
 Subject: :thumbup:

lcgarage2
Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:18 am
 Subject: still going, still "thanks"

"Anyway, I am going to keep this place going as long as I can"

Thanks! My bike has sat for 3 years, getting back to it now and the tech detail here just makes it so much easier. I've thought about other bikes, but few would have this type of support and be such a hard to beat keeper. (Mine is for commuting).
Daryl
Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 9:03 pm
 Subject: Where is everybody!

Arby's hot roast beef sale!

No...ha,ha really this web site and other sites has just met there time with age, I'm now on You Tube and Facebook I just stop in here every once in a while to see if anything has made a move yet. Also don't ride as much, maybe a 1/3 of the mileage I used to ride.
Sunny Fla
Post Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:47 am
 Subject: Checking In

I still have a Ninja 250 but don't ride nearly as much as I used to. I was lucky that I found this place when it was active and there were lots of social activities.
I met many members at the yearly Gap meet and the GRR meets.

Even the massive ADV site doesn't have the traffic it used to have.

I think most people converse on Facebook these days, but that too will pass. Something else will take its place.

But our little Ninja will keep on traveling Smile
MIK
Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:34 pm
 Subject: I hope e-bikes will be practical on Earth

maybe 10-15 years from now. There must be a battery related breakthrough in tech world at some point....

Plus there will be new materials that are lighter and stronger than carbonfiber.
MylittleNinjette
Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:21 pm
 Subject: Riding? No, tweeting?

Even the other board doesn't seem to have a huge amount of traffic, considering there must be even more online riders than when this board was in it's heyday.
And all their hard questions get answered by links to this site; boards make a better library than chat tool.

Yes, lots of ninjettes in the Bay Area. Aside from all the scooters, they must be the most popular motorcycle around the Berkeley campus. I downsized from a 600; I thought, the ninjette is all I need so why buy more bike, insure more bike, fuel more bike, push more bike around the garage, ride more bike?
But it may be my last motorcycle: 20 years from now when it has 75-80K miles, I won't be able to take it to Mars, where I retire and garden the old folks' home pot-plot in Mark Whatney's HAB. They'll have e-bikes there.

Cheer,
Mike
funkshn
Post Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:53 am
 Subject: Ninja 250 plus Medicare

I'm snorting in disbelief even as I type that subject line. But I'm at that awkward age, although the bike seems to be doing just fine. And I still lean over in turns enough to make the tires argue with me.

I don't think I'll ever sell my 2004. I wouldn't get enough for it to make up for the sadness. And I still ride it more often than my SV650.

Maybe we all need to regroup at another forum for some other cool, small bike. Duke 390? BMW 310R? Whatever. We are still around, and we still love bikes
maddevill
Post Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 pm
 Subject: Oh well

Yeah, I'm also on the ZX14 forum. Have found that, as a liberal, or a "Libtard" as I've been called, it's not so friendly there anymore. Seems it's ok to express your views as long as you're a conservative.
MIK
Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:04 am
 Subject: Cycle of life

I don't find it particularly sad. Just the way things are.

OTOH, internet in its current form is barely 25 yo... We see things getting born and die and move fast. Pretty amazing. ...

Anyway, I am going to keep this place going as long as I can. Even if social aspect of it is pretty much dead, technical one is still relevant and hopefully useful.
Greg737
Post Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:47 am
 Subject: With the EX250 it's a combination of things...

The bike gets older, we get older, the market changes, kids are different, etc.

The Pre-Gen was always Ninja250.org's strong suit and 2007 (the last Pre-Gen year model) is now a decade in the past. 2007 was the year I first logged onto this site, when I bought my 2005 EX250, and this website was roaring along with tons of activity. Now, years later, I still have the bike, still love it, it's a long term "keeper" for me.

I know that lonely feeling of having your bike's best website/forum slowly die. Another "keeper" bike I have in the garage is a 1993 Suzuki GSF400. The best forums for that bike are still up on the internet but the activity is all but dead and you can feel the end coming.

My third bike is a 1999 Honda VFR800, which still has a pretty healthy forum following and activity level, but they're getting old too.
JRV
Post Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 pm
 Subject: im here......... kinda

jkv45
Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:51 am
 Subject: Technical Resource

I still try to check-in here regularly, but traffic has slowed it seems.

The Technical Section here is the best anywhere, and I often post links to it in other forums.
maddevill
Post Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:31 am
 Subject: Hmmm

That's too bad. Maybe we can get a new crop of riders to come on here. Out here in the SF Bay Area there seems to be a resurgence in interest in the 250s. Some guys on big bikes are looking at buying them to go back to the beginning and learn more about how to actually ride. We have a guy who has a 15 Z1000 looking at getting a 250 because he is intimidated by his bike. Hopefully things will pick up when spring gets here. I find myself wrapped up in 250 things right now. I'm mentoring a new rider on a 2002 and crew chief for a guy racing a 2009.
MIK
Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:57 pm
 Subject: Many old timers moved on

Not much activity lately. But all information is still all here and of course - http://faq.ninja250.org/

There are other forums out there as well.
maddevill
Post Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:56 am
 Subject: Where is everybody?

So, disclaimer, I ride a ZX14. But I also help new riders get into our sport safely. I have a new friend who I helped find a very clean 2002 EX250. So I started checking out this forum. I like it but he is disappointed that there doesn't seem to be much activity on here. Is this seasonal or is the forum kind of croaking?
It would be a shame for this place to die. Lots of interesting people and proof to the doubters that the 250 can do a lot of things.

Mad

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