Patricia
Post Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:08 pm
 Subject: 1 month anniversary of owning my 2007 Ninja 250 :)

One month ago today, I bought my 2007 Ninja 250 from Craigslist.

I got my motorcycle license in 1999 when I was 19, but stopped riding almost immediately! I decided to re-learn this spring and bought a 2009 Yamaha V Star 250 this past March. Put about 1500 miles on it in 2 months.

I guess I became drawn to the idea of trying a Ninja 250 from reading about their versatility, even for touring; a great bike for shorter riders, too! This past May, I spotted a gorgeous black and red beauty on my local Craigslist and I just had to have it. Towed it home on a rented trailer because I was too scared to ride it home!

I went through a bit of a re-learning curve after attaining "Jezebel" (quite a different feel from my V Star cruiser), but here we are, June 23rd 2019, and I absolutely love Ninja.

-Patricia

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AJinNoHills
Post Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:29 pm
 Subject: Congrats and welcome back to the 2 wheel club

The 250 is an awesome bike, but it will still bite you hard if you become complacent. Take your time getting reacquainted with riding and enjoy your baby. This is the spot for everything you'd ever want to know about the 250, especially Le Classique 88-07.
jkv45
Post Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:17 am
 Subject: Congrats!

Nice looking classic!

If you are not feeling confident, I'd suggest taking a MSF course. It's been a while since you rode, and a refresher wouldn't hurt.

Also check the age of the tires. #1 safety item in my mind. Plenty of older Ninjas have out-dated (sometimes original!) tires on them. While they look ok - they aren't.

The tire's date of manufacture is on the sidewall in an oval like "2609". The first 2 digits are the week of they year (26th week), the last are the last 2 digits of the year (2009). Anything past 4 or 5 years is due for a replacement.
Patricia
Post Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:36 am
 Subject: Yes.

jkv45 wrote:
Nice looking classic!

If you are not feeling confident, I'd suggest taking a MSF course. It's been a while since you rode, and a refresher wouldn't hurt.

Also check the age of the tires. #1 safety item in my mind. Plenty of older Ninjas have out-dated (sometimes original!) tires on them. While they look ok - they aren't.

The tire's date of manufacture is on the sidewall in an oval like "2609". The first 2 digits are the week of they year (26th week), the last are the last 2 digits of the year (2009). Anything past 4 or 5 years is due for a replacement.


I just completed the MSF Intermediate Rider course 2 weeks ago with no issues, and have put on 500 miles on the Ninja so far. I have also replaced the tires, done an oil change, flushed the coolant...
Smile
-Patricia
jkv45
Post Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:25 pm
 Subject: Good to hear!

Patricia wrote:

I just completed the MSF Intermediate Rider course 2 weeks ago with no issues, and have put on 500 miles on the Ninja so far. I have also replaced the tires, done an oil change, flushed the coolant...
Smile
-Patricia

OK - good!

It sounds like you are ready to roll!

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