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Old 11-13-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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I feel I can finally say hello because today I just got my first bike

I nice 2009 ninja 250 green If you care I bought it for 1400

I feel excited ima try to practice in my block 5 6ish in the morning..
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:03 AM   #3
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Great bike, great price! Love Kawasaki Ninja 250s ... enjoy the 5am practice ...
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:14 AM   #4
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:48 AM   #5
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:12 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the welcomes and the advice..
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Old 11-14-2018, 12:45 PM   #8
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Hey! Just a quick note for the ninja 250 that you may or may not know: for a semi accurate reading of the fuel gauge, the bike needs to be on its kick stand. I ran out of gas once because I did not know that when I first started on that bike lol
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:31 PM   #9
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:04 PM   #10
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Hey! Just a quick note for the ninja 250 that you may or may not know: for a semi accurate reading of the fuel gauge, the bike needs to be on its kick stand. I ran out of gas once because I did not know that when I first started on that bike lol
Welp thanks for that I had no idea lol.. is that normal for bikes?
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:40 PM   #11
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Welp thanks for that I had no idea lol.. is that normal for bikes?
From what I've seen, a lot of bikes around that time didn't have any fuel gauges at all. But in the case of the ninja 250, they tried to add one however basic it may be. Now more recent bike are coming with much more accurate fuel gauges. Like my sv650, for example, tells me how much gas I have, how many miles I approximately have before empty, etc.

Also another thing I remember: to fully fill the gas tank up, you should balance the bike in between your legs as if you were sitting in neutral at a stoplight. This will keep the gaa nozzle from unlocking too early. Hope that helps!
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:08 PM   #12
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Welp thanks for that I had no idea lol.. is that normal for bikes?
Fuel gauge? I donít think I have ever had one.
Odometer, gas cap, reserve petcock...
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:14 PM   #13
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Welcome and have fun with the new bike! Try practicing in some residential areas or around lake merced. Man, itís been years since I had a ninja 250!
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:32 PM   #14
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Old 11-18-2018, 12:11 AM   #15
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Welcome! I'm in SF and can accompany you on some toodling if you like.
Yea but im too chicken at the moment to even leave my block... I've been working myself up to make it to a walgreens like half a mile from my house.. lol
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