Hello fellow ninjas and ninjettes. I'm sam from georgia and i've been building my own ninjas for a year now. I've got a 2001 spliced with a 2002 frame that me and my father built this summer. Everything from carb work to air pressure in the tires. We took a basket case of a 250 and bought a 02 ninja that had been wrecked but sitting for 10 years. The engine had less than a thousand miles on it. We bought it for about 200 bucks and took it back home and combined the new engine with the already pre-existing frame and plastics we bought earlier. So after that i started riding and learned from my father. We then went on to buy a 2008 lambo-orange paintjob ninja 250 with a completely blown engine for about 1,050. Continuing our addiction to mechanic work on the 250's we bought another engine for 500 and built a beautiful bike. It's always useful to be on a forum with fellow builders and riders. hope to help and be helped in the near future. Have a good day ninjas.