Welcome Ratlab, do you have any experience with bikes at all? If not first recommendation is gettiong yourself into an MSF course or something similar depending on where you live! Learn how to handle a bike and ensure you are going to like it before taking the plunge and buying a bike.
Having said that, you can't go wrong with the Ninja 250R, it is a great bike to learn the trade on, and also has enough in the tank to keep experienced riders on their toes! D be afraid toask questions, we don't bite........much!!!
Welcome Ratlab. Feel free to refrain from answering any of these questions if you'd prefer to not. let the interrogation begin:
Purpose of bike?
Do you have a secondary vehicle for inclement weathers?
Do you own a motorcycle now?
Have you taken the MSF safety course?
lol, in short, what is your business here?
It's easier to provide you with the info you need if we have the info we need....
Hope you enjoy it here as much as the rest of us do.
30 years exp. street and dirt -trackday coach for let's ride club- used to race-afm-have gsxr1000,triumph thruxton,bandit1200, xr100,crf250and now ninja 250-just trying to pick up some info on what makes a little bike work better and i have a motorcycle license-i'm a dude of 45 years of age -can't think of anything else right now,but if i do i will get right back to you:facepalm:
this is what i did-r&g tail tidy leo vince exhaust-dynojet kit frame sliders racetech front ohlins rear hyperpro steering damper corbin seat swingarm bobbins carbon fiber hugger-bt 003's yosh jack up plates crg levers zg double bubble stainless brakelines and hh pads-do you have to cut the frame in 1/2 to get the carbs off this is the craziest bike i have ever worked on -i know i got retarded with it ,but you only have one go around-good therapy i don't know why but this bike really got me interested in motorcycles again
Easy? no no, the carbs don't come out easy. I've heard from a guy who jetting a bunch of 250's for out 250 production cup that he found the carbs to come out the left side of the bike the easiest. I personally find taking them out the top to be the "easiest", but easy is a very relative term here... It's more like "easy" compared to quantum physics or something... Yea, it's a pain..