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 Posted: Thu May 11th, 2006 02:07 am
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looking at picking up a ninja 250 or 500.  anyone here have one or can recommend a good reliable mainly eco driver.  doing my part ot help the oil shortage.  although returning 13 mill illegals would really help more in my opinion.

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RIKMEISTER wrote:
The Ninja is a Sweet Crotch Rocket....Save on Gas and Get there Quick ...Zoom Zoom !!!! looking at picking up a ninja 250 or 500.  anyone here have one or can recommend a good reliable mainly eco driver.  doing my part ot help the oil shortage.  although returning 13 mill illegals would really help more in my opinion.

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Ninjas are nice bikes. I am riding my GSX-R 750 more and more now that it's nice out. My truck is bad on gas.:(

 

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how is your 750 .  do you like it .  would you buy it again.  how is it on gas.  do you have a cycle too oscar.  i have too many cars and not any really good on gas.  i guess the solstice is the best on gas and it is one of my sons.  so the jag is really the best one i have or the lexus.

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I love the 750. I was actually gonna trade it in for the GSX-R 1000...but i changed my mind. The 750 is pretty good on gas. I would definately buy it again. Several of my buddies have them too and love 'em:) We love crusin'

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i was looking to use it to go to work.  so i  thought the 250 was the most eco one.  but seems most think the 500R is better.  say the front brakes are too touchy on the 250R.  ever hear that.  the 500 is almost double the price of the 250.  and again not as good mileage but not bad.  i only have to drive like 7 blocks to work.  further to the hospital and post though.  thought i could just fill it up like every 3 weeks or once a month since it gets around 80mpg.  how heavy is the 750.  the 250 is like 308 lbs and i think the 500 is like 60 lbsmore.

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looked at the honda rebel but it got bad reviews and has drum brakes and that is stupid in this day and age.  i guess it is really retro in more ways than one.  also 500.00 more.  other choice is suzuki but katania.  but they are lots more and kawa seems to have more reliable and better built bikes.  open to  suggestions from all.

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RIKMEISTER wrote:
You may want to look at the Ducati Sport bikes and the Triumphs are making a Big comeback...both well made,but for reliability the Hondas and Kawasakis are still rated high ! Get a Consumer Guide issue on Bikes...they have all the good and bad of most every bike made...:D looked at the honda rebel but it got bad reviews and has drum brakes and that is stupid in this day and age.  i guess it is really retro in more ways than one.  also 500.00 more.  other choice is suzuki but katania.  but they are lots more and kawa seems to have more reliable and better built bikes.  open to  suggestions from all.

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I drive a CBR 600 F4i.  Had a GSXR 750 and loved it.  Just was affraid of laying it over.  The honda is cheeper to lay over.

Last edited on Sat May 13th, 2006 11:21 am by e.avery

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RIKMEISTER wrote: looking at picking up a ninja 250 or 500.  anyone here have one or can recommend a good reliable mainly eco driver.  doing my part ot help the oil shortage.  although returning 13 mill illegals would really help more in my opinion.
dont overlook dual purpose bikes like the honda 650 or the Kawasaki 650

they are bulletproof reliable and you can go just about anywhere on one while enjoying 50 mpg.They also have a upright seating position thats much more comfortable and the handle just as well in the twisties.

I ride a KTM 625 sxc and its a great hooligan bike that gets great gas mileage!

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AzWatchbroker wrote: RIKMEISTER wrote: looking at picking up a ninja 250 or 500.  anyone here have one or can recommend a good reliable mainly eco driver.  doing my part ot help the oil shortage.  although returning 13 mill illegals would really help more in my opinion.
dont overlook dual purpose bikes like the honda 650 or the Kawasaki 650

they are bulletproof reliable and you can go just about anywhere on one while enjoying 50 mpg.They also have a upright seating position thats much more comfortable and the handle just as well in the twisties.

I ride a KTM 625 sxc and its a great hooligan bike that gets great gas mileage!

 

Lynn.........great to hear from you again!

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yes thanks alot.  i will look at them also. 

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