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Old 08-16-2006, 05:28 AM   #11
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Default Re: Ninja 500 Aftermarket Parts?

Well I'm in FL right now touring swamps. I collected the boy from the ex.



I'll be in Charleston in a few weeks. You can fly out and we can tour civil war monuments.
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Old 08-16-2006, 06:50 AM   #12
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Default Re: Ninja 500 Aftermarket Parts?

I guess you're the expert on that subject.
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Old 08-16-2006, 07:09 AM   #13
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a lot of people race 'em now... both the 250 twins and 500 twins class in AFM are huge



it's a fun relatively cheap way to go racing
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:24 AM   #14
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Nice bike. It was my first bike. Do a search on Ex500. You will find a lot of resources as they were a popular track and club racing bike.



Don't expect to get much more speed out of the thing...Just learn to ride it, and maintain it. Take it a few track days. You'd be surprised, but you may even pass a 600 or two.



Then, when you feel confident, upgrade to a 600 if you really want to scare yourself.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:06 AM   #15
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Default Some reasons why Ninja 500 is a good choice.

Hey if it is this guy's first bike then it's a good choice.. Maybe buying a used one would of been a better choice. However, in the Seattle market used 500s are hard to find... If you read some of the other posts it a great cheap racer as well... It is also cheap to insure and the people I have known that had them loved their Ninja 500s...
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:40 AM   #16
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Default Re: Some reasons why Ninja 500 is a good choice.

Never said it was a bad choice. I just asked why he bought a new bike and wants it to be faster right out of the box. If he wanted a faster bike, then just buy a faster one and be done with it instead of messing around making a slow bike a little less slow.
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Old 08-16-2006, 11:56 AM   #17
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I think it's because that's just what we do. I'll bet most liter bike owners start looking for ways to get a few more horsepower out their bikes as soon as they get them home, even though they're already way faster than anyone needs them to be. It's a way of making it yours.
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:10 PM   #18
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Default Newsflash: Ninja 500 is fast

I suspect the only reason it feels "slow" to you is you don't know how to ride it yet.



The more time you spend tuning the nut between the handlebars and the seat, the faster that little bike will become.



Rather than spend money on pipes and lighting kits, take some track days, maybe a riding school, and before you know it, you'll be riding around the outside of 600s.
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:43 PM   #19
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Default Re: Ninja 500 Aftermarket Parts?

I'm a noob and not lookin 2 kill myself with superbikes yet. I heard ninja 500s are good beginner bikes and I do like it. I'm not trying 2 beat a zx-14, I was just curious about getting a bit more juice out of what I have.
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:44 PM   #20
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It doesn't feel slow. I was just wondering if it is possible to squeeze anything else out of it. I'm a noob/squid and haven't even tried anything stupid or maxing out yet. Just asking for some friendly advice...
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