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Things to know before you buy a motorcycle

Icon_mini_members.gif What protective riding gear should I have?

Icon_mini_members.gif Should I take an MSF course?

How much does it really cost to own a motorcycle?

What do I need to know about insurance?

Why sportbikes are NOT beginner bikes

What do I need to know about buying a used bike?

Can I import a motorcycle into Canada?

I want to get a bike but I don't know the "process."

I want to get a bike but my parents won't let me.

How can I haul my bike on a truck/trailer?


Thinking about a Ninja 250

What is a Ninja 250?

What kind of performance can I expect from a Ninja 250?

Can I get some stats/specs for the bike?

What kind of gas mileage can I expect?

Am I too big for this motorcycle?

Am I too small for this motorcycle?

Is it a good investment; will it retain its value?

How long will a Ninja 250 engine last?

Used ex250 price calculator

Shouldn't I consider a bigger bike? Won't I want a bigger one later anyway?

How does the EX250 handle freeway riding?

How does the EX500 compare to the EX250?

What about the ZZR250; how does it compare?

Comparisons and Reviews of the EX250

I have a 1986-1987 model. What's different?

Icon_mini_members.gif Ninja 250 links

Just bought a Ninja 250

living with the bike

technical info/maintenance

First days: Living with a motorcycle

Motorcycling flowchart: Not becoming a statistic

Icon_mini_members.gif What are some good riding techniques?

I want to improve my riding skills. What exercises can I do?

I can ride just fine after a couple beers, right? Right??

Icon_mini_members.gif What is the meaning of some of this bike vocabulary I'm hearing?

What do I need to know about keys?

How do I wash the bike?

I am having trouble putting my bike on its centerstand...

My bike jolts forward when I put it in gear after first starting it; is this normal?

How far can I go after putting the fuel petcock on "reserve"

What are those tubes hanging down from the bike for?

Should I use the side prop or centerstand when I park?

Why does my gas tank sometimes whine when I stop?

My bike was wrecked but it wasn't my fault...

Service Manual

Do I really have to follow this break-in period?

Do I have to do this 500 mile service?

What is the correct way to apply choke at startup?

What can I do if I flood it?

Why does my bike take so long to reach normal running temperature?

What kind of fuel should I use?

How do I check my oil?

How does the "reserve tank" work?

A beginner's guide to maintenance tools

Speed @ rpm calculator

I want adjustable clutch & brake levers

How should I go about preparing my bike for winter storage?

Winter storage: A photo essay

Icon_mini_members.gif I Need Recommendations For Tools/Parts.

"Loud pipes save lives" - is that true?


Miscellaneous/Humor

Ninja 250 Rider's bookshelf

Boxers or briefs? Summer under-gear wear

Why bikes die: A humorous look at ownership

Corona Tank Top:Safer Than Leather

To wave or not to wave?

I'm ready to hit the twisties. Where are some good motorcycle roads?